How should the county solve its budget crisis? Should the police unions and the Civil Service Employees Association make contract concessions? Should county services be cut? Should there be a tax increase? Should the County eliminate its guarantee to refund other taxing districts’ (including school districts) share of property taxes paid in error due to County assessment errors?
Family and friends of the Kearney family of Massapequa are hosting a fundraising benefit for Ella Kate Kearney on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Nutty Irishman, 323 Main St. in Farmingdale.The Rotary Club of Great Neck has offered to support the event.
Ella is the two-year old daughter of Brian Kearney and Keri Kearney who was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a malignant tumor on her spine.Brian is a floor installer with Local 2287, District Council of Carpenters and Keri is a guidance counselor with the Amityville School District.
(The candidate submitted the following statement.)
I am seeking re-election to the office of Oyster Bay Town Clerk to continue serving the residents of the Town of Oyster Bay and to finish the job I have started. I have the experience, commitment and dedication, having served as Town Clerk for nearly eight years. Prior to joining the government team in Oyster Bay, I served as a New York State Assemblyman for seven years. I graduated from St. John’s University with a Masters Degree in Government and Public Administration.
How should the county solve its budget crisis? Should the police unions and the Civil Service Employees Association make contract concessions? Should county services be cut? Should there be a tax increase? Should the county eliminate its guarantee to refund other taxing districts (including school districts) share of property taxes paid in error due to county assessment errors?
The Plainedge School District has appointed Todd Winch and Chris Dillon as, respectively, the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and the new assistant to the superintendent for facilities and special projects.
Winch was the director of pupil services in the Levittown School District, where he began his career 16 years ago as a high school social studies teacher. During that time he was an active participant in multiple curriculum writing committees, served as an advisor for student council and model congress clubs, and organized field trips along the East Coast and abroad. In 2004, he assumed the position of chairman of social studies for Wisdom Lane Middle School, and in 2006 he became the assistant director for pupil services.
Last Sunday, Oct. 16, up to 82 local couples celebrated their Golden Anniversary in a special mass held at St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa.
The day turned out to be a Massapequa event in more ways than one as a large contingent from the Massapequa area turned out to renew their vows after an amazing 50 years of marriage. Indeed, some of the couples have been married for more than 50 years, and this was an opportunity to be part of an historic day.
What would you suggest the Town do to get back to an AAA bond rating?
To begin with, I have proposed a no tax increase budget for 2012. The concern of our bond rating agency is that the Town’s reserves have gone down. Those reserves will be replenished by cutting back on overtime and increasing user fees. Also, in light of the recent North Hempstead court decision, the Town is seeking to recoup funds from the Verizon settlement, which would be used to help build up the Town’s reserves.
Leave it to The Movie Man, John Carpenter to thrill pre-Halloween crowds with a film that features the most outright scariest actor to ever fill a movie screen in any American theatre.
On Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m., on the weekend before Halloween, The Man of 1,000 movies will be presenting a film featuring The Man of 1,000 Faces as The Penalty, a 1920 classic staring Lon Chaney will be shown at the Bar Harbor Library.
According to Village of Massapequa Park officials, Brady Park, as of late, has been a cause for concern, with even reports of illegal substance transactions taking place. And so, at the Sept. 26, the board of trustees voted to put a chain around the facilities parking lot in order to close it for the overnight.
Also at the Sept. 26 meeting, the BOT approved a bid for the village taxi franchise for one year to Long Island Checker Cab Corp. It also authorized Mayor James Altadonna to enter into an agreement with Street Smart Automated Parking Solutions of Manhattan. The purpose of the agreement is to install a parking management system on a trial basis, one that comes with no cost to the village. Finally, the BOT authorized an agreement between the village and Showtiques Craft Inc. of Smithtown to coordinate the 2012 Street Fair, whose date has not yet been determined.
United States Senator Charles E. Schumer has called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Lisa Jackson to have the agency take the lead role for the clean-up of the toxic Bethpage chemical plume that threatens over 20 additional public drinking wells that serve over 250,000 Nassau County residents in the Massapequa, Bethpage, and South Farmingdale Water Districts.
Schumer said the slowness of the response on the part of the Navy to contain and remediate the toxic plume put local projections for contamination at roughly four years, forcing Nassau County water districts to begin considering financing plans for their own, locally-led, clean-up, which is estimated to cost $250 million and could result in significant rate hikes for rate payers. Schumer said that the Bethpage plume, one of the largest areas of contamination in New York State, requires a unique leadership role from the nation’s federal environmental regulator to prompt another federal agency, the U.S. Navy, to act swiftly to contain the plume they left on Long Island decades ago, and pay local ratepayers for treatment systems being built.
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