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With the flip of a switch, an entire miniature civilization comes to life — children ice skating, a moving train whistling, tree lights flashing and Santa’s sleigh flying by.
Sixty miniature ceramic houses and 200 miscellaneous pieces make up a Christmas village, with North Pole and train traveling around a 4-foot tree at “Rockefeller Center.”
Twenty-five years ago, Susan Febbraro and...Read more »
The Islandia Village Board unanimously approved a $2.7 million budget for next year at its Tuesday work session meeting.
The budget raises taxes by 72 percent, from 0.94 percent to 1.62 percent. The average owner of a home assessed at $40,000 will see a $22 monthly increase in taxes.
Village Mayor Allan Dorman has blamed the increase in taxes on declining revenue from tax assessments...Read more »
The Old Fashioned Village Christmas celebration in Babylon Village on Dec. 6 will close Deer Park Avenue to automobile traffic from Montauk Highway north to James Street.
The event, from 5 to 9 p.m., brings hundreds of visitors for music, food and evening shopping.
Mayor Ralph Scordino said the street closure is a first. “Over the years, the popularity of the Old Fashioned Night of shopping...Read more »
The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee plans to host a meeting Monday to discuss concerns over low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.
The meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at the Village of Lawrence Yacht and Country Club, at 101 Causeway in Lawrence. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Port...Read more »
Dominican Village, the not-for-profit assisted living community in Amityville, will refinance an $18 million bond issue from the late 1990s in a move to lower operating costs.
The refinance will be done through a local development corporation whose board members, taken from the Babylon Town Industrial Development Agency, were appointed at Monday’s Town Board meeting.
The move does not...Read more »
Amityville trustees will consider a bill to limit their own terms but have backed away from one that would have limited the term of the village justice.
Judge Debra Urbano-DiSalvo, the village justice, had threatened to sue over that measure, which she said would have unconstitutionally infringed on her office.
“We have had threats of a lawsuit,” Mayor James Wandell said at Monday night’s...Read more »
Green Bay Packers legends Dave Robinson and Boyd Dowler plan to bring their Green and Gold Legends program to Valley Stream next weekend, village officials said.
The two members of the Packers Hall of Fame will be joined by Royce Boyles, the author of three books on Vince Lombardi on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. in Valley Stream Village Hall, on the eve of the Packers-New York Giants game at Met Life...Read more »