January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Former ASD employee falsified resume, says NYS Division of Human Rights; case dismissed

Former Amityville Principal Rodney Wilkins falsified his employment background on his application and resume to the Amityville School District. That, according to a decision by the New York State Division of Human Rights handed down last week.  More...

Winter Weekend Events

Friday, January 29   • On Fri., Jan. 29, 12:30 p.m., the library will have Friday Fun. We’ll have a variety of stations set up for you to explore, plus crafts and fun activities. Farmingdale, 116 Merritts Rd., 516-249-9090. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Massapequa athletes go “gold” to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Brian Rath, varsity football assistant coach and physical education teacher at Berner Middle School who helped Emily coordinate the effort, said, “This is a special event because it enabled our athletes to gain perspective on how fortunate they More...

Massapequa Little League wins L.I. Championship

When a Massapequa Chief soccer player shared her story with other fall athletes about her cousin who was suffering from leukemia, it didn’t take much convincing for them to do something to help.  More...

“Dig Pink” event promotes breast cancer awareness at Massapequa H.S.

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. recently attended the Massapequa Chiefs girls JV and varsity volleyball team’s eighth annual Dig Pink event held at the Massapequa High School gym. More...

Obituaries

Francis McKenna, Massapequan and former owner of Park Stationery Luncheonette

Francis W. McKenna, a resident of Massapequa and parishioner at St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church in Amityvile, died Dec. 30, 2015 at his home. He was 92 years old.  More...

Opinion

“Shaw” appreciate those who helped out in blizzard

EDITORIAL

When most of us were sitting home during the blizzard on Saturday, with the snow piling up around us, as we enjoyed television or a good book and lots of comfort foods, some of our friends and neighbors were out there protecting and serving.  More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

Full Story

In praise of a dogged reporter and trusted news scribe

GUEST EDITORIAL

I thought your editorial, “The loss of an ole-time reporter and friend,” pertaining to the loss of your friend, John Cummings, was very special. More...

Breaking News - 2/2/2016 12:37 PM

Disaster preparedness classes begin in Nassau - Free Access

First class set for Feb. 9th

N.C. Leg. Rose Marie Walker has announced that a  CERT class series will begin othis month a the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management.  More...

MPK Village looks to address noise complaints in business district

The Village has ramped up efforts to control noise from Park merchants in the business district during overnight hours. More...

Amityville School District sets capital bond vote for Tuesday, March 8th

At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Board of Education, the Amityville Union Free School District Board of Education supported a resolution to hold a public vote on Tues., March 8 to improve and expand district facilities through a bond. More...

County pulls plans to move 7th Precinct to Wantagh park

With relocation to Cedar Creek Park out, it’s back to the drawing board for the fate of the 7th Police Precinct of Nassau County. Bending to growing public opposition, N.C. Exec. More...

 

People/Social

Andy Laurent reaches milestone for St. Joseph's

Andy Laurent joins brother in getting 1,000 career points at college level

When it comes to sports, friendly sibling rivalry is rather common. As for two brothers and Amityville High School graduates reaching 1,000 career points in college basketball, not so much. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

When you watch the magnificent dogs run through their paces at the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show, you may be unaware of the incredible back stories and accomplishments that brought some contenders there, or major obstacles other dogs and han More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Amityville Oak and John Streets 631-264-0567   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, January 28 •Amityville Rotary Weekly meeting: 8 a.m. More...

Massapequa Park community blood drive January 28

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park, will have a community blood drive, Thurs., Jan. 28, 3 to 7:30 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome. More...

Good Shepherd Hospice free bereavement workshop Feb. 11

Join the bereavement specialists of Good Shepherd Hospice for a free workshop, Tending Your Grieving Heart, a Valentine’s Day workshop for those who have lost someone. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Your right to know

PUBLIC HEARING CALENDAR NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING BY THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 246, Article III, Section 246-18-E of the Code of the Town of Oyster Bay, notice is hereby given that More...