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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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If America was a person, it would be drenched in ice water. The Ice Bucket Challenge is simple — film yourself dumping a pail of frigid water on your head, upload it social media, and challenge others to do the same within 24 hours or donate to the ALS Association. Everyone from celebrities to professional athletes is taking part in the freezing phenomenon. more
For the second time in a week’s span, Republican congressional candidate Bruce Blakeman on Aug. 6 appeared outside a state courthouse in Mineola to call for Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney and his Democratic opponent in this fall’s election, to address allegations that political interference undermined the Moreland Commission ... more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo dispatched resources to assist Long Island’s recovery from the nearly 13 inches of rain that fell between the hours of midnight Tuesday and 7:15 a.m. Wednesday that … more
LIRR Service Update There are system-wide scattered delays of up to 30 minutes because of weather-related problems, as well as up to 90 min delays on the Montauk Branch due to an earlier disabled … more
The Malverne Educational and Fitness Foundation (MEFF) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Malverne 5K this October and to prepare, is asking artists to submit designs for its official t-shirt. more
A byproduct of any disaster is a “rising from the ashes” scenario. That is what the director of operations at Jones Beach State Park, Hank Leggio said about the beach and its continuing recovery, nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy. He went on to state that aside from needed repairs, most of the additions and renovations made to the renowned state park were planned long before the storm hit. more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on Monday requiring volunteer firefighter applicants to submit to background checks to determine whether they have been convicted of any sexual offenses. more
Seizing on controversy swirling around the Moreland Commission, a state anti-corruption panel that Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice co-chaired, Bruce Blakeman, who is running against her for Congress, called on Rice last Thursday to publicly explain her role at the panel, and to release emails and other documents from her time there. more
Our beloved dog Kirby died last week. She was a yellow lab mix adopted from the North Shore Animal League 16 years ago. A long life— but not nearly long enough for us. My three sons named her after the baseball player, Kirby Puckett. Never mind that she was a female. To say we’re devastated is an understatement. The house feels empty; someone is missing. Why is the loss of a pet so painful? I guess it’s because she was a member of the family who gave no-strings-attached, unconditional love and loyalty without expecting anything in return. more
The two former primary opponents appeared together at a monthly meeting for local clergy at the Long Island Marriot in Uniondale, where Abrahams announced his endorsement. more
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