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Free outdoor symphony concert in Valley Stream

The Village Green Park in Valley Stream. (Oct.

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Valley Stream Mayor Ed Fare has announced that the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert Wednesday on the Village Green.

The event will be  at 8 p.m. at the band shell on Verona Place, north of the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road train station. Attendees are asked to bring their own seating.

The program will include selections from Broadway musicals, television...

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Riverhead seeks bids for surveillance system in downtown parking area

Riverhead Town Hall on May 23, 2013.

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The Riverhead Town board is seeking bids for a closed-circuit television system that would record activities at six different spots in its downtown municipal parking district -- from the lot next to Griffing Hardware on West Main Street to the lot near the Reginald Tuthill Funeral Home on East Main Street.

The town board approved issuing a bid document that calls for a flexible “user friendly”...

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Flower Hill Village trustee Scott H. Siller gets nod for Nassau district court judge

Scott H. Siller, a 52-year-old attorney and Flower

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Scott H. Siller was more than happy to cut short his European vacation.

Siller, his wife and two sons were in France when the 52-year-old attorney received some welcome news from back home: He had been chosen by the North Hempstead Democratic Committee to run for Nassau district court judge.

Siller rushed back to Long Island and signed the papers on Friday to become the official candidate...

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At 70, Long Beach native with ALS Kenny Kimmelman still smiling

Kenny Kimmelman, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also

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From his tireless smile throughout his 70th birthday celebration, you would never know Long Beach native Kenny Kimmelman has a progressive, debilitating disease.

As each of his family members and longtime friends arrived at his Lido Beach home to celebrate on Saturday evening, he would light up -- his smile stretching wide across his face as they greeted him.

Seven years ago, Kimmelman...

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Community meetings on trains, jet noises today in Nassau County

Aircraft land and take off at Kennedy Airport.

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LIRR forum to answer commuter questions Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) is hosting a forum Monday night with Long Island Rail Road representatives regarding the Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Seaford and Wantagh train stations.

Representatives from the LIRR are expected to discuss the stations, LIRR service and the LIRR’s responses to past requests and to answer questions from commuters. The...

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Sound Beach yard sales encourage community spirit

Sound Beach residents participated in a community yard

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

With a map in hand, Jodi Rando, 64, and her daughter, Sandy Small, 41, set off for Sound Beach for their version of a garage sale scavenger hunt. For two hours, the duo visited as many sales as they could, picking up an odd assortment of treasures; Speedo goggles, a phone and a pair of doggy nail clippers were among their prized purchases.

“You know what they say, one person’s garbage is our...

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Century-old shellfish business thrives in Bayville

Jeremiah Relyea, 32, has worked at Frank M.

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On a sweltering July morning, the Frank M. Flowers & Sons shellfish hatchery in Bayville is buzzing with activity. Riding atop a scow on Mill Neck Creek, a pair of workers haul eight 4-foot-high wooden stacks to a nearby dock. Then, one by one, the stacks, which each contain trays of clams, are lifted onto the deck above using a motorized hoist system.

The sound of running water is a constant...

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Island Long Riders brave the heat for horseback shooting competition

Jim Passarella Jr., riding Logan, aims his rifle

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Not even the heat can stop the cowboys and cowgirls of Island Long Riders.

Though the heat index reached 97 degrees Saturday, the riders still turned up at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration in full cowboy gear to show off their skills in a horse mounted shooting competition.

“We knew we had a lot of people coming out . . . so we didn’t want to cancel the event,” said club president...

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Amityville beach vendors say location doesn't bring enough business

The snack bar at the Amityville Village municipal

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When Amityville Village trustees learned this spring that the Sandy-damaged snack bar at the municipal beach wouldn’t open for summer, they decided to bring in Nathan’s Famous and Kona Ice trucks instead.

The beachgoers wouldn’t starve, and the vendors would pay the village $250 a month apiece for the right to feed them $3.50 hot dogs and $2.50 snow cones.

But Nathan’s no longer comes...

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Nassau Independence Party bypasses incumbent for North Hempstead clerk endorsement

Leslie Gross, a Democrat, is the Town of

(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

The Nassau County Independence Party has endorsed Democrat Wayne Wink, a Nassau County legislator, for North Hempstead Town Clerk.

The party selected Wink over six-year incumbent Leslie Gross, a Democrat who recently switched to the GOP line. Rick Bellando, Independence Party chairman, had earlier announced endorsements for other North Hempstead candidates, except for the clerk position. Last...

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