Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Legis. Laura Schaefer R-Westbury) announced Friday that Glen Cove Road is being resurfaced as a part of “Operation Restore Our Roadways.”
The Glen Cove Road milling and resurfacing project takes place from Jericho Turnpike to Westbury Avenue. The resurfacing is expected to be completed this week, weather permitting, said a release from Mangano’s office.
“Thousands of residents and visitors travel Glen Cove Road every day,” said Mangano. “Improving Glen Cove Road will benefit the many businesses and residential communities that call this area home.”
“I am very happy to see our County Executive and Department of Public Works continue to work hard to improve and maintain our infrastructure in Carle Place and throughout Nassau County,” said Schaefer.— SID CASSESE
Christmas gifts for needy children can be dropped off at four Town of Brookhaven offices through Dec. 21, town officials said Monday.
The town’s Interface program hopes to collect presents for more than 7,000 children, from infants to teenagers up to age 15, officials said in a news release. Town officials and representatives of JVC Broadcasting collected thousands of toys, such as stuffed animals, board games, dolls, toy trucks and bicycles, at Brookhaven Town Hall on Dec. 11.
JVC Broadcasting, based in Ronkonkoma, owns and operates four local radio stations, including WPTY/105.3 FM, WJVC/96.1 FM, WBON/98.5 FM and WRCN/103.9 FM.
Donations may be dropped off at:
Brookhaven Highway Department, 1140 Old Town Rd., Coram
New Village Recreation Center, 20 Wireless Rd., Centereach
Brookhaven Calabro Airport, 135 Dawn Dr., Shirley
Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville.
For information, call the Brookhaven Youth Bureau at 631-451-8011 or visit the town website, brookhaven.org.
— CARL MACGOWAN
The village is considering raising its starting salaries for lifeguards and gate attendants by .25 cents.
With this raise, a lifeguard’s starting hourly salary would be increased to $10.25. Gate attendants would earn $9 an hour. Wage increases would go into effect for the seasonal positions in the summer of 2016.
The proposed increases are a result of the state’s minimum wage rise, a village employee said. In November, Governor Cuomo pledged to boost the minimum wage for all state workers to $15 by 2021. The current state minimum wage is $8.75.
— CHRISTINE CHUNG