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Standing amid the bustling traffic on a corner of Austin Boulevard near the Lincoln Orens Middle School in Island Park on Feb. 15, county, town and school officials proposed reducing the speed limit … more
It all depends on the moon tide. There are days when, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. — just as children are on their way to school in Island Park — the water comes up to the entrance of Francis … more
At a Feb. 1 news conference, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran called on New York state not to renew the permits for 68 wells in Jamaica, Queens, until the United States Geological Survey … more
Local town, county, school and village officials gathered outside the Long Island Power Authority’s E.F. Barrett power plant in Island Park on Jan. 17, and called on the electric utility to respect … more
South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Jan. 23 to enter into an affiliation agreement with the Mount Sinai Health System in an effort to expand health care … more
An estimated 200,000 men, women and children took to the streets of Manhattan for the second Women’s March, held on the first anniversary of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on … more
A 40-year-old woman was struck by a sports utility vehicle and critically injured on Saturday night, Nassau County police said. The woman — who was not identified by police — was transported … 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
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
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