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Gov News: Education Reform Legislation Approved, World War II Veteran Honored

A look at some of the top government stories from around Long Island.

As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, including news from Town Halls and about elected officials from across Long Island. Here are some of the top government headlines over the past week. 

Vecchio: Kings Park Businesses Should Buy Their Own Parking

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio has changed his mind on creating a new municipal parking lot off Kings Park's Main Street after hearing the potential price tag. 

Lawmakers Hope to Force Hospital to Hold Public Hearing

State lawmakers are working on a bill that would require Glen Cove Hospital to hold a public hearing before turning it into an ambulatory center. 

Local Officials Honor World War II Veteran from Deer Park

County Executive Steve Bellone recently joined Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly, the Deer Park Fire Department, Legislator D’Amaro, Assemblyman Raia, the Suffolk County Police Veterans Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion to honor Deer Park's Frank Agolia for his heroic military record in World War II, 33 years of service as a decorated NYC police detective and for his continued commitment to the Deer Park community.

Crab Meadow Watershed Presentation Postponed

The first community meeting on the Crab Meadow Watershed Hydrology Study scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed to Feb. 26 due to weather conditions, Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson announced Tuesday.

Education Reform Legislation Approved By Senate Education Committee

State Sen. Flanagan created an educational committee after parents, teachers, and residents raised serious concerns over the Common Core standards and other unfunded mandates being implemented from Albany.

Councilwoman Bonner Attends Knights of Columbus Dinner

Councilwoman Jane Bonner attended a dinner hosted by the St. Jude Knights of Columbus on Wednesday to listen to guest speaker Timothy Jaccard, author of the original “Baby Safe Haven Bill,” also known as the "Infant Abandonment Protection Act," speak about his experience and the work he has done for infants. 
Patchogue Snoop January 28, 2014 at 09:29 AM
The teachers and their militant union wins again!!! The children........................................suffer! Poor education from the highest paid teachers in the country. No accountability, no job reviews, three raises and more a year!

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