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Several planning committees that are part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program are hosting public meetings about their recommendations for rebuilding after superstorm Sandy.
Residents from Lido Beach and Point Lookout are encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Bishop Molloy Recreation Center, 15 Parkside Ave. in Point Lookout.
Residents from...Read more »
An Island Park solar energy company is holding a competition for Long Island and New York City high school students, with the winners traveling to the Palace of Versailles in Paris.
Participants will compete for a spot at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, an international solar energy competition that takes place at Versailles in June and July. EmPower Solar of Island Park is collecting entries...Read more »
Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below, you'll find a rundown of stories that Newsday has been following throughout the day.
You'll also find the poll of the day, traffic, transit and weather alerts, and updates from our staff via social media. (Mobile users can access this additional content using the link below.)
POLL: RATE LI SNOW REMOVAL
About a year ago, Brookhaven...Read more »
When Dell Cullum made plans for a beach cleanup in East Hampton earlier this month, he started out with about a dozen volunteers. The event ended up getting canceled because there was too much snow on the beach.
So, he tried again. And he got about two dozen volunteers. And, again, the event was canceled because of last week’s snowstorm.
Now, he has 50 volunteers for the cleanup, which...Read more »
A Nassau lawmaker is seeking to give military veterans the same discounts as senior citizens for use of the county’s parks and recreation facilities.
Legis. Ellen Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) has proposed an ordinance change that would allow veterans to pay a one-time $25 fee for Nassau’s “Leisure Pass” — as seniors do — rather than pay every three years, as most residents must.
“Veterans...Read more »
Two teams of small chefs baked treats on Sunday for families who had taken up residence at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
Sporting aprons and chef hats, Faith Gelford joined six other children to bake strawberry-white-chocolate and blueberry-orange mini muffins with Paula Gottlieb Herman, owner of LilChefs.com. Later, a second group of older kids whipped up chewy cherry bars and...Read more »
Northport was among 11 villages on Long Island that scored zero in the state comptroller’s evaluation of village financial statements statewide, an indication that they were in good financial shape.
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office used a “fiscal stress monitoring system” to evaluate 535 villages that had fiscal years ending on May 31, 2013 — all but a handful of the state’s villages.
Statewide,...Read more »
With four cameras rolling, fifth-grader Amanda Kleva and sixth-grader Jessica Le took turns adding ingredients to a pot Wednesday while filming a cooking show for Telecare TV in Uniondale.
The students from Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip were thinking outside the box as they whipped up a macaroni and cheese that was anything but instant.
The recipe called for two types of pasta,...Read more »
A long series of public hearings in Southampton on plans to redevelop the historic Canoe Place Inn property in Hampton Bays ended Tuesday, with the town board saying that after five public hearings going back to September, it was time to let developers respond to the nearly 50 issues residents raised.
The board unanimously voted to close its public hearing on a proposal by R Squared Real Estate...Read more »
Adelphi forum set on breast cancer
Adelphi University is scheduled to host a forum about lymphedema and breast cancer on April 3.
Dr. Sabaa Mundia and Vanesa Cardarelli are to present information at the event. Mundia is a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in lymphedema and breast cancer therapy. Cardarelli is a breast cancer survivor and volunteer at the Adelphi...Read more »