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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Hempstead Village’s bond rating from an A to an AA-, the agency’s second-highest credit rating.
The independent financial rating institution based the increase on the village’s general obligation serial bonds, pointing to a stable outlook on its overall finances and budgetary flexibility.
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A Brooklyn state appeals court heard arguments Wednesday in a dispute over ballots cast in an unresolved Brookhaven Town council race.
Attorneys for Democratic incumbent Connie Kepert and Republican challenger Michael A. Loguercio Jr. — who leads Kepert by four votes in unofficial tallies — met for an hour with a four-judge panel of the Second Appellate Division. It was unclear when the judges...Read more »
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 »
When Nancy Moniodes arrived at the Bellmore movie theater Monday night, she thought she was there to help set up for a Christmas party. That was the cover members of the local chamber of commerce used to get Moniodes and her husband, James, there. But when they stepped inside, the couple was greeted by more than 100 people showering them with applause.
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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 »
NEW CASSEL Community arts getting $25G boost A multimillion-dollar effort to revitalize New Cassel, a hamlet in North Hempstead, was given a boost after receiving $25,000 from Bank of America, town officials said.
The funding, part of a bank initiative seeking to reward community development programs, will be used to spur business and artist activity in the community.
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Huntington’s white-collar employees will soon see extra money in their paychecks, after the town board voted to refund them an agreed-upon lag payroll.
The town board voted last week to amend the town’s Civil Service Employees Association contract to refund the two-week lag payroll wages, which officials said was put in the contract to avoid layoffs. The refunds will go to about 200 employees,...Read more »
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Suffolk County will dedicate a day early next year to raise awareness for an extremely rare and potentially fatal blood disease that has stricken a young East Islip girl.
The county Legislature Tuesday adopted a resolution by Legis. Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) that declares Jan. 26 “Langerhans Histiocytosis Day” in Suffolk. Taylor Ryan, 12, who lives in Cilmi’s district, has dealt with the disorder...Read more »