Former Hempstead School Official, Restaurateur Indicted In Kickback Scheme

A former school official on Long Island is facing charges for allegedly scheming with a restaurateur in a million-dollar kickback scheme, federal authorities announced. An indictment was unsealed on Thursday, May 19 charging Lindenhurst resident Sharon Gardner, age 56, the former Director of Food Services for the Hempstead Union Free School District, and Elmont resident Maria Caliendo, age 57, in the scam.
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Maryland Family Has Triple Crown Dreams

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland family rich in the horse racing industry hopes to one day breed a Triple Crown winner. In the 1890s, Vincent Allen said his family made their first big mark.   He said it all starts with relative Dudley Allen in Lexington, Kentucky, who held a 40-year career in the horse racing industry. “My grandfather owned the horse and trained the horse that won the Kentucky Derby 1891, Dudley Allen,” he said. Dudley won with jockey Isaac Murphy and thoroughbred horse Kingman. Through the craft being passed down from generation to generation, Vincent learned the trade. “According to the elders, I...
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Firefighter Injured In Elmont Blaze Caused By Lighting Strike

A firefighter suffered injuries battling a blaze that broke out in a Long Island home that was tied to a nearby lightning strike, police said. In Elmont, first responders were met with thick smoke coming from a second-story window from a Circle Drive West home at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Monday, May 16, according to authorities.
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Elmont budget passes, Jaime, Battle-Burkett, Cantara reelected

After polls closed in Elmont on Tuesday evening, the $98.5M budget for the 2022-2023 school year was passed. The Elmont Union Free School Distric spending plan will introduce a full-day pre-kindergarten program in all district schools and includes a tax levy decrease of 0.07 percent that would save the average resident $2.28 next school year.

Harry Styles to perform one-night-only spectacular in New York

Harry Styles only has to wait a few more days until fans can listen to Harry’s House, his third studio album, which drops Friday. To make the occasion all the more special, the singer is taking over a New York venue for a special event. Harry announced the event,...