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Three men armed with handguns broke into a Valley Stream home early yesterday and handcuffed two adults before ransacking the home, Nassau police said. No one was hurt in the home invasion on North Corona Avenue, police said.

At about 4 a.m., three men with handguns broke into the house, rousing two sleeping adults and two sleeping children, according to police. After handcuffing the adults, the robbers ransacked the home. The family was still trying to determine what, if anything, was stolen, police said. After the men left, the two adults freed themselves and called police.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. - STACEY ALTHERR



Voters in the William Floyd district have narrowly approved $56.9 million in borrowing for renovations at their high school and other projects, while rejecting a separate $4 million proposal to improve athletic facilities.

The approved proposal, passed Wednesday by a vote of 644 to 578, will pay for construction or replacement of more than 35 classrooms, labs and art rooms, along with improved computer and security systems. The other proposal, defeated 604 to 564, would have paid for stadium expansion and synthetic athletic turf.

According to the district, interest costs for borrowed construction funds will add a maximum $20 a year in taxes for the average home assessed at $2,000. Projects will be funded through the state's EXCEL program, which allows districts to leverage aid money for construction loans with little impact on local property taxes. - JOHN HILDEBRAND



Hofstra Law School has acquired the collection of the late William R. Ginsberg, a Hofstra law professor emeritus who was a pioneer in the field of environmental law, an expert on the Love Canal pollution disaster, and a leading advocate for the preservation of open space.

Ginsberg taught at Hofstra for 29 years and was credited with introducing one of the first environmental law classes in the country. He retired from Hofstra in 2004 and died in 2006. The law school said Ginsberg's collection was a gift from his family and includes a wide range of publications in environmental law and land use, as well as some personal papers. The materials will be added to books and papers Ginsberg donated to the law library several years ago. - OLIVIA WINSLOW



Three people were injured in two separate accidents yesterday when vehicles struck Hicksville buildings, Nassau police said.

About 9:15 a.m., a Long Island MTA bus struck PAL Industries, 250 Duffy Ave., police said. A Bayville man inside the building sustained minor injuries, police said, and was transported to North Shore University Hospital. Police said the driver struck the building when trying to avoid something in the road.

About 1:25 p.m., a sport utility vehicle crashed into Istanbul food market at 210 W. Old Country Rd., police said, injuring the driver and a passenger, both Oyster Bay residents. They were transported to Nassau University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The 2000 Isuzu crashed when the driver was trying to park, police said. - CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ

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