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 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.
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.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, joined by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, announced that she will propose a measure that would “jump start” the stalled development plan for 77 acres of land surrounding the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at a press conference at Hempstead Town Hall.
The last words from a 20-year-old resident came from a text message sent to his dealer. It read, “i’m diggin’ this — my dude, best I had in a while. 4 real. Save my number, peace.” That was sent before he was found by his mother dead in the bathtub.
The Island Trees School District’s 2010/2011 budget, along with all other New York State school districts, will be hit hard and the district is trying to find ways to save money while keeping education a top priority.
At their first budget workshop for the 2010/2011 budget, the Island Trees Board of Education and superintendent met on Feb. 3 to discuss the district’s options.
Levittown Community Council’s 9th Annual WinterFest will be held at Levittown Hall for the first time this year. Residents of Levittown, Island Trees and neighboring communities are invited to attend the event, which runs from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Levittown Hall is located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville and can be contacted at 516-933-6400.
Ann Torcivia’s son, Joey, passed away 10 years ago when he was six-and-a-half-years-old and in the first grade. Torcivia does all she can to keep his vibrant memory alive and this time around she is hosting a “blow out” fundraiser in conjunction with the Levittown Kiwanis and a Westbury woman who also turned loss into inspiration.
Tri-County Flea Market on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown has changed ownership as of Feb. 1 and some vendors in the flea market fear they may be forced to move on.
Tri-County owner, Trade Town Industries, has moved out and Apogee Retail NY has signed a new lease for the building, taking over the Tri-County business. The flea market will be open six days a week; closed only on Tuesdays, as opposed to the four-day week they did business before.
New Island Hospital in Bethpage recently announced an agreement to become a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island.
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