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Owners of vacant houses in Brookhaven Town must register the dwellings with the municipality, under a new law adopted this week by the town board.
The law, modeled on similar statutes in Boston, Chicago and Atlanta, is intended to convince property owners to clean up blighted homes or face fines ranging from $1,000 to $15,000, Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said.
“These dangerous eyesores...Read more »
A Southampton house engulfed in a fire Wednesday night had been cited this summer for illegally housing 20 people, including seven in the basement, town officials said last night.
The house at 18 Greenfield Rd. in Shinnecock Hills caught fire Wednesday night and was the site of an explosion, Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said in a statement.
Two occupants of the house were...Read more »
Outside Aretta Cohen’s shop, Port Washington Florist, there was a Santa impersonator, a juggler, a man handing out free popcorn and a clown pedaling around on a unicycle Wednesday night. Cohen herself was dressed in a Mrs. Claus outfit, her dog, Rufus, sported reindeer antlers, and all of her employees were also in costume.
The spectacle was all part of Port Washington’s fifth annual “Port...Read more »
Work on the Kings Park Hike and Bike Trail extension is moving along and is set to be completed by May 2014, according to a local foundation and town representatives.
John McQuaid, chairman of the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation, said the extension, which began construction Nov. 12, will connect the park with downtown Kings Park, giving people access to the state park, river and Main...Read more »
A free mold-remediation program is being offered to those still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is providing professional mold cleaning and remediation services for homes that qualify. The program is being funded by the American Red Cross and the Robin Hood Foundation.
The program provides for the inspection,...Read more »
The Brookhaven Town Board has approved more than $30 million in capital spending projects, including open space preservation and town landfill improvements.
The board passed more than a dozen bonding resolutions on Tuesday identifying projects to be funded out of the 2014 capital budget. That budget, which totals $53.3 million, was approved last month.
The largest portion of the capital...Read more »
It’s official: The teachers and staff won’t have to pay for parking.
Village officials repealed a controversial ordinance that, when passed in August, spelled out $50 monthly fees for staff to park in village-owned parking spots next to Stewart Manor Elementary School.
As a result, the Elmont school district converted a blacktop playground into a temporary parking lot, removing...Read more »
At only 10 years old, Brandon Niederauer already has played his electric guitar at Citi Field before a Mets game, at the House of Blues in New Orleans, and with members of the Allman Brothers Band at a music camp in the Catskills. And Wednesday, the Dix Hills boy rocked "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
The fifth-grader at Paumanok Elementary School in Dix Hills was a guest on the show...Read more »
Holding up a piece of cake, Deb Perelman told her audience that it was naturally healthier than most desserts. That’s because compared to other cake recipes, she said this one had less butter and flour. Instead, it called for three whole pears.
“This is like half cake and half fruit, and maybe another quarter of chocolate,” said Perelman, 37, of Manhattan, who shares recipes and cooking tips...Read more »
LONG ISLAND Firefighters plan trips to help soldiers, vets Firefighters who are part of the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior will be traveling this week to military hospitals in Maryland and North Carolina to bring holiday cheer to wounded soldiers.
The firefighters will travel in fire vehicles in what they call “The Long Red Line” to Fort Bragg and Camp Lejuene in North...Read more »