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Hanukkah will be celebrated earlier this year in the Jewish calendar, and in Westbury it appears so will Passover.
The cover of a village holiday newsletter wished residents a “Happy Passover,” rather than the more timely “Happy Hanukkah.”
Hanukkah begins at sundown Wednesday. Passover is not until April.
In an email sent to residents Wednesday, Mayor Peter Cavallaro apologized...Read more »
The 2-year-old giant pacific octopus Lincoln clung to the side of a cave, its tentacles suctioned to the walls of his tank at Riverhead’s Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center.
“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan admired the beauty of the octopus’ tank built in a column. In early October, the comedian returned to the family-owned aquarium with Animal Planet’s “Tanked” to find inspiration on building...Read more »
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer will join recently returned armed forces veterans and professional chefs at a Spam cook-off this afternoon at Tanger Outlets in Deer Park.
One hundred-million pounds of the canned meat were shipped abroad to feed Allied troops in World War II, when it was adored by some and choked down by others, and it is...Read more »
Before Billy Joel was playing to sold-out crowds at Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden, the Long Island-raised musician rocked the annual fall mixer at his alma mater, Hicksville High School.
In this “Throwback Thursday” photo obtained from the Hicksville Public Library, Joel can be seen playing with his band at the time, The Commandos,” at the 1966 “SJS mixer” at the high school. The...Read more »
Dominican Village, the not-for-profit assisted living community in Amityville, will refinance an $18 million bond issue from the late 1990s in a move to lower operating costs.
The refinance will be done through a local development corporation whose board members, taken from the Babylon Town Industrial Development Agency, were appointed at Monday’s Town Board meeting.
The move does not...Read more »
The Long Island Maritime Museum is expanding its volunteer program with a local nonprofit that works with people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injuries.
Participants from the Old Bethpage-based Family Residences and Essential Enterprises program will volunteer at the museum in West Sayville twice a week as part of the museum’s “Collections Care Crew.”
The...Read more »
As I sift through historic photos and dig up Riverhead’s past this morning, be sure to keep up with my antics on Instagram throughout the day and into the rest of the week.
My much-anticipated meeting with Riverhead’s historian Georgette Case is first, and I’ll bring back lots of photos and unique stories from the town’s past to share with you.
For all you history junkies out there,...Read more »
The Town of Huntington plans to hold an early morning public hearing next month to consider adopting a law to provide assessment and tax relief to property owners impacted by superstorm Sandy.
Because the town’s assessment for taxes for 2012 were done before Sandy, many homeowners were forced to live in homes that were damaged or uninhabitable. Even though the homes were unusable, property...Read more »
Commuters who rearranged their schedule Wednesday morning around a planned film shoot at Eisenhower Park did so for naught. The shoot, which was supposed to close Park Boulevard between Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., has been canceled. The road was open at 10 a.m., despite the fact that electronic signs at both park entrances were still noting closures as of noon.
A...Read more »
HEMPSTEAD Town to hold property tax seminar today Hempstead Town tax receiver Donald X. Clavin Jr. will hold a property tax seminar and workshop today at the Freeport Memorial Library.
Clavin will answer residents’ questions at the event, and provide information about who qualifies for property tax exemptions, organizers said. Information about the STAR exemption and when and how to grieve...Read more »