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The New York State Public Service Commission announced last week that it had lowered New York American Water Company’s requested rate increase, granting a first-year increase of $3.63 million — less than half of the $8.7 million requested by the company. more
It was the last day of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s final performance at Nassau Coliseum and Malvernite John Di Leonardo was on the sidewalk in front of the Coliseum, yelling into a megaphone. more
Congestion around the Barnum Island Bridge was heavier than normal on May 5 as fire trucks responding to a blaze at South Shore Collision blocked a lane of traffic. more
An overhaul of Island Park’s E.F. Barrett Power Station would not make economic sense, according to a report released last month by the Long Island Power Authority, as energy demand in the region declines. more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
It was a summer evening nearly two years ago when Island Park business owner Jared Judson re-evaluated his career path. He and his wife, Melanie, were on the shore of Long Beach in a Tuesday-night beach volleyball league. Judson, 39 at the time, who grew up in Baldwin and lives in Freeport, began to feel a pain in his chest, and decided to lay down courtside. The discomfort didn’t stop. more
The Hempstead Industrial Development Agency gave a tentative OK on March 30 to tax breaks for an apartment complex in Barnum Island, but the developer said it would not be financially possible to build under the terms of the current agreement. more
New equipment for the Department of Public Works, iPads for village building inspectors and LED lights around the village are among the items included in Island Park’s tentative budget for the coming fiscal year. more
More than 150 community members — dressed in snazzy attire — filed into Bridgeview Yacht Club on March 30 for the 67th annual Island Park Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner & Dance, where they celebrated some of the village’s most integral people and businesses. more
Behind the scenes access to the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. more
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