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Home repair permit fee waiver extended

One of the Town of Hempstead bay houses

(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Hempstead Town is extending until Sept. 1 a program that waives home reconstruction and repair permit fees to help ease rebuilding efforts for homeowners still dealing with superstorm Sandy’s aftermath.

Hempstead Town officials established the temporary program in the wake of the storm for six months, but have since extended the deadline twice. The program allows for all Hempstead Town Building...

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Long Beach voters approve $3M budget for library

The City of Long Beach Public Library.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Voters passed the Long Beach library district’s nearly $3.4 million budget and re-elected trustee Alan Greenberg in Tuesday night’s election.

The budget did not include money to restock the West End library, which had generated protest from some residents of the West End neighborhood who said they would vote against the budget. The library was destroyed by superstorm Sandy.

The library...

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N. Hempstead supervisors from 1784-2013

Retired Town Supervisor May Newburger speaks after a

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The Town of North Hempstead, previously part of Hempstead, was formed in 1784 after a rift between the Patriots in northern section who were sympathetic to Revolutionary War cause and the Tories of southern Hempstead.

The town has since been led by 35 supervisors. The current supervisor, Jon Kaiman, of Great Neck, announced yesterday that he won’t seek re-election after 10 years in the post.

Adrian...

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Huntington High School chorus, seniors celebrate Memorial Day early

Paul Kelly, 69, of Huntington, who served in

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Members of Huntington High School’s chorus walked into the Town of Huntington Senior Citizens Center Thursday and handed military veterans and seniors replica poppy flowers.

Days before Memorial Day, the center held an early tribute event at Nathan Hale VFW Post 1469, presenting the colors and words from a local military veteran from the post, followed by patriotic songs sung by the high school’s...

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Road closures for 3 Memorial Day parades

Children --- and wagons -- decked out in

(Credit: Ed Betz)

The Suffolk County County Police Department Sixth Precinct is advising motorists of street closures for three Memorial Day parades this weekend.

Centereach Memorial Day Parade, Sunday, May 26 Route 25 from Rustic Road to Nicolls Road and Horseblock Road  in Centereach from Route 25, south to Blydenburgh Road, will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. The ramp from southbound Nicolls Road...

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Crossroads Farm in Malverne open for holiday

Benjamin Turner feeds a goat in the petting

(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

The Crossroads Farm at the historic Grossmann’s Farm in Malverne Village will be opened this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day.

Locally grown fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, gourmet food items and baked goods will be available at the century-old farm on Hempstead Avenue. The 5.2-acre vegetable farm will be open today from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from...

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Boating safety bill spurred by Oyster Bay deaths passes in Assembly

A 1984 Silverton Convertible 34 cabin cruiser, similar

(Credit: powerboatlistings.com)

The first boating safety bill spurred by the fatal accident in which three children drowned last July Fourth in Oyster Bay has passed one house of the state Legislature.

A bill requiring all operators of motorized craft to take a boating safety course passed the Assembly on Wednesday. It was sponsored by Assemb. Sandy Galef, a Democrat from Westchester. The same bill is being sponsored in...

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Southold Town rethinks leash regulations for dogs

A sign posted by Southold Town Creek alerting

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Dogs would have to be leashed on Southold Town beaches during the middle of the day during the town’s busiest months, under a proposal discussed Thursday by Southold officials.

Dogs would be able to go off-leash on non-swimming beaches in the early mornings and evenings during the summer under the town’s proposal that will be heard at a future meeting.

Current town code bans all dogs...

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Levittown’s Audrey Zhang, 10, wins $5G in Doodle 4 Google contest

Audrey Zhang, 10, a fourth-grader at Michael F.

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Levittown’s Audrey Zhang was one of 50 state finalists in the sixth annual Doodle 4 Google competition.

Although another student’s original doodle ended up covering the Google homepage on Thursday, Audrey, 10, won $5,000 as one of four national finalists. She was among those recognized at an awards ceremony in Manhattan on Wednesday.

The winner, Sabrina Brady of Sparta, Wis., received...

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12 LI officials who stole public funds

Pamela Gluckin, a former assistant superintendent for business

(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Andrea Brosnan, the former treasurer for Old Field, was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $50,000 in village funds for personal purchases and divorce lawyer fees. If true, it would hardly be the first time a Long Island official who wielded control of public funds would take advantage of his or her position.

Here are 12 people who in the past decade were convicted of cheating taxpayers.

MICHAEL...

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