At its June 14 meeting, the Lynbrook Board of Education unanimously voted to set Oct. 3 as the date for a public vote on its $28.9 million bond proposal — a decision residents have anticipated since a $46 million proposal was voted down on March 15, 2016.
“I am promoter of the neighborhood business,” said Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad to a room filled with about two-dozen people at a Chamber of Commerce event. “The personal touch. That hamburger that you will get which a family-owned restaurant is making is not going to be the same as these chain stores.”
Retiring East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School Athletic Director Dom Vulpis’s positive influence on students will stay with many of them long after they graduate. Alumnus Dominic Carre credits Vulpis — his junior varsity baseball coach — for the career path he chose and job he loves.
A Lynbrook-based contractor has been arrested for allegedly forging certificates of liability in Nassau County.
Hurricane season started on June 1, and for many residents across the South Shore, it brings back haunting memories of the damage Hurricane Sandy left in its wake. Nearly five years afterward, many local homeowners are still recovering — emotionally and financially.
Residents from Lynbrook and Rockville Centre can now cool off on a hot summer day in the Lynbrook pool, which opened full-time for the summer on June 18.
The Lynbrook Village board of trustees voted in favor of applying for a $10 million downtown revitalization initiative grant that will be awarded to one community on Long Island by the New York State Office of Economic Development. The application was due on June 14.
“We love Lynbrook, we hate the water though,” Mike Viglielta, who lives at the end of Abrams Street, told the Lynbrook Board of Education on June 14, minutes before the board was set to vote on a resolution to grant New York American Water an easement to replace a water main in the area. The resolution was unanimously approved.
Hundreds of residents flocked to Memorial Park on Atlantic Avenue in East Rockaway on a sunny and sizzling Saturday afternoon on June 10 for the 48th annual Huckleberry Frolic. All money raised went to the Grist Mill Museum on Woods Avenue in East Rockaway.
A panel made up of members of the Lynbrook Village board of trustees to determine whether or not the operators of the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn should have their room-rental licenses revoked could take another month or two to reach a decision.
The Week Ahead
C.G. Love the Children Ministry is hosting its second annual Father’s Day dinner and fundraiser on June 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 16 Denton Avenue in Lynbrook.
The East Rockaway Public Library will be hosting representatives from Astoria Bank on June 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Villages of East Rockaway and Lynbrook will each host their own pre-prom parties on June 22.
A report of the latest arrests that occurred in Lynbrook and East Rockaway.
A paralegal from Las Vegas and her husband pleaded guilty on June 6 to stealing more than $900,000 from a Lynbrook construction company.