As Nassau County continues to unfold layoffs and budget cuts as part of a $121 million deficit reduction plan for its 2011 budget, Comptroller George Maragos has announced that a recent audit revealed that the county actually ended 2010 under-budget, with a $26.6 million surplus.
Comptroller Maragos told Anton Community Newspapers that an outside audit by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent certified public accounting firm, discovered that the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) withheld $15.3 million too much in sales tax that should have gone to the county.
It was met with ire by school districts and local villages and commended by residents and businesses. But on June 30, with positives and negatives aside, the bill became law.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Lynbrook last week to sign the 2 percent property tax cap into law. The tax cap was a major platform Governor Cuomo touted during his campaign to deliver property tax relief to homeowners and business owners across the state.
On the evening of Tuesday, June 21, the top high school football players of Long Island (LI) squared off against New York City’s (NYC) squad, in the 16th annual United Healthcare Empire Challenge. Nearly 12,000 fans packed out Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium to watch some of New York’s most talented athletes, almost all of whom will continue their athletic careers in college.
Some young athletes are more apt to die than others. Some local residents want to promote awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among our athletes. Farmingdale’s chapter of the Rotary Club met at Bollinger’s restaurant last month to discuss emerging medical technology that assesses heart function. Multifunction cardiogram is a cardiac assessment system from a company called FirstScan Health Medical. Its advocates suggest that all school athletes be screened for potential heart problems, in light of several student athletes recently dying suddenly on sports fields throughout the country.
RSM Lounges will occupy the two vacant storefronts on Conklin Street, west of Main Street, adjacent to the Library Café, which have been largely vacant. The location has been home to a dress shop, an insurance agency, and several other businesses that have since closed or failed.
At the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society’s (FBHS) annual community Strawberry Festival, held Sunday, June 5, two Farmingdale High School seniors received awards for their scholastic efforts.
James Andersen was the recipient of the FBHS Academic Award, presented by Trustee JoAnne Bihary. Andersen was enrolled in honors classes since he was a freshman, and was actively involved in chorus and the vocal jazz ensemble, as well as being a drum major in the marching band.
While there are still no laws in the Farmingdale Village codebook, local business owners, particularly on Main Street, are enjoying outdoor dining, without regulation. The members of the Village Board have been working for several months to get the provisions and wording precise. The public hearing continued.
Residents have turned out at each public meeting hearing for the proposed law on the outdoor seating to express their discontent with incidents that they say are already affecting their residential privacy.
In tough economic times when many charitable organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to provide the same range of services to its most deserving, 56 lawyers and five law firms have joined the Legal Resource Network (LRN) to provide services to victims of domestic violence through the advocacy of Nassau County’s Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CADVNC).
CADVNC hosted a recognition luncheon to honor the pro bono services of these attorneys on Friday, June 10 at the University Club on the campus of Hofstra University.
Dr. Frank J. Cavaioli, retired professor of history and political science at Farmingdale State College (FSC), delighted and informed an audience of historiophiles recently at the Farmingdale Village Hall.
The Lady Dalers faced Massapequa at Hofstra on Wednesday, June 1 for the Nassau County Class A Championship. The Lady Dalers pulled out to a 6-0 lead before Massapequa Chiefs would score and a 9-3 halftime lead.
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