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An eclectic audience of music lovers filled Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre last weekend as the South Shore Symphony welcomed rock legend and composer Keith Emerson as guest … more
Since it unofficially opened in November 2013, New York American Water’s filtration plant in Lynbrook, known as Plant #15, has amassed some impressive statistics. According to Richard Kern, a production manager for the facility, the site filters 4 million gallons of water a day, drawn from two wells in its facility that are 500 to 600 feet deep. The water is treated to ensure its drinkability and cleanliness: chlorine is added to kill bacteria, sodium hydroxide is added to regulate acidity, and sodium silicates are added to sequester iron. more
It’s almost Columbus Day but you would never know it in certain parts of the country. In many cities, and even whole states, Columbus Day has been replaced with “Native American Day”, or “Discoverer Day” as has happened in Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota. Other states are forced to authorize the holiday although they don’t celebrate it – like Iowa and Nevada. In areas as close as Staten Island, despite its prevalent Italian population, the annual Columbus Day parade will be replaced this year with a “Rome to Richmond Town” festival. more
Confined to a hospital bed, connected to three life-support machines and unable to eat, talk or walk after a horrible car accident, Joseph Parenti, of West Hempstead, kept thinking of the life he wanted to live. “I pictured myself enjoying a normal life, you know, creative visualization,” said Parenti. “I kept imagining what I wanted; how I was going to get there; that I had the power to heal. But it’s easier said than done,” he admitted. more
Keyboard rock legend Keith Emerson mostly regards himself as musically “self-taught.” “From 8 to 12 years old, I had private piano tutelage from the local teachers here in Sussex,” … more
Sept. 21 was the 76th anniversary of the infamous Long Island Express of 1938, a massive Category 3 hurricane that slammed into the Island, New Jersey and much of New England with rare ferocity, killing 800 people and causing $308 million in damage (the equivalent of $4.8 billion today), including the destruction of 57,000 homes. more
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Baharestani has joined Berke Eye Care in Westbury. Baharestani is certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology, is a candidate member of the American … more
New York Islanders fans anxious to get an early look at the Barclays Center, the Islanders’ new Brooklyn home starting in the 2015-16 NHL season, can do so on Sept. 26, when the Islanders will host … more
Diagonally across the street from the attractive West 130 development, a residential property that became a reality thanks to the relentless efforts of the area’s civic leaders and residents, sits its antithesis — a dilapidated building that has been the object of years of local disdain: 101 Hempstead Turnpike. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin who represents part of Merrick, and Bob Young, an environmental activist from Merrick, are among the local organizers preparing for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. more
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