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To inform a request for proposals that will determine the fate of 500 acres slated for development at Belmont Park, five state lawmakers listened for nearly two and a half hours on July 10 at the Elmont Memorial Library as community members shared their visions. 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
Elmont Memorial High School seniors receive scholarship from Elmont Public Library 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
President Trump endorsed a proposal on June 5 to privatize air-traffic control, an action that was opposed by a number of those who have voiced their frustration over the plane noise plaguing Long Island. more
Anticipating harsh commuting delays while infrastructure repairs are made this summer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an extensive alternate transportation plan for Long Island Rail Road commuters on June 12. more
When the National Hockey League commissioner announced in April that the New York Islanders were considering a move from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back to Long Island — possibly at Belmont Park, in Elmont — community opinion was split. For hockey fans, such as Peter Mastrota, of Valley Stream, the prospective move is enticing. more
A bill introduced last Thursday in the State Senate, sponsored by the entire Long Island Senate delegation, would rename a 10-mile stretch of the Southern State Parkway in honor of Malvernite and NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, who died Jan. 10. The bill, which is expected to pass the Senate this session, proposes to rename the parkway the Steven McDonald Memorial Highway. more
New York state will soon begin implementing changes that will alter the way drinking water is protected and monitored for the better. more
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