Roger Corbin’s 14-year tenure as legislator of Nassau County’s 2nd District came to an end last Tuesday. In primary Sept. 15, Democrats voted current North Hempstead Town Councilman Robert Troiano as their candidate of choice. Troiano received 1,261 votes to oust Corbin, who received 749 votes, and secure a place on the November ballot.
Milestone Birthdays at the
Arbors Assisted Living Community
Two very special Centenarians who are still young at heart, Gene Scala, 104, and Lucy Richter, 103, were honored Aug. 27 with a joint birthday party celebration at The Arbors Assisted Living Community at Westbury.
Gene Scala was born in Naples, Italy, in 1905. When he was 14 years old, he came to America to work as a barber and a tailor in Brooklyn. A seasoned musician for 70 years, Scala played in several bands and performed in a symphony orchestra. He still plays the saxophone and clarinet today, and every Wednesday you can find Scala showing off his bowling skills at the local bowling alley. He recently received the distinction of being the oldest active bowling member in the United States.
Carousel Day School in Hicksville has started the new school year fully licensed. Under the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the agency that oversees a day care provider caring for three or more children more than three hours a day, Carousel is now licensed to accommodate 102 children.
Carousel, which has operated in Hicksville since 1956, made headlines earlier this year when 2-year-old Olivia Raspanti died after choking on a carrot she retrieved from a bag underneath her teacher’s desk. Further investigation into the toddler’s death determined that the school’s day care program was not licensed.
Since 2004, there have been 67 raccoons positively infected with rabies and the Nassau County Department of Health believes there is a high probability that other raccoons are also infected. Because of the threat to wildlife and domestic animals from terrestrial rabies, action needs to be taken quickly to prevent rabies from becoming endemic here.
Continuing the effort to eradicate raccoon rabies in Nassau, the county’s Department of Health, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Health, Cornell University and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will again distribute raccoon rabies vaccine to protect residents from rabies.
In its second year at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) in East Meadow, the Farmers’ Market is still growing in popularity. With the ‘go green’ initiative in full swing, more and more consumers are interested in knowing exactly where their food comes from and what’s in it.
Ethel Terry of The Fred and Ethel Terry Farms in Orient Point runs the Long Island Growers Market, which operates 13 sites - including NUMC - throughout Long Island.
The controversial Celleno & Barnes billboard located on the Cherry Lane trellis was removed Aug. 20.
Last month, Senator Craig Johnson joined with Carle Place residents to oppose the advertisement on the grounds that it was a “disruptive eyesore” that distracted drivers, slowed traffic and was out of sync with the character of a residential community.
Earlier this month, Westbury officially renamed its village square in honor of a man who was not only the driving force behind its creation but who, as mayor for nearly three decades, served as the cornerstone of the village.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey announced that a joint investigation performed by their offices and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has led to the arrest of a former Hicksville teacher who authorities say possessed dozens of images of child pornography on a computer in his East Meadow home.
Westbury Village Mayor Peter Cavallaro last week submitted written comments to the Hempstead Town Board relating to the Lighthouse Development Project currently under consideration for the Nassau Coliseum site in Uniondale.
As far back as 2005, Cavallaro, then a village trustee, expressed public support for the project because of the community development and economic opportunities (jobs, etc.) that the project promises for the region. Cavallaro said that he still supports the project, despite the very significant magnitude of the proposal, and the potential for it to have impacts (both positive and negative) to Nassau County in the future. Cavallaro said that, “if done right, the project will have far more positive benefits than detrimental effects.”
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