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Levittowners Make Short Film Inspired by Their Roots

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

After Levittown filmmaker Matt McGregor attended last year’s Sundance Film Festival, he said he was inspired to make something creative and meaningful with his friends.

In January, director/co-writer/ co-producer McGregor and friend and fellow Levittowner Lenny Gomez set out to create a short film that would later be titled Bike Club. The 2002 Division Avenue High School grads figured they would write about something they knew well.


Levittown Chamber Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Kicks Off Celebration With

Business Expo on October 3

The Levittown Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its 50th anniversary with a two-week scavenger hunt beginning at their Business Expo on Oct. 3.

The Business Expo is free for chamber members and will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Levittown Veterans Memorial Park.


Hempstead Town Makes Getting to School Safer for Sparke Students

Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Hempstead Town Supervisor and Councilman Gary Hudes instructed the town’s highway and traffic control departments to implement a number of initiatives to make it easier for students at J. Fred Sparke Elementary School in Island Trees to arrive safely.


Arrests Made in Upstate Shooting Death of Wantagh Student

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 25 September 2009 00:00

Three Teens Charged in Killing of

MacArthur Grad Richard Bailey

Three teenage males were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Richard Bailey of Wantagh.


Levittowner William Flinn to Let the Laughter Loose

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 25 September 2009 00:00

Comedian Preps for Funniest Person Contest

When lifelong Levittowner William Flinn first hit the stage it was his love for singing and music that brought him there. Now, Flinn, 26, can still be found on a stage, but he’ll be cracking jokes instead.


Hempstead Town’s 9/11 Memorial Focuses on Hope

Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

Hempstead Town once again hosted a touching memorial to honor those who were lost on September 11, 2001 and bring comfort to all who were affected by the terrorist attacks. The sunrise ceremony, which was held on Friday, September 11, featured beautiful chrome replicas of the Twin Towers.


School Year Opening Discussed at Levittown BOE Meeting

Written by Thomas Duffy Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

On Sept. 9, the Levittown Public School District’s Board of Education gathered for one of its regular public meetings.


Communities, Pols Oppose Potential Aqua-New York Rate Hike

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Aqua-New York Water Company has submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking approval to raise their rates in areas where residents and businesses are already paying nearly three times more for water than public water district ratepayers.


Levittown’s Matt Hynes Announces Candidacy for 6th Council District

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Matt Hynes of Levittown has recently announced his candidacy for Town of Hempstead Council District 6. Running on the Democratic/Working Families party lines, Hynes calls himself “a proud Long Islander who is committed to serving his community.”


DEC Decides on Final Remedy for ITHS Lead Contamination

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

Encapsulation of Affected Areas to Commence Summer of 2010

Over 10 years, three superintendents and countless public meetings later, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has selected the final remedy for the lead contamination issue in the basement of Island Trees High School.


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