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Mineola trustees have approved a precautionary measure that will permit the village to exceed the state tax cap if it needs to.
The board of trustees voted unanimously at a public hearing last week to approve the measure, village clerk Joseph Scalero said.
The vote is often taken by municipalities before spring budget votes in case officials approve a budget that...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
Sunday's unseasonably warm weather seems like a distant memory as temperatures won't even hit 40 degrees Tuesday on Long Island and snow is in the forecast.
Today's high will be 36 degrees with a windchill as low as 10, and the thermometer will drop down to a low of 19 degrees tonight. There's a 20 percent...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday approved a request from Long Beach to pass a bond bill that allows the city to borrow as much as $12 million to help pay off a deficit and debts from superstorm Sandy.
The New York State Senate and Assembly approved the bill earlier this month.
An outside audit determined the city’s fiscal 2012 operating deficit, which grew under a previous administration,...Read more »
State environmental officials plan to cap a former Long Island Rail Road yard in Yaphank as part of the contaminated site's cleanup.
The LIRR dumped fill material and debris containing contaminants such as lead, arsenic, zinc and copper for parts of three decades at the 4-acre site near River Road, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said in a fact sheet describing the proposed...Read more »
Hempstead Town will deploy parks department employees and sanitation crews to help fill in the potholes that have beset the town’s streets this winter, officials said Monday.
Repairing the roadway cracks and craters is typically the responsibility of the town highway department, but the high volume of potholes opening up this month has led the town to use workers from other departments, Hempstead...Read more »
East Hampton Village is getting ready for spring by proposing changes in the village code to address two perennial local problems — noise and parking.
The village board already restricts “loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises,” and wants to further limit noise by reducing the hours that construction and demolition work can take place. The board also plans to extend by about two months the...Read more »
County services at Brentwood site
Suffolk County will provide a limited number of county services — including assistance with food stamp applications and job searches — at the Brentwood offices of an immigrant advocacy group.
County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday that the Department of Labor, Department of Social Services and Human Rights Commission will provide...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
It's another clear, sunny day on Long Island, but don't expect yesterday's springlike 50-degree temperatures. Today's high will be 37 degrees with a windchill as low as 19, and Wednesday could bring more snow.
Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below, you can find a rundown of the top local stories...Read more »
The Bellport Village board plans to adopt a resolution tonight allowing the panel to pierce the state tax cap, Mayor Raymond Fell said.
Village officials expect to adopt a 2014-15 budget in April that will raise taxes more than 2 percent, Fell said in an interview. He said he could not estimate how much taxes would go up next year.
“Where it will come in, I don’t know, but it will not...Read more »
Siblings Jillian, 11, and Joseph Parrino, 7, of Albertson, started their school winter break on a ski slope in Massachusetts and ended it Sunday at Jones Beach State Park, wearing rubber boots and wading into the water to peer out over East Bay for a look at seals bobbing on the surface."We found four seals,” said Jillian, whose family was among more than 30 people to participate in a seal walk...Read more »