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Looking to learn more about local community gardens? Now, there’s a place to go for that. A new website launched Tuesday to serve as a resource for establishing and maintaining community gardens across the region.
Long Island Community Gardens was developed in four months in partnership with Stony Brook University Family Medicine’s Community Roots Project, the Suffolk County Food Policy Council...Read more »
Town leaders’ forum on shared services
The town supervisors of East Hampton and Southampton plan to hold a joint public forum Monday to discuss town operations and explore the possibility of shared municipal services.
The forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Hampton Library, 2478 Montauk Hwy. in Bridgehampton.
Newly...Read more »
We're wrapping up today's live post, but below you'll find a roundup of local stories that Newsday has been following throughout the day.
Also, Newsday reporters will be covering Brookhaven's State of the Town address and the Babylon Town Board meeting later today.
STATE OF TOWN. Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine delivers his annual State of the Town address...Read more »
Romaine to speak on state of the town
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine will deliver his annual State of the Town address Tuesday at Town Hall in Farmingville.
He is expected to outline plans for the coming year during the 3:30 p.m. speech, which is open to the public. A town board meeting will follow at 5 p.m.
The board is scheduled to set a public...Read more »
Westbury officials said they hope to change a law requiring the village to send written notice to suspected code violators before seeking a court-issued search warrant.
Officials usually request permission to search homes where they suspect illegal activity, Mayor Peter Cavallaro said. But the law requires the village to send a notice through certified mail before the village seeks a search...Read more »
Babylon Town Tuesday is holding a public hearing on a proposed apartment complex in East Farmingdale.
Parkway Properties Inc. of Farmingdale is looking to build 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments on a 2.25-acre parcel on the southwest corner of Eastern Parkway and Denton Place. The site currently has industrial and storage buildings.
The hearing is for zoning changes required for the...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, March 3, 2014.
Although this morning's storm left the Island lightly dusted with snow, Long Islanders dodged a bigger blast of the white stuff as the storm originally expected to drop six inches on the South Shore moved farther south and east.
It is cold though -- currently in the low 20s -- and temperatures are expected to drop...Read more »
Hundreds of people lined Mineola streets Sunday for the 64th St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The one-mile-long celebration included more than 50 participants, including Irish step dancers, pipe players, drummers, marching bands and a Portuguese folk dance group.
As the parade neared the grandstand, Eileen Schlittenhardt, 49, of Bay Shore, used her iPhone to proudly record her daughter, Kelly,...Read more »
Jack Sullivan pulled a dry-cleaning receipt from his pocket, dated March 20, 1996, to prove he waited for the right time to wear his tuxedo again.
But Sullivan wasn’t going to a wedding. He and Frank Ozol, fellow chairman of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, traded swimsuits for dress suits Sunday for the 10th anniversary of the UCPN Polar Bear Plunge at Teddy...Read more »
Donning green shamrock glasses and a fake goatee, 11-year-old Ava Hawley marched next to her fellow Girl Scouts in Bethpage’s 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday.
“When I do this, it feels really good to make people smile,” said Hawley, of Bethpage, one of eight girls who represented Bethpage’s Girl Scout Troop 3329 in the parade.
The group has been marching since age 5, when...Read more »