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A group of Herald Community Newspapers editors, reporters and interns took a kayak tour on Nassau County’s wild side, at the Town of Hempstead’s Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, on July 24. more
The Bellmore Movies once again hosted the Long Island International Film Expo, which presented a wide array of movies, from horror to comedy and mystery, by a variety of filmmakers, some local and some international. For the 18th year, the expo gave filmmakers an intimate opportunity to share their work with industry executives and movie-goers alike. more
Each night as a child, Connie Roberts stroked her white plastic rosary beads, recited her prayers and curled up in her comfortless bed at the Mount Carmel Industrial School for Girls, in Ireland’s Midlands region. She often heard screams echo through the cavernous institution. Now 52, Roberts can still hear them in her head. They were, she said, “the worst.” more
Rockville Centre will be hosting fire departments from across the area for the 2015 Nassau County Parade and Drill Tournament on Saturday, July 25. more
On Sept. 11, 2001, Robert Scott III, a 1991 graduate of Malverne High School, was riding the E train to his job in the World Trade Center, and was two blocks away from the twin towers when the first plane struck. The attack, the loss of many colleagues and a desire to help his country prompted Scott, a trader special clerk for Goldman Sachs, to leave the Wall Street life and join the Army. more
A fire broke out in the basement of a Malverne home today while several National Grid contractors were installing an upgrade from low to high-grade gas service. The fire quickly spread through the first floor and forced one of the home’s occupants to jump from the second floor into the arms of the contractors below. No injuries were reported. more
Jake Thomas and Alex Vargas, both 21, played baseball together in 2011 at Calhoun High School under legendary coach Joe Corea. In 2010, Thomas led the Colts squad that captured the Nassau County Class AA title. In 2012, Vargas played a critical role in the Colts’ victory at the Long Island Class AA championship. Major League teams recently drafted them both. more
There’s a large, handwritten “For Rent” sign in the side window of the Malverne General Store, and it looks like the business may be closing for good. more
Arthur Stanton, a dentist from Merrick who graduated in Calhoun High School’s class of 1960, its first class, and later served as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps during the Vietnam War, died on June 25 at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 72. more
After fighting for the right to gay marriage for nearly 35 years, gay rights activists were elated by the Supreme Court’s decision last month making same-sex marriage legal across the country. more
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