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The Eagle Avenue bridge, off exit 18 of the Southern State Parkway, isn’t just any old overpass. With a height of just 7 feet, 7 inches, it has one of the lowest clearances of any bridge on any Long Island parkway, and is struck from beneath by oversized trucks an average of three times a year, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. more
The 2015 report from the Long Island Index warns that, if no steps are taken, Long Island’s economy and future will stagnate over the next 25 years. The Long Island Index is an organization … more
Despite last year’s vehement opposition to a proposed charter school in the Lawrence School District, which forced the applicants to withdraw the application in November, a similar group wants to open a newly named charter, the Lawrence Charter School. The group behind the effort submitted a letter of intent to the State Education Department ahead of the Feb. 10 deadline. more
Three to four inches of snow fell through the night into Tuesday morning on Long Island’s south shore, enough to make driving — and walking — hazardous. The snow was expected to end around noon … more
New York state has pledged to fund the installation of a $150 million nitrogen-removal system at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, which will reduce the environmental harm of the sewage the plant discharges into Nassau County’s Western Bays, state and county officials said on Feb. 12. The officials, speaking at a Mineola news conference, also called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide $550 million more to build an outfall pipe to carry effluent from Bay Park into the Atlantic Ocean. more
The MTA announced Friday morning that all LIRR lines were experiencing 20- to 30-minute delays due to a broken rail in Babylon and a broken third rail in Bay Shore. Also, the Port Washington Branch is … more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s new acting district attorney, stopped by Herald Community Newspapers’ Garden City office last Thursday for a discussion with editors and reporters about the views, goals and strategies she brings to the job. The conversation touched on topics from gun violence to illegal drugs, police practices, public corruption and what Singas sees as the need for “smart prosecution,” from crime-prevention strategies to alternatives to jailing young, non-violent offenders. more
When the breakout New York Islanders have scored one of their many dramatic goals this season at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, it sounds like the roof could blow off the place. And inside the … more
The outcome of the race in the Nassau County Legislature's 19th District could prove key to whether the Legislature’s Republican majority is able to secure a supermajority, which is needed to borrow money or override a county executive’s veto. more
The New York State Board of Elections acknowledged on Feb. 6 that Norma Gonsalves, the Nassau County Legislature’s presiding officer, repeatedly failed to make required campaign finance filings dating back to 2006. more
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