Cuomo Visits Bioscience Park
Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park at Farmingdale State College Friday as part of his Long Island Regional Economic Development Council tour of growing facilities and companies in the Nassau-Suffolk region. Cuomo was greeted by Farmingdale State College President W. Hubert Keen and accompanied by local officials and business leaders, including Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, Assemb. Bob Sweeney, D-Lindenhurst, and Long Island Association President Kevin Law.
Legislator to Be Buried Monday
Legislator Peter Schmitt will be laid to rest in Massapequa on Monday. The longtime county lawmaker, who died of a sudden heart attack Wednesday will be buried in the cemetery at Old Grace Church on Merrick Road, Monday, according to a spokesman for legislative Republicans. There will be a funeral mass at St. Rose of Lima at 11 a.m. Monday.
Manorhaven Cell Phone Tower Fight Continues
Residents and Village of Manorhaven Board of Trustees are continuing to fight against a 125-foot cell tower, located at 41 Pequot Avenue in Manhasset Isle, from becoming operational. A lawsuit was filed in August by Village Attorney Charles J. Casolaro in Nassau County State Supreme Court to prevent the tower from moving forward. The former board of trustees approved the project in 2008 with much opposition from residents who said, “Not in my backyard.”
The Town of Southampton is bringing attention to the issue of bullying by holding three community forums over the next several weeks. Councilwoman Christine Scalera brought the idea to the floor in partnering with the town's Youth Bureau. "I have heard from many parents whose children have been the subject of bullying, the harm can be life changing for the child or young adult, and a terrible source of anxiety and stress experienced by the entire family,” said Scalera, adding, "I commend the schools that already have addressed this and have programs in place to deal with bullying, but more can always be done.”
LIPA: Agreement Includes Option to Repower Port Jefferson Plant
The Long Island Power Authority approved a new agreement with National Grid on Tuesday that will extend its existing contract with the British utility company to purchase power for its customers over the next 15 years. The new agreement – called a Power Supply Agreement (PSA) – will replace the existing one that expires in May 2013 that was in effect for the last 15 years.