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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
The Long Island Rail Road Long Beach branch is now operating on a limited basis after service was temporarily suspended in both directions Tuesday morning due to a disabled train blocking the Long Beach yard, according to the agency’s Facebook. 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
Malvernite Sarah O’Connor always dreamed of biking from New York to California, and in April she decided to take on the herculean challenge. more
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