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Letter: Dear Floral Park Community

Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

On Sunday, March 28, 2010, I received several phone calls at home asking me if it were true, that I was not going to be commissioner anymore. Puzzled, I asked about the origin of these rumors. Apparently, the day before, at the Reliance Engine Company’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, the village board told a number of people that I was not going to be re-appointed as commissioner on April 5. I am thankful for having so many concerned friends who cared enough to contact me. I only wish the village board had been professional enough to discuss this matter with me before letting it out to the public.


Around the Town - June 25, 2010

Written by Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

Hempstead Town’s July 4 Celebration

The Town of Hempstead proudly takes part in the celebration of our nation’s independence with our Annual Independence Day Celebration and Veteran’s Salute. The salute will occur on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.


Village Board Notes - June 25, 2010

Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00
Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce

Trustee Longobardi reported that on Saturday, June 12, the mayor and board of trustees and the Covert Avenue and Floral Park Chambers of Commerce welcomed Original V.I. Pizza, located at 58 Covert Avenue to the Village of Floral Park.

The annual Covert Avenue Street Fair is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, (rain date Saturday, Oct. 23). The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce officers will be meeting with the Villages of Floral Park and Stewart Manor to coordinate the event.


Around the Town - June 18, 2010

Written by Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

Senior Summer Beach Program

Throughout the year, Hempstead Town offers a variety of activities and events for its senior residents. One of the most popular programs is the Town of Hempstead’s Senior Summer Beach Program, now in its 43rd season. This year, the theme, “The Magic of Lido,” promises an exciting lineup of entertainment and is the perfect way for our seniors to spend warm summer days.


Phil-osophically Speaking - June 18, 2010

Written by Phil Guarnieri Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

The Mystery of Shakespeare’s Unique Genius

The body of work is so luminous, so full of rapturous delight, so profound in taking the full measure of the human personality from its frivolous pretensions to its deeper resonances that one is tempted, indeed compelled, to ask if the hand of a single mortal could have sculpted such an enduring monument.


From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

Senator Johnson: Legislative Package to Help New York’s Veterans And Soldiers Passes Senate

The State Senate Majority last week passed legislation that will expand, or launch new benefits programs for the brave New Yorkers who have fought for our nation’s freedom, Senator Craig M. Johnson announced.

 This legislative package includes: The ability to audit courses, without charge, at SUNY and CUNY for veterans seeking to advance their academic careers. Access to property tax exemptions that would help the many service members who have found it difficult to afford to remain in their community as a result of service. Ending barriers that currently make it difficult for active duty military personnel to marry as a result of deployment. These deployments can often come without notice for adequate planning purposes.


Phil-osophically Speaking - June 11, 2010

Written by Phil Guarnieri Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

The Necessity of Nuclear Energy

The graphic scenes, pitiful and pathetic, of wildlife writhing in thick oily substances arouse emotions ranging from towering rage to sickening despondency. Ever since the explosion of April 20 that killed 11 men on the Transocean Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the failure of the industry’s failsafe measures and the ejection of millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, the world has been transfixed over the magnitude of the crisis.


County Executive’s Column - June 4, 2010

Written by Edward P. Mangano Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Support My Plan to Fix Our Tax Assessment System

When I took office on January 1, 2010, I knew Nassau County was in bad shape. What I didn’t realize was just how bad things actually were. From overtaxed residents, to a looming $286 million deficit caused by government waste and our broken property tax assessment system, Nassau County was in rough shape.


Letter: School Board Trustee Thanks Community Members for Support

Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00
I would like to thank the communities of Floral Park and Bellerose for their support for me in the school board trustee election. I will do my best to maintain the standards that we have set for the education of our children while looking to keep our taxes reasonable.

From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy - May 21, 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

House Passes Much-Needed Legislation Aimed  At Lowering Costs to Manufacturers

Yesterday, I voted in favor of the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 to help thousands of U.S. manufacturers compete at home and abroad. This legislation, which passed the House with a final vote of 378-43, contains hundreds of tariff suspensions and reductions that will help American companies manufacture and sell goods to continue growing and supporting American jobs. These reductions and suspensions of import duties lower costs for materials that American businesses use in production and thereby increase the competitiveness of our products. 


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