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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and District Attorney Kathleen Rice invite residents to a conference — “Smart Decisions — Helping Youth Survive in Today's World” — from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at Hofstra University’s Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center.
The conference is sponsored by the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition and geared toward groups that work with youth to prevent...Read more »
It’s official: The teachers and staff won’t have to pay for parking.
Village officials repealed a controversial ordinance that, when passed in August, spelled out $50 monthly fees for staff to park in village-owned parking spots next to Stewart Manor Elementary School.
As a result, the Elmont school district converted a blacktop playground into a temporary parking lot, removing...Read more »
There are two public hearings at Tuesday’s Northport Village trustees meeting, regarding proposed legislation on bamboo and license requirements for telecommunications systems.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall, 224 Main St.
The purpose of the bamboo resolution is to “preserve and protect private and public property from the damaging spread of certain running bamboo grasses,...Read more »
An East End nonprofit is preparing to raffle off a hand-built boat made from the white oak and black locust that a year ago was still growing around a pond near the public school in Springs.
The Classic Boat Society is dedicated to maintaining the tradition of hand-building boats, and the annual open house and raffle is an important fund-raiser for the group.
The overgrown wooded area...Read more »
Shaun Jacobson’s car -- with a plastic menorah on its roof -- lit up East Hampton’s Main Street Saturday night while in line with 24 other vehicles, also equipped with menorahs, during Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons’ Menorahcade.
In celebrating eight days of Hanukkah, the procession left from Woods Lane and ended at Herrick Park in East Hampton.
Jacobson, 35, and his wife...Read more »
The Hempstead Town Board of Appeals has granted unanimously special exceptions and variances that would make way for a family-geared fitness complex on the site of the former Fortunoff’s Clearance Center property in Garden City.
The redevelopment project is a joint venture between two real estate developers, the Garden City-based Engel Burman Group and Woodmere-based Basser-Kaufman, which...Read more »
The Town of Brookhaven is seeking nominations for its annual women’s recognition awards.
The town Office of Women’s Services is asking community groups, businesses and individuals to nominate women who have distinguished themselves in fields such as business, community service, government, health care, law enforcement and sports.
Nominees must live or work in Brookhaven. Applications...Read more »
NASSAU COUNTY Storm victims invited to holiday dinner County Executive Edward Mangano invites Nassau residents still impacted by superstorm Sandy and not yet home — or back home without the means for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner — to dine with him and his family at noon Thursday at the Coral House in Baldwin.
“During this holiday season, we need to do all that we can to ensure that every...Read more »
North Hempstead’s Business and Tourism Development Corp. will hold social media seminars for entrepreneurs looking to learn or refine their digital skills.
The seminar, “Social Media III: Facebook, Google, YouTube & You,” is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Harbor Links Golf Course Club House in Port Washington. It begins at 8 a.m.
Among the industry professionals scheduled to speak:...Read more »
Special Long Island Railroad trains and a free shuttle bus service across the North Fork brought at least 1,000 tourists to the region over the three-day Veterans Day weekend, increasing business for wineries, local restaurants and other businesses.
“It was a test to see if people would take a free shuttle,” said Steven Bate, executive director of the Long Island Wine Council. “One winery...Read more »