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I cover the Town of Huntington with my fellow reporter Deborah Morris. My goal is to keep you informed about what is going on and to respond to issues that arise. I also will be focusing on the villages of Northport and Asharoken, reporting and writing about their successes and challenges. I am interested in local politics, how taxpayers’ money is spent, giving a voice to the voiceless and telling the stories of the town’s quirky and inspiring people and events.
Shellfishing areas across Long Island were temporarily closed Monday after heavy rainfall and storm runoff over the previous weekend, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reported.
The closure, which affects Nassau and Suffolk counties, is intended to protect the public from bacteria and pathogens that run into the water after a heavy rain. Shellfish in those waters can become...Read more »
Refinancing saves town $2.2M
Brookhaven Town refinanced $40 million in outstanding bonds last week, saving the municipality $2.2 million in interest costs over the next 12 years, officials said.
“The town is in a sound financial position and has a very strong credit rating, so we can take advantage of historically low interest costs,” Town Supervisor Edward P....Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, March 31, 2014.
We've wrapped the live coverage, but below, you'll find a roundup of stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, as well as updates from social media.
A surprise snowstorm snarled traffic during the morning rush hour. That elicited reactions from Long Islanders on social media. Scroll...Read more »
A once “majestic” inn that stood on Cedar Beach Road in Southold for 230 years was demolished last Tuesday as the property’s new owners moved ahead with plans to turn the space into a community park.
An excavator ripped apart the historic General Wayne Inn, which had fallen into a state of disrepair since it closed in 1998, said Geoffrey K. Fleming, director of the Southold Historical Society.
“It’s...Read more »
Commuter forum on LIRR issues this week
Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) is hosting a forum this week with Long Island Rail Road representatives regarding the Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick and Freeport train stations.
LIRR representatives are to discuss the stations, LIRR service, the agency’s responses to past requests and answer questions from commuters. The event...Read more »
The Town of Babylon has awarded a contract to a company to study a proposed bus rapid transit system on Route 110.
Town officials chose Parsons Brinckerhoff, of Manhattan, after sending out a request for proposals for technical assistance and consultation services on the proposed BRT line. The company’s fee -- $449,996 -- was in the middle among the three proposals, with one company coming...Read more »
St. Patrick is closing in on the Easter Bunny's turf.
Citing inclement weather, the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce has pushed the community’s St. Patrick’s Day parade back to Sunday, April 6. That’s 20 days after St. Patrick's Day and 14 days before Easter.
The parade had been scheduled for Sunday, March 30.
The parade, which travels down Main Street, will start at 12:30...Read more »
A 9/11 first responder who died last year was remembered by the Town of Hempstead on Saturday with the unveiling of a commemorative street sign dedicated in his name.
The sign at the intersection of Corey Lane and Newbridge Road in East Meadow honors Francis T. Pitone, a longtime East Meadow resident who died in August 2013.
Town officials including Supervisor Kate Murray were on hand...Read more »
Brian Schiralli, already soaked by a steady rain, grabbed his Special Olympics coach’s hand, sprinted into frigid water and was already waist deep before declaring, “We are diving in.”
Without hesitation, Schiralli, who has Down syndrome, and his soccer, basketball, floor hockey and track coach of five years, Joe Branzetti, dove in headfirst.
They were among the nearly 400 people who...Read more »
Marguerite Izzo thought she was attending a state test pep rally Friday.
As it turns out, there was already something to celebrate.
The fifth-grade teacher at Lynbrook's Davison Avenue Intermediate School, part of the Malverne Union Free School District, was surprised in front of the entire school with news that she had been selected for induction into the Emporia, Kan.-based National...Read more »