Articles Tagged ‘Town of Brookhaven’

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Sinking City: Long Beach Faces Deep Financial Troubles

From the sixth floor windows of Long Beach’s embattled city…



Darren Major, left, and his husband Andrew Troup pose for a photograph Thursday June 30, 2011 in New York.  The couple, who live in New York, were legally wed in Canada in 2008.   As gay marriage becomes legal in New York, companies and individuals are wrestling with changes to their financial lives.   Gay couples who get married can file jointly on state returns but not federal. Big corporations that extend benefits to domestic partners must decide whether to continue in light of the new state law. That means some couples might have to head to the altar to maintain their benefits. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Gay Couples Hours Away from Marriage on Long Island

Same-sex couples taking advantage of both the Town of North Hempstead and Brookhaven’s one-day offer to open their clerk offices on Sunday are less than…



Paola Perez, left, and her partner Linda Collazo, dressed as bride and groom, march in the annual Gay Pride parade in Greenwich Village, Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York. One of the world's oldest and largest gay pride parades was expected to become a victory celebration Sunday after New York's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.  The law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday doesn't take effect for 30 days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Town of Brookhaven to Offer Marriage Licenses Sunday

The town of Brookhaven will open their clerk’s office on…



From left: Brett Roberts, head of the Fair Harbor Fire District, shakes hands with Forrest Clock, former head of the Lonelyville Fire District (photo by Rosealie Hanson)

Local Fire District Consolidation a First in NY

A pair of fire districts on Fire Island this week…



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Kyle Meier is 5 1/2 years old. He’s been through more than 12 surgeries in his short life, more surgeries than the majority of us will have in a lifetime. Two lifetimes. Kyle was born with multiple birth defects including proximal femoral focal deficiency: He has no thigh bones or hip joints, resulting in severely short stature. He was also born with Pierre Robin Syndrome (PRS), a rare condition characterized by a small lower jaw, cleft palate and a tendency for the tongue to “ball up” in the back of the mouth. He also has a tracheotomy. By definition, Kyle is severely disabled, but he is also like millions of other kids.