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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
West Hempstead real estate attorney David Frankel, who pleaded guilty in January to stealing nearly $6 million from his clients, was sentenced to three to nine years in prison on April 24 in Nassau County Supreme Court. 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
Sofia Gutierrez, a West Hempstead High School senior and a culinary student at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech, has been nominated to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. “It’s exciting to be in the running for this award,” Gutierrez said. more
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“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
The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted nearly 3,000 entries. The awards were presented at NYPA’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last weekend. 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
Nassau Police reported that 14-year old Lakeview girl has missing since leaving her home on April 10, has been found a day later. more
West Hempstead resident Dr. Stephen Mark Shore was nonverbal until age 4, and was recommended for institutionalization. Today, he is a clinical assistant professor of special education at Adelphi University, author of four books about autism, sits on the board of Autism Speaks, is president emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and speaks about autism all over the world. more
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