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NEW CASSEL Community arts getting $25G boost A multimillion-dollar effort to revitalize New Cassel, a hamlet in North Hempstead, was given a boost after receiving $25,000 from Bank of America, town officials said.
The funding, part of a bank initiative seeking to reward community development programs, will be used to spur business and artist activity in the community.
Vanessa Greene,...Read more »
Parking restrictions have been loosened in Carle Place and New Cassel, part of a bid to encourage more business.
The Town of North Hempstead approved changes to parking rules at a board meeting Tuesday.
In the industrial area of New Cassel, the board rescinded a local law adopted last December limiting parking on the west side of State Street to one hour between 7 a.m. and midnight,...Read more »
Elected officials, state agencies and conservation groups gathered yesterday at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a state fund dedicated to environmental protection.
Since 1993, the NYS Environmental Protection Fund has provided more than $1 billion to support critical programs that protect clean water, public health, and industries such as agriculture...Read more »
A 48-hour video game marathon to honor the memory of leukemia victim Nick Capobianco will raise donations in an effort to provide sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park with the latest in video game systems.
Nick’s Marathon, an annual event that keeps his spirit and passion for video games alive, all while raising money for charity, starts next Friday...Read more »
Lauren Selsky’s title of “NYSC Princess” may be unofficial, but it still earned her a sash and a memory special enough to share with the world on Throwback Thursday.
Selsky, 30, is a Plainview native who graduated from Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in 2000. In the summer of 2003 she worked at the New York Sports Club location in Huntington, where she met friend Linda Franceschini.
One...Read more »
With the chanting of her name growing closer, native Long Islander Katie DiCamillo crossed the finish line at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, a reality which she said felt like a dream.
After training for six months, the 2005 graduate of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville finished the women’s marathon 15th overall -- and second-highest finishing American woman -- in 2:40:03.
DiCamillo,...Read more »
A New York Rising public meeting will take place Thursday in Copiague.
The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program was established to provide additional rebuilding and revitalization assistance to communities severely damaged by Sandy as well as tropical storms Irene and Lee. Residents of Amityville Village, Babylon Village, Copiague, Lindenhurst Village and West Babylon are invited...Read more »
Last year, on the day before superstorm Sandy hit Long Island, News 12 Traffic & Weather lead meteorologist and executive producer Rich Von Ohlen joined us in a live video chat to warn us that this storm was going to be big. Real big.
In our continuing series of live chats on Sandy-related issues, Von Ohlen joined us again for a recap and a look ahead on what to expect from weather events...Read more »
As blood trickled out of Patti Reilly’s vein Tuesday morning and into the tubing strapped to her arm, she wasn’t fazed. Reilly, a secretary at Hofstra University in Hempstead, often participates in the campus’ annual fall blood drive and this year, the event took on a new purpose: commemorating the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy.
“It’s a little something that goes a long way,” said...Read more »