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Check your Powerball ticket before rushing out to buy that Mother's Day card Sunday morning.
You might be able to give Mom that card, and the accompanying CVS to go with it.
The jackpot for Saturday night's Powerball drawing is up to $270 million after no one hit the winning numbers Wednesday.
The grand prize could wind up even higher, depending on sales.
According to the...Read more »
Help for homeowners and business owners applying for superstorm Sandy recovery aid will be available at locations across Long Island over the next week.
Representatives from New York State’s Department of Financial Services will visit these locations:
On Saturday, May 11, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Monday, May 13, Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst,...Read more »
North Haven Village’s mayor resigned this week for unspecified personal reasons, after serving five terms as mayor.
Laura Nolan’s announcement was made by village trustees at Tuesday’s board meeting, said trustee Jeff Sander. It was effective immediately.
Sander said Nolan had been having discussions for about a week with board members.
“She was contemplating the move,” he said,...Read more »
The Hempstead Town animal shelter will waive all pet adoption fees totaling more than $100 Saturday in celebration of Mother’s Day.
The event titled “Mother’s Day is Going to the Dogs (and Cats)!” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, on 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. All adopted animals will receive free rabies vaccinations, age-appropriate shots and microchipping, as well as...Read more »
A developer’s request to have Southampton Village’s boundary expanded to cover his entire development would cost the Town of Southampton about $28,000 a year in lost taxes, the developer’s attorney said during a joint hearing Thursday between the village and town boards.
It’s a dollar amount that David J. Gilmartin, attorney for the Bishops Pond condo development, called “infinitesimal” for...Read more »
Three budget-related resolutions sponsored by Huntington Town Board member Mark Mayoka were defeated at this week’s meeting.
Mayoka tried unsuccessfully to get them on last month’s agenda; board members said they needed more time to review his proposals. On Tuesday, the board voted down all three measures.
The first resolution would have required that board members have seven days to...Read more »
Former Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen is working on a restitution agreement to pay back the state for money he was convicted of stealing.
Fagen was convicted in February of petty larceny and 18 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. The conviction stemmed from his collection of more than $15,000 in unemployment benefits in 2010, while he served on the city council.
Fagen...Read more »
The ABBA Leadership Center will hold its fifth annual pre-Mother’s Day celebration Saturday to honor single mothers in and around Hempstead Village.
The nonprofit, faith-based organization in Hempstead will host the event, in partnership with community and faith-based organizations and local businesses, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Judea United Baptist Church, located at 83 Greenwich St. in Hempstead....Read more »
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, will do field and genetic studies of tiger salamander breeding pools and habitats at Riverhead’s Enterprise Park at Calverton, paid for by a $50,000 grant from metals trader and philanthropist Andrew E. Sabin.
The work will involve collecting tissue samples and about 30 larvae from breeding ponds during the late larval season this...Read more »
The Town of Oyster Bay this summer will again host Russian diplomats on its beaches free of charge.
Town officials this week approved an annual request from the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations for its diplomats to have parking and beach access fees waived for the summer season.
The diplomats — usually just one family associated with the permanent mission...Read more »