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“How are you doing so far?” Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes bellowed, addressing Peter Palazzo’s class at Calhoun High School on a recent Thursday. “Outstanding!” senior Spencer Kaufman replied. more
The train trip still haunts Evelyn Pike Rubin more than 75 years later. It was the winter of 1939. Pike Rubin, an only child who was 8½ at the time, was steaming from Breslau, in Nazi Germany, to Naples, Italy, where she was to board a cruise ship, the Hakusaki Maru, bound for Japanese-occupied Shanghai. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray cited famed singer Perry Como when announcing the start of a free pet adoption program at the town’s animal shelter: “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” more
Sharon Lavelle, a 50-year resident of Mitchell Street in Bellmore, said she was in her basement when 5 ½ feet of water gushed in from the pond. “I nearly got sucked down my sump pump,” Lavelle said. “I nearly drowned in my basement.” more
Nassau County voters will choose their next district attorney in November 2015, ten months after current D.A. Kathleen Rice leaves the post for a seat in Congress. Meanwhile, Rice’s top deputy or an appointee of Gov. Andrew Cuomo will take the reins as the county’s head prosecutor. more
On the eve of Veterans Day, a bill was introduced in the County Legislature that would direct more county contracts to veterans and active-duty service members who own local businesses. more
To understand how trying the 2014 New York State Cross-Country Championship was, you only need compare Charles Skidmore’s performances over the past two years. The Mepham High School senior first ran in the state championship in 2013. He placed 77th in a time of 16:17. This year he moved up 19 places, to 58th, but his time dropped by 45 seconds, to 17:02. more
All 1,360 Calhoun High School students are now receiving potentially life-saving training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of the automated external defibrillator. By the end of the school year, all 5,562 students in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District will be trained. more
Daisy Denenberg, mother of Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg and two other children, who later in life started a career as a psychologist, earning her doctorate at 51 and working in local schools and then her own practice, died on Nov. 15 after a short battle with cancer. She was 77. more
Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, is facing eight counts of mail fraud, a federal crime, after prosecutors allege he overbilled a client at his former law firm by $2.3 million. more
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