by Chris O’Neill Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D - Glen Cove), is calling for the public takeover of New York American Water, a private utility company that has been heavily criticized for dramatically raising its prices. According to DeRiggi-Whitton, "By establishing public control of this precious natural resource, we have an opportunity to put an end to the profiteering that ratepayers have endured.” American Water provides water service to all or parts o
by Chris O’Neill Three men dubbed the “Glock Trio” were arrested by Suffolk Police on gun-running and weapons charges in Huntington. They are: Dedrick Austin, age 27, of Medford; Tavon Pascal, age 24, of Huntington Station; and Jihad Alexander, age 30, of Copiague. The three were in possession of multiple firearms, including loaded Glock pistols, which were either previously used in crimes or reported stolen.
Tavon Pascal, a 2016 graduate of Walt Whitman High School, and
by Rich LaMarca This has truly been a year like no other. Since the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been reminded of the need to come together as one community. Neighbors have been helping neighbors, whether it be with grocery deliveries, supplying PPE, or donating blood, we have witnessed extraordinary compassion and solidarity in coming together in this Town to combat an invisible enemy.
In Town government, we have also continued to do our part when it comes
This Saturday, February 13th, the North Shore Animal League will host a Valentine’s Day themed pet adoption event in partnership with The Beacon at Garvies Point, in Glen Cove. The event which is scheduled for 10:00 AM through 2:00 PM will feature a mobile shelter with adoptable puppies and kittens. The mobile shelter will be parked inside the lot beside the Garvies Point Dog Park. Visits inside the mobile shelter will be by-appointment-only and there will be thorough sanit
The municipal bond rating agency Moody's Investors Service has increased the bond rating of the Town of Oyster Bay to a Baa1 rating, with a “positive outlook.” The increased bond rating is a big win for Oyster Bay homeowners, because it means that the Town’s bonding will be at a lower interest rate - and will save taxpayer’s money. According to Moody’s, the Town’s $80.3 million Public Improvement Refunding (Serial) Bonds for 2021 will immediately benefit from the increased ra
A 30-year-old Oyster Bay man, Deyvi Castillo-Chavarria of 155 Berry Hill Road, Oyster Bay was arrested at on Monday, Feb. 1 after allegedly driving his snow plow truck erratically down Route 106 while intoxicated. According to Nassau County Police, Castillo-Chavarria, 30 was traveling southbound on Route 106, when officers, traveling in an unmarked vehicle, saw his oncoming snow plow swerving and veering across into their lane nearly cause a collision with their car. When pul