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Wearing his U.S. Army uniform adorned with a commanding officer symbol, Gary Vertichio was thrilled to spend his Sunday morning being served breakfast by U.S. Naval Sea Cadets.
“I am having a hard time containing how great it is to see the cadets serving the breakfast,” the Sayville resident, 70, said. “They are exceptional.”
Vertichio, a Vietnam veteran, was one of the 150 veterans...Read more »
Towering over the crowd, Andy Gertler’s marshmallow mosaic was finally completed after eight hours of building at Manhattan’s Times Square on Wednesday night.
Gertler, a professional sculptor from Sea Cliff who’s mastered pumpkin carving, sand and ice sculpting, was among the New Yorkers given a chance to break a Guinness World Record.
Using 14,400 marshmallows, Gertler set the record...Read more »
On most Saturdays at the Northport Soccer Complex, the fields are buzzing with activity as soccer players and soccer balls dart across the grass.
But this Saturday, the fields were buzzing with a different activity. Actor Billy Baldwin was on the field. He was presented with a $32,000 check for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund from the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club.
Baldwin’s...Read more »
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) plans to host a community meeting Monday in Seaford with representatives of PSEG to discuss the utility’s plans for Long Island’s electric grid.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Seaford High School, 1575 Seamans Neck Rd.
Earlier this month, Long Island Power Authority trustees unanimously approved a 12-year contract with PSEG,...Read more »
LONG ISLAND $17G given to groups that help veterans Two organizations that aim to assist veterans recently received financial boosts.
Woodbury-based Overseas Military Sales Corp., marketer of automobiles for the U.S. military, diplomatic, foreign service, and international business communities, donated $12,000 to Northport VA Medical Center’s Hero Hunger Help Project. The Touro Law School’s...Read more »