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Hempstead sanitation election to be held Thursday

Four candidates are running in the Town of

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Four candidates are running in the Town of Hempstead's Sanitation District 2 election Thursday.

The district serves about 55,000 residents and businesses in Baldwin, Rockville Centre, south Hempstead Village, as well as parts of Uniondale and Freeport.

Incumbent Brian O’Conner is running unopposed for a five-year term.

Three people are vying for a four-year term for the seat of...

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Demolition of New Cassel's Grand Street School complete

The Grand Street School in New Cassel, shown

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The Grand Street School is no more.

Town of North Hempstead officials said demolition has been completed nearly a month after that process was started on June 30. The one-time elementary school and community center had become an eyesore. Last year, $200,000 was secured for cleanup through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program, which assists communities seeking to redevelop...

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Roundup: Setauket road closed for repaving; Glen Cove mulls higher fines for sidewalk bicycling

SETAUKET

Old Town Road to close for repaving

A portion of Old Town Road in Setauket will be closed for two nights this week for a repaving project.

The road will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday between State Route 347 and Sheep Pasture Road, said Frank Petrignani, a spokesman for Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro.

Old Town Road will...

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Army dad returns from Afghanistan to surprise teen at graduation

Army Lt. Col. Richard Davis reunites with his

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Overjoyed children experiencing surprise reunions with military parents returning from overseas deployment have become a YouTube sensation.

But Syosset High School seniors got to witness that experience firsthand at their graduation ceremony at Hofstra University Wednesday night.

Army Lt. Col. Richard Davis walked onstage at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, ready to hand...

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Roundup: Hess targets Island Park expansion, Huntington valet program to start

The Hess gas station on Austin Boulevard in

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ISLAND PARK

Expansion of Hess gas station OKd

The Hempstead Town Board has approved a controversial petition from Hess Corp. that would allow it to expand an Island Park gas station.

The board voted 5-0 last week to approve Hess’ application for a variance for two 20,000-gallon double-walled Fiberglas underground gasoline storage tanks that were installed in 2009 when Nassau County...

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Transient teen celebrates ‘home’ at Sacred Heart Academy prom

From left, Julia Murphy, 18, of Long Beach,

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While celebrating her senior prom at the Woodbury Country Club Thursday night with about 200 of her classmates, Sacred Heart Academy senior Maia Kelly said she was sad to be leaving them soon.

For the Oyster Bay resident, her four years at SHA, an all-girls Catholic school in Hempstead, marked the first time she truly felt she belonged to a community.

Although she was born in Manhattan,...

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Hempstead High senior ready to reach new heights after prom

Hempstead High School seniors Janeice Lewis and Travis

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Hempstead High School senior Travis Williams said he couldn’t dance very well, but that wasn’t going to stop him from hitting the floor at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury Thursday night.

He’s also admitted that he’s not a fan of roller coasters, yet that won’t stop him from pursuing his dream -- becoming a pilot.

For the past two years, Williams, 18, has been studying aviation...

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Town of Hempstead raises some beach parking fees 25 percent

A woman at Lido Beach enjoys the day

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The Hempstead Town Board approved a 25 percent increase for resident parking fees at some town-operated beaches in Lido Beach and Point Lookout, before Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer.

The board voted 6-0 Tuesday, with Councilman Edward Ambrosino absent, to increase the daily town resident beach parking fee from $8 to $10 per car at Lido Beach Town Park, Lido West Town...

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