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Boaters unsure of weather conditions on Manhasset Bay no longer need to head out to the Town Dock Park in Port Washington to find out. All they have to do is use a computer. The Town of North Hempstead recently installed a webcam to transmit video of the dock, boat moorings and surrounding water.
The union representing most of the Town of Smithtown’s employees has agreed to a new contract that could lead to expanded drug testing, Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said Thursday.
The farmers market in Kings Park will collect donations for a local food pantry on Sunday — and one lucky person could win a year’s supply of cupcakes.
The arm of a 40-ton excavator, above, swung into the air, just missing the brick facade of the South Street building that has housed the Manorville Ambulance Company for the past 26 years. On Thursday morning, the building was being torn down so construction could begin on a building that will better accommodate the company’s needs. The excavator’s first swing wasn’t a miss. Instead, the massive claw of the machine carefully dug into the earth in front of the building that held a modest flag pole in the ground and freed it. The company members wanted to save the pole and erect it again in front of the new building.
Five college students from Manhasset are walking the length of the South Shore to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research.