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Belesi, Mejias Vie for 14th Legislative District Seat

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00

The 14th Legislative District encompasses the communities  of Farmingdale and portions of Massapequa, Old Bethpage, Plainview, Levittown and North Wantagh. Democratic incumbent Dave Mejias is seeking election to his fourth consecutive term as legislator of the 14th District. Opposing Mejias is Republican Joseph Belesi. The same questions were asked to both candidates running for the two-year seat. There is no limit to the number of terms legislators may serve. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.


Meet the Candidates for Nassau County District Attorney

Written by Pat Grace Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

On Nov, 3 voters in Nassau County will select their representative for Nassau County District Attorney. Joy Watson will challenge incumbent Kathleen Rice. The candidate’s profiles are listed below.


Scalia, Venditto Vie for Oyster Bay Town Supervisor

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

The same questions were asked of both candidates running for Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, which is a two-year term. Incumbent John Venditto is running on the Republican, Conservative and Working Families Party lines. Challenger Keith Scalia is running on the Democratic Party line. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order.


Majid, Walker Vie For 17th L.D. Seat

Written by Ronald Scaglia Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00

On Nov. 3, residents of Nassau County’s 17th Legislative District will elect a new representative to the Nassau County Legislature. Rose Marie Walker and Arshad Majid are vying for the position, which is being vacated by Ed Mangano, who is running for County Executive. The district includes Island Trees, Bethpage, Hicksville, Levittown, North Massapequa, Plainedge, South Farmingdale and Syosset. The candidate’s stories are listed below in alphabetical order.


Six Vie for Three Spots on Oyster Bay Town Board

Written by Ron Scaglia Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00

The same questions were asked of all candidates running for the Town of Oyster Bay Board, which is a four-year term. In the event a council member leaves office prior to completion of a full term, the Town Board appoints a replacement. That person serves until the next regularly scheduled election, at which time the voters elect an individual to serve the remainder of the term. There is no limit to the number of terms council members may serve.

Incumbent Republican councilmembers Chris J. Coschignano, Elizabeth A. Faughnan and Joseph G. Pinto are being challenged by Democrats Matt Meng, Erin Reilley and Doug Watson. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order.


Meet the Candidates Running for Town of Oyster Bay Clerk

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00

Incumbent Republican Steve Labriola is facing challenger Democrat John Capobianco in the race for Town of Oyster Bay Clerk. Both candidates were asked the same questions regarding their campaign to compile the following profiles. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.


Mejias and Suozzi Introduce Area’s First Green Dog Park

Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

Sixth Dog Park in Nassau County, Seventh Coming Spring 2010

Legislator Dave Mejias (D-Farmingdale) and Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi introduced a new recreational outlet at Old Bethpage Village Restoration for a very important constituent: man’s best friend.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, which took place on Oct. 1, extends to six the number of dog runs offered in Nassau County parks and is the first in the area covered by the Town of Oyster Bay. The dog run, which is located near the entrance to the Village, provides separate areas for large and small dogs.  Benches at the new dog run where donated by the Boy Scouts of America.  The park will operate the same hours of Old Bethpage Village Restoration.


Farmingdale Board Unveils Dramatic Downtown Master Plan

Written by Debora Toth Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

A dramatic new vision of Farmingdale’s downtown area was unveiled at a public information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Village Hall with a multimedia presentation by the consulting team of Saccardi & Schiff, Inc., Eng-Wong Taub & Associates, Economics Research Associates and Paulus, Sokolowski & Sarfor LLC.

The entire Farmingdale Village Board, along with Mayor George “Butch” Starkie and other local officials, such as Senator Kemp Hannon, Legislator Dave Mejias, and Oyster Bay Town Councilman Tony Macagnone, were also present.


Standing Room Only At Tax Exemption Application Meeting

Written by Debora Toth Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Farmingdale Residents Cram Into Library to Learn About Property Tax Exemptions

More than 240 residents flooded the parking lot and streets around the Farmingdale Library on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 14 to attend a presentation and forum from the Nassau County Department of Assessment. The well-attended meeting allowed homeowners to have their exemption applications processed in person and to learn more about the department and if they qualify to save money in property taxes.

One of the key advantages of holding one-on-one meetings with one of the department’s valuation specialists at the library is that once an inaccuracy or incorrect entry is discovered with the recorded property information on-file, an adjustment can be made quickly. A homeowner will no longer have to wait months to file an assessment challenge with the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) from January-March and again wait months for a simple correction to be made.


DA’s DWI Education ProgramComes to Farmingdale High School

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

District Joins to Take a Stand Against Irresponsible Driving

For the third consecutive year, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice brought Choices and Consequences, her driver-education program aimed at teaching high school students about the dangers of drunk and reckless driving, to Farmingdale High School.

The Sept. 10 and 15 presentations each featured a 90-minute slideshow and interactive speech by Rice, as well as testimony from actual young people who have been arrested for drunken and reckless driving, spent time in jail, and seen the consequences of their actions.


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