] Three Village Times; August 20, 1999 Edition

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August 20, 1999

  • NEWS: Belmont Fair and Festival Returns

    Families will enjoy beautiful Belmont Park this summer when the world famous racetrack transforms its grounds to welcome thousands for an end-of-the-summer celebration. The Belmont Fair and Festival returns with more than 100 spectacular rides, games and free attractions daily for families to enjoy. The fair will be open for 10 fun-filled days and nights from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 6 (closed Monday, Aug. 30). FULL STORY

  • NEWS: Republican Legislators Pass Transfer Tax

    In an effort to shore up Nassau County's faltering economy, the Nassau County Legislature passed the controversial transfer tax at its Aug. 9 meeting. The transfer tax was proposed by County Executive Thomas Gulotta some months ago. Under its provisions, anyone selling real estate in Nassau County will have to pay a one percent tax to Nassau County, or $4000 on the sale of a $400,000 home. The measure was vigorously opposed by real estate interest and mortgage brokers. After Mr. Gulotta proposed the tax, the County Legislature had to request the state to take action authorizing the tax. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Tennis Tournament to Help World's Hungry

    Imagine: a tennis ball hit on Long Island helps to feed hungry children thousands of miles away! While it may seem far-fetched, that is exactly what happens when tennis players on Long Island participate in the Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournament. FULL STORY

  • OPINION: Concerns About the Future in Panama

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