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Zachary Cohen won’t run for East Hampton supervisor

Democrat Zachary Cohen decided over the weekend not

(Credit: David Pokress)

Zachary Cohen — the Democrat who came within 15 votes of becoming East Hampton Town supervisor two years ago — decided over the weekend not to run for the post again this fall. So East Hampton Village Administrator Larry Cantwell was widely expected to be chosen to run for the town’s top elected position at the Democratic nominating convention Wednesday night in Amagansett.

Cohen sent an email...

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Meeting tonight on West Shore Road project

Officials from the Nassau County public works department

(Credit: David Pokress)

Officials from the Nassau County public works department will speak tonight about the project to reconstruct West Shore Road in Mill Neck at a joint meeting of the Oyster Bay and East Norwich Civic Associations.

The road along Oyster Bay Harbor linking Oyster Bay and Bayville has been closed since it was undermined by superstorm Sandy in October.

The 7 p.m. meeting, open to the public,...

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Brentwood pool to be closed for repairs

Roberto Clemente Park pool in Brentwood will be

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Roberto Clemente Park pool in Brentwood will be closed this summer while the town repairs and rehabilitates the aging pool’s filtration system, town officials announced Wednesday.

Earlier this year, residents from the northern Islip community objected when they discovered the town had cut funding for the Brentwood pool and Casamento Park pool in West Islip from its 2013 budget, citing a projected...

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Audit suggests improvements for Nassau County’s Social Services Department

Nassau Comptroller George Maragos. (March 28, 2011)

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Nassau County’s Social Services Department failed to make required visits to foster children that could have helped determine how the children were faring, according to County Comptroller George Maragos.

In an audit released earlier this week that praised the county’s foster program for doing a “commendable job” overall, Maragos also said Nassau lost nearly $24,000 in foster care reimbursements...

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BOCES students get surprise visit from Scooby-Doo, win $2,500 grant

Thirteen Eastern Suffolk BOCES students won first place

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Samantha Heins and her classmates sat anxiously in a room waiting to be lectured by their principal about bullying.

Instead, a 6-foot-tall Scooby-Doo and others walked in holding balloons and a large $2,500 check.

Heins was among the 13 Eastern Suffolk BOCES students told Tuesday they had won first place in the 3rd annual Mutt-i-grees “America Adopts” National PSA Contest.


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Recovery expo to be held Saturday for those still suffering from Sandy

Superstorm Sandy damaged several homes at the end

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The Urban League of Long Island and its corporate partners are hosting The Sandynow.org: Super Storm Sandy Recovery Expo on Saturday, to help Long Island residents still suffering from the storm.

Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, the expo aims to assist residents with construction, insurance claims, and bank and legal issues. The Urban League said licensed...

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Free job preparation workshops to be offered at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex

Applicants meet potential employers at the Diversity Job

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Free job preparation workshops are being offered Thursday and May 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex, located at 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in East Garden City, across from the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Professionals from reputable personnel staffing agencies will conduct the workshops. Pre-registration is required by calling 516-227-7692 or 516-227-8656.

“We encourage...

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Riverhead elementary schools gain Project Fit

Phillips Avenue Elementary school in Riverhead

Riverhead’s five elementary schools will get a Project Fit America program and special athletic equipment to go with it, paid for by two $60,000 donations from the Suffolk County Diabetes Education program and Peconic Bay Medical Center.

It will be the first school district in New York State to get a program from the California-based project, which has raised $11 million over the past 13 years...

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Patchogue public hearing set for change of zone plea

A kiosk on Main Street in Patchogue provides

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Patchogue Village board of trustees has set a June 24 public hearing on a change of zone application for a proposed senior assisted-living facility.

Applicant D&F A.L. LLC of Patchogue wants to change the zone of a vacant parking lot on East Main Street from retail commercial to assisted living and housing in order to construct and operate the facility.

The three-story building...

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Lindenhurst hires security camera consultant

The Village of Lindenhurst sign in 2011.

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

The Village of Lindenhurst has hired a consultant to help with its security camera system.

The village has hired Suffolk Lock Security Professionals Inc., of Lindenhurst, to conduct an assessment of the village’s security cameras and write up a proposal for improvements. The village has agreed to pay the company no more than $2,000 for the work.

Clerk-treasurer Shawn Cullinane said the...

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