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Massapequa School Board president shuts down meeting amid controversy over 6th grade move - Free Access

By Michael ScroEmotions ran high at a Massapequa School Board meeting last night that ended abruptly with school board president Maryann Fisher shutting it down and going into executive session. More...

New initiatives give O'Bay top grades for transparency

Reclaim NY, a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to help promote government reform and accountability, has named the Town of Oyster Bay a leader in online transparency and accessibility. More...

Labriola announces run for Comptroller's Office

Steve Labriola, a Massapequa Park resident, former New York State assemblyman and Oyster Bay Town clerk, has announced the launching of his 2017 candidacy for N.C. comptroller. More...

Two educators square off for seat in 9th AD; special election May 23rd

A schoolteacher, Christine Pellegrino, who said she would fight for more school aid and to protect safe drinking water, squares off against a retired schoolteacher with Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Tom Gargiulo, in a special election for the New York State More...

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East Lake delivers messages of thanks to veterans

East Lake Elementary School in the Massapequa School District honored the men and women who have served in the military by participating in the Valentines for Veterans program.  More...

Plainedge students attend neuroscience lecture

Plainedge High School students in William Bertolotti’s science class attended a neuroscience lecture conducted by biochemist and physicist Dr. Thomas Jessell at Columbia University.  More...

Farmingdale students learn geometry

Farmingdale School District students at Woodward Parkway Elementary School recently discovered advanced mathematical concepts in a delicious way. More...

Obituaries

Marilyn Finnerty, longtime Massapequa Park resident, St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church parishioner

Marilyn Finnerty was a woman of faith. She passed that on to her children, telling them to live their lives and be spiritual. More...

Opinion

Our endorsement in NYS Assembly race

Two candidates with strong ties to their communities and records of service to families and children are running for a seat in the 9th Assembly District next week.  That seat became vacant when Assemblyman Joseph Saladino stepped down to become More...

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Fake news mustn’t drive the health care debate

There’s a dangerous disease spreading amongst political and media elites -- “soundbite-itis.” It causes policymakers to advocate ill-informed policies that hurt the very people they want to help. More...

Massapequa School District gives 23 teachers tenure - Free Access

The Massapequa School District Board of Education permanently welcomed 23 people to the family after granting them tenure at the May 18 meeting. The staff members successfully completed their probationary periods. More...

MASSAPEQUA FATHER AND SON CHARGED WITH STARVING THEIR DOGS - Free Access

Two Massapequa residents were arrested and charged this week with starving their two dogs. The arrests, class A misdemeanors, were made by the Nassau County SPCA. More...

Democrats announce candidates for O'Bay Town Board

Oyster Bay Democrats have announced a full slate to run for the Oyster Bay Town Board in November, and they’re counting on the recent ethics scandals at Town Hall and in the County Executive’s office to sweep them into office. More...

Village board approves budget with no tax increase

The Massapequa Park Village Board approved the 2017-18 budget at a recent meeting. The budget hold taxes flat for the upcoming year, following slight increases of 0.75 percent in 2015-16 and 0.25 percent in 2016-17. More...

Spring Weekend Events

Friday, May 19   •On Fri., May 19 at 10 a.m., the library will have Spring Tot Time. Join us for a morning of spring themed stories, songs, sensory crafts, and activities all for your little one. More...

 

People/Social

Nicholas Carbone receives Congressional nomination from Congressman Pete King

Nicholas Carbone, a Massapequa resident, was recently honored with a Congressional nomination to the United States Air Force Adademy by Rep. Pete King. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Half time at the construction site of the new Babylon Animal Shelter! The complex has taken shape in concrete and steel, and is about 50% complete. There’s been lots of progress since the floor was poured in December. More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Massapequa Park40 Harbor Lane516-799-0770www.massapequalibrar y.org More...

Events & Calendar

POST CALENDAR

The following is a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week. Readers should know that meetings are subject to change without notice. THURSDAY, May 18 •Amityville Rotary Weekly meeting: 8 a.m. More...

Anti-semitism program cancelled

An anti-semitism program, scheduled to be held at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh, Sun., May 21, has been cancelled. For information, call the Temple at 516-221-2370.   More...

Paint Night at church in West Islip

Paint Night will be held at Our Lady of Consolation, 111 Beach Dr., Tues., May 16, 6 to 8 p.m.  A step-by-step painting class will be offered in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. All supplies are included. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Action to Foreclose a Mortgage Index #: 17-000636 Mortgaged Premises: 20 Quail Run, Massapequa, NY 11758 SBL #: 53 - 16 - 22, 23, 24 Supplemental Summons and Notice of Object of Action Supreme Court Of The More...