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It was a summer evening nearly two years ago when Island Park business owner Jared Judson re-evaluated his career path. He and his wife, Melanie, were on the shore of Long Beach in a Tuesday-night beach volleyball league. Judson, 39 at the time, who grew up in Baldwin and lives in Freeport, began to feel a pain in his chest, and decided to lay down courtside. The discomfort didn’t stop. more
The Hempstead Industrial Development Agency gave a tentative OK on March 30 to tax breaks for an apartment complex in Barnum Island, but the developer said it would not be financially possible to build under the terms of the current agreement. more
New equipment for the Department of Public Works, iPads for village building inspectors and LED lights around the village are among the items included in Island Park’s tentative budget for the coming fiscal year. more
More than 150 community members — dressed in snazzy attire — filed into Bridgeview Yacht Club on March 30 for the 67th annual Island Park Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner & Dance, where they celebrated some of the village’s most integral people and businesses. more
Behind the scenes access to the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. more
New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
Research from the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports, found high levels of 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. 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
Though vacant buildings and boarded-up storefronts occupy portions of Long Beach Road in Island Park, one business in the village has flourished for decades, and continues to draw customers from around the South Shore. more
As many Long Islanders surf the web, swarm malls and sweep through big-box stores during the holiday shopping season, small businesses in Oceanside and Island Park are giving residents a reason to shop locally instead. more
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