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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... * locations...Suffolk County on Long Island. * Hazard types...heavy snow...strong winds...and blowing and drifting snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches. * Winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times this morning into the early afternoon...then gradually taper off late this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Near blizzard conditions are expected...especially out on The Forks and on Fishers Island. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon. The coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding expected for this morning high tide cycles...and minor for tonight. * Coastal flood impacts...widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action this morning. Several Road closures are needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed. This type of event is covered by a coastal Flood Warning. ...L.I. Sound water levels for this morning... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......11.3-11.8..........moderate. Glen Cove NY........1048 am.......11.2-11.7..........moderate. Old Field NY........1050 am........9.5-10.0..........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Kings Point NY......1102 PM........9.6-10.0..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.0-9.5...........minor.... Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. -- Monday Feb.08 16,11:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Suffolk County, Town of Brookhaven Complete Parkland Acquisition

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The proposed project includes recreational amenities such as ball fields, multiuse sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground area, and picnic areas.

Farmingville, NY - May 12, 2014 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone joined Legislator Tom Muratore, Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Kevin LaValle and other officials to complete a long-awaited parkland acquisition of a 15+ acre parcel behind Hawkins Path Elementary School in Selden.  County and Town officials state that the new parkland will increase property values, protect open space and improve the quality of life for residents.
 
“This project is the result of a bi-partisan effort which will enhance recreational activities for Suffolk residents,” stated County Executive Bellone. “This is classic example of what the County and Town governments ought to be doing.  Partnering to ensure we preserve open space as well as to provide premier park and recreational activities for our residents. I am happy to partner with Legislator Muratore, Hahn and the Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine to bring this vision to fruition.”
 
The proposed project includes recreational amenities such as ball fields, multiuse sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground area, picnic areas, rest rooms and parking areas.
 
The County Executive praised “the dogged efforts” of Legislator Tom Muratore to the project.
 
“It's going to be a jewel in the Selden-Centereach area," Muratore said. "The community got behind us 110 percent and provided many letters of support.  This was a team effort."
 
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine thanked the County Executive, legislators and local officials for their efforts and referred to the site as “our field of dreams.” 
 
“We, with the county, are working to do many more of these projects together,” Romaine said.
 
“Twenty years ago I used to play little league baseball right on those fields and today we come back and are going to revitalize something that once was and create something brand new for Suffolk residents,” said Brookhaven Councilman Kevin LaValle.  “I want to thank County Executive Bellone, Supervisor Romaine, Legislator Muratore for all their work.  This continues to be a great partnership.”
 
“I remember six years  ago discussing how do we get more space for our kids,” said Middle County School District Superintendent Dr. Roberta Gerold.   “The time has finally come and it is an amazing achievement.  On behalf of the Middle County school community, I thank everyone here for their hard work.”
 
Suffolk purchased the land from the Middle Country School District for $1.26 million.  The funds were secured through the ¼ Drinking Water Protection Program for Environmental Protection.  The County will enter into a municipal cooperation agreement with the Town of Brookhaven for the management and development of this parcel. 

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