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NEARBY: Sunrise Highway Car Fire, Free Meals for Veterans Monday

Stories making headlines around the local area this week.

Photo Credit: Paul Krussmann, Late Night Buff Network.
Photo Credit: Paul Krussmann, Late Night Buff Network.
Wantagh Fire Department Puts Out Sunrise Highway Car Fire

The Wantagh Fire Department extinguished a car fire that shut down Sunrise Highway Tuesday. The fire, which took place at 5:51 p.m., happened on the eastbound side of Sunrise Highway near Brookside Avenue. Click here for more.

Applebee's to Offer Free Meals to Veterans Monday

Applebee's restaurants across the country, including one in Bellmore, will offer free "Thank You Meals" to veterans on Monday, Veteran's Day. The franchise expects to serve more than 1 million free meals from its special Veterans Day menu of seven signature entrees. Click here for more.

Merrick Eagle Scout Honored

Quinn Spohrer, a Merrick resident and Eagle Scout, was recently honored at The ELIJA School and Foundation's Unmasking Autism Masquerade Gala. Spohrer was recognized for the renovations he did to the ELIJA School for his Eagle Scout Project. Click here for more.

Survey Results Favor Residential Development at Closed Island Trees School 

The Island Trees School District is in the process of selling its Geneva N. Gallow School in Levittown, with the District asking the community for their input on its replacement. Click here for more.

Stubborn Brush Fire Now Controlled at Bethpage State Park

Scores of firefighters battled a stubborn brush fire at Bethpage State Park, using water trucked in from various Long Island companies. The fire was contained to about an acre of land next to the famed Bethpage Black Course and was brought under control Monday afternoon. Click here for more.

Rose and Dominick LaBruna Celebrate 54 Years of Marriage

Rose and Dominick LaBruna of East Meadow recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary at the East Meadow Senior Center. Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad were on hand to congratulate the couple. Click here for more.

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