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1. Nassau County officials are saying the combination of special policing and high tech devices are making an impact on burglary arrests in Nassau. A press conference today is planned. We'll examine this story as it develops.
3. Plainview Schools are closed today and for the rest of the week. With great weather on tap you might consider a trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art, which is offering a hands-on art program for children and their adult companions. Click the link to see details.
4. Even closer to home, the Plainview Old Bethpage Public Library offers a chance for K-4 students to decorate a round plasic tray with decoupage and sponge painting. Dress for a mess, as paints are permanent. Two sessions, from 2-3 p.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m.
5. Have you claimed your listing? Do you realize the advantages of being able to update your business or institution's listing to reflect changes and special events? See the attached story for details. It's easy and free.