The National Hockey League commissioner announced last Friday that the New York Islanders were considering a move from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back to Long Island. This time, however, they most likely would not return to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Their new home might be Belmont Park, in Elmont, where the team might submit a bid to build a new arena.
Fourteen people, including an Elmont man, have been indicted for their alleged roles in running a “large-scale” heroin ring in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn, according to District Attorney Madeline Singas. Much of the heroin was sold in Long Beach, Hicksville and Levittown. The Rockville Centre Police Department was among the units that helped bust the ring, Singas said.
Elmont residents and Nassau County officials alike have said that one bullet fired in the community is one too many. A program recently introduced to deter gun violence, however, has a number of Elmont residents upset about its introduction to their community.
Elmont resident Keith Couch began playing baseball in his backyard when he was 3, and has played Little League, travel and school ball at Holy Trinity High and Adelphi University. He has spent the last seven seasons in the minor leagues.
From a newly renovated locker room at Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino announced that the town had completed upgrades to 36 bathrooms and 8 locker rooms at its parks and pools. This is the first major improvement to town recreation facilities in over 20 years and cost roughly $1.26 million.
Nassau County officials, including County Executive Ed Mangano, along with military veterans and representatives from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, unveiled and dedicated a new veterans monument at the rebuilt and newly reopened sports and entertainment venue on April 8.
After putting up six wins in 2016, a season that ended with an opening round Nassau Class B girls’ lacrosse playoff loss to a Garden City team that went on to win the state championship, Carey hopes a mix of talented underclassmen and athletic seniors will enable the team to be successful in 2017.
Members of the Alden Terrace School’s Actors Studio club presented their inaugural play “Bully Busters” to their schoolmates on March 24. Alden Terrace is in Valley Stream, but is part of the Elmont School District.
Sixth-graders in Dimitri Bernadel’s class at Gotham Avenue School in Elmont took their math skills to the art room during a lesson that reinforced their knowledge of the geometry nets that make up three-dimensional figures.
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After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.
Crafting a school budget that respects both students and taxpayers is a high-wire act these days. With demand growing for new, cutting-edge technologies in the classroom, pressure to increase spending is mounting, seemingly by the year. At the same time, many homeowners say they’ve had enough of high property taxes. They need a break.