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Riverhead is preparing to join other Long Island towns such as Southampton, Huntington and Brookhaven in severely restricting or banning new floating homes.
The town board held a public hearing Tuesday on a local law that would ban new houseboats, house barges and floating cabanas, and require existing ones — officials say there are only about a dozen now in town waters and marinas — to get...Read more »
Small and large butterflies float down a path leading to an open field at sunset in a painting meant to instill hope in the survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
On the mural local students created, 20 small butterflies represent the children lost, and six larger butterflies represent the adults.
Art students from Shoreham-Wading River High School spent four months...Read more »
The Riverhead Town Board last week named a roadway along the Peconic River for Heidi Behr, a popular Riverhead ambulance corps volunteer who was killed in 2005 while riding in an ambulance with a patient.
The roadway, which had no name, is not actually a street and is not part of the town road system, but provides a way for people to drive behind the stores on East Main Street between Peconic...Read more »
North Bellmore school district superintendent Arnold Goldstein will be a guest speaker at the North Bellmore Civic Association meeting Monday night to talk about the district’s proposed $50.5 million budget for 2013-14 and the upcoming elections.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd. The meeting room has a capacity of 150 people.
Assistant...Read more »
As an only child growing up in Levittown, Kevin Dexter said he often had to “create my own fun, in a sense.”
To that end, shooting hoops outside his house became an episode of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” with Dexter describing the highlights in his head.
“It all started when I was about 5 years old,” Dexter said of calling the action. “I would put the TV on mute and read the lineup for the...Read more »
When Selina Sears steps out of her house, she usually hides behind a headwrap and big sunglasses. Since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in February 2012, Sears, 49, of Baldwin, has been undergoing treatments that have thinned her hair, discolored her skin and shaken her self-confidence.
That wasn’t the case Wednesday night, though, as Sears modeled a new look for more than 100 people...Read more »
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 »