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The Rockville Centre Housing Authority, which provides affordable-rent housing for qualified village residents, was out of compliance with various bylaws, according to an audit by the state comptroller’s office. more
The New York State Parks Department hosted an environmental review hearing for a proposed $35 million project to rejuvenate Hempstead Lake State Park last week at Hempstead Town Hall, but residents and businesses expressed concerns. more
A long-unused lot at the corner of Maple and St. Marks avenues will soon be a parking lot to service one of the many businesses in the area, and the Village of Rockville Centre noted that it expects the development to alleviate the consistent parking concerns faced by residents. 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
The Rockville Centre Zoning Board of Appeals denied an application on June 21 that called for a street frontage variance for the back two homes of a four-lot site plan at 220 Hempstead Ave. If passed, the proposal would have moved on to the village planning board for approval. more
As the Long Island Power Authority presented its integrated resource plan to residents last week, the village recommended for the electric provider to look into the possibility of installing one or two peaking units in Rockville Centre. 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
By traveling a few back roads toward Rockville Centre’s Tanglewood Preserve, wanderers may stumble upon a temporary respite from the often-busy Peninsula Boulevard. Once discovered, the Center for Science Teaching and Learning appears to be a quaint escape for local residents. more
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