A new program which brings paid emergency medical technicians to the Stony Brook Fire District is expected to reduce response times and enhance the level of protection and care the district can provide to its residents – and is expected to be paid for with revenue from a new communications tower on fire district property.
Commissioner Paul Degen said the new EMT initiative will cost the district $75,000 a year, which won't be funded through already-thinly-stretched taxpayer dollars; rather, he said, it will be funded through revenue generated by a new communications tower – also called a cell tower or a monopole – that will be erected on the premises of Station 2 on Stony Brook Road.
From Miller Place-Rocky Point: Bellone Signs Rails to Trails Agreement with LIPA
The pre-construction planning for Rails to Trails - a proposed bike and jogging path running along the Long Island Power Authority transmission lines - is moving forward.
Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone signed a 25-year agreement reached between the county legislature and LIPA on July 30 that will allow the county right-of-way to utilize the underused land to create a route for pedestrians and recreational activities such as jogging, biking and nature walks.
From Smithtown: Smithtown School District Superintendent Abruptly Resigns
Smithtown School District Superintendent Anthony Annunziato announced his resignation at the board of education meeting on Tuesday evening and said he will be joining St. John's University as a professor.
Annunziato, who has been with the district just over one year and has had a 28-year career in education, read a letter announcing his intentions.