Mangano: Nassau To Enhance Business Opportunities For Disabled Veterans

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co-exec-mangano.Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams and County Legislators today announced a new local law to create the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Program to help ensure service disabled veterans play a greater role in providing goods and services to Nassau County residents. The program provides service-disabled veterans additional assistance and support in forming and expanding small businesses by ensuring greater participation in contracting opportunities with Nassau County.

“Service-disabled veterans sacrificed their health for our nation and it’s important that we honor them for their service to our Country,” said County Executive Mangano. “This program provides Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses the opportunity to further participate in government contracts.”. Read More (NassauCounty NY)

Oceanside Residence is a “No Fly Zone,” Town to Remove Airplane from Home Driveway

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Hempstead Town officials have announced that they plan to remove an airplane that has been placed in front of an Oceanside home by the aircraft’s owner. Building department officials and the township’s top engineer cited the potential danger presented by the storage of a plane in a residential neighborhood, and building inspectors have indicated that the plane’s residential storage is a violation of Hempstead’s Building Zone Ordinance.

In an early April windstorm, the town received reports of the airplane lifting three feet off the ground while one of two tall radio towers on the property collapsed, underscoring the dangers associated with residential storage of both the plane and the unpermitted radio towers. Subsequent to the storm, the town’s Commissioner of Engineering observed the airplane and issued a report that stated in part, “I cannot certify that the aircraft is properly secured in the event of a strong wind or storm to prevent it from uplifting, falling, collapsing or causing damage and injury to the occupants and/or adjacent property. Accordingly, I would recommend that the aircraft be removed immediately.” Read More (

Also See: Neighbors infuriated over pilot with plane in driveway, NY POST 7/30/2015

Supervisor Santino Offers Free Car Charges at Hempstead’s Solar Powered Charging Station

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“Power to the people,” declared Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino as he announced that Hempstead Town is now offering free power at its state-of-the-art solar charging carports in Point Lookout.  The carports/charging stations provide energy to recharge electric-powered motor vehicles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Pulling up to the charging stations in a Chevrolet Volt electric car, the Supervisor was joined for the “electrifying” announcement by Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Tom Hug, owner of Hug Real Estate, who is excited about the increase in options for charging his planet friendly vehicle.

“As we close in on Earth Day, governments have a responsibility to lead by example when it comes to being environmentally responsible,” stated Santino.  “Partnering with drivers who care about our planet, we are making it easier for electric car owners to be kind to Mother Nature and repower their electric vehicles.”

The three town solar carports/charging stations, which are located at the township’s East Marina, along Lido Boulevard, immediately east of the Loop Parkway, can accommodate six vehicles.  The units offer two levels of charging (120V and 240V) to provide power to an array of vehicles. Previously, the charging stations have been utilized to energize a variety of vehicles in the town’s electric car and truck fleet.  However, another charging facility at Hempstead’s nearby Conservation and Waterways Office is now fueling the town’s vehicles, freeing the six stations at the East Marina for public use. Continued

How New York will be won

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excelsior_24-400x378Politico:: Two New Yorks are voting on Tuesday.

In the Democratic presidential primary, about half the vote will come from New York City’s five boroughs — a percentage that increases to nearly three-quarters of the vote when the entire New York media market is included.

By contrast, the city accounted for only 13 percent of the votes in the 2012 Republican primary. And of the 34 counties across the state where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats (out of 62), only one — Putnam County — is located near New York City.

But with Donald Trump in a pitched effort to lock down a majority of delegates before July’s Republican convention — and the bulk of New York’s GOP delegates distributed by congressional district — suddenly the overwhelmingly Democratic New York City districts take on outsized importance since they award the same number of delegates as the redder upstate districts…MORE (Politico)

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