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Former Lynbrook resident and political commentator Alan Colmes died Thursday after battling a brief illness. He was 66. more
Boy Scouts from Troops 332 and 121 and Pack 84 had an opportunity to participate in local government at the East Rockaway village board meeting on Feb. 13. As part of the annual Good Government Night, the scouts took on the roles of village officials. They approved minutes, shared reports and led the Pledge of Allegiance. more
A rat problem has broken out along the back of stores on Atlantic Avenue, which some of the owners believe was caused by the old movie theater being demolished. more
Could large, movable storm “gates” protect local South Shore communities from catastrophic damage in future hurricanes? more
Harold Messerschmitt Jr. and Edward Schenk were awarded for their work for the Village Pride Party on Feb. 3. Mayor Bruno Romano and members of the Board of Trustees are among those in the Pride Party. more
As she noted how empty her store has become in the past few weeks, Paige Antonellis discussed the reasoning behind her choice to close her business and retire. “It’s getting harder and harder for stores like mine to survive because of the competition with the Internet,” she said. more
Congratulations are in order for both Lynbrook and East Rockaway’s children who competed and won in different robotics competitions over the past few weeks. Their top prizes reflect a well-rounded education they are receiving in a STEM curriculum from teachers. more
Village Clerk Bob Barra retired a day early on Jan. 26, after a public outcry in reaction to his Facebook post that the pro-choice marchers at the Women’s March on Washington “probably should have been aborted.” more
Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas and his children, George III, 13 and Mia, 11, made their way past the barricades and crowds that surrounded the Capitol early on Jan. 20 and staked out a position … more
One day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, women, men and children by the hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C., New York City and more than 60 major points around the globe on Jan. 21 to send a signal to Republican lawmakers: Women’s rights are human rights. more
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