The Long Island Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC-LI) presented its Achievement in Crisis Communications Award to Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano for his personal participation and oversight of his administration’s communications activities during Superstorm Sandy, at its annual awards luncheon today at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
County Executive Mangano personally oversaw emergency operations before, during and after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on Long Island. As the storm went from radar screen to real world, the County Executive activated the Emergency Center wherein over 50 separate agencies came together to coordinate resources and instituted a pre-storm lifesaving plan where he called for the evacuation of 400,000 residents from flood zones and thousands of frail residents from nursing homes and Long Beach Hospital. Had County Executive Mangano not implemented an effective plan, communicated his plan properly or foreseen the damage associated with Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of lives may have been lost.
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently honored Debra O’Gorman, Amanda Roberts and Laurie Hooey for their adult volunteer service and lifelong achievements with the Girl Scouts. Debra, Amanda and Laurie received the GSUSA Appreciation Pin, which recognized their service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and their memorable impact in at least one community where Girl Scouting is offered.
Debra has been a Leader for seven years, watching her girls grow from Daisys to Cadettes. She is a great role model for girls, and is constantly volunteering despite having a full time job. She teaches her girls to stand up for themselves and do the right thing.
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) joined with community leaders in front of street lights which have started to be installed in the Hamlet of Oyster Bay. Jacobs and the Town of Oyster Bay were each able to provide funding for the street lights.
Jacobs said: “The combination of the lamp posts and the new street signs gives a nautical look to the entire area. It is always a pleasure to share in the happiness which we derive from enhancing our downtowns.”
(Left to right) Rob Brusca; Board Member Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce; Susan Dembo; Susan Dembo Acupuncture; Fran Walker: Chef Fran’s Kitchen; Leg. Jacobs; John DeLillo: Treasurer, OB/EN Chamber; Michele Browner: Secretary, OB/EN Chamber; Dottie Simons: President, OB/EN Chamber.
The Town of Oyster Bay unanimously voted to decrease the speed limit on a stretch of Cold Spring Road from Arizona Avenue to Laurel Hollow from 40 mph to 30 mph last Tuesday during a town board meeting. The selected area had become a primary concern for residents of Syosset and nearby towns and villages, following multiple accidents over the past few years.
Cold Spring Road is a Nassau County road, and the Town of Oyster Bay maintains jurisdiction on setting speed limits within the town’s locations.
A vehicle accident left a motorcyclist and his passenger dead following an accident on the New York State Thruway. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 near Exit 16 in Woodbury, the Associated Press reported.
According to officials, a Suzuki motorcycle operated by Rafaelito DeJesus, 23, of Valley Stream was headed north on the Thruway when he was hit by another vehicle.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill to protect young and inexperienced drivers by helping to remove distractions that could lead to accidents. The legislation. sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellin (R, Syosset), prohibits the use of cell phones—including hands-free devices—by drivers who hold learner’s permits.
“Young and inexperienced drivers, holding only a learner’s permit, are behind the wheel for one purpose—to learn how to safely operate a vehicle. These drivers need their full attention on the road and for the task of becoming a responsible driver,” said Senator Marcellino. “Even the best teenage drivers don’t have the judgment that comes with experience. Until a new driver has some skill and experience, the use of cell phones while driving should be banned.”
The College Board recently announced that 175 Jericho High School students were named Advanced Placement Scholars in four categories: Scholar, Scholar with Honor, Scholar with Distinction and National Scholar.
AP Examinations, which students take in May after completing college level courses, are graded on a five-point scale. Credit, advanced placement or both, is awarded at most of the nation’s colleges and universities for grades of 3 or higher.
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with outrage or relief to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including three from the Syosset area.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. That, some feel, is an over-reach and invasion of privacy, however others think it finally shows local government taking the issue seriously.
“I think they jumped the gun on this one,” one Syosset resident said, who was joined by two friends at a local store on break from work. “There are over 100 men whose reputations are ruined now - even if they are found innocent.”
Syosset High School has moved on to the Regional Semi-Finals of MSG Varsity’s “The Challenge,” and will take on Farmingdale High School on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., on Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14.
Syosset High School, joined by three other schools from Nassau County, heads into the Regional Semi-Final play while trying to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs.
Last month, the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association (NSWCA), co-sponsored the first-ever Long Island Groundwater Symposium, along with the Long Island Water Conference and the Suffolk County Water Authority.
This was part of May’s Water Awareness Month, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association (NSWCA), consisting of 21 Nassau and Suffolk water districts, including Jericho.
The five-hour informational program was highlighted by moderated panel discussions, featuring water supply industry professionals and elected officials. Topics of discussion included water availability, water quality, infrastructure management and long-term protection of Long Island’s groundwater supply.
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