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Riverhead: Funding short for trail extension plan in Calverton

Riverhead Town Hall on May 23, 2013.

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Riverhead Town wants to extend a bicycle and pedestrian trail 8.5 miles around the perimeter of the Enterprise Park at Calverton, but lacks the funds, town board members said Thursday.

The project will cost $250,000, based on estimates from the highway department, Bruce Kagan of the Riverhead Town Alternative Transportation Committee told the town board during a work session.

Kagan said...

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LI woman dips into college fund to spread cheer to ill children

Ashley Wade with 5-year-old cancer survivor Nicolas Colucci,

Ashley Wade was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during her senior year at Portledge School in Locust Valley, and spent the last month of 2011 fighting the ailment at Winthrop-University Hospital, unable to get out of bed.

At the height of the holiday season, Wade, who was 17 at the time, received a gingerbread house as a gift from an unknown hospital donor. It was a surprise that changed her...

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Town Focus: A week in the Massapequas

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

What do Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Joey Buttafuoco have in common?

They've all called the Massapequas home.

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is spending five days this week exploring the village of Massapequa Park and the unincorporated areas of the Massapequas for our "Town Focus" series.

She'll be speaking with local officials, residents and business owners, sharing...

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LIRR starts 'Belmont Special' today for fall racing season

Close Hatches, winner of Race 7 at the

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Long Island Rail Road’s “Belmont Special” begins today and runs through Oct. 26 for the fall racing season at Belmont Park.

The New York Racing Association is subsidizing the cost of operating the LIRR Belmont service for racing fans.

The “Belmont Special” ticket package entitles LIRR customers to a $1 discount off the regular $3 grandstand admission.

First race post time at...

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Roundup: $810,000 approved for serial bonds

Glen Cove City Hall is shown.

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

GLEN COVE

$810,000 approved for serial bonds

The Glen Cove City Council unanimously approved up to $810,000 in serial bonds to pay for challenges to property tax assessments and employee termination benefits.

The bonds were approved at the council’s Tuesday meeting.

The first approved bonds will pay for up to $550,000 to fund the assessment challenges — called tax certiorari....

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Deer Park adult store Teasers loses bid to reopen

Teasers Adult Video Store in Deer Park on

(Credit: Ed Betz)

Shuttered Deer Park adult store Teasers has lost a legal bid to reopen while its lawsuit against the Town of Babylon proceeds.

The July 28 decision from U.S. District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein came as the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals released a decision denying several Teasers requests for variances from town code regulating adult businesses.

The town condemned the 55 Brook Ave. store...

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Islip Town Board to vote on dump testing, bonds

A Town of Islip tank truck sprays what

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The Islip Town Board is scheduled to vote on several expenditures and hold four public hearings at its town board meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The board is to vote to pay Ronkonkoma-based Enviroscience Consultants Inc. $21,000 to conduct additional testing on materials at three town-owned properties at the Bay Shore Marina, the Police Athletic League fields on Clayton Street Park in Central...

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Roundup: Deal allows hospital to use town parking, boat slips available in Islip

A rendering of what the expansion of Huntington

HUNTINGTON

Deal allows hospital to use town parking

The Huntington Town Board approved an agreement with Huntington Hospital-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to use a portion of the town’s parking facility at Mill Dam Park.

“The resolution is primarily aimed at providing a place for construction workers, as well as construction vehicles, to park during the hospital...

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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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