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After nearly a dozen residents showed up to the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals meeting last month to protest a controversial driveway at a 7-Eleven under construction in Island Park, the board announced on Feb. 7 that it has ordered the curb cut to be removed. more
At a contentious meeting of Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7’s board of commissioners on Feb. 7, Commissioner Tom Lanning asked Chairman John Mannone to step down, citing a decision to fire two long-tenured employees, which Mannone’s detractors claim was done without cause. more
The Hempstead Town Board voted on Feb. 5 to table the hiring of an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department. The roughly $155,000 measure was intended to offer recommendations on how … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening … more
Nearly a dozen residents appeared at the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning appeals meeting on Jan. 30 to voice their concerns about the impact that the driveway of a new 7-Eleven, being built at 4535 Austin Blvd., would have on traffic and safety. more
For 35 days, a single mother from Island Park struggled to make ends meet as President Donald Trump’s historic government shutdown continued, which caused her to work her job at the Internal Revenue Service while not getting paid. more
With Feb. 14 drawing near and marking the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 dead, the nation’s legislators, students, parents and activists continue to fight for stricter gun policies. In New York, proposed gun reform laws could be passed in Albany as soon as this week, according to State Sen. Todd Kaminsky. more
At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency board voted 3 to 2 against a developer’s re-quest for a payment in lieu of taxes agreement for a $90 million, 172-unit luxury apartment complex at the former Harbor Isle petroleum-storage facility in Island Park. more
Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced on Jan. 16 that she was seeking to hire an outside consultant to audit the town Building Department and offer recommendations on how to streamline its building … more
Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2019-20 budget, Long Island municipalities would lose up to about $15 million in state aid, with Island Park being among a few notable exceptions. more
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