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As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy nears, local and federal officials who are all too familiar with its destruction are pushing a plan to protect communities like Long Beach that are at high … more
The Republican and Democratic candidates for Nassau County Executive both earned some high-profile endorsements this week, with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli backing Laura Curran, a Democratic legislator from Baldwin, and the county’s three police unions throwing their support behind Jack Martins, the Republican state senator and former mayor of Mineola. more
The future of much-needed upgrades to Lynbrook School District facilities is in the hands of voters, who will decide on Oct. 3 to accept or reject a $28.9 million bond proposal to fund repairs in the high school and all other district buildings. more
After the high school district board formed a committee to examine the effects of a school choice policy last month, a group of about 30 parents submitted a letter on Sept. 12 indicating that they do not think the policy is causing overcrowding, and that it should remain in place. more
Roughly two months after the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan reversed New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction, a federal appeals panel overturned those of former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, on Tuesday. more
The Long Beach firefighters and lifeguards responded to 13 water rescues on Sunday between 1:30 and 7:16 p.m., the department said on its Facebook page. Firefighters and emergency crews … more
Cheryl Schwartz, a Wantagh resident who has been a teacher at Mandalay Elementary School for 23 years, said that students in her first-grade class were only babies when Hurricane Sandy devastated the … more
State Sen. John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, has formed an opioid policy working group of experts and community leaders from Wantagh, Seaford and surrounding areas to battle the  epidemic … more
The city and the Civil Service Employees Association will host a hurricane relief concert on Sept. 24 that will benefit victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and José. The concert is set to take … more
More than a thousand fitness enthusiasts made their way to Riverside Boulevard beach on Sunday for the first ever NY Fit Fest, a day-long festival that featured a variety of fitness activities for … more
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