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Nassau Coliseum-Hub Development Bond Referendum Vote August 1

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

Resident Votes to Help Decide Fate of Hub

On Monday, Aug. 1 residents of Nassau County will be asked to vote on a bond referendum to reconstruct the Nassau Coliseum and adjacent areas, known as the “Hub.” The Hub plan includes a reconstructed sports arena for the Islanders hockey team in place of the present Nassau Coliseum, a new minor league baseball park, and a bolstered Museum Row complex.


Town Safety Officer Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter, DWI

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

Town of Hempstead Public Safety Officer Robert Core, 42, of Hempstead was arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter on Thursday, July 14 in East Meadow after striking and killing a pedestrian on Hempstead Turnpike, Nassau County Police announced.

At an official press conference given by Detective Lt. Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department, Smith said Core was on duty for the Town of Hempstead, responding to a community complaint of kids trespassing at the Wolcott Road swimming pool in Levittown. Core was driving a 2004 Jeep Cherokee, an official, marked vehicle of the Town of Hempstead eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike, about 40 feet west of Franklin Avenue when he struck an unnamed 50-year-old male pedestrian.


School Lunch Prices Expected to Rise

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

Grossane, Ward Begin Official Service

The Levittown Board of Education convened Tuesday, July 5 at the Memorial Education Center and proposed a slight increase in the school lunch prices for the upcoming school year.

Schools lunches were previously $2.10 for kindergarten through fifth grade and $2.35 for sixth through 12th grade students, but the new proposal calls for prices to rise by 15 cents at each level for the 2011-12 school year.


County Holding Public Information Sessions on Plan for Coliseum Area

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

Public to Vote on $400 Million Bond Referendum August 1

In the first of a series of information sessions planned to cover most of Nassau County, county officials held a public forum at the East Meadow Library on Wednesday, June 29 for residents in the Town of Hempstead regarding what is called the “Hub” area.

On hand to discuss the economic development and jobs creation plan for the Coliseum and the surrounding area were Chief Deputy County Executive Robert Walker, County Spokesperson Brian Nevin, and County Director of Governmental Research Eden Laikin.


Hope for Hempstead Shelter Group Swarms Franklin Avenue Intersection

Written by Rachelle Blidner Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

Hope for Hempstead Shelter refuses to take a catnap when it comes to expressing their concerns about the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. The group held a rally Saturday, June 25 at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.

About 40 protesters, including Democratic candidate for Town Supervisor Gary Port, gathered with signs and fliers to rally against what they say are wrongdoings at the shelter in Wantagh.


Governor Signs Property Tax Cap Legislation in Nassau County

Written by Rich Forestano and Melissa Argueta Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

Cuomo Says Historic Bill Will ‘Make a Difference’ for New Yorkers

It was met with ire by school districts and local villages and commended by residents and businesses. But on June 30, with positives and negatives aside, the bill became law.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Lynbrook last week to sign the 2 percent property tax cap into law. The tax cap was a major platform Governor Cuomo touted during his campaign to deliver property tax relief to homeowners and business owners across the state.


Spotlight on Child Abuse Prevention Services

Written by Rachelle Blidner Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

When Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) began its work on Long Island 28 years ago, the non-profit organization focused on educating about and intervening in the cycle of abuse and neglect, said Alane Fagin, who has been executive director since the organization’s founding. Soon, however, CAPSs’ staff began focusing on additional issues that were affecting children, including sexual harassment, rape, bullying and Internet safety.


Division Avenue High School Class of 2011

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

Congratulations to the 2011 graduates of Division Avenue High School and to Valedictorian Karolina Ksiazek and Salutatorian Peter Harvey. 


Island Trees Board Recognizes Bob Condela’s Service to District

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

The Island Trees Board of Education convened on Wednesday, June 22 at the Karopczyc School for their final regular meeting of the 2010-11 school year.

Superintendent Charles Murphy opened the proceedings by recognizing Trustee Bob M. Condela, who is retiring after 24 years of service to the district.

“Bob attended approximately 600 board of education meetings and hundreds of events and ceremonies on behalf of the community,” said Murphy. “That’s a lot of personal time and time away from his family. On a personal note, it has been a real privilege working with Bob for two of the 24 years he’s been in the district. On behalf of the board of education and Island Trees community, we say thank you.”


Kristen Stuart Earns All-State Title in Track

Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

The Dragons’ Spring Track and Field team had an impressive post-season finish to their season this year. Fourteen of their athletes qualified for the County Championship meet. Top finishers for the Dragons at the County Championship meet were Ryan Billian (first place and County Champion in the 110 hurdles), Kristen Stuart (second place and All-County in the 400 hurdles), and Tyler Mack (third place and All-County in the 3000m steeplechase.) Juniors Jennifer Addamo and Joanna Capitelli competed in the 400 hurdles, along with freshmen Nicole Connolly and Chelsea Moran in the 2000 steeplechase. The Dragons also qualified a boy’s 4x100 and 4x800 relay along with a girl’s 4x800 relay. For the field events, Ryan Billian, Chris Bradley, and Tim Schweitzer competed in the triple jump.


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