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.
The Hicksville Water District’s Board of Commissioners recently held a public hearing at the William P. Bennett Community Center to present its proposed budget for the 2010 fiscal year.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Sept. 21 that Hicksville resident Craig Ginsberg has pleaded guilty to grand larceny after operating a Ponzi scheme that promised investors he could procure gift cards to nearby stores at steep discounts and then stealing nearly $2.4 million of their money. Ginsberg, 48, pleaded guilty to the top count of grand larceny – 2nd degree in exchange for a promised sentence of 3.5 to 7 years in prison at his Oct. 29 sentence date.
Rose Marie Walker has announced her candidacy for the Nassau County Legislature. Walker, current councilwoman in the Town of Oyster Bay, will be running for the 17th District seat being vacated by Edward P. Mangano, who is seeking to unseat County Executive Tom Suozzi.
Armed with petitions containing over 50,000 signatures of Nassau County residents, the Republican caucus of the Nassau County Legislature, led by Minority Leader Peter Schmitt, plans on calling for the repeal of the Home Energy Tax, which is being imposed on consumers to help the county close a budget deficit, if Republicans are successful in reclaiming the Nassau County Legislature on Election Day this November.
Carousel Day School in Hicksville has started the new school year fully licensed. Under the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the agency that oversees a day care provider caring for three or more children more than three hours a day, Carousel is now licensed to accommodate 102 children.
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