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May 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Copiague School District gets big okay on its school budget

Copiague's $84,536,778 budget passed 60 percent to 40 percent. 1,886 residents wanted to see the budget passed while 1,240 said no. The approved budget includes a 6.3 percent increase over last year's contingency budget of $77,562,80. More...

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Schools/Sports

Fowl Ball! Weekly report on the DUCKS

Long Island Is Home, Sweet Home for Ducks

With each passing week, it is becoming more and more evident just how important home field advantage is for the Long Island Ducks. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets...

Historical note: The VFW poppy is symbolic of World War I, but actually Memorial Day dates back to the Civil War. More...

Pets of the Week

Abraham picked up the other two kittens and now had all three in his lap. More...

Obituaries

Mary O'Connell, 84, mother of six and active volunteer

Copiague resident Mary A. O'Connell spent her life patiently caring for her beloved family. The hard-working mother of six sons was inducted into the International Mothers Hall of Fame in 2000 according to her son, Walter. More...

Barbara Drayton Lippman, former Amityville native

For more than 30 years, Barbara Drayton Lippman worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Van Nostrand and Martin in Amityville. More...

Carolyn Dunfee, longtime resident, loved Massapequa Park Village

Nearly a lifetime resident, Carolyn Dunfee loved the village of Massapequa Park and never wanted to leave after moving to 2nd Avenue when she was eight years old. She later lived on Charles Avenue for more than 40 years. More...

Amityville School District residents approve 2006-07 budget

In a decisive vote, Amityville School District residents supported passage of the 2006-07 school budget, which includes more than $2 million for improvements to school buildings, and put two new school More...

Republic Airport proposal calls for two new hangars

As Republic Airport officials move forward with plans to build two new hangars, residents and local officials move forward with plans to block the move in what has become an ongoing controversy about the future of the airport, and its place within th More...

LIH announces closure of its senior living program and feds to closeReserve unit

Long Island Home (LIH) announced that it will close its Jennings Assisted Living program at Broadlawn, a program that opened in May 1997. More...

 

People/Social

Amityville Woman's Club holds Philanthropies Luncheon

The Amityville Woman's Club held its benefit philanthropies luncheon on April 12 at Southward Ho Country Club in Bay Shore to support Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., an organization offering shelter and services to victims of domestic violence. More...

Host an international student this summer

On June 28, 20 students from Spain, age 14 to 18, and an adult chaperone, are visiting Long Island to experience the American way of life, and to improve their English as participants of the Global Friendships summer program. More...

Longtime Amityville resident and former Amityville Record columnist Mabel Reid celebrated her 99th birthday last month. She is shown celebrating with a party at the Senior Citizen Center in North Amityville. More...

Events & Calendar

Summer Vendor fest coming this weekend

A summer weekend festival with free giveaways, vendors and more will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28 at the Massapequa Park parking lot, Sunrise Highway and Park Boulevard. The all-day event is sponsored by local veterans. More...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: More...

Opinion

We need to explore alternatives to burning at Bergen Point in West Babylon

Discussions are underway at the county level about whether to build a county-owned incincerator at the Bergen Point Sewer Treatment Plant or to move to privatize the construction, operation and maintenance of a new incinerator there. More...

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One GI remembers on this Memorial Day

Sand bags were stacked along the outside walls of Quonset huts gray corrugated metal arches. The sun and rain took turns beating on them alternating between dry and rainy seasons. At any time of the year, they were hot and humid as hell. More...

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Do you expect to spend more this holiday season than you did last year?












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