On Monday, Jan. 25, at the first meeting of the Nassau County Legislature, that body voted to give pay raises to its three legislative leaders: Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt, Deputy Presiding Officer John Ciotti and Minority Leader Diane Yatauro. The pay raise vote went along party lines, with 11 Republicans voting for the raise, and eight Democrats in opposition.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is proud to announce that Superintendent Gerard W. Dempsey, Jr. has been honored with the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the county plans on sending aid to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake. Mangano set up a phone number for people to call to ways in which to help the people of Haiti, many of which have ties to residents of Nassau County.
Three students at Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School were recently named Intel semifinalists. The students are all part of the independent research program at POBJFKHS and they all worked with mentors at SUNY Stony Brook.
Says Current System Needs Reform to Ensure Fiscal Health
In an effort to reform a property tax assessment system he feels is broken, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano unveiled his plan to repair the assessment system to lessen the burden property tax refunds have on the county budget.
The Town of Oyster Bay held their induction ceremony at 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, in the hearing room, an hour after the first meeting of 2010. John Venditto was inducted into office as the 59th Oyster Bay Town Supervisor.
The ticket that County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.
The Long Island Water Conference (LIWC) is pleased to announce that Richard W. Tobin has been appointed Chairman, effective as of Dec. 28. Tobin previously served as First Vice Chairman for the LIWC.
Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature recently voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it. During a meeting Dec. 21, the 19-member legislature voted 13-5 in favor of eliminating the tax; Republican Nassau County Executive-elect Edward Mangano, who currently represents the 17th District, was not present for the meeting and therefore did not vote.
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