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.”
New York State Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to be more selective when it comes to what advertisements are erected on train trellises. After several residents contacted his office complaining about a billboard on a Carle Place overpass, Johnson called a July 29 press conference to announce he has proposed legislation that would require the MTA to develop standards that would draw a distinction between advertising that could be placed in residential districts and in other areas.
A bipartisan committee at the Nassau County Board of Elections ruled Aug. 6 that Robert Troiano has enough valid signatures to remain a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Legislative District.
The North Hempstead Democratic Party announced that Viviana Russell of Westbury is their candidate for town board District 1. Russell, 37, will run for the seat currently held by Robert Troiano, who is not seeking re-election on a town level.
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