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Research from the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports, found high levels of 1,4 dioxane in water serviced by the 39 water districts, including the Water Authority of Western Nassau, the Franklin Square Water District, New York American Water’s Lynbrook and Merrick Operations Districts, and the Town of Hempstead Water District. more
Four years ago, Uriel Longman-Gonzalez, 26, of Freeport, rushed to the nearest Northwell Health hospital because of agonizing abdominal distress. After an examination and blood work, he received a call from a doctor who wanted to speak with him in private. He was told that he had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and that if he didn’t come in when he did, his stomach could rupture, killing him. 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
Jim Hamilton, a 60-year-old lifelone resident of Merrick, achieved a dream of his when he opened Balabalo's Hot Dogs on March 6. more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
Behind the scenes access to the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
Chris Koutsis, 42, a lifelong resident of Merrick, has “fate” written across his knuckles, a flame in the center of his neck and a star in the right corner of his forehead. The tattoo artist opened his business, Scharff & Sons Tattoo, on March 17 on Merrick Avenue in Merrick. more
New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
The New York State Public Service Commission announced last week that it had lowered New York American Water Company’s requested rate increase, granting a first-year increase of $3.63 million — less than half of the $8.7 million requested by the company. more
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