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Mayor James Altadonna says reduced state aid is a community concern; begins lobbying effort to ensure that Massapequa gets its fair share

With the announcement that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget will reduce state aid to the Massapequa School District, Massapequa Park Village Mayor James Altadonna said he is looking to begin a community effort to “educate” the governo More...

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The volunteers who participated in the Massapequa Park Village’s Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony and the Holiday Open House were recently recognized by the board for their effort More...

New Yorkers are having healthier babies

State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., announced last month that the rate of premature birth in New York is dropping. In 2009, 12.2 percent of New York’s babies were born prematurely. More...

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Schools/Sports

Massapequan drafted into National Soccer League

The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) announced that Vicki DiMartino was selected for the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League draft on Jan. 18. She was drafted by the Western New York Flash in the third round. More...

LOCAL SCHOLARS MAKE THE NEWS

•The following local residents were named to the dean’s list at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island for the fall 2012 semester are Natalie Sabia and Samantha Schlich of Massapequa and Connor Lewis of Farmingdale. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets pets pets

Change of life. Not menopause. No hot flashes. More a casual meeting or fluke encounter that dramatically alters the fate of a homeless animal. Everything that happens to each one of us, pets too, is part of an ongoing cause and effect chain. 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 7 •Massapequa Bd. of Ed. More...

Broadway Junior’s “Little Mermaid” Feb. 8 and 9 at Plainedge M.S.

Plainedge Middle School will hold a production of Broadway Junior’s Little Mermaid, Fri., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 9, 3 and 7 p.m. More...

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Public Notices

Your right to know

PUBLIC NOTICE OFCOUNTY TREASURER’SSALE OF TAX LIENS ONREAL ESTATENotice is hereby given thatI shall on the 19th day ofFebruary, 2013 through the22nd day of February, 2013,beginning at 10:00 o’clockin the morning each day,in the Legislativ More...

Breaking News - 2/10/2013 6:43 PM

Oyster Bay Town Clerk Steve Labriola expected to step down at week's end

Sources say he's headed to new post in the county

By Carolyn JamesTown of Oyster Bay Clerk Steve Labriola, a former New York State Assemblyman, is expected to announce that he is stepping down from his Town post by the end of the week. More...

Breaking News - 2/9/2013 12:14 PM

Police save fawn from icy waters off Fire Island - Free Access

Quick action by two Suffolk County police officers, assisted by a family of deer, helped save the life of a fawn caught in the icy waters off Davis Par Marina in Fire Island Thursday. More...

F'dale School Board listens to community concerns, ideas about security, armed guards

The Sandy Hook School shootings have terrified local communities everywhere. In the aftermath, many local school districts have been hard at work on improving school security. At the Farmingdale Board of Education meeting on Jan. More...

The future of Medicare depends on an educated public and change

Whenever the term means testing comes up in a discussion on Medicare benefits, the parties involved typically become more opinionated. More...

Having meals together strengthens family ties

(NAPS)—Hectic schedules and increasing demands continue to impact today’s American families, but perhaps one of the strongest barometers of families is family mealtime. More...

 

People/Social

Massapequa fifth graders spread joy to others this holiday season

In Massapequa, Birch Lane Elementary School fifth graders in John Coyne’s class spread joy to hundreds of children this holiday season. More...

Kayla Parks to wed David Cooper

Kayla Parks and David Cooper, both Amityville natives, have announced their engagement. They became engaged on Thanksgiving right after blowing out the candles on her birthday cake. More...

Mount student joins Peace Corps, heading to Africa

For interdisciplinary/international studies major Megan Rossi of Massapequa, graduation this month will mark the end of her time at Mount Saint Mary College, and the beginning of her time as a student of world culture in the Peace Corps. More...

Library

At your library

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

Obituaries

Joe Buckley, Massapequa Park resident, former owner of Katie Daly’s

For many years Joe Buckley welcomed his customers to his restaurants and many became friends. “He was more to people than just a business owner,” said his daughter Kelly O’Boyle. More...

Opinion

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EDITORIAL

Advertising unhealthy habits is unconscionable

A television commercial promoting the benefits of a five-hour energy boost drink is about as reckless a message that can be sent, particularly to young people. More...

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Selling teens on the idea that drinking alcohol is okay Dear Editor: More...