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The older adults participating in the Town of Hempstead’s Senior Writing Workshop presented their original works recently at the Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts. more
It played out like a scene from NBC’s “Seinfeld.” Jerry Seinfeld was sitting in a diner one afternoon, eating lunch, sipping coffee, chatting about quirky, mundane topics with a friend, offering deadpan observations. more
“Hard work pays off,” said Binita Shah, a student at W.T. Clarke High School, who, at 17 years old, has already rocked out with an internationally renowned band and conducted cancer research alongside college students and professors. Her 13-year-old sister, Aashini, can attest to Binita’s statement, as she also shares her sister’s musical exploits, and started research of her own, involving global warming, all before reaching high school. more
Tom McKevitt Sr., the father of State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt Jr., died on June 25, from complications stemming from various health issues. He was 75. more
Four North Bellmore Fire Department volunteers were injured while responding to an East Meadow house fire on July 13, officials said. One assistant chief and a firefighter were severely hurt in a crash on the way to the blaze, while two volunteers were injured battling the fire. None of the volunteers were identified.

Michelle Hauser, 17, recalls driving through the Superstorm Sandy–ravaged sections of her hometown of Oceanside 19 months ago. She explained that she remembers asking her father why construction workers from California and Arkansas were repairing utility poles in the neighborhood, but he didn’t know the answer. more
With less than two weeks to go before a potentially crippling Long Island Rail Road strike, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and eight LIRR unions were set to return to the bargaining table once again this week to discuss contract negotiations. The National Mediation Board, a three-member, quasi-governmental agency, scheduled a meeting between the MTA and union officials on Tuesday in Manhattan. more
To salute the veterans and active service personnel in honor of Independence Day, Hempstead Town will waive parks’ admission fees on the July 4th weekend for active military personnel and … more
Some 600 W.T. Clarke and East Meadow High School seniors took the next step in their lives last Sunday, June 29, as they walked across a stage at their respective schools to receive their diploma. more
The Town of Hempstead crowned nine winners of its 2014 Recycle Poster contest on Monday at Levy Park in Merrick. Two of the winners were elementary school students in the East Meadow School District. more
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