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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 »
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CHRISTIAN GROUP PROTESTS HOMECOMING GENDER ISSUE. A half dozen people from the Christian Leadership Coalition protested outside Central Islip High...Read more »
The Oyster Bay Town Board on Tuesday authorized Supervisor John Venditto to sign a $121,500 contract for dredging sand that has filled in around the Tappen Beach launching ramp.
The contract will be awarded to Amma Construction Corp. of Huntington Station, the lowest acceptable bidder.
The contract calls for removing 2,000 cubic yards of material, based on surveys of the Hempstead Harbor...Read more »
The village of Massapequa Park trustees on Monday night approved breaking the tax cap for the fiscal 2015 budget if needed.
The village does not expect to break the cap, but wants to have the authority to do so as it begins to work on its budget, village administrator Peggy Caltabiano said.
“We don’t anticipate going over it,” Caltabiano said of the state cap. The authorization is “there...Read more »
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Office of Minority Affairs today will host a Black History Month celebration of black professionals in health care.
The 6 p.m. event will be in the ceremonial chambers on the second floor of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave. in Mineola.
Among the honorees are Dr. Greta Rainsford,...Read more »
Patchogue’s public works crews are repairing potholes before they pose a public safety and health threat, village officials said.
Workers plan to fix the worst holes first, officials said at Monday’s village board meeting.
“While the crews will be on the streets every day that weather allows filling potholes … We are going to repair those that pose a serious threat to health and safety,...Read more »
The FX television series “The Americans” filmed part of an episode in Freeport last week, village officials said.
The series, a period drama about two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American couple, is usually filmed in New York City. But on Feb. 18, the series filmed for a few hours on Atlantic Avenue in Freeport, village officials said.
Freeport’s board of trustees issued the show’s...Read more »
Mineola trustees have approved a precautionary measure that will permit the village to exceed the state tax cap if it needs to.
The board of trustees voted unanimously at a public hearing last week to approve the measure, village clerk Joseph Scalero said.
The vote is often taken by municipalities before spring budget votes in case officials approve a budget that...Read more »