A long-awaited project to remove nitrogen from the Western Bays gained steam on Sept. 9, when the Nassau County Legislature unanimously voted to borrow $408 million to build a system to divert treated sewage from Bay Park to Wantagh, and from there into the Atlantic Ocean.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and several elected officials are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $6.1 million extension of the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, which is set to expire on Sept. 30.
The Village Pride Party will host a fundraiser called “A Taste of East Rockaway” on Sept. 17 to help cover repairs to the restaurant B Bistro: A Taste of Vietnam and the VIP Love Your Pet grooming shop on Main Street in East Rockaway, after they were damaged by a fire in August.
Village officials are weighing whether to install synthetic turf on two playing fields in Greis Park, in the heart of the village.
The Lynbrook and East Rockaway school districts each welcomed back students Wednesday for the first day of school. Both districts are set to roll out several new programs and courses in 2019-20.
Long awaited and highly anticipated renovations to the Lynbrook Long Island Rail Road station began on Sept. 10, months after the LIRR announced a $17.9 million upgrade to the facility.
Residents of Lynbrook and East Rockaway gathered on Sept. 11 to reflect and remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in somber ceremonies.
The East Rockaway and Lynbrook school districts are each gearing up to show their school pride and host Homecoming festivities on Sept. 21.
The 2018 season started on a positive note and ended strong, but it was a midseason goal-scoring drought that sealed Lynbrook’s fate on the soccer pitch. The Owls, who were unbeaten in their final three matches, finished with an overall record of 4-5-2 and again fell short of a postseason berth.
Lynbrook firefighters responded to a late night house fire on Durland Road on Sept. 10 at 11:49 p.m.
The Week Ahead
Singer/songwriter Kirsten Thien will perform select songs from Ida Cox, Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter and Bessie Smith as well as a few of her original contemporary Blues songs at the Lynbrook Public Library on Sept. 21
Children in kindergarten through third grade can participate in story time and make a craft to take home at the East Rockaway Public Library on Sept. 24 from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
The Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre hosts a one-day sale on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here is the latest arrest report courtesy of the Lynbrook Police Department.