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July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Amityville mulls apartments in its downtown biz district

What’s the best way to bring people into local downtowns?  Let them live there.  More...

Recent grad sets out to "give back" in his second career

Copiague resident Silas Kelly, a longtime mental health-care worker, decided several years ago to go back to school and earn a degree. More...

Weekend Events

Friday, July 4 •1864 Independence Day Celebration at 10 a.m., Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. For info., call 516-8400. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Prepare for track this summer at the Summer Track and Field Clinic

The Amityville Memorial High School (AMHS) Sports Hall of Fame will conduct a Summer Track and Field Clinic beginning Mon., July 21 on the AMHS campus. Participants will be trained in jumping, sprinting and hurdling.   More...

Events & Calendar

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following is a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week. Readers should know that meetings are subject to change without notice.  THURSDAY, July 3   •Amityville Rotary weekly meeting: 8 a.m. More...

Wilson Tech offering summer classes

Whether you are interested in reading blueprints, creating beautiful flower arrangements, repairing your car or bicycle or motorcycle, improving your welds, learning Excel, tiling a bathroom or practicing yoga, Wilson Tech has a summer class for you. More...

YES training to certify reporters on child abuse

YES Community Counseling Center is approved by the New York State Department of Education to provide the state’s two-hour certification training for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. More...

Opinion

About a lost wallet and newfound faith

I recently lost my wallet and within less than two hours I received a call from a Good Samaritan who said he found it on the side of the road and wanted to return it to me. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

Full Story

Nassau and Suffolk counties should seriously look into separating from the MTA

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Former Assembly Ways and Means Chairman Arthur “Jerry” Kremer recently penned an article bemoaning the fact that Long Island is significantly shortchanged when it comes to state and federal aid for our transportation and highways.  More...

Arson still investigation cause of house fire on MacDonald Avenue, Amityville - Free Access

Fire not suspicious, say officials

By David Hohf and Carolyn JamesLynn Batz was in her kitchen making breakfast shortly after 7:30 a.m., Thurs., July 3 when she looked out her window and saw smoke coming from her neighbor’s home. More...

County points to recent stats showing marked decline in crime rate

Violent crimes in Suffolk County dropped by 41.35 percent from 2011 through June of 2014 and burglaries were down by 44 percent during that same time period. More...

Stricoff expected to be tapped for SC IDA; Casserly to assume his role as Town Democratic leader

S.C. Exec. Steve Bellone is expected to announce shortly that he is recommending the appointment of Robert Stricoff as executive director for the Suffolk County IDA. More...

APOs save woman from heroin overdose with Narcon

Amityville Village Police report the successful use of the drug Narcon in saving the life of an Amityville resident who overdosed on heroin.  Amityville Police Lt. More...

 

People/Social

Amityville Heritage Fair

The Amityville Historical Society held its ever-popular Heritage Fair on Sat., June 14. Vendors sold hand-crafted and homemade items and local organizations set up tables to be out there to meet and greet fairgoers. More...

Columnists - Free Access

From the desk of: Amityville Village Mayor James P. Wandell

This Friday is 4th of July and, for the past 48 years, the Village of Amityville has hosted a parade celebrating the birth of our nation. More...

Hot Laps

The Riverhead Raceway action on June 21, 2014 featured a first-time winner and others who had not seen Victory Lane in quite some time.  More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

First week of summer vacation. “I’m bored” are the words that parents dread to hear as they secretly conspire to ship their kids back to school. More...

Obituaries

Paul Brewster, Amityville resident and veteran

Paul Brewster, a lifelong Amityville resident and a descendant of all three Long Island Native American Nations, died May 28, 2014 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. He was 88 years old.  More...

Alison Callahan, former Amityville resident and graduate of AMHS

Alison Callahan, 56, of Cohasset, Massachusetts, died peacefully at home on June 10, 2014, after a courageous eightyear struggle with metastatic breast cancer.  More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Your right to know

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF BABYLON - ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to Chapter 213, Article II of the Building Zone Ordinance of the Town of Babylon, notice is hereby given that the Town of Ba More...













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