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Patrick covers the Town of Hempstead, the City of Long Beach and a slew of Nassau County villages. He has documented everything from Long Beach's fiscal crisis to a pumpkin-smashing contest at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
Before joining Newsday, Whittle reported for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, New Haven Register and New Bedford Standard-Times.
He was educated at Marist College and Columbia University.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Environmental Conservation are expected to present a federal plan to protect the Long Beach shoreline in the city on Thursday night.
The Army Corps’ $178 million plan to protect Long Beach from future storms would include nearly 5 million cubic yards of sand and at least 22 new or rehabilitated protective groins, and work could start...Read more »
The FX television series “The Americans” filmed part of an episode in Freeport last week, village officials said.
The series, a period drama about two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American couple, is usually filmed in New York City. But on Feb. 18, the series filmed for a few hours on Atlantic Avenue in Freeport, village officials said.
Freeport’s board of trustees issued the show’s...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday approved a request from Long Beach to pass a bond bill that allows the city to borrow as much as $12 million to help pay off a deficit and debts from superstorm Sandy.
The New York State Senate and Assembly approved the bill earlier this month.
An outside audit determined the city’s fiscal 2012 operating deficit, which grew under a previous administration,...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 »