The voters of Nassau County have spoken.
Residents headed for the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Election Day 2009 - to vote for their candidates of choice and while some familiar faces will return to the Nassau County Legislature, some will not.
Twenty-one-year-old Michael Sanchez of Hicksville is the new millionaire-on-campus at Nassau Community College where he’s enrolled as a liberal arts major with dreams of becoming a nurse. The El Salvador native is Long Island’s first-ever $1,000,000 winner on the New York Lottery’s new Sweet Million draw game.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that an Islip Terrace man has been convicted of manslaughter and other charges after he crashed his car into several trees off the Wantagh Parkway in September 2008, killing his girlfriend, 59-year-old Mary McInerney of Hicksville.
Facts on Consolidation, Dissolution of Local Fire and Water District to Be Discussed
The Long Island Special Districts Association (LISDA) will host a forum on “The Facts on Consolidation and Dissolution of Your Local Fire and Water District.” LISDA representatives will speak at the Town of Oyster Bay’s William P. Bennett Community Center in Hicksville on Wednesday, Oct. 28, starting at 7:30 p.m.
This presentation has been expanded to include the residents of Bethpage, Plainview, Jericho and Westbury. LISDA has extended invitations to the political representatives from the affected areas to provide their insight on special districts.
On Nov. 3, residents of Nassau County’s 17th Legislative District will elect a new representative to the Nassau County Legislature. Rose Marie Walker and Arshad Majid are vying for the position, which is being vacated by Ed Mangano, who is running for County Executive. The district includes Island Trees, Bethpage, Hicksville, Levittown, North Massapequa, Plainedge, South Farmingdale and Syosset. The candidate’s stories are listed below in alphabetical order.
The same questions were asked of all candidates running for the Town of Oyster Bay Board, which is a four-year term. In the event a council member leaves office prior to completion of a full term, the Town Board appoints a replacement. That person serves until the next regularly scheduled election, at which time the voters elect an individual to serve the remainder of the term. There is no limit to the number of terms council members may serve.
Incumbent Republican councilmembers Chris J. Coschignano, Elizabeth A. Faughnan and Joseph G. Pinto are being challenged by Democrats Matt Meng, Erin Reilley and Doug Watson. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order.
Arthur A. Gianelli, president/ CEO of NuHealth (formerly the Nassau Health Care Corporation), announced the 2009 senior seasonal flu vaccination campaign, offered in conjunction with the Nassau County Departments of Health (DOH) and Senior Citizen Affairs, will be held at multiple locations. The program is open to seniors age 60 and over at no out-of-pocket expense at easily accessible locations within the vicinity of the East Meadow-based Nassau University Medical Center and includes opportunities for multiple health screenings and referrals for complete physical exam appointments.
The swine flu or H1N1 virus took hold during the last school year and remains a serious concern as flu season approaches.
While it’s natural during the fall and winter months for some children and staff members to become “under the weather,” that doesn’t necessarily mean they contracted the H1N1 virus; “Type A” flu, the common cold or other maladies may be to blame.
Several hundred people gathered Sept. 13 at Boulder Creek in Hicksville for the Ricky Greene Memorial Benefit. Proceeds, which totaled approximately $10,000, will go to establish a Hicksville High School scholarship in honor of the late Richard “Ricky” Greene.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) officially transferred two retired LIRR locomotives – No. 397 and No. 398 to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum for display with their historic equipment collection as part of the yearlong celebration of the rail road’s 175th anniversary. The two mini locomotives – now known as Dashing Dan and Dashing Dottie – were used as “switching locomotives” in the LIRR’s Morris Park diesel servicing and repair yard in Richmond Hill, Queens.
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