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Hempstead Town will deploy parks department employees and sanitation crews to help fill in the potholes that have beset the town’s streets this winter, officials said Monday.
Repairing the roadway cracks and craters is typically the responsibility of the town highway department, but the high volume of potholes opening up this month has led the town to use workers from other departments, Hempstead...Read more »
East Hampton Village is getting ready for spring by proposing changes in the village code to address two perennial local problems — noise and parking.
The village board already restricts “loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises,” and wants to further limit noise by reducing the hours that construction and demolition work can take place. The board also plans to extend by about two months the...Read more »
County services at Brentwood site
Suffolk County will provide a limited number of county services — including assistance with food stamp applications and job searches — at the Brentwood offices of an immigrant advocacy group.
County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday that the Department of Labor, Department of Social Services and Human Rights Commission will provide...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
It's another clear, sunny day on Long Island, but don't expect yesterday's springlike 50-degree temperatures. Today's high will be 37 degrees with a windchill as low as 19, and Wednesday could bring more snow.
Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below, you can find a rundown of the top local stories...Read more »
The Bellport Village board plans to adopt a resolution tonight allowing the panel to pierce the state tax cap, Mayor Raymond Fell said.
Village officials expect to adopt a 2014-15 budget in April that will raise taxes more than 2 percent, Fell said in an interview. He said he could not estimate how much taxes would go up next year.
“Where it will come in, I don’t know, but it will not...Read more »
Siblings Jillian, 11, and Joseph Parrino, 7, of Albertson, started their school winter break on a ski slope in Massachusetts and ended it Sunday at Jones Beach State Park, wearing rubber boots and wading into the water to peer out over East Bay for a look at seals bobbing on the surface."We found four seals,” said Jillian, whose family was among more than 30 people to participate in a seal walk...Read more »
After four years of trying to figure out how to get cars off town roads before a snowstorm, the Riverhead Town board has come up with a compromise that would let the supervisor or a designee declare a snow emergency before a storm arrives and would ban parking on any town road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
A public hearing on the plan has been set for the next town board meeting at 2 p.m. March 4....Read more »
The town’s founding family is the subject of a new book to be published next month by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.
St. James-based author Claire Nicolas White explores the answer to the question “What does it mean to be a Smith?” in her new book “The Land of Smiths: A Collection of Personal Memoirs.”
White, who is a Smith by marriage, conducted numerous interviews with Smith...Read more »
Sandi Schwartz held her drumsticks and waited anxiously in line with her sister and brother-in-law at Costco in Westbury.
She was waiting to meet Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, who was in town on Saturday to promote Rockin’ & Roastin,' his organic coffee.
“I’m a huge Aerosmith fan,” said Schwartz, 40, of North Bellmore. “My first concert I ever went to was an Aerosmith concert when...Read more »
Glen Cove residents packed City Hall last week to hear about the public spaces that would be part of a proposed $1 billion mixed-use waterfront project.
While the topic was the public spaces, residents raised concerns about the security, parking and traffic and some questioned the suitability of the project for the city.
The landscape architect of the project, Rick Parisi, a managing...Read more »