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The plane noise plaguing parts of Queens and Nassau counties was the focus of discussion last week at a citizen advocacy meeting to explain NextGen, a satellite GPS technology that the Federal Aviation Administration says has resulted in $1.6 billion in benefits to airlines and travelers by allowing planes to fly more frequently and closer together, take more direct routes and save time and fuel. more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
Residents will soon get two chances to comment on an 8.3 percent rate hike proposed by New York American Water, a private water company that supplies communities across the South Shore. The New York State Department of Public Service, which oversees the Public Service Commission, has scheduled public hearings in Malverne and Wantagh on Oct. 26. more
For both the Wantagh and Seaford Kiwanis clubs, the arrival of a new school year means that the season of giving has also begun. The two groups will be busier than ever in 2016-17, leaders said, hosting fundraising events and kick-starting new initiatives while keeping the organization’s mission in mind — help all youngsters of the world, one child at a time. more
Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead are in a state of moderate fiscal stress, the state’s second-highest fiscal stress rating, according to a report by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) held a press conference at the Theodore Roosevelt Nassau County Legislative & Executive Building in Mineola on Aug. 23 in hopes of putting an end to … more
A medical doctor with offices in Franklin Square pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive painkiller, officials said. Noel Blackman, 68, of Valley … more
A Franklin Square restaurant will compete at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in the upstate city of that name on Saturday. Brews Brothers Grille owners Michael Weinberg and Brian Clermont will … more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group has sponsored a radio advertisement, produced by a civic group in Elmont, that criticizes the plan for the vacant south lot of the racetrack … more
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