Town offers compliance amnesty for apartments
Brookhaven Town is offering homeowners an amnesty program to bring their accessory apartments into compliance before it initiates a crackdown.
The town has identified more than 2,578 accessory apartments inside of homes that have expired permits.
Brookhaven officials said safety was the overriding reason for the program and crackdown, citing a Farmingville man who recently died in an illegal basement apartment.
"This is an opportunity for homeowners who haven't gotten their li...