MPK Village officials sworn in

The newly elected Village Mayor and Trustees were sworn in at the Village’s organizational meeting Mon., April 5. In top photo, Mayor Daniel Pearl takes the oath of office from Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Thomas P. Hand as his wife and son look on. Above left, Trustee Christine M. Wiss was sworn in by Councilman Hand as her husband […]

FSD Legislative Action Committee meets with local officials

Members of Farmingdale’s Legislative Action Com­mittee (LAC) met with local legislators in a town hall-style meeting in early March to present their 2020-21 legislative proposals and to discuss the impact of pending and future legislation on public schools. Farmingdale is fortunate to have several local representatives who listen and work together to benefit its school district and com­munity. “The LAC […]

Long Islanders among most generousin state

Nassau and Suffolk counties ranked among the top 10 counties in New York State in terms of “generosity.” Nassau came in fourth behind New York, Westchester and Rockland counties and Suffolk came in sixth. The survey was taken by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, which analyzed IRS data to discover the places where people donate the most money. The study […]

‘Shed the Meds’ event on April 17

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that the Town, in partnership with Drug Free Long Island and the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), will host a “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Marjorie Post Park (off Unqua Road in Massapequa), in the parking lot near […]

Become a part of your school budget process


Every school district in New York State is preparing its annual budget, and if residents have an interest in the outcome of these pro­ceedings, now is the time to get involved. The districts are holding public hear­ings and those dates are on their website pages, or available to taxpayers by calling the school district. While some of these events are […]


GUEST COMMENTARY: The 2021-22 NYS budget: Views from the right and left

By NYS Assemblyman John Mikulin (Republican) While New Yorkers, like most Americans, are using their federal stimulus payment as a lifeline to pay for es­sentials like groceries, pay down debts incurred during the shutdown or replenish drained savings, at our State Capitol, lawmakers have instead decided not only to spend the generous $12.6 billion in aid provided by Con­gress but […]

John Goess, longtime owner of local roofing business, at 65

By Carolyn James John Goess was a man who lived his faith, personally and professionally. Whether it was as a husband, father, active parishioner at his church, volunteer in his community or as a businessman, Goess believed in treating people with dignity and respect. “We often talk about our words, but John was a man of deeds and the deeds […]

Frank Heinrich, veteran and longtime resident of Massapequa

Frank A. Heinrich, a longtime resident of Massapequa, died March 12, 2021, at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.  He was 93 years old Mr. Heinrich was born on July 11, 1927, in Astoria, Queens to Frank J. and Gertrude (Koeppler) Heinrich. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving his country with distinction. Mr. Heinrich was employed by G […]

Public Notices

BOARD OF EDUCATIONPLAINEDGE UNIONFREE SCHOOL DISTRICT241 WYNGATE DRIVEN. MASSAPEQUA, NEWYORK 11758The Board of Education ofthe Plainedge Union FreeSchool District, North Massapequa, New York, popularly known as the PlainedgeSchool District (hereinafterthe “School District”), onbehalf of the Nassau CountyDirectors of School FacilitiesPurchasing Consortium, inaccordance with Section 103of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law, herebyinvites the submission ofsealed bids from reputableand qualified […]