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Oct. 12: Hempstead Lake Pollution Problem, Connolly Owner Honored and More

A look at the top stories for this Wednesday in Malverne and West Hempstead.

Hempstead Lake State Park is starting to look like a landfill. Learn more about the pollution problem at this local landmark today.

Plus, see what popular Malverne business recently received an honor, get an update on the West Hempstead school district's go green efforts and vote in our latest Patch Poll.

Here are your top headlines for Oct. 12.

  1. Pollution Problem: Hundreds of empty bottles, tires, T.V.s and other trash are beginning to takeover the scenic views of Hempstead Lake Park in West Hempstead. Check out Patch's video report later today.
  2. Connolly's Owner Honored: Gerry Hughes, the owner of Connolly Station in Malverne and also the musical talent at the pub many nights, received a special honor last week. Learn more this morning.
  3. Green Team Growing: The West Hempstead school district's efforts to go green are gaining steam. Find out today what the team accomplished at its latest meeting.
  4. Sick of Work?: With job satisfaction down and 1 out of 3 workers considering a career change (according to a recent study) Patch wants to know if you're ready to reinvent yourself. Tell us if you're considering a job switch by voting in our poll . (We promise, we won't tell your boss!)
  5. Register to Run: The is less than a week away. The 5K, which raises funds for the Malverne Educational and Fitness Foundation, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m., followed by a community health fair. (This Patch reporter is already registered and ready to pound the pavement for a good cause.) Don't wait if you plan to participate. The entrance fee goes up after Friday. You can sign up here or dowload the form.

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