Wantagh cabaret decision pending

After hearing 14 hours of testimony on Oct. 13, the Hempstead Town Board of Zoning Appeals will determine the fate of a proposed cabaret in Wantagh. William Stephen Dean, better known as Billy …

How climate change affects hurricanes

With communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 still awaiting state and federal funds to help buttress against the effects another storm of its size, some groups on Long Island continue to fight their battle against what they see as the root: climate change.

Pride For Youth celebrates LGBT History Month

In honor of LGBT History Month and Coming Out Day, this past Wednesday members of Pride for Youth taped blank sheets of paper to each other’s backs before writing a trait they admired on each person’s sheet.

Jordan Lobster Farms welcomes “The Donald”

There’s a new attraction at Jordan Lobster Farms on Long Island. A 20-pound lobster currently resides in his own private tank at the Island Park fish market and restaurant, enjoying plenty of …

Mumps cases continue to grow

The number of mumps cases in Nassau County appears to be growing, and health officials have said the outbreak is most apparent in Long Beach and its surrounding areas.

Verizon store clerk robbed at gunpoint in Valley Stream

Two men robbed a Verizon Wireless store on East Merrick Road on Sept. 1, according to police. According to the Nassau County Police Department, the men — black, late teens to early 20s, wearing …

Welcome to Margaritaville

Hundreds of “parrotheads” — many wearing Hawaiian shirts and tropical outfits — filled Fields 3, 4 and 5 on August 25 to host elaborate tailgate parties, raise money and to just have fun at …

East Meadow resident wins prestigious award

The New York State School Boards Association awarded two school board members with the Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service on Aug. 5. One of the recipients is East Meadow …

L.B. film festival helps raise money for Surf for All

Dylan Hronec was stoked – the waves in Long Beach, generated by offshore swells during the height of hurricane season, were about to start pumping over the Labor Day weekend, and he was excited to …

Crime Watch

D.A.: Disbarred attorney accused of stealing $400K

A disbarred attorney from Bellmore was arrested and charged on Thursday with stealing more than $400,000 from an estate that he represented, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.