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Extra Patrols Deployed For DWI

carNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Acting Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpterannounce that the Nassau County Police Department will participate in the New York State STOP-DWI grant program and will also deploy the DWI Alcohol Related Incident Team aimed at adding additional patrols for the up-coming Labor Day Weekend.  

The Nassau County Police Department’s Highway Patrol Bureau will coordinate and plan an effective DWI saturation enforcement strategy targeting areas throughout NassauCounty.

 The Nassau County Police Department will be utilizing the additional personnel in conjunction with the usual complement of police officers on patrol to aggressively apprehend DWI offenders this holiday weekend.

Flower Hill Traffic Advisory

detourMotorists are advised that a single travel lane on westbound NY Route 25A/Northern Blvd. will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, August 25 to 27 in Flower Hill in the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County.  One of two travel lanes will be closed between Middle Neck Road and NY Route 101/Searingtown Road-Port Washington Blvd.  These daytime closures are needed to perform pavement repairs to maintain the safety of motorists.  Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes or they will experience delays.  Those who cannot use alternate routes are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone for their safety as well as for the safety of the highway work crew.   [Read more...]

Firemen Get Life-Saving Award

fireOn Thursday August 7, Chief Michael Farrone presented Emergency Medical Service Unit Citations to Lieutenant Lee Genser, Michael Spigner and Joseph Toole, all Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Critical Cares with the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department. [Read more...]

1 Dead In Manorhaven Boat Explosion

expOne person was killed and another was injured when a boat caught fire and exploded Wednesday afternoon. Read more…

Photos: Port Fire Aftermath

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The two-story garage was virtually flattened and the house behind it, at 11 Second Ave., gutted. Neighbors also said a barn at an adjoining house was destroyed. Windows broke at nearby homes and flames damaged several cars, neighbors said. The house at 11 Second Ave., just behind MacNeill’s, was destroyed by the explosion. More photos…

Eerie Calm After Explosion

Fire_081514AIt was a night of chaos on Aug. 5, with more onlookers than firemen and police turning out.

That was the scene as Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history, with a garage on Prospect Avenue exploding and destroying the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 100 feet into the air. Read more…

 

 

Ominous Post Months Before Blaze

The man found dead after Tuesday’s explosion and fire on Prospect Avenue in Port Washington was Michael MacNeill, the estranged husband of the home’s resident, neighbors said Thursday. And his Facebook page gives a chilling foretelling of what his fate would be. Read more…

One Dead In Port Blast

fireAccording to police, Port Washington Police responded to a call to a home on Prospect Avenue.

Upon their arrival they were met by a 39 year old female and a 2 year old child who they evacuated from the home due to the strong odor of gasoline emanating from the area. As they led the individuals to safety the detached garage exploded and burst into flames.

The Port Washington Fire department assisted by numerous additional departments responded to extinguish the fire. The fire caused was damage to some neighboring homes and property.

A body of a man was discovered deceased inside the garage.

Four fire fighters and one Port Washington Police officer suffered minor injuries.  The investigation is ongoing.

Update: Port House Explosion

Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history Tuesday night, when a garage on Prospect Avenue exploded and destroyed the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 50 feet into the air. Read more…

Explosion in Port Kills One

fireThere has been an explosion at a residential home located on Prospect Avenue across from Louie’s Restuarant in Port Washington.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, firefighters were summoned to 10 Prospect Avenue as a garage exploded. The fire spread to another nearby garage.

The call was instantly increased to a five alarm to receive mutual aide from the surrounding areas including Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.  The fire has been extinguished with ruins still smoldering.

First responders are at the scene.  One individual has been killed.

More information as it comes available.