News from around Long Island that you may have missed.
Tech Firm Gets Warm Welcome in Huntington
Software firm Work Market got a hearty welcome at its official opening Wednesday in Huntington Village. Town and county representatives turned out at the second-floor office at 14 Wall St. to celebrate the company's arrival in Huntington. The company, founded by Lloyd Harbor resident Jeff Leventhal, connects large companies with local contractors, managing such activities as tracking assignments, or setting up background checks, and other such tasks.
Another Wantagh School Superintendent Leaves
Just over two months after beginning his term as Wantagh superintendent of schools, Phil D. D'Angelo Jr. has departed the district. Wantagh district officials announced Wednesday that the school board has approved the leave of D'Angelo from his superintendent position effective Sept. 14. The district also announced that Forest Lake Elementary School Principal Maureen Goldberg has assumed the responsibilities of acting superintendent of schools. Goldberg will be Wantagh's fifth superintendent in less than a year. There was no further information on why D'Angelo departed.
Fishermen Will Get Their Money Back from DEC
Aggrieved East End fishermen are getting back some money that they say was stolen by the government agency that regulates their industry. Sidney Smith, a dragger fisherman from Greenport, will receive $8,333.05 and the Lester family, baymen from Amagansett, will receive $202.25. Smith, the captain of the Greenport fishing vessel Merit, was charged with felonies and misdemeanor charges related to alleged illegal commercialization of marine fish after the DEC inspected his boat in 2011. But his attorney,Daniel G. Rodgers, said the DEC waited until Smith paid to ship his catch to the Fulton Fish Market, then went there and demanded Smith's payment be torn up and a new one be made out to the DEC, something Rodgers said amounted to theft.
Solar Carports Charge Ahead
The solar carport project at the Deer Park Long Island Railroad parking lot is coming closer to completion. When finished, 3,924 solar modules will generate 2.25 megawatts of solar energy. The solar carport project, which is spread across seven Suffolk County parking lots, including Deer Park, is among the largest installations in the nation. More than 60,000 solar modules are to be installed, providing up to 17 megawatts of solar power - enough to power 1,850 homes, LIPA says.
Aldi Plans Hiring Session
Aldi announced that it will host a hiring fair Oct. 8, to fill approximately 20 positions for its Long Island locations. Residents seeking work will be able to meet with Aldi representatives at the Courtyard Republic Airport Long Island in Farmingdale.