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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
In an announcement to sports editors from the Associated Press on Friday, the commissioner of the NHL said that the Islanders are considering a move from their current home arena at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to return to Long Island, specifically Belmont Park, where the team would submit a bid to build a new arena there. more
Elmont resident Keith Couch began playing baseball in his backyard when he was 3, and has played Little League, travel and school ball at Holy Trinity High and Adelphi University. He has spent the last seven seasons in the minor leagues. 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
Nassau Police report the arrest of an Elmont man, Julio Aracena, 32, of Clinton Street, for promoting a sexual performance by a child. more
Cold, rain and wind did not stop Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages from hosting a news conference on April 6 outside the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, calling on the State Legislature to pass legislation that would raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. more
Nassau County officials, including County Executive Ed Mangano, along with military veterans and representatives from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, unveiled and dedicated a new veterans monument at the rebuilt and newly reopened sports and entertainment venue on April 8. more
Sixth-graders in Dimitri Bernadel’s class at Gotham Avenue School in Elmont took their math skills to the art room during a lesson that reinforced their knowledge of the geometry nets that make up three-dimensional figures. more
Members of the Alden Terrace School’s Actors Studio club presented their inaugural play “Bully Busters” to their schoolmates on March 24. Alden Terrace is in Valley Stream, but is part of the Elmont School District. more
“It’s like they just stopped painting last week,” one concertgoer said, as he walked down Section 104’s shiny grey-and-yellow stairs that seemed to sparkle in the dim pre-concert haze. After a $165 million renovation, the Uniondale venue, now called NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was complete, and fans filed in on April 5 to see Long Island’s favorite rock legend reopen the place. “It’s still wet,” the man joked. more
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