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Town of North Hempstead hearing to revisit residential rules

North Hempstead Town Hall in Manhasset on March

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

North Hempstead officials are to hear the issue of disbanding the residential portion of the overlay district in New Cassel again later this month, after a heated public hearing in January.

Residents have sought to remove residential requirements that were designed to prevent illegal housing from taking place, such as bans on basement stairways emanating from the outside and bathrooms with...

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Roundup: LIRR commuter forum, regatta

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Commuter forum on LIRR issues this week

Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) is hosting a forum this week with Long Island Rail Road representatives regarding the Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick and Freeport train stations.

LIRR representatives are to discuss the stations, LIRR service, the agency’s responses to past requests and answer questions from commuters. The event...

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North Hempstead makes carbon monoxide detector proposal

North Hempstead Town Hall in Manhasset on March

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

North Hempstead town is proposing requiring carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings.

The effort stems from the death of Legal Sea Foods manager Steven Nelson that authorities said resulted from a gas leak, and the sickening of 27 others at the Huntington Station restaurant last month.

The North Hempstead building department conducted a survey of commercial sites and learned...

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