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In anticipation of the fall hurricane season, PSEG Long Island has been trimming trees in the village since July 10 to ward off potential power failures caused by trees knocking down power lines. But the trim work, some residents say, is unnecessarily aggressive and is mutilating the trees. “It’s a massacre,” said Neil Gilmartin, an area resident for more than 50 years. “It’s anything but tree trimming. They are having a great time destroying what took 50-60 years to grow.” more
Malvernite Veronica Silva had had her dog, JakeBear, for two years when she got engaged. “Millennials pretty much humanize their dogs,” Silva, 32, said. “So when it comes to their wedding day, the most important day of their life, the dog has to be there.” more
Ambulances from Northwell Health are now part of the emergency medical services response team in Malverne, it was announced at the village’s July 11 board meeting. The new partnership between the village and Northwell Health began July 8 and will run for a six-month trial period. more
Several years ago, Yma Arroyo, a lifelong Malvernite, visited a friend’s juice bar in Brooklyn and was struck with an idea. “I said, ‘Wow, this would be really great to bring to the village,’” Arroyo said. “We have almost everything here, but nothing like this.” more
Following a July 11 public hearing on short-term rentals, the Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to prohibit leasing arrangements lasting less than 28 days. more
New York American Water began a $900,000 effort to install nearly 4,700 feet of new water mains in Malverne on June 28, the company reported. more
Thomas Daly, proprietor of the Malverne School of Self Defense, has many defining characteristics. “I’m told I have one of the oldest businesses by the same owner in Malverne,” Daly said before one of his classes last week. “I’m going on my 43rd year here.” more
Long Island Rail Road riders traveling to Hunterspoint Ave. or Atlantic Terminal will be entitled to a fare reduction averaging 25 percent during Amtrak’s repair work, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced Tuesday. The fare reduction will take effect July 10, and will end when Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station has been completed. more
After stating that the impact of plane noise on the health and environment is a top issue for the residents in his district, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Republican, Lynbrook) introduced legislation last week requiring the New York State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation to examine and report on the effects of air traffic from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. more
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