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In the first half of the twentieth century, Freeport had three golf courses. By the second half of the century, all the courses were replaced by residential development. The Freeport Golf … more
Decked out in pink, from the pumps to its signs, GIVNGO in Freeport is a new gas station dedicated to fighting breast cancer. The station, on West Merrick Road, is owned by brothers Danny and … more
Following a July 11 public hearing on short-term rentals, the Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to prohibit leasing arrangements lasting less than 28 days. more
Louise Beeks had a mouth full of broken teeth. Every bite of food and each spoken word was painful for the 86-year-old Freeport woman, who in recent years has eaten only soup and purees. She was a … more
Long Island Rail Road riders traveling to Hunterspoint Ave. or Atlantic Terminal will be entitled to a fare reduction averaging 25 percent during Amtrak’s repair work, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced Tuesday. The fare reduction will take effect July 10, and will end when Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station has been completed. 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
President Trump endorsed a proposal on June 5 to privatize air-traffic control, an action that was opposed by a number of those who have voiced their frustration over the plane noise plaguing Long Island. more
Anticipating harsh commuting delays while infrastructure repairs are made this summer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an extensive alternate transportation plan for Long Island Rail Road commuters on June 12. more
On the gas-fired stove, an aluminum pot full of tomato sauce, fragrant with herbs and spices, simmered, while beside it an oversized kettle of red beans cooked in boiling water last Friday afternoon. … 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
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