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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
Incumbent Trustees Michael Fragin and Daniel Goldstein are the only two candidates who will be on the June 20 Village of Lawrence ballot since Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Daniel Palmieri ruled on June 7 that Larry Kolodny’s legal action was “untimely” and submitted past the lawful deadline. more
Picking up on a campaign begun by the Town of Hempstead, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said on June 8 that he will introduce legislation to rename what is called Negro Bar Channel, a waterway near Jamaica Bay, in honor of Inwood volunteer firefighter Joseph Sanford Jr., who died on Dec. 23, 2014, four days after being injured when responding to a call in Woodmere. more
Dozens of Five Towns residents packed the Boehm Meeting Room in the Hewlett- Woodmere Public Library on June 6 to voice concerns on the condition and safety of West Broadway, from Mill Road in Hewlett to Rockaway Turnpike in Cedarhurst. more
After stating that the impact of plane noise on the health and environment is a top issue for the residents in his district, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Republican, Lynbrook) introduced legislation last week requiring the New York State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation to examine and report on the effects of air traffic from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. more
A history teacher at South High School has filed a grievance against Principal Maureen Henry, after she allegedly interfered with a class project that tasked students with making change in their community. more
In addition to the contested three-way race for trustee in Woodsburgh and the nominee petition kerfuffle in Lawrence that left two candidates on the ballot, there are 11 incumbents running unchallenged for mayor, trustee and village justice in five villages also on June 20. All trustee terms are two years and the mayor and village justice terms are four years. more
A bill introduced last Thursday in the State Senate, sponsored by the entire Long Island Senate delegation, would rename a 10-mile stretch of the Southern State Parkway in honor of Malvernite and NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, who died Jan. 10. The bill, which is expected to pass the Senate this session, proposes to rename the parkway the Steven McDonald Memorial Highway. more
The possible development of a country club is coloring the village trustee race in Woodsburgh on June 20, and there was a failed candidate petition in Lawrence. more
New York state will soon begin implementing changes that will alter the way drinking water is protected and monitored for the better. more
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