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The Town of Babylon has awarded a contract to a company to study a proposed bus rapid transit system on Route 110.
Town officials chose Parsons Brinckerhoff, of Manhattan, after sending out a request for proposals for technical assistance and consultation services on the proposed BRT line. The company’s fee -- $449,996 -- was in the middle among the three proposals, with one company coming...Read more »
St. Patrick is closing in on the Easter Bunny's turf.
Citing inclement weather, the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce has pushed the community’s St. Patrick’s Day parade back to Sunday, April 6. That’s 20 days after St. Patrick's Day and 14 days before Easter.
The parade had been scheduled for Sunday, March 30.
The parade, which travels down Main Street, will start at 12:30...Read more »
A 9/11 first responder who died last year was remembered by the Town of Hempstead on Saturday with the unveiling of a commemorative street sign dedicated in his name.
The sign at the intersection of Corey Lane and Newbridge Road in East Meadow honors Francis T. Pitone, a longtime East Meadow resident who died in August 2013.
Town officials including Supervisor Kate Murray were on hand...Read more »
Brian Schiralli, already soaked by a steady rain, grabbed his Special Olympics coach’s hand, sprinted into frigid water and was already waist deep before declaring, “We are diving in.”
Without hesitation, Schiralli, who has Down syndrome, and his soccer, basketball, floor hockey and track coach of five years, Joe Branzetti, dove in headfirst.
They were among the nearly 400 people who...Read more »
Marguerite Izzo thought she was attending a state test pep rally Friday.
As it turns out, there was already something to celebrate.
The fifth-grade teacher at Lynbrook's Davison Avenue Intermediate School, part of the Malverne Union Free School District, was surprised in front of the entire school with news that she had been selected for induction into the Emporia, Kan.-based National...Read more »
We're closing out Newsday's LI Now live post for Friday, March 28, 2014.
As a brief look ahead, tonight will be overcast with a chance of rain. The low will be around 40 degrees. Breezy. It's going to rain tomorrow with a high of around 50.
Check back with us on Monday morning, as we start all over again with the latest in breaking news, weather, traffic and social...Read more »
School district plans ‘hero/heroine’ event
Hempstead school district officials will host the Hero/Heroine Program to honor students, staff and community members as part of the district’s African-American History and Women’s History celebrations.
The free event, open to the public, is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Hempstead High School’s auditorium, at 201 President...Read more »
Babylon Town has begun broadcasting town board meetings on Cablevision’s Government Access channel.
The town was the last in Suffolk County to broadcast or stream its meetings over the Internet, a practice also being adopted by some Nassau municipalities.
“Not everyone has the time to come down to town hall every time there’s a board meeting,” said Babylon Town spokesman Kevin Bonner,...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below you'll find a rundown of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, social media updates and more.
If you're looking ahead to the weekend, here is Newsday's latest forecast. Hint: You'll need an umbrella.
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Connor Corbett-Rice cast a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean three years ago from Shelter Island for a school project, hoping someday that someone far away would read the message inside.
He got more than he bargained for. Connor never imagined the bottle would drift more than 1,000 miles and wash ashore on an island in the Bahamas.
“I was shocked. I forgot about the entire project up to...Read more »