May 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto recently attended the Association of Fire Districts of Nassau County's Annual Installation Dinner and meeting and had the honor of installing the organization's officers and newly elected officials. More...

Proposed tax increase in ASD: less than 1% in Babylon; 2.5% in O'Bay

A proposed budget in the Amityville School District will maintain all programs and staffing levels, help the district move forward with technology and enable it to make some major improvements to its buildings, playgrounds and athletic fields. More...

Town to consider Verizon cable franchise at meeting May 9th; looks to offer residents competition on cable rates

The Oyster Bay Town Board will consider a proposal by Verizon New York, Inc. to offer cable television service within the Town at a Tuesday, May 9, Town Board meeting, according to Town Supervisor John Venditto. More...

Special Sections

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Pets, Pets, Pets...

way. Every rescue person knows this, and some stop at that step. A happy ending is neither automatic nor guaranteed. It would be wonderful if the after shocks always ended when the animal was safe. More...

Library

At the Library

Massapequa 523 Central Avenue 798-4607 Massapequa Park More...

Events & Calendar

POST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: More...

St. David's students celebrate healthy snack month

Not only was St. Patrick's Day celebrated by the children who attend St. David's Evangelical Lutheran Church's Preschool, March was health snack month. All of the snacks were green in color said Robin Lever, director of the preschool. More...

YES Counseling center announces annual Golf Tournament for June 19

YES Community Counseling Center has announced its 12th Annual Golf Tournament to be held Monday, June 19 at the Bethpage RED, Bethpage State Park. More...

Special Education: The expensive vehicle that will help drive our children to a better future

Local schools are called upon to make major investments in the lives of children with special needs

Last year, 21 Long Island school districts' budgets were defeated, and a record number were forced to adopt austerity budgets. More...

Proposed Farmingdale School budget looks to increase spending 4.19 percent

The Farmingdale School District is asking residents to adopt a budget for the 2006/2007 school year that increases spending by 4.19 percent, maintains programs and enables the district to meet the educational needs of all students. More...

MSD students shine at National History Day Competition

Massapequa students have once again made the district proud after their participation in the National History Day Competition at Hofstra University. More...

PSD budget up $6M; NYS rebates to reduce impact, says Supt.

After long meetings, heated debates and painful decisions, the Plainedge School Board reached consensus on the school district's proposed spending plan for 2006-07, hoping their hard work would pay off and voters will approve the budget May 16. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Massapequa student named semi-finalist in National Scholarship

Kristin L. Roti of Massapequa High School was honored as a semi-finalist in the 37th annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Competition. More...

Student holds benefit for the New Orleans Public Library System

Marissa Ryan of Massapequa, a junior at St. John the Baptist in West Islip, has taken her love for reading and her compassion for the victims of a natural disaster to a new level. More...

Senator Fuschillo presents military medals to Anne Lantelme of Massapequa

Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently presented Navy veteran Anne Lantelme, a resident of MassapequaPark with the New York State medal for Merit and the New York State Conspicuous Service Star. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Caputo, Pequan

Massapequan Eleanor L. Caputo died March 25, 2006. She was 87 years old. More...

Dorothy Sullivan, 83, Massapequan

Dorothy Sullivan, a Massapequa resident, born in Brooklyn died March 16, 2006. She was 83 years old. More...

Madlyn Malton, formerly of Amityville and Massapequa

Madlyn Marie Malton, who raised her family in Massapequa and Amityville, died in North Carolina on April 7, 2006. She was 88 years old. More...

Opinion

Make your choice part of the process on May 16

The meetings have been held, the budget numbers have been crunched, and the decision about how your school tax money is going to be spent next year has been made. All that is left now is your vote to approve or deny that spending proposal. More...

Ad misstates facts says committee member

Dear Editor: As a member of the Massapequa School District Budget and Finance Committee for seven years, I feel the need to correct the misstatements in Gary Bennett's paid political advertisements. Mr. More...

Drop the windfall profits smear against America's oil companies

With the recent increase in gasoline prices, politicians and pundits are once again condemning oil companies for their high profits. More...

Poll

Should President Barack Obama grant amnesty to illegal immigrants through a Presidential executive order?