Gov News: Historic Library Changes Hands, New Puppy Mill Law

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

Carnegie Library site on Aug. 19, 2013. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino
Carnegie Library site on Aug. 19, 2013. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino
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. 

LION Celebrates Cuomo Signing Puppy Mill Law

Members of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION) are celebrating a big victory. On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed A.740-A/S.3753-A, a bill that allows municipalities to regulate puppy mills and local pet dealers.

Schumer Pushes for Pipe to Pump L.B., Bay Park Sewage into Sea

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Sen. Charles Schumer visited Washington D.C. on Wednesday to push for funds for projects aimed at cleaning up waterways that impact Long Beach and neighboring communities.

North Hempstead Dumps Port Washington Landfill Solar Plant Proposal

The Town of North Hempstead unanimously voted down Tuesday the continuation of a controversial plan to place solar panels on two landfills located off West Shore Road in Port Washington.

Carnegie Library Now Owned By Patchogue-Medford Library

The historic Carnegie Library is now officially owned by a library again. Patchogue-Medford Library has received ownership of the building from Patchogue Village at Monday night's Village Board of Trustees meeting. Patchogue-Medford Library previously used the building until 1981, when they moved to Main Street.

Islip: Pothole Situation Better Than Last Year at This Point

Despite the first winter storm of 2014, Islip Town roadways aren’t sporting an increased number of potholes, as compared to last year this time, according to the town.

Proposed Outdoor Storage Facility Opens Up 'Floodgate' of Zoning Issues

Proposed plans to build an outdoor storage facility in Kings Park have civic associations and business owners calling for Smithtown Town Board to step in and, once and for all, lay out a solution to zoning issues. 

Former Town Employee Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Councilman

A lawsuit has been filed by a once employee of former Brookhaven Town Board member Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld citing harassment among other complaints.

CPOA Nominates Theresa Trouvé for Village Trustee

The five-member nominating committee of the Central Property Owners' Association has unanimously nominated 44-year Garden City resident Dr. Theresa Trouvé for the position of village trustee for the 2014-2016 term, the CPOA announced on its website.

Town Board Gives Nod to East Quogue Hills Project

The Southampton Town Board voted on Tuesday to allow the developers of the controversial East Quogue Hills project to formally submit a PDD application. 


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