Best of August: Most Viewed Stories of the Month

A tragedy that hit close to home, a fast but furious storm and tensions between paid and career firefighters were issues that mattered most to readers.

From the death of a beloved restaurant manager to the controversy surrounding changes being made to the village's fire department, these are the most viewed articles of August 2012:

Another Tragedy Strikes Grimaldi's: Dean LaLima, long time manager of Grimaldi's Pizza, was killed in Williston Park in an incident county police are describing as a hit and run.

Community Reacts to Sad News of Dean LaLima's Passing: Those mourning the tragic loss of Dean LaLima all agree on one thing: Grimaldi's Pizza will never be the same without him.

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run: A suspect has been arrested in the fatal hit-and-run accident that took the life of long-time Grimaldi's Pizza manager Dean LaLima.

Report Recommends Leaving Firehouses Unmanned at Night: An analysis of the Garden City Fire Department's overall performance, as requested by the village board of trustees in late 2011 at a cost of $36,000, recommended, among other things, leaving the satellite firehouses unmanned during evening hours.

GCFD Dispatching Duties Turned Over to Firecom: All Garden City Fire Department dispatching duties were turned over to Nassau County Firecom this month. This was one of 14 recommendations included in an 85-page report analyzing the village's fire services.

PHOTOS: Flooding Hits Garden City Hard: A series of fast-moving but furious afternoon thunderstorms Aug. 15 left a mess in its path as roads flooded, lightning struck a house and car and three trees fell in Garden City. Approximately 30 cars got stuck.


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