Written by Kathy Carolan, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 23 May 2014 08:11
The fourth grade students of Our Lady of Victory recently got to explore the world of science at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. Upon arrival, all were amazed by the giant sphere hanging from the ceiling that magically expanded and contracted.
During their visit they enjoyed such exhibits as Eat and Be Eaten, Our Hudson Home, Wonder Why, and Energy Quest. All displays were fantastic but there were two that all agreed were the best: Skyscrapers and the Touch Tunnel.
In Skyscrapers, students got to walk across steel beams suspended above the gallery floor (wearing a safety harness of course).
In the Touch Tunnel, they made their way through pitch black tunnels using only their sense of touch to find the exit.
The eager learners were then treated to a movie about lemurs in the nation’s largest IMAX Dome. It was a fun learning experience for all as they prepare for the state science exams.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
On Monday, July 7, Vincent J. Calamia, 48, of Floral Park, was arrested on charges related to the production and possession of child pornography. The criminal complaint, filed in the Eastern District of New York, alleges that between approximately 2005 and the date of his arrest, Calamia engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minors and possessed and produced child pornography. The complaint further alleges that approximately 10 videos seized from the defendant’s computer depict the defendant engaging in sexual contact with boys who appear to be as young as between 15 and 17 years old.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.
The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.
“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”