01/27/14 5:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Drill rigs rusting at Crescent Beach last Autumn during botched efforts to run an electric cable between the North Fork and the Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Drill rigs rusting at Crescent Beach last Autumn during botched efforts to run an electric cable between the North Fork and the Island.

There’s no start date and there might not even be a plan.

The LIPA cable project that ground to a halt after months of missed deadlines, botched work, cost overruns and cheery reports that all was well, is now in the hands of the new power provider, PSEG. (more…)

01/17/14 3:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO The ZBA was poised to approve a special permit to renovate this house at 54G West Neck Road, but require an air conditioner and generator to be placed to the left of the property.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The ZBA was poised to approve a special permit to renovate this house at 54G West Neck Road, but require an air conditioner and generator to be placed to the left of the property.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is expected to approve a special permit for Andreas Hommert to renovate a house at 54G West Neck Road at its January 22 meeting, but turn down a request to locate an air conditioning unit and generator in a lean-to attached to the back of the house. (more…)

01/15/14 5:00pm
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | A state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday controversial Metropolitan Transit Authority payroll tax is unconstitutional.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | The state Court of Appeals upheld a controversial Metropolitan Transit Authority payroll tax as constitutional Tuesday.

The MTA payroll tax is constitutional, according to the state’s highest court.

The New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling in June backing the controversial tax, which has long been opposed by Republican lawmakers and fiercely defended by Metropolitan Transit Authority officials. (more…)