Trains, trucks, baseball. Sounds like the list of a few things any normal 8-year-old boy would love and it is the list of things Jake Amato loves most. Jake is entering third grade this year at Northside Elementary in Farmingdale, but his plight with childhood leukemia keeps him from school and playtime on most days. He was diagnosed with cancer when he was only four years old.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo addressed Long Islanders this week, speaking at the Glen Cove Senior Center about health care-related credit card schemes targeting seniors and vulnerable patients. AG Cuomo said he has subpoenaed health care clinics and credit card companies including Chase Health Advance, Citi Health, and GE Money’s CareCredit.
On Thursday, Aug. 12, Governor David Paterson held a news conference at the Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park to announce a new provision to Leandra’s Law, requiring that all individuals convicted of a DWI, even first time offenders with, or without a child in the vehicle to install an ignition interlock system on any vehicle they operate. The provision went into effect on Sunday, Aug. 15.
Hempstead Town has given residents a greater voice regarding proposals to place wireless telecommunications equipment such as cell towers and antenna throughout the township. Supervisor Kate Murray announced that the town has retained a nationally renowned wireless communications expert to review applications and provide objective testimony on wireless telecommunication applications that come before the Hempstead Board of Appeals. A key focus of the town’s consultant will be to ensure that newly approved wireless communication equipment will be sited in locations that have the least negative impact on local communities.
More than 20 residents and community members were in attendance for the Aug. 2 village hall public meeting. Mayor George Starkie began the meeting according to agenda by swearing in the three new Board of Ethics committee members. The newly appointed panel consists of village residents George Orobona, Marie Gilmore, and Margaret Ross.
It became official last week that the MTA plans to cut its funding to Long Island Bus, a move that will effectively eliminate all bus service to over 100,000 Nassau County residents who rely on it daily. A war of words between Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the MTA has now escalated to a legal battle, with the county filing suit over the controversial MTA employer payroll tax.
The Nassau County Police Department’s Crimes Against Property Squad has reported the details of the arrest on Thursday, July 29 of Kevin McClorey, 45, of South Farmingdale for Attempt to Disseminate Indecent Material to a Minor.
While the Pretty New Thrift Shop in Farmingdale certainly does not have a dwindling customer flow, its selection of donated items has seen more than a 60 percent decline in the past several months.
On a recent sunny, hot afternoon, neighbors Dominick Cottone, Mickey Purtill and Marlayne Mammone sat on Cottone’s front lawn jovially accusing each other of being the person responsible for the colorful island at the intersection of Oakdale Blvd. and Balcom Road in Farmingdale. The garden island sits in front of Cottone’s home on Oakdale, a short walk from Mammone’s home on Spencer and Purtill’s home on Sullivan.
At their reorganization meeting on Wednesday, July 14, the Farmingdale Board of Education’s president and vice president, among other administrative personnel, took their oaths of office.
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