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I cover the Town of North Hempstead, along with my colleague Jennifer Barrios. Follow me for stories — both big and small — about government, politics, technology, schools and businesses. My task is to capture the stories and characters that define the town, and some of its villages: Westbury, Old Westbury, East Hills, Roslyn Harbor, East Williston, New Hyde Park, Mineola, and Williston Park. Feel free to share your story, or suggest tips and story ideas.
Mineola Village leaders approved a gas station and convenience store but, amid opposition from residents, denied the applicant’s request to stay open 24 hours.
The board last week ruled that Bolla Management Corp. could develop the gas station and convenience store on a former gas station site at 449 Jericho Tpke., after public hearings in October and November. Each lasted several hours, where...Read more »
Residents encouraged to recycle live trees
North Hempstead is continuing a new tradition of recycling -- “tree-cycling.”
Residents are encouraged to recycle live Christmas trees, which they can leave curbside on normal yard-waste pickup days.
Residents can take Christmas lights and other unwanted electronics to the town’s residential drop-off site, 999 W. Shore Rd. in Roslyn, on...Read more »
It’s official: The teachers and staff won’t have to pay for parking.
Village officials repealed a controversial ordinance that, when passed in August, spelled out $50 monthly fees for staff to park in village-owned parking spots next to Stewart Manor Elementary School.
As a result, the Elmont school district converted a blacktop playground into a temporary parking lot, removing...Read more »
North Hempstead’s Business and Tourism Development Corp. will hold social media seminars for entrepreneurs looking to learn or refine their digital skills.
The seminar, “Social Media III: Facebook, Google, YouTube & You,” is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Harbor Links Golf Course Club House in Port Washington. It begins at 8 a.m.
Among the industry professionals scheduled to speak:...Read more »
Parking restrictions have been loosened in Carle Place and New Cassel, part of a bid to encourage more business.
The Town of North Hempstead approved changes to parking rules at a board meeting Tuesday.
In the industrial area of New Cassel, the board rescinded a local law adopted last December limiting parking on the west side of State Street to one hour between 7 a.m. and midnight,...Read more »
Voters in the Mineola School District have allowed the district to spend several millions in savings for building repairs.
Voters approved two referendums Tuesday. The passage of the first allows the use of $3.8 million, in a capital reserve fund, for work on windows and doors at various schools. Work will also include new brick pointing and masonry work on district buildings; and the replacement...Read more »
Hanukkah will be celebrated earlier this year in the Jewish calendar, and in Westbury it appears so will Passover.
The cover of a village holiday newsletter wished residents a “Happy Passover,” rather than the more timely “Happy Hanukkah.”
Hanukkah begins at sundown Wednesday. Passover is not until April.
In an email sent to residents Wednesday, Mayor Peter Cavallaro apologized...Read more »
Mineola trustees have yet to approve a 24-hour gas station and convenience store after closing a public hearing on a developer’s application.
Mayor Scott Strauss said after a nearly three hour public hearing Wednesday on the application from Garden City based Bolla Management Corp., to develop a gas station and convenience store on a former gas station site at 449 Jericho Tpke., the board...Read more »
Avanti has been given more time.
While officials from the Village of Westbury and the Post Avenue night club argue over the club’s operating hours, the village has extended Avanti’s expiring special use permit.
With the club’s application up for renewal, village Mayor Peter Cavallaro said he adjourned last Thursday’s public hearing, given ongoing litigation.
The permit will continue...Read more »
Since a July auction, New Hyde Park’s Dublin Pub, a popular haunt for rockers until it became condemned by the state liquor authority and closed earlier this year, has yet to be sold.
“We have a couple of groups that are coming in, coming out, we’ll solidify a deal sooner than later,” said Misha Haghani, a real estate attorney and principal of Paramount Realty USA, the firm handling the auction....Read more »