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It’s often said that the most precious gift you can give is your time, because it can never be replaced. more
Why brave the mall, the traffic and the crowds when you can do a big portion your holiday shopping right in your own neighborhood? Even better: local shops often have items that are unique and hard to find in any shopping center. more
Each weekday, the busiest commuter railroad in North America, the Long Island Rail Road, carries an average of 301,000 people on 735 daily trains to their destinations. But Jillian Hughes of Malverne isn’t one of them. For Hughes her commute — or lack of it — is one of the best things about her job. Her shop, Forget Me Not Gifts, is only blocks away from the Malverne home she moved to in 2010. more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
Several dozen Nassau County residents, interest groups and politicians came together at a Oct. 26 public hearing to comment on an 8.4 percent rate hike sought by New York American Water to pay for infrastructure, taxes and water delivery costs. The hearing was organized and chaired by the Department of Public Service and held at Malverne Village Hall. more
The plane noise plaguing parts of Queens and Nassau counties was the focus of discussion last week at a citizen advocacy meeting to explain NextGen, a satellite GPS technology that the Federal Aviation Administration says has resulted in $1.6 billion in benefits to airlines and travelers by allowing planes to fly more frequently and closer together, take more direct routes and save time and fuel. more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
After more than a year of negotiations, a lease was signed Oct. 11 between the owner of the former Tri-Color Labs building in Malverne and an entrepreneur who wants to turn it into a full-service fitness center. more
Residents will soon get two chances to comment on an 8.3 percent rate hike proposed by New York American Water, a private water company that supplies communities across the South Shore. The New York State Department of Public Service, which oversees the Public Service Commission, has scheduled public hearings in Malverne and Wantagh on Oct. 26. more
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. more
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