Last Tuesday, Sept. 14, New York was one of the several states to hold the final round of primary voting in advance of the mid-term elections. The usual round of pundits made the usual round of commentary by missing a dubious story of the evening: None of the several Long Island-based candidates vying for statewide office, either Democrat or Republican, won their races. In fact, most of the second-place finishers were from either Nassau or Suffolk county office seekers.
This week, Nassau County Legislators and other officials have begun to look into the hard copy of the 2011 budget that was proposed last Wednesday by County Executive Edward P. Mangano, which he said was designed to deliver no property tax increases while also addressing a budget gap of over $340 million.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, the Town of Oyster Bay will rename the TOBAY Beach Boat Basin after former Town Councilman Joseph J. Saladino. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. Supervisor John Venditto and the Town of Oyster Bay will dedicate the basin, renaming it the Joseph J. Saladino Memorial Marina.
Checker Cab Company, a firm that had recently protested a local law concerning the Taxi Franchise Ordinance, has been awarded that same franchise for the Village of Massapequa Park.
The 9th Annual Seaford High School 9-11 Memorial and Candelighting Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the SHS 9/11 Memorial, located at 1575 Seaman’s Neck Rd.
Declaring that his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for governor was in “great shape,” former Long Island congressman Rick Lazio made another campaign stop in Massapequa last week, with a visit to the Massapequa Diner.
In honor of Sept. 11 being designated as a national day of voluntary service, charity and good deeds, Congressman Peter T. King (R-Seaford) will be holding his Fourth annual blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at his District Office, 1003 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park. The blood drive will be administered by Long Island Blood Services.
You may wonder why the Massapequa Water District is upset over a site in Bethpage. The answer, according to water district officials, is that “massive highly contaminated plume” might enter the water district supply wells.
At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Village of Massapequa Park board of trustees voted to amend its local law concerning the Taxi Franchise Ordinance.
The village had previously awarded a four-year franchise to a local taxi company. The new law reduces that contract down to one year.
When the St. David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Massapequa Park hold their annual back to Sunday School Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 12, Lois Gaiti will be honored for her 40-plus years of faithful service to St. David’s. Mrs. Gaiti has been a dedicated church member and Sunday School teacher including a member of the church’s Clown Ministry team, chaired the Young at Heart Club, a member of the Church Council, the Little Lambs, Youth Group, education, and the church’s special events that have included Irish Night, October Fest, Mardi Gras, and so many more. Presently she is a personal trainer and has a class of more than 20 men and women for stretch and tone and an aerobics class in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
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