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Patrick covers the Town of Hempstead, the City of Long Beach and a slew of Nassau County villages. He has documented everything from Long Beach's fiscal crisis to a pumpkin-smashing contest at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
Before joining Newsday, Whittle reported for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, New Haven Register and New Bedford Standard-Times.
He was educated at Marist College and Columbia University.
Long Beach will purchase a trolley bus in an effort to attract consumers to its recovering commercial areas.
The bus will help “promote tourism and economic growth throughout the city’s business districts,” city officials said in a statement. The city’s business areas were hit hard by superstorm Sandy.
The City Council unanimously approved the $229,960 expense to pay for the 35-foot...Read more »
The Long Beach City Council could vote Tuesday night to adopt a law that would provide property tax assessment relief for homeowners who suffered damage in superstorm Sandy.
The city could opt into the superstorm Sandy Assessment Relief Act the state adopted earlier this year.
The act states that cities and towns can adopt a law that grants assessment relief to Sandy victims. The act...Read more »