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WEST HEMPSTEAD/GARDEN CITY SOUTH
Ambrosino to host town hall meeting Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino will host a town hall meeting to give West Hempstead and Garden City South residents an opportunity to meet with town officials and address problems or concerns in their communities.
The meeting will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the West Hempstead Middle School, 450...Read more »
The Glen Cove City Council has lengthened the time nonunion employees need to work in government in order to receive retirement health insurance coverage — to 10 years from five.
Under the rules approved Tuesday night, those employees will also need to work full time for a minimum of five years in Glen Cove. The new rules affect employees hired after Jan. 1, 2015.
The council also voted...Read more »
A North Massapequa family had their hearts broken this Valentine’s Day when their dog, Cody, ran away. But after 13 days without their 8-year-old labradoodle, the Donovans were reunited Thursday with their furry companion.
“It was horrible, like losing a child,” Kerry Donovan, 52, told Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto as he picked up the dog from the town’s animal shelter in Syosset.
Donovan’s...Read more »
As we wrap up today's LI Now live post for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, be sure to read up on tonight's forecast and what wintry weather to expect over the weekend.
Tonight, temperatures could reach as low as 12 degrees, with a wind chill of minus 2 degrees. Record-breaking cold may be coming through with potentially "significant snowfall" Sunday night into Monday night, forecasters...Read more »
Bill to cut assistant attorney job fails
A Republican resolution to ax $97,000-a-year assistant county attorney Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld was killed in the Suffolk legislative committee Tuesday after a debate in which the name of the former Brookhaven Democratic town board member was never raised.
The measure, sponsored by legislative minority leader John Kennedy (R-Nesconset),...Read more »
The Kings Park Heritage Museum will host its annual Ranny Reeve Jazz Festival on Friday, Feb. 28, in celebration of Black History Month.
Reeve is a nearly 88-year-old improv legend, music teacher and Coram resident.
“He’s been a great community member. Because of him, Kings Park community members have gone on to have successful jazz careers,” said museum volunteer Lois Valpis.
Reeve...Read more »
The team at Google has dedicated the “Doodle” on its homepage Thursday to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, who was born 112 years ago today.
Many people know Steinbeck for his novels, including “Of Mice and Men,” “East of Eden,” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” The latter earned him his Pulitzer in 1940. But you may not know that Steinbeck, a California native, also called...Read more »
Wearing scrubs and a stethoscope, Ana Figueroa, 18, of Hampton Bays, attended to her first patient of the day Wednesday -- a fluffy 6-year-old Samoyed named Breezy.
While her classmate, Rachel Gorga, 16, of Manorville, held the dog’s leash and looked at the stopwatch on her iPhone, Figueroa listened to the dog’s breathing.
Measuring a canine’s respiratory rate, pulse, temperature and...Read more »
Three Smithtown government appointees are expected to be reappointed at Thursday's town board meeting after being out of office for failing to file a written oath of office.
The posts held by town engineer Mark Riley and Conservation Advisory Board members A. Lawrence Liquori and Paul Hedger were declared vacant by the town clerk earlier this month because they didn’t sign the oaths within...Read more »
Amityville trustees on Monday night approved spending as much as $20,000 for emergency road repairs that are to start immediately. “I think we have a crisis here, by no fault of our public works department,” said Trustee Nick LaLota. He estimated there are now 200 potholes on village roads caused by the harsh winter. Workers from Rosemar Construction Corp., an East Moriches-based paving...Read more »