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New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … 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
Though vacant buildings and boarded-up storefronts occupy portions of Long Beach Road in Island Park, one business in the village has flourished for decades, and continues to draw customers from around the South Shore. more
As many Long Islanders surf the web, swarm malls and sweep through big-box stores during the holiday shopping season, small businesses in Oceanside and Island Park are giving residents a reason to shop locally instead. 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
An Oceanside man was arrested on Tuesday after Long Beach police said he left a loaded handgun inside the Long Beach Cinema 4 while he was at a movie with his grandchildren. According to Police … more
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