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Memo of agreement with CSEA on buyout The Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a memorandum of agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association that calls for town employees to take advantage of the early retirement incentive.
The board approved the agreement offering additional compensation to union members who leave town service between Jan. 10 and Feb. 24. Employees...Read more »
HUNTINGTON Tax break for Sandy victims approved At a special town board meeting, Huntington officials unanimously approved adopting a local law that will give a onetime tax break to homeowners whose property was severely damaged in superstorm Sandy.
Earlier this year the, state enacted the Superstorm Sandy Assessment Relief Act. It says municipalities can elect and adopt a law that grants...Read more »
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants to add a dormitory to the county’s Office of Emergency Management complex in Bethpage.
After superstorm Sandy last year, hundreds of visiting first responders had few options but to sleep in offices at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Mangano said. “We basically took over the whole homeland security building,” he said in a recent interview.
To...Read more »
Long Beach has hired a Bay Shore firm to remove trees around the city that died because of superstorm Sandy.
The city will pay Trees R Us of Bay Shore $43,875 to cut dead trees, remove debris and grind the stumps, the city council decided on Nov. 10. The council awarded the contract, on which four other firms also bid, with a unanimous vote.
“As a result of superstorm Sandy, numerous...Read more »
Last year, on the day before superstorm Sandy hit Long Island, News 12 Traffic & Weather lead meteorologist and executive producer Rich Von Ohlen joined us in a live video chat to warn us that this storm was going to be big. Real big.
In our continuing series of live chats on Sandy-related issues, Von Ohlen joined us again for a recap and a look ahead on what to expect from weather events...Read more »
As blood trickled out of Patti Reilly’s vein Tuesday morning and into the tubing strapped to her arm, she wasn’t fazed. Reilly, a secretary at Hofstra University in Hempstead, often participates in the campus’ annual fall blood drive and this year, the event took on a new purpose: commemorating the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy.
“It’s a little something that goes a long way,” said...Read more »
Freeport officials will hold a dedication of a new playground at the Freeport Recreation Center on Thursday.
The Hallowen-themed dedication ceremony at the playground will also commemorate the anniversary of superstorm Sandy, which hit Freeport hard, event organizers said.
Local volunteers and Allstate insurance corporation workers built the playground, organizers said. The playground...Read more »