The town of North Hempstead approved pay raises for employees this past week, but some are not happy about the increases.
The county is looking to replace some $30 million in projected revenue that was lost from the failed school zone speed camera program.
The town has leased a snow melter to help clear snow from commuter parking lots and areas where the snow is blocking viability on roadways.
Anger trumped the cold as hundreds braved temperatures in the 20s Saturday to protest plans to put a casino in a North Hempstead shopping mall.
OTB announced last month it had chosen the vacant store in The Source mall for the gambling parlor, which would include up to 1,000 slot machines and table games. It could open sometime in 2015.
On Long Island, a new law is warning of toxic chemicals that have long been used to preserve power poles.
The Kim family of Glen Head speaks for many on Long Island’s North Shore: “I think there are too many power poles.”
Many who cherish the annual flowering trees along the North Shore have voiced their suspicions that the trees were needlessly axed.
For those on Long Island without power since Sandy struck, there is word from the Long Island Power Authority that they won’t want to hear.
A bill proposed and co-sponsored by Legislators Judi Bosworth and Judy Jacobs would ban smoking in all motor vehicles in Nassau County with at least one passenger younger than 18.