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About half of all eligible Lynbrook and East Rockaway students refused to take the New York state English Language Arts and mathematics tests this year. Those who did take the exams earned varied … more
As an eight-term U.S. Representative, Steve Israel has logged countless hours at town halls across Long Island. The former congressman, who served New York’s 3rd Congressional district from 2001 to … more
Lying in his window-side hospital bed at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Harbor Isle resident Michael Ostrander at-tempted to update his neighbors on Facebook about his condition. “I have … more
Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7’s Board of Commissioners voted on Sept. 6 to end the practice of providing health and dental benefits to former commissioners as well as dental benefits to … more
The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency approved a preliminary resolution on Sept. 18 with AvalonBay Communities, on granting tax-relief measures for its planned development of an 11.6 … more
The Glen Cove City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday in favor of a 15 percent increase to the city’s water rates. The council has been discussing the rate hikes as a way to address debt service … more
In 2014, New York joined the 30 states in the union that have legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, allowing doctors to prescribe it and its derivatives for ailments ranging from epilepsy … more
At a public hearing Tuesday night at City Hall, Glen Cove residents and City Council members spoke in sometimes heated opposition to Mayor Tim Tenke’s proposal to allow the city to exceed a … more
The hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, hit Long Island on a Wednesday on September 21, 1938.  Though eastern Long Island received the brunt of the storm, Freeport was not left unscathed. Power was lost throughout the village, leaving traffic lights inoperable.  Freeport Hospital used candles in all rooms and had an automatic lamp ready for use in an operating room.    more
“We Latinos, we are a nation without a face,” said Carmen Piñeyro, a trustee on the Freeport Village board, as she opened her speech as keynote speaker of a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Sept. 21 at the Roosevelt Fire Department. more
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