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Town of Hempstead officials voted 6 to 1 on May 7 to approve the site plan for a $60 million, 230-unit Rockaway Avenue apartment complex. The project has met with strong opposition from many residents. more
Oceanside Library presents “Officially Speaking: Coffee and Conversation with Judy Griffin” on May 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. more
The Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 commissioner election is now a three-man race, as resident Jordan Kaplan has announced his candidacy for the position. Election Day is June 20. more
Every day, hundreds of commuters cross a structurally deficient bridge in Oceanside that is in need of repairs, according to a study by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. more
On the grounds of the 72-acre A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale is a small, white-tiled warehouse, with a handful of garage bays, operated by the nonprofit food-recovery … more
Former longtime Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 employee Joe Samoles announced that he is challenging Tom Lanning for a seat on the board of commissioners in the June 20 election. more
As the Long Island Power Authority continues to seek a reduction in its property-tax payments on four National Grid-operated power plants — including the E.F. Barrett Generation Station — Island Park residents met with a Northport-based coalition on April 11 to protest the efforts, which would significantly raise taxes in the communities. more
County Legislator Debra Mulé, a Democrat from Freeport, said on April 5 that she was disappointed that the Legislature’s Republican majority would not institute a 5-cent fee on paper bags, a move … more
Under an agreement reached as part of the state budget passed by lawmakers over the weekend, plastic bags will be banned in all New York retail stores starting next March. “You drive through … more
Town of Hempstead officials hosted meetings last week at the Oceanside and Island Park libraries to provide residents with updates on various road- and drainage-improvement projects — most of which will break ground by summer’s end. more
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