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Hurricane Sandy proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, what many experts had long predicted: Long Island’s South Shore could flood in a big storm. But what of the future? Could it flood again? How badly? To answer such questions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County to conduct a risk management study of the South Shore’s back bays. more
It was the last day of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s final performance at Nassau Coliseum and Malvernite John Di Leonardo was on the sidewalk in front of the Coliseum, yelling into a megaphone. more
Endorsing the proposed 2017-18 Lynbrook School District budget is an easy call. more
In East Rockaway, district officials have proposed a roughly $38.2 million budget. If passed by voters, it would actually reduce expenditures by about $162,000. The drop in spending is largely the result of the district’s paying off debts this year, which means more money for science, music, art and technology programs, officials said. more
The Lynbrook and East Rockaway school districts are set for their budget votes and Board of Education elections on May 16. East Rockaway’s polls are scheduled to be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Junior-Senior High School, while Lynbrook’s are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at North Middle School, South Middle School and Lynbrook High School. more
Diana Viglietta’s sink, bathtub and even her washer are all eroded from the rust water that comes out of her pipes on Abrams Place. For the past 14 years, she has had to replace countless towels, buy new dishwashers and send all of her family’s clothes to a laundromat. The rust is so bad, that Viglietta bought several new dishwashers in a single year, and can no longer get a warranty for it. She said the filters she installed do not even help the situation nor do they get rid of the water’s foul odor. more
The Historical Society of Lynbrook and East Rockaway honored Bill and Lillian Gaylor at their monthly meeting for their role in contributing to Lynbrook’s business community for the last three decades at the Brick Cafe in Lynbrook on May 3. more
Third- through eighth-grade students throughout New York State took the New York State Common Core Mathematics Test from May 2 through May 4, but more than 60 percent of eligible Lynbrook and East Rockaway students refused to take the exam. more
Jackie and Chris Stiansen were bewildered when they noticed their employee, Dan, walking to his job at Doughology in Lynbrook instead of riding his bike. “We were confused,” Jackie recalled. “We were like, ‘Where’s your bike?’” more
The East Rockaway board of trustees voted unanimously on April 24 to approve a $9.9 million budget for 2017-18. The 2017-18 budget is more than $452,000 than the 2016-17 budget, with average homeowners paying $27.29 in taxes, 3.5 percent more than they were paying last year. more
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