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It was only a few hours into superstorm Sandy when volunteers at Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington heard the crash. A large oak tree had snapped in the middle and fell directly on the roof of one of the dog kennels at the shelter. Within seconds, volunteers rushed the animals out of the kennel to safety.
The 12 dogs that were in the kennel at the time are now in...Read more »
The East Hampton Town board last week voted to formally seek approval from the FAA to operate a seasonal control tower at the town-owned airport in Wainscott for next summer, and to store the control tower module -- not currently in use -- at the airport until it is needed. The cost of running the tower will be about $200,000, paid for through airport revenues which can be used legally only for...Read more »
Shelter Island’s town board has adopted a $9.86 million town budget for 2013, with $6,938,208 to be raised from local taxes, a tax levy increase of nearly $203,000 above the current budget. The levy increase of about 3 percent complies with the state tax levy cap because of credits earned by the town last year.
The town board held a special meeting last week to formally approve its budget,...Read more »
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency will hold a public hearing today about an application to buy the Westbury Bristal Assisted Living Facility and extend its PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement an additional 10 years.
The facility was granted a PILOT agreement in 1999, and it was extended in 2005, Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro said.
The idea of a second extension...Read more »
Planning to deep-fry a turkey this year? Residents covered by the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District can schedule a free pickup of the used oil, which will be converted to biofuel to be used by the district.
The district will take any sort of used cooking oil or grease produced during the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents within the district can call 516-482-0238 until Wednesday to...Read more »
Parked outside Key Food supermarket in Kings Park Saturday morning, a giant yellow school bus adorned a sign that read “Stuff-A-Bus Help Feed Kings Park Families In Need.”
The 25th annual food drive, sponsored by the King Park High School’s varsity club, had to collect enough food to feed 90 local families this year -- a larger number than in previous years.
“I think it has to do with...Read more »
Hempstead Village officials will hold a Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Tuesday.
The event will be held at Kennedy Park, 335 Greenwich St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Supplies are low due to superstorm Sandy, so turkeys will be given away strictly based on economic need, officials said.
Turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Anyone interested in picking...Read more »
The Islip Town board will hold a “Help After Sandy” informational meeting Tuesday to bring residents together with agencies that can answer their questions as they try to return to normalcy after the superstorm wreaked havoc on the South Shore.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, New York State Office of Emergency Management, American Red Cross, and the New York State...Read more »
Usha Mehta laughed with her son Sushant about their messy hands as the two rolled clay and slowly formed miniature pots.
“We were just looking for something interesting to do today instead of just going out to eat somewhere like always,” said Usha Mehta, of Merrick.
On Saturday, the Mehta family joined hundreds of other visitors at the 25th annual Native American Feast at Garvies Point...Read more »
A new deputy superintendent has been named at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.
Capt. Susan L. Dunlap, who retired from the Navy after 28 years, will take the newly created post in January.
Dunlap had previously worked at U.S. Naval Forces Africa, where she served as director of the Africa Engagement Group. She also led the Military Sealift Command, Far East, according...Read more »