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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating on the Village of Freeport’s general obligation limited-tax bonds to Aa3 from A1, the rating agency announced earlier this month. The new … more
Through a translator, Senator John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, assured the Latino community in Freeport that their voices mattered during a Latino Town Hall meeting held at the Freeport Bible … more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that it had completed work on its coastal protection project ahead of schedule — and before the start of the hurricane season on June 1 — though … more
The East Rockaway Grist Mill Museum Committee and village officials have announced the details for the 50th annual Huckleberry Frolic. more
The Lynbrook village board of trustees unanimously voted on April 15 to adopt a $43.3 million budget for 2019-20. more
Village officials from Lynbrook and Rockville Centre have reached an agreement on a route for an upcoming $176 million Public Service Enterprise Group of Long Island project, which is to install a 7.3-mile, 138-kilovolt underground transmission line between Garden City and Lynbrook.  more
Visitors to any of the seven Lynbrook public schools will soon have to hand their drivers’ license or passport to the school’s security guard, who will keep it at the security desk while they are in the building, Director of Facilities James Saitta announced at the district’s Board of Education meeting on April 16. He said that the new policy would be implemented when security vestibules are installed at all of the schools, which should be completed by the time students return for the 2019-20 school year in September. more
Lillian Alvarez was prepared to attend her second Village of Valley Stream Camporee in June — her mother had signed the permission slip and was ready to pay the $15 camping fee — when she discovered on April 16 that the Girl Scouts won’t be allowed to attend the annual event this year. more
At the April 15 meeting of the Lynbrook village board of trustees, several residents questioned Trustee Hilary Becker about an attorney representing the Preserve Lynbrook Party who has filed a Freedom of Information Law request seeking all documents related to the March 19 election. more
This tax season hit many local homeowners hard, as the recent cap on the State and Local Tax, or SALT, deduction led to increased bills around Long Island. “People are feeling the pain,” said Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, who lives in the village. more
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