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Roundup: County to consider land buy in Selden; Farmingdale credit rating upgraded

A Suffolk County legislative committee has agreed to

(Credit: J.C. Cherubini)


County considering Selden land buy

The Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday will consider purchasing almost 16 acres from the Middle Country School District that would be added to a large recreational park in Selden.

A legislative committee agreed Monday to use drinking water protection funds for the $1.26 million purchase of land behind Hawkins Path Elementary School.


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Glen Cove Roundup: Waterfront redevelopment considered

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello, shown on Nov.

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Glen Cove officials are considering a property with a defunct incinerator and waste transfer station for future waterfront development.

The City Council plans to vote Tuesday night on a crucial step toward possible redevelopment, awarding a contract to move an electrical system at the site on Morris Avenue and decommission the incinerator.

“It’s just a dilapidated parcel that we should...

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Amityville budget tentatively approved, tax levy increase included

Amityville trustees Monday tentatively approved a roughly $15

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Amityville trustees Monday tentatively approved a roughly $15 million budget with a property tax levy increase of 2.47 percent.

The draft budget maintains funding for two new police hires and a pension-like program for volunteer firefighters. It also funds a part-time fire marshal position and increases the amount the village will set aside for tax certiorari cases.

Mayor James Wandell...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Monday, April 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing nearly

Welcome to Monday and Newsday's Long Island Now live post for April 21, 2014.

Public and private schools across Long Island and New York City are closed for spring recess, making for lighter traffic.

We've wrapped today's live coverage, but this post contains a roundup of some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to see social media posts from...

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Earth Day run, walk planned on Sunday in Long Beach

The City of Long Beach will celebrate Earth

(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

The City of Long Beach will celebrate Earth Day this Sunday with events throughout the day.

The festivities will start with a Green Family Run and Walk at 10 a.m. on the boardwalk at Riverside Boulevard. Participants are asked to wear green to celebrate Earth Day and support climate change awareness.

The walk will be followed by a bay cleanup and an outdoor gardening workshop. A Green...

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Roundup: Oyster Bay beach cleanup, Glen Cove camp fees could rise

The Town of Oyster Bay, North Oyster Bay

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)


Beach cleanup planned for Saturday

The Town of Oyster Bay, North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association and Friends of the Bay will team up again to sponsor the annual Oyster Bay Harbor and Beach Cleanup Day on Saturday.

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the cleanup, which will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Those interested can get information by calling 516-677-5943 or...

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Call to amend law to include e-cigarettes

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said the city

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said the city should amend its ordinances to include e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited, and that the town attorney will look at what language would be needed for a City Council resolution to make the city’s anti-smoking ordinances more comprehensive.

“The hope is that when we talk about ‘no smoking’ they should say that includes e-cigarettes, too,”...

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State to review power cable plan

David M. Daly, president and chief operating officer

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The state Department of Public Service will review PSEG Long Island’s plan to install more than 200 large poles with high-voltage power cables from Great Neck to Port Washington, according to a letter sent to North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

Town residents have largely opposed the plan, but the utility has said it is vital for increasing reliability and reducing the risk of potential...

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Church egg hunt bridges religious divides

From left, Bellmore residents Carleen Plate, 12, and

(Credit: Tara Conry)

The Plate family didn’t plan on spending Easter inside an Evangelical Lutheran church. But when Michael Plate, 48, of Bellmore, his wife and two daughters arrived at St. Paul in Bethpage Sunday for the church’s annual outdoor Easter egg hunt, they learned that they were about two hours too early.

They weren’t alone. Announcements for the hunt indicated a 10:30 a.m. start, but the event didn’t...

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Wyandanch support group runs Easter egg hunt

Chrisvel Peguero, 4, of Wyandanch, finds an Easter

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Joseph Byrd followed his two grandchildren through a playground at Wyandanch Park Saturday, pointing and clapping when they discovered hidden eggs scattered about.

The hope of finally experiencing moments like this was what helped the Wyandanch man get through a 30-year prison stint for homicide. He doesn’t want his grandchildren to make the same mistakes, and that was the theme surrounding...

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