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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
About 50 people marched up and down the sidewalk on Roth Road in Seaford on May 11, protesting outside U.S. Rep. Peter King’s home because he voted in favor of the House of … more
The South Shore faces an increased risk of natural hazards — including erosion, coastal wave action, storm surge, floods and severe winds — caused by coastal storms, explained Peter Weppler, chief of the environmental analysis branch of the planning division of the New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ planning division to a crowd of residents at Seaford High School last week. more
After she came home from work on April 7, Jessica De La Rosa recalled, she looked forward to a relaxing weekend with her two children. She was surprised that her 13-year-old chow mix, Oso, didn’t greet her at the door. Although he had trouble walking due to a back injury, he usually was excited to see her. After looking in the backyard and all through the house, she realized that he had slipped out. 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
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
Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes announced last Monday that he would step down from the board in June. A Republican from Levittown, Hudes serves northern sections of Wantagh and Seaford. He … more
Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino was arrested March 31 and charged with eight counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, making and subscribing to false corporate tax returns, and failing to file a return or pay tax, according to an indictment released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Justice. 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
To commemorate Women’s History Month, Hempstead Town leaders honored Dr. Tonie McDonald, the superintendent of the Levittown School District, and 10 other women for their contributions to the community at the annual Pathfinder Awards ceremony on March 7. more
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