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The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization, released its most recent census of organizations it deems hate groups on Feb. 15, identifying at least two that are active on Long Island. more
Former Lynbrook resident and political commentator Alan Colmes died Thursday after battling a brief illness. He was 66. more
The East Rockaway School District held its first meeting to discuss its 2017-18 budget on Feb. 14 at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School. more
Paul Lynch, the superintendent for finance at Lynbrook Public Schools, presented the Board of Education with a proposed budget of over $44.9 million on Feb. 15. This budget would be an increase of more than $781,000 from the previous school year. more
The Board of Education for the Lynbrook School District kept a cell phone ban at Lynbrook High School in place at its Feb. 8 meeting, despite a student petition urging it to change the edict. more
Boy Scouts from Troops 332 and 121 and Pack 84 had an opportunity to participate in local government at the East Rockaway village board meeting on Feb. 13. As part of the annual Good Government Night, the scouts took on the roles of village officials. They approved minutes, shared reports and led the Pledge of Allegiance. more
Former NFL star Donny Brady, who is also a two-time Grey Cup champion in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos, celebrated the grand opening of Proficient Sports Training on Vincent Avenue in Lynbrook on Feb. 11. more
When Abby Manasakis went to the Lynbrook School District’s budget meeting on Feb. 15, she expected to learn more about the school board’s plan to move special education students from Marion Street Elementary to schools closer to their homes. Instead, she was told that there would be a private meeting after the proposed budget is adopted on March 8 to discuss the transition of special education students to new schools. more
Technology experts will be available to answer any questions participants may have about smartphones and other devices at the East Rockaway Public Library on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The experts will not be able to repair tablets or smartphones; however, they will teach attendees how to use them. No appointments are necessary. more
Carmen Tierno, a senior director of New Jersey American Water’s southwest district operations was named president of New York American Water effective March 1. Tierno replaces Brian Bruce, who has been named president of West Virginia American Water. He is the third president the water company has had in the past three years. more
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