Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that the Town of Hempstead will be hosting two veterans benefits outreach events for those residents who have proudly served their country. The first will be on Thursday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Echo Park Community Room in West Hempstead. The other will be held on Wednesday, October 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Merrick Road Golf Course Clubhouse...
...During these two events, Town of Hempstead Veterans Benefit Counselor Rick Gales will assist veterans in submitting benefits claims to the Veterans Administration. The Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center will be providing enrollment assistance for new applicants, explaining healthcare programs that are available to eligible veterans and reviewing medical benefits and eligibility. Veterans are asked to pre-register with the VA Medical Center by calling the Northport VA Medical Center's Community Relations Department at 631-261-4400, extensions 7084, 7082, 5250 or 7239...MORE (TOH.li)
Jul 27, 2015: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the space. More (Newsadvance.com)
Weighing in at 23lb, it is a seafood lover's dream meal.
But a giant lobster that has delighted customers at a New York restaurant won't be served up anytime soon, its owner has vowed.
The mighty sea beast, which is nearly 100 years old, has become a tourist attraction at Jordan Lobster Farms in Long Island, with customers flocking to the restaurant to have their photograph taken with it...MORE (UK Telegraph)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — PSEG Long Island ranks dead last among major electric companies nationwide when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to a new survey.
The J.D. Power survey released Wednesday gave PSEG a score of 584 points out of a total of 1,000, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported. It measures customer satisfaction on six factors: power quality and reliability; price; billing and payment; corporate citizenship; communications; and customer service..MORE (CBS NY)
NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement requiring 22 auto dealerships in Nassau and Suffolk Counties to pay $310,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve false advertising claims. The dealerships, all affiliated with Atlantic Automotive Group based in West Islip, persistently defrauded consumers with misleading promotions and fraudulent sales tactics. In total, the Attorney General’s Nassau and Suffolk Regional Offices received more than 250 complaints regarding the dealerships and their advertising and sales practices...Full Press Release and list of dealerships:
One of the Top 10 Must See Summer Film Festivals in U.S.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will be held from July 8th – 16th at the historic Bellmore Movies. LIIFE was named “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine.
This year’s festival will honor actor, John Amos, who will be accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award. John starred in such films as Roots, Die Hard 2 and Coming to America. Also being honored on closing night is musician/composer, Randy Edelman, with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Scoring Composition...Read Full Press Release Here (NassauCountyNY.Gov)
To assist residents still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead Town Board have extended the moratorium on Building Department permit fees for Sandy victims faced with home repair and/or reconstruction costs, as well as town fees on birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and passports that were lost in the storm. Those fees, first suspended for Sandy victims in the aftermath of the Superstorm, are now being waived through September 30, 2015.
“We want to do everything in our power to help residents who are still struggling to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy,” stated Murray. “We are confident that waiving these fees through September 30th will go a long way toward assisting our town neighbors.”
In the Building Department, all town fees are waived for Sandy-related structural repairs that conform to original dimensions and specifications, commonly referred to as “in-kind” repairs/replacement...Full Press Release Here (TOH.LI)
This summer, you can adopt your “furr-ever” friend at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter, where adorable cats and dogs are waiting for their new home with YOU. Supervisor Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead are once again holding the “Summer of Love Pet Adoption Program,” and all pet adoptions are free from June 15th through September 12th. Last year, 188 cats and 146 dogs found new homes over the course of the program.
“Residents, please find it in your heart to throw a dog a bone or give a cat a warm, sunny spot to enjoy in the heat of summer,” remarked Murray. “With all adoption fees waived from June 15th through September 12th, there is no better time to adopt a pet.”
All adoptions include free rabies vaccinations, spaying/neutering and microchipping. All cats will be tested for feline AIDS/leukemia.
The town Animal Shelter’s dedicated staff is ready to assist any interested pet adopters. Prospective adopters can go online to find all the dogs and cats currently up for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter by visiting www.toh.li/animal-shelter...Read More (TOH.LI)
Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge was so strong when it hit Long Island in October 2012 that it lifted up Dan Stapleton’s Long Beach home and then kicked in the corner of the foundation. It left a 30-foot hole around his house.
Stapleton, unlike many Sandy victims, actually had flood insurance, and, therefore, hoped he could quickly fix his house and be reimbursed for it. But the engineer from the insurance company who came out to inspect the damage didn’t quite see things the same way. He reported that the hole was only half as large, and the insurance company ended up offering Stapleton only $98,000, less than half of what it cost to rebuild.
So Stapleton sued. Federal judges wanted both sides to attempt mediation first...READ MORE (WSHU)
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes, Councilman Ed Ambrosino and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano joined with local community leaders today to announce a joint partnership between the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department in an increased effort to erase graffiti vandalism.
Strengthening Hempstead Town’s extensive work in combating graffiti, the anti-graffiti partnership with Nassau County Crime Stoppers provides neighborhoods with increased power to fight graffiti in their neighborhoods and ensure perpetrators are apprehended.
Through a public service campaign that includes informational flyers distributed to local schools and community organizations, Nassau County Crime Stoppers is encouraging residents to “See it, Report it and Get a Reward!”
Neighbors and students can report graffiti vandals anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS Read the full press release at TOH.LI
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney and Councilman Bruce Blakeman announced that the town is seeking groups, clubs and organizations to volunteer planting beach grass at Point Lookout Town Park on May 9th and May 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The planting of beach grass preserves the important sand dunes that protect our shoreline communities and beaches. The dunes are the last line of defense between the surging waters of the Atlantic and area homes and businesses located on the barrier island.
“Preserving our dunes is paramount for the protection of the communities on our barrier island,” Murray said. “Since Superstorm Sandy, we’ve worked hard to rebuild our dunes and it’s crucial to plant beach grass to preserve and prepare them for future storms.”
...Participants are asked to bring gloves and a shovel. Groups wishing to volunteer should contact the town’s Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200. Read the full press release at TOH.Li