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Sayville residents renew efforts to block proposed Greybarn apartments

Sayville residents opposed to a 1,365-unit luxury apartment proposal at a shuttered golf course are gearing up for a renewed attempt to stop or shrink the size of the plan. Following a three-year period during which plans for the proposed Greybarn Sayville project on Lakeland Avenue have languished amid a complex review by Islip Town officials, opponents have begun holding rallies to draw attention to their concerns.
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Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion

A Fairfield County man has been sentenced for evading paying more than $141,000 in taxes.Michael Monroe, age 48, of Norwalk, was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 15, to six months in prison and six months of home confinement, according to Leonard Boyle, acting United States attorney for the District of Co…
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Baychester: DOB Application Filed for 4-Story Building at 3220 Tiemann Avenue

Building applications have been filed with New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) for a four-story, residential building at 3220 Tiemann Avenue in the Baychester section of The Bronx, as reported by YIMBY. Located one block from Haffen Park, on a dead-end block, the interior lot is walking distance from the Baychester Avenue subway station, serviced by the B train.

Town Planners Suggest Warehouse Proposal Will Need More Traffic Studies, Environmental Mitigation

Lincoln Equities, Which Plans To Build A 220,000-Square-Foot Warehouse, Will Seek Zoning Variance For Height. Clarkstown planners have advised the developer that hopes to build a 220,000-square-foot warehouse at Executive Corporate Park on Route 303 in Valley Cottage that there are likely to be traffic, environmental, and land disturbance issues that will need addressing for the project to proceed.
Middletown Press

Trumbull Terror Trail returns with more frights

TRUMBULL — Tiffany Eastman has a name for the drivers who reduce speed to get a longer look at her house decorations. “We call them ‘slower downers,’” she said. Eastman’s house is a part of the Trumbull Terror Trail, one of the town’s newest traditions. Now in its second year, the trail is a listing of Trumbull homes which are celebrating Halloween with decorations, trick or treating or both. First started in 2020 by Jaimee Lee Solomon, the trail has proven to be a hit with residents eager to connect with their neighbors.
Herald Community Newspapers

How Baldwin does, and doesn’t, do Hispanic Heritage

I think it’s only appropriate that [Hispanic] heritage be recognized just as the heritage of other ethnic groups living in Baldwin.”. - No Hispanic representatives in town or county governments. During Hispanic Heritage Month, which spanned Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, some Baldwin residents learned about the monolith that is...

Foodscape: Queens Village

Access to affordable and nutritious food is one of the cornerstones of good health. Without this, individuals—and communities—are at a higher risk of food insecurity and serious chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To improve the health of New Yorkers, we must recognize that each neighborhood has a distinct food environment.
New York YIMBY |

Permits Filed for 81-07 Kew Gardens Road in Kew Gardens, Queens

Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 81-07 Kew Gardens Road in Kew Gardens, Queens. Located at the intersection of Kew Gardens Road and 81st Avenue, the lot is two blocks from the Kew Gardens – Union Turnpike subway station, serviced by the E and F trains. Yong Chen under the 89 Jackson Heights LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Stamford Advocate

Letter: Refresh the Stamford Board of Education

Election Day is around the corner and voters have a chance to change the composition of the Board of Education. I am excited about the fresh candidates on both the Republican and Democratic lines of the ballot. New faces may help the BOE restore its positive focus and be partners in improvement.
Norwalk Hour

From haunted houses to scavenger hunts, here's a roundup of Halloween events in Norwalk

NORWALK—From cosplay events to nonprofit haunted houses, Norwalk is filled with the spooky spirit leading into the second Halloween amid the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time since its founding in 2018, the Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts is partnering with the SoNo Collection Mall to host two Halloween-themed events for the remaining October weekends.

Letter: Shelton BOE member says Eldridge should do his research before making ill-informed comments

On Oct. 5, mayoral candidate David Eldridge was on WICC and said, “So many people on (Mayor Mark Lauretti’s) side that get elected on the Board of Education they really don’t have the interest of the school system at heart” and “there is a good percentage of people that run on Mark‘s ticket for education are all builders so I question their sincerity and what their efforts are.”