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The State Senate Wednesday passed a bill to require the MTA to hold hearings in Nassau and Suffolk counties before adopting any future fare or toll hikes or major service changes.
The bill sponsored by state Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) calls on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to hold hearings in each county in which a fare or toll increase or major service change is proposed.
The...Read more »
The Glen Cove City Council has fired public works supervisor Kevin Monahan for putting in for overtime pay for superstorm Sandy cleanup work on a day officials said he did not work.
The council Tuesday night voted to follow the recommendation of the city’s appointed hearing officer, Glen Cove Housing Authority executive director Eric Wingate, that Monahan be terminated.
Councilman Tony...Read more »
The Dolan family, which has sponsored an annual July Fourth fireworks display at its waterfront Cove Neck property for many years, has decided not to do a show this year.
A family spokesman Wednesday provided the following statement to Newsday: “For a number of reasons, the Dolan family will not be hosting a July 4 party this year. The family is aware that many people make plans around the...Read more »
Southampton Town’s latest battle against plastic bags netted an estimated 27,000 bags, weighing 385 pounds, in a competition between schools in the past six months, the town said Tuesday.
Students at Bridgehampton school district collected the most per pupil — 5,296 bags, or 39 per student.
The school will get a bench from a company that makes decking out of recycled material, and it...Read more »
Village officials on Fire Island are pursuing a real estate transfer tax that they would use to fund capital improvement and beach replenishment projects.
At Saltaire’s board meeting Monday, Mayor Robert Cox announced the possible tax, which he said would have to be authorized by state lawmakers in Albany. If approved, the seller of any real property in Saltaire would pay a tax — Cox floated...Read more »
The Nassau County Department of Public Works has gotten plenty of grief from North Shore residents over its management of the reconstruction of West Shore Road after the route was undermined and closed by superstorm Sandy, but someone thinks the agency has done a good job.
Some residents of Centre Island, Bayville and Mill Neck forced to make a 10-minute detour have complained about the design...Read more »
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, a nonprofit and no-kill animal shelter in Huntington, partnered with an animal rescue in Alabama to rescue 15 dogs last Friday through its Passage to Freedom program, saving the animals from a potentially tragic fate.
Executive director David Ceely said the program, implemented by Little Shelter seven years ago, supports those who rescue dogs...Read more »
The West Hempstead Water District has earned first place in the 25th annual “Best Tasting Water in Nassau County” competition — beating out 20 other water districts countywide, district officials said.
The district was declared the winner on May 9 after a nearly weeklong contest, held on the campus of Farmingdale State College. The event, sponsored by the Long Island Water Conference, allowed...Read more »
A bid by one Plandome Manor resident to keep a small flock of chickens in his yard was denied last week by village trustees, who expressed concerns about potential nuisances caused by the birds.
Resident James Brodie said he asked the village board if he could keep five hens in a movable coop in his yard. He said he has kept chickens intermittently during his life. The village adopted a law...Read more »
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is offering free support groups for men and women starting on June 3.
A group for women newly diagnosed and post-treatment will meet Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for eight weeks. A group for young women with breast cancer will meet on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Another group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet for a month...Read more »