Hempstead Town Unveils Long Island's First 'Autistic Child Area' Sign
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin recently unveiled Long Island's first "Autistic Child Area" traffic safety sign in Franklin Square. Joining the town officials at the event were Inga Krevatas, the mother of twin daughters who are autistic; representatives from autism advocacy and resource groups, Empowering Long Island's Journey through Autism (ELIJA) and Autism Speaks; administrators and educators from the Franklin Square School District; as well as members of the Franklin Square community.
Spitters Bill Would Protect Health of Correction Officers
On Aug. 31, the Sheriff Officers Association (ShOA) of Nassau County, the union that represents more than 1,000 correction officers at the Nassau County Correctional Facility in East Meadow, strongly endorsed a pending bill that amends the penal law to protect officers against incidents of intentional contact with bodily fluids by inmates, specifically saliva, spit and sputum.