Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
Please remember we have a zero tolerance rule for unreasonable conduct of a parent and or a coach. We all have had, during the course of our baseball careers, run across umpires we may not agree with. That DOES NOT give anyone permission to allow him to take abuse by any parent or parents. Especially with the younger kids, where we have high school/college kids umpiring games too.
A lot of these kids are our kids that run the tournament, and help with all maintenance of the fields too. These kids are being employed by us instead of hanging on the corner with their friends.
I do not think anyone of you would want their children abused all game by some parent. So please control your parents and yourselves. Tournament organizers have been instructed to throw any coaches, parents, or mangers out immediately, and if it continues the game will be forfeited, and I do not think anyone wants a forfeit. Thanks for listening to my rant.
Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:33
A Plainview attorney is being disbarred after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from clients, according to the Nassau County district attorney’s office.
Matthew Kogan, 40, repaid the full amount to victims as a result of prosecution for stealing client funds to pay off personal and professional expenses. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice recently announced that Kogan will no longer be able to practice law after stealing client funds instead of depositing the funds into his escrow account.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
Thousands of Long Islanders streamed into Burn Park in Massapequa recently for the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual Salute to America concert featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pop Orchestra with fireworks by Grucci.
The event paid tribute to veterans, past and present, and honored three deserving honorees: Guillermo Torres, Plainview’s Robert Reahl and Barbara Tortorice.
Torres is the winner of the Town’s Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Torres was wounded while on maneuvers.