In 2013, the town removed more than 10,000 of the offending commercial signs from along roadways and on utility poles.
Starting in 2014, Brookhaven, Long Island, homeowners will no longer have to check their calendars before putting out their recycling.
Another community has made a comeback in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
Town Supervisor Edward Romaine placed blame on the highway department for roads being left unplowed for days. Although the department is an independent entity that the town does not have authority over, he said it “concerns me that they failed.”
In Smithtown, 70 employees used two dozen vehicles to plow snow-covered streets overnight before loading the snow onto trucks and hauling it away.
The garden in Riverhead soaks up rain – as much as 3 inches of it – to help stop the flooding that used to happen.