Letters to the editor: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

More people, fewer jobs To the Editor: Re Scott Brinton’s column last week, “Trump in charge? Blame creative destruction”: I enjoyed the column, but I believe Brinton left out certain …

Lynbrook Board of Education proposes $28.9M bond

The Lynbrook Board of Education issued a proposal for a bond of nearly $29 million at its Jan. 11 meeting. Residents voted down last March’s $46 million bond, which led to the board issuing a survey to determine why it failed.

Supervisor Anthony Santino reveals amnesty program for property owners

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino announced at a press conference on Monday that the town is instituting an amnesty program that will waive penalty fees for property owners whose houses have been improved without the required building permits.

Governor plans on $10 billion JFK renovation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans on Jan. 4 for a $10 billion overhaul of John F. Kennedy International Airport similar to what is being done at LaGuardia Airport on the north side of Queens.

News

Banking on Mill River

Area residents expressed frustration during a recent meeting at East Rockaway Village Hall at the slow pace of planning for a major state project along Mill River to protect homes and businesses if …

Planning an even better West Hempstead for the new year

Take a quick drive around West Hempstead and you can see lots of signs of current and potential growth.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week

The Lynbrook Recreation Department at Greis Park is hosting a “Tween Pizza & Paint Nite” open to anyone ages 10 through 13 on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. The two-hour event encourages guests to enjoy some pizza while showing their creative side. Call (516) 599-8000 for more information.

How to care for your house

The East Rockaway Public Library is offering an eight-part interactive discussion series that will teach participants how to take care of their house, how to keep repair costs down and how to hire the right professionals to keep the home in tip-top shape. Part one of the series takes place on Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. and focuses on the site one’s house sits on. Brian Schnee of KL Inspection Services will lead the discussion. Call (516) 599-1664 for more information..

Youth networking event

The Lynbrook Baptist Church will host a youth leadership networking event on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Binu Thomas, the youth minister at the Community Church of Great Neck, who is a Lynbrook resident, will host the event.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Arrests A 28-year-old woman from Middle Village, Queens, was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and failure to signal on Spencer Avenue on Jan. 9 at …