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“Vaping” is much like smoking, only it’s done with an “electronic cigarette.” It produces no smoke, only water vapor, and is odorless, making it hard for school officials to detect when students are puffing away on their e-cigarettes. more
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky is hosting a holiday toy drive for children in the district through Dec. 22. more
Applause broke out at Elmont Memorial High School on Sunday as the two finalists for the development of Belmont Park announced plans to create thousands of temporary and permanent jobs as part of ambitious plans to develop the racing center further. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor-elect Laura Gillen held a news conference on the steps of Town Hall last Thursday to lambaste outgoing Supervisor Tony Santino’s plans to enact a contract amendment that would prohibit future termination of civil service employees, except for cause. That is, no layoffs would be allowed. more
Lynbrook village officials are inching closer to brokering an agreement between a development company and the owner of the vacant Mangrove Feather factory to construct rental apartments on the site. more
In a nearly 20-minute address on Dec. 6 from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directed the United States State Department to begin the process of moving the embassy to an undeclared site in Jerusalem. more
After two years of petitioning the Nassau County Police Department, East Rockaway resident Dan Caracciolo’s efforts finally paid off on Nov. 8, when the department approved a crossing guard … more
New York’s secretary of state, Rossana Rosado, recently announced that $668,385 in grants have been awarded to fund 16 projects for Long Island municipalities to help preserve the South Shore Estuary Reserve. more
As she stood in her house on Prospect Avenue, Lynn Mulato said she was shocked to learn that as a homeowner paying already high taxes in East Rockaway for 28 years, she might now pay even more because of new federal tax legislation. more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night by roughly 2,000 votes. more
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