New state law requires schools to test for lead

All New York state schools must now have their drinking water supply tested for lead contamination, according to legislation signed last month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. New York is the first state in the country to institute a lead testing mandate for schools.

County, town in moderate fiscal stress

Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead are in a state of moderate fiscal stress, the state’s second-highest fiscal stress rating, according to a report by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

A new sergeant for the Malverne Police Reserves

Chris Simmons was sworn as sergeant of the Malverne Police Reserves by Mayor Patti Ann McDonald during Malverne’s Board of Trustees meeting on October 5. Simmons, who has been with the Police Reserves for seven years, is one of its 21 active members.

Lewis recognized for community service

Malverne resident and volunteer Brian Lewis Jr. was honored last week by the Woodmen Life Chapter 467 for his community service and leadership in Malverne for more than 20 years. The Woodmen Life organization is a not-for-profit fraternal benefit society that has a 40-year history of charitable, patriotic and civic activities on Long Island.

School district bond vote set for Nov. 16

School District 12 residents will be asked to vote on a $19.7 million bond proposition that would fund new facilities to accommodate its growing arts program and provide new resources for its expanding science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, curriculum. An official presentation will be made to the community at the district’s Sept. 13 board meeting, and a community vote is scheduled for Nov. 16.

Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Exhibits and more... Africa: Sub-Saharan DiversityDrawn exclusively from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections, this exhibition explores the rich diversity of 25 ethnic cultures across …

Sauce like mamma’s at Crossroads Farm

As a first-generation Italian-American child, a tomato milling machine was as ordinary to me as a skate key. At the same time, the very sight of it triggered my flight instinct: I knew the minute that machine appeared on my kitchen table that hours upon hours of stewing tomatoes, running them through the mill, pouring the sauce into Mason jars and then boiling them until ready were soon to follow. It was a process that I dreaded.


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