When a squatter takes up residence in an abandoned home, getting them removed takes a lot more than a simple phone call to authorities as some North Babylon residents are finding out.
Under New York State law, squatters are classified as tenants and receive temporary rights after living in a property for a period of 30 days. If a squatter refuses to leave, an eviction notice can be filed in court, but that's no quick process.
In the Parkdale section of North Babylon, which is just north of the Southern State Parkway and east of Deer Park Avenue, Babylon Town officials are currently investigating a half dozen properties that may either be inhabited by squatters or could be targets for squatters. Most of those homes are abandoned and are in the process of foreclosure.
From Babylon: A Day After Starting, Babylon Finishes Rout For First Victory
Nearly 22 hours after the game had started, the Babylon Panthers were finally able to put an end to their first regular season victory of the 2013 season.
The varsity football team picked up right where they left off in the perfect 12-0 2012 season, routing the Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms 48-7 in a game at Coach Williams Memorial Field.
From Commack: Town Busts Commack Marijuana Farm
Smithtown Public Safety officers arrested a Kings Park man on Wednesday night for helping tend a marijuana plant farm inside a Commack water recharge basin.Mark Kern, 44, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the third degree, a felony charge, after undercover town officers found him tending to more than 100 marijuana plants off Vanderbilt Motor Parkway and Redleaf Lane in Commack at 10:22 p.m., according to Public Safety's Deputy Chief Kevin McPadden.
From Northport: County Gets Green Light for $3.1M in Northport Sewer Improvements
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday that Northport Village received the green light to receive $3.18 million in sewer infrastructure improvements.
The grant is part of a $28-million package to build affordable housing and upgrade sewage treatment facilities in communities across the county.
From Smithtown: Nesconset 9/11 First Responder Receives $50K for Helping Others
A Nesconset resident is being honored by 5-hour ENERGY for helping others cope with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, after overcoming his own obstacles.
John Feal, an Army veteran and 9/11 first responder, worked five and a half days at Ground Zero as a first responder before 8,000 pounds of steel crushed his left foot.
From Huntington: Huntington Remembers the Lost of 9/11
Those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 were remembered in a variety of solemn ceremonies around Huntington Wednesday.
The Town of Huntington held a low-key ceremony at Heckscher Park to honor the 43 residents.