WH, FS Residents Advised Not to Use Tap Water
Residents of the West Hempstead-Hempstead Gardens Water District were advised not to use the tap water after Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) was found in the water distribution at two locations along Hempstead Avenue on June 26. Residents should refrain from using the tap water to cook, brush teeth, drink, make ice, wash and shower until the problem is cleared up.
Law Increases Penalties for Displaying Hate Messages
Assemblyman Tom Alfano announced that legislation he sponsored with Assemblyman William Colton that increases the penalty to a Class E felony for making a swastika on public property or burning a cross on public property or a private building without the owner's permission in public view was signed into law by the governor.