A proposal to site a 377mW power plant on the property of the Shoreham Power Plant will no longer be considered by the Long Island Power Authority, as staff recently chose to move forward with a 700mW proposal in Yaphank instead.
Merrily Ottomanelli recalls her Sweet 16 birthday party with a delighted fondness.
"It was like a wedding," she said. "It was on Halloween night. It had a Mardi Gras theme, every single person got a mask with the feathers."
Fast forward to 2013, and Ottomanelli, who grew up in Mt. Sinai and graduated from Mt. Sinai High School in 1994, has returned to her roots as the owner of a formal wear boutique called Merrily Couture, which opened in October.
It's a feeling many people have had before: whether it's related to kids, adults, loved ones, or sometimes even a stranger – that feeling where helping just seems like the right thing to do.
While getting her hair cut one day in June at Anthony Scott Salon in Sound Beach, Culley just so happened to see Julia Wilson – a 9-year-old girl who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago – walk in and get her head shaved. After Wilson's blood cancer had gone into remission, Culley said, it had returned, and "you could tell it was pretty traumatic to her. Everyone was holding back tears."
Rails to Trails – a proposed bike and jogging path running along Long Island Power Authority transmission lines – will be moving forward to the next stop after Suffolk County Legislators unanimously approved an agreement with LIPA on Tuesday, which also has the support of County Executive Steve Bellone.
"Because, who doesn't love beers, burgers and desserts?" asked Jessica Weiss, manager at the new joint on Route 25A that opened up on Monday, filling the shoes of the space that previously held Anthony Joseph's and Fatty Beltbuckles.
Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine said he's open to accepting offers on the J&R Steakhouse property the town owns as he and town leaders work toward closing a budget gap that could top $8 million this upcoming year.