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Information seminar today on storm water in Freeport

The famous Freeport water tower, as seen from

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

Operation SPLASH plans to host a seminar about Long Island storm water today.

The program, “Storm Water Solutions for Long Island,” will focus on the quality of water that regional tributaries contribute to Long Island bays and wetlands, organizers said.

Operation SPLASH is a volunteer group that advocates for coastal environmental preservation on Long Island.

Greg Kent, president...

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Bay Shore St. Patrick's Day parade the perfect cure for 'cabin fever'

First grader Nicholas Spano, 7, plays a leprechaun

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Clad in leprechaun attire with a green goatee and ruby red cheeks, 7-year-old Nicholas Spano waved from his school’s float at thousands of people lining Main Street in Bay Shore.

Crowds packed the sidewalks of Main Street from Islip to Bay Shore for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.

Nicholas’ mother, Donna, who helped organize the making of...

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Brightwaters passes law against cutting village trees and shrubs

Brightwaters Village Hall, at 40 Seneca Dr., houses

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Brightwaters Village Board passed laws to levy fines on anyone who cuts down trees or shrubbery on village rights-of-way, and to limit use of nonvegetative or nonimpervious surfaces in residents’ backyards.

The board voted unanimously to adopt the two laws at its monthly meeting Monday.

Fines for cutting down trees and shrubbery on village rights-of-way or public spaces will start...

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