March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Massapequa to hold first Saturday Budget Meeting

In order to provide greater access to all residents of Massapequa, the Board of Education will be holding its fourth budget discussion meeting on Saturday, March 28th from 9am until 11am in the Central Office Board Room. More...

German-American Dinner-Dance

The Bellmore Knights of Columbus, 2333 Bellmore Ave., will hold a German American Night dinner dance, Sat., April 18, 7:30 p.m. to midnight. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Usually dogs get all the credit for being pet psychics. Supposedly some predict seizures, insulin shock, or heart attacks; others find malignancies. One nursing home cat named Oscar has got them all beat. More...

Library

Post LIBRARY

Massapequa 523 Central Avenue 798-4607 Massapequa Park 40 Harbor Lane 799-0770 •Free income tax preparation will be available at the Massapequa Public Library courtesy of AARP Tax-Aide. More...

Events & Calendar

Mix Modern and Rustic pieces for a stylish feel

NewsUSA) - Good home design feels effortless. When inhabitants style rooms to reflect their personalities, rather than the latest design trends, they create thoughtful, comfortable homes. More...

Post CALENDAR

Thefollowing 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, March 26 •Plainedge Bd. of Ed. More...

Maria Regina students celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss

On Tues., March 3, the students of Maria Regina School in Seaford celebrated Read Across America in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. His birthday is actually March 2, but the event was postponed due to a snow day. More...

Opinion

To all public officials: Spend no more!

Editorial

We have been attending the budget meetings for our local school districts in both Nassau and Suffolk counties over the last few weeks and recognize the tough spot school officials and taxpayers find themselves in this year. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Americans should support Obama's economic plan­Dear

Public Commentary

Dear Editor: Over the next few weeks there will be a great deal of criticism of President Obama's plan to increase spending from the present three trillion dollars or 21 percent of GDP (gross domestic product) to 28 percent of GDP. More...

ASD settles Park Avenue lawsuits for $2.5M

Amityville School District taxpayers are recouping $2.5 million for the $22.2 million renovations project for the Park Avenue Memorial School. More...

Massapequa students are nationally recognized

As part of its ongoing commitment to college and career exploration and awareness, the Massapequa Public School District continues to expand and implement programs that allow students to experience an integrated curriculum aligned with their career More...

Town considering streamlining clean-up codes to speed up process

One change would eliminate need for Town Board to approve DPW action

In a move that officials said was designed to maintain the beauty of the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town Board announced that it is considering amending local codes to streamline the process of cleaning up abandoned and neglected properties both comm More...

Women's Philanthropic luncheon April 22nd

The Amityville Woman's Club will have its annual Philanthropic Luncheon on April 22. Thisyear, the proceeds will go to the Hospice Care Network of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. The chair of the event is Marilyn Brous. More...

 

People/Social

Massapequa BOE honors advanced placement students

The Massapequa Board of Education recently invited 176 students to a public meeting to recognize their outstanding achievement on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. More...

Educator honored at Gifted Education workshop

The Massapequa Public School District recently invited Nancy Heilbronner, a researcher at the University of Connecticut and an expert in the area of gifted education, to provide workshops for staff and parents on how to best meet the needs of the g More...

Snakes Alive!!!

Have you ever seen a bug from Madagascar in person? If you were a student at Schwarting Elementary School in the Plainedge School District you would be able to answer yes! More...

Obituaries

Edward J. Peterson, Good Samaritan Hospital administrator

Edward J. Peterson, of Clinton, NY, the first lay administrator of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY, passed away suddenly at his son's home in Brooksville, FL, from complications with emphysema. He was 82. More...

Ralph Salvatore, former Plainedge teacher

Retired Plainedge School District teacher and coach Ralph A. Salvatore died Feb. 1, 2009 in New York City. He was 73. More...

Valerie McDonough, former 'Pequan

Massapequa raised Valerie L. Hanlon McDonough died after a long illness on Feb. 19, 2009 in Sebring, Florida. She was 61 and dedicated her life to caring for her family. Born in Queens, she moved to Massapequa in 1954. More...

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