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DAHS Cafeteria Renovation Project Back in Motion

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00

Board Honors Ksiasek as DAHS Valedictorian

The Division Avenue High School Cafeteria renovation project that has been delayed for months might soon have a resolution.

Board of Education President Michael Pappas announced at the Wednesday, April 13 Budget Planning Session that the board will hire an architect on Tuesday, May 10 to begin the initial phases of the undertaking. Initial blueprints are slated to be submitted for state approval on Wednesday, June 8, but there is yet to be a timetable for the estimated project completion date.


LCC Installs New Garden at Jerusalem Avenue Pool Site

Friday, 29 April 2011 00:00

There’s a new garden in town. If you’re in the vicinity of the East Village Green, check out the southwest corner of the park near the Jerusalem Avenue pool. The Levittown Community installed the garden as a community service and part of its 5th Annual Earth Day event. The beautification included clean up and replacement of dead bushes with grasses near the pool entrance


Open House 2011: Future of Suburbia Unveiled in Levittown

Written by Eric Holden and Christy Hinko Friday, 29 April 2011 00:00

Due to the daunting fiscal situation faced by our nation, many Americans are looking to new and creative ways to generate income.

On Saturday, April 23, Levittown hosted “Welcome to a Future Suburbia: Open House 2011.”

Inspired by the service-oriented mentality of New York, the movement is one in which suburban homeowners supplement their income and develop a new vocation by offering homemade services and facilities to the public.


ITHS Alum Wigdzinski Makes Return Visit From Afghanistan

Friday, 22 April 2011 00:00

“Boots on the Ground.” That’s what stood out when anyone read Paul Wigdzinski’s email announcing he was coming home on break. For most alumni it would be an odd way to say you are on break from college and coming home to visit. However, Wigdzinski is not your ordinary alumni. 

As a captain and All County member of the Island Trees Lacrosse team, Wigdzinski had many choices where to continue his lacrosse career. He decided to accept an invitation to play at the United States Military Academy at West Point. After playing lacrosse for five years and spending countless hours in class and training over the summers, 1st Lt Paul Wigdzinski graduated from West Point in 2008. 


Wantagh Fire Department Hosts Nation’s Patriot Flag

Written by Harry Loud Friday, 22 April 2011 00:00

The 40’x 60’ Patriot Flag, the dream of San Diego firefighter Mitch Mendler to promote his “World Memorial” proudly flew this past Saturday, April 2 opposite Wantagh Fire Department Station 1 on Park Avenue. 

The flag visited the area thanks to the efforts of Wantagh Commissioner Craig Craft who had met Mendler previously and felt that it would be appropriate to honor the five New York firefighters (Levittown Chief of Department Ron Kerwin, Merrick Ex-Chief Ronnie Gies, Bellmore Lieutenant Kevin Prior, Bellmore Firefighter Adam Rand, and Wantagh Firefighter Lee Fehling,) who perished on September 11. 


‘Open House’ By Droog Taking Over Levittown April 23

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 15 April 2011 00:00

On Saturday, April 23, busloads of visitors are expected to descend upon Levittown for the unveiling of nine style renovations of local homes.

“Open House by Droog” led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a movement to encourage suburban homeowners to transform a portion of their homes to reflect their career or a service that could be offered to the community. The art installation will essentially teach homeowners how to extend their own services to supplement their income and develop a new vocation by offering services at home to the public.


Levittown Budget Adoption Postponed Again

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 15 April 2011 00:00

The Levittown Board of Education originally planned to adopt the 2011-12 school district budget on Wednesday, April 6, but instead used the date as a planning session to review further additional expenditure reductions.

After several months of heavy deliberations, the board is now prepared to adopt the finalized version of the budget on Wednesday, April 13 or the following week. Since the event was a planning session and not a hearing, no portion of the meeting was set aside for public comments.

The board was projecting $4.3 million in expenditure reductions as recently as March 18, but found that an additional $8.5 million could be saved. A total of $12.8 million in cuts are expected to be phased in over the next five years, which prevents what would have been double-digit tax increases.


Community Gathers for Annual Recognition of Organization Members

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00
On Thursday, March 24, the Levittown Public Schools held their 15th annual Recognition Night for Community Service to honor members of community organizations.
Over 100 members of the community gathered to celebrate the service of members within local organizations.

Ann Torcivia Honored as County Trailblazer

Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

Legislator Dennis Dunne Sr. honored Ann Torcivia for Women’s History Month as one of the county’s Trailblazers of the new millennium 13th Annual Award Ceremony in Mineola. Pictured: Trailblazer Ann Torcivia with Legislator Dennis Dunne Sr., Director of Veterans Affairs Michael Kilbride, and Toys for Tots Chairman Chuck Kilbride.


Plainview Resident Speaks in Washington About Stricter Teen Driving Laws

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

On Jan. 19, 2008, 16-year-old Brian Assa died in a car accident on Woodbury Road in Plainview. After his son’s death, Jerry Assa started the Think First Foundation, Inc. to talk to teens about taking their safety seriously, not only for their own sake, but for all those who care about them as well. However, Assa is hopeful that pending legislation may see to it that fewer teens share his son’s fate; so much so, that he said that he ended all of his talks on a recent trip to Washington D.C. with the same comment: “If this had been passed three years ago, I wouldn’t need to have the Think First Foundation today, because my son would still be alive.”


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