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79 years later, Berthe Gersten, 93, gets second valedictorian nod

Valedictorian Berthe Gersten, 93, of Commack, congratulates fellow

(Credit: Meghan Fitzgerald)

Berthe Gersten, a 93-year-old resident of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack, has had no shortage of accomplishments. She is fluent in five languages, served as a translator for reporters during World War II in Europe, and was even a medal-winning hurdler and javelin thrower in the Israel Maccabiah, a Jewish international athletic event.

Gersten is now also a two-time...

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Roundup: Huntington convenience store gets zoning OK


Convenience store gets zoning OK

The Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a 3,492-square-foot convenience store for the corner of Broadway and Park Avenue.

The building at 733 Park Ave., is currently Oakwood Car Care Center. The owner of the building, Joe Colamussi, through his company 733 Park Ave. Realty Corp. and 727 Park Ave. Realty, had sought variances...

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Roundup: Huntington Senior Center wired, youth registration scheduled

Huntington Town board member Mark Cuthbertson said the

(Credit: James Escher)


Senior center gets Wi-Fi upgrade

The Town of Huntington Senior Center is completely wired. The facility’s wireless Internet system was recently upgraded to get Wi-Fi.

Town board member Mark Cuthbertson said that over the past year, he met with numerous senior groups throughout the town who wanted to know when the wireless Internet systems at the 423 Park Ave. facility...

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Oyster Bay Town waives parking, beach permit fees for Russian mission

The Oyster Bay Town Board voted on May

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

OYSTER BAYParking, beaches free for Russian mission

The Russians are coming ... to the beach.

The Oyster Bay Town Board voted on May 20 to waive parking and beach permit fees for the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.

"This is an annual request that we receive," town spokeswoman Marta Kane said. Russians love Oyster Bay's beaches, especially Tobay...

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