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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today that will rename a section of the Southern State Parkway in honor of fallen NYPD Det. Steven McDonald. more
Rolling River Day Camp directors want a new four-way stop sign. Jennifer Glatzer, the camp’s communications director, posted a change.org petition, “Help Rolling River Get Stop Signs on Ocean … more
Since the Village of East Rockaway’s Department of Public Works stopped collecting all recyclables at once in January, resident Vicki Perlman said she has noticed that at least three of the houses she passes on her daily drive to the Centre Avenue train station usually have the wrong recyclables out. She also noted that about 75 percent of the houses do not have any items out for a truck to collect at all, likely because of confusion created by an amended schedule for pick ups. more
Amid murmurs throughout the Village of Lynbrook that the $21 million, state-of-the-art Regal movie theater under construction on Merrick Road, near Atlantic Avenue, will not open until 2018, Mayor Bill Hendrick expressed confidence that it would show films this holiday season. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino last week released a raft of ethics reform proposals that he called the “strongest and most comprehensive” on Long Island. Among his proposals were … more
Responding to complaints from neighbors, a Lynbrook resident said she plans to euthanize more than a dozen feral cats she sheltered and fed, after village officials removed garbage and animal waste from her property on July 17. more
Two days after Mayor Bill Hendrick announced that he had doubts about the lengthy process of building a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Lynbrook at a meeting of the village trustees on July 17, hotel developer Lee Browning sent Hendrick a letter expressing his desire to quit the project. more
After being pressured by a group of about 25 Long Island parents, state education officials are signaling their willingness to expand the options available to students who are not able to earn a Regents diploma, but who have otherwise demonstrated their academic competence. more
Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
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