Tina Springer and her two children, Amber, 14, and Hunter, 4, received the home they longed for in Bay Shore last week. Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk (HFHS) teachers and students from Syosset High School and volunteers who worked on the house, joined the Springer family for the dedication ceremony.
The Syosset Teachers Association decided to sponsor and build the Springer house after they recognized the success of their students in the Habitat Suffolk Student Build program. Construction began on Nov. 3, 2008 with 25 teachers and students. During the construction period, Syosset teachers and students were joined by additional volunteers from Long Island businesses, Henry Schein and Estee Lauder. “The Syosset students have participated in many of Habitat’s Student Build houses,” said Les Scheinfeld, associate director of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk.
Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi said it wasn’t easy but he has managed to propose a $2.617 billion budget for the 2010 fiscal year that doesn’t increase property taxes for Nassau County taxpayers. However, his critics say a new tax in the form of an Energy Tax that was imposed earlier this year is unfairly burdening taxpayers who are already paying hefty taxes.
Leibowitz has been a Youth Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation (JDRF) since she was diagnosed. As a Youth Ambassador, she volunteers her time creating awareness of diabetes by attending diabetes-related conferences and being an advocate for other young people with diabetes. In addition she participates in a variety of ways for fundraising events that JDRF sponsors.
The kids enjoyed bouncy rides, pony rides, face painting and a train that ran up and down the streets throughout the festival as their parents shopped and ate with their choice of cuisine with so many booths.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that a Muttontown man has been arrested on felony grand larceny charges after authorities charged him Tuesday with failing to give the state and county nearly $800,000 in sales and gasoline tax he collected at his Syosset gas station and auto repair shop.
Michael Ferrari, 43, was arrested Tuesday morning by DA investigators. He has been charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in First District Court, Hempstead.
A majority of the path has no protection from vehicles on the highway There are no barriers, trees or fencing to protect pedestrians from the oncoming traffic that passes within feet of the path.
Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, joined by county, village, school and health officials, announced the county has purchased refrigerators to store H1N1 vaccines, expected to be released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in October.
The county expects to receive enough vaccines for residents who fall into the “high-risk” category: pregnant women, children between the ages of six months and 24 years, individuals between the ages of 25 and 64 years with underlying health conditions, household contacts and caregivers of infants under the age of six months, health care workers and emergency medical personnel. Suozzi reminded residents to take the necessary precautions to remain healthy as schools open and the flu season kicks in.
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs recently reminded those grandparents who are raising their grandchildren that there is a non-parent caregiver grant available through the state of New York. According to Jacobs, many people who qualify for the grant do not apply for it.
“This is a little known resource to help ease the financial burden that grandparents often experience while raising their grandchildren,” Jacobs said. “And less than 10 percent of the people that are eligible for the grants have applied. I encourage grandparents to contact the National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights now. Money should not be an obstacle when raising grandchildren.”
That was only one of the messages that Nassau County Assessor Ted Jankowski, appointed by County Executive Suozzi in January of this year, wished to convey at a recent visit to Anton Community Newspapers.
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