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Nassau legislator offers tax, assessment help

Nassau County Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick)

(Credit: David Pokress, 2011)

Nassau County Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) will present a free taxpayer assistance program and tax assessment workshops on how to file a grievance of a property assessment with the county Assessment Review Commission.

Experts will provide assistance, guidance and information on the tax grievance application process. A question-and-answer session and one-on-one assistance will follow....

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Red Mango serving up fundraiser for Farmingdale teen hit by car

Salvatore Milo, 16, of Farmingdale, who returned home

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It was Dec. 14 -- seven weeks since 16-year-old Salvatore Milo, of Farmingdale, had been struck by a car while walking home from Farmingdale High School. The junior had undergone emergency brain surgery and operations to reconstruct his skull, repair his fractured leg and broken shoulder, and insert a feeding tube. Once Milo’s doctor gave him the green light to eat normally again, his first request...

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Glen Cove OKs mutual-aid deal with Long Beach

Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi.

(Credit: James Escher, 2011)

The Glen Cove City Council on Tuesday night approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Ralph Suozzi to sign an intermunicipal agreement with Long Beach for mutual assistance after a major storm.

The agreement codifies the informal arrangement made between officials of Nassau County’s two cities after superstorm Sandy when Glen Cove personnel and vehicles helped pick up debris in Long Beach.

Suozzi...

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Court: Reconsider legal fee ruling for former Suffolk employee Allan Grecco

After years of legal wrangling, a state appellate

(Credit: Newsday, 2001 / David L. Pokress)

A state appellate court in Brooklyn has told a lower court to reconsider whether former Suffolk County real estate director Allan Grecco is entitled to be reimbursed for legal costs in connection with the controversial county purchase of the Chandler estate in Mount Sinai.

The ruling comes more than a decade after Grecco first maintained the county should have paid his legal fees and indemnified...

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Brick by brick, Shelter Island library gets help

The Shelter Island Public Library

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A brick and masonry specialist took the ferry to Shelter Island last week, carrying 50 stencils with him as he crossed the water. He spent the day — his fourth so far — behind the small public library, using the stencils to sandblast names on bricks that have been installed on a walk of honor.

The Friends of the Library raises funds through book sales and membership fees and by selling bricks....

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Fire Island Sandy debris cleanup delayed again

Aerial views showing debris from destroyed oceanfront homes

(Credit: John Roca)

A post-superstorm Sandy debris cleanup effort on Fire Island has been stalled again due to another protest on the contract for the cleanup.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency responsible for overseeing the cleanup of roughly 9,650 tons of storm debris that must be removed from the barrier island by the end of March, said this is the fifth protest on the contract since a bid...

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Pig roast, foreign excursions for LI 'Jeopardy!' champ Dan McShane

West Islip native Dan McShane told ?Jeopardy!? host

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What is Morocco and France for $10,000?

Four-time “Jeopardy!” champ and West Islip native Dan McShane is once again using his winnings from the game show to expand his world knowledge.

Although McShane, 25, did not land the $250,000 grand prize in this year’s Tournament of Champions, which ended Tuesday, he did walk away with $10,000 for making it to the semifinals.

“Going into...

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Fishing festival set for Belmont Lake State Park

The ExploreLI Street Team catches a family fishing

(Credit: X-Team)

 The state will hold its annual Spring Family Fishing Festival on April 13 at Belmont Lake State Park, officials announced Tuesday.

Festival activities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free of charge. Participants won’t need a fishing license.

Activities will include fishing instruction and fly-casting demonstrations. The state Department of Environmental Conservation will...

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Long Beach Martin Luther King Center will host annex open house

City of Long Beach employees Michael Malone, left,

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

The Long Beach Martin Luther King Center will hold an open house and launch party for its new annex facility Thursday.

The annex, called the Long Beach MLK Multipurpose Center, will host visitors from noon to 5 p.m. It is at 88 East Pine St. in Long Beach.

The facility will provide some of the services that were available at the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center, which is around the...

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Sustainability plan meetings to begin in North Hempstead

North Hempstead Town Hall in Manhasset on March

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

The Town of North Hempstead will host a series of public meetings next week, starting Monday, seeking comments about ways to build an Islandwide environmental sustainability plan.

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority has provided a grant, which is intended to help create the plan, the town said. Among groups presenting ideas are the town, Northport-based “smart growth”...

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