Former Nassau County Legislator and State Senate candidate David Mejias has been cleared of all charges stemming from a September incident involving his former girlfriend. The Queens District Attorney’s office, which handled the prosecution, confirmed that the charges of stalking and menacing were dismissed in December and the remaining charge of reckless endangerment was officially dropped on Friday, June 10.
Since 2006, Joe Satriano, an Oceanside resident and a former longtime teacher in the Roslyn school district has set up a scholarship in memory of his late wife, Susan, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2005.
Since then, the Susan Satriano Memorial Scholarship Foundation has raised tens of thousands of dollars and has helped dozens of Long Island students attend college.
It looks like an early summer is here and with it, more hot weather. One way folks used to beat the heat was to head into their favorite movie theatre for hours of pleasurable entertainment. You can still do that in Massapequa. When the hot weather hits, the cool, air-conditioned Bar Harbor Library provides not only a respite from the humidity but the kind of old-fashioned movies that once packed theatres across the nation.
Massapequa Park’s Sgt. Peter F. Colleran Post No. 7763, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Massapequa’s American Legion Post 1066 co-sponsored the Memorial Day Parade, held on Monday, May 30.
Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Joe Muscarella reminds residents in the Asian Longhorned Beetle quarantine area to be on the alert for infestations of the beetle.
The quarantine area in the town covers most of the Massapequa/North Massapequa area, inclusive of several blocks north of Southern State Parkway, several blocks west of Broadway/North Broadway, east to the town line and south to Great South Bay.
Looks like John Carpenter, the Massapequa Movie Man will again be giving all of us the gift of laughter as on June 11 at the Massapequa Park Library is featuring a forgotten pre-code comedy treasure. His cinema Saturdays have been attracting residents from as far off as Queens County and local film fans wait eagerly for Carpenter’s monthly showing on June 11 at 2 p.m. The 40 Harbor Lane venue will be an afternoon of laughter starting with The Movie man’s jovial and charismatic education lead in lecture followed by a rare Charley Chase two-reel comedy short, Arabian Tights, which will be followed by the fast-paced, snappy-dialogued, The Half Naked Truth, starring Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, and gravel-voiced Eugene Pallette.
Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt decided to mix things up at the special meeting of the Nassau County Legislature on Tuesday, May 24: Instead of adhering to the schedule, he decided to address the redistricting vote—the last item on the legislative calendar for that meeting- first. Angry Democratic legislators pointed out that the residents who had come to speak on the topic of authorizing financing for new projects in the Nassau Hub- the first item on the calendar- would have to wait several hours, and asked that the Hub item be called first, but Schmitt would not budge. As a result, it was nearly four hours before the Hub issue was called, after the legislature passed the redistricting plan 10-8.
Farmingdale resident Gary E. Dolan, who for decades has operated his own law firm in Massapequa, will be inducted into the U.S. Rangers Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony will take place Wednesday, July 27 at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. Dolan will receive a medal and be enshrined with a plaque in the Hall of Fame’s permanent legacy hall.
The Massapequa Board of Education will have a new member when it convenes for the next school year. On May 17, challenger Gary Bennett was the top vote getter in the board of education election. Voters in the Massapequa School District were asked to choose two board members from four candidates. Bennett received 2,917 votes, while incumbent Jane Ryan was re-elected with 2,779 votes. Incumbent Christine Lupetin Perrino came in third with 2,566 votes, while another challenger, Carl Hoops, received 2,488 votes.
Meanwhile, voters easily approved the 2011-2012 budget, with 3,249 voters approving the document and 2,372 voting no. The library budget was approved by a similar margin, 3,501 voting yes and 2,047 expressing their opposition. The school budget amounted to $179,209,899 in spending, with a budget-to-budget increase of 1.72 percent and a tax levy of 1.64 percent.
Brian Dowd, social studies curriculum associate K-12 for Massapequa UFSD, was named Supervisor of the Year by the Long Island Council of Social Studies. He will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 24 at the Smithtown Sheraton Hotel.
Dowd, who grew up and still lives in Massapequa, has spent his entire 33-year career as an educator in the district. He became chairperson of the department 10 years ago, supervising more than 41 social studies teachers and overseeing the curriculum for each grade level in the district.
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