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A former Bay Shore self-service laundry and dry cleaner has been added to the state’s Superfund list of inactive hazardous waste disposal sites.
The Americana Laundromat and Dry Cleaners site at 1572 North 5th Ave. in Bay Shore operated from 1950 to 2000, when it was converted to a drop-off dry cleaners, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The dry-cleaning...Read more »
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 »
The New York State Department of Transportation on Thursday will start repaving 8.2 miles of State Route 27, also known as Montauk Highway, in Southampton and East Hampton.
The construction, which will cost a total of $7.6 million, is to take place between County Road 39 and Stephen Hands Path.
The project will remove the top layer of pavement and replace it with new asphalt and fresh...Read more »
Common Core forum to be held
An educational forum discussing the Common Core curriculum has been scheduled for tomorrow night in Huntington Station.
The Greater Huntington Civic Group plans to host “Common Core & More" March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 1169 at 210 West Pulaski Rd.
“Many of our members had expressed concern about various aspects...Read more »
Hundreds of people lined Mineola streets Sunday for the 64th St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The one-mile-long celebration included more than 50 participants, including Irish step dancers, pipe players, drummers, marching bands and a Portuguese folk dance group.
As the parade neared the grandstand, Eileen Schlittenhardt, 49, of Bay Shore, used her iPhone to proudly record her daughter, Kelly,...Read more »
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 »