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Representatives from the state Department of Financial Services will attend a “resource fair” for superstorm Sandy victims in Bellmore Thursday.
The DFS representatives will “help Nassau County residents with applications for federal assistance, as well as provide help with insurance issues,” the agency said in a statement. The Sandy Relief Fair & Resource Fair takes place from 9 a.m....Read more »
The Village of Lindenhurst is sending out a request for bids for engineering work on Shore Road Park, which was damaged during superstorm Sandy.
The work will be part of the Shore Road Park Waterfront Habitat Restoration Project. The project’s mission is to restore the beachfront of the park, which sits on the Great South Bay. The goal is to control future erosion due to hurricanes, nor’easters,...Read more »
Officials from the Hempstead Town building department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday will attend a meeting on rebuilding for superstorm Sandy victims.
The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Seaford High School, also will include insurance attorneys, construction companies and advocates for residents who are rebuilding, said Nassau Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), who...Read more »
Garden City Village has been awarded more than $4.5 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency public assistance as reimbursement for the cost of debris removal after superstorm Sandy, federal officials said.
“This reimbursement for debris cleanup is critical in making sure that residents of Garden City are not on the hook entirely for the expenses,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said...Read more »
The state Public Service Commission yesterday approved a plan by Verizon to eliminate its landline service on western Fire Island, despite concerns from critics and a letter from the state attorney general’s office asking that a formal decision be tabled.
Verizon’s plan would allow it to abandon copper wire in favor of a wireless voice alternative called Voice Link in places where the company...Read more »
The Urban League of Long Island and its corporate partners are hosting The Sandynow.org: Super Storm Sandy Recovery Expo on Saturday, to help Long Island residents still suffering from the storm.
Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, the expo aims to assist residents with construction, insurance claims, and bank and legal issues. The Urban League said licensed...Read more »
Nassau County residents coping with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy can seek free and private counseling services this month in various locations.
Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) and Project Hope of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County announced the initiative, which involves group or one-on-one counseling for Sandy victims in multiple locations: Bellerose, East Meadow, Carle...Read more »
Small and large butterflies float down a path leading to an open field at sunset in a painting meant to instill hope in the survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
On the mural local students created, 20 small butterflies represent the children lost, and six larger butterflies represent the adults.
Art students from Shoreham-Wading River High School spent four months...Read more »
Help for homeowners and business owners applying for superstorm Sandy recovery aid will be available at locations across Long Island over the next week.
Representatives from New York State’s Department of Financial Services will visit these locations:
On Saturday, May 11, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Monday, May 13, Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst,...Read more »
The Islip Town Board has approved in a 4-1 vote a $1.77 million contract with Holtsville-based Bensin Contracting to repair Islip Beach, which was heavily damaged during superstorm Sandy.
The repairs, approved Tuesday, include a new concession stand, bathrooms and a boardwalk.
Councilman John C. Cochrane Jr. cast the lone no vote because, he said, the project is “too expensive,” and...Read more »