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The Brightwaters Village Board passed laws to levy fines on anyone who cuts down trees or shrubbery on village rights-of-way, and to limit use of nonvegetative or nonimpervious surfaces in residents’ backyards.
The board voted unanimously to adopt the two laws at its monthly meeting Monday.
Fines for cutting down trees and shrubbery on village rights-of-way or public spaces will start...Read more »
Babylon Schools Board of Education president Roger A. Katz resigned Feb. 24, citing “personal and health reasons” in a two-sentence letter to the district superintendent.
Katz, a senior technology architect at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is 65, according to records. He served on the board from 2000 to 2003 and again beginning in 2005.
He and his wife, Marisa, have two children who...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 »
The Brookhaven Town Board has approved the purchase of nearly 200 acres of undeveloped land in Yaphank as part of the Carmans River conservation plan.Among the acquisitions is a planned joint purchase by the town and Suffolk County of 171 acres owned by developer AvalonBay Communities Inc. on the north side of Mill Road, near Doral Lane. Brookhaven and the county are to split the $8.09 million purchase...Read more »
Southampton’s town board will hold a hearing Tuesday on a proposal by Councilwoman Bridget Fleming that would make it illegal for members of the town’s Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals or Conservation Board to serve as an official of a local political party or to be a member of any local, county or state political party committee.
She first proposed the change to the town code of ethics...Read more »
The Patchogue Village board of trustees will revisit banning large sandwich boards from downtown eateries next month after voting to extend public comment on the issue.
Village officials say some downtown restaurants attempt to draw customers by placing large signs on public sidewalks and along streets, making it difficult for residents to walk and park vehicles.
“This has been a long...Read more »