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Adjournment in Drugs for Cash Case

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

Attorney Seeking Jail Time at July 15 Hearing

There has been another adjournment in the case of Sanji Francis, the Merrick-based physician accused of selling prescription drugs to undercover agents.

 

Local Musician Teaching in Africa

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

When The Massapequan Observer last caught up with local resident Andrew Kromholz, he had just been selected to play a concert at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany.

 

Contract Impasse Draws Protest

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

School District ‘Hopeful’ for Near Future Settlement

Massapequa High School was the scene of a protest rally as up to 100 CSEA union members lent their support to the custodial unit serving the Massapequa School District.

 

Movie Man Birthday Party This Saturday

Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

On Saturday, June 19, at the Massapequa Park Public Library at 40 Harbor Lane, the community will have the opportunity at his 2 p.m. Classic Film Program of congratulating the man who we have all come to call and know as The Massapequa Park Movie Man on the occasion of his 48th birthday.

 

Spending Down in 2010-2011 Budget

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

Cash Surplus Helps to Balance The Books

While all the attention has been on the Massapequa School District budget, the Village of Massapequa Park recently approved its own 2010-2011 budget, one that calls for $6,077,951 in expenditures, a decrease from last year’s budget, one that amounted to $6,845,163 in spending.

 

Wantagh Bike Path Guard Rail Project Under Way

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R.-Freeport) recently joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Lynn and Jim Scarpati and Governor David Paterson to launch the construction of the Wantagh Parkway guard rail project.

 

Watershed Plan Hearing June 22

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

The Oyster Bay Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, June 22, on one of the components of that plan, the Massapequa Creek Watershed Management and Corridor Restoration Plan.

 

Carpenter Film Festival at Massapequa Library

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

From Near Fatal Accident to Award-Winning Filmmaker

In the past several years, John Carpenter has transformed Massapequa into the Classic Movies Mecca of Long Island. But the Movie Man wasn’t always on the side of fortune. A decade ago, such things weren’t possible. In fact, the Movie Man was just glad to be alive. In 1999, he narrowly escaped death when he was hit by a car while crossing Clark Boulevard, on the way to visit his parents.

 

Memorial Day Parade a Success

Written by John H. Meyer Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Charting the Growth of the Annual Event

I can remember as a boy growing up in Massapequa that it was a huge thrill to march in the Decoration Day Parade and to this day, even though the name has been changed to Memorial Day, I’m sure that the participants who marched down Broadway and Park Boulevard felt the same as I did way back in the 1930s. This year’s parade was co-sponsored by the American Legion Post 1066 and the Sgt. Peter F. Colleran Post 7763.

 

NMFD Designated A Safe Haven

Friday, 28 May 2010 08:13

The North Massapequa Fire District Board of Commissioners recently passed a board resolution to designate its two firehouses as official “Safe Havens” for abandoned newborns. Now, birth mothers are provided with another outlet to relinquish custody of their newborns in a safe manner and not be held criminally liable for abandonment. The program will be run according to the New York State “Safe Haven” law and guidelines provided by the AMT Children of Hope Foundation.

 

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