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In 2014, New York joined the 30 states in the union that have legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, allowing doctors to prescribe it and its derivatives for ailments ranging from epilepsy … more
At a public hearing Tuesday night at City Hall, Glen Cove residents and City Council members spoke in sometimes heated opposition to Mayor Tim Tenke’s proposal to allow the city to exceed a … more
The hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, hit Long Island on a Wednesday on September 21, 1938.  Though eastern Long Island received the brunt of the storm, Freeport was not left unscathed. Power was lost throughout the village, leaving traffic lights inoperable.  Freeport Hospital used candles in all rooms and had an automatic lamp ready for use in an operating room.    more
“We Latinos, we are a nation without a face,” said Carmen Piñeyro, a trustee on the Freeport Village board, as she opened her speech as keynote speaker of a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Sept. 21 at the Roosevelt Fire Department. more
In the waning months of her first year in office, County Legislator Debra Mulé has hired a new legislative aide that will serve as a Hispanic community liaison in an effort to support and connect with the sizable Latino population that lives in District 5 — Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick, Oceanside and South Hempstead. more
— NY Fit Fest FitFest NY will be held on Edwards Boulevard beach on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. World-renowned athletes, celebrity trainers and influencers will lead activities … more
“He was my best friend, and he was lots of people’s best friend. He just kind of had that way about him. He touched a lot of people’s lives, and he’s going to be missed by many, many … more
PSEG Long Island presented a check to the owner of a new bakery in the West End for building her business with energy efficient equipment in a longtime-vacant space. Catherine Schimenti, the … more
Lynbrook Mayor Alan Beach and the board of trustees are hosting a public hearing on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at Village Hall regarding an application by Tewilliger and Barton Properties, LLC to build a 200-unit apartment complex known as The Cornerstone at Lynbrook. more
More than 200 people made their way to JJ Coopers on Sept. 15 for the 3rd annual Long Beach Oyster Fest, where they enjoyed live music, beer and oyster sampling. “It was home run,” said … more
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