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Lately, it seems, the plane noise in Malverne has been even more bothersome than usual. When Malverne held its 9/11 candlelight vigil last week, it was in the middle of a six-hour period in which dozens of planes roared overhead, making it almost impossible to hear Deputy Mayor Patricia Fitzpatrick during the ceremony. Malvernite Elaine Miller, who keeps track of planes flying over the village, said that from Sept. 1-8, 270 to 300 planes had flown over her house each day. “On Sept. 8, they sent us another 60 planes on top of that,” she said. “It was a solid 14 to 17 hours per day of plane noise.” more
Malverne took its hat off to a new clothier last week, when the La Benes women’s boutique held its grand opening at its location on 122 Broadway in the village. After hosting 10 successful preview days in late August and early September, the shop held kicked off its opening with a ribbon cutting, village and town politicians, residents, family and friends last Saturday. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) held a press conference at the Theodore Roosevelt Nassau County Legislative & Executive Building in Mineola on Aug. 23 in hopes of putting an end to … more
A medical doctor with offices in Franklin Square pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive painkiller, officials said. Noel Blackman, 68, of Valley … more
A Franklin Square restaurant will compete at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in the upstate city of that name on Saturday. Brews Brothers Grille owners Michael Weinberg and Brian Clermont will … more
School District 12 residents will be asked to vote on a $19.7 million bond proposition that would fund new facilities to accommodate its growing arts program and provide new resources for its expanding science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, curriculum. An official presentation will be made to the community at the district’s Sept. 13 board meeting, and a community vote is scheduled for Nov. 16. more
Sandra Ingraffia, a talented bowler and a co-owner of Malverne’s San-Dee Lanes bowling center, died August 23 of liver cancer. She was 79. more
As a first-generation Italian-American child, a tomato milling machine was as ordinary to me as a skate key. At the same time, the very sight of it triggered my flight instinct: I knew the minute that machine appeared on my kitchen table that hours upon hours of stewing tomatoes, running them through the mill, pouring the sauce into Mason jars and then boiling them until ready were soon to follow. It was a process that I dreaded. more
Anita Schmelzinger and Amanda Hughes have always wanted to open a clothing shop. Unlike many who have entrepreneurial dreams, however, the duo actually did something about it and held a preview day in their new store, La Benes, at 122 Broadway in Malverne last week. “We’ve gotten such great response from the community so far,” said Schmelzinger. “We’re really excited about it.” more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
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