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New York officials say they hope to generate half of the state’s power from renewable sources by 2030. To meet this goal, officials are looking to the recently constructed Block Island offshore wind farm as a model for how renewable energy can power whole communities. more
The hundreds of people streaming into Point Lookout Park on Monday morning for a ceremony to dedicate the Town of Hempstead’s permanent 9/11 memorial passed through an arch at the front entrance, formed by two fire engines’ tower ladders and a massive American flag. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department erected the arch. more
Noah Rubin, the 21-year-old pro tennis player from Merrick, will be competing during the U.S. Open’s Qualifying Tournaments, which began Aug. 22. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today that will rename a section of the Southern State Parkway in honor of fallen NYPD Det. Steven McDonald. more
New York State’s commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Roger Parrino, joined local elected and school officials on July 27 in touring flood-prone areas in Island … more
Ten students — eight from Elmont Memorial High School and two from Hempstead High — recently took part in Hofstra University’s annual High School Summer Journalism Institute, led by … more
Talking grasshoppers, frogs and squirrels; second stomachs for ice cream; magical balloons; trips to Mars; and unlikely friendships between butterflies and spiders are just a few of the products of … more
When lifeguard Billy Mingione saw a young boy’s head dip beneath the water at Island Park’s Masone Beach on July 18, he knew exactly what to do. Standing on the beach’s pier, and … more
Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
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