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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
The Fun Salon in West Hempstead got down to some serious business when more than a dozen students, teachers, and mothers from Yeshiva Har Torah in Little Neck participated in a group hair donation on May 15. 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
Five area chambers of commerce came together at Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s last week for the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual multi-chamber event. “We had the West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Elmont, Hempstead and Malverne chambers of commerce there,” said Patti Locurcio, the West Hempstead chamber’s secretary. About 120 people attended the event, which was held in one of the farm’s hoop houses. more
“It’s not going to be an easy day when it comes down,” West Hempstead Water District Supervisor Robert York said of the 225-foot-tall water tower on the water district’s 27-acre property. “This is a very unusual tank — you don’t see these on Long Island anymore. This is the last one.” 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
Behind the scenes access to the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. more
After a Malverne Architectural Review Board “special exception” meeting that lasted over two hours last week, the village told New York American Water executives that they needed to provide more, detailed information about the water filtration plant they are proposing before the board could make any decision on going forward with the plant. The company is seeking village approval to build a plant on property it owns on Cornwell Avenue in the middle of a residential neighborhood. more
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
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