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Town earns award for financial reports
Supervisor Kate Murray announced yesterday that Hempstead Town has for the 10th consecutive time earned the “Excellence in Financial Reporting Award,” from the independent and nonpartisan Government Finance Officers Association for the 2012 fiscal year.
“I’m thrilled that the GFOA’s respected independent accounting professionals...Read more »
BROOKVILLEForum set to explore educational trendsAssemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) is urging residents throughout Nassau to attend a March 10 educational forum at the LIU-Post Tilles Center about trends impacting the development of schoolchildren across the country.
Lavine has been working with Professor Arnold Dodge, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration...Read more »
The Huntington Town Board has approved a one-year extension to developer Gary Melius to file paperwork related to his proposed senior housing development on the grounds of Oheka Castle.
Town officials said they gave Melius more time to file the paperwork — which was due in about two weeks — because the 69-year-old was shot in the head last week on the castle’s grounds.
Melius plans to...Read more »
Welcome to another chilly day on Long Island and to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below you will find a rundown of the top stories Newsday has been following, along with top tweets from our reporters.
Coming up tonight, we'll have live coverage of Suffolk County's annual State of the County address.
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EMT training effort to counter drug ODs
The Long Beach Fire Department will participate in a new state program to train emergency medical technicians to administer drugs designed to counter the effects of opiate overdoses.
The December program will train technicians to administer Narcan, a drug used to treat heroin overdoses, city officials said. Most of the fire department’s...Read more »
Looking to learn more about local community gardens? Now, there’s a place to go for that. A new website launched Tuesday to serve as a resource for establishing and maintaining community gardens across the region.
Long Island Community Gardens was developed in four months in partnership with Stony Brook University Family Medicine’s Community Roots Project, the Suffolk County Food Policy Council...Read more »
Town leaders’ forum on shared services
The town supervisors of East Hampton and Southampton plan to hold a joint public forum Monday to discuss town operations and explore the possibility of shared municipal services.
The forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Hampton Library, 2478 Montauk Hwy. in Bridgehampton.
Newly...Read more »
We're wrapping up today's live post, but below you'll find a roundup of local stories that Newsday has been following throughout the day.
Also, Newsday reporters will be covering Brookhaven's State of the Town address and the Babylon Town Board meeting later today.
STATE OF TOWN. Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine delivers his annual State of the Town address...Read more »
Romaine to speak on state of the town
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine will deliver his annual State of the Town address Tuesday at Town Hall in Farmingville.
He is expected to outline plans for the coming year during the 3:30 p.m. speech, which is open to the public. A town board meeting will follow at 5 p.m.
The board is scheduled to set a public...Read more »
Westbury officials said they hope to change a law requiring the village to send written notice to suspected code violators before seeking a court-issued search warrant.
Officials usually request permission to search homes where they suspect illegal activity, Mayor Peter Cavallaro said. But the law requires the village to send a notice through certified mail before the village seeks a search...Read more »