The kids enjoyed bouncy rides, pony rides, face painting and a train that ran up and down the streets throughout the festival as their parents shopped and ate with their choice of cuisine with so many booths.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that a Muttontown man has been arrested on felony grand larceny charges after authorities charged him Tuesday with failing to give the state and county nearly $800,000 in sales and gasoline tax he collected at his Syosset gas station and auto repair shop.
Michael Ferrari, 43, was arrested Tuesday morning by DA investigators. He has been charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in First District Court, Hempstead.
A majority of the path has no protection from vehicles on the highway There are no barriers, trees or fencing to protect pedestrians from the oncoming traffic that passes within feet of the path.
Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, joined by county, village, school and health officials, announced the county has purchased refrigerators to store H1N1 vaccines, expected to be released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in October.
The county expects to receive enough vaccines for residents who fall into the “high-risk” category: pregnant women, children between the ages of six months and 24 years, individuals between the ages of 25 and 64 years with underlying health conditions, household contacts and caregivers of infants under the age of six months, health care workers and emergency medical personnel. Suozzi reminded residents to take the necessary precautions to remain healthy as schools open and the flu season kicks in.
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs recently reminded those grandparents who are raising their grandchildren that there is a non-parent caregiver grant available through the state of New York. According to Jacobs, many people who qualify for the grant do not apply for it.
“This is a little known resource to help ease the financial burden that grandparents often experience while raising their grandchildren,” Jacobs said. “And less than 10 percent of the people that are eligible for the grants have applied. I encourage grandparents to contact the National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights now. Money should not be an obstacle when raising grandchildren.”
That was only one of the messages that Nassau County Assessor Ted Jankowski, appointed by County Executive Suozzi in January of this year, wished to convey at a recent visit to Anton Community Newspapers.
To celebrate Grandparents’ Day, which is September 13, a new book entitled The Art of Grandparenting, to be released by Nightengale Press,will be released. It is billed as “a funny, touching, informing, heartfelt collection of essays, stories, and how-tos from experienced grandparents.”
Local writer Carole Blake, of Jericho, is one of the book’s major contributors. Her essay, “Scary Grandma Stories”, is a humorous look at some of the nerve-wracking experiences that happened to her while on “Grandma Duty.”
Beginning in late July, the Old Brookville Police Department began receiving larceny reports of items being stolen from unlocked vehicles parked in residential driveways in the villages of Brookville and Muttontown.
The thefts escalated in early August with the theft of two luxury SUV vehicles. Old Brookville Police Detectives assigned to the cases began tracking down purchases made on credit cards, which had been taken from some of the vehicles. These purchases led detectives to the Gravesend section of Brooklyn and during a week-long investigation both stolen vehicles were recovered intact.
The Syosset School District will open its doors to students on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for another exciting school year.
A statement from the Syosset School District said, “Syosset continues to lead this year with outstanding curriculum development and a new online student information program, Infinite Campus. Infinite Campus will be able to deliver expanded information to parents. We have updated facilities including tennis courts and we are looking forward to another outstanding year.”
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