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The Arts, an Intergral Part of Community Revitalization: Teatro Yerbabruja Announces Two Events for Downtown Central Islip!

The process of revitalizing Central Islip’s downtown Carleton Avenue corridor continues with two programs organized by Teatro Yerbabruja, a nonprofit organization that for many years has provided cultural programming in that and other underserved Long Island communities. “Many Faces One Community” – the 2nd annual Downtown Central Islip Arts Festival – is planned for
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Brookhaven History Celebrated at the Annual Brookhaven Country Fair at Historic Longwood Estate in Ridge

On September 7th and 8th, the Town of Brookhaven held its annual Brookhaven Country Fair at the historic Longwood Estate in Ridge. The event featured entertainment, traditional crafts, vendors, primitive cooking, Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactments and more. Pictured are Councilwoman Jane Bonner (second from left) and Supervisor Ed Romaine (right) with Civil War
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Cricket Is Coming To Nassau County Parks!

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran joined Senator Kevin Thomas, South Asian and West Indie community groups, USA Cricket Board member Ajith Bhaskar Shetty and several local players to unveil cricket pitches in Eisenhower Park. The County has installed two permanent cricket pitches in Eisenhower Park at Field 11 and Field 16, which will open for […]
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Massapequa Photographer Named Bronze Medalist

Sandra Burns of September Blue Photography in Massapequa, NY was named a Bronze Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2019 International Photographic Competition. Burns’ work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, January 19-21, 2020.  This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with
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Bellmore-Merrick Lights Up New Electrical Program

 The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District is offering students a unique opportunity to pursue a career in the electrical industry by launching an in-house training program for the 2019-20 school year. Upon completion of the Bellmore-Merrick Electrical Training Center, students will receive 450 hours of electrical training from certified electrical teachers, a
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Cyberattacks on School Districts Spur Summit

School district leaders from throughout Nassau County got a lesson in cybersecurity during a special summit held by Nassau BOCES on September 6. The summit was developed following a string of cyberattacks targeting five New York school districts. The attacks crippled the districts’ systems for days to weeks, depending on the severity of the attack. […]
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MTAC Fall Drug Take Back Days

Safe Disposal Prevents Rx Misuse Residents and parents can help prevent prescription drug misuse by turning in unused or expired medication for safe disposal at Massapequa Takes Action Coalition’s (MTAC) Fall Drug Take Back Days on either Saturday, September 21st at Plainedge High School from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 26th from […]
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DEC to Host First-Ever Women’s Fishing Expo

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) announced that the agencies are holding the first-ever Women’s Fishing Expo at Belmont Lake State Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Women are a vital and fast-growing segment of New York’s […]