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In honor of the winter games, children at the Maritime Explorium are using everyday craft supplies to create their own Olympic event.
The children’s museum created two engineering challenges geared towards young designers between 2-and-12 years of age.
In the skiing challenge, children are asked to build their custom skier out of Popsicle sticks or clothes pins, before loading them on...Read more »
Long Beach has purchased a new bandwagon with money donated from actor and city native Billy Crystal.
The bandwagon, a vehicle that can be used for performances during events, will cost $137,176.
The city council Tuesday night unanimously voted to purchase the vehicle from Century Industries of Sellersburg, Ind. The company was the lowest bidder on the project, according to city records.
The...Read more »
Tenants of a rent-stabilized Great Neck apartment complex and their supporters filled the village board of trustees meeting Tuesday night, asking for help to avoid eviction from a redevelopment project.
The Great Neck planning board meeting Thursday will consider plans by Kings Point Gate Associates to raze the structure and build 62 market-rate condominiums in its place.
Residents...Read more »
The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a meeting in Lawrence Monday to discuss concerns about low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.
The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in Lawrence Village Hall, 196 Central Ave.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in November directed the Port Authority to study aircraft noise...Read more »
Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to Newsday's LI Now Live post for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
As we wrap up our live post for the day, be sure to take a look at our top stories and the local meetings happening in the near future.
Don't worry, we'll be back early Thursday morning to give you the latest breaking news and updates on traffic, weather and transit delays.
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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset this year marks a decade of providing scholarships to high school students who want to pursue music education.
The congregation’s Edward Miller Memorial Scholarship program has provided 13 high school students with scholarships since it was founded in 2004. It was named in memory of Miller, the congregation's music...Read more »
Former Republican state lawmaker Dean Murray said Tuesday that he wants a rematch against Democratic freshman Assemb. Edward Hennessey, who won a major upset two years ago for the 3rd District seat.
Murray, 49, of East Patchogue, formally announced his candidacy in a midday interview on Long Island News Radio with John Gomez and scheduled a $100-a-head fundraiser later at the Mediterranean...Read more »
Last year, chili enthusiasts walked table to table, tasting a wide range of entries.
Next Tuesday, their taste buds get another shot, when 20 local teams compete in the third annual Most Delicious Chili Cook-Off at 7 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School.
Susan Stewart, committee chair of the cook-off, said the proceeds benefit the Parent-Teacher Association’s college...Read more »
Meeting to focus on contaminated site
State officials are to hold a rescheduled public meeting Thursday at Glen Cove City Hall about plans to clean up the Powers Chemco Superfund site near the waterfront.
Last week the state Department of Environmental Conservation canceled the meeting due to snow and extended the public comment period by one week to Feb. 24. The meeting...Read more »
The North and Central Merrick Civic Association plans to host a meeting about the Town of Hempstead’s snowplowing practices and the increasing number of potholes that create potentially dangerous obstacle courses for motorists and pedestrians.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the North Merrick Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd. Town Councilman Gary Hudes and highway department representatives...Read more »