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Patrick “Captain Pat” Anthony Focazio, longtime resident of Valley Stream, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 10 at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Texas. He was 76. more
Nassau County recently rolled out a new alert system for school officials designed to improve communication between the district and the police department in the event of an emergency, and all four Valley Stream school districts have expressed interest in learning more about the program and adding to crisis plans already in place. more
In response to environmental and quality-of-life issues spurred by ever-present single-use-plastic-bag pollution in Long Beach, the city has drafted legislation similar to laws passed in Suffolk County and New York City that would charge shoppers who choose to use the bags five cents each. more
A newly formed committee will look into activities at the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn to determine whether its room rental license should be revoked, Mayor Bill Hendrick announced at a Sept. 12 village … more
Lately, it seems, the plane noise in Malverne has been even more bothersome than usual. When Malverne held its 9/11 candlelight vigil last week, it was in the middle of a six-hour period in which dozens of planes roared overhead, making it almost impossible to hear Deputy Mayor Patricia Fitzpatrick during the ceremony. Malvernite Elaine Miller, who keeps track of planes flying over the village, said that from Sept. 1-8, 270 to 300 planes had flown over her house each day. “On Sept. 8, they sent us another 60 planes on top of that,” she said. “It was a solid 14 to 17 hours per day of plane noise.” more
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 22, Hofstra will have an impressive lineup of interesting programs. Check them out here. more
On Monday, Sept. 26, Hofstra University will be hosting the first of three Presidential Debates. Traffic in the area of Hofstra University will be severely impacted. Roadways bordering on … more
Long Beach police arrested two teens after they allegedly spray-painted a swastika at the Long Island Rail Road station earlier this month. Kevin T. Wohleking, 17, and a female minor, 16, were … more
Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo defeated former Nassau County Legislator Jeff Toback by a wide margin in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the vacant 20th Assembly District seat. With all … more
A child was struck by a car at the intersection of West Merrick Road and Fletcher Avenue in Valley Stream early Tuesday morning, Nassau County police said. more
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