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Hempstead Town officials last week kicked off an expansion of the town’s plastic recycling program.
Aside from collecting water bottles, soda bottles, shampoo bottles and other common household plastic containers, the town now will recycle items such as plastic playground equipment, straws, medicine bottles and more, officials said.
“Every year a person goes through almost 100 pounds...Read more »
The Glen Cove City Council last week approved the $1 million purchase of a lot on Raynham Road so a public water supply well can be placed there.
On Tuesday, the council authorized Mayor Ralph Suozzi to sign a contract with Frank and Katherine Casale for sale of a 2.1-acre lot at 13 Raynham Rd., which is adjacent to the existing Duck Pond Road pumping station, where two wells are located.
Suozzi...Read more »
Hempstead Village has been awarded more than $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency public assistance funding to reimburse the village for the cost of debris removal in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, federal officials said.
“This reimbursement for debris cleanup is critical in making sure that residents of Hempstead are not on the hook entirely for the expenses,” said Sen. Charles...Read more »
Seven people, including a Hofstra University professor, have been appointed to an advisory board tasked with examining instruction and management at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.
The appointments, announced last week by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, are for terms that cannot exceed three years. The board is responsible for advising academy superintendent James...Read more »
State Assemb. Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) and State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) have introduced legislation that would let towns move the mandated date of annual budget hearings for special improvement districts to ensure they are not held on Rosh Hashanah.
“Every member of the community should have the opportunity to attend the annual town budget hearing, learn how their tax dollars...Read more »
Islip Republican Town Supervisor Tom Croci on Friday dismissed as political calls from town Democrats to investigate a controversial Little League fields project in Central Islip.
Croci, who said the town would cooperate with any investigation, said the $125,000 in escrow provided by Yaphank-based developer Andy Borgia would cover any remediation work needed on the fields.
“It’s a political...Read more »
Here’s a roundup of four events to attend this weekend:
Nautical Mile festival kicks off
Freeport’s popular Nautical Mile Festival returns Saturday after it was moved last year from its original June date to October.
The festival will start with a ribbon-cutting opening ceremony with village and other elected officials, business owners and community leaders at 10 a.m. on Woodcleft...Read more »
Wearing signed riding goggles, 4-year-old Taylin Bennett held on tight to the saddle of a horse, while a jockey competing in this year’s Belmont Stakes made sure he didn’t fall.
After visiting his brother Jumani, 10, at Cohen Children’s Hospital multiple times in two weeks for appendicitis, the annual Jockey Day at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park was a necessary break...Read more »
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced Thursday he will host a free Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Nassau businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 12 at the Office of Emergency Management in Bethpage.
“Hurricane Sandy damaged and destroyed many Nassau County businesses,” Mangano said in a statement. “My administration, with our Industrial Development Agency, is working with local businesses...Read more »
The Hempstead Town board unanimously approved a four-year collective bargaining agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association that calls for salary increases totaling 8.5 percent.
The board approved on April 23 the agreement that runs retroactively from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016, and defines the rights, salaries, wages, vacations and health benefits for town employees. The previous...Read more »