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Meeting to focus on contaminated site
State officials are to hold a rescheduled public meeting Thursday at Glen Cove City Hall about plans to clean up the Powers Chemco Superfund site near the waterfront.
Last week the state Department of Environmental Conservation canceled the meeting due to snow and extended the public comment period by one week to Feb. 24. The meeting...Read more »
The North and Central Merrick Civic Association plans to host a meeting about the Town of Hempstead’s snowplowing practices and the increasing number of potholes that create potentially dangerous obstacle courses for motorists and pedestrians.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the North Merrick Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd. Town Councilman Gary Hudes and highway department representatives...Read more »
Welcome to the Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
The storm that dropped snow -- nearly 2 inches in Nassau County and three in Suffolk -- rain and ice pellets on Long Island earlier today has passed, and the National Weather Service lifted its winter weather advisory a few hours earlier than expected.
That means this evening's commute should be much less eventful than...Read more »
A state proposal to clean up contamination at the former site of the Mill Neck Marina in Locust Valley may get a public hearing next month.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation reserved a hearing room for March 3 at the Locust Valley library, but department spokesman Bill Fonda said Friday the date could change.
“They’re still shooting to have that meeting,” Fonda said....Read more »
Several planning committees that are part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program are hosting public meetings about their recommendations for rebuilding after superstorm Sandy.
Residents from Lido Beach and Point Lookout are encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Bishop Molloy Recreation Center, 15 Parkside Ave. in Point Lookout.
Residents from...Read more »
An Island Park solar energy company is holding a competition for Long Island and New York City high school students, with the winners traveling to the Palace of Versailles in Paris.
Participants will compete for a spot at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, an international solar energy competition that takes place at Versailles in June and July. EmPower Solar of Island Park is collecting entries...Read more »
Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below, you'll find a rundown of stories that Newsday has been following throughout the day.
You'll also find the poll of the day, traffic, transit and weather alerts, and updates from our staff via social media. (Mobile users can access this additional content using the link below.)
POLL: RATE LI SNOW REMOVAL
About a year ago, Brookhaven...Read more »
When Dell Cullum made plans for a beach cleanup in East Hampton earlier this month, he started out with about a dozen volunteers. The event ended up getting canceled because there was too much snow on the beach.
So, he tried again. And he got about two dozen volunteers. And, again, the event was canceled because of last week’s snowstorm.
Now, he has 50 volunteers for the cleanup, which...Read more »
A Nassau lawmaker is seeking to give military veterans the same discounts as senior citizens for use of the county’s parks and recreation facilities.
Legis. Ellen Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) has proposed an ordinance change that would allow veterans to pay a one-time $25 fee for Nassau’s “Leisure Pass” — as seniors do — rather than pay every three years, as most residents must.
“Veterans...Read more »
Two teams of small chefs baked treats on Sunday for families who had taken up residence at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
Sporting aprons and chef hats, Faith Gelford joined six other children to bake strawberry-white-chocolate and blueberry-orange mini muffins with Paula Gottlieb Herman, owner of LilChefs.com. Later, a second group of older kids whipped up chewy cherry bars and...Read more »