March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Plainedge’s Andrew Rakitzis shines at Nassau Division I wrestling finals

Andrew Rakitzis had some work to do.  The Plainedge senior was down 7-2 in the second period of the 195-pound final of the Nassau County Division I final against Freeport’s Deny Tavarez before the big move came.  More...

Annual Alumni BB game at MHS raises $2,500 for Lustgarten Foundation

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the varsity boys basketball team, coaches and alumni, the boys booster club, and family and friends of the boys basketball program, the Fourth Annual Alumni Basketball Game held in Massapequa High School’s More...

Plainedge schools breakfast survey

The Plainedge School District will be conducting a survey of parents and guardians of the students in kindergarten through fifth grade, who attend the Schwarting, East Plain or JH West Schools, to determine if there is any interest in a school breakf More...

Winter Weekend Events

Friday, March 13   • AARP Tax Aide at the Massapequa 40 Harbor Lane library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

What top tunes would a cat put on his iPod? You’d think most cats would enjoy purring along to “Stray Cat Strut” or some other rockabilly selection, especially since the Stray Cat’s Brian Setzer hails from Massapequa. More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Massapequa 523 Central Avenue 516-798-4607   More...

Events & Calendar

POST CALENDAR

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, March 12   •Amityville Rotary Weekly meeting: 8 a.m. More...

Opinion

It’s nice when the wheels of government turn in the public’s favor

Sometimes we can all get pretty bummed out about government and what seems to be at times its inability to function on behalf of the people. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS -

Full Story

Setting the record straight about one community’s generosity

Dear Editor:  I am concerned that recent news coverage in Newsday about Babylon Village residents’ opposing Christ Episcopal Church’s food program mischaracterizes the long-standing generosity and compassion of our residents to those More...

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ASD sends letters to parents outlining their rights on testing - Free Access

AMHS Band to march in St. Patrick's Day Parade; AMHS Drama Club to present Little Shop of Horrors

The Amityville School District has mailed a letter to students’ homes, advising parents and guardians of their rights regarding the New York State exams in English, language arts and math for grades three through 8, and the exams in science in grades More...

MPK Village incumbents seeking reelection on Wednesday

Massapequa Park will hold local elections on Wed., March 18, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Trustee Tina Schiaffino and Trustee Dan Pearl are seeking another two years in office. More...

Distinguished Artists to perform

The Town of Oyster Bay 2015 Distinguished Artists Concert series continues into March with a number of performances scheduled:  •On Sat., March 14, 7:30 p.m. More...

Saladino to state: Long Island needs more money for its roads

Recently, NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino called for Long Island’s fair share of the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) money, which provides essential funding to municipalities in the region for projects such as road and bridge m More...

Tobay High School Hockey Championship March 14

The Town of Oyster Bay High School Hockey Championship will be held at the Town’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage Sat., March 14, 7 p.m. according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto. More...

 

People/Social

Local lawmakers discuss important issues with state officials, ask for mandate relief

NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino recently joined with his colleagues, Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci and S.C. Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, to discuss Long Island economic recovery issues with New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.  More...

A table of candy and sweet treats adds delight to any party or event

One of the most popular new additions to any party or celebration is a candy buffet. These tables, laden with all kinds of sweets, can delight the young and old alike, and can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like. More...

Wedding bands to fit every personality

(NewsUSA) - It’s one of the toughest decisions for any bride and groom -- and, no, we don’t mean where to seat feuding relatives at the wedding reception. More...

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Claffey, longtime Massapequa resident, library clerk and homemaker

The Claffey home in Massapequa was a gathering place for many holiday dinners and family celebrations. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Your right to know

Notice of formation AVA Auto LLC filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) 11/5/14. Office location: Nassau County, SSNY has designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. More...