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Cuomo: Create LI institute to train wind farm workers

January 7, 2020

The state will create a training institute on Long Island for prospective employees of planned offshore wind farms, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.

Cuomo said the state will spend $20 million on the offshore wind training institute, to be housed at Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College.

The institute will begin enrolling students next year and train 2,500 over the next five years, he said.

Cuomo’s announcement follows a pledge by wind farm developer Orsted to invest $10 million in a training center at Suffolk County Community College.

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Lindenhurst becomes a cutting-edge culinary hub

October 16, 2019

On South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst is a midcentury former bank, showing some wear, with a banner draped over the front. "For Lease," it reads, along with an email address.

It's a striking space, the kind that looks ready-made for an atmospheric restaurant or bar, but will it remain empty long? Lindenhurst is in the full bloom of revival that is gradually rendering the village a hub for some of the most thoughtful food and drink on Long Island, with several more on deck.

The last year or so has seen the opening of Muni's Coffee, Restoration Kitchen & Cocktails, Villa read more ››

Tritec breaks ground on The Wel, Lindenhurst's future 260-unit apartment complex

October 2, 2019

Elected officials and civic leaders joined Tritec Real Estate in digging into the dirt at the ground-breaking ceremony for its new development project in the Village of Lindenhurst.

The East Setauket-based company — which has developed several big projects across Long Island such as New Village in Patchogue and the new Ronkonkoma Hub — will be constructing The Wel, a 260-residential apartment complex at 75 East Hoffman Avenue.

The ceremony, held on Wednesday afternoon, drew a massive crowd of supporters on the sun-splashed day.

“We’re excited to be here and excited to read more ››

Building Project CREATES BUZZ

October 1, 2019

It will be at least 18 months before the 260-unit Tritec Real Estate development in Lindenhurst is complete, but local business leaders said investment in the downtown is already increasing, though some residents still question whether the project is the right fit for the community.

Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce president Jo-Ann Boettcher said the development on East Hoffman Avenue across from the Long Island Rail Road station and efforts at downtown revitalization have attracted businesses.

“We have a lot of new businesses that have not only shown interest but have put in read more ››

John's Crazy Socks may pull up stakes in Melville for Wyandanch Rising foothold

July 31, 2019

Babylon is beginning the next phase in its Wyandanch redevelopment, which may include a nationally-known company.

LiRo Engineers Inc. in Syosset, signed by the town for a contract up to $1 million, has begun work on the second phase of the Wyandanch Rising redevelopment. The projected $500 million public-private effort started nearly two decades ago focuses on revitalizing the economically distressed hamlet.

Until now, the redevelopment has focused on the area north of the Long Island Rail Road station, where two apartment buildings have been constructed and a third is being read more ››


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