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Buses still replacing Montauk Line trains

Buses continue to replace some trains on the

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Buses continue to replace some trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Branch, as the LIRR performs track inspections through much of this week.

In total, 21 trains were scheduled to be wholly or partially replaced from Monday through Thursday. The LIRR estimated that 405 customers would be affected by the service change. The railroad said customers should allot an extra 23 to 41 minutes...

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No Long Island Rail Road trains this weekend on Hempstead branch

A westbound Long Island Rail Road train entering

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

There will be no Long Island Rail Road trains operating on the Hempstead branch this weekend, as the LIRR performs track work near Bellerose station.

The service outage will last from 11:38 p.m. Friday night until 4 a.m. Monday. The LIRR said it expects to restore full train service in time for the Monday morning commute.

Buses and vans will replace trains for stations from Hollis through...

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MTA to vote on ticket policy to prevent LIRR Hamptons 'hoarding'

The MTA will vote Wednesday, March 26, 2014,

(Credit: Newsday / Jim Peppler)

The MTA Board is expected to vote Wednesday on a change in Long Island Rail Road ticket policy aimed at preventing seat “hoarding” on a popular Hamptons summer weekend train.

LIRR officials said they saw a 103 percent rise last summer in their Hamptons Reserve Service on the Cannonball express train, which goes from Penn Station to Montauk on Friday afternoons in the summer.


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LIRR engineer awarded for heroism; town supports budget amendment

A Long Island Rail Road engineer was recognized

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LIRR engineer honored for life-saving action

The MTA on Monday honored Long Island Rail Road engineer Joseph Moscato, 64, who helped save a woman from a burning vehicle earlier this month.

Moscato, a Centereach resident and 14-year LIRR engineer, received an award at a meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s LIRR committee for his actions on March 8 when...

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Montauk Highway in Southampton, East Hampton, to get repaved

A trip to Southampton could be less bumpy

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

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...

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Immigration groups seek Rep. King’s aid

A coalition of immigrant advocates in Brentwood launched

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A coalition of immigrant advocates in Brentwood Wednesday launched a letter-writing campaign seeking specific action from Rep. Peter King in pushing for immigration reform.

The scores of missives collected by advocacy groups Make The Road New York, the Long Island Civic Engagement Table and Long Island Jobs With Justice are headed to the office of the Seaford Republican, whose district encompasses...

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Mastic Beach parking code change aims to help businesses

Town Hall in the Village of Mastic Beach

(Credit: Carl Corry)

Vehicles will no longer be allowed to park for more than two hours on Neighborhood Road in downtown Mastic Beach.

The Mastic Beach Village board of trustees unanimously passed a resolution 5-0 Tuesday night to amend the parking code. Mayor Bill Biondi said many business owners on Neighborhood Road have complained about vehicles parking for hours and, in some cases, all day, denying customers...

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'Crisis' prompts funds for Amityville road repairs

Amityville Village Hall

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Amityville trustees on Monday night approved spending as much as $20,000 for emergency road repairs that are to start immediately. “I think we have a crisis here, by no fault of our public works department,” said Trustee Nick LaLota. He estimated there are now 200 potholes on village roads caused by the harsh winter. Workers from Rosemar Construction Corp., an East Moriches-based paving...

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'Pothole patrol' tackles Patchogue roadways

Luis Arias, of Patchogue, walks along Nottingham Avenue

(Credit: James Carbone)

Patchogue’s public works crews are repairing potholes before they pose a public safety and health threat, village officials said.

Workers plan to fix the worst holes first, officials said at Monday’s village board meeting.

“While the crews will be on the streets every day that weather allows filling potholes … We are going to repair those that pose a serious threat to health and safety,...

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Hearing set on plan for contaminated LIRR site

State environmental officials plan to cap a former Long Island Rail Road yard in Yaphank as part of the contaminated site's cleanup.

The LIRR dumped fill material and debris containing contaminants such as lead, arsenic, zinc and copper for parts of three decades at the 4-acre site near River Road, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said in a fact sheet describing the proposed...

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