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Oyster Bay announces same-day permit system

Amnesty program also in place 'til year's end for residents who built without proper permits

Residents in the Town of Oyster Bay can now apply for and receive building permits in a single day. More...

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Schools/Sports

Eastplain Elementary hosts book and e-reader drive to benefit Book Fairies

During the month of May, Student Council members at Eastplain Elementary School in the Plainedge School District hosted a book and ereader drive to benefit Book Fairies.  More...

FOWL BALL

Ducks offense explodes in big win over New Britain

Do you want to know what will happen when you score 13 runs in a game? Chances are you’re going to win said game. Shocking, right? More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

We call Nina our “Miracle Dog”. This young Shepherd/ Husky with dazzling, blue topaz eyes surprised her rescuers three times. Each surprise was more of a shock and could have been deadly for Nina or her offspring. 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, August 3   •Amityville Rotary Weekly meeting: 8 a.m. More...

TOB to host blood drive tomorrow, August 3

New Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino joined with his colleagues in Town government and Steve Pavony, donor relations associate with the New York Blood Services, in promoting the Town of Oyster Bay’s Blood Drive slated for Thurs., Aug. More...

Adopt-A-Battalion BBQ for troops set for September

The Adopt-A-Battalion organization is holding a memorial barbecue to support American’s troops still fighting the global war on terrorism and to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks on 9/11.  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 the Inc More...

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Commissioner issues stay to allow 6th graders to move into Berner - Free Access

Massapequa School District in disaray over controversial issue

New York State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia has issued a decision today overturning, at least temporarily, the Massapequa School Board’s recent vote that would have kept the district’s 6th graders in an elementary school setting.  More...

Muscle, money and might help rid local waterways from invasive plant

A group of local volunteers and Department of Environmental Conservation workers came together last month to clear the invasive water chestnut plant from the Massapequa Reservoir and Massapequa Lake. More...

Summer Weekend Events

Friday, August 4   More...

 

People/Social

Massapequa High School mural shows what it’s like to be a chief

The five core values of being a Massapequa Chief — character, honesty, integrity, excellence and family — are prominently and colorfully on display at the main entrance to Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus following the completio More...

Oyster Bay officials honor Bill Colfer of Massapequa Historical Society

N.C. Leg. James D. Kennedy, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Massapequa Park Mayor Jeffrey Pravato recently honored Bill Colfer of the Massapequa Historical Society for his role as president for the past 11 years. “Mr.  More...

New Cub Scout Pack 66 welcomed by charter Grace Episcopal Church

On Sun., April 30, the boys of the brand new Cub Scout Pack 66 were welcomed by their new charter organization, Grace Episcopal Church. The scouts, accompanied by their leaders and families, participated in the mass along with fellow parishioners. More...

Obituaries

Ann Anglim, lifetime East Massapequa resident and retired religious education secretary at St. Martin of Tours

Ann Anglim was a woman for whom faith and family were very important. A lifelong parishioner at St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church, Ann attended St. More...

Opinion

Should local communities limit the use of drones?

One local Village in Suffolk County and several other Long Island municipalities are considering putting local laws on the books to limit the use of drones. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Readers angry over letter to the editor on 6th grade move in MSD

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to a letter to the editor from Olivia Salina on July 26 regarding the sixth grade move to Berner. More...