February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor: MPK Village mayor ready to take action against snow offenders

When the recent blizzard struck the area, Massapequa Park Mayor Jeffrey Pravato found himself where he usually does when there's a snowstorm – perched in the seat of a snowplow. More...

Winter Weekend Events

Friday, February 5   •Families Anonymous Self-Help Program: 8 p.m., St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Merrick Rd. and Bayview Ave., Massapequa. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Plainedge school district students delegate for Human Rights Day

In honor of Human Rights Day, fifth-grade students at John H. West Elementary School in the Plainedge School District hosted a human rights gallery for peers and guests to visit.  More...

Massapequa HS senior earns spot in selective “Partners for the Future” program

Massapequa High School senior and science research student Joseph Boroda has been granted the opportunity to work in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory through the selective Partners for the Future program. More...

The children of St. Rose of Lima kindergarten classes go on nature hunt

Massapequa’s St. Rose of Lima kindergarten children inspired by the book, Nature Spy, went on a nature hunt. The children listened for sounds of birds and crickets and looked for insects to examine. More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Massapequa, 523 Central Avenue 516-798-4607 Massapequa Park, 40 Harbor Lane 516-799-0770 www.massapequalibrary.org   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, February 4   More...

Yoga workshop set for Feb. 13

The Long Island Yoga Association will hold a workshop, Sat., Feb. 13, 1 to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. 407 Main St., Farmingdale. More...

ToBay Distinguished Artist Concerts for February announced

The Town of Oyster Bay 2015-16 Distinguished Artists Concert series continues into February with a number of performances at various libraries throughout the Town, Councilman Joseph D. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF MASSAPEQUA PARK NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provision of the State of New York, that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals in th More...

Breaking News - 2/9/2016 10:49 AM

Massapequa School Board to vote on grade reconfiguration plan Tuesday night - Free Access

Controversial change would bring 6th graders to Middle School

The Massapequa Board of Education will vote on whether to moved forward with a controversial reconfiguration plan that wouldb relocate sixth grade students to the Middle School at More...

Breaking News - 2/3/2016 12:35 PM

Police seek public's help in apprehending two in Grand Larceny - Free Access

Massapequa: Crime Stopper and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying the subject(s) with a Grand Larceny which occurred in Massapequa, Fri., Nov. 6, 2015 , at approximately noon. More...

ASD discrimination case cost district $87K

Costs associated with the case brought against the Amityville School District by the high school’s former interim principal totaled $87,282, that according to information received this week by the Amityville Record under the New York State Free More...

 

People/Social

Joseph Tricarico among re-elected L.I. water commissioners

Long Island voters have elected or re-elected water commissioners in 21 commissioner-run water districts within Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  More...

MHS senior David Marques named College Board Scholar

In recognition of his outstanding academic accomplishments, Massapequa High School senior David Marques was named a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board. More...

Averna tapped for NSWCA Board

Massapequa Water District Commissioner Raymond Averna was among those recently elected to Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association’s (NSWCA) board for the 2016 term. The election took place during a recent NSWCA meeting.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

The Gold Rush of 1849 Whaling captains as gold miners! -

Part I

Seamen, who had worked and lived in the old Town of Oyster Bay and Town of Huntington, as well as other parts of Long Island, sought adventure and wealth in California during the 1849 Gold Rush.  More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Bring out the sardine salsa and chips. It’s time for the Hallmark Channel’s “Kitten Bowl III,” broadcast this Sun., Feb. 7 starting at noon, hours before that other big football game. More...

Obituaries

Fay Bodenstein, Massapequa Park resident, Massapequa Soccer Shop owner and operator

Fay Bodenstein, a survivor of the holocaust and a longtime owner and operator of the Massapequa Soccer Shop with her husband Gene, died Jan. 13, 2016. She had been ill with cancer since August 2015.  More...

Opinion

New state regulation violates free speech

New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), voted recently to require that public relations specialists register as lobbyists if they talk to newspaper editors or editorial boards providing information and a point of view on beh More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

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A tribute to Lou Howard – remembered as a leader, listener and father

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

If there were such thing as a modern day Renaissance man, it would be Lou Howard. A legendary football coach, educator, politician and community advocate, Howard touched many lives in various disciplines over his 92 years of existence. More...