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January 27, 2006

  • News: Judge Rules in Favor of Jacobs' Unaffiliated Party Status

    A state supreme court judge ruled late Jan. 19 in favor of Nassau County Presiding Officer Judy Jacob's (16th L.D.) 11th hour political maneuver to change her party registration from Democrat to unaffiliated (a.k.a. "blank") in an effort to prevent a bipartisan-formed coalition from unseating her. In his decision, Acting Supreme Court Judge Antonio J. Brandveen endorsed the Nassau County Democratic Committee's motion disenrolling Jacobs from the party. But contention among the legislature is far from resolved and when the vote deciding who will be presiding officer will take place is still unknown. As a result, Jacobs remains in the top seat as a "hold over." FULL STORY

  • News: Farmingdale Village Welcomes New Clerk

    The Village of Farmingdale is pleased to announce that David Smollett has been appointed new village clerk/treasurer. Smollett most recently was the deputy administrator for the Village of Lynbrook. He also served as their deputy village clerk/treasurer during his tenure there. He was previously a senior budget analyst for the New York State Financial Control Board overseeing New York City's finances. His experience includes serving as an Information Technology Security Systems Consultant for AT&T, Control Data and Axent Technology. Dave holds a degree in public administration & finance from Baruch College. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Over the Hill Softball League Announces 2006 Registration Dates

    The Over the Hill Softball League is hosting open registration for new players wishing to sign up for the 2006 season. To be eligible, participants need to be at least 40-years-old (reached at any time during calendar year) and either a Town of Oyster Bay or Farmingdale resident. Over The Hill is an arc-pitch (6-12') softball league that consists of 12 teams that play with rule modifications that are geared toward safety (double first base, no sliding, etc.). The level of play is competitive and spirited. Games are nine innings long with a continuous batting order, free substitutions, and each at-bat begins with a 1-1 count. The league plays a 16-game schedule with a year-end tournament, which are played on Friday nights at 7, 8:20 or 9:40 p.m. at Farmingdale's Allen Park. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Sixth Grade Girls Win Our Lady of Mercy Tournament

    The St. Kilian girls sixth grade Basketball team finished their season by placing first at the Our Lady of Mercy Tournament in Hicksville. This victory was the cap to a great season! The team moved up a division and finished with a strong 6 and 6 record. All the girls showed great improvement in their game. The coaches are very proud of the team's accomplishments throughout this tough season. They would like to thank the parents for all their tremendous support and are looking forward to next year. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Where Is Our County Executive?
  • Opinion: Men of Vision

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