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In anticipation of the fall hurricane season, PSEG Long Island has been trimming trees in the village since July 10 to ward off potential power failures caused by trees knocking down power lines. But the trim work, some residents say, is unnecessarily aggressive and is mutilating the trees. “It’s a massacre,” said Neil Gilmartin, an area resident for more than 50 years. “It’s anything but tree trimming. They are having a great time destroying what took 50-60 years to grow.” more
Why do certain buildings, however modest they may be in origin or design, endure? While others, grander in architecture and worthy of protection, are torn down? Fortunately, in this week’s story we won’t lament the loss of a building that was worth preserving, but instead, we will celebrate the history of dwellings with surprisingly humble roots. more
The Long Island Rail Road’s $23.9 million rehabilitation of the Wantagh train station is on schedule, officials said.  Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the LIRR, said that the second … more
About 60 service members and their families visited Long Beach this week with their families, as hundreds of residents flocked to the boardwalk for a Sunday morning race and later to West Beech … more
NYSEA’s 8th annual Surf Week returned to Long Beach July 12 to 16, featuring a week of events that included open surf contests, open skateboard contests, charity surf events, a memorial paddle-out, … more
The city released a new television commercial this week as part of a summer marketing campaign. The commercial will run on Cablevision and Verizon through mid-August and can be seen on News 12, … more
In the first half of the twentieth century, Freeport had three golf courses. By the second half of the century, all the courses were replaced by residential development. The Freeport Golf … more
Two days after Mayor Bill Hendrick announced that he had doubts about the lengthy process of building a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Lynbrook at a meeting of the village trustees on July 17, hotel developer Lee Browning sent Hendrick a letter expressing his desire to quit the project. more
On July 1, Ethel Liebeskind began her tenure as executive director for the Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre. She took over for Helaine Ronen, who retired from the position last month. more
Roughly a half-mile of water main is being replaced in Lakeview as part of a $370,000 investment in the community’s infrastructure, the New York American Water Company reported last week. The project began on July 19. more
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