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Kevon Thompson wasn’t the fastest at putting on a seat belt, but he says he'll never forget to buckle up after racing his classmates during a “Battle of the Belts” contest at his school.
Thompson was one of 40 students who formed groups of four to race to buckle their seat belts in each seat of a parked car in Deer Park High School’s parking lot Thursday.
“This competition shows that...Read more »
Alexandra Casazza, wearing a bandanna on her head and equipped with a hammer and nails, was ready to help her mother, Teresa, build the framework of a new home for a local family in need.
“I never handled a hammer in my life, but this is what my mom wanted to do on Mother’s Day weekend,” said Casazza, 17, of Sayville. “It’s her early Mother’s Day gift.”
The Casazzas were among the seven...Read more »
After seeing a news report about a boy his age who committed suicide after being bullied, ninth grader Luke Carlin wanted to bring his community together to stand up against bullying.
Carlin, a student at Kings Park High School, had been bullied up until he told his mother, Anne Carlin, last year. He then teamed up with his mom, secretary of the Kings Park Civic Association, who got area anti-drug...Read more »
The Huntington Town Board has voted unanimously to extend until December a moratorium on issuing permits regarding wind turbines.
The board voted in February to have a 128-day moratorium but since has decided it needs more time to figure out legislation that would regulate the alternative energy source.
“The departments are grappling with a lot and looking at a lot of options so they...Read more »
Check your Powerball ticket before rushing out to buy that Mother's Day card Sunday morning.
You might be able to give Mom that card, and the accompanying CVS to go with it.
The jackpot for Saturday night's Powerball drawing is up to $270 million after no one hit the winning numbers Wednesday.
The grand prize could wind up even higher, depending on sales.
According to the...Read more »
Help for homeowners and business owners applying for superstorm Sandy recovery aid will be available at locations across Long Island over the next week.
Representatives from New York State’s Department of Financial Services will visit these locations:
On Saturday, May 11, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Monday, May 13, Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst,...Read more »
North Haven Village’s mayor resigned this week for unspecified personal reasons, after serving five terms as mayor.
Laura Nolan’s announcement was made by village trustees at Tuesday’s board meeting, said trustee Jeff Sander. It was effective immediately.
Sander said Nolan had been having discussions for about a week with board members.
“She was contemplating the move,” he said,...Read more »
The Hempstead Town animal shelter will waive all pet adoption fees totaling more than $100 Saturday in celebration of Mother’s Day.
The event titled “Mother’s Day is Going to the Dogs (and Cats)!” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, on 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. All adopted animals will receive free rabies vaccinations, age-appropriate shots and microchipping, as well as...Read more »
A developer’s request to have Southampton Village’s boundary expanded to cover his entire development would cost the Town of Southampton about $28,000 a year in lost taxes, the developer’s attorney said during a joint hearing Thursday between the village and town boards.
It’s a dollar amount that David J. Gilmartin, attorney for the Bishops Pond condo development, called “infinitesimal” for...Read more »
Three budget-related resolutions sponsored by Huntington Town Board member Mark Mayoka were defeated at this week’s meeting.
Mayoka tried unsuccessfully to get them on last month’s agenda; board members said they needed more time to review his proposals. On Tuesday, the board voted down all three measures.
The first resolution would have required that board members have seven days to...Read more »