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Babylon Town Board broadens public-nuisance law

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer on July 30,

(Credit: James Escher )

The Babylon Town Board has broadened a public-nuisance law that allows officials to board up buildings that have become sites of chronic criminal activity and fine the buildings’ owners.

An amendment to what was once informally known as the “crack-house law” passed 5-0 on Tuesday and added reckless endangerment, along with sex and weapons offenses, to a list of illegal activities tracked under...

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