Residents Approve Library Bond Referendum
On Dec. 12, Plainview and Old Bethpage residents approved the library's $5,163,317 bond referendum, which is equal to $42 per year for an average house assessed at $7,500 for 15 years, by a 871 yes to 631 no margin.
State Law Mandates Notification for Pesticides on School Grounds
A push by lawmakers for a more environmentally conscious state has found its way into Long Island schools. Since Long Island has an alarmingly high cancer rate, environmental factors have been the focus of concern. As part of the effort, a new law now entitles parents of students to be notified about what types of pesticides are being applied to school grounds and when they are going to be applied.