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Town’s Bravest Honored at Annual Firematic Award Ceremony

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00

Twenty-four local fire members honored for their service

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead board recently honored Ex-Captain Chris Tuohy and Fire Medic Lionel Roseval of the Levittown Fire Department, and Ex-Chief Dominick Santoro of the East Meadow, who were among the 24 volunteer firefighters from surrounding departments at a ceremony, on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion at the Town Hall in Hempstead.

Father Daniel O’Brien, S.J. who serves Oceanside’s St. Anthony’s R.C. Church and the Valley Stream Fire Department, provided a brief invocation, and Fred McFarland of the Levittown Fire Department, performed the National Anthem. The Levittown Fire Department Guard Unit retired the colors before each of the 24 fire members were honored with medals and certificates.

 

ITSD Energy Project Called Into Question

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00

Stokes Teacher O’Loughlin Earns State Teacher of the Year Award

The Island Trees UFSD’s decision to agree to a $5,046,697 contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. for an energy efficiency project came into question at the Wednesday, Oct. 26 Board of Education meeting.

“We spent five million dollars on an energy efficiency project.” Island Trees resident John Fontana said. “In this tough fiscal event that we’re facing, this was ill-timed.”

 

Sarah Zwart Gets an Unusual Ride To School

Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00
Sarah Zwart, a third grader in Mrs. Downing’s class at Northside School, was named the district winner of this year’s Levittown Fire Department’s Fire Safety Poster Contest. Zwart drew the rooms inside of a house showing the dangers of a fire with a child under a bed and another at the door entitled “Don’t hide! Go outside!”
 

MacArthur Celebrates Homecoming With Win

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

Generals Win 20-18 Over Oceanside

There are three things you can count on seeing a lot of during late October in Levittown: school spirit, proud parents, and wins from the MacArthur Generals football team.

MacArthur High School played host to all three of the aforementioned items on Oct. 22, as the Generals (6-1) celebrated their homecoming with a 20-18 victory over the Oceanside Sailors (3-4). MacArthur, which extended its midseason win streak to six games, opened up a 14-6 lead by halftime on two rushing touchdowns from junior quarterback Gerard Cunningham. In the fourth quarter, Cunningham put another six points on the board for MacArthur with a one-yard quarterback sneak into the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the game.

 

Q&A: Candidates for NC 14th Legislative District

Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

Anton Newspapers asked Republican incumbent Joseph Belesi and Democratic challenger Eva Pearson to respond to the following questions.

Joseph Belesi

How should the county solve its budget crisis? Should the police unions and the Civil Service Employees Association make contract concessions? Should county services be cut? Should there be a tax increase? Should the County eliminate its guarantee to refund other taxing districts’ (including school districts) share of property taxes paid in error due to County assessment errors?

 

Q&A: Candidates for Hempstead Town Supervisor

Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

Anton Newspapers asked Republican incumbent Kate Murray and Democratic challenger Gary Port to respond to the following questions

Kate Murray

Since the majority of voters did not approve floating bonds to fund the Hub project, what is the next step for instituting a new plan for the site and how will you work with the county to do so?

Nassau County’s proposal to have taxpayers authorize a bond referendum to finance a refurbished Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was resoundingly defeated. Since the property upon which the Coliseum sits, as well as surrounding land, belongs to the county, Nassau’s administration is working to secure development proposals for the county’s hub. Hempstead Town’s role rests in its zoning authority. Indeed, the entire town board voiced its desire for reasonable development at the site and our united goal of keeping the Islanders Hockey Team at its Uniondale home by creating a flexible development/building zone in June of this year. The new zone allows sports, recreation, convention, hotel, conference, business, education, housing, technology and a host of other uses at the site.

 

Q&A: Candidates for Hempstead Town Supervisor

Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

Anton Newspapers asked Republican incumbent Kate Murray and Democratic challenger Gary Port to respond to the following questions

Gary Port

Since the majority of voters did not approve floating bonds to fund the Hub project, what is the next step for instituting a new plan for the site and how will you work with the county to do so?

The role of the Town government should be to facilitate ideas and planning. While the County owns the property, the Town controls the use through zoning. Therefore, the Town needs to create a realistic plan with attractive zoning to encourage private investment.

 

East Meadow Library Site of NC Legislature Candidates Forum

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

Hopefuls from several districts speak at debate

The absence of Norma L. Gonsalves (13th District) and Fred. J Jones (19th District) from the Oct. 4 Nassau County Candidates Forum at East Meadow Public Library left Dennis Dunne (15th District) as the lone Republican candidate present at the debate.

According to the League of Women Voters of East Nassau Voter Service Director Norma Schaeffer, Gonsalves could not attend the debate because she was being honored at a separate event and Jones was absent due to short notice. “There was a very small window for replies and letters going out,” Schaeffer said.

 

Levittown Youth Council Sponsors Summer Programs

Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

The Island Trees School District would like to thank the Levittown Youth Council for their sponsorship and support of the Island Trees Summer Music and Sport programs. Each summer the music and athletic departments offer a variety of programs to the children of Island Trees.

This year the activities started on June 27 and ran through August 12. Each activity provides an opportunity to sharpen skills, try something new and have fun while learning.  Island Trees teachers and coaches instruct the classes and sessions with the assistance of Island Trees high school students.

 

MacArthur Comeback Shocks Syosset 24-21

Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

Generals overcome 21-7 4th quarter deficit to win

Kevin Roach became airborne as he watched his 36-yard kick split the uprights with no time left on the clock. Mobbed by his ecstatic teammates, the MacArthur Generals kicker had barely returned to the ground when the realization of his successful field goal attempt set in. The sure-footed senior had just nailed down a stirring 24-21 comeback victory for his Generals over the Syosset Braves on Sept. 24th at Syosset High School.

 

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