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The Hempstead Village board of trustees will hold a hearing Tuesday to consider amending the village’s residency requirements for employees in order to comply with Nassau County Civil Service mandates.
The proposed amendment calls for the village to consider village residents first when hiring for competitive and noncompetitive classifications in accordance with Civil Service Law. But it removes...Read more »
Opening day at the Babylon Village pool has been pushed back at least two weeks because of construction delays, village trustee Tony Davida said last week.
The opening was tentatively rescheduled for July 6, he said. The original June 22 opening was scrapped after contractors ran into trouble getting supplies for necessary repairs to the pool railing and the women’s bathroom.
The pool,...Read more »
The state’s highest court has agreed to hear an appeal by the Village of Kings Point over its bid to use 5.4 acres within a park for a public works facility.
The New York State Court of Appeals, which took only 64 cases last year, agreed June 4 to hear the village’s appeal.
Several Great Neck residents and New York State sued the village after it announced in 2008 plans to build a facility...Read more »
The Hempstead Village board of trustees has voted unanimously to amend the village police department’s minimum education requirement for police officers.
At Tuesday’s board meeting, the village board voted 5-0 to approve a resolution that changed the minimum education requirement for the position of police officer to a sole requirement of 32 college credits.
About three years ago, the...Read more »
East Rockaway Village’s clerk-treasurer pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges she shoplifted at Green Acres Mall.
Nassau County police arrested Doris Piedimonte, 50, at the J.C. Penney store in the Valley Stream mall on May 5.
Police charged the Valley Stream resident with petty larceny, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Piedimonte,...Read more »
Hempstead Village has been awarded more than $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency public assistance funding to reimburse the village for the cost of debris removal in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, federal officials said.
“This reimbursement for debris cleanup is critical in making sure that residents of Hempstead are not on the hook entirely for the expenses,” Sen. Charles...Read more »
A bid by one Plandome Manor resident to keep a small flock of chickens in his yard was denied last week by village trustees, who expressed concerns about potential nuisances caused by the birds.
Resident James Brodie said he asked the village board if he could keep five hens in a movable coop in his yard. He said he has kept chickens intermittently during his life. The village adopted a law...Read more »
The Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency has received state approval for its $1.6 million Main Street Pedestrian Enhancement and Improvement Project.
The village was awarded the funding for pedestrian enhancements on Main Street in 2007 from the Federal Highway Administration through the state Department of Transportation. The village CDA is overseeing the federal grant and is...Read more »
A developer’s request to have Southampton Village’s boundary expanded to cover his entire development would cost the Town of Southampton about $28,000 a year in lost taxes, the developer’s attorney said during a joint hearing Thursday between the village and town boards.
It’s a dollar amount that David J. Gilmartin, attorney for the Bishops Pond condo development, called “infinitesimal” for...Read more »