June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Castaldo is Reflections winner

Nicholas Castaldo, of Massapequa, a seventh grade student at Massapequa's Berner Middle School, was a first place winner for Nassau District PTA Reflections contest. He won for his DVD production. More...

ASD replaces Northwest Principal; rumors circulate about incident that led to change

In what came as a surprise move to many, the Amityville School District replaced Stacey Fischer, the principal at the Northwest Elementary School, ef More...

Cub Scout Pack 590 learns about law enforcement

Massapequa Pack 590's Cub Scouts visited the Seventh Police Precinct re­cently to learn all about law enforce­ment. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Registration now open for outdoor baseball/softball skills program

Registration is now open for the Town of Oyster Bay Outdoor Baseball/Softball Skills Program, according to Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto. More...

Fowl Ball!

Ducks keep rolling in mid June

Estee Harris hit his second grand slam of the season against Newark, Sunday, June 14. The Ducks won, 17-6, and swept the veteran-stacked Bears. At press-time, the Ducks were 26-23 and in second place in the Atlantic League's Liberty Division. More...

St. Rose CYO fifth grade travel Volleyball ends playoffs with 3-0 record

In May, the St. Rose of Lima's CYO fifth grade travel volleyball team became the fifth grade Long Island CYO Division champions, ending their playoff run with a 3-0 record. In the regular season, their record was 24-6. More...

Library

Post LIBRARY

Massapequa 523 Central Avenue 798-4607 Massapequa Park 40 Harbor Lane 799-0770 •Both locations of the Massapequa Public Library will be closed Sundays during the summer as of June 28. 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. More...

VFW to host informational meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7763, located at 1012 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, will be hosting the community rela­tions team from the Veterans Affairs Medi­cal Center, Tues., July 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. More...

MPK Independence Day activities planned

The Incorporated Village of Massapequa Park an­nounced the Independence Day activities taking place in its Village. On Sat., June 27, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 15 will host Irish Night in Brady Park from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Opinion

Out of session also means out of our pocketbooks

Editorial

Awaiting action by the New York State Senate, which is embroiled in a power struggle and at last report is still in a deadlock, are bills that would increase taxes on the purchase of cigarettes in Nassau and Suffolk counties; reauthorize a hotel-mo More...

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Public Commentary

T-shirts sent wrong message to Plainedge community

Dear Editor: I attended the Plainedge Board of Education Public Business meeting on June 11, 2009. It is the last meeting of the school year where retiring em­ployees are honored for their many years of service to Plainedge children. More...

A chapter in the long history of Massapequa library comes to a close

The Massapequa public library has announced that after 48 years the bookmobile will be retired. Its final trip through Massapequa will be made the last week in July. More...

Massapequa Fire Department holds 99th Installation Dinner

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto (4th right), Councilwoman Rose Marie Walker (2nd right) and Councilman Joseph G. Pinto (2nd left) attended the Massapequa Fire Department 99th Annual Installation Dinner in Melville. More...

MFD celebrates 100 years...a retrospect

Sometime in the fall of 1909, William J. Hoffmann and Christian W. Went More...

LI Progressive Coalition presents "Rethinking Afghanistan"

Tonight, Wed., June 24, 7:30 p.m. there will be a showing of Robert Greenwald's DVD Rethinking Afghanistan at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., Massapequa Park. More...

Law passed to help first responders

Assemblyman Joseph S. More...

 

People/Social

Daleview Care Center honors community volunteers

Daleview Care Center, located in Farmingdale, celebrated National Volunteer Week by hosting a festive brunch for dozens of volunteers who regularly visit the facility to volunteer their time in a variety of capacities. More...

Republic Airport lessons from hurricanes past and present

With the 2009 hurricane season approaching, Republic Airport in Farmingdale became a classroom for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane experts who brought their biggest hurricane hunter aircraft to convince Long Islande More...

Ann Bambino Lodge #2353 installs officers

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, third from right; Council­woman Rose Marie Walker, second from right and Councilman Joseph G. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

A "Grim" but true feline fairy tale "Once upon a time on a far away long island there were two towns named Hempstead. Both towns had plenty of homeless cats. More...

Obituaries

Jessie Egan, gifted artist & educator at 81

Longtime East Massapequa resident and artist Jessie Frances Egan died May 23, 2009 at Peconic Bay Hospital in Riverhead afteran extended illness. She was 81. She was born July 31, 1927 in New York City to Harold and Mary K. More...

John Terino, loving family man

Longtime Massapequa Park resident and beloved family patriarch John J. Terino died May 16, 2009. He was 92. Born in Queens, he lived on Lourae Drive in The Park for more than 52 years where he was lovingly dubbed "the mayor. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Notice of Formation of Hamdan Athletic Perfor­mance LLC filed with Sec­retary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/29/09. Officelocation: Nassau County. More...

Poll

Do you expect to spend more this holiday season than you did last year?