More Stringent Background Checks for Day Care Workers Needed
On May 10, the Suffolk-based Parents for Megan's Law, along with the parents of two children who attended Play Play Play, called upon lawmakers to require day care owners to check the New York State Sex Offender Registry prior to allowing any individual entry into a day care center. The proposal comes in the wake of allegations that Sandra Henderson, owner of the Westbury-based Play Play Play day care center, hired a Level 2 sex offender and that a background check on the man was never done.
Day Care Center Parent Speaks Out
Carver Lewis, a lifelong Westbury resident, is the father of two children - a 20-month old boy and an 8-year-old girl, who attended the Play Play Play day care center on Garden Street. In late March, Lewis filed a complaint against the center's owner, Sandra Henderson, and employee Emmet Charles. His complaint, which originated out of concern for how his children were being treated, resulted in uncovering that Charles, who had been working at the center as a handyman, is a registered Level 2 sex offender who was convicted and served a year in prison during the late 1990s for sodomozing a 7-year-old boy.
Athletic Events Scheduled
The following is a list of athletic events of Thursday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 26 at Carle Place Middle/High School:
Opening Day in East Meadow
The Central Nassau Little League recently celebrated the start of the 2004 season with an Opening Day Parade in East Meadow with Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes; Douglas Ingram, manager; Westbury residents Ginny Iadevaia and Anna and Dominica Marciano and Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla. Central Nassau baseball players are Timothy Ingram, Al Iadevaia, Thomas Fusco, Joe Gismondi, Michael Leonard, Joe Falgiano, Andrew Polleh, Matt Siatta, Kevin Schneider, Peter Evangalist and Cillian O'Sullivan
Letters to the Editor
From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy