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1 Dead In Manorhaven Boat Explosion

expOne person was killed and another was injured when a boat caught fire and exploded Wednesday afternoon. Read more…

Photos: Port Fire Aftermath


The two-story garage was virtually flattened and the house behind it, at 11 Second Ave., gutted. Neighbors also said a barn at an adjoining house was destroyed. Windows broke at nearby homes and flames damaged several cars, neighbors said. The house at 11 Second Ave., just behind MacNeill’s, was destroyed by the explosion. More photos…

Eerie Calm After Explosion

Fire_081514AIt was a night of chaos on Aug. 5, with more onlookers than firemen and police turning out.

That was the scene as Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history, with a garage on Prospect Avenue exploding and destroying the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 100 feet into the air. Read more…



Ominous Post Months Before Blaze

The man found dead after Tuesday’s explosion and fire on Prospect Avenue in Port Washington was Michael MacNeill, the estranged husband of the home’s resident, neighbors said Thursday. And his Facebook page gives a chilling foretelling of what his fate would be. Read more…

One Dead In Port Blast

fireAccording to police, Port Washington Police responded to a call to a home on Prospect Avenue.

Upon their arrival they were met by a 39 year old female and a 2 year old child who they evacuated from the home due to the strong odor of gasoline emanating from the area. As they led the individuals to safety the detached garage exploded and burst into flames.

The Port Washington Fire department assisted by numerous additional departments responded to extinguish the fire. The fire caused was damage to some neighboring homes and property.

A body of a man was discovered deceased inside the garage.

Four fire fighters and one Port Washington Police officer suffered minor injuries.  The investigation is ongoing.

Update: Port House Explosion

Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history Tuesday night, when a garage on Prospect Avenue exploded and destroyed the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 50 feet into the air. Read more…

Explosion in Port Kills One

fireThere has been an explosion at a residential home located on Prospect Avenue across from Louie’s Restuarant in Port Washington.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, firefighters were summoned to 10 Prospect Avenue as a garage exploded. The fire spread to another nearby garage.

The call was instantly increased to a five alarm to receive mutual aide from the surrounding areas including Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.  The fire has been extinguished with ruins still smoldering.

First responders are at the scene.  One individual has been killed.

More information as it comes available.

Duxiana Open Amid Reconstruction


The high end luxury sleep furnishings retailer, Duxiana, at 1522 Northern Blvd. experienced a jarring wake up call one Monday night in late June.

Store owner, Joan LaPallo received a phone call urgently summoning her come to the store because her alarm was going off on Monday evening, June 30 at around 6:30 p.m.

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Manhasset Police Blotter

DSCN2273According to the report release from the Nassau County Police Department, the following crimes occurred in the area:

Automobile Larceny

On Saturday, 7/5-7/6 from 6:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Plandome Road in Manhasset a victim reports unknown subject(s) broke the passenger-side window with a rock and removed property. [Read more...]

Fire Apparatus Show & Muster

FireMuster_071814ASupervisor Judi Bosworth joined with the Manhasset-Lakeville and Great Neck Fire departmentsat the 21st annual Apparatus Show and Muster on June 21 at Mary Jane Davies Green Park in Manhasset. 

The event welcomed local fire departments to display their antique trucks for all to see.

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