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Teen Indicted In Farmingdale Crash

After an eight month investigation, acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced  the indictment of 18-year-old Cory Gloe of Farmingdale, for his alleged involvement in a street racing crash that took the lives of...

Umphrey’s McGee Headlines Three Nights In New York

Fresh from their performance onboard the Jam Cruise, Illinois prog-rockers Umphrey’s McGee are heading to New York, from Jan. 16-18, for their first three-night performance since 2008. “We’ve got a couple of special things planned for...

Music Center Founder Leaves Behind Legacy

Alfred LiCausi, 96, founder of the Farmingdale Music Center—Long Island’s oldest music store—passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2014, after more than 70 years in the business. LiCausi first moved to Long Island in 1922, when...

LIRR Provides Extra Trains For The New Year

Metropolitan Transit Authority officials announced that the Long Island Rail Road will provide 12 additional eastbound trains from Penn Station and 20 extra westbound trains headed towards Penn Station and the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn,...

Farmingdale Opens First Phase Of Jefferson Plaza

More than a year since the groundbreaking of Jefferson Plaza—a $59 million transit-oriented development project, across from the Long Island Railroad station—Farmingdale village officials recently announced the opening of the first of the two mixed-use...

A Cosmic New Year’s Celebration

Roll away 2014 with the music of the Grateful Dead, on Dec. 30 and 31, when the Dark Star Orchestra crashes the Paramount for a two-night performance in Huntington. “We really dig the Paramount. It’s a...

Local Long Islander Decorates Home For Father

Each year, around Christmastime, Charles McLaughlin of Farmingdale would decorate his home at 35 Marion St. with lights, wreaths and homemade decorations. But, last year, when he was too weak to set them up, his son...

State To Modernize Republic Airport

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the next phase of the state’s comprehensive plan to modernize and revitalize LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International, Republic and Stewart International Airports. In addition, a Request for...

Nassau Legislators Repeal Speed Cameras

Members of the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously, on Dec. 15, to repeal the use of speed cameras in school zones around the county. According to officials, over 400,000 tickets were issued since September 2014,...

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Nassau Veterans Help Collect Donations For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Pictured from left: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano; Ralph Esposito, Director of Veterans Service Agency; Steve Bonom, President of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter...

The End Is Near

Travelers stay close, but go far, at Montauk Montauk has long been a travel destination for vacationers looking for a sophisticated beach locale with plenty of...

Third Annual Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival May 5

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board welcome spring with the Third Annual Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival on Saturday,...

50 Years Of Hot Wheels

Ah, Hot Wheels. Miniature models of actual cars in a scaled down version of the real deal. My own Hot Wheels moment was on...

Kristofer Hivju’s Fave Actors

While Kristofer Hivju made his American debut in Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s 2011 prequel of John Carpenter’s The Thing and followed that up with...
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