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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 was one of many firefights I was in,” the 70-year-old Jantz said, “but this is the one that sticks to me most.” more
In the open space of AR Workshop in Bellmore, the warm scent of sawdust wafts through the air. The sound of fresh paint being brushed onto wood panels is muffled by conversation at one of six workstations, where empty paint buckets are repurposed for organizational use — holding sandpaper, pencils, scissors and other craft supplies. Here people meet and mingle while creating a personal piece of art. more
Former Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta was laid to rest in his hometown of North Merrick on Aug. 9. more
Disagreements within the Hempstead Town council on how to effectively revitalize the town’s troubled Building Department — a subject of myriad complaints from residents — came to a standstill when the Republican majority shot down Supervisor Laura Gillen’s proposed audit from an outside consultant in July. Gillen, renewing a hard-line stance, stood with State Sen. John Brooks on Monday as they called on the Department of State to audit the Building Department. more
Editor’s note: Devin Johnson, one of 10 participants in Hofstra University’s Summer High School Journalism Institute, is a rising junior at Elmont Memorial High School. The following … more
Every Sunday, a tangle of tent tops can be seen from the platform of the Bellmore LIRR station. Down below, local vendors entice savvy shoppers with antiques, vintage knick-knacks and handpicked treasures at an affordable price. more
Prepared with the skills she had learned as a vocal performance major at NYU Steinhardt, Mara Friedman, of Merrick, decided to go on an audition. In May, right after she graduated, Friedman submitted her résumé and headshot to be considered for Broadway Rising Stars’ annual concert. After an initial audition of her classical repertoire and a callback a week later, she was asked to sing alongside 17 other recent college graduates at the concert on July 22. more
A high-speed crash on July 6 in Bellmore, which left a Nassau County police officer hospitalized, is one in a series of accidents that have spurred residents to call for a traffic light at the intersection of Davenport Place and Bellmore and Alice avenues. more
The Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 577, of North Bellmore, traveled to Iceland July 2-8, where members explored the Gjabakkahellir Cave in Thingvellir National Park, hiked up Sòlheimajökull … more
Former Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta, of North Merrick, died on Sunday, Aug. 4. He was 75. Gulotta, a Republican, served as the county executive from 1987 to 2001. more
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