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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.


Murray and Goosby to ‘Jump Start’ Development Plan for Lighthouse Site

Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00

Murray Hopes to Retain Consultants,

Establish Guidelines for Construction

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.


County Declares War on Heroin

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00

At Least Four Die a Month to Use, Officials Say

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.


With Loss in State Aid, Island Trees District Strives for Responsible Budget

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

Board of Ed and Superintendent

Try to Minimize Cuts and

Maximize Benefits to Students

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.


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