There were a few big headlines in Lindenhurst this week.
For one the Village Board held a hearing that attracted the attention of many residents and landscapers living and working in the Village.
Read about what happened and hear what people had to say here:
- : Lindenhurst mayor and trustees tabled proposed change to local law that would require landscapers to take lawn waste with them.
- : Lindenhurst Village Board scheduled hearing to listen to what residents had to say about a proposed law requiring landscapers to take bags filled with lawn waste with them instead of leaving them by the curb.
There was also the first significant snowfall of the season that hit on Saturday:
- : Set to expire at 6 p.m. on January 21 as snow was expected to taper off to flurries by that evening and a sunny, cold day was expected for Sunday and rain for Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Here's what Babylon and the did to ensure that the roads were passable on January 21:
- : Babylon Town officials assured Lindenhurst residents that crews were focusing on keeping the roads "safe and driveable' during today's snowfall - the first of the season.
- : Mayor Tom Brennan told Lindenhurst Patch that the Village's Department of Public Works was out since 3 a.m. sanding and salting roads.
In other government news here are some other headlines to note:
- : The session started at 12:30 p.m. on January 20. Did you take part? If not, then residents could still call Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.'s office at 516-882-0630 with any issues they might have.
- : Wayne Horsley received recognition by Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition for his support.
New York state also released what kind of state aid each school district, lincluding Lindenhurst, will receive for the 2012-13 school year.
Superintendent Richard Nathan and the Lindenhurst Board of Education discussed the figures and the possible effects of the new will have on the budget for 2012-13 at the most recent BOE on .
The BOE and the district also released the dates for this year's budget workshops and the annual Legislative Breakfast. And the BOE spoke about its contracts talks with (teachers' union) and other bargaining units.
Read all about it and get the dates here:
- : Budget Workshop and Legislative Breakfast dates were also released while the BOE discussed contract talks with TAL and other bargaining units.
- The real estate tax cap has been criticized for being confusing and bringing unintended consequences. Lindy, what do you think? Take the poll and share your here.
Parents, students, alumni and a restired teacher joined forces, started a Friends of O.L.P.H. - Save Our School Facebook page and mobilized for a rally to save .
Here's a look back at the in front of the school:
- : Parents, students, alumni and residents to keep the 99-year-old Lindenhurst Catholic School open; They said they also want a chance for an appeal to the to keep the school open and want to know why this school was for in .
In other school news this week here's a look back at some district achievements:
- : Here's a roundup of recent happenings and achievements in the , including a breakfast for champions, gingerbread house designs, a lesson in origami and driver's education achievements.
In related school arts news young actors took the stage at this weekend:
- : The Lindenhurst High School acting troupe put on a production of the musical comedy/murder-mystery Curtains, based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone.
- : Kyle Cropsey and Ajsha Mekulovic received Suffolk Zone honors, while numerous Lindy teams also received academic and athletic honors.
- : Richard Price, physical education teacher for in Lindenhurst, was recently named teacher of the year.
The Lindenhurst Varsity Girls Basketball Team also had a big win against Northport recently:
- : Lady Bulldogs erased 25 years of frustration with a runaway 60-26 win on at home.
In other sports and opinion news here are some headlines to note:
- : Did you name your son Eli, get a helmet tattoo on your neck or paint your RV Big Blue? Tell us your stories of ultimate New York Giants fandom.
- Who did you pick to win the big game? Leave your thoughts about the NFC Championship game on Sunday night in the comments section.
- : One user correctly guessed the score of last Sunday's Green Bay versus New York football playoff game.
In business news residents also reacted positively to the new sushi restaurant in the Village while one medical practice upgrades its offices and technology for residents and patients.
Lindenhurst Patch also asked residents to review a restaurant. Read all about it and offer your opinions here:
- : Family-owned and -operated Japanese restaurant have been testing the waters on South Wellwood Avenue.
- : Multi-million dollar MRI investments, along with and new decor and design, have been translating into better a patient experience at the firm's Lindenhurst location.
- : Let us know what you think of this local Lindenhurst restaurant.
In police and fire news this week, here's this week's Lindenhurst :
- : Here are the arrests in Lindenhurst, and North Lindenhurst, between January 7 and 13.
- : Here are the incidents in Lindenhurst, and North Lindenhurst, between January 4 and 11.
- : Seeking a new family pet? This sweet kitty (ID number 20674) might be the right one for you and your family.
In related news Patch also asked readers and residents the names of their cats and dogs. and gave them an opportunity to post images of them. See them and share yours here:
- Does your kitty have one of the top cat names? Take our poll, and share your pet's name and photo, too.
- Post a photo of your “Buddy,” “Max,” “Daisy,” “Bella,” or “Lucy."
Last, but not least, be sure to check out the latest Patch features:
- Traffic and Gas Prices: Check here for the latest local Lindy traffic and gas prices before heading out each day.
- : See the latest two images of the Lindenhurst community posted this past week by your neighbors, and share your photos and videos here, too.