May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Plainedge to host Pride Day May 18

Plainedge School Superintendent Edward Salina Jr. announced that, on May 18, the school would be holding a ‘Plainedge Pride Day,’ a festival, rally and barbeque. More...

Correction:

A front page story in last week's edition, "MSD approves budget," contained an error. The district's tax cap levy under the new 2013-14 budget is 3.19 percent. It was incorrectly reported to be higher. More...

Hope and YES offer Hurricane Sandy counseling

Project Hope and YES Community Counseling Center will be offering six-week groups for individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The groups are for children and parents. Adult and senior groups are also available. More...

Special Sections

People/Social

Grace Church celebrates Teddy Bear Sunday to give to children in need

The Rev. Charles R. More...

Nassau County Junior Firefighters Assoc. holds 7th Annual Installation of Officers

The Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association Seventh Annual Installation of Officers was held recently. The event was hosted by the Massapequa Fire Department at its West End firehouse on Hicksville Road, Massapequa. More...

Local author attends a meeting of the Midshore Mothers Center Book Club

Massapequa Park resident Dina Santorelli, author of Baby Grand, a toprated mystery and thriller on Amazon Kindle, recently attended a meeting of the Midshore Mothers Center Book Club on Feb. 7 in Massapequa Park. More...

Events & Calendar

Upcoming events for this weekend

Friday May 17• 2013 BACCA Teen Theatre Awards ceremony at North Babylon H.S. 7 p.m. For information contact Susan Cohen atbaccacenter@gmail.com or call 631-587-3696. More...

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, May 16 •Town of Oyster Bay Zoning Board of Appeals meeting: 7 p.m., Town Bd. More...

YES Community Counseling offers support May 18

YES Community Counseling Center has announced it is partnering with the Massapequa School District, the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas and the PTA in sponsoring an event on Sat., May 18, 12:30 to 4 p.m. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Your right to know

NOTICE OF ANNUALSCHOOL DISTRICTMEETING ANDANNUAL ELECTIONOF MEMBERS OF THEBOARD OF EDUCATIONAND PUBLIC HEARINGPLAINEDGE UNIONFREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF OYSTER BAYCOUNTY OF NASSAU,NEW YORKNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the qualifi More...

Incumbents face challenge in Farmingdale School Board race

In Farmingdale, three candidates are running for two seats on the school board and voters will be able to make their choices on Tues., May 21 during the annual budget vote and trustee elections. More...

State data shows that schools that stay within tax cap draw heavily on reserves

Ninety-six percent of school districts are proposing tax levy increases at or below their tax levy limits in their upcoming budgets, according to an analysis of property tax report card data by the New York State School Boards Association. More...

F'dale woman helps Strong Island Derby Revolution win opener

For Marie Letourneau, a resident of Farmingdale, the mother of two and the author of three children’s books, being part of the Strong Island Derby Revolution is a passion. More...

 

Election

Local School Budget Votes & Trustee Elections

On Tues., May 21, voters will head to the polls to vote on their annual school budget and to elect School Board trustees. Below is information on each of the districts.

AMITYVILLE The district is proposing a budget of $80.8 million, an increase from the current budget of $78.21 million. More...

Three running for seats on Amityville School Board

Two longtime school board members, Michelle Sikhrangkur and Juliet Jordan-Thompson, are not seeking reelection May 21. Running for their seats are Terry Fulton, Ella Williams and Kathleen Corbett. More...

Farmingdale Youth Council presents zeropercent increase in budget for coming year

Residents in Farmingale will be asked to approve the Farmingdale Youth Council's budget for the upcoming 2013/2014 year. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets,` Pets

The Animal Medical Center (better known as “The AMC”) located on East 62nd Street in NYC is a non-profit veterinary institution that has been a national leader in animal care, education and research for over a century. More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

Massapequa 523 Central Avenue 516-798-4607 Massapequa Park, 40 Harbor Lane 516-799-0770

www.massapequalibrary.org. •The Harbor Lane Library, together with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will present a Boating Safely course for all ages, Sat., May 18, 9 a.m. Preregistration is required. The library will cover all material costs. More...

Obituaries

Wilfred J. Gray, former principal, director of athletics and technology for Amityville School District; Navy veteran

Wilfred J. Gray, a former longtime resident of Amityville and principal in the Amityville School District, died March 26, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Newton, Massachusetts. He was 88 years old. Mr. Gray was born in North Merrick on Nov. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

Full Story

EDITORIAL

NYS Ed Department has to step up and become a partner in public education, not a dictator

A report by the New York State School Board’s Association shows that 97 percent of the schools in New York State drew on reserves to balance their budgets and stay within the New York State cap on the tax levy. More...

Flag at Westfield Mall should be flying

Dear Editor: More...