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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s 3rd Annual “Cruise to the Show” Parade and Car Show will be held on Sunday.
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, head south on Stewart Avenue to Hempstead Turnpike and continue to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. More than 1,000 vehicles of all makes, models and years will follow the parade route, and spectators are...Read more »
Parents in the Town of North Hempstead can arrange to have taken photographs, hair samples and fingerprints of their children as part of a new initiative being spearheaded by the town clerk’s office. The samples will be placed on a card that will serve as a source of information in case of an emergency.
The card was unveiled Wednesday during Kids Safety Day, an event held across the street...Read more »
East Hampton’s town board has voted to buy a 5.9-acre parcel of undeveloped land in Springs for $3 million, and two much smaller undeveloped lots in Montauk.
The purchase will come from the town’s real estate transfer tax fund, and will not increase the general tax rate. The board voted 4-0 Thursday night to approve the purchases.
The parcel at 41 Three Mile Harbor Rd., owned by the...Read more »
When NASCAR picked Riverhead Town as one of five places across the country to get a gift of trees under its Green Clean Air program for municipalities with racetracks, no one specified where any of the 71 trees would be located.
Now, Riverhead has planted the first half-dozen. And, they won’t be beautifying parks or bringing shade to some of the rural streets.
They’re going to the dogs.
The...Read more »
The sun had barely crawled above the horizon Sunday morning when runners began to arrive at Jones Beach State Park for the 27th Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay.
Runners participating in the annual 50-mile race, organized by the Greater Long Island Running Club, crossed 15 Long Island towns, including Seaford, Massapequa, Farmingdale and Old Bethpage. The runners made their way north to the Sound,...Read more »
Blue skies, warm weather and the bright sun reflecting off Greenport Harbor brought a picturesque close to summer in Greenport as Long Islanders bid farewell to the season with the 23rd annual Maritime Festival.
The smell of seafood filled the air Saturday as vendors sold lobster sandwiches and oysters during the festival that celebrates its history and maritime tradition. Hundreds attended...Read more »
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will meet with residents in Valley Stream Monday to discuss changes to local flood maps.
The meeting will follow up on a law that passed Congress in June that requires FEMA to adopt new flood maps for Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Oceanside and other nearby Nassau County communities.
The measure corrects flood map changes in 2009 that added 25,000 property...Read more »
About a dozen stark white sails glided across the Oyster Bay water. Coming inches from each other at every turn, they sped toward the finish line of the second annual Benefit Regatta on Friday hosted by the Waterfront Center.
“It’s about having a good time and supporting a good organization that serves over 20,000 people a year,” said David Waldo, the executive director at the Waterfront Center,...Read more »
The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a community meeting on Monday to discuss concerns about low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy Airport.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead Village. Representatives from the Federal Aviation...Read more »
In the late 1800s, Alexander Gardiner produced enough pickles on his Greenlawn farm to supply all of Long Island and New York City.
He became known as “The Pickle Pioneer.”
And more than two centuries later, thousands of pickle enthusiasts descended on his farm Saturday for the 33rd annual Pickle Festival.
“Greenlawn is the pickle capital of the world,” said Bill Perks, member...Read more »