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Cheering on the New York Islanders closer to home could be a real possibility, because the squad might - might - be moving to Belmont Park in Elmont, according to a Bloomberg report. more
Research from the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports, found high levels of 1,4 dioxane in water serviced by the 39 water districts, including the Water Authority of Western Nassau, the Franklin Square Water District, New York American Water’s Lynbrook and Merrick Operations Districts, and the Town of Hempstead Water District. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
The Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce pulled out all the stops at its annual Installation Dinner at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square on Jan. 25. At the celebratory affair, chamber officers and board members were sworn in by State Assemblyman Edward Ra, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella. more
Whether customers are shopping at small businesses or department stores in Franklin Square or Elmont this year, people are excited about to buy and exchange gifts. The reasons are apparent in the eyes of couples getting engaged in Franklin Square, and the enthusiasm of customers browsing a new Target that opened in Elmont on Nov. 30. more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
Several dozen Nassau County residents, interest groups and politicians came together at a Oct. 26 public hearing to comment on an 8.4 percent rate hike sought by New York American Water to pay for infrastructure, taxes and water delivery costs. The hearing was organized and chaired by the Department of Public Service and held at Malverne Village Hall. more
The plane noise plaguing parts of Queens and Nassau counties was the focus of discussion last week at a citizen advocacy meeting to explain NextGen, a satellite GPS technology that the Federal Aviation Administration says has resulted in $1.6 billion in benefits to airlines and travelers by allowing planes to fly more frequently and closer together, take more direct routes and save time and fuel. more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead are in a state of moderate fiscal stress, the state’s second-highest fiscal stress rating, according to a report by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. more
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