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A Citizens Campaign for the Environment report compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports showed high levels of the carcinogen 1,4 dioxane in water serviced by the 39 water districts, including the Water Authority of Western Nassau, the Franklin Square Water District, New York American Water’s Lynbrook and Merrick Operations Districts, and the Town of Hempstead Water District. The research period was from 2013 through 2015. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, … more
It is a massive, towering brick structure, set in the heart of downtown Rockville Centre. St. Agnes Cathedral — Long Island’s only Roman Catholic Cathedral — was constructed in … more
Because of icy driving conditions and extreme cold, school districts across the South Shore delayed or canceled classes on Feb. 10. According to their websites, as of 5:30 a.m., they … more
Snow will continue to blanket the village of Freeport through Thursday, dropping an estimated seven to 11 inches before ending by late afternoon or early evening. The National Weather Service has … more
Police arrested Hamilton Croft, 38, from Hewlett on Feb. 8 for allegedly shooting Daniel Flowers, then 20, in July 2011. Flowers, a Freeport resident, died from injuries related to being shot on Jan. … more
With a snowstorm that could dump up to a foot or more of the white stuff across Nassau County predicted for Thursday, school officials across the South Shore were canceling classes on Wednesday … more
Four years ago, Uriel Longman-Gonzalez, 26, of Freeport, rushed to the nearest Northwell Health hospital because of agonizing abdominal distress. After an examination and blood work, he received a call from a doctor who wanted to speak with him in private. He was told that he had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and that if he didn’t come in when he did, his stomach could rupture, killing him. more
Nassau County Police are reporting that there was an attempted kidnapping of a 12 year-old boy in Freeport at 5:04 p.m. on Feb.7.Detectives say the boy was walking north on North Brookside Avenue … more
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