Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00
A Nassau County court official was discovered dead at the bottom of a backyard swimming pool at her Syosset home on Wednesday June 26 at 10:09 a.m., a Nassau County police spokesperson said.
The body of Patricia Doyle, 55, was found lying face down in her swimming pool Wednesday morning when a hired landscaper arrived at her Azalea Drive home. Police said they received a 911 call reporting the incident at 10:09 a.m. and within four minutes, Doyle had been pronounced dead by a Nassau County Ambulance Medical Technician.
Doyle had been a longtime employee of the New York State Unified Court System, working as a court referee for more than 29 years, according to a state biography. She had worked at the Nassau County Family Court as an attorney-referee who specialized in custody and visitation matters.
In a statement released by the state court system, Thomas Adams, the Nassau County administrative judge said, “We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Patricia Doyle. Her legacy is one of compassion and fairness. She proudly served the residents of Nassau County with great distinction and respect.”
According to a candidate profile assembled when Doyle ran unsuccessfully in 2006 for a seat as a Family Court Judge, she volunteered extensively as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Edward’s Church and served as former legal counsel to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians National Board.
Police said an investigation into Doyle’s death is continuing, but there appears to be no criminality involved.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
A Syosset surgeon has become the first in the United States to present findings from a clinical trial on a combined bariatric approach to enhance weight loss that involves implanting a Lap Band and performing surgery on the stomach.
Plication, or surgery to fold the outer curve of the stomach into a pleat, is new in its application to bariatric surgeries. For decades, the procedure was used to treat perforated ulcers or stomach trauma.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.