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New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
The Merrick RadioShack store, on the Sunrise Highway, will soon shut its doors, along with 184 others nationwide, representatives from the electronics retail chain announced last week. more
The Vine Wine Bar, in Merrick, has commemorated Judy’ Mione's life by holding a fundraiser every April and participating in the St. Jude “Give Thanks. Give Hope. campaign,” in which it collects donations throughout the same month. This year's will take place on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. more
From the outside, Bellmore’s Healing Grotto is a small, beige building off Newbridge Road. On the inside, Steve Izen, 58, of Island Park and Genevieve Cancel, of Seaford, mimicked the naturally occurring salt caves of the Himalayas by constructing Bellmore’s own. Surrounded by 13,000 pounds of pink Himalayan salt imported from Pakistan, guests can relax in this cave and experience halotherapy, a holistic approach to treating respiratory ailments and skin conditions. more
Research from the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports, found high levels of 1,4 dioxane in water serviced by the 39 water districts, including the Water Authority of Western Nassau, the Franklin Square Water District, New York American Water’s Lynbrook and Merrick Operations Districts, and the Town of Hempstead Water District. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
Shoppers at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville crowded around the personalities of Grindhouse Radio, an online pop-culture talk show that features a Merrick native as a host, and recently won the Bethpage Best of Long Island Best Radio Station title. more
The Long Island Trading Post, a thrift shop, is tucked neatly inside a small strip mall on Newbridge Road in Bellmore. A wooden rocking horse stands at the entrance, an old bicycle is hung just above it, and vintage signs pepper the walls and windows, making it difficult for passersby to ignore the store — and for antique collectors to resist it. more
Four years ago, Uriel Longman-Gonzalez, 26, of Freeport, rushed to the nearest Northwell Health hospital because of agonizing abdominal distress. After an examination and blood work, he received a call from a doctor who wanted to speak with him in private. He was told that he had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and that if he didn’t come in when he did, his stomach could rupture, killing him. more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
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