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Former Secretary of State and Sen. Hillary Clinton will host a booksigning Aug. 6 at Book Revue in downtown Huntington.
The former first lady is on her book tour while she weighs a possible runfor president in 2016. She will be signing her book, "Hard Choices," from6 to 8 p.m. at the book store located at 313 New York Ave.
Book Revue is giving a limited number of tickets with each purchase...Read more »
Long Island athletes are vying to be on the cover of Runner’s World.
Among them is Alex Schneider, 24, of Great Neck, who finished the 2013 New York City Marathon at 3 hours, 14 minutes and 36 seconds, which was a personal best.
He developed his love for running as a teen when he joined the Rolling Thunder Special Needs program. Schneider has autism.
It was there that he developed...Read more »
Cellphone drive would aid soldiers
Suffolk County Legis. William R. Spencer has teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers, and is asking Huntington residents to help troops call home by donating old cellphones.
The drive ends on Aug. 15, and there are several drop-off points in town.“This is a wonderful opportunity to thank a soldier for ... selfless act...Read more »
Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello has proposed creating a new local development corporation to issue bonds on behalf of nonprofits. The city would not be liable for the debt.
The City Council is expected to vote on the creation of the Glen Cove Local Economic Assistance Corporation at its Tuesday meeting. The corporation would be formed as a nonprofit with a five-member board, initially taken...Read more »
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Burns Park to get new athletic field turf
The Town of Oyster Bay plans to replace the artificial turf at one athletic field at the John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa at a cost of $580,000.
The town board last week retroactively authorized applying for a $290,000 grant from the New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to cover...Read more »
An online survey about the possibility of a new town law to restrict leaf blowers during the summer is available for Huntington residents.
Town board member Susan Berland in May sought to sponsor a resolution restricting gas-powered leaf blowers during the summer because of the possible health threats they may cause, but she was unable to garner enough support to get it on the agenda.
Berland...Read more »
Brian Cutaia and Robert Walter were having drinks at Five Points Cafe in Sayville on July 5, 2013, when Walter posed a challenge: to visit and have a drink at 1,000 bars in one year.
"Idiot," was Cutaia's response.
One year, an estimated $20,000 and one hospital visit later, the Islip Terrace friends and fellow East Islip High School graduates have reached their goal and now hope to...Read more »
A new Showtime series is scheduled to film in Lynbrook on July 26 from 2 to 8 p.m.
The on-location shoot will be at the Lynbrook Westwood LIRR train station, at Whitehall and Webster streets.
The 10-episode series, “The Affair,” is set to air in October, officials said.
There will be 80 production crew members and two cast members present Wednesday.
Lynbrook Mayor William...Read more »
Westbury trustees are considering a law banning village homeowners from planting bamboo or other invasive species on their properties.
The measure was first heard at a public hearing July 3. That hearing was continued until the board’s next meeting Aug. 7.
A code change would ban planting bamboo or other invasive plants on private and public property.
The village joins a growing...Read more »
The Town of Huntington has earmarked an additional $300,000 to pay legal fees to defend a lawsuit filed by the Long Island Power Authority claiming an overassessment of the Northport power plant.
The money will pay for additional legal fees for the town’s counsel in the suit, Poughkeepsie-based Lewis and Greer, and the cost of hiring experts.
“To date Lewis and Greer has been paid about...Read more »