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February 17, 2006

  • News: Legislature's Political Battle Comes Full Circle

    Nassau's political merry-go-round stopped spinning last week in exactly the same place it started - with Judith Jacobs re-elected presiding officer of the county legislature. At a Feb. 10 vote, Democrats Roger Corbin and Lisanne Altmann, who had joined with Republican legislators to form a bipartisan coalition in an attempt to oust the longtime legislator from the top seat, came back to their party in support of Jacobs. Republican Peter Schmitt, who received nine votes among his party, was re-elected minority leader. FULL STORY

  • News: Wetlands Reflect the Quality of Drinking Water

    As previously reported in a story titled "Protecting the Wetlands," I wrote how important it is to save and maintain the wetlands in the Pequas and surrounding communities. According to the Massapequa Water District's latest Water Supply Report and a conversation with Richard W. Tobin, superintendent of the Massapequa Water District, (MWD), wetlands have a huge bearing on drinking water throughout the world. Wetlands promoted water supplies by intercepting polluted runoff before bodies of water such as the Massapequa Lake, the former New York City reservoir in the Greenbelt Preserve and the estuaries and aquifers are impacted. FULL STORY

  • Sports: More Wins For Massapequa Hoopsters

    Both the Massapequa High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams continued their winning ways last week with easy victories over local rivals. FULL STORY


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