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According to a recent New York Times article, the number of volunteer firefighters is decreasing while the reasons why increase. Besides the apparent reason that the work is dangerous, the allure has diminished because of the amount of fund-raising required; the rise in two-income families, which makes spare time harder to find; and the increase in the scope of the work to vehicular entrapments and water rescues to name a few. more
Are you tired of the airplane noise over Malverne, particularly when you’re trying to sleep? Does noise from the sky seem louder than the noise coming from the Long Island Rail Road, which is less than a mile away for most villagers? Lifelong Malverne resident Larry Hoppenhauer feels your pain, and asks for only two minutes of your time — to file a complaint more
Westwood Park, a favorite play area for Malverne children, is also apparently a hot spot for ground bees. 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
If there’s an illegal apartment on your West Hempstead block and you don’t want to go on record as the complainant, the West Hempstead Community Support Association wants to be your voice. It will even remove your name permanently from the complaint and attach its name to it. more
It’s a typical Thursday in the thick of a hot summer afternoon in Malverne, but activity on Crossroads Farm is bustling. Set up on the farm are over a dozen vendors selling everything from fresh product to homemade jams, specialty coffees, cheeses and more. “We have the farmers market here on Thursdays from 1:00 - 6:30 p.m.,” said Lona Graepel of Long Island Farmers Markets. Ms. Graepel organizes the farmers market for Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s and other locations throughout Long Island. more
Part two of an occasional series about the challenges that people face making ends meet in Nassau County. By 8 a.m. on July 3, many, if not most, of the 3- to 5-year-olds in Jazmin Torres and … more
A mix of guitars, stylish fedoras, multicolored hairstyles and practicing hopefuls, who were letting out a few notes before it really counted, waited in close quarters outside of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, on July 23, hours before it was time to show off their high notes, vibrato and guitar strums to the producers of “American Idol.” more
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that Joseph Beer, 19, of South Richmond Hill, pleaded guilty today to the top charge against him in a high-speed crash that resulted in the deaths of four young people near exit 17N on the Southern State Parkway in October 2012. more
Malverne’s free Summer Concert Series It’ll be an all-out funk-fest when the horn-driven R&B sounds of The Silas Knight Project come to Malverne ‘s Westwood Park this Friday, July 25 at 7:30pm. The New York City-based band is performing a free concert courtesy of the Village of Malverne’s Summer Concert Series, and is lauded for playing the hits of Sly and The Family Stone, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and others loved from the 60’s, 70’s and 80s. more
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