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Breaking News - 4/5/2016 1:33 PM

Library budget votes today in Amityville and Farmingdale - Free Access

Polls now open

The Amityville and Farmingdale public libraries are holding their annual budget votes today.In Amityville, a $2.8 million budget is proposed and the polls are open until 9 p.m. at the library, Oak and John streets. More...

Plainedge School Board rejects increasing class sizes to save money

The Plainedge School Board entered into a lively discussion March 15 about the district’s policy on class sizes and the possibility of increasing some classes next year to save money. More...

Change in state law now allows mixed martial art bouts; implements stiff safety regulations

The New York State Legislature passed a bill that will bring professional mixed martial art bouts to New York. Until now, New York was the only state not to sanction and set standards for these bouts, which are popular throughout the country. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Tracing a Tracy Treasure- “Haunt of a woodcock: Sensation and Bang Bang”: Two years ago, a 19th century painting by J. M. 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 31   •Amityville Rotary Weekly meeting: 8 a.m. More...

Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center offers early bird registration for Summer Hockey

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is currently offering early bird registration for the Town’s Summer Hockey School program, developed by the Rinx Hockey School at the Town’s Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, accord More...

Tobay senior computer classes begin April 5

Town of Oyster Bay seniors are invited to take part in computer classes that will be held this April at the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, located at 28 West Carl Street in Hicksville, Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia announced. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

FARMINGDALE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Farmingdale, NY NOTICE TO BIDDERS Description: REEDS, MOUTHPIECES AND SUPPLIES BID Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education, Farmingdale Union Free More...

Breaking News - 4/6/2016 2:45 PM

Library budgets pass - Free Access

Voters headed to the polls yesterday to vote on their library budgets and to elect library trustees. More...

Breaking News - 4/5/2016 3:20 PM

Department of Transportation issues notification of road closures at 110 and Sunrise Highway tomorrow - Free Access

The New York State3 Department of Transportation has released a notification to motorists about day and night time travel lane closures of NY Route 27/Sunrise Highway at NY Route 110 beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6.   Between the hou More...

Breaking News - 4/4/2016 6:48 PM

Nassau police make another major drug bust in massapequa - Free Access

 Nassau County police arrested two subjects in Massapequa on Friday, charging them with possession of a large quantity of heroin, cocaine and marijuana and prescription pills. More...

Hofstra honors Pequan for perfect attendance at basketball games

On Jan. 24, Massapequa resident and Hofstra senior Nick Mazzarella faced a predicament. His goddaughter’s christening was set to take place the same time that Hofstra’s basketball team was scheduled to face William & Mary. More...

Spring Weekend Events

Saturday, April 2   • On Sat., April 2, 2:30 p.m., the library will have Welcome Spring Craft. Grades K-5 only. This is a drop-off program. More...

 

People/Social

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Macagnone recognizes Brownie Troop 2380’s donation

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone recently visited with Brownie Troop 2380 of St. Rose School in Massapequa to thank them for their support of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Soldier Supply Collection Drive. More...

LI water commissioners receive special training session focused on Town law

Water commissioners from across Long Island recently received a special training session focused on Town Law Nassau County Civil Division and Statutory Guidance for Water Commissioners that was led by Joseph Frank, principal of Sapienza & Frank A More...

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Kyle Cardno as a new member

Kyle Cardno, of Massapequa Park, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).  More...

Obituaries

Charles Drapeau, 74-year resident of Massapequa, WWII veteran and founding member of CUMC

Charles Drapeau, resident of Massapequa for 74 years and a founding member of the Community United Methodist Church in Massapequa Park, died March 6, 2016. He was 96 years old. More...

Opinion

Civility in discourse should become fashionable again

At a recent Plainedge School District board meeting, trustees became embroiled in a discussion about class sizes, school guidelines, educational challenges and the possibility of saving money by increasing he number of students, particularly at the e More...

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One resident confused over some proposals in MSD 2016-17 budget

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Dear Editor: The Massapequa School District concluded the last of three budget presentations to the Board of Education on March 17. Although much of the budget presentations were predictable there were surprises. More...