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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Expansion of Hess gas station OKd
The Hempstead Town Board has approved a controversial petition from Hess Corp. that would allow it to expand an Island Park gas station.
The board voted 5-0 last week to approve Hess’ application for a variance for two 20,000-gallon double-walled Fiberglas underground gasoline storage tanks that were installed in 2009 when Nassau County...Read more »