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The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
Earth Day is April 22, and many use the day to jumpstart their spring cleaning. It’s a great time to both help the environment and promote safety around your home and neighborhood. Proper cleanup … more
Happy Earth Day! Our community has a lot to celebrate, and we have taken the steps to minimize our footprint on the planet by being the first city in Nassau County to help eliminate single-use … more
Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence To the Editor: Congratulations to the student staff of Lynbrook High … more
As part of the $153.1 billion 2018 budget that was finalized by the New York State Senate on April 9, Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft are now permitted to operate throughout the state under a uniform statewide license. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
Long Beach businesses will be required to charge at least 5 cents for each carryout bag that shoppers use beginning April 22, thanks to an ordinance approved unanimously by the City Council last … more
Garbage is strewn across the lawn, plywood is leaning against the walls and windows are broken at 1 Wallace Court, behind Rosa’s Pizza at the corner of Wallace Court and Payan Avenue in Valley Stream. more
Long-sought victory for those caregivers To the Editor: Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and their families rely on the care of direct-support professionals employed by the nonprofit sector, providing daily living services to some of our state’s most disabled residents. more
A group of about 200 fire department members, elected officials, community members and family members of late former Chief James McDermott were in attendance at a special ceremony on April 9 as Lynbrook Fire Department Headquarters was named after McDermott. more
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