October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmingdale Schools set tax levy; outline position on state testing

Farmingdale School Superintendent of Business and Administration Paul Defindini announced the district’s final tax levy numbers at the board of education meeting Sept. 18. More...

First public meeting for CRZ committee October 15

The first of four public meetings of the Community Revitalization Zone (CRZ) committee of the Massapequas will be Tues., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at the Massapequa High School. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Belmont Park. The Belmont Stakes. Man O’War. Most folks associate the August Belmonts of North Babylon with horses and racing. However, the Belmont clan was quite influential in the dog world too. 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, October 10 More...

Temple Sinai auction Oct.13

Temple Sinai of Massapequa will sponsor an international (Chinese) auction, Sun., Oct. 13 at 270 Clocks Blvd., Massapequa. Entry tickets are $5 each and extra cards are $1 each. There are special raffles for larger prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

New rules for Basic STAR exemptions

New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to re-register with the New York State Tax Department by Dec. 31, 2013, in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Your right to know

MASSAPEQUA UNIONFREE SCHOOLDISTRICT4925 MERRICK ROADMASSAPEQUA, NEWYORK 11758516-308-5020Sealed proposals will bereceived by MassapequaUnion Free School District,4925 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, New York 11758in its offices on October 24,2013 at 11:00 a More...

Massapequa schools sign new pact with teachers

Parents raise objections to some concessions

The Massapequa Board of Education has approved a collective negotiations agreement between the school board and the Massapequa Federation of Teachers (MFT) for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016. More...

Residents speak in support of proposed urgent care facility

The debate about bringing an emergency room to Massapequa Park continued at the most recent Village board meeting. More...

FSD begins nomination process for FHS 2014 Wall of Fame; applications due January 6

The Farmingdale School District recently announced nominations for the Farmingdale High School’s 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Class are now being accepted. More...

 

People/Social

Kiwanis hosts Bocce Tourney

Massapequa Kiwanis held its annual Bocce Tournament Sat., Sept. 21 with and enthusiastic crowd on hand. “It was a tremendous success,” said Bocce Chairman, Phil Tesoriero. More...

Massapequa teachers learn from Harvard University’s Project Zero Classroom program

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y., August 19, 2014 — Thirteen educators from the Massapequa School District recently attended Harvard University’s prestigious educational program Project Zero Classroom, an opportunity made possible by the Massapequa Commu More...

Obituaries

Anne M. Onderdonk, teacher at Grace Day School and Unqua Schools in Massapequa, at 75 years old

Anne M. Onderdonk, a longtime resident of Amityville, died Aug. 25, 2013 at her home. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Onderdonk was born in May 21, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York to Gerard and Marie K. (Furey) Onderdonk. More...

Opinion

King’s stand: tough but right

EDITORIAL

The childish tantrums in Washington are a clear reflection on the abysmal lack of leadership on both sides of the aisle, and a failure of those elected to serve to recognize their responsibilities to the American people. More...

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Guns and domestic violence: a lethal mix

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

by Laura Finley, Ph.D. More...

Poll

Should President Barack Obama grant amnesty to illegal immigrants through a Presidential executive order?