Who knows if the influx of mosquitoes in Nassau County can be attributed to the mild winter, standing water or overgrown vegetation; however, one thing is certain – this is the summer of the “skeeter.”
These bloodsuckers aren’t your grandparent’s mosquitoes – the Asian tiger mosquito is more aggressive, harder to kill and bites during the daytime. I predict an outbreak of agoraphobia way before we see another West Nile scare.
In response to Susan Lerner’s opinion piece in Newsday on July 3, entitled “Voters Are The Losers In Nassau Fight,” The League of Women Voters of Nassau County believes in many of the same principles Ms Lerner proposes. As a nonpartisan organization, the league has repeatedly spoken before the county legislature and to the temporary advisory redistricting commission for a fairer and more transparent process for redistricting than is currently being considered by this advisory commission.
The league believes first that the advisory commission should conduct hearings to receive input from residents about how the process should occur and suggestions on how district lines should be drawn. Then, after the commission creates proposed districts, there should be additional public hearings to discuss them. These hearings should be in all three towns and two cities in Nassau County and should occur at a variety of times (day and evening) and at multiple locations in order to accommodate as many people as possible. Equally important is that all meeting locations be handicapped-accessible.
It is difficult to express my disappointment that the Assembly did not pass our CPR in Schools bill (S2491/A3980) to ensure that all students learn CPR before graduating from high school. In August of 2006, my 14-year-old daughter, Leah, went into sudden cardiac arrest while trying out for the volleyball team at Bethpage High School. Thankfully, Leah’s life was saved by her coach. However, to think that her fellow teammates could have saved her life as well after a short CPR lesson is empowering.
I am truly thankful to my representative, Senator Kemp Hannon, for sponsoring and helping champion the passage of the CPR in Schools legislation in the Senate. He is well aware how important this bill is to saving lives.
With the temperatures heating up, we all need ways to keep cool during the scorching hot months of July and August. Sitting home in the air conditioning is a nice thought, but few can enjoy that luxury seven days a week.
For starters, keep a close eye out for the following heat-related symptoms: headache, light-headedness, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and low pulse rate. Elderly residents are more susceptible to heat stroke; check in on any senior citizen who live close by and lend them a hand or offer some advice on staying cool, especially during the hottest times of the day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
I submit that this, teaching students to dance, represents a poor use of our tax dollars when we as a district are struggling educationally.
Lacrosse has been a staple of athletics on Long Island for decades and this Saturday, the Long Island Lizards will host former Manhasset lacrosse player and legendary National Football League running back Jim Brown at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
Brown’s career numbers for his football career are, quite literally, off the charts, as few running backs even came close to matching his average yards per game (104.3) and yards per carry (5.2). He was named an All American at Syracuse University for lacrosse, scoring 43 goals in 10 games his senior year.
Contemporary culture in America contains a disturbing amount of violence.
Many young people across the country will probably watch a violent movie and play a violent video game today.
Unfortunately, violence in modern entertainment is somewhat unavoidable. Does all that visual consumption feed into what ends up being the horrendous crimes reported in the news media, as we have on the front page of this newspapers today?
On June 23, 2012 The Westbury Union Free School District held its High School graduation at the air-conditioned Tilles Center on the campus of C. W. Post University. The graduates, parents and guests were happy and proud.
The Tilles Center at C. W. Post University has been the site of Westbury’s High School graduations for over 10 years. Westbury’s High School graduation ceremony in terms of venue is truly exceptional.
The Carle Place community is saying goodbye to its high school principal, Neil Connolly, after 37 years serving the school district.
Though the quantity of the years is a tremendous figure, many could argue that the quality of those years is the more impressive feat.
A woman fighting the fires of war on three continents, as a foreign war correspondent, is who she was and what she did. Marie Colvin – a Long Island native and Oyster Bay High School graduate – had been the targeted victim of Syrian despot Bashar Assad’s artillery. Colvin’s days of wake and funeral were spent celebrating her heroic life.
At the end, as family returned to their vehicles, I thrust my hand through an open window where Rosemarie, her mother, was sitting. I held her hand and said, “Thank you,” all the while musing about the fruit that doesn’t drop far from the tree. And what the priest had said about the potato.
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