Some of the news around Long Island this week.
Long Islanders opposed to fracking gathered midday on Thursday at the in Port Washington. There, about 50 protesters voiced their concerns, calling on local and state officials to ban fracking.
The event was part of a day of action sponsored by New Yorkers Against Fracking, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations working to ban fracking in New York.
The Wantagh Board of Education unanimously approved Philip D. D’Angelo Jr. as the district's new superintendent of schools Wednesday night. D’Angelo will begin his appointment as Wantagh superintendent July 1 at a salary of $227,000. He is currently in his sixth year as superintendent for the Skaneateles Central School District in upstate New York. D'Angelo attended Wednesday night's school board meeting and moments after being approved as superintendent spoke to the crowd in the Auditorium about how excited he is for the opportunity. He also held a meet and greet following the meeting.
The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a required public hearing to override the state’s newly imposed 2 percent tax cap. The city’s projects a 4.1 percent increase to the tax levy – the amount of money raised by property taxes – and a $3.3 million annual payment for three years to pay down would add a temporary 11.9 percent tax increase for three years.
Residents of the Town of Hempstead and villages of and looking to refurbirsh their sidewalks this spring will be expected to do so on their own dime. Under town code, property owners who receive a notice from the town's sidewalk division will have less than 30 days from the notice date to complete repairs privately. Residents have the option to personally take care of the repairs, hire a private contractor or hire the town contractor.
New restaurants, renovated and redesigned space, and a Neiman Marcus store will be coming soon to . Roosevelt Field General Manager Nadine Nakamura was on hand at the Council of East Meadow Community Organizations’ (CEMCO) meeting last week to give an overview of the project and answer questions pertaining to the redevelopment. Roosevelt Field was built in 1956, and underwent renovations in 1993 and 1998, according to Nakamura.