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Mayor Robert Kennedy was re-elected along with fellow incumbents Carmen Piñeyro and Ronald Ellerbe. Challenger Andrew Hardwick ran with trustee candidates Juana Prado and Frank Grossman, while … more
An Island Park man convicted last December for being under the influence of drugs during a January 2015 high-speed crash that killed a Lynbrook couple was sentenced on Friday to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison, the maximum sentence. more
Woodsburgh resident and North Woodmere native David Friedman was confirmed 52-46 by the U.S. Senate on Thursday to be the ambassador to Israel. more
The city released a draft of its proposed comprehensive plan in January that, if approved, could lead to an overhaul of decades-old zoning laws to address future development in Long Beach. The … more
Less than a week after a winning New York Lottery ticket worth $8.3 million sold at a card store on Long Beach Road, another from an Oceanside 7-Eleven can now be cashed in for $62,000. more
Whether it is recycling old eyeglasses or hosting food drives, the Lions Club of Valley Stream has been active in the community for 69 years as of January. The Herald recently spoke with Janet Mahabir, the president of the organization, who says she is planning to continue its service to the community and work with former presidents to help the club succeed in 2017. more
Although any Valley Stream resident can learn how to make 3D creations at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, no adults have signed up for any of the 3D printing classes, according to Mamie Eng, the director of the library. more
Valley Stream parents, as well as members of the Valley Stream Teachers Association, are actively circulating opt-out forms, posting on social media and sharing fliers around the town to encourage parents to opt their children out of taking statewide tests beginning next week. Last year, the number of students who opted out of taking the English Language Arts and math exams nearly doubled from the prior year. more
Free health screening On March 24, the Elmont Memorial Library will be hosting a St. Francis Outreach bus to screen patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a cardiac history, blood pressure and to test cholesterol and for diabetes. Patients must be over 18 or older. St. Francis will also provide free referrals. No registration or appointment is required. more
County Legislator William Gaylor III (R-Lynbrook) shared a draft of legislation with state lawmakers last week that would require school districts to return any excess tax revenue levied for the 2016-17 school year to Nassau County, and, by proxy, the taxpayers. more
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