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PUBLIC HEARING EYES REPAIRS TO BAY PARK SEWAGE PLANT - Nassau County lawmakers held a special public hearing today at 2 p.m. in the county legislature's meeting chambers, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola, to discuss repairs to the Sandy-damaged Bay Park sewage treatment plant. 

The meeting focused on the East Rockaway's facility's reconstruction timeline and plans to fortify it against future storms. The facility, which serves 40 percent of Nassau County, was knocked offline during superstorm Sandy, sending more than 100 million gallons of raw sewage into waterways.

Robert Brodsky's Twitter updates @BrodskyRobert are below.







Town Focus: Day 4 in Rockville Centre


During Newsday's "Town Focus" of Rockville Centre, community journalist Tara Conry toured the village's oldest church, the Church of Ascension, and tried a cinnamon cruller at Front Street Bakery.

She visited with Wilson Elementary School students during a videoconference with NASA, and later she will be learning about South Side High School's Centre Stage program, which brings general education and special education students together. Her Tweets are below.








Video - Bellmore's gluten-free Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe


Bridget Dernbach's bakery, Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe in Bellmore, began as a small farmstand six years ago and now serves baked goods that are gluten-free and nut free. 




Video - Puppy of the day: Rose


This female Jack Russell terrier came to the shelter as a stray but knows a few commands already. She needs a loving home. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-785-5220. 


This female Jack Russell terrier came to the shelter as a stray but knows a few commands already. She needs a loving home. (Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz) 


Today's top stories


BAYKEEPER FIRED AFTER RELATIONSHIP WITH STAFFER - Former Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister was fired earlier this month for having a consensual relationship with a staff member 18 months ago, his attorney said Wednesday.

Former Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister was fired earlier this month for having a consensual relationship with a staff member 18 months ago, his attorney said. (Credit: Randee Daddona) 

WOMAN, 24, KILLED IN CRASH WAS NEWLYWEDThe Roosevelt woman killed in a single-car rollover accident on the Meadowbrook Parkway in East Garden City on Tuesday morning was a mother of three who had recently gotten married, her attorney said Wednesday.

JONES BEACH TO GET $65M FACELIFT, CREATING 620 JOBS New York State will spend $65 million to restore iconic Jones Beach to its original grandeur in one of the largest state park rehabilitation projects in the system's history. The five-year project, to be announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, will mark the facility's 85th anniversary this year. 


SMITHTOWN BOARD TO VOTE TONIGHT ON VECCHIO, NOWICK - Smithtown town board plans to vote tonight on a resolution needed for state legislation allowing Supervisor Patrick R. Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick to serve their full, four-year elected terms instead of having to run for office again in November.

Smithtown Town Supervisor Patrick R. Vecchio sits in his den at his home in Kings Park on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (Credit: Steve Pfost) 

RECOUNT PLANNED IN TRUSTEE ELECTION - An apparent narrow victory for Amityville Trustee Nick LaLota over challenger Wesley "Andy" Powell in Tuesday's election will be subject to a recount, the village clerk said in an email to village officials Wednesday.


TOWN TO DEPLOY GOATS TO TACKLE WEEDSSouthampton environmentalists believe they have found a way to get rid of some pesky plants that have defied the efforts of volunteers to dig them up. Goats.

The Town of Southampton will be using some goats from this herd to eat plants that are invading environmentally sensitive land in Bridgehampton.

LINDENHURST GROUP FORMS TO FIGHT SUBSTANCE ABUSEHundreds flocked to the first meeting of an organization recently formed by a group of Lindenhurst residents concerned about what they see as a growing substance abuse problem in their community.

LI STRIP CLUB CLOSES UNDER TOWN PRESSURE The Stone Hedge Pub, a West Babylon strip club long viewed as a nuisance by town officials, has closed under a court order to vacate the Sunrise Highway building it occupied for 37 years.



Long Island Crime Alerts


WANTED FOR PETTY LARCENY - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the pictured man below, who stole a cell phone from an AT&T store, at 1758 Veterans Memorial Highway in Islandia, on or about March 3 at 3:50 p.m. 


The man stole a $479 white Samsung Galaxy Mega cell phone from a display and fled the store. The man — described as 6 feet tall, with a medium build, wearing a gray jacket over a white hooded sweatshirt, black pants and brown sneakers — fits the description of a man who stole merchandise from the same store on Feb. 3. With any information, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

WANTED FOR ROBBERYSuffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man pictured below who robbed a BP gas station at 975 Middle Country Road in Middle Island on March 1 at about 5:30 a.m.


The man asked to use the bathroom and when he came out, he held a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The man, who left without any money, fled northbound on Currans Road in a dark-colored pickup truck with roof lights. The man, described as in his mid to late 40s with gray hair, wore a baseball cap, dark jacket and gray sweatpants. With any information, call 1-800-220-TIPS.


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