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The Brightwaters Village Board passed laws to levy fines on anyone who cuts down trees or shrubbery on village rights-of-way, and to limit use of nonvegetative or nonimpervious surfaces in residents’ backyards.
The board voted unanimously to adopt the two laws at its monthly meeting Monday.
Fines for cutting down trees and shrubbery on village rights-of-way or public spaces will start...Read more »
With a little bit of luck, 15 families may find a new home in Islip.
The town’s Community Development Agency held a housing lottery for 15 houses in the town on Feb. 11. Families were chosen for the lottery based on required income and credit guidelines, and will now have to prove to the CDA that their incomes can handle the required mortgage payments. The chosen applicants, all first-time...Read more »