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Westbury votes to end property search tip-offs

The Welcome to Westbury sign.

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Westbury officials have amended village law to no longer require sending suspected code violators mail alerting them the village plans to seek a court-issued search warrant for their property.

The board on Thursday voted 5-0 to end the requirement, which Mayor Peter Cavallaro argued essentially alerts code violators that an investigation is underway.

Village officials usually seek permission...

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Harbor seals spotted during Jones Beach walk

Joy Fastuca, of East Meadow, and her daughters

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Siblings Jillian, 11, and Joseph Parrino, 7, of Albertson, started their school winter break on a ski slope in Massachusetts and ended it Sunday at Jones Beach State Park, wearing rubber boots and wading into the water to peer out over East Bay for a look at seals bobbing on the surface."We found four seals,” said Jillian, whose family was among more than 30 people to participate in a seal walk...

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