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DEC eases process for bulkhead projects
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a new streamlined approval procedure Wednesday for bulkhead repair and replacement for parts of Long Island’s South Shore.
The expedited permitting process applies to bulkhead projects west of the Robert Moses Causeway in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and is...Read more »
Sandy-related fee waiver extended
Hempstead Town lost about $1.5 million in building department fees by waiving home reconstruction and repair permit charges to help ease rebuilding efforts for homeowners still dealing with superstorm Sandy’s aftermath, officials said.
But the town board Wednesday voted unanimously for the fifth time to extend the fee waiver program...Read more »
The Hampton Bays School District has lifted a two-hour lockdown that was issued after an exploding hand truck tire caused a disruptive noise in the lobby of Hampton Bays High School on Wednesday morning, according to the district's website.
The lockdown was issued at 8:30 a.m., and students were bused to the Hampton Bays Middle School shortly after, district superintendent Lars Clemensen said,...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
We've wrapped up today's live post, but below, you'll find a rundown of the top local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day including an update in the case of missing Syosset woman Jasmine Joseph.
Newsday will also be covering the following events tonight.
STATE OF NASSAU. Nassau...Read more »
The Hempstead Town Board Tuesday is to consider extending fee waivers for the fifth time -- to June 30 -- for town building department permits for Sandy-related reconstruction and repair.
The board at its meeting also plans to extend the fee waiver for the replacement of documents lost in the October 2012 storm, including marriage licenses and other materials furnished by the town clerk.
“The...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, March 10, 2014.
Although we're wrapping up our live coverage for the day, you can find a roundup below of local stories Newsday has been following today, along with top tweets and other pertinent updates. (If you are viewing this post on a mobile device, use the link below to access our social media content.)
Newsday will also...Read more »
The Levittown Property Owners Association plans to meet Tuesday to discuss the future of two closed schools in the Island Trees School District.
The school district considered selling an 11-acre property on Farmedge Road in Levittown to a developer who wanted to build senior housing. But the district backed off and announced plans to form a citizens committee to study options for the property,...Read more »
Health care drive planned in Nassau
Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, in partnership with the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island and several Nassau County legislators plans to hold an Affordable Care Act enrollment drive on Sunday.
The health care enrollment drive is scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Iglesia Restauracion, on 221 Jerusalem Ave. in Hempstead...Read more »
Board to vote on tree-grinding spot
Smithtown Town Board members plan to vote today on a bid that would relocate the grinding of tree stumps and debris at the Montclair Avenue highway yard elsewhere after neighbors complained of dust and noise.
Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio called a special meeting to rescind a $210,000 bid awarded to All Island Excavating Corp....Read more »
As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Thursday, March 6, 2014, be sure to check out the local meetings listed below that are happening tonight.
We'll back up and running Friday morning to serve as your source for weather, traffic and transit updates, as well as breaking news and social media updates.
(Mobile users, for social media updates click the link above)
WATER...Read more »