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Nassau County Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) and NuHealth-Nassau Health Care Corporation will co-sponsor a no-cost breast cancer screening event Wednesday at the North Merrick Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., from 8:45 a.m. to noon.
The program is open to all Nassau women ages 40 and older. Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed, and must bring their...Read more »
The Suffolk County Water Authority released its annual report on drinking water quality electronically for the first time.
Previously mailed as an insert in a free local newspaper, the annual report contains diagrams, maps and data on the level of contaminants in each community’s tap water. By posting the report online, SCWA will save between $85,000 and $125,000 annually, which likely will...Read more »
The Huntington Town attorney now must use the request-for-proposal process when outside services are necessary, according to a policy change approved last week by the town board.
The change comes after a state comptroller audit of the town found that Huntington had contracted with many attorneys in the past without using the RFP process.
Supervisor Frank Petrone said that formerly when...Read more »
A proposal to build a gas station and convenience store at the intersection of two busy state highways will be discussed Tuesday by the Smithtown Town board.
Garden City-based Bolla Operating Corp. is requesting a zoning change for the store and filling station, which would be located at the northwest corner of state routes 347 and 111. The site, which is vacant, had been occupied by a gas...Read more »
The North Fork Wine Trail could be getting a little longer — expanding eastward to Orient and stretching to the west to show several alternate ways of getting to the vineyards, tasting rooms and wineries that stretch from Calverton to the tip of the North Fork — if pending state legislation is approved.
“This is important. There’s no question about it,” said Steven Bate, executive director...Read more »
Belle Terre earned high marks from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office in an audit of the village’s finances.
The comptroller examined records from June 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2012, and found the village government carefully inspected claims for payment.
“Generally, the Board conducts a thorough and deliberate audit of claims before payments are authorized to ensure that Village...Read more »
The Hempstead Village board of trustees will hold a hearing Tuesday to consider amending the village’s residency requirements for employees in order to comply with Nassau County Civil Service mandates.
The proposed amendment calls for the village to consider village residents first when hiring for competitive and noncompetitive classifications in accordance with Civil Service Law. But it removes...Read more »
Opening day at the Babylon Village pool has been pushed back at least two weeks because of construction delays, village trustee Tony Davida said last week.
The opening was tentatively rescheduled for July 6, he said. The original June 22 opening was scrapped after contractors ran into trouble getting supplies for necessary repairs to the pool railing and the women’s bathroom.
The pool,...Read more »
After two years of battling cancer, 6-year-old Jessie Olmedo had dreams of taking on a new fight: Battling pirates in a quest for treasure.
His wish came true Saturday when Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County and the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville teamed up to make Jessie an honorary pirate for the day at the museum’s annual Pirate Festival.
Sporting a smile and fake...Read more »
On-leash dog walking soon might be allowed in more Huntington Town parks, after the town board unanimously authorized a code change to allow it in approved locations.
Now the town’s Huntington Trails Committee and the Parks and Recreation Department will look at sites where on-leash dog walking might be permitted, town officials said.
About a half-dozen people spoke at a public hearing...Read more »