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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
After Rob Verderosa, 40, of Bellmore, had a stroke that sent him to the ICU, his friends set up a gofundme page to alleviate the burden of hospital bills on him and his family. more
On April 15, Empire Hose Company 3, in Merrick, hosted their first annual Easter “Eggstravanganza,” and according to Ron Luparello, of the department, it was a smashing success. more
On April 17 the Nassau County chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association celebrated its 25th anniversary at Ayhan’s Shish Kebab in Baldwin. more
Calhoun alumnus Zach Goldstein, a utility player at Southern New Hampshire University, is anticipating this year's MLB draft, for which he is now elligible. more
When Joseph Lentini was hired as coordinator of Camp ANCHOR in Lido Beach in 1970, the Town of Hempstead’s recreation program for children and adults with special needs, it had 80 campers and a few paid staff and volunteers. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. 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
“It’s like they just stopped painting last week,” one concertgoer said, as he walked down Section 104’s shiny grey-and-yellow stairs that seemed to sparkle in the dim pre-concert haze. After a $165 million renovation, the Uniondale venue, now called NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was complete, and fans filed in on April 5 to see Long Island’s favorite rock legend reopen the place. “It’s still wet,” the man joked. more
A treasure trove of original survey maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway — the country’s first road built exclusively for automobiles, in 1908 — have been in the basement of a Malverne business, the Learning Circle, for decades. “I saw them about 20 years ago and I didn’t pay much attention to them,” said Roy Knoernschild, an on-call custodian for the building. more
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