Citing possible future environmental risks to existing wells and associated costs to ratepayers, the Town of Babylon has notified residents of East Farmingdale that it is moving forward with a plan to contract with the Suffolk County Water Authority to take over the management of the East Farmingdale Water District. Town of Babylon employees were previously managing the district.
United Way of Long Island has announced the launch of 2-1-1 Long Island, a health and human service telephone and Internet service for the Long Island region.
After facing a hail of criticism and a possible legal action, Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt has decided to ask that the pay raises for the Nassau County Legislature’s three top legislative leaders be rescinded. Schmitt had proposed the raises.
On Monday, Jan. 25, at the first meeting of the Nassau County Legislature, that body voted to give pay raises to its three legislative leaders: Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt, Deputy Presiding Officer John Ciotti and Minority Leader Diane Yatauro. The pay raise vote went along party lines, with 11 Republicans voting for the raise, and eight Democrats in opposition.
In Farmingdale and throughout the Town of Oyster Bay, there are several parcels of land that have sparked discussion regarding their purchase, zoning, development and revitalization.
Be it a new matter or an issue that has been around for many years, people voice their opinions either at heated debates at civic and government meetings or at quiet gatherings and during their everyday life as they quietly discuss the land’s fate.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the county plans on sending aid to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake. Mangano set up a phone number for people to call to ways in which to help the people of Haiti, many of which have ties to residents of Nassau County.
Many Farmingdale residents expressed their dissatisfaction when Suffolk County officials recently teamed up with sympathetic Nassau County officials and declared the defeat of a proposed homeless shelter for sex offenders a victory.
The pitched battle between two competing cab companies is playing out not only in Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola but also in Farmingdale Village Hall, as LI Yellow Cab’s Vice President Steve Dash vented his increasing frustrations at the last Village Board meeting on Jan. 4.
One week after Farmingdale School District residents were told that Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy had his eye on three locations within their school district as a potential location for a homeless shelter to house sex offenders, officials announced the plan’s cancellation.
Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
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