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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
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
In the wake of several corruption scandals involving Long Island elected officials, Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) was endorsed by county Democrats on Monday to run for county … more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
Several dozen Nassau County residents, interest groups and politicians came together at a Oct. 26 public hearing to comment on an 8.4 percent rate hike sought by New York American Water to pay for infrastructure, taxes and water delivery costs. The hearing was organized and chaired by the Department of Public Service and held at Malverne Village Hall. more
The plane noise plaguing parts of Queens and Nassau counties was the focus of discussion last week at a citizen advocacy meeting to explain NextGen, a satellite GPS technology that the Federal Aviation Administration says has resulted in $1.6 billion in benefits to airlines and travelers by allowing planes to fly more frequently and closer together, take more direct routes and save time and fuel. more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
Amid the “for rent signs” and boarded up shop windows that line Grand Avenue in Baldwin, the Sweet and Savory Café sticks out. The quaint coffee shop, nestled between a pub and an abandoned store, is draped in light blue and cream curtains and table cloths, welcoming coffee-lovers from all over Long Island. The café’s menu blend of sweetened chocolate and cinnamon coffees mixed in with savory lunch plates, such as barbeque chicken and fontina bowls, keeps customers scratching their heads but always coming back for more. The curvy lettering of the front sign catches the eye and for many people driving down Grand Avenue, it’s a rare sight. Some passerby’s even get out of their cars to take a better look. more
Residents will soon get two chances to comment on an 8.3 percent rate hike proposed by New York American Water, a private water company that supplies communities across the South Shore. The New York State Department of Public Service, which oversees the Public Service Commission, has scheduled public hearings in Malverne and Wantagh on Oct. 26. more
Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead are in a state of moderate fiscal stress, the state’s second-highest fiscal stress rating, according to a report by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. more
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