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A new program melds the trendy action of taking selfies with the old school concept of giving back to the community.  The Selfies for SIBSPlace mission is to have high school students collect $1 … more
From library boards to Congress, meetings of governing bodies typically begin with officials and audience members standing and reciting the now 31-word Pledge of Allegiance. However, according to a survey conducted by the Long Island Press one-fifth — 22 of 97 — villages in Nassau and Suffolk counties do not recite the patriotic oath at the beginning of their meetings. Five of the 22 cited are in the Five Towns: Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Neck, Hewlett Harbor, Lawrence and Woodsburgh. more
The cost of parking in Cedarhurst will be 100 percent higher beginning this weekend. The village will be raising the price of parking in its lots from 25 cents to 50 cents per hour. more
While most elementary students would build a paper mache volcano for their science fairs, fifth graders at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway were creating start-ups for an entrepreneur fair. more
Because it is lined with beach clubs, Ocean Boulevard is heavily traveled during the summer, which has led to its deterioration. To repair the potholes, resurface the roadway, improve drainage, add a bicycle lane and relocate parking from the shoulder to the center median, the village borrowed $3 million for a project that is nearly completed. more
Showing a disdain for short-term rentals in the Town of Hempstead, Supervisor Anthony Santino announced that the board plans to prohibit living arrangements that are shorter than 28 days. more
In 2014, when the bike path that runs along the Wantagh Parkway was extended to Tobay Beach, many hailed its arrival as a safe, scenic trail for anyone who wanted to walk, run, cycle or skateboard. more
A contaminated area near Woodmere Middle School that was discovered in 1991 and originally investigated through 1999 will be the topic of discussion at a local meeting concerning the next phase of cleanup. more
Police arrested Brian P. Napolitano, 19, of Livingston Place, in Cedarhurst at 5:20 p.m. on June 20, for having 100 pills believed to be Alprazolam (Xanex) that he was allegedly going to sell, and a dozen white pills believed to be Alprazolam and Benzodiazepine were also in his possession. more
An truck carrying what appears to be merchandise apparently hit a tree and that ripped open a portion of its trailer around 11:30 on June 21 on Washington Avenue past Pearsall Avenue near Peninsula Boulevard in Cedarhurst. more
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