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Oyster Fest, Free Golf for Veterans, New Support Group

News from Nassau County this week.

Oyster Fest to Draw Thousands

Get ready for one of the premier shorefront festivals on the East Coast this weekend. The 30th annual Oyster Festival is this Saturday and Sunday along the waterfront of historic Oyster Bay. The event is held rain or shine. Click here for more.

Free Golf for Veterans at Nassau Courses Nov. 11

Nassau County will honor veterans and active duty military personnel for their service to our nation with free golf at Eisenhower Park’s 18-hole Blue Course and the 9-hole courses at Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park, Bay Park, and North Woodmere Park, on Veterans Day. Click here for more.

Court Strikes Down State Parks Smoking Ban

A state Supreme Court judge has blocked New York's ban on outdoor smoking in state parks, ruling that the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation exceeded its authority when it implemented the ban. Click here for more.

NuHealth Launches New Support Group

In an effort to meet the needs of almost 15 to 20 percent of new mothers who suffer from postpartum depression, Arthur Gianelli, president/CEO of the NuHealth System, announces the launching of a free, bilingual “Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group,” to be held starting Friday, Nov. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Centering Pregnancy Suite on the first floor of Nassau University Medical Center. Click here for more.

Bill Introduced to Eliminate Fee For Veterans Designation on NY Licenses

A bill to eliminate a Department of Motor Vehicle-imposed driver's license fee on veterans has been introduced in Albany. In 2012, the New York legislature passed a measure allowing qualified U.S. military veterans to obtain a New York State driver license with a special veteran designation, thereby eliminating the need for veterans to carry separate documentation proving their military service. Click here for more.

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