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New district lines cost Hempstead Town's Santino hamlet

Anthony Santino, a Republican, is a Hempstead Town

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Hempstead Town senior Councilman Anthony Santino has announced he will no longer represent Baldwin, starting in January, when the town’s new council district map is scheduled to go into effect.

Santino made the announcement last week during his South Hempstead/Baldwin Town Hall meeting at the South Hempstead Fire House. Councilwoman Angie Cullin will represent Baldwin instead, he said, adding...

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Vacant lot in Levittown will now house radiologists

The Levittown Property Owners Association expects to meet

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Hempstead Town officials joined doctors from Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology last week to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new state-of-the-art facility on formerly blighted property in the heart of Levittown.

The property, 3235 Hempstead Tpke., was home to a Jewish community center that fell into disrepair after the building was vacated. The structure was demolished in 2011 and the property remained...

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Free foreclosure clinic in Mineola

The Nassau County Bar Association will hold a free mortgage foreclosure clinic at its Mineola headquarters on June 3.

The NCBA Mortgage Foreclosure and Sandy Recovery Free Legal Consultation Clinic will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at 15th and West streets.

The bar association hopes to assist “families with advice and strategies to keep their homes during one of the worst recessions in...

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Huntington business incubator holds first program to aid small businesses

Students attend a previous business incubator clinic offered

(Credit: Newsday, 2010 / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Huntington’s new business incubator recently held its first event, which invited entrepreneurs to a five-part seminar.

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship program started May 13 and will have its last session Tuesday.

Topics covered in the sessions included performing a self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses; financing a business; how to write a business plan; organizational structure;...

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Mastic Beach votes to change village work session schedule

Town Hall in the Village of Mastic Beach

(Credit: Carl Corry, 2011)

The Mastic Beach Village board of trustees passed a resolution to switch work session meetings from the third to first Wednesday of each month.

The move allows work sessions to be held the week before monthly board meetings, which are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month.

The 5 p.m. Wednesday meetings are open to the public, but attendees are not allowed to comment.


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Lindenhurst seeks bids to restore Shore Road Park, envisions storm buffer zone

A look at Village Hall, where the board

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

The Village of Lindenhurst is sending out a request for bids for engineering work on Shore Road Park, which was damaged during superstorm Sandy.

The work will be part of the Shore Road Park Waterfront Habitat Restoration Project. The project’s mission is to restore the beachfront of the park, which sits on the Great South Bay. The goal is to control future erosion due to hurricanes, nor’easters,...

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Communities near Kennedy Airport to discuss noise control

Airline fees for things like checked bags and

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a meeting Monday night to discuss concerns about low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy Airport.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Lawrence Village Hall, on 196 Central Ave. in Lawrence. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Port Authority of New York and New...

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Roosevelt Community Farmers Market receives $15G in competitive FreshConnect program

The Roosevelt Community Farmers Market is one of

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $260,000 in funding for 23 projects, including a Roosevelt group, as part of the FreshConnect farmers market program, launched in 2011 to bring fresh produce from New York farms to underserved communities throughout the state.

The Roosevelt Community Revitalization Group Inc., which runs Roosevelt Community Farmers Market, will get $15,000 after being selected...

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Malibu Shore Club to reopen for the summer on Saturday

Developer Butch Yamali, president of Plainview-based Dover Hospitality

(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The 65-year-old Malibu Shore Club in Lido Beach, which was closed and heavily damaged by superstorm Sandy, will open for the summer on Saturday.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray attended a reopening ceremony Friday at the club, which is owned by the town.

Butch Yamali, who operates the club for the town, said  $1 million was spent on repairs, which are finished except for minor...

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Smithtown libraries save thanks to energy-efficiency features

Patrons take advantage of the newly renovated Smithtown

(Credit: John Dunn)

Energy-efficiency features at Smithtown’s four public library branches save about $25,000 a year, the Long Island Power Authority said last week.

The branches in Smithtown hamlet, Kings Park, Nesconset and Commack — which reopened in the past two years following a $21 million renovation — include measures such as lights activated by motion sensors, computer-programmed heating units and air...

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