A special election was held in the 15th New York State Assembly District (A.D.) Feb. 9. Over 5,400 residents turned out to vote with Republican Michael Montesano of Glen Head defeating Democrat Matt Meng of East Norwich. Montesano, who also ran on the Conservative and Independence Party lines, received 3,868 votes; Meng received 1,539 votes.
Yatauro Accuses him of Stalling, Criticizes His Plan for RepealAfter facing a hail of criticism and a possible legal action, Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt decided to ask that the pay raises for the Nassau County Legislature’s three top legislative leaders be rescinded. Schmitt had proposed the raises originally.
After working since July 1, 2009 without a contract, the Plainview Old Bethpage Board of Education voted 5-2 on Monday, Jan. 25 to approve new contracts for the Plainview Old Bethpage Congress of Teachers. This decision came after much debate.
On Monday, Jan. 25, at the first meeting of the Nassau County Legislature, that body voted to give pay raises to its three legislative leaders: Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt, Deputy Presiding Officer John Ciotti and Minority Leader Diane Yatauro. The pay raise vote went along party lines, with 11 Republicans voting for the raise, and eight Democrats in opposition.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is proud to announce that Superintendent Gerard W. Dempsey, Jr. has been honored with the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the county plans on sending aid to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake. Mangano set up a phone number for people to call to ways in which to help the people of Haiti, many of which have ties to residents of Nassau County.
Three students at Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School were recently named Intel semifinalists. The students are all part of the independent research program at POBJFKHS and they all worked with mentors at SUNY Stony Brook.
Says Current System Needs Reform to Ensure Fiscal Health
In an effort to reform a property tax assessment system he feels is broken, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano unveiled his plan to repair the assessment system to lessen the burden property tax refunds have on the county budget.
The Town of Oyster Bay held their induction ceremony at 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, in the hearing room, an hour after the first meeting of 2010. John Venditto was inducted into office as the 59th Oyster Bay Town Supervisor.
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