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Friday, August 22, 2014
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As always, expectations are sky high on the football field at Nassau Community College. The Lions, who have been among the top junior college programs in the country for decades, are coming off back-to-back 9-2 seasons. more
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park serves as an educational environment for Long Island residents and a wildlife conservation area for animals. more
If America was a person, it would be drenched in ice water. The Ice Bucket Challenge is simple — film yourself dumping a pail of frigid water on your head, upload it social media, and challenge others to do the same within 24 hours or donate to the ALS Association. Everyone from celebrities to professional athletes is taking part in the freezing phenomenon. more
New York’s governmental leaders took a quick trip to Israel last week to show that the state stands with Israel in its current conflict with Hamas. more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo dispatched resources to assist Long Island’s recovery from the nearly 13 inches of rain that fell between the hours of midnight Tuesday and 7:15 a.m. Wednesday that … more
LIRR Service Update There are system-wide scattered delays of up to 30 minutes because of weather-related problems, as well as up to 90 min delays on the Montauk Branch due to an earlier disabled … more
A byproduct of any disaster is a “rising from the ashes” scenario. That is what the director of operations at Jones Beach State Park, Hank Leggio said about the beach and its continuing recovery, nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy. He went on to state that aside from needed repairs, most of the additions and renovations made to the renowned state park were planned long before the storm hit. more
Seizing on controversy swirling around the Moreland Commission, a state anti-corruption panel that Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice co-chaired, Bruce Blakeman, who is running against her for Congress, called on Rice last Thursday to publicly explain her role at the panel, and to release emails and other documents from her time there. more
Our beloved dog Kirby died last week. She was a yellow lab mix adopted from the North Shore Animal League 16 years ago. A long life— but not nearly long enough for us. My three sons named her after the baseball player, Kirby Puckett. Never mind that she was a female. To say we’re devastated is an understatement. The house feels empty; someone is missing. Why is the loss of a pet so painful? I guess it’s because she was a member of the family who gave no-strings-attached, unconditional love and loyalty without expecting anything in return. more
Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, the Jones Beach State Park staff — with the help of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — has not only repaired, but revived the world-famous attraction. more
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