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June 23, 2000

  • NEWS: 'Kids Helping Kids' Run on Father's Day

    The 5K Run started and finished at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, and the fun runs were held on the track at the Middle School. Middle School Principal Ed Metzendorf was on hand to run in the 5K and welcomed everyone to what proved to be a great day for the entire community. FULL STORY

  • NEWS: Pesticide Notification Bill Snatched from Extermination

    In a stunning fourth quarter save, the Neighborhood Notification bill was wrestled from what appeared to be the edge of a legislative abyss in the waning hours of the 2000 session. For seven years, environmentalists joined by breast cancer activists, have lobbied the state legislature to pass a law requiring professional pesticide applicators to notify their clients' adjoining neighbors prior to using high-pressure sprayers to apply pest treatments. In addition, schools and daycare centers would have a responsibility to notify parents about pesticide usage. Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli along with Steve Englebright of Setauket co-sponsored the Neighborhood Notification legislation on the assembly side and shepherded it successfully through the assembly year after year. But each year the Senate swatted the legislation, bowing to the objections of the pesticide industry. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Applications for 17th Annual Women's 5K Run

    Applications are available for the 17th annual Vytra Health Plans Long Island Women's 5 Kilometer Run, to be held on Saturday, July 8, starting and finishing at the Woodward Parkway Elementary School in Farmingdale. FULL STORY

  • OPINION: Over 60
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