The upcoming Patchogue Village parking meters are on their way in the next few weeks, deputy mayor Jack Krieger said at Tuesday’s Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting at Patchogue Village Hall.
Krieger said that the meters will first debut on Main Street, South Ocean Avenue and Railroad Avenue, with parking lots to follow in the spring. He added that this will allow the meters to first be introduced to shoppers while code enforcement officers get used to the new system. Exact dates have not been announced yet.
The parking lots, which include those on Church Street, Oak Street and Terry Street, will be re-surfaced for the arrival of their parking meters, Krieger said. The lots will also be re-striped to create additional spaces, which Krieger said is advised by Gerry Giosa of Level G Parking Consultants. Krieger said that re-surfacing in the fall would be problematic due to the weather possibly not allowing the lots to dry properly as well as possible complications from falling leaves.
Helping Brian Ilg, an 8-year-old Patchogue boy born with a debilitating skin disorder, is the focus of a fundraising campaign organized by three Stony Brook University Hospital nurses.
The nurses are trying to raise $45,000 in order to build a portable medical treatment unit for Ilg via the gofundme crowdfunding platform, who has Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.Carmans River Conservation Plan Approved By Town
A plan designed to protect the Carmans River has been unanimously approved by the Brookhaven Town Board Tuesday evening.
According to an announcement from the town, the Carmans River Conservation and Management Plan contains 19 categories of recommendations to preserve and protect the river. The plan expands the core area of the Central Pine Barrens region by 1,600 acres and expands the compatible growth region as well. The plan also promotes open space acquisitions, recommends landmark nitrate and sanitary standards and a series of up-zonings.Annual Filing Requirement Eliminated For Village's Senior Citizens
Seniors living in Patchogue Village will no longer have to file for renewal of a senior citizens exemption in accordance with property tax law regarding their home if they have already filed five years in a row.
The Patchogue Village Board of Trustees approved Tuesday night the elimination of the requirement during a public hearing.
Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri said that its to help seniors not have to go through “the trials and tribulations” of re-submitting for as long as they are living in the house.E. Patchogue Man Wants Guardrail After Vehicles Crash Through Backyard
An East Patchogue man is asking for a guardrail after three separate vehicles have crashed into his backyard on Woodside Avenue.
According to a News 12 report, Chris DiRusso is asking Brookhaven Town and Suffolk County to install the guard rail after an unloaded school bus crashed through two weeks ago, a 2007 incident in which a car clipped his fence and a 2004 incident in which a car went through his backyard.Police: Medford Man Arrested In Connection With Heroin Conspiracy Ring
A Medford man is one of two arrested Friday morning on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin in connection with what Vermont state police say is one of the largest heroin seizures in Vermont’s history.
According to police, Eddie Eason Jr., 25 of Medford, and Marcus Davis, 34 of Brooklyn, have been taken into custody in relation to a Friday search at around 1 a.m. in a residence in Burlington, VT executed by the Vermont Drug Task Force, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Burlington Police Department. As part of the search, over 9,000 bags of heroin with an approximate street value of $126,000, as well as $5,000 in cash were seized, police said. Both men are allegedly part of a larger heroin distribution ring trafficking heroin from New York City to Vermont, police said.