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Town to Hold STAR Help Day

Supervisor May Newburger and Receiver of Taxes Ann Galante have announced a "STAR Application Help Day" for North Hempstead residents on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Receiver of Taxes Office, 200 Plandome Road (Town Hall Annex) Manhasset.

"Many seniors have asked questions about the new Star School Tax Relief applications," said Receiver Galante. "We will have staff members available to provide information and help seniors complete their applications."

Seniors attending should bring all necessary paper work, including copies of their deeds, proofs of age and residency and all 1996 earnings statements.

The STAR program is available to seniors 65 years old and up with total incomes less that $60,000 for 1996. The application filing deadline is Dec. 31, 1997.

For further information about STAR Help Day, seniors can call 869-7633.

Women's Job Training Award Now Available

Nassau County Legislator Barbara Johnson (D-Port Washington) reports that applications are now available for the Women's Opportunity Award which assists women who need additional skills, training or education to upgrade their employment status.

The awards are given by the Soroptimist Club of Nassau County, a branch of the Soroptimist International of Americas, a business and professional women's organization. Applicants must show financial need and must indicate that specific educational training is necessary for entry or re-entry in the job market. The award is for part-time or full-time study on the undergraduate level.

Legislator ijnvites interested women to call her office at 571-6211 for an application.

Low-Cost Utility Program

New York State Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli is urging businesses and not-for-profit organizations to take advantage of "Power for Jobs,," a new low-cost electricity program that was spearheaded by the Assembly and enacted during the 1997 legislative session. "Power for Jobs" will award 400 megawatts of power over three years to businesses that agree to retain or create jobs in New York State. Seventy-five megawatts have been earmarked for small companies and not-for--profit organizations.

To qualify, businesses must have an average peak demand of 400 kilowatts. For more information, businesses can call 1-888-JOBS-NYPA.

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