April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MPK Mayor Pravato is sworn in with Trustees Spinosa and Begandy

Newly elected Massapequa Park Village Mayor Jeff Pravato greeted approximately 75 people at the Village’s organizational meeting Mon., April 7, giving a State of the Village address. More...

Plainedge Schools ranked top seven percent in the nation

Plainedge High School has been ranked No. 95 in New York State on a list of The Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools in America, putting it in the top seven percent nationally. More...

Massapequa Board of Education discusses future plans

The Massapequa School District amended its agenda April 3, moving a decision on a reconfiguration of grade levels, district wide, to its meeting April 24. More...

Weekend Events:

Friday, April 25 • Long Island Banjo Society meeting at 8 p.m. at VFW Hall 270 Trouville Rd., Copiague. For info., call 516-889-2184. •Massapequa Mustangs registration from 10 to 2 For information call 516- 798-7873. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” - a saying inside a fortune cookie More...

Hot Laps

It can be said that Riverhead Raceway Late Model driver Kenny Alfano has been on an emotional roller coaster in the last couple of years. He lost wife, Julie Overton, to cancer. More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

Massapequa523 Central Avenue516-798-4607 Massapequa Park40 Harbor Lane516-799-0770 More...

Obituaries

Patricia A. Hilbert, local resident and former teacher

Funeral services will be held Fri., April 25 for Patricia A. Hilbert, a longtime resident of Massapequa who had close ties to the Amityville community. She died April 4, 2014 at Apex Rehabilitation Center in Huntington Station. She was 80 years old. More...

Richard Petracca, Massapequa resident, Lions Club member, coach

Richard Petracca, a resident of Massapequa for more than 50 years and a retired New York City firefighter, died following a brief illness March 20, 2014. He was 81 years old. Mr. More...

Opinion

Let’s fight another legal assault against our Pledge of Allegiance

A family, which chose to remain anonymous, is suing a school in New Jersey over the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Lesson from a teacher: Often it’s the simple things that matter most

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

The end of the semester was busy with students complaining about their grades and wanting to know if there was any way they could make up for their lack of diligence during the semester. More...

Breaking News - 5/1/2014 12:14 PM

NY Rising Reconstruction Committee meeting May 8 - Free Access

The NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program Planning Committees for Baldwin, Freeport, Bellmore/Merrick, Seaford/Wantagh, and Massapequa will host a Public Engagement meeting on Thurs., May 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Norman J. More...

Breaking News - 4/24/2014 3:43 PM

Bomb scare at AMHS; building evacuated - Free Access

All safe following police search

Amityville Village and Suffolk County Police evacuated the Amityville Memorial High School this morning after receiving a call in which an individual said there was a bomb in the school.Police immediately responded to the school and did a sweep of th More...

MPK among hardest working community in New York

Massapequa Park showed that putting your nose to the grindstone can result in some pretty sweet compensation, according to a survey completed by Movoto Real Estate, an online real estate brokerage in San Mateo, California. More...

Plainedge School Board approves lowest budget in 10 years; vote May 20

At the April 10 meeting of the Plainedge Board of Education, board members unanimously voted to move forward with the proposed budget of $88,463,342 for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Good Sam and St. Francis team up to provide extraordinary care

While Americans gained greater awareness of heart disease during Heart Month in February, Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip was focused on aggressively treating it through the new St. More...

 

People/Social

More than a decade after tragedy, a dream comes to fruition

The events on September 11, 2001 had a profound impact on the lives of many people, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. More...

Harvard Club of Long Island names Daniel Bachman of MHS “Distinguished Teacher of 2014”

“Our awards recognize teachers who spend unfathomable amounts of time and energy on our Long Island teens, year after year,” explained Dr. More...

"Women of Distinction" recipients announced

The Town of Oyster Bay held its 16th annual “Women of Distinction” program at a special ceremony March 25, in the Town Board hearing room located in Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay. More...

Events & Calendar

The Prince Street Players’ Cinderella on stage May 3 and 4

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents The Prince Street Players’ Cinderella, for children of all ages (and their families) Sat., May 3 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Sun., May 4 at noon and 3:00 p.m. More...

Help prepare beaches for the summer April 26

The annual spring harbor and beach cleanup of debris washed ashore will be held Sat., April 26, 8 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, near the boat-launching ramps and waterfront gazebo. The event will be held rain or shine. More...

Temple B’nai Torah fundraiser and gala ART AUCTION May 3

The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue, in conjunction with Marlin Fine Arts of Long Island, will sponsor a fundraiser and gala ART AUCTION on Sat., May 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU The Bankof New York Mellon fkathe Bank of New York, asTrustee for the Certificateholders of CWABS, Inc.,Asset-Backed Certificates,Series 2003-5, Plaintiff,against John A. Fink, etal., Defendant(s). More...