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Oyster Bay residents cleaning up their properties after Sandy can dispose of hazardous household waste materials at the town’s solid waste disposal complex in Old Bethpage between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Friday, town officials said.
The site, at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd., will accept solvents, drain and oven cleaners, small aerosol cans, batteries, paint, motor oil, outdoor grill propane...Read more »
Five years ago, Voula Los started teaching her students about Thanksgiving in a special way.
Instead of a typical lesson plan, the Covert Avenue Elementary School teacher decided a hands-on activity would be a better approach.
Now, every year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, her students re-enact the voyage the pilgrims made to America.
“It’s just a great way for them to learn,”...Read more »
A public hearing next month will consider a possible property tax reassessment in the village of Roslyn Estates.
The hearing had been scheduled for Monday’s board of trustees meeting, but Mayor Jeffrey Schwartzberg said he wanted to adjourn it until Dec. 10 to give residents affected by the recent storms time to focus on the issue.
Village taxes are based on a village assessment...Read more »
A member of Debra Herman’s fifth grade science class went missing during superstorm Sandy.
But apparently Slippy the Turtle wasn’t missing at all. The 12-year-old red-eared slider was rescued by a building contractor assessing the damage at Oceanside School No. 8 in the wake of the storm.
“Our school was damaged by the hurricane and we were relocated and temporarily housed at another...Read more »
While many Long Islanders dive into turkey and trimmings Thursday, a host of hunger organizations, relief agencies, churches, restaurants, civic groups and others will be offering free Thanksgiving dinners to the neediest in the region — including, this year, those victimized by superstorm Sandy.
Many organizations that traditionally serve free Thanksgiving dinner expect the need to swell...Read more »
Jewish and Muslim community leaders came together Tuesday to donate clothing, blankets and nonperishable food to help victims of superstorm Sandy in Hempstead.
A coalition of eight temples, mosques, schools and nonprofits from both communities joined with The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, a Manhattan-based nonprofit marking its fifth year pairing up temples and mosques throughout the...Read more »
Now taking up much of the vacant lot known as the super block in Long Beach is what some residents are calling “Mount Sandy.”
The mound of sand, spread between Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Road along Broadway, consists of beach sand that spilled into the city’s streets due to superstorm Sandy. It reaches almost as high as electricity poles along the street.
The sand will eventually...Read more »
Following the lead of municipal and town governments Islandwide, the Village of Westbury has announced it will waive some fees for homeowners beginning repair and restoration jobs in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
The village said that while its building department might ordinarily charge residents to start these projects, after the recent storm and a subsequent nor’easter, that practice...Read more »
The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores will kick off the holiday season with its annual Santa Run on Friday.
Santa will arrive in the Bellmores on a local fire department truck. Santa’s route includes:
Stop No. 1: CVS Shopping Center, North Jerusalem Road between Bellmore Avenue and East Meadow Avenue, at 9 a.m.
Stop No. 2: Stop & Shop Shopping Center, Newbridge Road and...Read more »
Do you know of any iconic structures or places in your community affected by superstorm Sandy? Local businesses forced to stop operating. Damaged memorials, parks or historic places. Tell us about it, why it's special and how it was damaged.
Your input could lead to future coverage.
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