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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
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
The National Hockey League commissioner announced last Friday that the New York Islanders were considering a move from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back to Long Island. This time, however, they most likely would not return to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Their new home might be Belmont Park, in Elmont, where the team might submit a bid to build a new arena. 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
In an announcement to sports editors from the Associated Press on Friday, the commissioner of the NHL said that the Islanders are considering a move from their current home arena at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to return to Long Island, specifically Belmont Park, where the team would submit a bid to build a new arena there. more
Behind the scenes access to the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 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
Cheering on the New York Islanders closer to home could be a real possibility, because the squad might - might - be moving to Belmont Park in Elmont, according to a Bloomberg report. 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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