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I had been pedaling for an hour and a half when I stopped cold. The view, quite simply, stunned me. It was 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, and I was three-quarters of the way through a bike ride up and down the asphalt path that runs along the Wantagh and Ocean parkways, from Nassau County’s Cedar Creek Park, in Seaford, to the Town of Oyster Bay’s Tobay Beach Park, in Massapequa. The entire ride, from Cedar Creek to Tobay Beach and back, was 17.6 miles. more
He is scanning the Atlantic, as he has for three months almost every summer since John F. Kennedy was president. Lee Hahn may be in between bites of a chicken sandwich. He may be loudly channeling Elvis. If the ocean is calm, he may have drifted into the observant-daydreaming state lifeguards master. If there are waves, he may be having a hard time sitting still, envying the off-hour guards on surfboards out past the break, catching rides while he can only watch. more
There were new developments last week in the racial discrimination cases against the Malverne school district and its top administrators by three former Malverne High School teachers. U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt denied the Malverne Union Free School District’s motions for a summary judgment, which would have dismissed the lawsuit. Instead, it will now go to trial. more
Judge David Sullivan today sentenced Joseph Beer to 5-15 years in jail, denying him youthful offender status for a high speed drive which killed four of his friends near the Malverne exit of the Southern State Parkway two years ago. Beer admitted to smoking marijuana prior to the crash. more
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
According to a recent New York Times article, the number of volunteer firefighters is decreasing while the reasons why increase. Besides the apparent reason that the work is dangerous, the allure has diminished because of the amount of fund-raising required; the rise in two-income families, which makes spare time harder to find; and the increase in the scope of the work to vehicular entrapments and water rescues to name a few. more
Are you tired of the airplane noise over Malverne, particularly when you’re trying to sleep? Does noise from the sky seem louder than the noise coming from the Long Island Rail Road, which is less than a mile away for most villagers? Lifelong Malverne resident Larry Hoppenhauer feels your pain, and asks for only two minutes of your time — to file a complaint more
Westwood Park, a favorite play area for Malverne children, is also apparently a hot spot for ground bees. 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
If there’s an illegal apartment on your West Hempstead block and you don’t want to go on record as the complainant, the West Hempstead Community Support Association wants to be your voice. It will even remove your name permanently from the complaint and attach its name to it. more
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