On Wednesday, Aug. 10 about 26 residents, parents and other community members attended the regular meeting of the Levittown Board of Education at the Levittown Memorial Education Center (LMEC).
The members of the Levittown Board of Education resolved (5-0) to approve the budget of the necessary claims and expenditures in Levittown Union Free School District. The breakdown is as follows: $197,907,475 for School Purpose and $6,985,156 for Library Purpose for a total of $204,892,631. The remainder of the adopted budget $131,874,828 is to be levied upon the taxable property of the school district.
It is with deep regret that the Chief’s Office, the Board of Fire Commissioners, the officers and members of Engine Company 2 and Levittown Fire Department announce the passing of ex-chief and Charter Member Daniel T. Seip Sr.
Seip, born in Roslyn in 1920, was a 60-year member of the Levittown Fire Department. From 1944 through 1946, Seip served in the United States Naval Reserve in defense of his country. Following the war, Seip and his family moved to Levittown where he worked at Grumman Aircraft Manufacturing in Bethpage as a tool and die maker.
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, up to 40 protestors from MoveOn.org gathered by Rep. Peter King’s office in Massapequa to protest his recent support for legislation that raised the nation’s debt ceiling.
“We have a simple message: we need jobs, not budget cuts,” said Bob McKee, a local MoveOn.org member. “We’re here today to say ‘enough is enough’ and demand that Representative King stop his assault on the American Dream. It is far past time that Washington end the tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy and use that money to revitalize our community and create good jobs that we so desperately need.”
Levittown’s shoppers may have noticed an unusual number of collection drives outside local supermarkets and inside Levittown’s Old Navy considering it is not the traditional holiday season. This whirlwind of midsummer collection drives over a four-day span led to a U-haul trailer and the back of a Suburban full of nonperishable food, toiletries, clothing, and furniture and an additional $1,100 heading from Levittown to Joplin for the victims of the May 22 tornado that devastated the Missouri town.
After several years of performing locally, Levittown-based quartet Patent Pending earned a spot on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, a punk rock music and extreme sports festival that hits 45 cities across the country each year.
The tour, which is now in its 17th year, has become a summertime staple for young music fans because it features a daily lineup of over 100 national touring bands and performances from world-renowned skateboarders.
On Friday, July 29 Nassau County held its first annual emergency services summit with over 500 police, firefighters, EMTs, and hospital officials to reduce wait time that occurs during emergencies.
Ellis Henican was the master of ceremonies, while Nassau County Legislator and Public Safety Chair Dennis Dunne, along with County Executive Edward Mangano, and other local emergency officials and hospital staff authorities addressed the attendees and held panel discussions.
“The development of the Hub is critically important to the Nassau County economy,” Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos said at a July 21 press conference. “It currently supports hundreds of jobs and has the potential to create thousands of construction jobs and permanent jobs as well as increase tax revenues.”
Maragos said that he conducted a review to determine the economic feasibility of the current proposal to develop the Nassau Hub and retain the NY Islanders hockey team. At this point in time, he said, a comprehensive analysis cannot be completed as the lease agreement with the Islanders is still under negotiation and several significant terms have yet to be resolved such as revenue sharing, revenue guarantees, cost overrun protections and the Islanders’ commitment to remain in Nassau County.
On Monday, Aug. 1 residents of Nassau County will be asked to vote on a bond referendum to reconstruct the Nassau Coliseum and adjacent areas, known as the “Hub.” The Hub plan includes a reconstructed sports arena for the Islanders hockey team in place of the present Nassau Coliseum, a new minor league baseball park, and a bolstered Museum Row complex.
Town of Hempstead Public Safety Officer Robert Core, 42, of Hempstead was arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter on Thursday, July 14 in East Meadow after striking and killing a pedestrian on Hempstead Turnpike, Nassau County Police announced.
At an official press conference given by Detective Lt. Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department, Smith said Core was on duty for the Town of Hempstead, responding to a community complaint of kids trespassing at the Wolcott Road swimming pool in Levittown. Core was driving a 2004 Jeep Cherokee, an official, marked vehicle of the Town of Hempstead eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike, about 40 feet west of Franklin Avenue when he struck an unnamed 50-year-old male pedestrian.
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