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Celebrating the Fourth and honoring Lou Howard Sr.

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Michael Venditto announces candidacy for 8th Senate seat; to face Dave Denenberg

This story contains a video An energetic and enthusiastic crowd assembled at Massapequa American Legion Post 1066 as New York Senate candidate and Nassau County Legislature from Massapequa Michael Venditto kicked off his campaign with a spirited rally on Sat., March 15.

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Amityville Village honors longtime firefighter Jack Robertson

Also receiving accolades were Alan Lush and Karla Virgadomo

This story contains a video Longtime Amityville Village Firefighter Jack Robertson was recognized for his decades of service to the community by the Amityville Village Board. Robertson has served for more than 50 years. He was a captain and lieutenant of the Hose Company #1 and elected to the Chief’s Office in 1966. He served as the department chief from 1971-72 and as afire marshall.

Amityville Village beach plans get close review by officials and residents

This story contains a video Residents raised questions, aired concerns and sought information on plans for the Village beach at the Amityville Board meeting Feb. 10. For approximately one and a half hours, discussions centered on what work would be done, how it would be funded and what the impact would be on the traffic, environment and finances.

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Lou Howard Sr. celebrates his 90th in "high" style

This story contains a video Amityville’s own Lou Howard Sr., recently celebrated his 90th birthday and chose the occasion to officially turn in his certified pilot’s license. Howard, a teacher and coach at Amityville High School for many years, also served as mayor of Amityville Village, a County lawmaker and New York State assemblyman.

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Dave Smith sworn in as Amityville Police detective; Kyle Miller new APO

This story contains a video Amityville Police Officer Dave Smith, a member of the department since 1987, was recently promoted to detective. He assumes the post formerly held by Det. Bruce Pescitelli who retired. “I am very gratified; it is an honor to work in this administration,” said Smith in discussing his new job.

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Phelps Lane: Where the wealthy lived and fished

This story contains a video The Phelps Lane Mansion on Phelps Lane in North Babylon has an interesting history. The 14-room French-style mansion, which sits on Phelps Lane today, was built in 1942 as the summer home of businessman David Schnur (1882-1948). Schnur's mansion sits on the land where the mansion of entrepreneur and politician Royal Phelps (1809-1884) once stood.

AMITYVILLE REMEMBERS... - Free Access

Memorial Day 2013

This story contains a video Residents  lined the streets, waved the flag and tapped their feet to the music as Amityville held its annual Memorial Day parade.

Amityville celebrates Veterans Day, 2012

Despite Storm, residents come out to honor those who have served our country

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Farewell to Brunswick Hospital - Free Access

Former health care facility comes down

This story contains a video A piece of rock glistened under the morning sun even as the cranes heaved large pieces of metal into the air raising dust on the site of Brunswick Hospital which came tumbling down today. The cranes made a moanful sound and one woman who was passing by the site shoot her head. "It's a shame," she said. "This hospital was so important in our community."

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