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NOVEMBER 24, 2006

  • News: Local Civic Group Suggests Reopening Landia Train Station

    The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has recently started bridging the gap at some stations between the platform and trains due to safety concerns and, although Syosset has a 15-inch gap and is known as one of the most problematic stations, it is not on the list of locations to be fixed. Nassau County Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury), who has been in the forefront of the LIRR gap issue and brought it to the attention of officials last summer, blasted LIRR officials for omitting the Syosset station from its list of locations. FULL STORY

  • News: Through Resolution, HFD Promises Nothing Eminent

    The Hicksville Board of Fire Commissioners, in assuring all residents that the fire district has no intention - at this time or down the road - of condemning property to expand any of its fire stations or facilities, has unanimously passed a resolution to reiterate its commitment to never use the power of eminent domain for the purposes of obtaining fire district property. Back in June, all five members of the board signed the resolution, which was proposed by Commissioner and Vice Chairman Harry J. Single. "Each member of this board supported this resolution to show residents that we are united in our pledge to provide quality, state-of-the-art fire and emergency medical protection without anyone ever having to worry about losing their home or property," said Single. The issue of eminent domain originally surfaced during early discussions regarding the fire district's interest in expanding Station 2, which is located at the intersection of Briggs Street and Woodbury Road. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Support for Pat Scanlon
  • Opinion: Support for Pat Scanlon

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