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Timing Is Right to Give the Gift of Clean Water

Written by Pat Grace Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

Comment period extended to Jan. 11, 2012 to request that Cuomo protect water supply and ban fracking

Governor Cuomo’s proposal to open New York to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has come under fire for failing to protect the state’s residents from a method of gas drilling that pollutes the environment, explained a host of speakers at a rally to ban fracking held Dec. 15 at Mary Jane Davis Green in Manhasset.

In this challenging economy the buzzword is job creation and Cuomo has also been criticized for claiming fracking will create jobs, but, as speaker Patti Katz, Reach Out America (ROA), said, “You can’t drink money.” The complaint period against fracking has been extended to Jan. 11, 2012 and rally speakers encouraged everyone to visit amillionfrackingletters.com and to send Governor Cuomo one of their own letters.

 

DAHS Treats Store Customers to Music, Storytelling

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

On Thursday, Dec. 15 the Division Avenue High School PTA sponsored a bookfair at the Barnes & Noble of Carle Place.

The DAHS Varsity Football players treated child patrons to storytelling in the store’s children’s section. The school’s Jazz Band performed on the store’s mezzanine, a real treat to browsing patrons. Aside from the music, a group of seniors relaxed in the café area of the store, while working on a poetry assignment. Some elementary students participated in a store scavenger hunt. Always a crowd favorite, School Principal Dr. Francesco Ianni served pastries and desserts to customers in the café.

 

Schupbachs Host Ninth Annual Tree Lighting for Charity

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

On Saturday, Dec. 3 the Schupbachs, Jim, Kathy, and Shannon, of 15 Copper Lane hosted their ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The tree, a 40-foot Vermont pine that was planted at the house by its previous owners, more than 20 years ago when it was merely two-feet tall, now holds more than 4,000 Christmas lights and has become a annual holiday tradition for the friends and neighbors of Levittown and surrounding communities.

 

Ashley Tonno Continues to Answer Call for Cure

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00
On Saturday, Dec. 17 Ashley Tonno, 27, an Island Trees High School graduate, will hold a charity fundraiser at R.C. Dugan’s in East Meadow to benefit Team in Training (TNT) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), honoring her father, Nick Tonno.

Many people know Nick as “Big Nick,” the driving force behind the newly formed Island Trees Alumni Football Association. He and his wife, Linda are high school sweethearts, also graduates of Island Trees High School.

 

Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers Hold Open House

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00

The Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers club recently held their annual Winter Open House at Cue Nine Billiards, 2953 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.

The display hosted by Cue Nine, in its basement, is permanent, not modular or able to be moved. When asked about the man-hours needed to assemble something of such intricacy John Brendle, officer and member of the club said, “Not hours, years; we have been in this location for almost 11 years.”

 

We Are the 99 Percent: MoveOn Supporters Hold Rally

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

Demands Washington Focus on Jobs, Making Wall Street Pay Fair Share

On Thursday, Nov. 17, just days after Mayor Bloomberg tried to shut out the voices of Occupy Wall Street in New York City; members of MoveOn.org joined a nationwide day of action called, “We Are the 99%.” 

Marking the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, nearly 70 local community members from Long Island and beyond rallied at the former K-Mart property on Hempstead Turnpike at Gardiners Avenue in Levittown to demand that the politicians in Washington focus on creating jobs and making millionaires on Wall Street pay their fair share.

 

Miller’s Ale House Hosts Toys for Tots Breakfast

Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

Miller’s Ale House in Levittown recently hosted a breakfast event on Monday, Dec. 5 to help collect toys for the United Sates Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Some in attendance were: Sergeant Brian Gomez USMC, Levittown Fire Commissioner Joel Berman, Matthew Allgauer, general manager of Miller’s L.I. Ale House, Major Chuck Kilbride, USMC retired director of Toys for Tots, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Lance Wolff of Millers L.I. Ale House, Nassau County Police Chief Steven Skrynecki, Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, Martin Silver President of Star Industries Inc., and Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne.

 

 

Levittown Fire Commissioner Election December 13

Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00

The Levittown Fire District will be holding elections for Fire Commissioner on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The polls will be located at the Gardiners Avenue Firehouse, just north of the Levittown Post Office, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Registered voters of the Levittown Fire District are eligible to vote for fire commissioner, it’s not just for firefighters. This is a non-salary position. There are five commissioners, and each year one completes a five-year term. There are three candidates running for election this year.

 

Town Honors Fourteen With ‘Make a Difference’ Awards

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00

McGarrys, Stabile, Sander Among Honorees

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and the town board recognized 14 extraordinary community members for contributions to their local neighborhoods at the 15th Annual “Make a Difference” Award ceremony including Joseph and Kristine McGarry of Levittown, Florence Stabile of Wantagh, and Danielle Sander of Seaford.

“The inspirational people being honored this evening are truly the unsung heroes of our communities,” said Murray. “Their selfless acts of volunteerism and leadership are true symbols of Hempstead Town and make our township such a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

 

Bridge Dedicated to Fallen NCPD Officer

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 25 November 2011 00:00

On Tuesday, Nov. 15 Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Assemblyman Dave McDonough, officers from the Nassau County Police Department, and members of the Califano family held a ceremony to dedicate the “Police Officer Michael J. Califano Memorial Bridge” in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

 

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