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Democrats Blast Pay Stipend Increase Approved by Republican Legislators

Written by Joe Scotchie and Denise Nash Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

Overall Salary Increase for Top County Leaders

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.


Superintendent Gerard Dempsey Honored as One of Nassau BOCES Influential Individuals

Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

One of Only 13 Chosen

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 Looks to Provide Earthquake Relief

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

County Executive Announces Way to Send Aid

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 POBJFKHS Students Announced as Intel Semifinalists

Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

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.


Stories That Made Headlines in 2009

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

Continuing with tradition, here are the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald’s top stories of 2009, as selected by the editor. They are listed here in no particular order. Due to space constraints, not all information can be included in this list. We encourage residents to write or e-mail in their top stories of the year. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send comments to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald at 132 East Second Street, Mineola, NY 11501.


County Executive Aims to Fix Reassessment System

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

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.


TOB Inducts Elected Officials

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

John Venditto Inducted as the 59th Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor

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.


Big Promises After Big Win From Nassau County GOP Legislators

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

Assure Lower Costs, Same Service, No New Taxes at Inauguration

The ticket that County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.


Plainview Water Superintendent Tobin Elected Chairman of LIWC

Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

The Long Island Water Conference (LIWC) is pleased to announce that Richard W. Tobin has been appointed Chairman, effective as of Dec. 28. Tobin previously served as First Vice Chairman for the LIWC.


Legislators Join Together and Repeal Home Energy Tax

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature recently voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it. During a meeting Dec. 21, the 19-member legislature voted 13-5 in favor of eliminating the tax; Republican Nassau County Executive-elect Edward Mangano, who currently represents the 17th District, was not present for the meeting and therefore did not vote.


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