Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Legis. Howard Kopel (R-Lawrence) on Monday announced that Rockaway Turnpike is being resurfaced as a part of “Operation Restore Our Roadways.”

The Rockaway Turnpike milling and resurfacing project takes place from Peninsula Boulevard to East Avenue. The resurfacing of Rockaway Turnpike will be completed this week, weather permitting, they said.

“Rockaway Turnpike is a main artery for our County and my administration continuously makes it a priority to restore County roadways for the safety of our residents and communities,” Mangano said in a news release..

Kopel added: “It’s thrilling to see the wheels of government turning in ways that positively impact our neighbors’ quality of life while also continuing to improve our infrastructure.”



Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano on Monday announced the grand opening of the Nassau County Christmas Village at Milburn Lake, located behind the Coral House at 70 Milburn Avenue. It opens on Thursday December 10th at 5:30 p.m., with illumination of the village’s Christmas tree.

Mangano said in a statement: “I invite residents to visit the Christmas Village . . . and enjoy arts and crafts, holiday music and horse and buggy rides this holiday season.”

Visitors can also enjoy shopping, a fire pit and s’mores, bounce castles, and free hot chocolate and cider.

Festivities continue on the following days:

December 11th: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

December 12th: noon - 5 p.m.

December 13th: noon - 5 p.m.

December 18th: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

December 19th: noon - 5 p.m.

December 20th: noon - 5 p.m.

For information on additional upcoming holiday events around the County, please call (516) 572-0200 or visit the website: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.



Suffolk health officials are encouraging residents to attend training classes next week to help people recognize and combat drug overdoses.

The Opioid Overdose Prevention Program-Narcan Training Classes are free to residents and meet New York State Department of Health requirements. The classes are designed to help participants to recognize an opioid overdose and learn how to administer intranasal Narcan, which can reverse the fatal effects of an opiate overdose. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal Narcan.

In Hauppauge, a class will take place on Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the county’s Department of Health Services’ Office of Health Education, 725 Veterans Hwy, Bldg. C928. To reserve a spot, call 631-853-4017 or email wanda.ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov.

In Farmingville, a class will take place on Dec. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Farmingville Fire Department, 780 Horseblock Rd. The deadline to reserve is Dec. 11. Please call 631-732-6611 or email emtjon1@yahoo.com.


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