U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) this week called on the Federal Aviation Administration to increase local airport safety checks following a recent string of small plane crashes on Long Island. The senator said FAA ramp inspections, which determine if airports are in compliance with federal regulations and safe operating practices, have dropped 70 percet at New York airports in the past decade. He urged the FAA to reverse that trend during a news conference Monday at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, the site of the eighth small plane crash on LI so far this year, the most since 2012. Schumer noted that the crashes and inspections aren’t directly linked.
The Victory Challenge Empire State Games hit Nassau Community College; Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton & KTUphoria rip up Jones Beach, Cowboy Mouth & Voyage rock The Paramount, Richard Thompson shreds Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center; Peter Cetera & Saturday Night Summer Fever hits NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Remy Ma dishes at The Emporium; and so much more!
If the bill passes, violators would face punishments of fines up to $1,000 or one year in jail. A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for Tuesday. New York State is considering similar legislation.
LI will need to spark development in order to grow the tax base to support the increasing cost of government without breaking the bank of the average homeowner, an expert says. The challenges are the decaying transportation infrastructure, the shortage of sewers in Suffolk, and the lack of undeveloped areas in Nassau in particular.
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Jason Bonham, Joey Bada$$ & The Bogmen rock The Paramount, Dave Attell cracks up Governors, & William Shatner & Kenny Rogers wow NYCB Theatre at Westbury, among so much more!
Democratic Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone defeated GOP challenger James O'Connor.
At least 20 drone incidents were reported to authorities on Long Island amid debate over how to regulate the new technology.