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Romaine to speak on state of the town
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine will deliver his annual State of the Town address Tuesday at Town Hall in Farmingville.
He is expected to outline plans for the coming year during the 3:30 p.m. speech, which is open to the public. A town board meeting will follow at 5 p.m.
The board is scheduled to set a public...Read more »
Hempstead Town will deploy parks department employees and sanitation crews to help fill in the potholes that have beset the town’s streets this winter, officials said Monday.
Repairing the roadway cracks and craters is typically the responsibility of the town highway department, but the high volume of potholes opening up this month has led the town to use workers from other departments, Hempstead...Read more »
The West Hempstead Community Support Association is hosting a fundraiser on March 8 to support the construction of a Sept. 11 memorial at Halls Pond Park that will include a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
Twelve residents of West Hempstead died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, making the memorial particularly meaningful to the community, WHCSA President...Read more »
When Dell Cullum made plans for a beach cleanup in East Hampton earlier this month, he started out with about a dozen volunteers. The event ended up getting canceled because there was too much snow on the beach.
So, he tried again. And he got about two dozen volunteers. And, again, the event was canceled because of last week’s snowstorm.
Now, he has 50 volunteers for the cleanup, which...Read more »
Hempstead Town officials plan to consider reserving parking spaces for town residents at the Long Island Rail Road’s station in Merrick.
The Hempstead Town board has scheduled a public hearing on the possibility of a resident-only permit-parking program at the Merrick station, which has more than 1,500 spaces. The meeting is planned for Feb. 18 during the board’s 10:30 a.m. meeting in the...Read more »
The Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a zoning change that would make way for a $60 million, 195-unit apartment-hotel complex at the former Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury.
The board voted 7-0 to change the zoning from industrial to cluster residential housing, which will allow the construction of the development — The Portofino — near Zeckendorf Boulevard and Corporate Drive,...Read more »
Hempstead Town’s annual African-American History Month Celebration took place Tuesday with a theme of “Changing the World Through Education — Nelson Mandela.”
The program featured cultural entertainment and musical selections, as well as a keynote speech by the Rev. Patrick L. Daymond, pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roosevelt, whom Murray called “a truly dynamic and inspirational...Read more »