The 14th Legislative District encompasses the communities of Farmingdale and portions of Massapequa, Old Bethpage, Plainview, Levittown and North Wantagh. Democratic incumbent Dave Mejias is seeking election to his fourth consecutive term as legislator of the 14th District. Opposing Mejias is Republican Joseph Belesi. The same questions were asked to both candidates running for the two-year seat. There is no limit to the number of terms legislators may serve. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Republican incumbent Kate Murray is seeking re-election to her fourth term as Hempstead Town supervisor. Challenging her this year is Garden City resident and Democratic candidate Kristen McElroy. They are seeking a two-year term as town leader.
Current Hempstead Town Councilmember Gary Hudes is being challenged for his 6th Councilmatic District seat by Matt Hynes. The 6th Councilmatic District of the Town of Hempstead includes East Meadow, Levittown, Plainedge, Salisbury and portions of Bethpage, North Bellmore, North Merrick, Seaford and Wantagh. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
A fundraiser for the Spc. Daniel A. Fuentes Memorial Scholarship Fund is being held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Farmingdale Lanes. The $20 per person includes three hours of bowling, pizza, soda and a camouflage wristband. Raffle prizes. Lane sponsorships available for $100 per pair. Donations will benefit the Daniel Fuentes Memorial Scholarship Fund and Wounded Warrior Program. Donations will also be accepted at Attn: Mrs. Susan Lyons, Island Trees High School, 59 Straight Lane, Levittown, NY 11756.
On Nov. 3, residents of Nassau County’s 17th Legislative District will elect a new representative to the Nassau County Legislature. Rose Marie Walker and Arshad Majid are vying for the position, which is being vacated by Ed Mangano, who is running for County Executive. The district includes Island Trees, Bethpage, Hicksville, Levittown, North Massapequa, Plainedge, South Farmingdale and Syosset. The candidate’s stories are listed below in alphabetical order.
On July 7, Dr. Herman A. Sirois publicly announced he would be resigning from his position as superintendent of the Levittown Public School District.
Dr. Sirois presented his letter of resignation at a meeting of the Levittown Board of Education. Five of the board’s seven members voted to accept the letter while two abstained from voting. Dr. Sirois’ resignation will be effective June 30, 2011.
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.
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 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.
Three teenage males were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Richard Bailey of Wantagh.
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