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Meet the Candidates for Nassau County Executive

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00
In the race for Nassau County Executive, Democrat Tom Suozzi of Glen Cove will attempt to retain the post he has held since 2002. He is running against longtime Republican Legislator Ed Mangano of Bethpage.

TOB Supervisor Race: John Venditto Vs. Keith Scalia

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00
Candidates for the office of Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor were asked for their comments on councilmatic districts versus at-large representation; the new law for the dissolution of villages and special districts; the use of TOB SEA Fund Bond money; the most important function of the supervisor; and their accomplishments.

Meet the Candidates for the 12th Legislative District

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00
On Nov. 3, voters in the 12th district will select their representative to the Nassau County Legislature. John Rennhack will challenge incumbent Peter J. Schmitt. The district includes the villages of Massapequa, Massapequa Park, plus portions of Seaford and portions of North Massapequa. The candidate’s profiles are listed below.

Meet the Candidates Running for Town of Oyster Bay Clerk

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00
Incumbent Republican Steve Labriola is facing challenger Democrat John Capobianco in the race for Town of Oyster Bay Clerk. Both candidates were asked the same questions regarding their campaign to compile the following profiles. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Six Vie for Three Spots on Oyster Bay Town Board

Written by Ronald Scaglia Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00

The same questions were asked of all candidates running for the Town of Oyster Bay Board, which is a four-year term. In the event a council member leaves office prior to completion of a full term, the town board appoints a replacement. That person serves until the next regularly scheduled election, at which time the voters elect an individual to serve the remainder of the term. There is no limit to the number of terms council members may serve.

Incumbent Republican councilmembers Chris J. Coschignano, Elizabeth A. Faughnan and Joseph G. Pinto are being challenged by Democrats Matt Meng, Erin Reilley and Doug Watson. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order.


Jack’s Last Call Performance on Kerouac Anniversary

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

Play to Be Staged at the Bar Where the Action Takes Place

This month will see more action on the Kerouac front as Jack’s Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac, the original play about Jack Kerouac’s last night on Long Island, will be performed at Gunther’s Tap Room in Northport.

This performance of the play, written by Massapequa resident Patrick Fenton, promises to be a special one. In fact, the play itself is set in Gunther’s, a place where Kerouac once drank and played pool during his time on Long Island in the early 1960s. It will be staged on Saturday, Oct. 24, almost 40 years to the date of Kerouac’s death, which took place on Oct. 21, 1969.


Residents Protest Proposed Rate Increase

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

Suggest Aqua-NY Merge With Massapequa Water District

A proposed rate increase by Aqua-New York, one that would affect customers in the Massapequa area, was the topic of public meetings held last weekend by Legislator Dave Mejias.

The legislator held meetings at both the Berner Middle School and at the Massapequa Public Library. The Friday night meeting at the middle school was attended by up to 60 people, while on Saturday, up to 30 people jammed their way into a room at the library.


Remembering a Pioneering Attorney

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Rising Through the Ranks of the Legal Profession

A longtime reader from Albany wants to share memories of her mother, Carolyn Barteau Dissoway, a groundbreaking Long Island attorney.

Recently, Carolyn Liz Dissoway came across a June 29, 1915 story about her mother, one that appeared in The New York Evening Sun, a long-lost afternoon New York City newspaper.


TOB Hosts September 11 Memorial Ceremony

Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Town of Oyster Bay residents gathered at the town’s 9/11 Memorial at Tobay Beach on the evening of Sept. 10 for the 2009 September 11 Memorial Ceremony. The somber event included readings and prayers, musical selections and a candlelight ceremony.


Tea Party Meeting on Health Care

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 25 September 2009 10:19

Local Resident Critiques Legislation; Calls for ‘Self Responsibility’

Last spring, up to 1,500 people gathered at the Massapequa Long Island Rail Road station to hold a “Tea Party” rally. The event was part of a nationwide movement, dubbed “National Tea Party Day.”

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