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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

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

Baldwin home now needs sprinkler system. (Credit CBS 2)

Fire Sprinklers Add To Sandy Victim’s Financial Woes

Town officials have told a Baldwin homeowner that the home now requires a sprinkler system.

12/05/2013

Town Hall - Hempstead, NY - File / Photo: Town of Hempstead

Hempstead Officials Propose Giving Themselves Raises Of Up To $10,000

A public hearing on the proposal will be held Dec. 10.

12/03/2013

Speed safety sign outside Saw Mill Road Elementary School in North Bellmore, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Electronic Speed Signs Being Installed Near Hempstead Schools

The electronic signs display a driver’s speed as they go by. They’re posted below the signs alerting drivers that the speed limit in a school zone is 15 mph.

10/08/2013

The Roosevelt Field Mall - Garden City, NY - File / Photo: Roosevelt Field via Facebook

Hempstead Residents Vow To Fight Proposal To Allow Mall Expansions

Hempstead Town zoning legislation would allow both Roosevelt Field Mall and Green Acres Mall to expand.

09/16/2013

Osprey On Long Island

Ospreys Take Up Residence Atop Damaged Cranes On Long Island

Osprey habitats on Long Island were ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy, and now, the birds have taken up residence in the most unusual places.

08/12/2013

Remaining damage from Sandy in Hempstead, N.Y. - May 30, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

New Bulkhead Completed To Protect Shoreline In Bay Park, L.I.

A celebration was held Saturday after a new bulkhead was built to protect shorefront homes in Bay Park, Long Island.

08/03/2013

Pit Bull (credit: clipart.com)

Pair Of Pit Bulls Chase Kids In Nassau County Before Being Tranquilized

Emergency service officers eventually tranquilized the dogs using a dart, police said. The pit bulls then were returned home and then removed by the Town of Hempstead Animal Control.

02/15/2013

Letter received by Sandy victims in Oceanside (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau DA Announces Charges Against Businessman In Sandy Scam Case

Oceanside contractor Mark Rauch is accused of doctoring a Town of Hempstead mailing that portrayed him as authorized to expedite building permits for Sandy repair work.

12/04/2012

Letter received by Sandy victims in Oceanside (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Official: LI Company Trying To Swindle Sandy Victims

A local private company that processes building permits for homeowners is apparently trying to pull a fast one on Sandy victims who are working to rebuild their homes, Town Supervisor Kate Murray said.

11/27/2012

Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (L) and his lawyer (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau DA: Town Clerk Facing Sex Harassment Allegations Tried To Pay Off Accuser

DA Kathleen Rice told reporters on Tuesday that Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla asked the town attorney if he could buy his accuser’s silence.

09/25/2012

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