Nassau’s sewage treatment plants outsourced

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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has announced a deal with United Water to operate Nassau’s three sewage treatment plants.

The county will pay United almost 58-million-dollars per year, but says it will save hundreds of millions over the 20-year period of the deal.  Nassau will also build a concrete and earthwork berm around the Bay Park treatment plant in East Rockaway.  The plant was off line for 44 days following super storm Sandy. 

The new berm will protect it against a storm surge of 18-feet. 

Amazin’s former GM dies

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The New York Mets are sending their condolences to Frank Cashen’s family.

Cashen took over as General Manager of the Amazin’s in 1980 and was there until 1991. He was regarded as the architect of the 1986 World Series champion New York Mets.

In a statement Mets Chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon called Cashen a man of “integrity and great passion.” Cashen died at a Maryland hospital yesterday at the age of 88.

Three arrests at Kennedy

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Three men are facing charges after security agents found expandable batons in their luggage at Kennedy Airport. 

TSA officers found the batons in the carry-on bags of two men and in the checked bag of a third man in separate incidents within two hours’ time yesterday morning.  Authorities say these kinds of batons are illegal in New York City and are dangerous impact weapons that could be used to strike people.

The men from Queens, Long Island and North Carolina, were booked on state weapons charges. 

Mosquito spraying on the way

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Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.
The following treatments are for Vector Control:
Time and date of the application: July 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Approximate location(s): Davis Park and Point O’Woods on Fire Island
Sites to be treated:  All streets in the Villages.
Method of Treatment: Ground spraying – Ultra Low Volume Aerosol
Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)
For current and future notices and/or further information:


  • Suffolk County Division of Vector Control   631-852-4270
  • Spraying Information Hotline 631-852-4939
  • For Spray Notices click here
  • If you are not sure that your land line phone is included in the CodeRED system or to receive notifications via cell phone, text messaging or e-mail, click here