Toys for Tots, once again through the courtesy of Gary Melius, held its kick-off luncheon at Oheka Castle.
Organizer of the entire program is Major Chuck Kilbride with the help this year of Coordinator Gunnery Sgt. Steven Covington and Assistant Coordinator Brian Gomez.
The Levittown School District Administration has announced that the district has been named to the College Board’s second annual Advanced Placement (AP) Program’s AP Achievement District Honor Roll for increasing enrollment in college-level courses and student performance. Levittown School District is one of the 367 school districts nationwide and in Canada that were named to this prestigious honor roll, including 30 school districts in New York State.
The College Board’s AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take more rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exam. The exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 3 or higher being a passing score.
On a chilly, blustery Veterans Day members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9592 and American Legion Post 1711 led the ceremonies for those who served in the Armed Forces.
Legislature Dennis Dunne greeted members of the community, family and friends along with members of the Levittown Fire Department who attended. The National Anthem and a prayer followed his greeting. He spoke of why we recognize those who served this country and thankfully returned home. Town Supervisor Kate Murray also attended and spoke of her father who is a veteran.
After a torrential downpour ravaged the high school football field on Saturday afternoon, Island Trees administrators were forced to dramatically alter plans for the school’s regularly scheduled Homecoming festivities.
The Bulldogs’ football game against Seaford, which was scheduled to take place Oct. 29 at 2 p.m., was delayed by 24 hours. In addition, the Homecoming Parade was completely scrapped and the Lady Dawgs’ soccer match against Clarke was also switched to Sunday morning. The decision to switch the Homecoming festivities to Sunday would ultimately prove to be a good one, as over a dozen high school football players across Long Island were reportedly hospitalized with symptoms of hypothermia on Saturday afternoon.
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.
“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.”
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.
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?
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.
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