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Efforts to renovate the historic Canoe Place Inn on the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays into an inn and catering facility by creating a Maritime Planned Development District inched forward Tuesday night when the Southampton Town Board voted to hire Cashin Associates to complete its state-required environmental review and write a formal findings statement on the project. Cashin prepared the preliminary...Read more »
The Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution temporarily allowing construction on weekends in order residents rebuilding their homes in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
The resolution called for temporarily suspending enforcement of a town code regulation that outlines permissible hours for conducting structural work on buildings.
The permanent code states structural...Read more »
A workshop for residents interested in learning how to file tax grievances is being sponsored Thursday by Nassau County Legis. Judith Jacobs (D-Woodbury).
The session will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Life Enrichment Center, 45 E. Main St., Oyster Bay.
For more information, call 516-571-6216....Read more »
To help science teachers go green, the state Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a training workshop Feb. 1 at Stony Brook University.
The workshop was rescheduled from November because of superstorm Sandy.
The goal of the workshop, which is aimed at high school teachers, is to train educators how to teach students about eco-friendly practices — by using eco-friendly practices.
“By...Read more »
The phones at the Goodwill Massapequa store were ringing Wednesday morning even before the giant scissors clamped down on the grand-opening ribbon that kept the dozens of shoppers at bay.
As they did, the crowd was welcomed into the gleaming white and blue, 8,600-square-foot store to peruse the goods.
Huntington resident William J. Forrester, Goodwill’s president and CEO, said the new...Read more »
If there was a passenger-side door on the El Toro Loco Monster Jam truck, Jon Olszewski’s head would have barely reached it as he paced the length of the truck and explained to his students some of its more impressive features.
The dual shocks have 26 inches of travel suspension, the Farmingdale High School automotive technology teacher told them, which enable the Monster Jam truck drivers...Read more »
State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) will partner with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano in sponsoring a free senior ID card program in Seaford.
The program will be held on Jan. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Seaford Public Library, 2234 Jackson Ave. All county residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card, officials said. No appointments...Read more »
Officials from the Town of Babylon and its three villages — Amityville, Babylon and Lindenhurst — are taking part in a panel discussion Wednesday on raising homes in flood-prone areas.
The event, organized by the grassroots organization Adopt A House, will feature discussions of the increased cost of compliance coverage, hazard mitigation grants, how lifting houses is done and how to choose...Read more »
Environmentalists, scientists, and government officials will convene Wednesday for a forum about ongoing research in the Western Bays region of the South Shore. Western Bays, which has been on a state list of water bodies impaired by pathogens since 1998, has suffered from declining water quality.
At the forum, speakers will review new research projects and attempts to fund a cleanup.
Adrienne...Read more »
Price Law Group is holding insurance seminars this week in Long Beach and Island Park to help residents file insurance claims related to superstorm Sandy.
The seminars are called “How to Maximize the Value of Your Property Insurance Claim,” a spokesman for the firm said.
The sessions are “for Long Island residents who have questions or need assistance” with their claims, the firm said...Read more »