April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MSD restores some athletics with new state aid package

At this month’s school board meeting, Massapequa Board of Education President Maryanne Fisher announced the restoration of previously eliminated items from the 2013-14 budget, which are ninth-grade JV teams, seventh- and eighth-grade baseball t More...

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Town invites residents to learn to skate

Town of Oyster Bay residents are invited to learn to skate this spring by registering for skating lessons at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone. More...

Bird walk April 28

Join the South Shore Audubon Society for a bird walk at the Massapequa Preserve from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Sun., April 28. Walk leaders and other birders and nature enthusiasts will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. More...

Retrofest 34 benefit concert April 20

A fundraiser benefit concert for the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation consisting of eight Woodstock-type bands and more than 40 musicians, will be held at the Blue Parrot, 5460 Merrick Rd., Massapequa on Sat., April 20, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. More...

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NOTICE OF SALESUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDINGCORP., Pltf. vs. DIANA M.BOSSERT, et al, Defts. Index #10-006715. Pursuantto judgment of foreclosureand sale dated Sept. More...

F'dale schools bring in budget that meets state cap

The Farmingdale School District has proposed a 2013- 2014 school year budget that will be within the new tax levy limit as determined by New York State at 2.96 percent. More...

MPK to celebrate Earth Day

On Sat., April 20, 2013, the Village of Massapequa Park will hold its annual Earth Day celebration. More...

New state mandate to force districts to spend millions on computers

State Ed department wants to do away with pen and paper tests

School districts throughout New York State will be mandated by the New York State Department of Education to invest millions of dollars in computers as the state moves from pen and pencil assessment to online testing. More...

 

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Pets pets pets

Does neutering affect certain dogs’ health; possibly contributing to cases of cancer and joint disease? The following study from the University of California Davis is something to ponder. More...

Obituaries

Mark A. Chapman, former resident of Massapequa Park, U.S. veteran of the Korean War

Mark A. Chapman, a resident of West Islip and former resident of Lindenhurst and Massapequa Park, died Feb. 3, 2013. “He was a great man; a true gentleman who was always telling jokes,” said his daughter Virginia. More...

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New state mandate is testing the public’s ability to finance local schools

A special report in this week’s edition outlines a small portion of the New York State Education Department’s assessment regulations. More...

Putting kids on hold is a good thing

When you are put on hold when calling the Lindenhurst School District, you get a pleasant surprise. Instead of some canned elevator music, the district has put its own student choir on tape for callers to listen to. What a clever idea! More...

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