Here are the top headlines for July 27.
- Sex Offenders: Sen. Dean Skelos has responded to a written by a West Hempstead mom expressing concerns about registered sex offenders living close to her daughter's school. Click to see what he had to say.
- Olympic Games: The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games airs tonight at 7 p.m. (ET) on NBC. Take a look at some of the athletes from New York who will be competing. Then, upload photos of your family diving, hurdling, swimming and showcasing your inner Olympic athlete
- Business Q&A: Look for our interview with local business owner Mimi Grabovenko, to learn about her child care center in Lynbrook. Want to see your business featured on Patch. Email Tara.Conry@Patch.com
- Malverne Police: Find out what arrests were made by Malverne Police in this week's crime blotter later today.
- Best Chinese: Who serves the best Chinese food in Malverne, West Hempstead, Lynbrook and Rockville Centre? Vote for one ofto win a Readers' Choice Award!