UFC champion Aljamain Sterling receives a hometown hero's salute in Uniondale

UFC bantamweight champ gave Uniondale High School students his message of perseverance and self-determination.

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UFC champion Aljamain Sterling honored at hometown Uniondale High School
Aljamain Sterling Day at Uniondale High School
Winning Take 5 ticket worth $18,060 sold in Long Beach

The only winner statewide had all five midday draw numbers correct.

Day trips on Long Island, in New York City to take this summer

Here are spots to visit and excursions to try that offer fun for everyone this season. 

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Upcoming Events

American Legion Post 44 Meetings

Mar9

Post 44, new members welcome; meets only on the fourth Wednesday of the month in July and August

Where

American Legion Post 44 - Malverne

240 Franklin Ave.

Malverne, NY

11565

Phone: 516-599-8645

Disabled American Veterans Meeting

Mar22

The National Amputation Chapter 76, no meetings in July

Where

The National Amputation Chapter 76 of the DAV

40 Church St.

Malverne, NY

11565-1735

Phone: 516-887-3600

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Plainedge vs. Calhoun

Scenes from a Nassau Class A baseball quarterfinal between Plainedge and host Calhoun on Sunday.

Dan Bondi pitches Calhoun past Plainedge

Alec Edwards' homer backs Colts starter in Nassau Class A quarterfinal win.

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Cops: Driver killed on Southern State after hitting tree

The vehicle was heading east near the exit for the Wantagh State Parkway when the driver struck the tree, a State Police spokesman said.

New drug that could save lives in COVID fight is here

Paxlovid dramatically reduces the chances of hospitalization or death for those at high risk of severe COVID-19. But many Long Islanders are still unaware of it, and some are nervous about taking it.

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Ramen, poke and bubble tea cafe The Bowl opens in Lynbrook1m read1m read
Latin fusion restaurant Mojo opens in Rockville Centre1m read1m read
Thai Ramen & Bubble Tea opens in East Rockaway1m read1m read
20+ things to do this Memorial Day weekend on Long Island

Here are more than 20 ways to get started this holiday weekend.

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Preserving 'a little bit of history.' LI man's antique bottle collection gives a peek into the past.

Mike Cavanaugh takes his kayak out into the waters near his East Rockaway and Gilgo Beach homes in search of the bottles. He then researches the history of the bottles to compile stories for a website he created.

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LI bottle collector digs up history, gives a peek into the past
Bethpage Air Show's lone female aerobatic stunt pilot once feared flying

Jessy Panzer, one of the few female aerobatic air show performers and air racers active in the United States, will perform at the Jones Beach show on Memorial Day weekend.

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Clarke baseball tops Carey, advances to host Mepham in Nassau quarterfinal

Rams host Mepham Sunday and if Clarke wins, they'll play a doubleheader.

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'KKK' spraypainted on East Meadow medical clinic, Nassau police say

The graffiti was found at an Urgent Care on Hempstead Turnpike, police said.

Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner coming to Eternal Con

"Six Million Dollar Man" and "Bionic Woman" will be at Hofstra July 2 and 3.

'I never thought I was going to hear the C word ... it was like a cruel joke'

Tim McCabe, of North Bellmore, said doctors found two cancerous tumors while he was undergoing a liver transplant. He gave himself a day to be angry about it, then moved on to face his latest health challenge.

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North Bellmore resident alive thanks to organ donors
Racial demographics rapidly shifting in Long Island schools

Students of color have gone from being the minority to the majority in 32 Long Island districts over the past 20 years, a Newsday analysis found.

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Changing demographics of LI schools
Top PSEG LI exec received nearly $900,000 in total compensation last year
SEVENTEEN bringing K-pop to UBS Arena in September

The 13-member group from South Korea is the first K-pop act booked at UBS.

School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

'The William Floyd Youth & Government program continues to be the gold standard.'

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In LI school board races, candidates endorsed by teacher unions fared well 

The elections marked widespread victories for candidates endorsed by local teacher unions, and numerous losses for those groups that backed candidates critical of the ways race, gender and history are taught.

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Nassau vigils call for peace, end to gun violence

Nearly 100 Village of Hempstead elected officials, clergy, law enforcement and local residents held a vigil Tuesday outside village hall to pray for racial equality and for the victims of the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket.

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Hempstead to Buffalo after mass shooting: You are 'not alone'
Ghost to haunt UBS Arena Sept. 10

Mastodon will be the Swedish metal band's special guest at the Elmont show.

Shelby Modell, matriarch of sporting goods company, dies at 98

Shelby Modell's "whole life was dedicated to helping people," her son said.

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Joseph Scannell, former prosecutor, lawmaker and 'unwavering champion' for Baldwin, dies at 59

Joseph Scannell, a longtime Nassau legislator, was dedicated to constituents.

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Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
LI college graduation guide: 'Class of 2022 has persevered'

Long Island's colleges and universities are planning commencement ceremonies that largely return to pre-pandemic traditions.

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South Side baseball's pregame routine includes rolling out fences

Cyclones must bring their own wall at Mill River Complex Park.

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Global supply chain 'a disaster' for Long Island pavement firm

Local business owners said they have been hampered by shipping delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The backups have slowed the arrival of key ingredients for products, cutting into businesses' bottom lines. 

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Districts budget for improvements, aim to keep taxes low

Long Island's 124 school districts are proposing average spending increases of 4.17% for 2022-23, a Newsday survey found. Average tax collections are due to rise only 1.54%.

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