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Haven Avenue parking lot to close next weekend

The Haven Avenue commuter parking lot at the Port Washington station of the Long Island Rail Road will be closed next weekend.

The LIRR said the lot will be closed for 48 hours on Aug. 2 and 3, so crews can remove the Haven Avenue pedestrian overpass. That bridge was closed in April for safety reasons, officials have said, citing extensive corrosion.

LIRR officials said in a news release...

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Volunteers patrol to report illegal parking in Huntington

Downtown Huntington is pictured in an undated file

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Motorists in Huntington thinking about parking in a handicapped zone without a placard, or in a fire zone at all, think again.

The Town of Huntington has a group of volunteers who patrol area parking lots in search of drivers who park illegally. They photograph the violators and mail the evidence to town’s public safety department, which investigates. If town records do not turn up a permit...

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Roundup: Setauket road closed for repaving; Glen Cove mulls higher fines for sidewalk bicycling

SETAUKET

Old Town Road to close for repaving

A portion of Old Town Road in Setauket will be closed for two nights this week for a repaving project.

The road will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday between State Route 347 and Sheep Pasture Road, said Frank Petrignani, a spokesman for Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro.

Old Town Road will...

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Roundup: Burns Park to get new athletic field turf, animal shelter to extend hours

OYSTER BAY TOWN

Burns Park to get new athletic field turf

The Town of Oyster Bay plans to replace the artificial turf at one athletic field at the John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa at a cost of $580,000. 

The town board last week retroactively authorized applying for a $290,000 grant from the New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to cover...

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New Hyde Park's Dublin Pub still without a buyer

The Dublin Pub, at 2002 Jericho Turnpike in

(Credit: Joel Cairo)

NEW HYDE PARK

Closed pub's auction fails to land buyer

The closed Dublin Pub is without a buyer, a year since the ex-rocker haunt was to be sold at auction.

Misha Haghani, a real estate attorney and principal of Paramount Realty USA, which handled the auction, said there was no change in the closed New Hyde Park pub’s status.

“We’ve received a few higher offers; a couple...

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Islip supervisor Tom Croci set to return on Wednesday

Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, left, greets American

(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) will be among the welcoming crowd greeting returning Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci at his welcome-home party Wednesday at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Croci is returning from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan, where he served as U.S. Navy commander.

Zeldin plans to present Croci with a New York State Liberty Medal upon state Senate approval.

“This...

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Floral Park Memorial High School rallies around littlest prom goer

Floral Park Memorial High School's faculty and students

(Credit: Josh Stewart)

The star of Floral Park Memorial High School’s prom matched a black jacket with a Batman T-shirt, and sported sneakers with red shoe laces and soles that lit up when he walked.

Ethan Demmers, 5, wasn’t inside Jericho’s Milleridge Inn for 5 seconds before teacher Christin Mason scooped him up.

“Are you my prom date tonight?” she kidded.

Ethan walked in with his dad, Floral Park...

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Northport High alumnus refurbishes Jaguar to woo prom date

Eric Johnson, 18, of Northport High School's Class

(Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein)

When Eric Johnson was a senior at Northport High School in 2013, he asked his girlfriend Veronika Potylitsina, a junior, to the prom. But her parents said no, wanting to preserve the customary rite of passage for her senior year.

Turns out it was worth the wait. Johnson, 18, a student at Alfred State University, returned home from college mid-May and began his prom preparation.

Potylistina,...

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Amityville police to enforce overnight parking ordinance

The Amityville Police Department has resumed enforcement of

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

The Amityville Police Department has resumed enforcement of the village’s overnight parking ordinance.

Enforcement had been suspended in areas affected by superstorm Sandy since the storm hit in October 2012.

The ordinance bans parking on village streets from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. without temporary permits or emergency exceptions granted on a limited basis by the police department.

Homeowners...

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Groups to hold vigil over dumping at Brentwood park

Fragments of glass, nails, wood and metal could

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Two community groups that have been vocal about health concerns andresidents' legal rights since officials announced toxic debris has beendumped at several sites in the Town of Islip are holding a vigilTuesday outside the gates of the shuttered Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood.

Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change, as well as residents who live near the park, will "join...

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