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Here are the seven biggest local stories from the past seven days.
- : Nassau County Police arrested an East Rockaway man and a Levittown man this week and charged them with multiple armed robberies including two in West Hempstead and two in East Rockaway. Click on the headline for details.
- : Although Suffolk County was slammed the hardest by Nemo, the blizzard did dump roughly 8 to 12 inches of snow in Malverne, Lynbrook and West Hempstead. Click on the link above to view our photos and add your own.
- West Hempstead Confronts School Budget Challenges: Facing a $2.25 million gap in revenue and expenses, West Hempstead School District staff and community members came together Wednesday to brainstorm solutions for its 2013-14 budget. Read the story to see what suggestions were put forth and add your input in the comments section.
- : Three more people were arrested for prostitution at the Lynbrook Capri Motor Inn, which continues to be a hotbed for crime. Click on the story to learn about the latest arrests and a recap of incidents reported at the motel in the past two years.
- Malverne to Pay Tax Refund to LI American Water: After more than three years of confidential negotiations, the village of Malverne agreed to a settlement with Long Island American Water regarding the utility's taxes and assessment value. Click here to see how much the village will have to pay back to LIAW.
- WH Grad Rolling Across America in Wheelchair: Nearly 20 years after he was paralyzed in a car accident in his hometown of West Hempstead, one WHHS grad is planning to roll his wheelchair 3,300 across the country to inspire others. Click on the headline above to learn more about his journey in our two-part series.
- West Hempstead Athletes Reveal College Selections: National Signing Day, the day in which high school senior athletes across the country reveal what colleges they'll be playing for next year, was this Wednesday. Click on link above to see which schools five West Hempstead students have signed with and click here to find out which college one Malverne High School football player chose.