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Nearby: Dina Lohan DWI Arrest

Stories making headlines this week near Five Towns.

Dina Lohan. Credit: NYS Police
Dina Lohan. Credit: NYS Police
Dina Lohan Charged with DWI on Northern State
Dina Lohan, a Merrick resident and mother of Lindsay Lohan, was arrested Thursday after police said she was driving drunk while speeding on the Northern State Parkway.

According to New York State Police, at about 11 p.m., officers observed a white BMW heading westbound on the Northern State Parkway at 77 miles per hour. Lohan, 50, was pulled over just west of Rt. 135 in Syosset, where she was found to be intoxicated, cops said.

Unions Protest at RVC Panera
Members of local worker unions brought out the giant inflatable rat on Tuesday in front of the Panera on Merrick Road.

NCC Adjunct Union Protests
One day after adjunct professors at Nassau Community College went on strike, students reported as usual, with college officials taking attendance in classes without a teacher.

West Hempstead Resident Releases New Singalong Book
Learning has never been this fun and easy for kids.

West Hempstead resident Marylyn Varriale has released a new read-along, sing-along and play-along book titled “When Simple Was Hard to Do.” The book is aimed at kids from pre-k to first grade and teaches them that learning new things in life "usually goes from difficult to easy, and a little practice can make things easier and fun."

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