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New York’s governmental leaders took a quick trip to Israel last week to show that the state stands with Israel in its current conflict with Hamas. more
Our beloved dog Kirby died last week. She was a yellow lab mix adopted from the North Shore Animal League 16 years ago. A long life— but not nearly long enough for us. My three sons named her after the baseball player, Kirby Puckett. Never mind that she was a female. To say we’re devastated is an understatement. The house feels empty; someone is missing. Why is the loss of a pet so painful? I guess it’s because she was a member of the family who gave no-strings-attached, unconditional love and loyalty without expecting anything in return. more
Part two of an occasional series about the challenges that people face making ends meet in Nassau County. By 8 a.m. on July 3, many, if not most, of the 3- to 5-year-olds in Jazmin Torres and … more
A mix of guitars, stylish fedoras, multicolored hairstyles and practicing hopefuls, who were letting out a few notes before it really counted, waited in close quarters outside of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, on July 23, hours before it was time to show off their high notes, vibrato and guitar strums to the producers of “American Idol.” more
Before joining the Sandel Senior Center’s art program, Harold Buck had never painted in his life. Now he can’t stop. “I have about two dozen paintings from all the three years I’ve been in the class,” said Buck, 76. more
The older adults participating in the Town of Hempstead’s Senior Writing Workshop presented their original works recently at the Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts. more
It played out like a scene from NBC’s “Seinfeld.” Jerry Seinfeld was sitting in a diner one afternoon, eating lunch, sipping coffee, chatting about quirky, mundane topics with a friend, offering deadpan observations. more
Michelle Hauser, 17, recalls driving through the Superstorm Sandy–ravaged sections of her hometown of Oceanside 19 months ago. She explained that she remembers asking her father why construction workers from California and Arkansas were repairing utility poles in the neighborhood, but he didn’t know the answer. more
With less than two weeks to go before a potentially crippling Long Island Rail Road strike, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and eight LIRR unions were set to return to the bargaining table once again this week to discuss contract negotiations. The National Mediation Board, a three-member, quasi-governmental agency, scheduled a meeting between the MTA and union officials on Tuesday in Manhattan. more
After a swirl of media interviews on Sunday afternoon, 18-year-old Noah Rubin of Merrick had to be fitted for a tuxedo, right down to his shiny black shoes. In just hours he would attend the Wimbledon Champions Dinner at the glittering Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, where he would meet Wimbledon men’s champion Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 tennis player. more
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