Saturday, 02 November 2013 00:00
Dave Gugerty is running as a Democrat for the Nassau County Legislature in the 18th legislative district.
He is currently the Chief of Staff to the Democratic Caucus at the county legislature. He is running because he believes that he can help put the county on a path to sound financial footing. Gugerty is an attorney who began his career in public service, before starting his own private law firm. In 2005, he re-entered public service as Chief Legal Counsel in the county legislature. He also has served as a Civil Service Commissioner and as Nassau County Public Administrator. He served as an elected trustee of the Village of Bayville from 1994-2002.
Gugerty has been actively involved in many local volunteer organizations including CYO Basketball, Oak Neck Lacrosse, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Red Cross of Nassau County Swim Across. He is a longtime resident of Bayville who currently resides there with his wife Helene and their two daughters.
Gugerty lists stopping the threatened closing of the Glen Cove Hospital, fixing the artery between Bayville and Oyster Bay West Shore Roads, stopping Nassau County’s “brain drain” among college graduates, expanding the county’s tax base with cool downtowns and tackling the deficit problem as major issues facing voters.
Voting takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Donald MacKenzie is running as a Republican for the Nassau County Legislature in the 18th legislative district.
MacKenzie was recently nominated by not only the Republican Party, but also by the Conservative and Independence parties as their candidate for this race. He was the alternate re-districting candidate for the Nassau County Legislature in 2011.
MacKenzie lists lower taxes, “smaller and more efficient government,” holding the line on spending and borrowing and promoting private sector growth as major issues facing voters in the 18th district.
MacKenzie is a lifelong resident of Oyster Bay. He currently lives there with his wife, Doreen and their two children. MacKenzie claims that as a father, homeowner, taxpayer and lifelong resident of the district, he is well prepared for the job.
During the past several weeks, MacKenzie has been on the campaign trail, visiting many venues and events throughout the 18th LD, including meeting with voters at the Oyster Bay Manor, the Bayville IGA, the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, Oyster Fest 2013, the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup, the Town of Oyster Bay Fall & Halloween Festival and the Bayville Fire Department Open House.
Voting takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
It takes a great deal of organization to run the annual Holiday Sharing Program of CSAC, the Community Social Action Committee. Rows of cardboard boxes were set up on tables in the Parish Hall of First Presbyterian Church on Sunday night, Nov. 24. One hundred sets of boxes, that fit just right at two boxes per family, were in the process of being filled with the makings of Thanksgiving dinners on Monday, Nov. 25. The CSAC Holiday Sharing Program offers food certificates or food baskets to needy families and individuals living in the OB-EN community through community support, in an inter-religious community effort working with local agencies, churches and schools to identify those in need.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
First Presbyterian Church is a hub of activity in November as it holds its annual Victorian Fair and holiday luncheon, on Nov. 22 and 23, traditionally the start of the holidays in Oyster Bay.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, as the hall was being set up for the Victorian Fair, we asked if the rummage sale would be in the basement again. Isa Gutierrez said, “Oh, no. It’s our Granny’s Attic sale, we don’t call it a Rummage Sale.”
True, the Episcopalians, across the street at Christ Church, call it a Rummage Sale, following their English tradition. The Presbyterians have Scottish roots, which was evident on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1. “It is our St. Andrew’s Day Worship, it is close to the actual day, and in keeping with the church’s Scottish roots, people will wear tartan plaids. It’s done in many Presbyterian churches,” said the Rev. Jeffrey Prey.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Nicole Giannetti entered her third cross country state meet in her career with one goal in mind: to place in the top 20 and earn an all-state medal. After finishing 38th in 2011 and 26th in 2010, the goal was definitely within her reach.
“She was ranked 25th according to one website, so we knew it was going to be close,” said Coach Kevin Cotter. “After looking at some of the times of her competitors, I told her she could potentially finish in the top 10. If she fell short, at least she would still remain in the top 20 and earn that elusive medal.”