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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.


Plainview Man Arrested

Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Plainview man on Friday December 18, at 6:30 p.m.

According to detectives, the defendant, William A. Tockash, 50, of Plainview approached the 17-year-old female victim as she was parked in her vehicle in the parking lot of the Plainview Public Library located at 999 Old Country Road, asked her the time then reached in, opened the door and entered her vehicle. Once inside, the defendant made the victim drive around the neighborhood and when the victim stopped her vehicle on Joyce Lane, the defendant threw the gearshift into park then put his hands across the victim’s face and mouth, police stated. The victim was able to grab the keys, exit the vehicle and scream for help. The defendant then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the rear yards on Joyce Lane.


Tom Suozzi’s Legacy As County Executive

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00
Time Will Tell Its Story

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi held a farewell party at the Garden City Hotel. He reflected on his years as county executive in front of staff members and supporters.

“Never forget you were part of something positive that made people’s lives better,” he told his staff members and supporters.

He also encouraged his supporters and staff members to stand by each other and take pride in the job they have done. “The challenge for each of us is to take this defeat and define meaning from it,” Suozzi said.


Chamber Holds Bake-Off Party

Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce held its first Holiday Bake-Off Party at the Haypath Park Community Center last week with close to 100 people attending. With entries from all parts of the dessert spectrum, there was something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.


POBJFK Grad Wins Emmy Award

Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

Art Dryce, owner of VideoArt Productions, Inc. based in Palm Harbor, FL, and a POBJFKHS graduate, took home an Emmy Award at the 2009 Suncoast Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences event. The event, which was held on Dec. 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, recognizes excellence in the broadcast industry.


Old Bethpage’s Kids Helping Kids Delivers Again

Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. not-for-profit organization located in Old Bethpage, via their “Making a Warmth of Difference” apparel program, delivered $140,000 in new coats, fleece and other winter related apparel to The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead.


Local Organization Encourages Residents To Shop Locally

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce (NCCC) recently announced their new “It Starts Here. Buy Locally” campaign, which is their most comprehensive promotional campaign to date encouraging consumers to support the local businesses in their downtowns during this holiday season.


Tom Suozzi Concedes Election to Edward Mangano

Written by Joe Rizza and Victoria Caruso-Davis Monday, 07 December 2009 08:52

Says He’s Proud of Accomplishments

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that he will not challenge the election between him and Republican opponent Ed Mangano, ensuring that Mangano will become the next Nassau County Executive next month.


Meet the Candidates for Plainview Water Commissioner

Monday, 07 December 2009 08:49

Residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Water District Commissioner elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Plainview Water District, 10 Manetto Hill Road in Plainview, just north of Old Country Road, in the back of the building. Voting is from 1 to 9 p.m. For more information, voters can call the Plainview Water District at 931-6469. Incumbent Kevin Langberg is seeking re-election and is being opposed by Andrew Bader for a three-year term as water commissioner. The following information was sent in by the candidates.


POB Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off ‘Buy Locally’ Campaign

Friday, 27 November 2009 11:13

The Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber kicked off a “Buy Locally” campaign at its monthly meeting at the Atria of Plainview on November 18. The POB Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce and the Huntington Township Business Council, urge everyone to shop and keep their money on Long Island. Spending money here in your local community contributes to the tax base which provide for local services. It helps to keep local business open and your neighbors employed.


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