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Garden City Village has been awarded more than $4.5 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency public assistance as reimbursement for the cost of debris removal after superstorm Sandy, federal officials said.
“This reimbursement for debris cleanup is critical in making sure that residents of Garden City are not on the hook entirely for the expenses,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said...Read more »
East Hampton’s Democratic Party at its convention this week overwhelmingly picked Larry Cantwell to be their candidate for town supervisor in the November election.
But Zachary Cohen — who almost won the supervisor’s race two years ago — narrowly failed to get the party’s nod for town board.
Instead, the town committee members picked former town councilman Job Potter and Kathee Burke-Gonzales,...Read more »
A new traffic light has been installed at Montauk Highway and Barberry Road, an intersection near West Islip High School where a student was critically injured in 2011 while walking to school.
State Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Islip) announced the new traffic light in a media release this week, and credited his predecessor, former Sen. Owen Johnson, with laying the groundwork to get the light installed...Read more »
The state Public Service Commission yesterday approved a plan by Verizon to eliminate its landline service on western Fire Island, despite concerns from critics and a letter from the state attorney general’s office asking that a formal decision be tabled.
Verizon’s plan would allow it to abandon copper wire in favor of a wireless voice alternative called Voice Link in places where the company...Read more »
Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused medications during a “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday.
State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is sponsoring the program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roosevelt Library, 27 West Fulton Ave. in Roosevelt.
The program allows residents to drive in and drop off medications for safe disposal with officers from the Nassau County Police...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
The...Read more »