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Students throughout Elmont and Franklin Square who took the state English and mathematics test last spring scored higher than the state average, according to data from the New York State Education … more
Village of Floral Park officials filed a lawsuit on Sept. 9 in the state Supreme Court against various state agencies and New York Arena Partners in a bid to stop the Belmont Park Redevelopment Project. more
Eva was working as a probation officer in Queens on Sept. 11, 2001, when a voice came over the police radio saying a plane had crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  “We … more
When her son, Nicholas, started preschool in Elmont last week, Michaelle Solages spoke to his teachers about the school’s active-shooter drills, and learned that they tell students to pretend to … more
Doctors and administrators throughout Franklin Square and Elmont have been busily preparing for the 2019-20 school year, when a new state law overturning religious exemptions for vaccinations takes effect. more
The town’s Republican majority voted on Sept. 3 to nullify Supervisor Laura Gillen’s appointment of Elmont resident Averil Smith as the acting comptroller, saying the appointment violated civil … more
Town of Hempstead Republican lawmakers are challenging Supervisor Laura Gillen’s selection of Elmont resident Averil Smith as acting town comptroller, claiming the appointment violates civil service law. more
Water companies throughout Long Island are disputing a report ranking the cost of water, saying that the Farmingdale-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment didn’t account for all of the … more
Tulip Caterers will stick around for the foreseeable future after the town Board of Appeals unanimously denied the necessary variances to build a 7-Eleven at the site. The board’s April decision … more
Averil Smith, an Elmont resident, was named the Town of Hempstead’s acting comptroller on Aug. 26. Smith is a certified public accountant, and previously served as the Town of North Hempstead … more
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