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Water Board Sues Grumman Over Toxins

Written by Daniel Offner Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00

Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview. 

 

According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.

 

Fire Dept. Fights Blaze In Levittown At Levittown Home

Written by Daniel Offner Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00

On Nov. 21, the Levittown Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire on North Wantagh Ave. Police were first to respond to the call at 7:45 a.m., as firefighters rushed to the scene. Upon arrival, Levittown firefighters found visible signs of smoke and fire coming from inside the empty home.

 

Library Steers A Challenging Course

Written by Doug Finlay Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:00

Results of bids from property developers for 11.3 acres of land occupied by Gallow and Karopcyc school buildings that will be given to Island Trees School District Board members by the end of this month could determine how the Island Trees Public Library benefits in the coming months and years.  

 

Capping news of a potential new library that could be built if developers agree to a school district stipulation to build a new library and administrative offices on the acreage, Island Trees Public Library also welcomed “home” Michelle

Vaccarelli as its new library director. She was previously head of the children’s library from 2001-04.

 

Chamber Kicks Off ‘Shop Locally’ Campaign

Written by Louise Cassano Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

Shopping locally is critical to the economy of a community and, so, the Levittown Chamber of Commerce encourages community residents to shop in their home town. In an effort to create a public awareness of that, the chamber is providing member businesses with free advertising in local publications during the season and Buy Locally signs to place in their business establishments. 

 

In addition to the annual “Holiday Tree Lighting” ads, “Shop Locally” ads listing the names of every chamber of commerce member will make an appearance during the holiday season.

 

Property Owners Put Safety First

Written by Emily Cappiello Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Crime was top of mind at a recent meeting at the Levittown Property Owners Association (LPOA). The group hosted Officer Paul Lamonica and Inspector John Berry at the meeting and the two discussed recent crime in the area as well as gave tips to help prevent crime. 

 

Property Owners Put Safety First

Written by Emily Cappiello Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Crime was top of mind at a recent meeting at the Levittown Property Owners Association (LPOA). The group hosted Officer Paul Lamonica and Inspector John Berry at the meeting and the two discussed recent crime in the area as well as gave tips to help prevent crime. 

 

Levittown Council Heralds Horror Houses

Written by Louise Cassano Friday, 15 November 2013 00:00

Horror Houses nominate neighbors for holiday contest

The third annual Halloween Horror House contest, sponsored by the Levittown Community Council, brought in two winners this year. Judges Pat Patane and Frank McKenna were scared out of their wits by the extensive and spooky decorations at Carol and Don Mandracchia’s house on Tanager Lane in Levittown and the Silvierra Family’s house on Hunt Road in Wantagh. 

 

Quick-Thinking Pint-Sized Hero

Written by Christy Hinko Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

When emergencies arise, some people panic and are unable to make immediate decisions to get fast help. Thanks to recall, 8-year-old David Chavez, remembered the lessons about 911 from his kindergarten days, two years ago, with Ms.

Danielle Aniano at J. Fred Sparke Elementary School. Chavez said he credits Aniano for teaching him about 911 and how to use it in an emergency. Chavez saved his grandfather’s life with some quick thinking and taking control of a critical situation. 

 

Annual Toys For Tots Campaign Kicks Off

Written by Christy Hinko Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

The United States Marines kicked off their annual Toys For Tots campaign, the toy drive to benefit hundreds of local children. More than 500 local business owners, local officials and community sponsors were in attendance. The Toys for

Tots Program is the nation’s largest holiday gift program for children. Toys from communities across Nassau and Suffolk Counties are collected by individuals and businesses then distributed by the members of the armed services locally to underprivileged children. This was the second year that Butch Yamali of Coral House on Milburn Lake in Baldwin hosted the kick off event. 

 

Veterans' Parade Honors Iraq, Afghan Vets

Written by Christy Hinko Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, along with many of the local veterans’ organizations, helped bring the county’s annual Veterans Day parade back to life, with the inaugural event kicking off in Levittown this weekend. The annual veterans’ parade was rumored to have taken place many years ago throughout various neighborhoods in the county.

 

The First Annual Veterans Day marchers assembled at Gardiners Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown and proceeded west, down Hempstead Turnpike to the Levittown Veterans Memorial Park in front of the public library. 

 

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