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Village of Westbury to vet taxi dispatchers after 'issue'

The Welcome to Westbury sign.

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The Village of Westbury will require taxicab dispatchers to submit to background checks, in a bid to better regulate the workers.

Previously, drivers of cabs or prearranged for-hire vehicles were subject to the background checks, including filing licensing and fingerprint records. The board approved the measure for dispatchers at its trustees meeting on Aug. 7.

“There was an issue with...

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Village of Patchogue to discuss animal waste code

A kiosk on Main Street in Patchogue provides

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Patchogue Village board of trustees has set a public hearing to make changes to its animals code, ensuring that animal waste will not reach sewers.

Village trustee Thomas Ferb said there have not been reports of residents disposing of animal waste in the municipal sewer system, but the state Environmental Protection Agency recommended amendments to the code. The board voted, 6-0, to hold...

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Nissequogue Village website hacked again

The Nissequogue Village homepage. The Nissequogue Village government

(Credit: Village of Nissequogue)

The Nissequogue Village government website was hacked for the second time on Tuesday to display a message addressed to the federal government, village officials said Thursday.

Treasurer Pat Mulderig said the site was hacked in April and she noticed the issue again about 9 a.m. Tuesday, when the nissequogue.gov site, which usually displays a blue “Village of Nissequogue New York” photo banner...

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Port Jefferson Village Hall to get new AC system

The Port Jefferson Village Board has unanimously approved

(Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

The Port Jefferson Village Board, voting in a sweltering Village Hall meeting room, has unanimously approved a $99,400 plan to replace the building’s faulty air-conditioning system.

The village board met Wednesday to discuss budget issues as two fans strained to cool the second-floor meeting room, which also serves as the village’s justice court.

Board members said the system, installed...

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New Poquott Village Board to be sworn in Monday

A new Poquott Village Board majority will be sworn in Monday before the board’s annual organizational meeting.

Incoming Mayor Dolores Parrish and new trustees John Pesek and Edward Schmidt are scheduled to take the oaths of office during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony in a park outside Village Hall, 45 Birchwood Ave.

The new board members will join holdover trustees Carol Lane and Kathleen Matthews...

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