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Nicholas Spangler

Along with my colleague Denise Bonilla, I cover the town of Babylon. My stories and coverage will have an emphasis on issues and developments involving Republic Airport and the incorporated villages of Amityville and Babylon. Story tips are welcome.


Toomey's Tavern owner to meet with Amityville officials over noise, parking issues

The owner of a popular waterfront bar in Amityville is scheduled to meet Tuesday with village officials in a bid to resolve noise and parking issues before the start of the summer season.

Some neighbors of Toomey’s Tavern, 251 South Ketcham Ave., have complained about weekend shows during the summer that attract large crowds. The amplified music carries across the water and revelers occasionally...

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Amityville budget tentatively approved, tax levy increase included

Amityville trustees Monday tentatively approved a roughly $15

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Amityville trustees Monday tentatively approved a roughly $15 million budget with a property tax levy increase of 2.47 percent.

The draft budget maintains funding for two new police hires and a pension-like program for volunteer firefighters. It also funds a part-time fire marshal position and increases the amount the village will set aside for tax certiorari cases.

Mayor James Wandell...

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