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A public hearing on whether the Town of North Hempstead should create a park district around a country club in Roslyn Heights will take place next month.
The town board voted at a short, special meeting on Tuesday to continue the public hearing on the creation of the “Levitt Park at Roslyn Heights” park district to Dec. 5.
The park district would cover 727 homes and eight nonresidential...Read more »
Smithtown officials say brush and other debris from Sandy and the nor’easter that followed will be collected from homes by Christmas.
Regular collection of bagged leaves is on hold while town highway crews pick up storm-related debris from homes. Crews have not reached all homes, but are expected to do so by Nov. 23, Highway Superintendent Glenn Jorgensen said Wednesday in a memo to Town Supervisor...Read more »
Laura Levy stood proudly next to her artwork at the Tilles Center at LIU Post -- a newspaper clipping and acrylic paint combination on wood of the Manhattan skyline she named “Inner City Landscape.” The brightly colored abstract buildings rest on top of a vibrant blue sky that stands out against the black wooden frame surrounding it.
“I like the fact that it [the city] always looks like abstract...Read more »
The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency has started giving emergency sales tax relief letters to businesses damaged by superstorm Sandy, relieving them of the requirement to pay state sales tax on materials purchased to make needed repairs.
The agency is also putting together a program to help businesses damaged by the storm seek federal assistance and is looking at reducing its fees or...Read more »
Hold your horses.
A Chinese restaurant chain has dropped plans to erect 10-foot-high equestrian statues at a new eatery in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro rescinded the proposal because the Town of Smithtown bans statues from commercial signs. But the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain will go ahead with plans for the restaurant.
The horse statues...Read more »
The state Department of Environmental Conservation Ridge Hunter Check Station reopened Wednesday and pheasants have been released into the woods, according to DEC regional director Peter A. Scully.
The station, off Randall Road, north of Middle Country Road, had been closed after Sandy, which also delayed the release of the pheasants, DEC officials said.
Long Island’s fourth annual fall...Read more »
The people who help Long Island’s autistic adults and children need help themselves.
Some employees of Smithtown-based Developmental Disabilities Institute lost homes, cars and other possessions to superstorm Sandy.
The organization is helping those workers by establishing a relief fund — partially funded by Friday night's annual gala at the Woodbury Country Club.
“These are people...Read more »
U.S. Marine Bruce Castillo recalls the devastation he witnessed while his unit evacuated families in Staten Island, upstate Peekskill and communities along the Hudson River after superstorm Sandy ravaged the Northeast.
Seeing displaced residents burn their furniture to stay warm inspired Castillo, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, to want to make sure as many families as possible would...Read more »
New York State Assemb. Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) is holding an information meeting Friday in Baldwin for residents dealing with Sandy’s aftermath.
The session will be held at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Middle School, 3211 Schreiber Pl.
Representatives from FEMA, Sanitation District 2 and the Nassau County Police Department’s First Precinct, and an insurance adjuster are expected to answer...Read more »
The Town of North Hempstead took steps to repair its public works department building, by authorizing the bonding of $185,000 at a special town board meeting Tuesday night.
At the height of superstorm Sandy, part of the second-floor metal roof blew off. The building, on Denton Avenue in New Hyde Park, is department headquarters and home to 100 employees.
Deputy town supervisor Chris...Read more »