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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.

 

Hempstead Town Honors Eighth Precinct, Squad Officers

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

Lamonaca and Barbato among recipients of town’s police service award

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead board honored Police Officer Paul Lamonaca, and Detective John Barbato of the Eighth Squad, who were among the 25 officers from surrounding departments at a ceremony, on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion at the Town Hall in Hempstead.

Father Gerard Gordon, the Nassau County Police Chaplain, provided a brief invocation, and Alyse Skoller, accompanied by Gloria Elliot, performed the National Anthem. The Nassau County Police Color Guard Unit retired the colors before each of the 25 officers were honored with medals and certificates. 

 

Town Honors Seventh Precinct, Squad Officers

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead board honored Officers Michael Schneider, Dean Reiter, and Paul Caiaccia of the Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh Precinct, and Detective John James of the Seventh Squad, who were among the 25 officers from surrounding departments at a ceremony, on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion at the Town Hall in Hempstead.

Father Gerard Gordon, the Nassau County Police Chaplain, provided a brief invocation, and Alyse Skoller, accompanied by Gloria Elliot, performed the National Anthem. The Nassau County Police Color Guard Unit retired the colors before each of the 25 officers were honored with medals and certificates.

 

Kevin Buonomo Graduates from Marine Officer Candidates School

Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00

On Saturday, Aug. 13 Kevin Buonomo, an Island Trees High School graduate (’07) graduated from Marine Officer Candidates School as a 2nd Lieutenant. His path to the Marine Corps was not an easy one. Buonomo had prepared for this achievement for well over a year as he studied at Dowling College. 

 

DAHS Blue Dragons Celebrate Homecoming

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

Under picture perfect skies, the Division Avenue High School (DAHS) Blue Dragons (2-0) celebrated their homecoming Saturday, Sept. 17 with a 28-0 shutout of Glen Cove (0-2).

The undefeated Blue Dragons, which have already won twice as many games as last year’s team, opened up a 14-0 lead by the midway point of the second quarter with a six-yard run to the end zone by senior fullback Joe Vanasco (18 carries for 146 yards).

 

No Answers Yet on School Re-Zoning Plan

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

To rezone or not to rezone? That was the burning question discussed at the Sept. 14 Board of Education meeting, but Levittown parents were left without any final resolution.

The rezoning plan, which would potentially affect over two dozen current Levittown students, focuses around the changing of the catchment area of Wisdom Lane Middle School and Division Avenue High School to fully include the current Abbey Lane Elementary School attendance zone. The rezoning issue originally came up at the July 5 Board of Education meeting, but Superintendent James Grossane pulled the motion from the agenda at that time because he felt it needed further review and consideration.

 

Pieces of World Trade Center Are Now Monument to Those Lost of Levittown

Written by Christy Hinko, Owen Magee, and Rich Santer Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

Levittown Gathers for Memorial Services, National Day of Service

The Levittown Fire Department, at its 10th anniversary memorial service, unveiled two pieces of steel that were once part of the World Trade Center towers. Every year since the attack took place, Levittown’s firefighters have gathered on September 11 at the monument erected in honor of their former Chief, Ronald T. Kerwin who, as a lieutenant in Squad Co. 288 of New York City Fire Department (FDNY), gave his life along with other members of his company evacuating people from the South tower of the World Trade Center.

On July 19, a group of firefighters from Levittown Fire Company, Ladder One, led by Chief Charles Giudice traveled into the city to take possession of an I-beam, nearly 1,800 pounds, donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to be displayed at the monument previously erected in his honor at fire headquarters on Gardiners Avenue in Levittown.

 

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