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Hurricane preparedness seminar in Freeport

The Freeport Memorial Library is at 144 W.

(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) will present a hurricane and emergency preparedness seminar Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Freeport library, at 144 W. Merrick Rd. in Freeport.

Denenberg, Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy and representatives from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management will discuss emergency procedures and what steps residents can take to protect...

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Nassau, Suffolk cops push limits in tug-of-war showdown

Deputy sheriffs from Suffolk County compete in the

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein )

Toes dug into the sand, sun was in the sky and drops of sweat dripped down faces as two sides faced off. A friendly volleyball match at the beach, right?

Wrong.

Friday afternoon was serious for law enforcement officers of Nassau and Suffolk counties who took to the sandbox arena at Jones Beach for the sixth annual Long Island Police Tug-Of-War Championship, sponsored by radio station...

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Hempstead Town works to clear Point Lookout beach of seaweed

Seaweed washes ashore at Point Lookout beach. (July

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Seaweed is invading Point Lookout beach, and residents are urging the Town of Hempstead to clean it up.

According to a News 12 Long Island report, beachgoers say the seaweed is smelly, bug-infested and potentially dangerous to walk on because it could be hiding debris.

Mike Deery, a spokesperson for the town, told Newsday on Saturday the seaweed problem may be from warm weather, moon...

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Free senior ID program comes to North Bellmore

The North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd.,

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) will partner with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano in sponsoring a free senior ID card program event in North Bellmore.

The senior ID program will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Bellmore Library, on 1551 Newbridge Rd.

All county residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID...

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Senior softball league inducts 5 into hall of fame

The Long Island Senior Softball Association inducted Pete

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

The Long Island Senior Softball Association inducted five players into a new Hall of Fame for its oldest age group on Wednesday.

The Division 5 league, sponsored by Bristal Assisted Living, consists of about 100 members who are 68 or older. The inductees, honored for their work on and off the field, range in age from 72-86.

Inductee Bill Capparelli, 74, of North Massapequa, is a retired...

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Rep. Bishop to do vows for same-sex couple

Rep. Tim Bishop will marry a same-sex couple

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Here is a roundup of community news from across Long Island:

SOUTHAMPTON TOWN Bishop to do vows for same-sex couple Rep. Tim Bishop will marry a same-sex couple next month after the Southampton Town board designated him as a marriage officer for a day.

Bishop (D-Southampton) will marry two women in a private ceremony, said his spokesman, Oliver Longwell.

“He’s not making a political...

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Islip helps fund downtown Ronkonkoma revamp

A sign welcome visitors to Lake Ronkonkoma. (Dec.

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The heart of downtown Ronkonkoma is getting some cosmetic surgery.

The intersection of Ocean and Johnson avenues will receive a $100,000 upgrade via a project that will add trees, landscaping and signage to show visitors they’re in the Islip side of Ronkonkoma, said Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt.

“This is an intersection that needs some improvement,” she said. “The...

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LI math wiz, 12, 'rocks' national video game contest

Nicholas Cameron, 12, of Sayville, was selected on

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An animated red fish asks a mathematical question and waits to be “fed” by one of the nearby rocks, one of which contains the correct answer. After feeding it the right answer, 10 points is awarded.

This was part of “Math Rocks,” a video game that 12-year-old Nicholas Cameron created using game development platform Kodu. A player has to solve a range of math problems in order to advance levels...

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Huntington to introduce muni-meter parking system

The Town of Huntington will be getting a

(Credit: Rory Glaeseman)

The Town of Huntington will be getting a new muni-meter parking system later this year to replace some of its older coin-operated meters.

The town board voted for the change at its meeting on July 9.

The contract calls for a multispace parking pay station system that accepts credit cards and cash. The estimated cost is $280,000 for 28 muni-meter units. Each unit will account for eight...

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Roosevelt event to focus on youth empowerment

STW Advocacy for at Risk Youth, Inc. will present a free event Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Youth Center (55 Mansfield Ave.) titled “I’ve Got a Song, I’ve Got Something to Say.”

The event will feature singer Rajean Perry, speaker Anthony J. Murray and others.

STW Advocacy For At Risk Youth, Inc., which runs a Pull Up Your Pants campaign, is partnering with the Rev. Arthur L....

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