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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.
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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 »
Amityville trustees will consider a bill to limit their own terms but have backed away from one that would have limited the term of the village justice.
Judge Debra Urbano-DiSalvo, the village justice, had threatened to sue over that measure, which she said would have unconstitutionally infringed on her office.
“We have had threats of a lawsuit,” Mayor James Wandell said at Monday night’s...Read more »
When not teaching music to students at Munsey Park Elementary School in Manhasset, Patrick Dillon loves testing his own knowledge. Dillon said his passion for trivia was nurtured inside his childhood home in Huntington, where, as a first grader, he started watching “Jeopardy!” with his father.
“We were always trying to beat each other,” said Dillon, 31. “It took me a few years, but I finally...Read more »
Elected officials, state agencies and conservation groups gathered yesterday at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a state fund dedicated to environmental protection.
Since 1993, the NYS Environmental Protection Fund has provided more than $1 billion to support critical programs that protect clean water, public health, and industries such as agriculture...Read more »
SMITHTOWN Smithtown residents can learn how to help improve their homes’ energy efficiency this week during library presentations of the Long Island Green Homes program.
Representatives from the town’s Planning Department are expected to outline the program, with participating contractors present to answer questions tonight at the Kings Park Branch library at 7 p.m.
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The weather — with its blue skies, sunshine and warm breeze — turned out beautiful for my first day in Riverhead. It seemed Mother Nature knew I was coming.
On my second day in Riverhead, I’m meeting with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce to discuss the business culture and I plan on also stopping in at family-owned Star Confectionery, an old-fashioned eatery that dates back to the early 1920s.
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