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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
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
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
Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, a practice of more than 30 highly trained ophthalmologists and optometrists, with 11 locations across Nassau and Suffolk counties, has opened a new office at 1705 Broadway in Hewlett. 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
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
Prunes are not many people’s favorite fruit, but the fresh aroma emanating from the ones on a tray in the huge walk-in refrigerator of Fruits In Chocolate, an Inwood-based business, attracted the possibility of a taste. more
Having people know how to save a life propelled Mordecai Eliyahu to establish Lifeguard Training NY in 2012 after being a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department for about five years. more
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