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Artists have flocked to or settled down in Bellport Village for its picturesque views and laid back culture since as early as the late 1890s. Frederick Kost, Walter Granville-Smith and William Glackens were just a few of the most famous artists drawn to the seaside community.
“The light reflecting off the bay was just so wonderful that it was one of the many reasons famous artists were drawn...Read more »
Long Beach City school district students and staff members raised $1,300 to help tornado-ravaged elementary schools in Moore, Okla.
Students and staff at West and Lindell elementary schools held the donation drive on May 30, school officials said. Participants donated at least $2 and wore their favorite sports team shirts as part of the “Good Sports” drive, officials said.
Moore was...Read more »
Ten volunteers from Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, a nonprofit therapeutic riding program, spent Wednesday morning kneeling in the dirt, picking and washing lettuce and cabbage at a new 1,400-square-foot community garden at Franklin Arthur Farms in Smithtown.
It’s a scene Kieran Lannon, executive director of the Smithtown Historical Society, which owns the farm and manages the garden, hopes to see...Read more »
Nassau Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) will host a meeting on community policing and quality-of-life issues today at 7:30 p.m. in the Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave. in Wantagh.
Guests include commanding officers from the Nassau County Police Department’s First and Seventh precincts. The police will discuss recent burglaries, staffing, crime, traffic enforcement, neighborhood issues,...Read more »
The court-appointed receiver of Lewis’ Dry Cleaners in Westbury announced Wednesday that the business will reopen Friday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. so that customers can pick up their clothes.
The cleaners, at 836 Carman Ave., was recently shut down after the landlord evicted the shop’s owner for nonpayment of his rent.
Receiver Chris J. Coschignano, of Uniondale, said several hundred...Read more »
You can no longer feed ducks or swans in Sag Harbor.
It’s not that village officials don’t like having them around. It’s more that the animals won’t go away.
“The ducks hang out behind the bulkheads. They don’t want to leave,” said village board member Robert Stein before the ban on feeding was adopted, 4-0, on Tuesday night.
Village code already banned feeding geese, and the board’s...Read more »
Once again, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter will get into leaky cardboard boats later this month and paddle into the middle of the Peconic River to compete for the coveted title of “King of the River.”
It’s the fourth time they will meet in the annual cardboard boat contest, which has scores of competitors in about a dozen categories, all...Read more »
To wrap up my third day in Bellport, I will say how friendly everyone has been and how good it felt to feel the sand between my toes at picturesque Ho-Hum Beach earlier.
All thanks to Bellport couple Bonny Clark and Mike Ferrigno for taking me out on their boat to check out the village beach and take pictures of homes overlooking the bay.
And what a beautiful day it was. I stopped in...Read more »
The magnitude of what Brian Staley was about to accomplish struck him as he pulled to the side of the road on 201st Street in St. Albans, Queens, on Wednesday. An African-American man who appeared to be down on his luck was collecting bottles, and Staley stopped to hand him his empty soda container.
“You look nice. Where are you going?” the man asked, noticing Staley’s police dress uniform.
“I’m...Read more »
A Suffolk County plan to lease part of Peconic Bay to private shellfish farmers should put another 300 acres under private control between 2015 and 2019, according to the county’s office of Economic Development and Planning.
That’s not a lot, considering there is the potential to lease almost 30,000 acres of productive underwater bay land, but it’s a reasonable space, according to Suffolk...Read more »