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5K Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Long Island will host its 8th Annual Walk Like MADD 5K, a non-competitive fundraising walk at Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., on Saturday, May 31. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.

The walk will raise funds and rally support for MADD’s mission to eliminate drunk driving.

During the ceremony, the Garden of Awareness Memorial will honor victims of drunk driving. Information on MADD services and support and programs will be discussed.

“Working together we can accomplish our goal; and with the support

of the community at Walk Like MADD, each step brings us closer to eliminating drunk driving,” said Tara Spohrer, walk manager at MADD Long Island.

To register, visit www.walklikemadd.org/longisland. For details, visit www.LongIslandMADD.org or call 631-547-6233.

News

Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.

The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.

“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.


Calendar

Village Concert

Friday, July 25

Magic & Comedy

Friday, July 25

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser

Saturday, July 26



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