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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

Movie lovers once again have a chance to see first-run films in the theater without having to travel far. Glen Cove Cinemas re-opened last week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free films offered to celebrate the occasion. 

 

“Thanks to all of the support we have here and all of you, Glen Cove is once again open for business,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello at the ceremony, held outside the theater on Thursday, April 10. “We were scheduled to open last week, and there were a few things that weren’t ready...I got a call from the theater operator, Jay Levinson, and he told me that unfortunately, that day Spiderman had the flu,” he joked. “But, Spiderman is well and Glen Cove is well, and we are coming back strong. This is just the beginning. This is going to be so good for Glen Cove and the surrounding communities.”

The Glen Cove Board of Education passed the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption for taxes following last week’s public hearing at Robert M. Finley Middle School, to the appreciation of the veterans in attendance.

 

Several dozen vets arrived promptly at 6 p.m. at the middle school to express their support for the tax exemption. Many noted that they get tax breaks from the city and county, but are still left with the ever-growing school tax bill.

 

“We’re having a hard time with our taxes, especially the school tax,” said the first veteran to speak.


Sports

 

Glen Cove High School players, from left, Tajah Garner, Dejon Taylor, Manny Sican, and Ralik Jackson, after the Long Island Colts u18’s team vs. St. Anthony’s at Robert Finley Middle School last week. Touchdown ‘tries’ by Garner, Taylor and Sican.


The third- and fourth-grade Knights took to the road last weekend as they faced off against Jericho early Sunday morning, April 6.  Jericho’s teamwork and hustle brought down the Knights by a final score of 5 – 0.  The early game may have been a factor as the boys started to play better and more like a team as the game went on.  Once again, goalie Tyler Shea played outstanding in goal and was relieved by Christian Maiorano, who did just as well in the second half.  Andrew Guster played solid defense in the loss.


Calendar

Eggstravaganza - April 16

Live Music - April 16

Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 19


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