February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MWD petitioning Governor to clean up toxic plume

Over the past several years, the Massapequa Water District Board of Commissioners has been working to convince the Department of Environmental Conservation to stop the Bethpage groundwater contamination plume from entering the local public drinking w More...

Massapequa Park Lions offering scholarships

The Massapequa Park Lions Club will sponsor its annual scholarship for graduating high school seniors. The applicant must be a high school senior residing in Massapequa or Massapequa Park. More...

SFWD issues safety alert to residents

The South Farmingdale Water District urges all residents to be aware of fraudulent activities within the community. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

2011 SUFFOLK PAL CHAMPIONS

Massapequa Mustangs Present Annual Awards, 2011 Massapequa Mustangs Senior Awards

Mustang eight-year-old team Mustang 10-year-old team Mustang 12-year-old team More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Last Tuesday evening, the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show culminated with a “Peke on the Rocks.” “Malachy,” a fouryear old Pekingese, beat over 2000 champions entered in 185 breeds and varieties. More...

Poster Pets for Adoption

Above, “Charlotte” ~ Shih tzu More...

Events & Calendar

This week’s Calendar of 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, February 23 More...

YES celebrates 35 years

On Thurs., March 22, the Board of Directors at YES Community Counseling Center will host a dinner to be held at The Riviera in Massapequa, celebrating the agency’s 35th anniversary. More...

Support Good Samaritan Hospital’s blood drive February 27

Walter Baraclough donates blood at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center several times a year. More than 10 years ago, his wife was told she could no longer be a blood donor due to a medical issue. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay, New York, shall hold a regular meeting to conduct the public business of the government of the Town of Oyster Bay, on Tuesday, the 13th day of March, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. More...

Massapqua Park VFW Post honors Vivian Begandy

VFW Sgt. Peter F. Colleran Jr. Post 7763 of Massapequa Park recently held a Red, White and Blue event honoring Vivian Begandy, wife of former Post Commander Richard Begandy. More...

MSD approves calendar with August date for opening of school in 2012

School’s out for the summer. Or is it? For the first time in recent history, the Massapequa School District will begin the 2012 fall semester before the Labor Day weekend. More...

Local runners place in GLIRC meet

Brian Spillane of Massapequa took first place in the men’s 35- 39 age group in the Greater Long Island Running Club’s (GLIRC) RunNassau Series Feb. 11. The race was held at Old Bethpage Restoration Village. More...

Berner kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

Alfred G. Berner Middle School was a sea of red and white recently as students and staff members kicked off the 50th anniversary celebration wearing the school’s original colors. More...

 

People/Social

Frank Flood recognized for his service

Mayor James Altadonna presented a citation to Frank Flood recognizing his years of service as commissioner at the Massapequa Water District. More...

Liam Lepre is Pack 776’s Pinewood Derby winner

Massapequa’s Pack 776 hosted its annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Fri., Jan. 20. The Scouts are given a block of wood and have to design, paint and name their car. Liam Lepre was Pack 776’s Pinewood Derby champion. More...

Maria Regina School reunion March 3

Maria Regina Elementary School in Seaford is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. There will be an alumni party, Sat., March 3, 7 to 11 p.m. following a special alumni Mass at 5:30 p.m. More...

Library

This week at the Library

Massapequa523 Central Avenue516-798-4607Massapequa Park40 Harbor Lane516-799-0770www.massapequalibrar More...

Obituaries

Gerardo De Santo, local businessman and Massapequa Park resident

Jerry De Santo, a Massapequa Park Village resident who owned De Santo Construction Corporation and De Santo Bros. Nursery on Broadway in Massapequa, died Jan. 28, 2012. He was 74 years old. Mr. De Santo was born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

DEC plan for contaminated plume is sorely insufficient

•A new homeowner cleared away some brush from his backyard to make room for a swing set for his children. He was fined $5,000 by the New York State DEC because it was a protected area. More...

Writer on taxes: From each according to his ability

Dear Editor, More...

Poll

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