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This house in Bellmore, Long Island, has been abandoned while it goes through the foreclosure process. (Credit: CBS2)

Town Of Hempstead Considers Legislation To Clean Up ‘Zombie’ Properties

A proposed law would cut out red tape so the town can cut weeds quickly and often, then attach the cost to the property tax bill.

06/23/2015

Nassau Coliseum as seen before the Islanders' home playoff game against the Washington Capitals on April 21, 2015. (Credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Hempstead OKs Redevelopment Plan For Nassau Coliseum Site

A group headed by developer Bruce Ratner will renovate the aging arena and build a movie theater, restaurants, stores, recreation and office space on the 91-acre site.

05/26/2015

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and developer Bruce Ratner look at a rendering of a redeveloped Nassau Coliseum on April 14, 2015. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Developer Submits Redevelopment Plan For Nassau Coliseum Site

Developer Bruce Ratner has submitted his plan for the 91-acre site to the town of Hempstead for review.

04/14/2015

FILE -- Cat (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

New Pet Project: Hempstead Using Mobile Unit To Spay, Neuter Feral Cats

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said it’s a surgical suite so that feral cats that are outside someone’s home or in a wooded area can be spayed and neutered free of charge and then set free.

03/29/2015

Residents in Wantagh demanded lawmakers put an end to door-to-door solicitations, similar to a program in Oyster Bay. (Photo: CBS2)

Hempstead Launches ‘Do Not Knock’ Program To Combat Door-To-Door Solicitors

Violators could fined up to $500 under the new program.

03/09/2015

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Hempstead Town Shelter Waives Adoption Fees During Holiday Season

Hundreds of energetic, healthy dogs and cats fill the Hempstead Town Shelter; but soon, many of them will be headed to loving new homes.

11/19/2014

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal Budgets

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.

10/14/2014

Memorial at Point Lookout, Long Island (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mourners Gather On Long Island Beach To Remember 9/11

Mourners from Long Island gathered at Point Lookout for a sunrise service to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

09/11/2014

Time and weather are threatening the dwindling number of marsh houses in the water off Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Time, Weather Taking A Toll On Historic Long Island Marsh Houses

You’ve probably seen them in the waters off of Long Island and were not sure what they were. Bay houses, some of them over a hundred years old, are seeing their numbers dwindle.

08/08/2014

Monkey picture labeled 'Jimmy's baby picture' that was posted on bulletin board of Town of Hempstead highway department facility in Levittown. (credit: Handout)

Town Official: Hempstead Highway Worker Target Of ‘Disgusting Act of Racial Hatred’

Officials said a photo of a monkey labeled “Jimmy’s baby picture” was found on a bulletin board at a Hempstead highway facility in Levittown.

04/29/2014

Town of Hempstead Supervisor holds a carbon monoxide detector as she pushes for a law requiring their use at places of public assembly, Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Town Supervisor Wants Mandatory CO Detectors At Most Public Places

Officials on Long Island continue to push for laws requiring businesses to install carbon monoxide detectors following the death of a restaurant manager over the weekend.

02/25/2014

FILE - A pothole (file/credit: Getty Images)

Hempstead Enlists Help Of Several Departments To Fix Potholes

The town has summoned employees from other departments to assist highway workers to repair the large number of craters that have popped up following a barrage of winter storms.

02/24/2014

Town of Hempstead crews load salt onto trucks at Levittown salt dome on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Flurry Of Storms Emptying Some LI Snow Removal Budgets

Brookhaven, Smithtown and Babylon have met or exceeded their snow removal budgets. Hempstead is about 60 percent through its snow removal funds.

02/10/2014

Geese gather in Seaford, Long Island. (credit: CBS 2)

Town Of Hempstead Outlaws Large-Scale Bird Feedings

The Hempstead Town Board voted uananimously Tuesday for a law that targets property owners who attract many birds with large amounts of food.

02/04/2014

Town of Hempstead crews load salt onto trucks at Levittown salt dome on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Hempstead Not Sweating Snow-Removal Budget

Despite an especially frigid and snowy winter, a surplus of salt has helped the Town of Hempstead with its snow budget for this year.

01/29/2014

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