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Drug Busted Pharmacies

In the wee hours of Monday morning, two local pharmacies were burglarized: Locust Valley Chemists on Forest Ave. and Glen Head Pharmacy. 

By the time the morning rush was cranking up, the broken window was boarded up tight, the glass shards swept into boxes neatly piled on the sidewalk and police had arrested three suspects. For Locust Valley Chemists, it was the third break-in in roughly 10 years, owner Robert Coyne told local media. He said he kept the most serious narcotics locked up tight in a safe. After tearing through the Locust Valley pharmacy in just a couple of minutes, the thieves hit Glen Head

Pharmacy. One of the suspects dashed out the front door when police arrived, and was apprehended after a brief chase. Two other suspects were also arrested.  Police officials said the incidents were being investigated as a ‘pattern burglary,’ similar to other recent pharmacy burglaries in other parts of Long Island. In other drug crime news, a Locust Valley deli/grocery worker was arrested after signing for a box of cigars containing two kilograms of cocaine. Nassau police worked with several other agencies, including the NYPD, Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Service to make the arrest. Bethpage resident Ariel Rodriguez is charged with possession and sale of a controlled substance, and faces up to 25 years if convicted on both charges. Bail was set for $250,000.  


News

It was the second annual goal setting workshop at Glen Cove High School on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and both the board of education and the public came up with some sound ideas for the district. School Superintendent Maria Rianna presented a slide show of four main areas that are the focus of district goals.

 

“We began this process last year and these goals are representative of what the community wanted to see,” said Rianna.

Glen Cove residents may see a 1.64 percent increase in the tax levy next year, the amount proposed at last week’s public hearing. Mayor Reginald Spinello and the Glen Cove City Council held an initial reading of the proposed budget for 2015, and will take final vote on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the next city council meeting.

 

“It’s very easy for a first time mayor to raise the taxes and blame it on a prior administration, and that is not what I am doing,” said Mayor Spinello. “In the past three administrations there were budgets with increases of  almost 28 percent to down to 12 percent, but it’s a different time now...I think that the residents are certainly going to feel relief. I put together a budget...that I believe is fair and reasonable and a good budget.”


Sports

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave. 

 

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, North Shore High School quarterback Michael Floccari shattered a school record and tied a Long Island record for the most touchdown passes in a game. This accomplishment ties him with E.J. Clark from Seaford High School (1977) and Joe Capobianco form Lawrence High school (2011). 


Calendar

Harvest Square Dance - October 24

Fall Festival - Octobner 24 - 25

Peace, Politics and Projectiles - October 26


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com