April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

NMFD receives grant from King

Congressman Pete King presented the commissioners of the North Massapequa Fire Department with a replica of a check representing a $227,316 federal grant award which the department is receiving from the Department of Homeland Security for protectiv More...

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Schools/Sports

St. William students celebrate with "Hilarious Hat Day"

St. William the Abbot students during Catholic Schools Week. More...

St. Rose of Lima students take part in technology day

St. Rose of Lima School's seventh grade took part in a Diocesan sponsored Technology Day held at Adventureland, in Farmingdale. The students were required to find out how the rides operated and answer questions related to particular rides. More...

St. David's Lutheran Church soup spoilers cook up Lenten dinner

S t . David's Lutheran Church's cooking group known as "The Soup Spoilers" cooked up 20 gallons of lentil soup for the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) located in the Freeport Church of God Community Center, 146 Babylon Tpke., Freeport. More...

Events & Calendar

POST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: THURSDAY, April 24 •Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting: 8 p.m., Simpson Methodist Church, 30 Locust Ave., Amityville. Open meeting. For info., call 24-hr. More...

Bideawee to hold Furry Friends Festival April 26

Bideawee, one of the nation's oldest humane animal organizations, invites you to its Furry Friends Festival, Sat., April 26, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., April 27, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bideawee's Wantagh adoption center, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. More...

Meet the Candidates

Massapequa Council of PTAs will present a Meet The Candidates program, Thurs., May 1, 7:30 p.m. in the Massapequa High School auditorium, 4925 Merrick Rd., Massapequa. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Parents did the difficult but very noble thing

One can only imagine the anguish of the parents of 18-year-old Columbia South Carolina student Ryan Schallenberger went through in making the gutwrenching decision to turn their son in to police. More...

Public commentary

Teachers oppose unfair standards, not accountability

Dear Editor: Standardized tests are the wrong instruments for determining what makes a good teacher. As president of the Amityville School Board, Michele Sikhrangkur should know that. (See Letters, April 9, 2008. More...

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Today's news, April 30, 2008:

Settlement reached with local water districts over monitoring wells for Liberty contamination

After years of legal negotiations, South Farmingdale and Massapequa water districts have reached a settlement over the Liberty Superfund site. More...

Hearing set for major construction at Republic Airport

A modernization project on the largest piece of vacant land at Republic Airport will be the subject of an environmental meeting April 30. More...

Opposition mounts to proposed bike path

A proposed 13-mile South Shore bike way that would link the Bethpage and the Jones Beach Bike paths is being called unsafe by local leaders because, they said, it runs through busy streets. "This is a real safety and traffic issue... More...

 

People/Social

Jonathan Sole of Plainedge H. S. to participate in national science competition

Jonathan Sole from Massapequa and a student at Plainedge High School, was chosen to compete for a $50,000 college scholarship at the 2007-08 Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administe More...

Kristin Bailey Wett to wed Edward Raymond Quinn III

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wett, of Amityville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Bailey Wett, to Edward Raymond Quinn III, son of Mr. Edward Quinn Jr. and Ms. Maureen Quinn of Rockville Centre. More...

Ann and John Pianese celebrate 50 years of Marriage

Ann and John Pianese of Massapequa Park recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. John is retired from the Garden City Post Office. he is currently working part-time for Catholic ties. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets . . .

Search for Sensation: The Westminster Shooting House, Up Close and Personal

Members of the Westminster Kennel Club spent 24 years in Babylon. They didn't hold their famous dog shows here. Instead, these moneyed men bred and ran their prized pups, and also hosted pigeon shoots for members, clubhouse. More...

Obituaries

Bernadette Reynolds: 34-year 'Pequan

Longtime Massapequa resident and church volunteer, Bernadette Reynolds, died March 12, 2008. She was 74 years old. More...

Edward Jayson, engineer from Fairfield Republic

Longtime South Farmingdale resident and retired engineer, Edward Jayson, died March 15, 2008 after battling cancer. He was 75 years old and will be remembered for his zest for life, according to his family. More...

Rose Bertelle, former North Massapequan

Longtime North Massapequa resident Rose Josephine Bertelle, who loved her family and lived life to the fullest, died suddenly March 28, 2008 in Lake Arrowhead, California surrounded by her family. She was 85 years old. More...

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