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December 17, 1999

  • NEWS: Resident a 'L.I. Early Flier'

    West Hempstead resident Charlie Daly of the Long Island Early Fliers was joined by Gerald Kessler, president of the Friends for Long Island's Heritage and Joseph Hanshe, president of Long Island Early Fliers, during a recent inspection of a restored Bleriot Monoplane from the turn of the century. A similar aircraft flew the first US mail flight from Uniondale to Mineola¬a death defying distance of six miles. In meeting beside the plane, the men announced the creation of a strategic partnership designed to keep alive the priceless local aviation history created by members of the Early Fliers, through a $250,000 grant from the Fliers that will underwrite displays and programs scheduled at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. FULL STORY

  • NEWS: Council Members-elect Eye Future Seats as Town Board Proposes New Ministerial Position

    The constant back and forth about the election results in the Town of Hempstead results has finally ceased with the official results released by the Nassau County Board of Elections. While it was accepted on Election night that incumbents Republicans Robert Barra and Gary Hudes had lost their seats to challengers, Democrats Norman Scott Banks and Dorothy Goosby, the results of the race between incumbent Republican Linda Reed and challenger Democrat Rita Kestenbaum were contested until the very last minute. Initially it was reported that Kestenbaum won, but by the morning after the election it was reported that Reed was among the top vote receivers, receiving 318 more votes than Democrat Kestenbaum. After debating whether or not there was a key punch error with conflicting reports emerging from the Board of Elections, the absentee ballots and affidavits were counted and the numbers rechecked and Kestenbaum did receive more votes than Reed. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Knights of Columbus Bowling

    Like Ol' Man River, the Floral Park Knights of Columbus Keglers jes keep rollin' along! They continue their onslaught of the Sterling Lanes lumber in the usual "2345" fashion, acting like a runaway truck on a steep downhill road that promises to get steeper as each week passes. FULL STORY

  • OPINION: An Open Letter to the Residents of the Town of Hempstead

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