On Nov. 14, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy held town hall meetings for seniors who had questions about enrolling in the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. The response was overwhelming as more than 800 people attended.
Last May, the Franklin Square School District proposed 2005-2006 budget failed on the first try. The May before, the West Hempstead School District and the Sewanhaka Central High School District saw their proposed 2004-2005 budgets go down on the first try. Failing school budgets have become common for Long Island School Districts whose residents are clearly sending a message that they cannot pay annual increasing school taxes.