New York American Water rates are set to increase again next month, as the third year of the utility’s conservation rate hike begins.
The Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 board of commissioners announced a $300,000 settlement in its lawsuit against former supervisors Michael and Charles Scarlata at its board meeting on March 7, pending their signature on the agreement.
Standing in front of a home in Island Park on Feb. 26, State Attorney General Letitia James announced $8 million in new funding that is available to create and expand below-market housing for first-time buyers in eight New York counties, including Nassau. In Island Park, similar funds have been used to rebuild zombie homes in an ongoing effort by village officials to combat the issue.
Starting in May, Long Island Rail Road commuters will pay more per ride, after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted on Feb. 27 to increase rates.
Less than a month after voting against a developer’s payment in lieu of taxes request for a $90 million, 172-unit luxury apartment complex in Island Park, the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency board voted to approve it in a re-vote on Feb. 19.
Island Park resident Kieran Byrne was named Most Valuable Player at the state hockey championships.
Friedberg Jewish Community Center is putting extra care into the “community” aspect of its mission. Along with providing a wide array of activities and services to members of all ages, the Oceanside facility offers discounts to 50 local businesses and counting. Known as the J-Perks program, the offer adds value to the membership and acquaints the JCC with the surrounding community, said Julie Frenkel, assistant director of membership and community outreach.
Scholastic’s book fairs are typically held at elementary and middle schools, but that didn’t stop Oceanside High School from having one on March 6.
A look back in time
S. Taylor Johnson’s arrival in Oceanside in 1918 as the Oceanside School District’s new supervising principal brought stability and direction to a fractured community during its formative post-World War I growth era.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women, killing more females than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association.
The Week Ahead
Join Friedberg JCC at its Community Purim Carnival on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Councilman Anthony D’Esposito hosts an opioid forum and Narcan training on March 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Island Park Public Library.
Oceanside Library has invited Don Longo, a certified subject matter expert in active shooter incidents, to speak on March 21 at 6 p.m.