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‘Everything Irish’ Event Raises Money for Pediatric Trauma Kit

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

Event Was Kick-Off for Trip to Ireland Fundraiser

On March 13, in the midst of a storm that left tens of thousands of people without electricity, Ann Torcivia and the Levittown Kiwanis forged ahead and held the “Everything Irish” kick-off event to the “Spirit of Ireland” trip fundraiser. In the Feb. 5 issue of the Levittown Tribune, an article entitled, “Levittown and Westbury Travel Agents Team Up to Fundraise in Memory of Loved Ones,” detailed Torcivia’s, owner of Friends Travel in Levittown, fundraiser as a way to remember her son, Joey, who passed away 10 years ago.

 

IT Superintendent: 3.9 Percent Tax Levy Increase With 2010/11 Budget

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

If Employees Forgo Raises,

All 20 Positions on the Chopping Block Would Be Saved

Island Trees School District Superintendent Dr. Charles Murphy recently presented a proposed 2010/11 budget to the Board of Education that calls for a tax levy increase of 3.9 percent.

 

Levittown Superintendent Presents Recommended Budget to School Board

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Dr. Sirois’ Recommended Budget Calls for 3.47 Tax Levy Increase

At a special meeting of the Levittown Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Herman Sirois presented to the board his recommended budget, which calls for a tax levy increase of 3.47 percent.

 

State of the County: ‘Deeply Troubled’

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Mangano Touts ‘Real Time Reform’ and Tax Stabilization

In his first State of the County address, County Executive Edward P. Mangano criticized the previous administration, listing numerous problems in Nassau’s government and saying that because of past planning, “Tonight, I am here to tell you: The state of our county is deeply troubled.”

 

Bullying Expert: Schools Must Initiate, Maintain Anti-Bullying Programs

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

 

Bullying is not something parents and kids need to tolerate, Barry McNamara, Ed. D, told Island Trees SEPTA recently. McNamara is a professor of special education at Dowling College and author of several books on bullying and Attention Deficit Disorder. He provided information to parents and teachers at a program with Island Trees Special Education Parent Teacher Association entitled, “Bullying at Home and School: Intervention, Prevention and School Policy.”

 

LSW Employee Arrested for Allegedly Transferring Funds to His Account

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

Police: Barry Stole Over $7,800

Described as “a very nice guy,” Richard Barry, 44, of Seaford, was arrested last week after officials at the Levittown-Seaford-Wantagh Athletic Association reported money missing from its bank account.

 

Full House at Levittown Board of Education Meeting

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Students, Residents Show Support for Sports Fitness Course

It was standing room only at the Feb. 24 Board of Education meeting for the Levittown School District as a large group of students were there to show their support for the GC Tech sports fitness course in danger of going to the chopping block.

 

WinterFest Crowds Warm Up to New Location

Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

More Than 600 People Attend Levittown’s Annual Gathering

Families turned out in large numbers to take part in the Levittown Community Council’s Ninth Annual WinterFest on February 13. More than 600 people attended the event held for the first time at Levittown Hall.

 

Governor’s Budget Would Cut Services at Jones Beach and Bethpage Parks

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

Proposed Budget Calls for Closing

Six State Parks in Suffolk, None in Nassau

Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed 2010-11 executive budget calls for several state parks on Long Island to close and others to cut their hours and services due to a state budget shortfall.

 

County Signage Program Promotes Safe Haven Law

Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

Nassau Ambulances Join List of ‘Drop-Off’ Sites

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was joined Feb. 17 by Timothy Jaccard, president of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation/Baby Safe Haven Program, to announce that Nassau County will be the first county in the nation to implement a new program identifying ambulances as official “baby safe haven” drop-off sites. The ambulance signage program is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the program, which allows for mothers to legally and safely relinquish their babies at certain locations.

 

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