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The Islip Town Board has approved in a 4-1 vote a $1.77 million contract with Holtsville-based Bensin Contracting to repair Islip Beach, which was heavily damaged during superstorm Sandy.
The repairs, approved Tuesday, include a new concession stand, bathrooms and a boardwalk.
Councilman John C. Cochrane Jr. cast the lone no vote because, he said, the project is “too expensive,” and...Read more »
Laura Maier grew up on ice cream from the Dairy Queen in her hometown of Old Tappan, N.J.
But after moving to Massapequa nine years ago and finding the franchise didn’t exist on Long Island, she decided she wanted to leave the health care field and open her own business.
That dream has finally come true, and Maier expects to open Long Island’s only Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, at 5366...Read more »
The Hempstead Town board Tuesday unanimously approved two resolutions to retain outside attorneys to assist in a federal lawsuit against the town’s new council district map.
The board approved the agreement that calls for retaining for $875 per hour the law firm of Jones Day, with offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. The board also approved another agreement with the Manhattan law firm...Read more »
The Islip GOP made it official.
At the party’s convention Monday night, the Islip Republican Committee designated its candidates for the November elections.
Getting the nod in a series of unanimous votes were incumbent town board members Steven J. Flotteron and Trish Bergin Weichbrodt; incumbent Suffolk County Legislators Tom Barraga and Tom Cilmi; and political newcomer Anthony Musumeci,...Read more »
Amityville Village’s Office of Emergency Management and the Amityville Police Department will present a seminar on hurricane preparedness for the upcoming storm season tonight at 7 p.m.
Guest speakers include Charles Flagg, professor of marine and atmospheric science at Stony Brook University, and Brian Zitani, waterways management supervisor for the Town of Babylon.
The seminar will...Read more »
While catching a morning train Thursday, commuters at three Long Island Rail Road stations can also stomp out hunger.
LIRR president Helena Williams announced Wednesday morning that through a partnership with Island Harvest, the LIRR will hold a food drives Thursday at its Mineola, Hicksville and Ronkonkoma stations. Between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., train riders, LIRR employees and nearby residents...Read more »
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey and Olympic gold medal sprinter Allyson Felix are accustomed to receiving awards, but on Sunday night, they presented them to a group of young volunteers that included two Long Islanders.
In February, Samuel Lam, 18, of Old Westbury, and Cory Nichols, 12, of Oceanside, earned the title of New York State’s top high school- and middle school-level youth volunteers...Read more »
Dishing out chicken with tomato and mushroom sauce on top and garlic mashed potatoes and seared string beans, Luke Gustafson felt confident he had done his best.
For his creativity, presentation and technique, Gustafson, a senior at Hampton Bays High School, placed first at the 5th annual High School Student Chef Competition at Suffolk County Community College's Culinary Arts Center in Riverhead...Read more »
Ellie Greenwich, late Cyndi Lauper collaborator and songwriting legend, remembered with Hofstra statue
Laura Alexis Greenwich Weiner stood patiently Tuesday morning on Hofstra University’s campus for a 12-foot statue depicting her sister to arrive.
It was worth the wait.
Greenwich Weiner’s sister, Ellie Greenwich, an award-winning songwriter and a 1962 Hofstra grad, died in August 2009 at the age of 68, but she left behind a legacy of music that includes hits such as “Be My Baby,” Do...Read more »
A struggling hookah bar in downtown Farmingdale has received village permission to seek a state liquor license that might revive the business.
The village board voted, 4-1, on Monday to amend Mystique Gardens’ special permit to restrict admission to those 21 and older and to allow alcohol to be served, paving the way for owners Maurice and Maged Eldeiry to obtain a liquor license.
The...Read more »