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Car seat inspection kicks off June 5

A New York State trooper shows how to

(Credit: James Carbone)

Hempstead Town’s child car seat inspection program, which will visit communities around the town this summer, will begin June 5 in Uniondale.

The free program will allow the town’s “child passenger safety technicians” to “properly install child car safety seats and educate guardians on their proper installation,” town officials said in a statement.

The program will take place in Uniondale...

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Free CPR course coming to North Bellmore

A free CPR class is coming to the

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State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) will sponsor a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation course for residents Saturday in North Bellmore.

The one-hour course will be held at the North Bellmore Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., from 10 to 11 a.m. CPR experts from Bellmore-Merrick EMS will instruct residents on how to give emergency CPR.

Program participants will learn hands-only CPR...

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Baldwin adventurer Alisa Messeroff gets trip, is giving it away

Baldwin native Alisa Messeroff, 29, was recently selected

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Alisa Messeroff, the Baldwin native who was vying for one of Tourism Australia’s “Best Jobs in the World," was knocked out of the competition on May 15 -- one step short of the final -- but she still considers herself lucky.

“I tried my best,” Messeroff, 29, said. “I was bummed that I didn’t win, but you just have to take the loss with a grain of salt and move on to the next challenge...

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Decision on Middle Island project density pushed back

Brookhaven Town Hall

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The Brookhaven Town board did not discuss at last week’s meeting whether to allow a developer to increase density in a proposed project in Middle Island.

Instead, Councilwoman Connie Kepert said board members might vote on the change of zone application at the June 4 meeting.

“There will probably be a decision at the next board meeting. I predict the next meeting or the meeting after...

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128-mile walk from Brooklyn Bridge to Montauk benefits Smithtown nonprofit

The inlet to Lake Montauk. (July 24, 2011)

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Two recent St. John’s University graduates plan to walk from the Brooklyn Bridge to Montauk Point to raise money for a Smithtown nonprofit.

Nathan Holmes, of University Park, Md., and John Kenny, of Union Beach, N.J., plan to start the 128-mile journey today. They expect to complete the eight-day trip on June 4 in Montauk.

Money raised will be donated to the Developmental Disabilities...

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Islip residents pass on lessons of appreciation at Memorial Day tribute

A young boy holds a rose during a

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As Tom Gilbride marches down Main Street in Islip each year for his town’s Memorial Day parade, he recalls his fallen comrades.

“The faces go by,” said Gilbride, 62, who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1973. “There’s guys that I went to boot camp with who, because of orders … made it to Vietnam and some didn’t return.”

Hundreds of families took part in this year’s...

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State Assembly declares May 20 'Trans-Atlantic Flight Day' in honor of Charles Lindbergh

Adam Sackowitz, 20, of Westbury is shown at

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A legislative resolution declaring May 20 “Trans-Atlantic Flight Day” in honor of Charles Lindbergh has passed the State Assembly.

Assemb. Edward Ra (R-Franklin Square) submitted a resolution, which does not require a companion in the Senate, calling for the designation. Lindbergh flew to Paris from Roosevelt Field on May 20, 1927, the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.

Ra’s resolution...

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Hempstead school trustees OK terms of superintendent Susan Johnson's contract

Superintendent Susan Johnson addresses the school board during

(Credit: Paul J. Bereswill)

Hempstead school district trustees last week unanimously approved a finalized contract of nearly four years with superintendent Susan Johnson, after two months of negotiations.

After an executive session during Thursday night’s meeting, the school board, in a 5-0 vote, approved Johnson’s contract, retroactive to November and extending through June 30, 2016. Officials declined to disclose the...

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Montauk man envisions community as 'No. 1 patriotic town' in America

Montauk residents Patricia Pacis, Virginia Barry, Evelyn Walles

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John L. Behan, 68, was born on Nov. 11 -- Veteran’s Day -- which is fitting of his lifelong commitment to service.

He was fresh out of high school when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to fight in the Vietnam War. At 21, he lost both his legs when a land mine exploded on the battlefield where he was fighting.

Behan did not let his injury affect his life post-service – he went on...

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Hundreds transform Riverhead's Main Street during annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

Volunteer firefighter Elijah Tyre, 22, of Riverhead, draws

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With her fingers covered in colorful chalk, Rita Nigro, 8, let her imagination run wild Sunday on the pavement of East Main Street in Riverhead.

“That’s a wombat,” she said, pointing to an orange cat holding a bat that she had drawn on the street. “It’s going, ‘Hey batter, batter, batter’ … It doesn’t seem to know it’s the batter!”

A rainbow, a fish and a T-Rex were also included in...

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