NEWS BRIEFS July 5, 2017

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced:

Mineola, NY –a program in which income-eligible residents, age 60 and over, can receive a one-time (per person, per year) coupon book worth $20 to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a local Farmers’ Market.  The coupons are provided by the New York State Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.  They will be available at no cost after July 17th at easily accessible, convenient locations throughout Nassau County. Farmers’ Markets are places where local farmers sell their produce directly to consumers, usually right off the trucks.   The produce is seasonal, locally grown, fresh-picked and reasonably priced. For more information on eligibility, when, and where to obtain the coupons, please call the Nassau County Office for the Aging at (516) 227-8919.

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Mineola, NY – the completion of a feasibility study which determined that an existing, non-utilized 72-inch steel water main pipeline running from Valley Stream under Sunrise Highway to the Suffolk line has the ability to be repurposed into a force main to convey treated wastewater effluent from the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility in Bay Park to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant – thereby strengthening our shoreline, protecting our marine life and improving our environment for future generations.  Accordingly, the Department of Public Works has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) from qualified firms to provide detailed design services for this Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Ocean Outfall – Effluent Diversion Project, which diverts treated sewage from western bays to two and a half miles off our coast and thereby reduces nitrogen in our waterways.

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Mineola, NY – the free Summer Concert Series Lineup at Grant Park in Hewlett, all of which begin at 7:00 p.m.

July 18th:   Beatles Tribute

August 15th:   Dion Tribute

August 22nd:   Crosby, Stills and Nash/Joni Mitchell Tribute

About Grant Park

Built in 1955, Grant Park sits on 35 acres and features a popular pond where residents can fish for bluegills, carp and largemouth bass.  In the winter, residents can ice skate at the Park’s hockey rink.  Full tennis and basketball courts sit in the middle of the park, next to a large playground.  The park also has a walking/jogging path that circles much of the park.  There are two picnic areas: one under the trees next to a horse shoe court, and the other, next to the pond and playgrounds. For further information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

 

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