Welcome back, Five Towns! It’s Friday, so let’s get you started with everything you need to know going on in town today.
The spray parks are going to the dogs: Find out what day you can bring your doggie to cool off. A Garden City swimmer is breaking records at the Paralympics. A dentist practicing in Valley Stream was arrested for trading drugs for sex. And seniors should watch out for scammers as a rash of elder scams has popped up in Nassau County.
First, today’s weather will be humid and partly cloudy throughout the day with a high of 88 and a low of 72 degrees.
Here are the top stories today in Five Towns:
- Alex Costello previews a unique event: On Sept. 12, Nassau County will open its spray parks to dogs. Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Cow Meadow Park in Freeport and North Woodmere Park in North Woodmere will be open to leashed pooches, for free. (Patch)
- News 12 Long Island looks at a Garden City swimmer who broke her own world record to win gold at the Tokyo Paralympics. Anastasia Pagonis is only 17 years old and is legally blind. (News 12)
- Alessai Grunberger reports that a Valley Stream dentist is accused of trading illegal prescriptions for sex with drug-addicted women. Dr. Barry Arnold is a 70-year-old Williston Park resident who is now facing 28 counts of distribution of controlled substances. (Patch)
- Jeffrey Bessen has the latest on a school bus driver shortage that could affect Five Towns districts. Jeremy Feder, the Lawrence School District’s assistant superintendent for business and operations, said the school district is concerned about having enough drivers for all needed bus trips this year. (LI Herald)
- The LI Herald also explains the water piping project that began Thursday in Inwood. Bayswater Boulevard, Chestnut Street, David Avenue, Peppe Drive and Walnut Road will have its water mains replaced by New York American Water and seven fire hydrants and 80 utility-owned services will be replaced. (LI Herald)
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- Nassau County Police Department reminds residents to beware of scams targeting seniors. An 87-year-old in Nassau was told she won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes and had to pay money upfront. (Facebook)
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