5 Patch Headlines Nearby: Feb. 4

Plainview deception burglaries target 84-year-old; TOBAY beach victim's cause of death identified.

Some of the news from communities around Long Island this week.

Spreading Indian Culture

Herricks Middle School plays host to a different sort of class and courseload as was children and parents bustled about the building’s halls being taught dance moves by the Young Indian Culture Group.

The YICG was formed in 1994 when Executive Director Rathi Raja, President Urmila Shivaram, Treasurer Vasundhara Sureka and Secretary Runi Ratnam came together in order to create a more structural basis for celebrating Indian culture.

The group teaches a variety of 55 classes every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at the middle school, some of which include teaching, Hindi, Cooking, Tabla and Bollywood Dance among others.

Planned Parenthood in Huntington said Friday the decision of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity to reverse course and not cut a "fairly small" amount of funding on a national level will have little to no effect in Huntington.

Nassau County Police Eighth Squad detectives said an 84-year-old man answered a knock on his door Wednesday afternoon and was met by a suspect who claimed to be buying a home directly behind the victim's.

Gary Zaccaro has been doing business as a contractor in Massapequa for nearly 20 years. He's also in the business of being a good neighbor.

Zaccaro, the president of Ambassador Home Improvement, may have done his finest work these past few weeks, when he renovated the basement of a Massapequa man who has leukemia and paid for the job himself.

and medical personnel have determined that the man who was found on on New Year's Day died of natural causes.



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