BloggersAisha Al-Muslim Jennifer Barrios Bill Bleyer Denise M. Bonilla Sophia Chang Tara Conry Carl Corry Erin Geismar Scott Eidler Mitch Freedman Mackenzie Issler Carl MacGowan Deborah S. Morris Ted Phillips Candice Ruud David Schwartz Nicholas Spangler Joshua Stewart Brittany Wait Patrick Whittle
The Town of Oyster Bay will host a model train show for superstorm Sandy relief Jan. 13 at the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center.
The event at 128 West Carl St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is being coordinated by Trainville Hobby Depot and will feature exhibitors and train clubs from across Nassau County. All funds raised will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Operating layouts...Read more »
A public comment period is open for a proposed cleanup plan at the Alert Fire Co.’s annex in Great Neck to remediate ground contamination left over from a former dry-cleaning operation.
The 7,100-square-foot property at 140 Steamboat Rd., which the department uses as a garage and storage space, had been contaminated with chemicals from a dry-cleaning company that operated there before 1988,...Read more »
Freeport has received $110,000 in state funding to help mitigate tidal flooding in the village, which suffered heavy stormwater damage during superstorm Sandy.
The money will help Freeport purchase check valves and install them in the southern end of the village. The valves “incorporate a new, innovative design that improves drainage by keeping debris from getting caught in the valve,” state...Read more »
As customers of a hip Valley Stream coffeehouse sipped hot beverages and nibbled on baked goods Sunday afternoon, a pile of snowflakes accumulated on a table near the back of the building.
The snowflakes were paper, however, not precipitation. Taking part in a larger international effort called “Snowflakes for Sandy,” about 50 parents and children used scissors to carve coffee filters into...Read more »
The Port Washington Fire Department will receive a grant of more than $500,000 to hire four new career firefighters.
The $507,200 grant is part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grants, as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Robert Kropacek, chairman of the board of directors of the volunteer...Read more »
Rick Spellman never had to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in 12 years as a lifeguard at Jones Beach’s Field 4.
But when a day of golf in early September at Eisenhower Park turned into a frantic race to save one woman’s life, Spellman was ready.
After noticing a woman lying unresponsive on the golf course, Spellman dropped his golf clubs, raced to her side and began performing...Read more »
Nadine Satterthwaite brought her 3-year-old son, Bryce, who wore a colorful Kente poncho made in Ghana, to a Kwanzaa celebration to learn more about their African-American culture.
“It was his first exposure to Kwanzaa and I’d like him to be more involved in his culture,” said Satterthwaite, of Freeport. “We have a surface understanding of what Kwanzaa is, but I really wanted to expose him...Read more »
Anne Grissler retreats from the rain on Saturday, sipping her usual cup of Christmas Blend coffee at the Starbucks in Island Park.
The coffee shop reopened last week after being closed since superstorm Sandy devastated the area, flooding homes and closing businesses.
"You knew how bad it was when the Starbucks in Long Beach and Island Park were both closed," said Grissler,...Read more »
Nicholas O’Leary dreams of one day becoming an astronaut.
So it wasn’t a surprise that the 8-year-old and his brother Matthew, 3, were among the hundreds of children on Friday to explore airplanes and spacecraft at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.
“When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut,” said Nicholas, of East Meadow. “I want to be just like Neil Armstrong. He was a...Read more »
The East Rockaway Post Office partially reopened for business on Friday.
Customers having a post office box at the East Rockaway office may now access their boxes to pick up mail. Due to phone and Internet interruptions, limited retail services will be available.
Retail hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Post office box access hours are...Read more »