November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MSD approves controversial sensitivity training• IN THEworkshopsNEWS •

Measure passes on second try following debate and discussion

A heated discussion about the new statewide Dignity Act and the hiring of a special consultant to train and help staff understand it continued at the latest Massapequa School Board meeting. More...

Scouts, veterans and MPK officials hold Veterans Day services

Mayor James Altadonna joined local officials and members of American Legion Post 1066 at Klestinec Park, Massapequa, for a Veterans Day service. More...

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND

Friday, November 30 •Old Fashioned Village Christmas, Babylon Village, 5 to 9 p.m. along Deer Park Avenue and Merrick Road. Free 2-hour parking. More...

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Pets pets pets

When I take my Afghan Hounds to the groomer in East Islip, I often wait for them, meandering through a nearby cluster of church thrift stores looking for “treasures.” My groomer is so skilled that she and her staff can bathe, dry and brus More...

Library

At yourr library

Massapequa 523 Central Avenue 516-798-4607 Massapequa Park 40 Harbor Lane 516-799-0770 www.massapequalibrar y.org. More...

Events & Calendar

Taking steps for disaster relief

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino tours with United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Congressman Peter King to determine needs assessment in Massapequa. More...

Last Hope “Trees of Love” Lighting Ceremony Dec. 15

Last Hope is joining other shelters and animal groups around the country by remembering deceased and lost pets and honoring those pets still with us. More...

Maria Regina holiday fair Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Maria Regina Church will hold its holiday craft fair, Fri., Nov. 30, 6 to 10 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 4045 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford. For information, call 516-798-2415. More...

New Howitt Middle School students "Meet & Greet"

Sixth-grade students at the Farmingdale School District's Howitt Middle School were invited recently to a "Meet and Greet" social hosted by the school's PTA. More...

MHS recognizes HIV/AIDS awareness week

In an effort to heighten awareness, spark conversation and commemorate those who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, the Massapequa School District will host a public viewing of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on Thurs., Nov., 29, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Village works with FEMA to recoup costs of storm

Massapequa Park Village sustained a financial hit of close to $1 million as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and Mayor James Altadonna announced last week that he is working with FEMA and the Village’s insurance carrier to recoup those expenses. More...

Oyster Bay school tax collection deadline extended

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich advises Town of Oyster Bay property owners that the original Nov. More...

 

People/Social

Col. Gilbert Potter Chapter members attend 116th State Conference

Col. Gilbert Potter Chapter members attended the 116th State Conference New York Sate Organization, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held Sept. 28 to 30 in Tarrytown. More...

Knights of Pythias takes part in annual food drive for Island Harvest

Mid Island Lodge No. 828 Knights of Pythias State of New York once again took part in the food drive for Island Harvest. More...

Lustgarten Foundation holds Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

Nancy Ticali, of Massapequa, with team Moving in Mary’s Memory at the Lustgarten Foundation’s 12th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, where 100 percent of every dollar raised will go directly to pancreatic cancer research More...

Obituaries

Donna Marie Fox, former Massapequa resident, Berner High School graduate, wife and mother

Donna Marie Fox, 53, a former resident of Amityville and Massapequa, died in Cape Coral, Tues., Nov. 6, 2012, after a battle against lung disease. Mrs. Fox was born in Brooklyn, on February 11, 1959. More...

LeRoy Van Nostrand, Jr., longtime school district attorney

LeRoy Van Nostrand, Jr., a longtime Amityville attorney and community leader, died on Oct. 29, 2012 at his home. He was 95 years old. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Let’s rebuild a joy for the season

Every year at this time, people’s adrenaline levels rise, patience wears thin and a sense of urgency takes over. More...

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A community works together in time of strife More...

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