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Gazing at a take on Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” assembled entirely from items headed for the trash, Christian Sikiric, a fourth-grader at Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park, pointed out the items he and 31 of his classmates used to bring the piece to life.
The sky was made of blue labels peeled off water bottles. The stars were the bottoms of egg cartons painted yellow. This version...Read more »
The North Hempstead town board is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to raise its salaries and those of other elected officials by as much as 37.5 percent.
Under the proposal, first shopped by interim Supervisor John Riordan last month, town board members would see their pay increase to $55,000 from $40,000 a year, a hike of $15,000, or 37.5 percent.
Other elected officials also would...Read more »
The Hempstead Town board unanimously approved raises for the town supervisor and councilmembers after a public hearing at a board meeting Tuesday morning. The board approved a measure that increases Supervisor Kate Murray’s salary to $160,000 from $150,000 per year, a 6.67 percent raise. The other six town board members would go from making $66,000 per year to $71,000, a 7.58 percent raise. The...Read more »
The Hempstead Town board will vote Tuesday to consider giving itself pay raises of $10,000 and $5,000 starting next year.
The board will hold a public hearing about the salary increase proposal at its meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead.
The proposed raises would increase Supervisor Kate Murray’s...Read more »
Hempstead’s Interfaith Nutrition Network, a nonprofit that operates soup kitchens throughout Long Island, recently received $75,000 from Walmart to aid with supplying food during the holidays.
The money is part of $1 million donated to pantries across the state by the retail store chain, according to a news release from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
“As New Yorkers gather with families across...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 »
The Hempstead Town board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposed $90 million, 172-unit Harbor Isle housing development.
The developers, Blue Island Development LLC and Posillico Development Co. at Harbor Island Inc., want approval to build 140 rental apartments and 32 condos on a former oil storage and distribution site. The development, which would include boat slips, is to be called the...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 »
Events are being held across Long Island tomorrow to mark the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy.
Here are some of the events taking place:
BAYVILLE A candlelight vigil will be held at the Village Church, 9 Mountain Ave., from 7-9 p.m.
HEMPSTEAD Hofstra University will be holding a blood drive in which the donors will be in a raffle for Super Bowl tickets. The event will...Read more »
North Hempstead residents can dispose of hazardous waste during a Stop Throwing Out Pollutants — S.T.O.P. — event scheduled for Nov. 3 in Port Washington.
The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will take place at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., in the North Lot. Items residents can surrender include aerosols, pesticides, fertilizers, bulbs, lithium batteries, television sets,...Read more »