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Local Fire Department Responds To Seaman’s Creek Jet Ski Accident BY KEVIN REGAN

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t approximately 7:10 p.m. on Friday, June 25, the Wantagh FD received a call for a report of a jet ski accident, with two people in the water at Seaman’s Creek in the vicinity of the The patient being treatfirst bridge on the Wantagh Parkway. ed by EMS personnel from the Wantagh Fire Rescues 3 and 5, Marine One and the Department Dive Team respond- (Photo by Kevin Regan) ed. The 28-year-old female victim arrived at the boat ramp and was quickly evaluated by EMS personnel and found to be conscious with serious injuries to her head and leg, therefore a helicopter from the Nassau County Police Department was requested to expedite transfer to the hospital. See the rest of the story on page 10. Massapequa Observer (USPS 977-760)

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By Losing Her Life, She Saved Others Natalie Ciappa’s death leads to anti-opioid initiative, awareness BY FRANK RIZZO

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or Victor Ciappa of Massapequa and his wife Doreen, the death of their daughter Natalie at age 18 is always present. Before Ciappa stepped up to the microphone at a June 22 press conference to announce a renewed push for Operation Natalia, the county’s anti-opioid initiative, County Executive Laura Curran had said, “Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of the overdose death of Natalie Ciappa. And I was speaking with Mr. Ciappa before and he said it always feels like it was yesterday.” Regarding Natalie’s death in a Seaford garage turned party room on June 21, 2008, Ciappa said, “It could have been prevented—if we knew the signs. If we were aware that heroin was in Massapequa and all the Nassau and Suffolk towns. Now we know. And I’d like to speak directly to the parents who have the perfect child. Natalie was a perfect child. You have to open your eyes, swallow hard. Get into their business. Look at their friends. Look at their cell phone. Be invasive to save your kid’s life. It’s that important.” He added, “Thank God for Operation Natalie because we didn’t have this weapon then— and that’s why we lost her.” With a nod to the police brass and officers assembled behind him, he said, “These guys are my heroes.” Speaking directly to parents he asserted, ”You people have got to do the right things— you’re parents, not friends, of your children. God Bless you.” Soon after their daughter’s death from a heroin overdose, the Ciappas began a personal odyssey to inform parents about the resurgent scourge of heroin. Once a drug associated with inner-cities and tortured artists and musicians, it had become easily available in the suburbs and found a whole new slew of consumers. Natalie was described in a news article from the year of her death as a “talented

Natalie Ciappa died of an heroin overdose on her father’s birthday in 2008, and gave name to an anti-opioid initiative started by Nassau County. (Screen capture) singer, beautiful cheerleader and above-average honors student,” a Plainedge High School graduate who was awarded a scholarship to SUNY Old Westbury. Operation Natalie was started in 2018, replacing an earlier program called Natalie’s Law, which was passed by both Nassau and Suffolk legislatures to create a website to map heroin possession and sales arrests. Parents could then see where the “hot spots” were in their communities. Under Operation Natalie, according to a press release, the county aims “to decrease both fatal and non-fatal overdoses and to provide pathways to recovery.” It will focus on providing targeted communities in “hot spots” with enforcement, treatment information and education, then returning two months later to provide information on the campaign. Among communities identified as places where opioid use/ sales are a concern include Farmingdale, East Meadow, Hicksville, Levittown and Massapequa. Cops would do follow-up visits to homes where people

had overdosed and survived, offering additional help.

Dismal Numbers

Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder acknowledged Ciappa, stating, “Vic and I speak quite often. It’s tough on a parent and community when we lose somebody that young, so innocent, to this horrific drug called heroin. And now with Fentanyl inside of it.” The pandemic, the commissioner affirmed, had disrupted the successful campaign. “We were winning the battle, We were reducing the numbers in ’17, ’18 and ’19. And then we got hit with COVID and we lost our way. The numbers drove right up,” Ryder noted. He added, “But we’re bringing that fight back. Our education, awareness, diversion, treatment and again the aftercare. Education and awareness. It went out. We couldn’t get to the communities, we couldn’t get to the schools. We’re bringing it back. Our enforcement side of it had slowed down, because again, our interaction with the public about

going out there aggressively and attacking in the war on heroin—that’s slowed down.” Regarding the numbers, he said, “In 2017, we hit a high. 334 non-fatal and 50 fatal overdoses. We started Operation Natalie in March 2018, our numbers at the end of 2019 were 217 non-fatal and 44 fatal overdoses. That’s a 21 percent decrease from 2017 and a 15 percent decrease in the fatal from 2017. As of today, in 2021, already my six-month non-fatal are closing in on the six-month from 2017. I’m at 281 non-fatal and 76 fatal overdoses.” The highest figures come from the cohort between ages 21 and 30. “Those are the people that are out of work, don’t have jobs to go to. Not going to school. Staying at home. Getting into that depression again. So we’re going to be out there again reaching to family members,” Ryder said. As far as enforcement, the commissioner stated, “In 2017 we made 766 heroin arrests. In 2020, 294. The enforcement dropped, again because of COVID. The overdoses went up, so the product was still on the street.”

I’d like to speak directly to the parents who have the perfect child. Natalie was a perfect child. You have to open your eyes. Be invasive to save your kid’s life. It’s that important. —Victor Ciappa

Similarly, Narcan applications, which revive victims of overdoses, went from 746 in 2017 to 300 so far this year. The calls for Narcan should increase with overdoses spikes, he noted, but “we’re not getting the calls.” Ryder also observed that the department’s “Too Good

for Drugs” program, given in 48 of 56 school districts, was also cut back significantly thanks to COVID, as many schools were closed to in-person learning or did not allow outside visitors. Curran announced that each precinct would add a problem-oriented policing (POP) officer, bringing the total to four. According to Ryder, “The POP cops are out there working with the community, working with our narcotics guys, and trying to get the message out there and educate the public.” The press conference also featured a demonstration starring “Moose,” a K-9 with handler Robert Cohen, who sniffed out a container of cocaine. “As you know, marijuana has been legalized in the state of New York,” Ryder said. “That’s a problem for us—our dogs were trained to sniff marijuana. Now our dogs are working on sniffing just cocaine and heroin.” “I’m grateful for the work of this wonderful police department and our district attorney’s office and all of our treatment providers and [others], who are in this fight together,” Curran said. “To make sure we are saving our young people, saving anyone who has fallen into the clutches through no fault of their own. We all have family who have been affected by this. Loved ones who have been affected by this. But this doesn’t mean we are going to accept it. We’re going to do everything we can to save more people.” She added, “I want to thank Mr. Ciappa for being here today. I know it’s not easy to talk about this. But he has taken his experience and with a lot of courage and bravery has—I have no doubt—saved lives. So I want to thank him for that.” What did you think of this article? Share your thoughts with me by email at: frizzo@ antonmediagroup.com


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There was much fun to be had at the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview on June 24.

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Celebrating The Survivors Holocaust survivors gather for refreshments, dancing and conversation

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ivia Horovitz was only six years old when she was a prisoner of Auschwitz concentration camp and had lost 28 people in her family. “Only my parents came back and my mother’s two sisters,” Horovitz said. “I miss my family so much. I don’t remember their faces, but I remember they were still alive for sure. My grandmother was tall and skinny and I miss her so much. I saw her every week.” Horovitz said she could never forget what she went through, layered by the fact that she had to escape from her home country, Hungary, during the revolution against Soviet-imposed policies in 1956. “I left everything in Hungary,” Horovitz said. “My father left the house, the business and everything because after we had the concentration camps, the Russians came in and they took everything. For 10 years they were there. I was free, but not free.” “It’s not easy, my life,” Horovitz added. Horovitz moved to the United States in 1957 after escaping to Austria. “I have aunts here so we could come right away,” Horovitz said. “I did not have to wait too much in Austria because my aunt sent the affidavit for us. I married in Austria. That was a funny thing because they said you could not go if you’re engaged. So we got married.” Decades later, Horovitz would find herself at the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview on June 24 with approximately 50 other survivors and their families for the first annual event to commemorate Holocaust Survivors Day, a day to remember and celebrate survivors world-wide. “I’m so happy to be here because it’s been a long time since we could all get together,” Horovitz of North Bellmore said. “It’s so nice to see the people.” Holocaust Survivor Day was founded in honor of

Auschwitz survivor Marian Turski, a noted historian and journalist. Because his birthday, June 26, falls on Shabbat, Holocaust Survivor Day was observed on June 24. The day was intended to be a time of joy and celebration for Holocaust survivors rather than a day for condemnation of the Nazis. “We wanted to get them together to enjoy each other’s company, not to bring them together and have to have them sit and talk about the past all the time,” Rick Lewis, the chief executive officer at MidIsland Y JCC and Suffolk Y JCC, said. “We wanted to bring them together to talk about each other, their success. A lot of times people don’t ask them what they did today, how many children they have, how many grandchildren, what they do for a living.” And talk the survivors did, over a pretzel and hummus appetizer, ice cream provided by Mister Softee and coffees and pastries. Teenagers volunteered as the waiters and waitresses that day, including Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School student Jordan Riccuiti. “I feel that it’s really important to hold events like

Susan and Alex Konstantyn, a Holocaust survivor, enjoyed spending the afternoon talking, dancing and hearing stories of strength and resilience.

these,” Riccuiti said. “It’s important that we learn about [the Holocaust] and respect these people who have been through such hard things in the past... It’s just so nice to see them be together. I heard people talking about good times together and building friendships, it’s just the greatest thing to see.” Not only did the survivors talk, they danced. Once the music started playing, Mid Island Y JCC staff got the party started by bringing survivors up to dance with them. Among those dancing, laughing and enjoying the Thursday afternoon was Susan Konstantyn. “It’s a great occasion,” said Konstantyn, who is married to Alex Konstantyn, a survivor from Poland. “He went through a lot, so it’s a wonderful thing to have survivors join together in celebration.” Getting together in person is much better than being on the phone or over Zoom, she added. What did you think of this story? Share it with me at jcorr@antonmediagroup.com

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aron Birn of the Syosset UFSD, who attends Nassau BOCES Center for Community Adjustment (CCA), earned the prestigious George Farber Outstanding Student Award this year. The award celebrates a variety of Birn’s remarkable attributes including passion, perseverance, enthusiasm,

outstanding character, scholarship and a willingness to help others. “My favorite part of school is just being here—it’s not like anywhere I’ve ever been before,” Birn said. Birn was honored during an individual award ceremony this spring, featuring a special presentation of his award plaque

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Aaron Birn (purple shirt) of Syosset, who attends Nassau BOCES Center for Community Adjustment (CCA), is presented with the prestigious George Farber Outstanding Student Award by Nassau BOCES Board Vice President Deborah Coates (right of Birn) and Trustee Michael Weinick. Family, administrators and school staff were on hand to congratulate him.

Running Club Invites Achilles Athletes To Participate For Free The Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) has announced that members of the newly formed Long Island Chapter of Achilles International have been invited to participate in all future GLIRC races free of charge. “It is a privilege for our club to help Achilles International fulfill its mission here on Long Island to transform the lives of people with disabilities through athletics,” said GLIRC Executive Director Sue Fitzpatrick. GLIRC was thrilled to welcome Achilles athlete

Mary Johnson as its guest at the David Lerner Police Appreciation 5k run (June 3), and she covered the 5k course along with Achilles Long Island Chapter Leader James Barile, in a very creditable time

of 33 minutes, 35 seconds. GLIRC hopes that Johnson, who at present is the only female member of the Long Island Chapter of Achilles, will be participating in the Runner’s Edge Long Island

Women’s Run on July 10 and it expects a large contingent of Achilles athletes to be in Plainview on the morning of July 18 to participate in the Heart & Sole 5k run. GLIRC

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Sarah Grace Foundation Raises $4,800 In Virtual 5K 3.1-mile run honors organization namesake who would have been 31 BY DAVE GIL DE RUBIO

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he Sarah Grace Foundation for Children With Cancer, Inc. recently hosted its first ever virtual 5K race this spring, raising $4,800 to continue providing important programs and services for children and families affected by pediatric cancer. Given the fact the goal of the Hicksville-based nonprofit organization is to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and provide comfort and support to families of children suffering from cancer, achieving this mission statement became that much more challenging in the midst of a pandemic. “With what happened with COVID-19 in the past year, we’ve had to get pretty creative with our fundraising,” Foundation President Matthew Weippert said. “We’ve had to go virtual with many of our fundraisers and regroup.” The “Hugs for Sarah 2021 Virtual 5K” drew nearly 100 participants from all across the country showing their support. Locally, 20 participants came from the robotics team at Hicksville High School all walked the event together. All racers were encouraged to share photos from their own virtual 5k on social media with the hashtag #HugsForSarah5k and everyone received a personalized race bib and finishers medal. “This certainly shows that in the almost 19 years we have been spreading Sarah’s story and supporting these wonderful children, word has traveled across the country about the good works being done in Sarah’s name,” Weippert said. Matthew and Marissa Weippert lost their then 12-year-old daughter to ninemonth battle with Acute Lympoblastic Leukemia in November 2002. Out of the ashes of that tremendous loss came the Sarah Grace Foundation For

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Children With Cancer. The significance of the Hugs for Sarah 2021 Virtual 5K race is that the distance equates to 3.1 miles and this year the organization’s namesake would have turned 31 years old on March 31. All proceeds from the race will support the programs and activities of this all-volunteer organization. Core programs include The Escape Hatch, Gabe’s Chemo Duck, The Bead Program, Sarah Grace’s Book Angels and holiday toy distributions. The Foundation also provides financial aid for families, including meals, transportation, household expenses and funeral expenses. The foundation raises roughly $50,000 annually and is constantly stretching out these funds to directly help between 100 to 125 families every year. And that doesn’t factor in the hundreds of toys and Halloweenrelated goodie bags sent out to all the area hospitals on Long Island and in New York City. Weippert was pleased with how this first-time event went. “We’re thrilled with how successful the event was and with how much fun people had sharing their photos online,” Weippert said. “The results have inspired us to hopefully continue events like these as we continue our mission to support children with cancer.” Visit www.thesarahgracefoundation. org/shop-donate/ if you would like to donate online. If you would prefer to mail in a donation, it can be mailed to the Foundation at 17 East Old Country Rd., Unit B, PMB 202, Hicksville NY 11801. Visit www.thesarahgracefoundation.org or call 516-433-9745 to find out more about the Sarah Grace Foundation.

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Wantagh Fire Department Responds To Seaman’s Creek Jet Ski Accident BY KEVIN REGAN

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t approximately 7:10 p.m. on June 25, the Wantagh FD received a call for a jet ski accident, with two people in the water at Seaman’s Creek in the vicinity of the first bridge on the Wantagh Parkway. Rescues 3 and 5, Marine One and the dive team responded. Third Assistant Chief Bill Stevens was first to arrive at the area of the first bridge and civilians in the area alerted him to the area east of the Wantagh Parkway. Chief Stevens reported that the person on the jet ski was already removed from the water and was being transported to the Wantagh Park Boat Ramp by a private vessel. Chief of Department Ken Kelly redirected to Wantagh Park and ordered Rescue 5 to respond to the Park and Rescue 3 and Marine One to continue their response to the location of the accident as there was still the possibility of one person in the water. As units were responding to both locations, Chief Stevens determined there was only one victim, a 28-year-old female, and Chief Kelly directed all units to Wantagh Park. Additional units on the scene included Rescue 1 and Ladder 1, the United States Coast Guard, Nassau County Police Marine Unit and Town of Hempstead Bay Constable. All Marine Units conducted a coordinated search of the water until it was confirmed there was only one victim.

The patient being treated by EMS personnel from the Wantagh Fire Department (Photo by Kevin Regan) The victim arrived at the boat ramp and was evaluated by EMS personnel and found to be conscious with serious injuries to her head and leg. A helicopter from the Nassau County Police Department was requested to expedite transfer to the hospital. As the helicopter was responding, the patient was stabilized and removed from the boat. Police personnel at the scene assisted by securing a landing zone adjacent to the boat ramp and the patient was transferred to the helicopter and transported to Nassau University Medical Center. All units were secure in 30 minutes and there were no injuries reported. —Kevin Regan is a public information officer with the Wantagh FD

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The Wantagh School District’s elementary schools were a sea of red, white and blue as Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary school students recently celebrated Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American Flag in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress and is a time to reflect on the importance of this patriotic symbol. At each of the schools, students wore patriotic colors and attire decorated with flags. The students also congregated outside to sing patriotic songs and to take time to honor the American flag. At Wantagh Elementary School, students wore flag T-shirts and sang patriotic songs on Flag Day. (Photo courtesy of the Wantagh School District)


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ared Ohebshalom describes his Smile Shot challenge as “like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but a step further”. Ohebshalom is a 17-year-old varsity athlete with a dream to one day become a dentist. As a student at Great Neck North High School, when Ohebshalom isn’t playing basketball, soccer, or lacrosse, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Throughout Ohebshalom’s time playing sports, he noticed something, “Whenever you hit a shot in any sport…you smile after.” Smiling is a universal expression that connects everyone, no matter their differences. Some of the most genuine smiles come after accomplishing something great, like hitting a game-winning three-pointer in basketball. Millions of children and adults across the world, however, are unable to show such joy. For those suffering with a cleft palate, smiling may feel impossible. Many people born with cleft palates struggle with bullying and social isolation due to their appearance, and many newborns with this condition do not survive or are abandoned. Ohebshalom first heard of Operation Smile through his parents. Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that partners with local health care providers in more than 30 impoverished countries in order to provide free surgical treatment to people with cleft palates. Many of these people are not able to afford or otherwise are unable to get the care they need. Operation Smile also provides continued care to their patients after the procedure, including dental work and speech therapy. What really impacted Ohebshalom and caused him to want to help were stories of children in developing countries who were abandoned by their parents due to their condition. “Through Operation Smile you’re changing a kid’s life,” Ohebshalom said. These surgeries give children the chance to live a normal, happy life again. After hearing of this, Ohebshalom looked for a way to bring his love for sports and his desire to help children born with cleft palates together, and came up with what he called the Smile Shot Challenge. “It’s very simple,” Ohebshalom said. “All you have to do is go out, take your best shot and nominate three of your friends.” Ohebshalom recounted a story in

Great Neck North Nigh School rising senior Jared Ohebshalom (Contributed photo)

which one of his friends spent almost an hour and a half trying to record the perfect shot for his challenge. “We wanted to make it special,” he explained. “You don’t have to be the best. You just have to have the desire to help someone out, which I believe a lot of people in this world have, especially on Long Island”. Ohebshalom has personally done the challenge, as well as his coach and many of his friends. Now, Ohebshalom is hoping that the challenge will spread throughout Long Island and beyond. Ohebshalom called on his friends, family and community members to participate in the challenge, encouraging them to post their best shot and their smile afterward to his Instagram page, which currently has approximately 30 posts. He says his goal is to get kids and parents involved to spread the challenge and drum up more support for Operation Smile. On his Instagram page, @smileshot_ challenge, Ohebshalom has shared the link for a GoFundMe campaign he created to raise money for Operation Smile. So far, the campaign has raised almost $600 and Ohebshalom hopes that the number will continue to grow. “It’s actually saving lives,” Ohebshalom said about the donations. “It doesn’t have to be a huge contribution; every dollar counts.” A child can receive the life changing surgery they need for as little as $250. The Smile Shot Challenge provides a quick and fun way to spread awareness and raise money for children with cleft palates in impoverished countries. —Joe Vernice is a contributing writer for Anton Media Group

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North Hempstead Highlights New Improvements At Gerry Pond Park

upervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilmember Veronica Lurvey and the town board are proud to highlight a variety of new improvements for Gerry Pond Park in Roslyn. Improvements to the park focused on water quality enhancements and dredging, along with beautification of the park. “These improvements ensure the longevity of Gerry Pond Park and make it a destination that visitors can enjoy for many years to come,” Bosworth said. “Not only do these upgrades enhance the beauty of our park, but they help our environment as well—a win-win. This Park is a true gem, and I am so pleased with the work that has been done to further accentuate its charm.” “While some of these improvements might not be noticeable to the human eye, they will go a long way in helping our parks and wildlife,” Lurvey said. “Gerry Pond was even featured by Newsday as one of the Island’s most picturesque picnic spots. We hope residents will come and see all of these improvements for

Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board at Gerry Pond Park in Roslyn. (Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead)

themselves and enjoy all Gerry Pond Park has to offer.” Other improvements included: · Invasive species of plants were removed and re-vegetated. · Dredging and aquatic sand removal for the upper and lower pond. · Improvements to the stream channel and stream bank plantings · Storm water drainage

improvements: new wetland treatment pond, repair and reconstruction of existing drainage structures, new storm drain piping and sediment structures · Repairs to the lower parking lot · Site grading and sediment & erosion control · Beautification of the landscape including planting of native plant

and pollinator gardens These improvements were part of the Town’s efforts to make Gerry Pond Park a destination to visit in North Hempstead. In 2018, the Town unveiled a new plaza and historical marker in the park for the Mackay Horse Statue. —Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead

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HOME & DESIGN

HOMES

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Best Places To Retire In New York

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I Pristine and sophisticated, this three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath classic Munsey Park Colonial located at 69 Eakins Rd. completely updated with elegant millwork and finishes throughout, sold on June 24 for $1,625,000. This home has a newly renovated spacious gourmet kitchen with Carrera marble countertops, backsplash, large peninsula, custom cabinets and high-end appliances. This beautiful home has curb appeal, a fabulous private yard located in the heart of Munsey Park and is close to town and train station.

Enjoy modern elegance in Munsey Park. Masterfully renovated and expanded by a noted architect, this four-bedroom brick Colonial at 33 Bingham Circle in Manhasset exudes warmth and comfort. It sold on May 24 for $2,220,000. With a showstopping kitchen, great room and well-scaled principal rooms throughout its first floor, there is ample space to spread out, work, play and simply relax by the fire. Thoughtful details are apparent in the custom mudroom and butler’s pantry. Every square inch of this timeless home will be enjoyed by its new, lucky owner.

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Christine Rice Named Chairwoman Soup Kitchen

he board of North Shore Soup Kitchen (NSSK) and NOSH, a program of NSSK, has elected Christine Rice to lead the organization. “Christine Rice is the perfect person to lead the next chapter in this organization’s long 32-year life,” Madeline Rubenstein, chair for the past four years said. “I can only imagine the wonderful things the organization will accomplish under Christine’s capable guidance.” Rice grew up with her nine siblings in Garden City and continues to reside in that community. She brings to her new role at NSSK a wealth of personal and professional experience which includes having been primary caretaker for her mother, who had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and her father, who died in 2013. She went on to serve the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center as director of special events and community outreach. In 2019, Rice was named executive director of the Glen Cove Senior Center. The mother of two adult children,

Christine Rice Rice received a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and a master’s degree from Adelphi University in Garden City. The NSSK/NOSH board also announced that eight additional board members have been elected to office. Matthew Catapano of Sea Cliff has worked with Doctors Without Borders and is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Fordham University. As a member of the NOSH program committee, he has created special

events for NOSH clients, particularly around holidays. As a director of Cause Strategy Partners, Locust Valley’s Erin M. Connell oversees a national program to recruit, place, and train professionals to serve on nonprofit boards, helping nonprofits transform and strengthen their leadership. Paula Cushman of Locust Valley brings a professional background in marketing and communications to the board as well as volunteer service with many educational and social services organizations including Save the Children Long Island, Old Westbury Gardens, the Green Vale School and the North Shore Land Alliance. Sea Cliff’s Pete Hayes, a CPA and MBA in Finance, brings extensive professional experience in banking and consulting to the NSSK board. Hayes has served four terms as a Sea Cliff trustee and has been on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Nassau for the last 12 years. Alan Hudson III has been assistant principal of Glen Cove High School

for the past 16 years. During the pandemic, with his wife and some of his staff he reached out to Long Island Harvest and NOSH to create the Glen Cove High School Food Pantry. Locust Valley’s Nitika Moran, having been a consultant to several banks and major financial services firms, brings financial expertise to the NSKK board. Attorney Catherine A. Schwarz of Oyster Bay Cove worked for the Washington D.C. firm of Foley & Lardner LLP focusing on commercial and securities litigation and antitrust law. She is presently a freelance attorney with Montage Legal Group. Bob Sherman of Sea Cliff brings broad administrative and program management experience to the board. He was chief administrative officer for the SCO Family of Services in Glen Cove and director of operations and assistant commissioner for administration in Nassau County’s Department of Social Services. —Submitted by North Shore Soup Kitchen/NOSH

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Levittown Scholar Athletes BY JAMES ROWAN

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s the school year wrapped up, local high school athletes continued to earn some incredible honors—on the field and in the classroom. The girls 4x400 meter relay team at MacArthur High School won the Nassau County AAA Championship at Mitchel Field. The runners are Alyssa Rotondo, Summer Looney, Alexandra Coloma and Sofia Migliore. In a thrilling race, they ran a 4:13.229 to beat East Meadow, which finished the race in 4:13.321. At Division, Nick Roselli was named Conference III MVP and All County. Roselli, a senior, batted .615 to lead the Dragons. The Division baseball team finished 19-6 and lost in the Nassau County finals. In addition to excelling on the field, Roselli and the members of the MacArthur relay team also excelled academically. These are the top Scholar Athletes from the Levittown, Island Trees and Seaford school districts:

Island Trees

From left: Division shortstop Nick Roselli; MacArthur’s 4x400 winning relay team. (Division photo by Elizabeth Petrellese, MacArthur photo, courtesy MacArthur High School)

MacArthur

James Raab (baseball), Angelina Fazzino (swimming, track), Dustin Genco (soccer, wrestling, track), Alyssa Accordino (football, soccer, basketball), Matthew Sharp (track), Nick Bavaro (track), Sofia Migliore (volleyball, track), Kyle Wagner (soccer, track), Matthew Sarni (baseball), Matthew Cassidy (soccer, basketball, track, lacrosse), Summer

Sun Shines Bright On An Accomplished Plainedge Class As soon as “Pomp and Circumstance” began playing, Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium was transformed into a sea of red as Plainedge High School graduates made their way onto the field while proud family members and friends applauded from the bleachers. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 were held on June 24 with perfect weather for an outdoor graduation. Superintendent Dr. Edward Salina recognized the 216 seniors for their accomplishments during the past four years. He noted that this year’s graduating class was accepted into more than 200 colleges and earned

a collective total of $9.2 million in scholarships. The average graduate in Plainedge’s Class of 2021 has already earned 18 college credits. In congratulatory remarks from Principal Robert Amster and Board of Education President Catherine Flanagan, they spoke about the obstacles the students have overcome in the past year-and-a-half. Student speakers included valedictorian Joseph Devlin, salutatorian Tyler Ruvolo and senior class president Katie Cruz. Senior musicians joined the jazz choir and concert band for musical interludes. —Submitted by the Plainedge School District

Plainedge High School graduates were excited for their special moment. (Photo courtesy of the Plainedge School District)

Looney (soccer, track), Connor Cullen (football, wrestling, lacrosse), Phil Traficanda (track), Ryann Murphy (volleyball, basketball, track), Alyssa Rotondo (track)

Division

Jason Adams (baseball), Nick Roselli (baseball), Matt Klass (baseball), Haley Kaveney, (soccer, lacrosse), Alexandra Sweeney

Tom Carriero (soccer, track), Alyssa Sandez (soccer), Lauren Jablonski (soccer, basketball), Madison McCormack (basketball), Ryan Wells (basketball), Balraj Singh (basketball), Nick Drew (soccer, basketball, baseball), Jack Cornell (basketball), Vinny Giambone (soccer, baseball), Jon Uzzo (soccer, baseball), Casey Papp (soccer), Ryan Mastropaolo (football), Chris Antonelli (football, baseball).

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Chaminade, Matthew Byrnes (football, lacrosse)

Seaford

Anna Butler (softball, track), Jamie Horodecki (soccer, basketball, softball), Anita Farkash (softball), Meghan Haug (basketball, softball) James Rowan is a Levittown resident.

Village Honors Massapequa Chamber Of Commerce Volunteer Firefighters Of The Year

Mayor Daniel Pearl and Trustee Dana Durso joined the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce for their annual Installation Ceremony and Volunteer Firefighters of the Year Awards Ceremony. Pearl and Durso congratulated Massapequa Fire Department Ex-Captain Scott Rubinson, Engine Company 4 and Fire Medic Scott Parlatore, Rescue Company 3. Along with North Massapequa Fire Department Fire Medic Laura Cortes, Ladder Company 1 and Fire Medic Frank Trotta, Ladder Company 1. Pictured from left: North Massapequa Fire District Commissioner Ralph Raymond; Massapequa Chamber of Commerce President Keith Wilson; North Massapequa Fire Department (NMFD) Chief James Maroldo; trustee Dana Durso; Mayor Daniel Pearl; Fire Medic Laura Cortes, NMFD, Ladder Co #1; Massapequa Fire Department (MFD) Chief David Batt; Fire Medic Frank Trotta, NMFD, Ladder Co #1; 1st Asst Chief NMFD William Monjardo; Ex-Capt. Scott Rubinson, MFD, Engine Co #4; Fire Medic Scott Parlatore, MFD, Rescue Co #3; 1st Vice President Massapequa Chamber of Commerce Robert Zabbia. (Photo by Ed Cox)


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Troop 45 Holds Eagle Scouts Court Of Honor

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n June 12, Troop 45 in Mineola held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor and awarded nine boys with the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Scouting and one that only very few in Scouting ever achieve. Anthony Randazzo, Alexander Castiglia, Domingos DaSilva, Luis Goncalves, Kevin Bongiorno, Thomas Franz, Jack Schneider, Evan Austria and David Kempner were honored by Mineola’s Troop 45 along with Mayor Scott Strauss, Pastor Chester Easton, State Assemblyman Ed Ra, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Town of North Hempstead Clerk Wayne Wink, Deputy Mayor of East Williston Raffaela Dunne, Albertson Fire Department Assistant Chief Timothy Farrell and Mineola Ambulance Corp. Tracy Abamont. This unique award has bestowed on scouts who have not only displayed commitment to a goal, strong leadership qualities, hard work and dedication, but also managed to get through the obstacles of a pandemic.

Troop 45 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor and awarded nine boys with the rank of Eagle Scout. (Contributed photo) Due to the pandemic, many of their Eagle projects were postponed, limited in participation, or forced into different directions. Despite these challenges, they were still able to complete the rigorous requirements. An Eagle project is a significant undertaking that involves planning, fundraising and organizing by the scout, who leads other scouts and adult volunteers in executing the

associated activity. The projects are geared to provide a benefit to local communities and organizations. Some of the beneficiaries from this year’s Troop 45 Eagle class were: Rushmore Avenue School in Carle Place, Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind campus in Smithtown, Corpus Christi in Mineola, Mineola Middle School, St. Aidan’s School and Parish in Williston Park, The Lutheran

New Principal At Hampton Street School Leigh Shaw was appointed principal of Hampton Street School in the Mineola Union Free School District, effective July 1. Shaw has five years of experience in the district and was hired as an instructional leader for grades pre-K through 12. In this administrative position, Shaw was responsible for professional development, coaching and supporting teachers and teacher leaders, formal teacher observations and special projects focused on furthering the Mineola mission. One project Shaw is exceptionally proud of is embedding a schoolwide enrichment model throughout the district, including virtual enrichment clusters in both Spanish and English, as well as supporting the development of the double accelerated seventh grade math course. Most recently, Shaw served as Mineola’s virtual school principal for pre-K through second grade. This position allowed her to get to know Hampton’s learners and families on a deeper level. Additionally, she taught the fourth grade academically gifted program throughout this school year. Prior to working in the Mineola UFSD, Shaw spent the majority of her career as a teacher at P.S. 334—The Anderson School in Manhattan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree in

childhood education from Hofstra University and an advanced degree in school leadership from Hunter College. “It is an honor to join the Hampton family, a place I have admired and respected for the past five years,” Shaw said. “I look forward to supporting the dedicated learners, educators and families in continuing to achieve the Mineola mission.” —Submitted by the Mineola Union Free School District

Church of Our Savior in Mineola, Paws of War, and Albertson Bird and Bat Sanctuary. Troop 45 is currently celebrating the 100th anniversary of the troop’s charter. The troop is hosting a gala event this Nov. 27 for current and past troop members and their families. If interested in joining us, visit www.troop45minola.org —Submitted by Richard Bongiorno

Chamber Member Passes Away

Leigh Shaw is the new principal of Hampton Street School. (Contributed photo)

Library Receives Computers As Donations

Linda Doerbecker (Contributed photo)

The Friends of the Mineola LIbrary recently purchased 14 computers to replace outdated ones at the Mineola Library. This special gift comes from an outstanding community organization that has supported the library for many years. All residents are invited to join the Friends of the Mineola Library for a nominal annual fee. Pictured: Library Director Charles Sleefe (left) thanks the Friends for their computer gift. Officers pictured from left: Madeline Maffetore, Regina Wiley, Susan Daynowski, Richard Ayers, and Carolyn Ayers. —Submitted by the Mineola Memorial Library

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce is very sad to inform residents that its long time board member and treasurer Linda Doerbecker passed away late last month. Doerbecker was loved by all and will be so very missed. “Linda Doerbecker was a much beloved and long time member of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce acting as treasurer for more than 20 years,” Mineola Chamber of Commerce president Louis Panacciulli said. “To say that she will be sorely missed doesn’t begin to express the loss we all feel.” —Submitted by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce


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Matthew Jordan Receives Garden City Foundation’s Business Award

he Garden City Foundation is thrilled to report that Matthew Jordan, Garden City High School senior, has received the foundation’s 2021 “Althea Robinson Excellence in Business Education Scholarship.” Jordan was awarded the scholarship to assist with his college needs in the amount of $1,000 at the high school’s Senior Awards Ceremony on June 17. Selected by the GCHS Business Education and Guidance departments, Jordan is the student judged to best exemplify the spirit of the Garden City business community by achieving superior academic success in the areas of business and beyond. Established in 1992, this will be the 29th presentation of this prestigious scholarship. A four-year member of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Jordan has served as Club Historian.

He is the recipient of numerous business awards and won competitions which include earning first place in Entertainment and Sports Marketing for FBLA. He was also awarded the Financial Literacy Scholarship for an exemplary score on the Financial Literacy Exam in Finance class. A member of both the National and Spanish Honor Societies, Jordan is an AP Scholar Award winner and has achieved four years on the prestigious Principal’s List. For being so supportive throughout high school, Jordan is quick to give a “huge thank you” to his three high school business teachers, Reid Sclafani, Dr. Erin McKinstry and Steve Billelo. “They are the ones who sparked my interest in business, and I could not thank them enough for that,” Jordan said. He plans to continue his studies in

Matthew Jordan, recipient of the “Althea Robinson Excellence in Business Education Scholarship” with Althea Robinson of the Garden City Foundation. (Contributed photo)

the area of business at the University of Florida in the fall. The Garden City Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization. In addition to the annual presentation of the “Althea Robinson Excellence in Business Education Scholarship,” its other mission is to assist residents in need and support and promote Garden City’s civic and charitable organizations as funds may permit. Serving on the board of the Garden City Foundation are Kevin Walsh, president; Althea Robinson, secretary, Timothy McCue, treasurer and directors Maureen Clancy, Stephanie Cullum, Susan MacDonald (IPP), Sean Martens, Joanne Meyer-Jendras, Linda Ryan and Michael Sniffen. The Garden City Foundation is equally grateful to Sclafani, McKinstry and Billelo, Garden City High School business teachers for their assistance. —Submitted by Althea Robinson

Christopher Hartigan Appointed As Stratford Principal The Garden City Public Schools’ administration and Board of Education are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Hartigan as Stratford Avenue Elementary School principal. Hartigan is already well-known throughout the Stratford community, having served as assistant principal since 2017. He officially assumed his new title on July 1, when current Principal Eileen Vota takes her leadership to Locust School. Hartigan has provided many contributions to the students, families and staff members of Stratford, with responsibilities and accomplishments in the areas of supervision, instruction, student life, character education, assessment/ data analysis and family engagement. He collaborated with teachers to develop and launch the building’s Four Pillars of Character program and student-friendly Code of Conduct, worked with colleagues to streamline reading processes, created and led professional development workshops, fostered relationships within the community through event planning in conjunction with the PTA and provided families with at-home learning tools. Additionally, he spearheaded the implementation of NWEA assessment, facilitated schoolwide RTI meetings to develop individual intervention plans for students and collaborated with teachers to design

case studies for targeted instruction. Previously, Hartigan spent five years at PS 253Q in Far Rockaway, where he held an assortment of roles including model teacher, teacher leader, administrative intern and special educator teacher. He taught in the Lynbrook Public Schools and Levittown Public Schools earlier in his career and holds a School Building Leader Advanced Certificate from the College of St. Rose, a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from CUNY Queens College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Childhood Education from LIU Post. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve as the principal of Stratford Avenue School,” Hartigan said. “I am eager to continue my leadership journey with such a dedicated school community and passionate faculty and staff. Elementary school is a time for students to become creative, independent thinkers and problem solvers. I look forward to working with Stratford students on developing their curiosity for learning, while cultivating their individual passions, creativity, and strengths. We will work together to support Garden City School District’s mission and vision to continue our legacy of innovation and excellence.” “We are delighted to have Mr. Hartigan take his leadership at Stratford to the next level and

Christopher Hartigan is the new Stratford Avenue Elementary School principal. (Contributed photo)

continue his excellent work on our administrative team,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kusum Sinha said. “I anticipate many exciting developments and enhancements to our programs in the 2021-22 school year, with Mr. Hartigan serving as principal at Stratford and Ms. Vota bringing her expertise to Locust, and we look forward to sharing many highlights in the future.” —Submitted by Garden City Public Schools

Police Investigate Burglary In East Garden City Third Squad Detectives report a burglary that occurred on June 26 at 4:30 a.m. in East Garden City. According to detectives, the manager of “Storage Post” 1000 Axinn Ave. in East Garden City called police because she believed there was a break-in. When police arrived, they observed several locks, which had been cut without the knowledge or permission of the owners. Upon further investigation, a total of 17 units within the facility had their storage units broken into. At approximately 4:30 a.m. the suspect is seen on video with bolt cutters. He is described as a male, with dark skin wearing a black jacket, black hoodie, blue hat, a backpack, black boots and gloves. The total proceeds from the burglary are unknown at this time as the investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident or who may be able to identify this person to call the Third Squad at 516-573-6353. All callers will remain anonymous. —Submitted by the NCPD


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Village’s Street Fair Returns This Fall BY ANTHONY MURRAY

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he Village of New Hyde Park’s 24th annual Street Fair is officially back on Jericho Turnpike on Sept. 18 after a two-year hiatus. Back in 2019, the village held a Community Day event at Memorial Park instead of closing down the stretch of Jericho Turnpike between Covert Avenue and New Hyde Park Road. The reasoning behind the temporary cancellation of the annual street fair was because of the third track project that was happening on Covert Avenue, only a few blocks away from the fair. The former village board said that the Community Day event would avoid traffic and safety hazards from the construction. For obvious reasons, the street fair was canceled last year due to the pandemic. One of the attendees at this year’s street fair will be the Greater Chamber of Commerce of New Hyde Park. “We are happy to see this year that the Village of New Hyde Park has its wonderful street fair,” President of the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce Cheryl Fajardo said. “The fair brings great exposure to our local businesses. The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce is having a table and is giving away 500 goody bags with gifts from our local business

The fair is back this year on Sept. 18. This photo is from village’s street fair in 2018. (Photo by Anthony Murray) members. We have over 230 members, and we have room to expand, so if you are one of those businesses that want to expand your exposure in the community, come to our table and sign up. We will be having a raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to any chamber member restaurant of your choice.” The chamber will also be having its Golf outing on Sept. 22 at Harbor

Links. Anyone that wants to come to play with the chamber can sign up at its table at the fair. “Even if you do not play golf, come to our dinner,” Fajardo said. “The entire day is a truly wonderful experience where all proceeds go to local charities. We look forward to meeting you.” According to the village, they’re in the midst of planning the event and

New Technology Director Appointed In NHP-GCP New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District is pleased to announce that District Technology Integration Specialist Jennifer Scamell has been promoted to director of technology and innovation. Scamell, a resident of Oyster Bay, has been with the district since 1998, working as a classroom teacher at Manor Oaks School and Hillside Grade School. In September of 2018, she began working as the district’s technology integration specialist. Through this role, Scamell coordinated the 1:1 Chromebook initiative for all in-person learners and Chromebook loans for all remote students, initiated and set up the Clever Single Sign-On for all teachers and students, communicated with companies to ensure Education Law Section 2D compliance, provided technical support for all stakeholders and offered professional development and

differentiated coaching to teachers for the successful integration of technology in the classroom. Within the district, Scamell is also a professional development instructor, providing website training to colleagues; Hillside Grade School’s webmaster; co-adviser of Student Council and co-adviser of the yearbook. Outside of New Hyde Park-Garden City Park, Scamell serves as a Nassau tract course instructor, a collegial circle facilitator and a tech liaison. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland, her Master of Science in Elementary Education from Queens College and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Rose. —Submitted by the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District

Jennifer Scamell (Contributed photo)

don’t have much information as of yet to provide. The annual Street Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 on Jericho Turnpike. The fair’s rain date would be the following week on Sept. 25. Do you have a story you want to tell? Share it with me at amurray@antonmediagroup.com

Man Arrested In Hit And Run The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Westchester man for leaving the scene of an accident involving a bicyclist, that occurred on June 23 at 5:13 p.m. in New Hyde Park. According to detectives, a male bicyclist, 31, was struck by a red Ford pickup truck at the intersection of Jasmine Avenue and Terrace Boulevard. The operator of the vehicle then proceeded to flee the scene heading eastbound on Jasmine Avenue without stopping. The victim suffered pain to his right elbow and arm. A subsequent investigation by detectives led them to identify Hanser Marte-Fernandez, 25, of Mount Vernon, as the person responsible. He was located by officers on June 26 and placed into custody without incident. Marte-Fernandez, is charged with leaving the scene of an incident with injury. He was issued a desk appearance ticket returnable to First District Court on Tuesday, July 27. —Submitted by the NCPD


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Supporters Fete Budhai In Farewell BY ANTON MEDIA GROUP STAFF editorial@antonmediagroup.com

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estbury residents who supported former Westbury Superintendent of Schools Eudes Budhai held a private gathering after graduation ceremonies on June 24. Parents, students (current and alumni) and community members met to give him a warm send-off and to present him with an award. “We also had the pleasure of being able to properly say goodbye to Maria Angelica Asilis Meyer, who also is leaving Westbury after many years of service, to pursue a position as assistant superintendent in Yonkers,” read a press release. “We presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation and many in attendance spoke of their positive experiences with Ms. Meyer over the years and her support of our community.” According to the press release, “We then presented with Mr. Budhai with a crystal award for the nearly two decades of service to the students of our community. Many in the room were eager to express their personal experiences with Mr. Budhai, either as

Supporters gave Westbury School District Superintendent Eudes Budhai a farewell party on June 24. (Photo courtesy of Ren Zelaya) parents or as students, and one notable community member brought the room to tears. All in all, it was a very personal and emotive evening, and a magnificent way to say ‘good luck and farewell’ to two beloved members of the Westbury School District, and to show them that Westbury Love does not die with the end of a contract.” The Westbury School District Board of Education did not renew Budhai’s contract, which ended June 30 of this year, and instead announced a national search for a superintendent. It chose Tahira A. Dupree Chase to

succeed Budhai, who will become head of the Nyack schools on July 1. Chase was chosen from more than 30 candidates in a national search and previously headed the Greenburgh district in Westchester County. A press release announcing Budhai’s hiring by Nyack noted, “At Westbury he was instrumental in the passage of a $58.5 million bond referendum to expand schools as well as the passage of four budgets over $151 million. He increased family engagement and championed diversity, equity and inclusion. The high

school was recognized as one of 12 schools in New York State to achieve higher graduation rates than the state average—for students of color and for all students.” It continued, “The Nyack Board of Education selected Budhai because of his experience across every sector of school administration, from business to communications to special education, bilingual and dual-language programs, facilities management and more. Having successfully reopened schools during COVID-19, Budhai served as an expert earlier this year as part of a webinar focused on remote learning. Fluent in Spanish, Budhai is a nationally recognized expert on racial equity and inclusion, having spoken at seminars and conventions for the National Association for Bilingual Education, the New York State School Boards Association, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents and more. He has been awarded the Trailblazer in Education award by the Nassau County Executive and the Town of North Hempstead Hispanic in Leadership Award.”

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The Village of Westbury used the occasion of the Memorial Day ceremony to honor two 50-year members of the Westbury Fire Department. Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro noted, “At Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said that we cannot really repay the debt of gratitude we have for those who died in the service of the nation. But he said that we as citizens have the obligation to live our lives to help our community, to benefit the community, and just to try to live up to the ideals that the people died for. And there is really no better example of that in our modern society than those who serve as firefighters in our community.” He then named two individuals who have served the department for half a century—ex-chief Walter Stewart and Kenneth Gass Sr. “I tell my wife all the time, and she really doesn’t like it when I say it—I can’t think of doing anything for 50 years,” Cavallaro observed. “But to serve as a firefighter for 50 years is truly a tremendously great thing to do for the community. According to bios prepared by the fire department: Stewart joined Hose Co. No. 1 on Aug. 1, 1971. He is currently

Taking part in the ceremony were, from left: Trustees Vincent Abbatiello and Steven Corte, honorees Ken Gass Sr. and William Stewart, and Trustee Beaumont Jefferson. (Courtesy of Ray Muntz | Village of Westbury)

a department chauffeur and an instructor in Hose Co. No.1 as well as a department safety officer. Among the positions Stewart held in Hose Co, No. 1 were clerk (1974-75), 2nd lieutenant (1976), 1st lieutenant (1977) and captain (1979-80). Department-wide positions Stewart held included 2nd assistant chief (1981-84), 1st assistant chief (1985-86) and chief of department (1987-89). Walter and his wife Diane have three children: Tim, currently 2nd assistant chief of the department; Craig, a lieutenant in Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1; and Kenneth, who is a police officer.

The Carle Place School District congratulated the virtual enterprise companies for making a top 50 list. (Photo courtesy of the Carle Place School District) The Carle Place School District is proud to announce that the high school’s Virtual Enterprise companies, “Apricity” and “Splash,” were listed among the VE Top 50 according to Virtual Enterprises International, Inc. Both firms were ranked as one of the leading VE companies in a network of more than 500 firms for the 2020-2021 school year. The VE Top 50 identifies the top

companies in the VE program by measuring engagement and achievement of targeted initiatives during multiple periods throughout the year. Companies were highlighted each period as Top 200, Top 150, Top 100, and lastly as the Top 50. VE Top 50 banners will be sent to the Carle Place High School for their firms’ achievement. —Submitted by the Carle Place School District

The couple have seven grandchildren, Amanda, Kristen, Megan, Emma, Brooke, Matthew and Logan. Gass entered the department on Jan. 3, 1971. Previously a company instructor, he is presently a pump operator. He was elected as the department’s

chief instructor in 1982 and served for three years. Gass was married to wife Karen for more than 40 years until her death in 2018. Their son Kenneth Jr. serves as the chief of the department. Their grandchildren are Emma and Charlie.


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PROTECTING OUR WATER FOR TODAY AND THE FUTURE Nearly all the communities within the 11th Legislative District are situated along the shorelines of Hempstead Harbor, Manhasset Bay and Long Island Sound. This makes our efforts to reduce the levels of nitrogen and other contaminants found within these bodies of water especially important. Too much nitrogen causes algae to grow faster than aquatic ecosystems can process. Significant increases in algae harm water quality and food resources by depriving fish and other aquatic life of the oxygen they need to survive. Excess nitrogen can also contaminate our potable water by infiltrating Long Island’s sole-source freshwater aquifer. Here in Nassau County, we are continuing to explore and deploy natural processes to remove nitrogen and other harmful contaminants from waterways, and I am proud to have fought for and secured funding for critical upgrades

in District 11 and across Nassau County. Crescent Beach in Glen Cove, for example, has been closed for 10 years due to bacterial contaminants that have been found in the estuary that flows onto the beach. County-funded studies revealed that a natural solution utilizing sea-grass plantings would be feasible because of the way they can efficiently soak up harmful bacteria without harming the plants themselves. Thus far, enhancing plantings and re-routing some water flow to promote natural filtration has yielded positive results, and we are hopeful this will put Crescent Beach on the road to reopening at long last. We are also continuing to make long-term investments in pivotal sewer infrastructure. Three county contracts totaling nearly $20 million are delivering key upgrades such as new sewers in Sea Cliff, upgrades to the Glen Cove Wastewater Treatment and

Cedar Creek Waste Control Treatment Plants, and key upgrades to the bulkhead located along the Glen Cove Treatment Plant and Glen Cove Creek, being replaced to protect nearby waterways. The county is also dedicating resources to aid residents in areas outside of sewer coverage areas. SEPTIC (Septic Environmental Program to Improve Cleanliness) will provide grants to replace standard or failing systems with state-of-the-art alternative wastewater treatment systems, which are designed to provide a cost-effective and environmentally sound options for the thousands of businesses homeowners. Not only are they better for the environment, they’re more convenient because they require fewer pump-outs. Through a matching grant program presented in partnership with New York State, eligible Nassau County property owners can apply for up to $20,000 in grants

toward the installation of nitrogen-reducing septic systems. Nassau homeowners and small businesses that discharge less than 1,000 gallons a day of wastewater are eligible to apply. Visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/ septicreplace for details, including a list of provisionally approved manufacturers. Since we live so close to the water and our drinking water is literally beneath our feet, I will always remain vigilant in my oversight of matters impacting Nassau County’s environment and wastewater management infrastructure. Your insights are important, and I invite you to contact my office at 516-571-6211 or dderiggi whitton@nassaucountyny. gov with your questions and comments about how we can work together to build a better future for Nassau County. —From the Desk of Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton

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Bethpage State Park—Jewel Of Long Island Long Island, the longest island on the U.S. mainland, is a crown jewel packed with activities. From the beautiful preserves, outstanding wineries of the North and South Fork, to boating and surfing on the Atlantic Ocean. Along with deep-sea fishing, inshore anglers have abundant choices with the fresh and saltwater inlets and bays. When seeking land adventure, the diamond of Long Island sits on 1,477-acres—Bethpage State Park. The park’s cluster of activities includes the polo fields, the Bikeway, mountain biking trails, picnic area, recreational fields, championship golf courses and hiking trails. All of this along with a deep and interesting history. In 1687, Puritan Thomas Powell purchased 15 square miles of land from local Indian tribes in an acquisition referred to as The Bethpage Purchase. Centuries later, Benjamin Franklin Yoakam, a wealthy railroad executive, acquired 1,368 acres in 1912. He had the Green Course built and opened it in 1923. In 1931, The Long Island State Park Commission purchased an option on the property. With unemployment rampant, a piece of 1933 legislation put forth by then-Parks

Polo Fields can be seen as you approach the parking lot. Entering the parking lot, the playground is located on the east end and picnic area to the west. The picnic area contains two large pavilions, dozens of large wooden tables and barbecues enclosed by the wide tree canopies of the woods. After the cue, head north away from the picnic area and LONG ISLAND STORIES follow the circumference of the parking area passing the Thomas Kuntzmann basketball courts, a large open Commissioner Robert Moses activity field perfect for frisbee formed the public benefit cor- or setting up a volleyball net. Adjacent to the activity field poration called the Bethpage Park Authority. The Authority is the baseball field. Further back is the start of the trails. was given power to issue bonds for the acquisition and Let the adventure begin. The trails are multi-puroperation of the land,which led to the development of the pose, so be alert for mountain bikes. The only trail designatpark and its official opening ed for hikers is the white trail in 1934. Driving the mile-long road or The Long Island Greenbelt. leading into the parking field, The trails are soft with areas of you get a glimpse of the ame- clustered roots, but no special nities with the 13th hole of the footgear is necessary. All the trails are marked by blazes. Yellow course on your right Blazes are small colored and the northern end of The squares or circles painted Bethpage Bikeway to the left. on trees used to follow the The Bikeway is a paved path direction of the trail. Each trail that is 14.9 miles in length, at Bethpage has a different with 6.8 miles going through color blaze and specific the park. Head north on the mileage. There is signage at path to Trailview Park or get different areas around the adventurous and head south on a path that eventually leads park explaining how to read the blazes and other facts you to Jones Beach. about foliage in the park. One The field entrance to the

example is at the start of the red tail as you enter the park. The signs show symbols with explanation of the blazes and a QR code which contains a map of all the trails. During winter, the park is perfect for when you don’t want to travel upstate. The picnic area is open, and if you own the equipment, the park offers areas for sledding, snow- shoeing and cross-country skiing. For winter strolls, you may experience icy, snowy trails. Maximize the enjoyment by purchasing

foot traction. Bethpage State Park offers hiking, biking and cueing. But the park includes such a wide area of land, that you can find a secluded area and write, read or just enjoy the gems of nature. —Tom Kuntzmann is a published fiction and non-fiction writer, born and raised on Long Island. An outdoorsman with main interests in hiking, biking, and golf, his column Around Long Island focuses on local outdoor events and suburban stories.

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Program is just the start of a long multi-year process. The initial approval to enter the “project development” phase is only the first step and the project still faces myriad hurdles. Completion of this work includes the FTA issuing an environmental finding, along with reaching agreements with Nassau County concerning proposed project budget, scope and milestones. This averages several years. This is followed by the project being given permission by the FTA to advance to the next stage known as “final engineering.” Progression of final design and engineering from 30 to 100 percent averages several more years. This could include review and approval

authorization and appropriation of funding under FTA New Starts budgets to finance the FFGA. There can be no FFGA without documentation that the local recipients (Nassau County) share is in place. How would Nassau County come up with $300 million to leverage $150 million in federal dollars, assuming a total project cost of $450 million? Would Nassau County contribute $150 million and ask Albany for $150 million resulting in a three way 33 percent county/state/federal cost sharing agreement? Based on the lack of progress to date, Nassau County may be unable to obtain federal New Starts funding

for the Nassau Hub Bus Rapid Transit project until 2026. The future success of the Nassau Hub is dependent upon significant mass transit improvements. They don’t appear to be progressing on the same time line.

could be easily several hundred million dollars, depending upon the transportation mode and route(s) selected. Some have estimated a $450 million total cost. One potential source of funding is the FTA discretionary competitive New Starts program. This project is not included in the latest FTA May 2021 New Starts Report for upcoming federal fiscal year 2022. After 16 years of planning, the project has not being admitted into the New Starts process. This is bad news. This first step of obtaining permission to enter the Project Development Phase of the FTA New Starts

by various village, town, county, state and federal permitting or regulatory agencies, along with financial, user, operations and maintenance groups. How long would the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority take before providing approval? Successful completion of the New Starts process results in the federal government’s entering into a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA). This third step can take up to one year more. The FFGA is the legally binding commitment for providing federal funding. It is also subject to congressional recommendation and presidential approval for inclusion of the project within future annual

A sign leading to the Bethpage Bikeway (Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel/ CC BY-SA 4.0)

—Larry Penner—transportation advocate, historian and writer who previously worked for the Federal Transit Administration Region 2 New York Office. This included the development, review, approval and oversight for billions in capital projects and programs for the MTA, NYC Transit, Long Island Rail Road, Metro North Rail Road, MTA Bus along with 30 other transit agencies in NY & NJ.


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WOMEN’S CLUB OF FARMINGDALE PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Through a virtual and on-site presentation the Women’s Club of Farmingdale’s Scholastic Committee, chaired by Diane Getzelman and members Cheryl Parisi and Bea Ferrari, was very proud to recently honor the following Farmingdale High School seniors for their outstanding achievements during their four years of academic excellence: Ariana McGuiness . . . . . . . . $1,000 Abigail E. Leonard Award Brook Emigholz . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 Women’s Club of Farmingdale Award Heaven Diaz . . . . . . . . . . . . . $845 Nancy Giminaro Memorial Award Rose Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . $600 Carla Peipert Memorial Award Dominique Spina . . . . . . . . $300 Culinary Award Antonio Castano . . . . . . . . . $300 Joseph P. Connelly Humanities Award Additional donations were made to local charities. —Submitted by the Women’s Club of Farmingdale

IN MOTION FOR HEALTHY HEARTS AT UNQUA Students at Unqua Elementary School in the Massapequa School District participated in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge. Outside on the blacktop, they joined in different aerobic exercises, including dancing and jumping rope. Physical education teachers Michael Dellicurti and Melissa Osborne showed them simple activities that they can do in school or at home to support heart health.

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TIEGERMAN RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION Tiegerman schools in Glen Cove have been chosen as a 2021-2022 Schools for Excellence by National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). Tiegerman joins only a few other qualified licensed non-public education schools to have this honor in the State of New York. “We are honored to receive this coveted recognition as it further

SYOSSET HIGH SCHOOL 63RD ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT During the 63rd Syosset High School annual commencement, held on June 23 at Hofstra University, more than 560 seniors stepped up to the podium and accepted their high school diplomas.

—Submitted by Syosset Central School District

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demonstrates that the hard work of the special education teachers and staff here at Tiegerman is truly making a difference in the lives of so many children with disabilities,” said Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman, CEO of Tiegerman. “It is our students and families who are the true beneficiaries of this honor.” —Submitted by Tiegerman Schools

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Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently elected its board of directors officers, board of directors members-at-large and board development committee for the 2021-2023 term during its 56th Annual Meeting. Bayville resident

Melanie Sinesi (pictured) was elected to serve as part of the board development committee. In her role, Sinesi will serve the mission to provide leadership, innovation, and constant support to the council. —Submitted by GSNC

Legislator Drucker pictured second from left, on stage at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater during the LGBT Network’s Sunday, June 13 Pride celebration. Nassau County Legislator Arnold LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations from coast W. Drucker commemorated LGBTQ+ to coast,” Drucker said. “Long Island Pride Month on June 13 where he Pride was a joyous celebration of all joined the LGBT Network for its “Long the community has accomplished, Island Pride—Together Again” concert and a rallying cry for the fights yet to and festival at Eisenhower Park’s come. I am proud to be a steadfast Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater. ally of the LGBTQ+ community in “Throughout the month of June, the ongoing pursuit of true equality, it has been absolutely wonderful liberty and justice for all.” to witness the return of in-person —Office of Legislator Arnold Drucker’s

The Glenwood Landing American Legion Post No.336 recently conducted a ceremony honoring scholarship winners, Girls State and Boys State citizens, Eagle Scout and the American Legion Installation of new officers. It was a wonderful evening, to see these young people receiving their awards. Their parents and guests were in attendance to witness this event. Captain Robert Bazan completed his term as commander and the new commander is David Whitting. The 2021-2022 officers and directors are: commander, David Whitting (board member); adjutant, Bill Manfreadonia (board member); treasurer Rich Brugmann (board member); 1st vice commander (county rep.), Bill Laderer; 2nd vice commander (membership), Lou Ligeri; 3rd vice commander (quartermaster), Ken Moore; Chaplain, Ralph Casey; sergeant-at-arms, Rocky Douso; chairman of the board, Robert Bazan; board members: Luke Whitting, Ken Kraft and Carter Haff; house chairmen, Ken Kraft and Bill Manfredonia; building chairmen, Sal Bombardiere and Joe Brandes. The Glenwood Landing American Legion Post No. 336 started in 1919 and its main objective since then has been to take care of the returning vets.

2021-2022 officers and directors being sworn in All American Legion posts throughout the country, have the same objective of helping the returning veterans with employment assistance, medical assistance and scholarship opportunities. The Legion is constantly trying to obtain new members, who are veterans. If you are a veteran or know someone who is a veteran, please contact the Membership Chairman Louis Ligeri by calling the post at 516-671-6347. —Submitted by American Legion

LONG ISLAND CLEAN-WATER VENDOR DAY

Learn about Nitrogen-Removing Septic Technology Did you know outdated septic systems are the number one cause of nitrogen pollution on Long Island? Nitrogen pollution causes harmful algal blooms, thick mats of seaweed, fish kills and is responsible for the overall decline of the shellfish industry. Swapping outdated septic systems with clean-water septic technology can remove up to 90 percent of nitrogen pollution from wastewater. See science at work and join the North Shore Land Alliance at Long Island Clean-Water Vendor Day to learn about nitrogen-removing septic technology and how to apply for reimbursements (up to $20,000) to upgrade your septic system through Nassau’s S.E.P.T.I.C. Program. Clean-water septic installation trainings will also be available. Take time to catch up with local environmental groups and learn how you can make a difference.

When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 11AM-2PM (July 15 Rain Date)

Where: Fireman’s Field, Oyster Bay, New York (Located on the corner of Shore Ave and Maxwell Ave)

Register online at www.northshorelandalliance.org/events (This event is free to the public; registration required)

For more information please call (516) 922-1028 or email Katherine@northshorelandalliance.org

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NEIGHBORS IN THE NEWS Levittown Community Council will host its twenty-third annual Lazy Days of Summer event on July 10. Last year was the first time it didn’t take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, a more than two-decade tradition, is held at the East Village Green Park. The day is a no-cost event with pony rides, a petting zoo, activities throughout the day, games and entertainment at one of Levittown’s beautiful village green areas. All residents of Levittown and Island Trees are welcome to attend and enjoy the fun-filled, relaxing day. The event has been free to the community for its duration and is made possible by Levittown Community Council members’ dues and the support of local businesses. The event will be slightly curtailed this year due to Town of Hempstead restrictions, but its main activities including pony rides, petting zoo, games, and entertainment by MisMatch the Clown, Secret BBQ Band and Ye Pyrate Brotherhood will be featured. This year’s theme is Sail Into Lazy Days of Summer and a scavenger hunt to find the Pirate’s treasure chest will be part of the day’s activities. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and runs through 2:30 p.m. Anyone interested in helping out, even if it’s for a couple of hours, can email

Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) recently had the pleasure of joining the leaders and members of the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company for their annual dinner dance at the Village Club of Lake Success. During the dinner, Birnbaum presented Outgoing Chief Joshua Charry (pictured, above) with two Nassau Pony rides are always an attraction at County Legislature Citations—one to acknowledge his service as the the Lazy Days event. (Photo courtesy of the Levittown Outgoing Chief and one to recognize Community Council) his efforts during what the fire comlevittowncouncil@yahoo.com or call pany designated as the Ambulance event chairperson, Louise Cassano Call of the Year. Other members of at 516-735-5901 to let her know what the company were recognized for hours you can help out. achievements including length of Membership dues to the council are $10 per person; $15 per family and service milestones and their work $50 for organizations and businesses. during notable responses. “Whether by rushing to the scene Residents in the areas of Levittown and Island Trees school districts may of a fire in the middle of the night or become members. Organization/ stepping up time and again during the business members are also welcomed COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer fireas members. fighters routinely place themselves in The mission of the Levittown harm’s way to keep us safe,” Birnbaum Community Council, which was said. “It was truly a pleasure to join established in 1998 following Chief Justin Sachmechi and each of Levittown’s 50th anniversary, is to the leaders and volunteers from the bring together the community resiGreat Neck Vigilant Fire Company dents and organizations to maintain to recognize them for always going unity and pride. –Submitted by the Levittown above and beyond in service to our Community Council community.”

Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum with outgoing Chief Joshua Charry. (Photo courtesy of the office of Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum)

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Third Squad Detectives report the arrest of two men for burglary that occurred on June 21 at 3:15 a.m. in Carle Place. According to detectives, officers responded to Rushmore Elementary School for an alarm. Upon arrival, officers began walking through the building to investigate additional interior alarms. Additional units were canvassing the outside of the building. During the investigation, two male subjects were observed on the roof. 27-year-old Gem Hattat and 27-yearold Jarrett Boyarsky, were arrested after they jumped down. It was determined that Hattat and Boyarsky were responsible for the following burglaries: June 4, 2021—Both entered Carle Place High School. Stolen items were musical instruments. A smartboard and laptop were damaged. June 10, 202—Boyarsky entered Carle Place High School. Stolen items were musical instruments. June 18, 202—Hattat entered Island Power Sports in Massapequa. No loss reported. Hattat is charged with third-degree burglary and three counts of third-degree attempted burglary. Boyarsky is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree attempted burglary. They were arraigned on June 22 in Mineola.

Great Neck Man Arrested In Mineola Assault

The Third Squad reports the arrest of man from Great Neck for assaulting a police officer that occurred on June 21 at 10:10 p.m. in Mineola. Gerzon According to detectives, Maudial Third Precinct officers Hernandez were dispatched for a (Photo disturbance that occurred courtesy of NCPD) near the intersection of Mineola Boulevard and Grant Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found 27-year-old Gerzon Maudial Hernandez acting irate. Hernandez began to shout at the officers and became physically aggressive. As officers were placing Hernandez under arrest, he spat and kicked at officers. Hernandez continued to kick and spit on officers and a police medic as they secured him to a stretcher and transported him by a Nassau County Police ambulance to a nearby hospital. Two officers were also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries to their hands. Hernandez is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, second-degree harassment, false impersonation and resisting arrest. He was arraigned on June 22 in Mineola.

Pedestrian Dies In Garden City Park Accident The Homicide Squad reports the

The Second Squad reports the arrest of an Oyster Bay man on June 27 at 4:18 p.m. in Woodbury. According to detectives, Michael 36-year-old Michael Abbate, while seated in his Abbate (Photo gray colored 2009 Hyundai courtesy of Elantra exposed his genNCPD) ital area in the drive thru located at 117 Pine Hollow Rd. in Oyster Bay. The defendant did surrender at the Second Precinct and was arrested. Abbate is charged with public lewdness and was arraigned on June 28 in First District Court in Hempstead. Detectives request anyone who feels as though they may have been victimized by the defendant to please contact Police at 1-800-244-8477 or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.

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GLEN COVE John E. Hinnegan, of Troy, OH, passed away on June 22, at age 83. He was born on January 17, 1938 in Glen Cove, to the late John J. and Cecelia (Lockwood) Hinnegan. He married Ursula (Van Nostrand) Hinnegan on July 29, 1960 in Sea Cliff. A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family received friends at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. LOCUST VALLEY Alice L. Petrossian, of Locust Valley, died on June 14, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Artik. Loving mother of Michael (Marcia), Cynthia Dunckelmann (Paul), Russell (Diane), Errol (Roslyn) and Gerald. Proud grandmother of six grandchildren: Heather, Anthony, Hildsy, Gracelyn, Joella and Peter and great-grandmother of two great-grandchildren: Christiana and Vincenzo. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and longtime friends. Visiting was held at DodgeThomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. OYSTER BAY Maria “Mary” Masiakos, of Oyster

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Bay, died on June 25, at age 92. Beloved wife of Soterios. Loving mother of Peter (Laura) and Jordan (Anna). Cherished grandmother of Rebekah, Christina, Emily and Steven. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Visiting was held at Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral service Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, Brookville. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, 1400 Cedar Swamp Road, Brookville, NY 11545. Ellen M. Minet, (nee McDonald) longtime resident of Oyster Bay, died on June 27, at age 96. Beloved wife of the late John William. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Raymond William Searby, passed away from complications from stomach surgery at L.I. Jewish Hospital on June 25, at age 80, Oyster Bay resident for 53 years. Leaving his loving wife Grace of 57 years. He will be deeply missed by his daughter Lauren Hanes (Mike) and adoring grandchildren Brian and Ashley. Pre-deceased by his daughter Janise and a sister

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present name is Amalia Gonul the north side yard. (At first floor), 3) 3.33 feet for the toYalbuzdag. 7-7-2021-1T-#225646-FARM tal aggregate. (At first floor). The proposed second floor = 15.08’ and compliant. GARDEN CITY The applications and accompanying exhibits are on file and may be inspected at the LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of HDJM Village Office during normal ATMS LLC. Arts of Org filed business days between 9 a.m. with Secy of State of NY and 4 p.m. by appointment (SSNY) on 06/08/2021. Of- only. At said hearing, all parfice location: Nassau Coun- ties and interests will be given ty. SSNY designated as agent an opportunity to be heard. upon whom process may be By Order of the served and shall mail copy Zoning Board of Appeals of process against LLC to: Michael Berger 54 Greenwich St. Apt. 3G, Administrative Assistant Hempstead, NY 11550. Pur- Dated: July 7, 2021 7-7-2021-1T-#225622-CITY pose: any lawful act. 8-4;7-28-21-14-7;6-302021-6T-#225527-CITY LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that LEGAL NOTICE Incorporated Village of Stew- an on-premise license, #TBA art Manor Zoning Board of has been applied for by Latino Appeals, Notice of Public Cafe and Bar Inc. to sell beer, Hearing. Notice is hereby giv- wine, cider and liquor at retail en that a hearing before the in an on premises establishZoning Board of Appeals of ment. For on premises conthe Incorporated Village of sumption under the ABC law Stewart Manor, New York is at 2224 Jericho Tpk Garden scheduled for Monday, July City NY 11530. 7-14-7-2021-2T-#225639 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the CITY Village of Stewart Manor, 120 Covert Avenue, Stewart Manor, NY 11530 to hear the GLEN COVE following request for variances: The applicant, Mr. LEGAL NOTICE Keith Breglio at 159 Bromleigh Road is proposing to Farooq Family Holdings, demolish and rebuild this one LLC Filed 01/08/21 Locafamily detached non-conform- tion: Nassau County. SSNY ing fire damaged home along desig. As Agent for process with an attached one car ga- and shall mail to: 239 Lattingrage. The layout of the new town Rd., Locust Valley, NY dwelling with the attached 11560. Purpose: general 7-7; 6-30-23-16-9-2-2021garage would be similar to 6T-#224905-RP the current existing dwellings layout on the property LEGAL NOTICE but demolishing the dwelling and rebuilding the dwelling NOTICE OF FORMATION would require the new dwell- OF Farooq Family Limited ing to conform with all Vil- Partnership. Art. of Org. filed lage Code zoning setbacks. with SSNY on 01/14/2021. He is seeking variances from Location: Nassau County. Section: 200-13.: Height and SSNY designated as agent Bulk; Schedule (Front yard, upon who process against it side yard and aggregate). may be served. SSNY to mail The variances sought are: 1) copy of process to: 239 Lat3.32 feet in the front yard to tingtown Rd., Locust Valley, meet the front yard average NY 11560. Name/address of setback. (Matching the exist- Gen’l Partner available from ing setback), 2) 2.92 feet in SSNY. Purpose: all lawful

the Village Administrator no purposes. 7-7; 6-30-23-16-9-2-2021- less than 48 hours prior to the 6T-#224906-RP meeting. Dated: June 30, 2021 Lake Success, New York LEGAL NOTICE BY ORDER OF THE Notice of formation of A&BOARD OF TRUSTEES J3rdPower L.L.C OF THE VILLAGE OF Articles of Organization filed LAKE SUCCESS with the Secretary of State Adam Hoffman, Mayor of New York (SSNY) on Patrick Farrell, Administrator 5/27/21. 7-7-2021-1T-#225663-GN Office Location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. HICKSVILLE SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LEGAL NOTICE LLC to Formation of 134 Liberty 19 Ellwood Street, Avenue LLC filed with the Glen Cove, NY, 11542. Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) Purpose: Any lawful act. 8-11-4;7-28-21-14-7-2021- on 5/5/2021. Office loc.: 6T-#225645-RP Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may GREAT NECK be served. The address SSNY shall mail process to Jaswinder Singh, 70 Somerset Ave., LEGAL NOTICE Hicksville, NY 11801. PurPUBLIC HEARING pose: Any lawful activity. BOARD OF TRUSTEES 7-7; 6-30-23-16-9-2-2021INCORPORATED 6T-#224957-HICKS VILLAGE OF LAKE SUCCESS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public NOTICE is hereby given hearing will be held by the that the fiscal affairs of the Board of Trustees of the In- HICKSVILLE FIRE DIScorporated Village of Lake TRICT for the period beSuccess, New York, in the ginning January 1, 2020 and Board Room of Village Hall, ending on December 31, 2020 318 Lakeville Road, Lake have been examined by an inSuccess, on Monday, July dependent public accountant; 12th, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., to namely, Robert A. Johnson. consider the following appli- CPA P.C., 75 Prospect Street, Suite 402, Huntington NY cation: Special Use Permit by Mala 11743 and that the report of Shah for an Outdoor event on external audit or management letter prepared in conjunction July 24th, 2021 at 6:00PM The application and accom- with the external audit by the panying exhibits will be on independent public accountant file in the office of the Village has been filed in my office Clerk and may be inspected where it is available as a pubby interested parties during lic record for inspection by all interested persons. Pursuant business hours. At the time and place of the to Section 35 of the General public hearing, all interested Municipal Law, the governing persons will be given an op- board of the HICKSVILLE FIRE DISTRICT may in its portunity to be heard. Those persons planning discretion, prepare a written to attend any meeting of the response to the report of exBoard of Trustees of the Vil- ternal audit or management lage of Lake Success and letter prepared in conjunction who require listening devices with the external audit by the and/or a sign language trans- independent public accountant lator are requested to notify and file any such response in

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my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons not later than ninety (90) days after the presentation and filing of said report or management letter. Dated: June 29, 2021 Ana Stephens District Secretary Hicksville Fire District 20 E. Marie St. Hicksville, NY 11801 7-7-2021-1T-#225640HICKS LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Board of Education of Hicksville Union Free School District of the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, in accordance with Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law, hereby invites the submission of proposals by 11:00 AM on July 14, 2021: RFP TRANSPORTATION FOR SUMMER SCHOOL LEARNING LOSS PROGRAM JULY 2021 for use in the Schools of the District during July 2021. Proposals will be received until 11:00 A.M. on July 14, 2021 in the Business Office at the Hicksville U.F.S.D., Administration Building on 200 Division Avenue, Hicksville, New York 11801, at which time they will be received, opened, read aloud and will be made available to the public upon request. Specifications and proposal forms may be requested by email to: kmcmahon@hicksvillepublicschools.org. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject all proposals and to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder for any reason deemed in the best interest of the District. BOARD OF EDUCATION HICKSVILLE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County New York 7-7-2021-1T-#225676HICKS

LEVITTOWN LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a resolution was duly adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York, on the 28th day of June, 2021, subject to permissive referendum as provided for by the General Municipal law. An extract of the resolution is as follows: Wantagh Fire District maintains a Capital Reserve Fund under sec. 6-g of the General Municipal Law in which account is sufficient funds to accomplish the purposes herein after set forth, namely, the renovation of the parking lot and related work at Station # 4 located at 1191 Alken Avenue, Seaford New York 11783, in order to maintain the efficiency of the Wantagh Fire District in the discharge of their duties in preserving the lives and property of the residents of the community and the said construction is deemed in the best interest of the residents of the Wantagh Fire District. The resolution further provides that there be transferred from the present Capital Reserve 6-g of the Wantagh Fire District, a sum not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) and the District Treasurer is authorized to affect such transfer from time to time to effect the beginning of such construction. This resolution shall not take effect until thirty (30) days, unless in the meanwhile a permissive referendum as provided by the General Municipal Law is required to be held. Dated: June 28th 2021 By order of The Board of Fire Commissioner Brendan J. Narell Superintendent RESOLUTION WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT RENOVATION OF THE PARKING LOT AT STATION NO.4

WHEREAS, the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT has by appropriate resolution established a certain capital reserve fund designated as the Capital Reserve Fund, established pursuant to Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law, in an account for deposit of said Capital Reserve Fund entitled, “The Wantagh Fire District, Section 6(g) General Municipal Building and Grounds Capital Reserve Fund” in local banks; and WHEREAS, the expenditure of the funds on the renovation of the parking lot and related work at Station # 4 located at 1191 Alken Avenue, Seaford New York 11783, is deemed necessary to meet the emergency services needs of the residents of the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT; and WHEREAS, the maximum cost to obtain such renovation of the parking lot at Station No. 4 (labor, and materials), including incidental expenses, advertising, architectural fees, engineering fees, and attorney’s fees is estimated to be Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00). IT IS RESOLVED that pursuant to the laws and regulations applicable and in particular to Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law, that the renovation of the parking lot at Station # 4 located at 1191 Alken Avenue, Seaford New York 11783, be completed and that the cost and expenses for such purchase, advertising, incidental expenses, architectural fees, engineering fees, and attorney’s fees shall be expended from the Building and Grounds Capital Reserve Fund upon authorization of the Board of Fire Commissioners, at the maximum estimated cost of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 50,000.00); and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution is subject to a permissive referendum as provided for in Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law. The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as follows:

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continued from page 31 Commissioner George J. Krant ) Commissioner Rick D. Sculco ) Commissioner Jared M. Reeves ) AYES Commissioner William K. Field IV ) Commissioner Bradley G. Field ) The resolution was there upon duly adopted. Dated: June 28th, 2020 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, that the fiscal affairs of the Wantagh Fire District for the period beginning on January 1, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2020, have been examined by an independent public accountant, Craig, Fitzsimmons & Michaels, LLP, - Smithtown, NY. A copy of their independent audit report and management letter has been filed with the New York Office of the State Comptroller and the report of external audit by the independent public accountant has been filed in my office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Pursuant to Section 35 of the General Municipal Law and Section 181-b of the Town Law a written response and corrective action plan has been prepared by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District and has been filed in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Brendan J. Narell Superintendent Wantagh Fire District Dated: June 29, 2021 7-7-2021-1T-#225619-LEV LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 10th day of June, 2021, bearing Index Number 340-21, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY grants me the right to assume the name of Kevin Jiwon Park. The city and state of my present address are Levittown, NY; the month and year of my birth are October, 1999; the place of my birth is Woodside, New York; my present name is Kevin Jiwon Sun. 7-7-2021-1T-#225641-LEV LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 10th day of June, 2021, bearing Index Number 341-21, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY grants me the right to assume the name of Kenneth Jisung Park. The city and state of my present address are Levittown, NY; the month and year of my birth are March, 2003; the place of my birth is Flushing, New York; my present name is Kenneth Jisung Sun. 7-7-2021-1T-#225642-LEV

order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 10th day of June, 2021, bearing Index Number 339-21, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York grants me the right to assume the name of Kyle Byul Park. The city and state of my present address are Levittown, NY the month and year of my birth are February, 2011; the place of my birth is East Meadow, NY; my present name is Kyle Byul Sun. 7-7-2021-1T-#225643-LEV

MASSAPEQUA LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of the Massapequa Fire District for the period beginning on January 1, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2020, have been examined by an independent public accountant, Robert A. Johnson, CPA P.C. and that the report of external audit by the independent public accountant has been filed in my office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Pursuant to Section 35 of the General Municipal Law and Section 181-b of the Town Law, a written response and corrective action plan shall be prepared by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Massapequa Fire District within 90 days and filed in my office where is will be available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Dated: Massapequa, New York June 28, 2021 ATTEST: Joanne Riggio, Secretary Massapequa Fire District 7-7-2021-1T- 225651-MASS

MINEOLA LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of IN PIXELS MEDIA LLC. Arts of Org filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/26/21. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 288 Arlington Street, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful act. 7-7; 6-30-23-16-9-2-20216T-#224909-MA

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7-7-2021-1T-#225650-LEV ed in Nassau. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 156 Jericho Tpke, Mineola NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 8-4; 7-28-21-14-7;6-302021-6T-#225605MA LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 23rd day of June, 2021, bearing Index Number 368-21, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York grants me the right to assume the name of Daamin Chowdhury. The city and state of my present address are Williston Park, NY the month and year of my birth are November, 2006; the place of my birth is Dhaka, Bangladesh; my present name is md kayesh chowdhury damin. 7-7-2021-1T-#225649-MA LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 16 day of June 2021, bearing the index number 000349-21, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Nassau County Clerk located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, grants me the right to assume the name of Julian Manfred Turubanov. My present address is 108 Bellmore St. Floral Park, NY 11001. The date of my birth is December 7 1992; the place of birth is New York City, NY; the present name is Julian Manfred Gell. 7-7-2021-1T-#225689-MA

NEW HYDE PARK

LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 24 day of June, 2021, bearing Index Number 605802/21, a copy of which may be examined in the office of the clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501, grants me the right to assume the name of JAZMÍN CLARISA DIAZ. The city and state of my present address are New Hyde Park, New York; the month and year of my birth are January, 1998; the place of my birth is New Hyde Park, New York; my present name is JAZMÍN CESPEDES. 7-7-2021-1T-#225715-NHP LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 24 day of June, 2021, bearing Index Number 605800/21, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501, grants me the right to assume the name of NATHALIE JEAN DIAZ. The city and state of my present address are New Hyde Park, New York; the month and year of my birth are October, 1999; the place of my birth is New Hyde Park, New York; my present name is NATHALIE JEAN CESPEDES. 7-7-2021-1T-#225716NHP

OYSTER BAY LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION, 391 Lido Blvd, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 27, 2021. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process against the LLC to: LLC c/o Chalos & Co, P.C., 55 Hamilton Ave, Oyster Bay NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. 7-21-14-7; 6-30-23-16-20216T-#225215-OB LEGAL NOTICE Board Meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted, but are subject to change. Additional meetings may be scheduled when necessary. 7-28-21-14-7-2021-4T#225677- OB

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the Supreme Court, NASSAU County, on the 21st day of June, 2021, bearing Index Number 602331/2021, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 140 Old Country Road Mineola, New York, grants me the right to assume the name LEGAL NOTICE of VALERIE WANLING File No.2018-1450/A HUANG. The city and state SUPPLEMENTAL of my present address are CITATION 32 Prince Street, New Hyde SURROGATE’S COURT, Park, New York; the month NASSAU COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE and year of my birth are THE PEOPLE OF THE Notice of formation of AHZ April 28, 1989; the place of STATE OF NEW YORK, LLC. Articles of Organiza- my birth is Kaoshiung, Tai- By the Grace of God Free and tion filed with the Secretary wan present name is Wanling Independent of State of New York SSNY Huang. LEGAL NOTICE TO: Grassi & Co Notice is hereby given that an on 05/11/2021. Office locat7-7-2021-1T-#225618-NHP

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Travelers Casualty & Surety Attorney General State of New York William J. Fitzimmons Eileen Letsch and any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names and whose place or places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, distributees, heirs-at-law and next-of-kin of the said BERNARD HARRIS, deceased, and if any of the said distributees named specifically or as a class be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post office addresses are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained A petition having been duly filed by Public Administrator of Nassau County, who is domiciled at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Nassau County, at 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, on September 8, 2021, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why the account of Public Administrator of Nassau County, a summary of which has been served herewith, as Administrator of the estate of Bernard Harris, should not be judicially settled. [X] Further relief sought (if any): 1. Releasing and discharging the Petitioner from all liability, responsibility and accountability as to all matters set forth in the account of proceedings; 2. Allowing the commissions of the Petitioner in the amount of $22,621.50 pursuant to SCPA 2307(1) and the reasonable and necessary expenses of the office in the amount of $6,207.17pursuant to SCPA 1207(4); 3. Fixing and determining the attorney’s fees of Mahon, Mahon, Kerins & O’Brien, LLC attorney for petitioner in the amount of $28,089.58 of which $16,089.58 has been paid and $22,000.00 is unpaid together with disbursements totaling $106.67 which have been paid; 4. Fixing and determining the accounting fees of Grassi & Co, CPA’s, PC in the amount of $4,800.00 of which $1,800.00 has been paid and $3,000.00 is unpaid; 5. Releasing and discharging the surety; 6. And why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the New York State Comptroller on account for the unknown next of kin of BERNARD

HARRIS, decedent should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship; 7. Granting such other and further relief as to the Court is just and proper. Dated, Attested, and Sealed, June 23, 2021 Seal HON. Margaret C. Reilly, Surrogate s/ Debra Keller Leimbach, Chief Clerk Richard T. Kerins, Esq. Attorney Name Mahon, Mahon, Kerins & O’Brien, LLC Firm (516) 538-1111 Telephone 254 Nassau Blvd. South, Garden City South, New York 11530 Address rkerins@mmkolaw.com Email (optional) NOTICE: THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COURT’S ORDER DIRECTING ALTERNATIVE SERVICE OF PROCESS. NO IN-PERSON APPEARANCES SHALL BE HELD ON THE RETURN DATE OF THE CITATION. IF YOU WISH TO APPEAR TO ANSWER OR OBJECT TO THIS PROCEEDING, YOU MAY DO SO IN WRITING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ANNEXED NOTICE TO CITED PARTIES. NOTE: 22 NYCRR 207.7(C): PROOF OF SERVICE SHALL BE FILED ON OR BEFORE THE SECOND DAY PRECEEDING THE RETURN DATE. 7-21,14,7; 6-30-20214T-#225586-OB LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED LOCAL LAW B-2021 INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF LATTINGTOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before and by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Lattingtown, Nassau County, New York at the Lattingtown Village Hall, 299 Lattingtown Road in said Village on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 4:30 pm The hearing will be on whether to enact proposed Local Law B-2021 which will amend the Code of the V illage of Lattingtow n, Section 315-81, entitled, “Amendment to Village Law Section7-712” by amending Section 7-712 of the Village Law, as it relates to the Village of Lattingtown to establish the positions of two alternate members to the Zoning Board of Appeals, pursuant to Section 7-712 of the Village Law. A copy of proposed Local Law B-2021 is on file at the

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the LLC, 377 S. Oyster Bay Rd, Plainview, NY 11803. Lattingtown Village Hall, Purpose: any lawful purpose. 299 Lattingtown Road, in 8-11-4;7-28-21-14-7-2021-6Tsaid Village where it may be #225627-PLV/OB reviewed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., LEGAL NOTICE Monday through Friday until Notice is hereby given that an the time of the hearing. order granted by the Supreme All interested persons will Court, Nassau County, on the be given an opportunity to be 21st day of June, 2021, bearheard at said hearing. Any ing Index Number 606898person needing special assis- 2021, a copy of which may tance in attending, please no- be examined at the office of tify the Village Clerk at (516) the clerk, located at 240 Old 676-6920 at least 48 hours in Country Road, Mineola, NY advance of the meeting. grants me the right to assume By Order of the the name of Andrew S. MalBoard of Trustees itzis. The city and state of my Dawn Gresalfi present address are Old BethVillage Clerk/Treasurer page, NY; the month and year Dated: July 7, 2021 of my birth are May, 1963; 7-7-2021-1T-#225690-OB the place of my birth is Jamaica, NY; my present name is Andrew Anthony Malitzis. PLAINVIEW/ Andrew A. Malitzis aka OLD BETHPAGE aka Andrew S. Malitzis. 7-7-2021-1T-#225652-PLV/ OB LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of ROSLYN AKMB, LLC, a limited liability company. Arts. of Organization filed with the SecLEGAL NOTICE retary of State of New York Stella Creations L.L.C. Filed (SSNY) on 04/23/2021. Of- with SSNY on 04/27/2021 fice location: Nassau County. O f f i c e : N a s s a u C o u n t y . SSNY has been designated SSNY designated as agent for for service of process. SSNY process and shall mail copy of shall mail copy of any process any process to: 10 Pheasant served against the LLC to Run, North Hills, Roslyn, NY 1098 Old Country Road, Pla- 11576 Purpose: Any lawful inview, NY 11803 Purpose: purpose any lawful purpose. 7-14-7; 6-30-23-16-9-20217-28-21-14-7; 6-30-23-20216T-#225102-ROS 6T-#225332-PLV/OB LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of LimLEGAL NOTICE ited Liability Company Notice of Formation of Ma- (“LLC”). Name: ENY Portter, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed folio GP LLC. Articles of with SSNY on 6/9/2021. Of- Organization filed with the fice Location: Nassau Coun- Secretary of State of the State ty. SSNY designated as agent of New York (“SSNY”) on of the LLC upon whom pro- April 20, 2021. N.Y. office cess against it may be served. location: Nassau County. The SSNY shall mail process to SSNY has been designat-

ed as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to ENY Portfolio GP LLC, 1044 Northern Blvd, 2nd Floor, Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 7-21-14-7; 6-30-23-16-20216T-#225148-ROS LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Name: ENY Portfolio Investors LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on April 20, 2021. N.Y. office location: Nassau County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to ENY Portfolio Investors LLC, 1044 Northern Boulevard, 2nd F, Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 7-21-14-7; 6-30-23-16-20216T-#225149-ROS LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Name: ENY Portfolio Partners LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on April 20, 2021. N.Y. office location: Nassau County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to ENY Portfolio Partners LLC, 1044 Northern Blvd, 2nd Floor, Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 7-21-14-7; 6-30-23-16-20216T-#225150-ROS

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FLOWER HILL – BOARD OF TRUSTEES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Incorporated Village of Flower Hill will hold a public hearing and regular meeting on Monday, July 12, 2021 at One Bonnie Heights Road, Manhasset, New York at the Village Hall at 7:30 pm to consider the following: 1.Proposed Local Law C-2021 – Amend definition of home office 2.Proposed Local Law D-2021 – Amend definition of corner property 3.Proposed Local Law E – 2021 – Opt-out of retail cannabis sales in Village This meeting is open to the public. Persons who may suffer from a disability which would prevent them from participating in said hearing should notify Ronnie Shatzkamer, Village Clerk, at (516) 627-5000 in sufficient time to permit such arrangements to be made to enable such persons to participate in LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that said hearing. an Order granted by the Su- By Order of the preme Court, Nassau County Board of Trustees on 6/14/2021, bearing Index Ronnie Shatzkamer, Number 606646/2021, a copy Village Administrator of which may be examined Flower Hill, New York at the Office of the Clerk, lo- Dated: July 7, 2021 7-7-2021-1T-#225653-ROS cated at 240 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY, 11501, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) SYOSSET/ JU HYUN (Last) KIM JERICHO My present name is (First) JU HYUN (Last) KIM PARK My present address is 303 LEGAL NOTICE Baltustrol Circle, Roslyn, NY Notice of formation of MI11576 My place of Birth is Seoul, CHELE BRICKNER LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy South Korea. My date of birth is March 22, of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/27/21. Office location: Nas1969. 7-7-2021-1T-#225607-ROS sau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail LEGAL NOTICE copy of process against LLC PUBLIC HEARING to: 90 State Street, STE 700 VILLAGE OF LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Partnership. Name: ENY Portfolio Limited Partnership (“LP”). Certificate of Limited Partnership filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on April 23, 2021. N.Y. office location: Nassau County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LP upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to ENY Portfolio Limited Partnership, 1044 Northern Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Roslyn, NY 11576. The latest date upon which the LP shall dissolve is December 31, 2091 unless sooner dissolved by mutual consent of the partners or by operation of the law. Name/ address of each general partner available from SSNY. Purpose: any lawful activity. 7-21-14-7; 6-30-23-16-20216T-#225151-ROS

Office 40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful act. 7-7; 6-30-23-16-9-2-20216T-#224895-SYO/JER LEGAL NOTICE Formation of SAW 160 Terminal Drive, LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/2021. Office loc.: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail process to Scott Wolkowitz, 9 Warwick Court, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 7-7; 6-30-23-16-9-2-20216T-#224943-SYO/JER LEGAL NOTICE Formation of ByLibbie, LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/20/2021. Office loc.: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail process to Libbie Wolkowitz, 9 Warwick Court, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 7-28-21-14-7; 6-30-23-20216T-#225307-SYO/JER LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Oak & Hill Apparel LLC, a domestic LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/24/2020 with N.Y.S. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: 500 S. Marginal Road Jericho New York, NY 11753. Purpose: Any lawful purpose 8-11-4;7-28-21-14-7-20216T-#225626-SYO/JER

WESTBURY LEGAL NOTICE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF WESTBURY NOTICE OF TAX SALE BY VILLAGE FOR UNPAID 2020 VILLAGE TAXES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the real property listed below will be sold at Public Auction the 28th day of July, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. and the succeeding days until all of said real property has been offered, at the Village Hall, 235 Lincoln Place in the Village of Westbury, to discharge the tax, interest, and other charges which may be due thereon at the time of sale. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, where no bid is made, the premises shall be deemed to have been sold and purchased by the Village of Westbury. NOTE: Payments made between the dates July 1, 2021 and July 28, 2021, MUST BE BY CERTIFIED CHECK OR CASH. Payments will not be accepted later than 12:00 Noon on date of sale. ROBERT JULIANO VILLAGE CLERK TREASURER PARCEL_ID LOCATION BILL_BALANCE 10-M-101 501 LIVINGSTON ST 1431.32 10-T-144 277 GRAND BLV 1253.9 10-V-228 131 SULLIVANS LN 1362.17 10-V-773 127 SULLIVANS LN 473.72 10-68-343 590 JEFFERSON ST 1496.82 10-69-300 581 JEFFERSON ST 1059.96 10-98-72 169 BUTLER ST 1433.42 10-98-476-305 242 MAPLE AVE 1290.59 10-100-518-113 135 POST AVE APT.1M 715.84 10-100-518-217 135 POST AVE APT.2Q 715.84 10-142-69 435 OLD COUNTRY RD 8245.7 10-169-392 200 ASBURY AVE 1567.34 10-170-453 279 CASTLE AVE 33.12 10-184-5 240 LEWIS AVE 940.71 10-189-791 211 WINTHROP AVE 1221.14 10-191-6-206 175 MAPLE AVE 1019.34 10-191-674 SO. GRAND ST 197.97 10-196-628 209 POST AVE 2190.94

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NASSAU. CARMICHAEL JY L.P., Pltf v. HARMONY HOLDING GROUP LLC, et al., Defts. Index No. 603526/2017. Pursuant to judgment of foreclo-

RUTLAND ST 155.26 535 RUTLAND ST 613.37 CROSS ST 584.01 343 SYLVAN LA 1188.89 309 PLAINFIELD ST 1438.66 83 RENISON DR 1965.96 895 BRUSH HOLLOW RD 1405.38 431 UPLAND ST 902.44 616 ROCKLAND ST 1135.58 UNION AVE 197.97 11 PARKWOOD RD 1072.79 WATERBURY LN 2985.76 15 FRANCES DR 1625.34 734 FRANKLIN ST 985 618 POWELLS LA 1416.9 831 PEPPERIDGE RD 1311.03 DUNCAN DR 31.55 63 WESTBURY LA 1170.55 857 DUNCAN DR 1243.67 875 PEPPERIDGE RD 1245.77 48 WATERBURY LA 1201.74 7-21-14-7-2021-3T-#225620/621- WBY sure and sale dated January 15, 2019 and recorded on February 6, 2019 and order dated April 20, 2021, I will sell at public auction on the North Side steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501, on July 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m., prem.

k/a, 950 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, New York 11590 (Section 11, Block 372, Lot 16). Approx. amt of judgment is $485,707.31, plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale.

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continued from page 33 Edward Novick, Mayor Brian Ridgway, Village Clerk Michael Montesano, ESQ., 7-7-2021-1T-#225623-WBY Referee. Jacobowitz Newman Tversky LLP, Attys. for Plaintiff, 377 Pearsall Ave., LEGAL NOTICE Ste C, Cedarhurst, NY. Notice is hereby given that an 7-7; 6-30-23-16-2021- order granted by the Supreme 4T-#225214-WBY Court, Nassau County, on the 8th day of June, 2021, bearing LEGAL NOTICE Index Number 321-21, a copy INCORPORATED of which may be examined at VILLAGE OF the office of the clerk, locatOLD WESTBURY ed at 240 Old Country Road, BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mineola, New York grants me MEETING AND PUBLIC the right to assume the name HEARING ON A LOCAL of Ava Elisse Sejour. The city LAW AMENDING and state of my present adCHAPTER 5 OF THE dress are Westbury, NY the VILLAGE CODE month and year of my birth PLEASE TAKE NOTICE are October, 2012; the place THAT on July 19, 2021, at of my birth is Brandon, Flor7:00 PM, at Village Hall, lo- ida; my present name is Ava cated at 1 Store Hill Road, Elisse Ocasio. Old Westbury, New York, the 7-7-2021-1T-#225617-WBY Board of Trustees will hold its July Public Meeting, as well LEGAL NOTICE as a public hearing to consider PUBLIC NOTICE a Local Law amending Chap- VILLAGE OF WESTBURY ter 5, “Appearance Tickets”, NOTI CE I S HEREBY of the Code of the Village of GIVEN that a Public Hearing Old Westbury, relating to the will be held by the Board of regulation of the service of Appeals, of the Inc. Village appearance tickets in the Vil- of Westbury, for hearing of lage. appeals from orders of the Copies of the proposed local Senior Building Inspector for law is on file at Village Hall matters as may be heard on and posted on the Village’s Monday, July 19, 2021, at website. 7:30P.M., at the Village Hall, Dated: July 7, 2021 235 Lincoln Place, Westbury, BY THE BOARD New York. OF TRUSTEES Application No. 2021-07INCORPORATED 0l of Kevin Be1tolini seeks VILLAGE OF OLD to a one-story rear addition WESTBURY at the property known as 124

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Butler St., Westbmy, N.Y. 11590, which is in violation of Chapter 248, Article IV, Chapter 248-8; The building shall not exceed 20% of the lot area (Allowed 20%: Proposed:24%), Chapter 248, Article IV, Section 248-11: Side Yards; In the case of a singlefamily dwelling, there shall be two side yards, one on each side of the main building, the aggregate widths of which shall be at least 30 feet. Neither side yard shall be less than 12 feet wide; provided, however, that in the case of a lot held in single and separate ownership at the effective date of this chapter and of a width of less than 75 feet and/or a depth of less than 100 feet, six inches may be deducted from the required aggregate width of the side yards for each foot in width that such lot shall lack of the said 75 feet, but no side yard shall be less than eight feet wide for all lots with frontage of 50 feet or more or less than five feet wide for lots with frontage of less than 50 feet, and/or six inches may be deducted from the required depth of the rear yard for each foot in depth that such lot shall lack of the said l 00 feet, but the depth of such rear yard shall in no case be reduced thereby to less than 15 feet. (Required: 12ft/22.5’ Aggregate, Proposed: 7.6’/20.1’ Aggregate) and Chapter 248, Article IV Section 248-

LEGAL NOTICES 17- Corner lot yards. In the case of a corner lot in a Residence A District, a building shall be required to comply with the front yard setback restrictions applicable to that district only on the narrower or narrowest of two or more street fronts. The depth of any other front yard from the other street lines shall be 25% of the width or length of the lot but need not be more than 25 feet. In the case of a corner lot with two or more sides equal in length on street fronts, a building shall be required to comply with the front yard restrictions applicable to that district only with regard to the front yard where the front door, as defined in § 248-2 is located, and the depth of any other front yard from the adjoining street shall be 25% of the width or length of the lot, but need not be more than 25 feet. Nothing contained in this section shall affect or change the definition of “front yard,” “rear yard” or “side yard” as contained in§ 248-2, Definitions and word usage, nor shall this affect the application of setback requirements except as expressly provided in this section. The subject prope1ty is identified on the Nassau County Tax Map as Section: 10, Block: 96, Lot(s): 399 Zone: Residence A. It is situated on the southerly side of Butler St., and easterly side of Manor Ave. The continuation of Appli-

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cation No. 2021-06-02 of David Moonasar seeks to erect an accessory structure on the southeast side of the residence known as 14 Melrick Ct., Westbury, NY 11590, which is in violation of Chapter 248, Article IV, Section 24811: Side Yards; In the case of a single-family dwelling, there shall be two side yards, one on each side of the main building, the aggregate widths of which shall be at least 30 feet. Neither side yard shall be less than 12 feet wide; provided, however, that in the case of a lot held in single and separate ownership at the effective date of this chapter and of a width of less than 75 feet and/or a depth of less than l 00 feet, six inches may be deducted from the required aggregate width of the side yards for each foot in width

that such lot shall lack of the said 75 feet, but no side yard shall be less than eight feet wide for all lots with frontage of 50 feet or more or less than five feet wide for lots with frontage ofless than 50 feet, and/or six inches may be deducted from the required depth of the rear yard for each foot in depth that such lot shall lack of the said 100 feet, but the depth of such rear yard shall in no case be reduced thereby to less than 15 feet. (Required: min 12’, Proposed: 3’) The subject property is identified on the Nassau County Tax Map as Section l 0, Block M. Lot(s) 192. It is situated on southerly side ofMelrick Ct. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF APPEALS VILLAGE OF WESTBURY 7-7-2021-1T-#225647-WBY

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GEMINI (May 21-June 21). While silence includes the absence of sound, golden silence makes even more space, spreading out a soft place for all to land. You’ll choose your words carefully, and your nonverbal responses even more so. You’ll often walk in nonjudgment and the welcoming emotional tone of gentle acceptance. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Awareness and action go together. This is why our minds often protect us from information, storing it in the subconscious until we’re ready for it. Realizations can be painful rites of passage. They indicate we’re finally strong enough to do something about the circumstance. Here comes your aha moment.

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he South High School Badminton program capped off successful seasons with Conference and County championship titles, including Nassau County singles and doubles champions on the boys team and a County team championship for the girls. The Boys Badminton team completed the fall season (played from March–April 2021) as Undefeated Conference I Champions. The Rebels were runners-up in the County championship team tournament, but Great Neck athletes brought home championship titles from the singles and doubles tournament. Ryan Wu is the Nassau County Singles Champion and Yang Wang and Aidan Din are the Nassau County Doubles Champions. The Girls Badminton team finished the spring season (May–June) with a regular season record of 9-1. The Lady Rebels earned the title of Nassau County Badminton Team Champions by defeating Jericho by a score of 5-2 at the team tournament in June. Great Neck’s team victory was supported by singles match wins by Kayla Wu, Emily Xia and Bernice Wang and doubles match wins by Grace Fong and Nicole Yim, and Myra Saeed and Preeti Shaji. The coach for both the boys and girls badminton teams is Allison Gottfried, guidance counselor at South High. Gottfried was honored as Nassau County Coach of the Year. —Submitted by Great Neck Public Schools

Members of the Boys Badminton team and Coach Gottfried are photographed at the Nassau County individual tournament with their All-County, County Championship and Coach of the Year honors.

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