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On June 11, both the New York State Assembly and Senate passed a bill to establish a South Nassau Water Authority and a North Shore Water Authority that would replace New York American Water for ratepayers in the Town of Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay, respectively. more
The legalization of the sale and use of recreational marijuana in New York has been met with stiff opposition in the form of opt-outs from local municipalities. In Oceanside, the high school’s youth council made their mark on the conversation by creating signs to run on Nassau Inter-County Express buses to warn county residents about the effects the drug can have on developing brains. more
Nearly $100,000 in essential medical supplies, equipment and personal protective equipment, as well as an additional $55,000 to fund the purchase of other critical medical supplies has been collected by Mount Sinai South Nassau and its attending medical staff in collaboration with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Queens Long Island, is being shipped by Wheels Global Foundation to hospitals in India to support them in their battle against a deadly outbreak of Covid-19. more
Oceanside local car enthusiasts gathered on Sunday to enjoy some coffee and look at some exciting cars in the Long Island Rail Road station parking lot. more
The Oceanside Garden Club celebrated Arbor Day by planting a flowering dogwood, a native tree, in a local park.  more
After a few changes last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Oceanside Library is returning to its regular summer gazebo readings this year for its 15th season, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside. more
Though Gov. Andrew Cuomo last announced that a mask mandate would be lifted in schools, state officials decided Monday that students should wear them inside for the rest of the school year, while parents expressed varying views about unmasking their children in school going forward. Districts can, however, choose to opt out of masking requirements. more
The Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 board of commissioners is seeking to move forward and put controversy behind it after an independent law firm revealed the findings of its probe into Commissioner Ryan Hemsley at the board’s June 3 meeting. more
A large green sign at Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside bears the name of late former NYPD Bomb Squad Det. Luis Alvarez, ensuring that those who enter the grounds will not forget his contributions during and long after 9/11. more
With the weather warming and Covid-19 restrictions loosening, restaurant owners in Oceanside and Island Park said they are excited about the return of outdoor dining, but have had trouble staffing their businesses. more
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