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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has rescheduled a public hearing on Long Island regarding the agency’s plan to raise fares and tolls next year.
The hearing will take place at the Melville Marriott in Melville on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on Nov. 7 but was postponed because the venue, Farmingdale State College, did not have electricity...Read more »
The Suffolk County Water Authority will test for free the private wells of county residents who want to be sure their water supply was not contaminated by bacteria, fuels or chlorides in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
The testing, for residents within the water authority service area, will be available through Dec. 20.
“We encourage those whose homes are in areas that have sustained significant...Read more »
More than $9 million in contracts to immediately repair storm-battered West Shore Road in Mill Neck were approved Tuesday by the Nassau County Legislature’s rules committee.
The harborside road, a vital connection between Oyster Bay hamlet and Bayville and Centre Island, was crumbling before Sandy struck, and portions have collapsed under the weight of the storm surge.
West Shore Road...Read more »
The Nissequogue River State Park Foundation is hosting its 5th annual 5K Run/Walk for the Park and 1K Turkey Trot for Kids on Thanksgiving Day.
The 1K trot begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Nissequogue River State Park Administration Building, located at 799 St. Johnland Rd. in Kings Park.
Preregistration is $10 for the 1K for children 12 and under, and...Read more »
The Long Island Philharmonic will perform in Nassau County’s Holiday Spectacular concert on Dec. 1, County Executive Edward Mangano announced yesterday.
The two-hour concert, a benefit for Island Harvest, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Butler Building at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Garden City.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at Bethpage...Read more »
Hempstead Village officials will distribute groceries and canned goods for Thanksgiving to local families Tuesday and Wednesday.
Three tractor-trailers of food were donated by National Grid as part of its Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, village officials said. Among the food items are turkeys, chickens, hams, pork chops, pies, cookies and water bottles.
The donations will be handed out...Read more »
Hempstead Town and Island Park’s school district today will host a seminar designed to help superstorm Sandy-affected homeowners restore their properties.
The program, “Recovering From Flood Damage,” will be presented by Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief at Lincoln Orens Middle School.
The seminar “will provide homeowners with essential knowledge of sanitizing procedures, safety...Read more »
Joseph DiBernardo Jr. dedicated his life to serving others, and his family hopes that a new sign bearing his name will continue to do that job.
DiBernardo, a volunteer firefighter with the Setauket Fire Department and a lieutenant with the Fire Department of New York, died last year after a six-year battle with injuries sustained in the line of duty.
On Monday afternoon, one year to...Read more »
Oyster Bay has renewed the security guard school training certification provided to the town through the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, town officials said.
The credentials permit the town to train its public safety staff as security guards, officials said.
Though the state offers security guard firearms training certification, officials said Oyster Bay does not conduct...Read more »
With a total of three trustees serving three-year terms in the Mattituck Park District, voters normally get to fill just one seat each year.
But Tuesday, they will get to decide on two seats.
The odd situation was created when Nicholas Deegan was elected in November 2010, for a term that started in January, and failed to take his oath of office, a legal requirement for all elected officials....Read more »