May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

MPK Village plans to lay off five full-time employees as part of new budget

Mayor says cuts should have no major impact

Layoffs for full and part-time employees as well as some seasonal workers are part of the plan under the 2010-11 Massapequa Park Village. These and other cuts reduced spending by approximately $767,000 over this year. The payoff? More...

Construction underway at South Farmingdale Water District

TheSouth Farmingdale Water District has broken ground on construction of a new water treatment facility, even without having received the promised funds from the U.S. Navy. More...

Honors for fallen law enforcement officers

Local officials took part in the annual dedication ceremony at the New York State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Wall, honoring those who have fallen in the line of duty over the course of the pas More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Long before Lassie came home or even fished Timmy out of the well, courageous Collies portrayed in the Terhune books mesmerized readers. Albert Payson Terhune (1872- 1942) based his fictional canines loosely upon his own beloved Collies. More...

Library

It's Happenin' At Your Library

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Obituaries

State Supreme Court Justice and Massapequan Angelo D. Roncallo

Former U.S. Congressman, Nassau Supreme Court Justice and longtime Republican powerhouse Angelo Roncallo died Tues., May 4 of a heart attack. He was 82. A resident of Massapequa, and a founding parishioner of Maria Regina R.C. More...

Opinion

Free speech is sometimes offensive speech

Suffolk lawmakers DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) and Ricardo Montano (D-Brentwood), are attempting persuade their colleagues in the legislature to apply economic sanctions against the Smithtown Messenger, the weekly newspaper that ran what they a More...

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New EPA regulations intrude further into citizens’ lives—and homes

Dear Editor: Mr. Coyne’s letter about the EPA (April 22, New EPA regulations have a negative impact on Long Island’s real estate values) brings up some questions. More...

Latest News: Local School Budget results

All local voters approve their budgets

In Massapequa, voters approved their school budget,3,245 to 2,621 and reelected SchoolBoard Trustee Tim Taylor, 3,676. He defeated Gail Kubit, who garnered 3,393 votes. More...

Latest news: MHS hosts field and track event

Outstanding performances by Massapequa athletes

On Fri., May 7, Massapequa High School hosted the 2nd Under the Lights Track and Field Competition. More than 1,000 athletes representing 36 high schools in Nassau and Suffolk competed. More...

Daniel Yuengling of Plainedge honored with BOCES award

The Plainedge School District announced that Daniel Yuengling was named a 2009 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award winner. More...

Massapequa firefighters rescue woman from burning home; 6 dogs pulled from blaze too

In late April, Massapequa firefighters made a dramatic rescue of a woman and her six dogs from a fire that occurred at her home on Clocks Boulevard, East Massapequa. The fire occurred at approximately 7:11 p.m. More...

Library budgets in Massapequa and Plainedge on the ballot next week

Cost of living increases and the new MTA tax have driven up local library budgets marginally, and voters head to the polls this week to vote on them and select library board trustees. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Soccer Club Alumni match May 28

The Massapequa Soccer Club is organizing a first ever alumni soccer match for Berner alumni vs. Massapequa alumni., Memorial Day weekend., Fri., May 28, 6 p.m. at Burns Park. Alumni, family and interested individuals are welcome. More...

ASD cuts positions; brings in tax levy increase of less than 3%

Amityville Schools is presenting a $77 million budget proposal to residents on Tuesday, a plan that calls for $2.23 million more in spending for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Celebrating President's Day at St. William the Abbot

Seaford’s St. William the Abbot first graders from Mrs. Cromarty’s class celebrated President’s Day by building log cabins from pretzel rods. More...

Events & Calendar

This Week’s events

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 13 More...

Residents reminded of restrictions on operating leaf blowers

Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan reminds residents that the Town of Oyster Bay has a law restricting the hours of operation for leaf blowers. More...

Last Hope offers free rabies vaccines and low-cost wellness exam for cats and dogs

Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. will be offering a free rabies vaccine clinic for dogs or cats, and a low-cost dog/cat wellness exam clinic (including free heartworm testing for dogs) on Sun.June 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION OF THE MASSAPEQUA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF OYSTER BAY AND NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Public Hearing of the qualified voters of the Massapequa Union Free School D More...

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