News Nearby: Nesconset Man Seeks A Living Kidney Donor

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Nesconset resident Kevin Schnurr, 27, is utilizing Facebook to search for a living kidney donor. (Courtesy photo)
Nesconset resident Kevin Schnurr, 27, is utilizing Facebook to search for a living kidney donor. (Courtesy photo)

Hotel, Doggie Daycare on Huntington Station Agenda

Hotels for humans and daycare for dogs topped discussions at Monday’s Source the Station meeting about revitalizing Huntington Station.

Also discussed was the Columbia Street project, which has transitioned from a plan for eight homes, each with and accessory apartment, to 14 condos with no apartments, and set aside for veterans.


Islandia Residents Likely to See Tax Hike

Residents of Islandia can expect a $22 month tax increase based on a recently approved tentative budget.

The Islandia village board approved the tentative $2.7 million budget, raising taxes 1.62 percent from 0.94 percent.


Public Hearings Set on Bamboo; Telecommunications Sys.

Public hearings will be held Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. to discuss Northport Village’s proposed laws on bamboo control and telecommunications systems.

The bamboo controls in the village aim to protect private property from the damaging spread of certain bamboo grasses and protect indigenous plant materials from the spread of running bamboo. The law is similar to that, which was passed in Huntington.

If passed, running bamboo will be prohibited within the Village of Northport. If a resident is found in violation of the local law, he or she could be fined up to $1,000.


Nesconset Man Seeks A Living Kidney Donor

You may not have met Nesconset resident Kevin Schnurr, but he needs a kidney, so "donate maybe?"

Schnurr, 27, is searching for a living kidney donor after being diagnosed with Alport Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that results in kidney failure and hearing loss.  


School Board Struggles with Ethics Questions Raised Over Barrett Fundraiser

Kings Park Board of Education is searching for a way to resolve the question of whether a community fundraiser held earlier this year for trustee Liz Barrett violated the board’s code of ethics.

Jim McGuire, of Kings Park, asked Kings Park Board of Education on Tuesday night for an update on his request that the fundraiser be reviewed in relation to section 6010 of the Code of Ethics for Board Members, a portion is related to receiving gifts.


Commack Blight Demolished

There is one less blighted property in Commack, now that the Town of Smithtown has demolished an abandoned structure on Jericho Turnpike, near the Smithtown border.

The property, located at 1131 Jericho Tpke., was cited in 2011 as one of at least 19 blighted properties in town. A building permit was granted Nov. 5 to raze the structure.


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