“Nassau County has lost a dedicated public servant,” said Mangano in a statement. “My wife Linda and I lost a friend of over 20 years. Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt served the residents of Nassau County with great integrity and pride. I had the privilege of serving closely with Peter in the legislature since its creation in 1996, where he distinguished himself as an outspoken advocate for the residents of the 12th Legislative District.”
An investigation has revealed that Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla allegedly tried to obtain private images of a Hempstead worker, according to law enforcement officials. The town attorney’s office conducted its own review of complaints made by employees and reported results of their findings to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office.
According to a criminal complaint filed by DA investigator William Walsh, Bonilla on Aug. 19 attempted to secure intimate photos of a female employee who recently filed a sexual harassment claim. The document obtained by Anton Community Newspapers suggests the town clerk attempted to force town employee Alex Desidoro, 21, to give him photos of the woman because Desidoro had an intimate relationship with her.
Boy Scouts from Cubs through Eagles assembled in a nearby parking lot waiting for the parade to begin. The parade, sponsored by the Arthur R. Eldred chapter, brought excitement to the streets of Rockville Center.
Josato is proposing to build a 50-unit condominium complex.
The Town of Hempstead held their annual remembrance service on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 a.m., at Town Park, Point Lookout. Year after year, the town invites residents to the place where hundreds first gathered to mark one fateful day in the nation’s history. Residents wrote messages and names of victims on a 35-foot mural of the New York City skyline, the “Heroes of 9/11 Panorama,” set beside a 15-foot-tall shadow box image of the fallen towers.
Approximately 1,500 participants were in attendance; many of them cast white carnations into a reflecting pool located at the base of a 30-foot steel remnant from the fallen towers. Attendants included families of the victims, clergy members, firefighters, police, rescue workers and the common citizen. Also in attendance was Russell Siller, the brother of Stephen Siller, a heroic firefighter who ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to reach the burning Twin Towers.
On the evening of Sept. 11, the Levittown Fire Department (LFD) held their Annual Ladder One 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at the firehouse on Gardiners Avenue, remembering all of the fallen and the tragic death of Ronald T. Kerwin, a FDNY lieutenant and LFD chief.
Since the attacks on 9/11, the years have passed and there have been many new members join the LFD, who never had the honor of meeting Kerwin.
“If you haven’t signed up for G.I. Life Insurance, very important, $10,000 that will go to your parents or to your wife in case you don’t make it back. Two years ago every one of you volunteered for this unit. You will remember this day for the rest of your life because once you do your first airborne drop; you will never be the same again.
While this year marks the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on America, Nassau County residents and officials gathered at Eisenhower Park to honor the memory of those who lost their lives. A sunset candlelight and remembrance ceremony was held on Sept. 6 at the county’s 9/11 Memorial.
“It was my distinct honor to host the Nassau County Memorial and Remembrance Observance to reflect on residents who lost their lives that tragic morning, those who responded to render aid to our fellow citizens, those who continue to give their lives from post 9-11 injuries and to say thank you to our first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety,” said County Executive Edward Mangano.
On Aug. 26, Allison Ekberg, a sixth-grader at Wisdom Lane Middle School, and her horse Remo, were dubbed grand division champions in the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the elite horse jumping show, held in Bridgehampton each year.
Allison told the Tribune that she has ridden in many horse shows throughout the past couple of years. She explained, “Each time you ride you are given points according to how you place; last year I missed qualifying to go to the Hampton Classic, but I made it this year.”
There are many local memorial services available for residents. Nassau County’s ceremonies were scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6 at Eisenhower Park.
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