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On the grounds of the 72-acre A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale is a small, white-tiled warehouse, with a handful of garage bays, operated by the nonprofit food-recovery … more
Senator John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford and the Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation on May 16 that will help prevent boating tragedies on New York waterways. “Knowing the laws of … more
The Seaford School District's $70.65 million budget passed handily on Tuesday by a margin of 1,015-404. Proposition 2, authorizing the use of the district's capital reserve fund to replace the … more
It’s been 50 years since Army veteran Harold Jantz singlehandedly saved his platoon during an enemy ambush in a Vietnam jungle, but he said that night still haunts him to this day. “That … more
In a rare show of unity, the Hempstead Town Board last week unanimously approved a Community Choice Aggregation agreement that, once implemented, could cut natural gas rates by as much as 5 to 8 … more
Hundreds of people gathered in the auditorium at Bethpage High School on June 11 to learn about the ambitious proposal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to contain and … more
In a contest that was at times contentious and controversial, first-time candidate Laura Reich topped incumbent trustee and Wantagh Board of Education President Peter Mountanos by a margin of 939-795 … more
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could begin redefining how schools are funded, reducing the burden on local homeowners.Senate Bill S.1687, which was passed by the Senate during … more
Six members of the Herald Community Newspapers staff spent the morning of June 27 volunteering to work the land at a two-acre organic farm in Brentwood run by Island Harvest, a nonprofit that feeds … more
The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency’s annual summer Veteran Stand Down welcomed hundreds of Long Island vets on Tuesday in Freeport. The biannual event last took place in November, shortly … more
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