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MFD Set for Centennial Celebration

Written by John H. Meyer Friday, 12 June 2009 10:00

Sometime in the fall of 1909, William J. Hoffmann and Christian W. Wentzler called a meeting with a handful of their friends to Pennell’s Hotel that was located on the east side of Hicksville Road, further south of where Sunrise Highway is today. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of organizing a volunteer fire department in Massapequa. The idea received the positive support of about seven or eight other local men.

 

Similar Robberies in Massapequa

Wednesday, 03 June 2009 14:57

The Seventh Squad has reported the details of two robberies in Massapequa, both of which took place last Sunday morning, within one hour of each other. In both instances, the reported identities of the suspects were similar, also.

The first robbery, according to police, occurred on Sunday May 31 at 1:55 a.m.

 

MHS Scores in Safe Driving Contest

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 03 June 2009 14:55

‘Act Out Loud’ Honors the Nation’s Best Safe Driving Projects

A team from Massapequa High School earned second place and $5,000 in the 2009 “Act Out Loud: Raising Voices for Safe Teen Driving Contest.”

The honors culminated months of efforts by a core group of Massapequa students, who recruited their fellow students to become involved, creating various safe-driving projects in the process. Massapequa High School was one of the 20 high schools in the nation—-and the only one from New York—-to qualify as finalist for the $10,000 grand prize.

 

Chamber Celebrates Anniversary

Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:09

The Massapequa Chamber of Commerce held their huge festival and craft fair in the railroad parking lot at Sunrise Highway all last week to celebrate their 60 years of being organized in Massapequa.

 

Memorial Day Parade Another Big Success

Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:05

Massapequa’s American Legion Post 1066 and the Sgt. Peter F. Colleran Post No. 7763, Veterans of Foreign Wars, co-sponsored the Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 25.

 

Nassau Republicans Slam Payroll Tax

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 21 May 2009 14:37

Emphasize Burdens on Local Municipalities

On Thursday morning, May 14 at the County Executive Building in Mineola, numerous local officials, including county legislators, village mayors, town supervisors, city managers, council members and other municipal officials joined the Long Island State Senate Republican contingent to denounce the $1.5 billion MTA Payroll Tax and what they termed as its “devastating” effect on municipalities and taxpayers.

Among the state senators in attendance were Minority Leader Dean Skelos, plus Kemp Hannon, Carl Marcellino and Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

 

No Surprises in Board of Ed Elections

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 21 May 2009 14:26

Incumbents Re-Elected; School Budget Approved

Maryanne Fisher and Tom Caltabiano were both re-elected to the school board and the 2009-2010 school and library budgets were passed by healthy margins. Such were the results of the Massapequa School District May 19 vote.

Ms. Fisher was re-elected with 2,689 votes, while Caltabiano came in second with 2,581. Challenger Gary T. Bennett, who narrowly missed out on a BOE seat in the last election, had another good run, scoring 2,353 votes. Carl Hoops was the choice of 1,932 voters.

 

Senate Majority Agrees to Bail Out MTA

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 15 May 2009 08:47
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has a slogan – “Going Your Way.” But it should possibly be changed to “Going in Your Pocket.”

The Senate Democratic Majority has voted to support a bailout of the MTA with a payroll tax that will be applied to all businesses in the areas the MTA serves including Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 

School, Library Budget Vote Tuesday, May 19

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 15 May 2009 08:45

Spending Increase Set for 3.21 Percent

Don’t forget, on Tuesday, May 19, there will be a vote on the Massapequa School District 2009-2010 school budget, plus the Massapequa Public Library budget.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Massapequa High School, 4925 Merrick Road; Fairfield Elementary School, 330 Massapequa Ave.; McKenna Elementary School, 210 Spruce St.; and Lockhart Elementary School, 199 Pittsburgh Ave.

 

Union Members Rally at King’s Office

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 08 May 2009 10:40

Protest Stand Over Employee Free Choice Act

Anywhere from 100 to 230 people, many of them union members, gathered at Rep. Peter King’s Massapequa office last Thursday to protest his stand on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

According to protest organizers, Rep. King has supported EFCA in the past, something that the congressman himself acknowledges. Protestors also noted that Rep. King has received “much support” from organized labor on Long Island.
 

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