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Roundup: Sand-sculpting contest to return Tuesday

During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular competition, Frank

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HEMPSTEAD

Sand sculptors back for 2nd competition

The Town of Hempstead and the MaliBlue Oyster Bar are hosting the second annual Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition Tuesday.

Residents can win prizes, including gift certificates to MaliBlue in three divisions: 10 and under, 11-15 and adults, town officials said, adding that members of Malibu Beach Camp and some of America’s...

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Roundup: KidStock heads to North Hempstead

North Hempstead Beach Park is one of 19

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The Town of North Hempstead is hosting the popular children’s music festival, KidStock, on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W. Shore Rd., Port Washington.

Nationally acclaimed musical entertainment will be featured at the fourth annual free event that will wrap up the town’s summer festival season.

“KidStock is a terrific opportunity for young families to...

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Paraplegic Gabriel Cordell aims to roll across Israel to promote peace

Gabriel Cordell, a 43-year-old paraplegic who travelled across

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While rolling his wheelchair 3,100 miles from California to Long Island last summer, Gabriel Cordell, 43, who is paralyzed from the waist down due to a car accident in 1992, was already thinking about his next journey.

The former Long Islander and his documentary crew were two thirds of the way through their 99-day trek in early June 2013 when they stopped at a YMCA in Illinois to speak with...

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Hempstead Town 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 Sanitary District 2 election Thursday.

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

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

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

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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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