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County Signage Program Promotes Safe Haven Law

Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

Nassau Ambulances Join List of ‘Drop-Off’ Sites

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was joined Feb. 17 by Timothy Jaccard, president of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation/Baby Safe Haven Program, to announce that Nassau County will be the first county in the nation to implement a new program identifying ambulances as official “baby safe haven” drop-off sites. The ambulance signage program is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the program, which allows for mothers to legally and safely relinquish their babies at certain locations.

 

Murray and Goosby to ‘Jump Start’ Development Plan for Lighthouse Site

Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00

Murray Hopes to Retain Consultants,

Establish Guidelines for Construction

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, joined by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, announced that she will propose a measure that would “jump start” the stalled development plan for 77 acres of land surrounding the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at a press conference at Hempstead Town Hall.

 

County Declares War on Heroin

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00

At Least Four Die a Month to Use, Officials Say

The last words from a 20-year-old resident came from a text message sent to his dealer. It read, “i’m diggin’ this — my dude, best I had in a while. 4 real. Save my number, peace.” That was sent before he was found by his mother dead in the bathtub.

 

With Loss in State Aid, Island Trees District Strives for Responsible Budget

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 12 February 2010 00:00

Board of Ed and Superintendent

Try to Minimize Cuts and

Maximize Benefits to Students

The Island Trees School District’s 2010/2011 budget, along with all other New York State school districts, will be hit hard and the district is trying to find ways to save money while keeping education a top priority.

At their first budget workshop for the 2010/2011 budget, the Island Trees Board of Education and superintendent met on Feb. 3 to discuss the district’s options.

 

Community Council’s Annual WinterFest to Be Held at Levittown Hall February 13

Friday, 12 February 2010 00:00

Activities Are Free at Event

Levittown Community Council’s 9th Annual WinterFest will be held at Levittown Hall for the first time this year. Residents of Levittown, Island Trees and neighboring communities are invited to attend the event, which runs from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Levittown Hall is located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville and can be contacted at 516-933-6400.

 

Local Travel Agents Team Up to Fundraise in Memory of Loved Ones

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

"A Man Who Adored Children and a Child Who Adored Life”

Ann Torcivia’s son, Joey, passed away 10 years ago when he was six-and-a-half-years-old and in the first grade. Torcivia does all she can to keep his vibrant memory alive and this time around she is hosting a “blow out” fundraiser in conjunction with the Levittown Kiwanis and a Westbury woman who also turned loss into inspiration.

 

Tri-County Flea Market Under New Ownership

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

Tri-County Flea Market on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown has changed ownership as of Feb. 1 and some vendors in the flea market fear they may be forced to move on.

Tri-County owner, Trade Town Industries, has moved out and Apogee Retail NY has signed a new lease for the building, taking over the Tri-County business. The flea market will be open six days a week; closed only on Tuesdays, as opposed to the four-day week they did business before.

 

New Island Joins Catholic Health Services

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

New Island CEO: This Is a Win-Win for Everybody

New Island Hospital in Bethpage recently announced an agreement to become a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

 

Dems Blast Pay Stipend Increase Approved by Republican Legislators

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

On Monday, Jan. 25, at the first meeting of the Nassau County Legislature, that body voted to give pay raises to its three legislative leaders: Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt, Deputy Presiding Officer John Ciotti and Minority Leader Diane Yatauro. The pay raise vote went along party lines, with 11 Republicans voting for the raise, and eight Democrats in opposition.

 

After-School Program Deficit Addressed at Levittown BOE Meeting

Written by Thomas Duffy Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

Residents Concerned with Students’

Food, Security at Division Avenue After Arson

The Levittown Public School District’s Board of Education gathered for one of its regular public meetings on Jan. 13. Held at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, the meeting was the first that the board has convened since the start of the new year.

 

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