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It was cloudy but relatively dry last Saturday as Island Park held its annual Little League parade. Celebrating 60 years of the tradition, Island Park Little League Commissioner Jack Vobis helped … more
Silvana Llerena had almost made it through her first day at Lincoln Orens Middle School; she had just one more class. The sixth-grader walked into the school library, where she thought it would be. … more
The Village of Island Park’s board of trustees unanimously voted on April 20 to adopt the budget introduced by Mayor Michael McGinty last month, which will slightly decrease property tax rates. more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
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 Island Park Civic Association collected nearly 100 stuffed bunnies at its third annual Hug-A-Bunny Fundraiser earlier this month, which the group donated to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside on April 12 to be distributed to children. more
A headless deer was found in an overgrown area along Shell Harbor in Barnum Island earlier this month, according to news reports. Residents found the dead deer in the weeds adjacent to the corner of Georgia Avenue and Nevada Avenue, reports said. more
New York City schoolteacher Geovanni Alvarado was getting ready for his daughter’s dance competition on Nov. 27, 2015. While taking a shower in his Island Park home, he felt a seizure coming on. As … more
Gene Vandermosten, known around Island Park for his unwavering service to the community — including his longtime commitment to Boy Scouts and various fire departments in the area — died on April 3 at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens from a heart condition. He was 80. more
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