Long Island Now

The latest community buzz and updates. | Sign up for community newsletters.

Latest posts from

Carl MacGowan

With my colleague Deon J. Hampton, I cover the Town of Brookhaven and its villages and hamlets. What we try to offer is an ongoing chronicle of an enormous town — that stretches from the Long Island Sound to the Atlantic Ocean — as it grapples with development pressures, environmental issues and the challenge of maintaining programs in the face of the state tax cap. You’ll see us scribbling notes at municipal meetings, so stop by and say hello.

Middle Country School District voters approve $125.2 million in upgrades

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Owners of Port Jefferson diner condemned by village move to demolish it

Abandoned and boarded up diner at 1527 Main

Abandoned and boarded up diner at 1527 Main Street in Port Jefferson on October 3, 2014. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Related Stories

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Port Jefferson mulls buying waterfront parking lot and marina to turn into 'cash cow'

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Hempstead and Brookhaven improve finances despite recession, Moody's reports

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine is shown

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine is shown on Oct. 25, 2014. Brookhaven is one of two Long Island townships on Moody's list of 34 U.S. municipalities to flourish despite the economic downturn from the 2008 recession. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Brookhaven Town Board approves $274.7 million budget with one dissenting vote

Brookhaven Councilwoman Connie Kepert is shown in a

Brookhaven Councilwoman Connie Kepert is shown in a Jan 17, 2014 file photo. (Credit: J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Port Jefferson hopes to close deal to buy harborside parking lot and marina from Brookhaven Town

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Brookhaven turns former car dealership in East Patchogue into newest town park

The Town of Brookhaven has converted the site

The Town of Brookhaven has converted the site of the former Nesenger Chevrolet car dealership in East Patchogue into a new town park with a kayak launch. This photo is from Nov. 7, 2014. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Port Jefferson diner owner gets new deadline for demolition plans

The Village Board has agreed to give property

The Village Board has agreed to give property owner Jose R. Ramos until Nov. 17, 2014, to obtain demolition permits and contact utility companies in preparation for tearing down the diner on Main Street in Port Jefferson, seen here on Oct. 3, Mayor Margot J. Garant said. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Brookhaven's proposed $274.7 million town budget meets little criticism

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine (Credit: David Pokress)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Town razes blighted home in Bellport on 'Dirty Dozen' list

A house at 22 Sundial Lane in Bellport

A house at 22 Sundial Lane in Bellport is demolished on Nov. 6, 2014. The home was on Brookhaven's "Dirty Dozen" list to be razed. (Credit: Ed Betz)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Your town

Get the latest news and information about your community, all in one place.

What's this? Send us your feedback

Sign up for community newsletters

Choose a community

advertisement | advertise on newsday