July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Asian Tiger Mosquito: The 2013 tour hits Long Island

HEALTH and wellness

Mosquitoes are no longer pests that only come out at night, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health. A new species that targets its victims during the day has become an increasing problem on Long Island. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Long Island Force vs. US Military All-Stars at John Burns Field

Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto (4th from right), Councilman Joseph Pinto (3rd from right), Councilwoman Michele Johnson (5th from right) and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. welcomed players and coaches from the U.S. More...

Nassau Community College’s Life Science Building wins recognition

Nassau Community College’s Life Science Building, a courthouse where a landmark civil rights case took place, a high school in New York City named after the 26th U.S. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Hot and humid Long Island is swarming with mosquitoes, including the latest villain- the Asian tiger (a.k.a. Aedes albopictus). When these buggers carry heartworm disease, they do not discriminate as they bite our dogs. 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, July 18 More...

Science and Nature Day at Tackapausha July 20

County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced the Science and Nature Exploration Day will be held Sat., July 20, 2 to 6 p.m. followed by an outdoor movie at 8:30 p.m. at the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve. More...

100-family garage sale July 21

Temple Sinai of Massapequa and Amityville will hold its 100-family garage sale, Sun., July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $6 per bag sale will start at 2 p.m. Items for sale include gently-used clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and much more. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Your right to know

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed Proposals invited by the Massapequa Water District (MWD) will be received by the Board of Commissioners, of the Massapequa Water District, in the District Office, 84 Grand Avenue, Massapequa, New York on Wednesday, July 31, 2 More...

Weekend Events

Friday, July 19 •Saint Rose of Lima School Family Festival July 18-Sun. July 21 and Wed July 24-Sat. July 27. Located in the parking lot of St. Rose of Lima School 4704 Merrick Road, Massapequa 516-798-4992 ext. 234. Saturday, July 20 More...

Begandy tapped for post as new Massapequa Park Village trustee

Brilliant colors decorated the night sky in Massapequa Park as the large crowd that gathered watched in amazement as each firework exploded above. More...

 

People/Social

Temple B’nai Torah and Israel Bonds honor distinguished educators

On Sun., April 28, Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh and Israel Bonds honored Levittown residents Andrew Pasternak and Rabbi Deanna Pasternak for their tireless efforts towards building an understanding of Israel, the Middle East and Jewish culture More...

16th annual Spring Community Career Breakfast enjoyed in Farmingdale

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone recently joined with his colleague in local government, N.C. Leg. Michael Venditto, to support the 16th Annual Spring Community Career Breakfast, held at Farmingdale High School. More...

Birch Lane Elementary in Massapequa recently held annual spring fundraiser

On April 17, Massapequa’s Birch Lane PTA held its yearly spring fundraiser. Thanks to many local businesses, families and local people in our community there were over 125 baskets raffled off. The event was held at the Coral House in Baldwin. More...

Library

Library News

Massapequa523 Central Avenue516-798-4607 More...

Obituaries

John O’Shaughnessy, Massapequa resident, St. Rose of Lima church member, WWII army veteran

John O’Shaughnessy and his wife Ann traveled the world, visiting such places as the Panama Canal, Alaska, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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A lesson from buzz cuts and boys

EDITORIAL

On the way to work one day this week, I was going over the mental list of all that had to be done, and the inevitable concern of wondering how to complete it before the end of the day. I should have been to work earlier, I thought. More...

Dismantling of Voting Rights Act weakens the right of all Americans to be heard

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Dear Editor: There have been many changes since the ‘60s, many benefiting those whose voting rights were abridged by various means. Poll tax, literacy tests, physical intimidation (KKK), Jim Crow Laws and property ownership requirements. More...

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