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After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
Local governments in Nassau and Suffolk counties are expected to share $145 million in state money — out of a total of $175 million — to cover the outstanding 10 percent in Hurricane Sandy rebuilding costs that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) doesn’t reimburse. more
The Five Towns NY Rising Community Restoration Program Committee was not one of the eight winners announced in Albany on April 23 of a bonus $3 million to implement their proposed rebuilding projects. more
The Five Towns NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program Committee was not one of the eight winners of a bonus $3 million that will be used to implement the post Hurricane Sandy rebuilding projects that have been proposed as winners were announced in Albany Wednesday. more
To the Editor: I am a military veteran who lives in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District who was denied a vote on the tax exemption for veterans. I would like to shed some light on this matter. more
A deadline is looming as a proof of loss form must be submitted to NY Rising on April 28 by insured homeowners who remain in need of assistance with their flood claims from Hurricane Sandy. more
Hoping to restore the educational development that many students lost to Hurricane Sandy, the JCC of the Greater Five Towns is partnering with a Syosset-based health and human services organization, Federation Employment and Guidance Services, to create an after-school tutoring program. more
On Thursday, the Five Towns Community Reconstruction Program committee will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway at 44 Frost Lane in Lawrence. more
A task force mandated by President Barack Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by the devastating storm has issued a report … more
Sanitary District 1, which collects the trash and recyclables in the Five Towns and Lynbrook and Valley Stream will receive $1,144,833 of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for reimbursement for the removal, hauling, and disposal of an estimated 10,764 tons of disaster more
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