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Budget Proposal Risks

New York Communities’ Safety

 

September 25, 2017

 

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently pummeled our coasts, Environment New York warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm- related impacts.

 

“If there is any lesson to be learned from these devastating hurricanes, it’s that New York deserves better shelter from the storms,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York.

 

Environment New York’s analysis found:

 

One in four Americans live within 3 miles of a Superfund site, the most toxic waste sites in the country.

 

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund provided $147.5 million in 2016 for New York to repair and build stormwater and sewage treatment infrastructure

 

Wetlands are nature’s flood control, and here in New York we have 183,000 acres of wetlands.

 

“We need to make our communities less susceptible to flooding, sewage overflows, and leaks from toxic waste sites, and of course we need to prevent even more intense global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future..."  Leibowitz concluded.

The Best Beaches On Long Island

 

May 2017

 

From the powder-fine, white sands of Long Beach to the pounding surf of Montauk, Long Island has a variety of beautiful beaches on its north and south shores.

 

Long Beach

Long Beach stretches out for over three miles with soft sand that glistens in the sun. Originally a South Shore beach community in the 1880s, Long Beach went from being a summer resort to a residential area.

 

Main Beach

Located in the village of East Hampton, Main Beach has appeared on "Dr. Beach's" list of America's Top 10 Beaches. This pristine, white sand beach in the glamorous Hamptons also features expanses of shore with dunes and bird nesting areas.

 

If you're into celebrity watching, this is one place where you might run into the rich and famous out for a day under the sun. Every year on Labor Day weekend, the East Hampton Fire Department sponsors a spectacular fireworks show at the beach.

 

During the summer months, beach parking permits are required for residents and non-residents.Note that the non-resident parking permits sell out fast. You can also pay by the day for parking - $30 per day on weekdays. On weekends and holidays, a limited number of 40 daily parking permits will be available.

 

Jones Beach State Park

Located 33 miles from Manhattan, Jones Beach State Park seems worlds away from the bustling city.

 

Coopers Beach

On America's Top 10 Beaches this one took the number one spot as the best beach in 2010. Residents of Southampton park at the beach for free, but non-residents must pay.

 

If you're a non-resident, you can also purchase seasonal passes. The Southampton Cultural Center presents annual FREE summer outdoor concerts and some of them are held on Coopers Beach.

 

Montauk

Its wide, white beaches are breathtaking and known as surfing meccas.

Brentwood Father To Run For School Board Following Daughter's Murder

April 26, 2017

A Brentwood father has announced he is running for the school board after his daughter was killed by suspected MS-13 gang members.  Nisa Mickens, 15, and her friend Kayla Cuevas were found beaten to death in September. The school board election is May 16.

Firefighter Injures Battling Blaze In Dix Hills

April 20, 2017

A Melville firefighter was hospitalized after suffering a shoulder injury Sunday afternoon, April 16, while battling a 1-acre blaze in Dix Hills. The firefighter, whose name was not released, was hit by a tree branch while riding on an off-road firefighting “stump jumper,” Melville Fire Department spokesman Steve Silverman said.

Brutal Attack In Central Islip

April 20, 2017

The Guardian Angels are patrolling neighborhoods in Brentwood and Central Islip following a rash of killings linked to the MS-13 street gang. The patrols come after police found the remains of four young men who were brutally beaten and mutilated before their bodies were left in a park on Clayton Street in Central Islip.

 

Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini says the killings bear all of the hallmarks of MS-13, a violent gang believed to behind other killings in the area. The Guardian Angels say they hope their presence will also help calm fears among residents.

 

Pamela Pendergast, a Central Islip mother and grandmother, says seeing the red berets patrolling her neighborhood makes her feel safer.

114 Officers Join Suffolk County Police Department

April 20, 2017

The 169th graduating class for the location department completed their training at the police academy with a ceremony held last Wednesday in Brentwood, April 12. According to the department, the class is the largest representation of the Hispanic community in a single class since 2000. A total of 10 percent of the officers are fluent in Spanish and 19 percent are members of the Hispanic population.

 

 

Out of the 114 recruits, 33 percent have prior law enforcement experience and 66 percent have at least a 2-year degree. The graduating class also includes three officers who will serve in the East Hampton Town Police Department and one officer who will serve the Westhampton Beach Police Department.

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