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When the power generators are running on diesel fuel at the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility at times each day, a plume of yellow smoke can be seen spewing from the plant, filling the air in nearby yards and parks with odors and toxins. That has residents worried about the potential health effects of inhaling diesel exhaust. more
Lynbrook residents will soon get a chance to share their opinions and learn about a developer’s plan to build luxury rental apartments at the site of the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn. The village board voted Monday night to set Oct. 21 as the public hearing date for the project. more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
The East Rockaway Board of Education unanimously voted on Sept. 17 to adopt a $27.7 million bond referendum to fund repairs and upgrades at the district’s three schools. more
When three East Rockaway businesses were severely damaged by an early morning fire on Aug. 8, it did not take long for the community to rally around them. more
Officials from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority came to Long Beach City Hall on Sept. 19 to present the state’s plans to bring 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind power to … more
Long awaited and highly anticipated renovations to the Lynbrook Long Island Rail Road station began on Sept. 10, months after the LIRR announced a $17.9 million upgrade to the facility. more
A long-awaited project to remove nitrogen from the Western Bays gained steam on Sept. 9, when the Nassau County Legislature unanimously voted to borrow $408 million to build a system to divert treated sewage from Bay Park to Wantagh, and from there into the Atlantic Ocean. more
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and several elected officials are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $6.1 million extension of the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, which is set to expire on Sept. 30. more
East Rockaway’s annual Stars & Stripes Festival is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15. more
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