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Flagging Jaws Shark sightings on the rise (See page 3)

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County Executive Laura Curran talks shark sightings as the new warning flag flutters in the background. It warns beachgoers that a shark has been sighted. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)


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‘Jaw Dropping’ Rise In Shark Sightings

County introduces flagging system to warn swimmers BY FRANK RIZZO

once in a while. It’s their environment. It’s an ocean that’s full of life. And t must be shark week somewhere. anything is possible. What they’re The amount of shark sightings doing here today with the warning flag and numerous beach closings on system is fabulous. It’s great and safety Long Island’s seashores made the is always first.” news as the summer unfolded. Curran added that there have also The most buzz was created by a been more aggressive species that report of a lifeguard at Jones Beach have been identified, such as blacktip being bit by a shark on July 26. He sharks and tiger sharks. She reminded reported that he saw a fin and was left reporters that a bull shark, a very with an inch-long gash on his calf. aggressive species, was reeled in by a On Aug. 16, Nassau County fisherman last summer at Nickerson Executive Laura Curran held Beach. her second shark-themed press She was referring to TJ Minutillo of conference at Nickerson Beach. A Manhasset, who snagged an 8-foot press release in advance gave the specimen estimated to be between underlying cause: “According to 375 and 400 pounds. He released his National Geographic, the recovery catch after taking a few photos. He esof shark prey species is leading to timated that he has caught 300 sharks an increase in shark bites around since he began big-game fishing. the world, rising from 157 incidents “Most of the time they’re harmless,” between 1970 and 1979 to almost Minutillo said of the uptick in sharks Manhasset resident TJ Minutillo caught and released this very rare bull 800 between 2010 and 2019.” in the area. “But freak things happen shark while fishing from the shore of Nickerson Beach last summer. (Photo courtesy TJ Minutillo) Curran was joined by Tom sometimes.” Paladino, captain of the American Curran said that police Marine Princess sightseeing boat, based in Bureau and Aviation Bureau patrols any shiny objects or jewelry that Warning Flags Brooklyn. have been enhanced. could look like scales glinting in the At the press conference, Curran “Tom can personally attest to “It’s good news in a way,” she sunlight. And also avoid swimming introduced a shark warning system for at dawn and at dusk, which are prime affirmed. “Species are making a rethe increasing sightings, not just of various shark species, but all marine county-owned Nickerson Beach. surgence and we just want to remind feeding times for sharks.” “After a shark is spotted anywhere life around New York,” Curran said. everyone, when you go in the water, Paladino said he’s in the water along Nassau’s coast, a flag will be “There is some good news in this. you are entering their homes. So you 200, 250 days a year, and noted that hoisted and will remain for at least 24 Because the waters are cleaner, have to be respectful of them and be the waters off Long Island are prime hours in order to alert swimmers that we are seeing the resurgence of so cautious and as careful as possible.” whale watching areas. they should be extra vigilant,” Curran many species coming back. That’s She concluded, “Our goal, as always “We’ve definitely seen an increase the good news. However, there have said. “The flag will be posiin local government, is to keep our in sharks and the reason is tioned near the entrance been 26 confirmed shark sightings there is an increase in ev- residents safe.” of the beach, along with so far this year here in Nassau Jaws remains the foundational ficerything—more whales, any other pertinent County. That is six more than we tion of human encounters with sharks. more sharks, more Our goal is not to scare birds. The waters locations that our had for the entire summer last year. And great whites lie at the roots of our parks department people, but we do have are getting cleaner, And this summer obviously is not fears. And yet, there are relatively few deems necessary. over yet.” documented attacks by those apex an obligation to warn our they’re getting She added, “We just this morning We’re not the first to residents and our visitors warmer. And there’s predators against humans. do this. This system had two shark sightings in Jones Paladino has spent decades and an influx of bait for how to avoid danger. is [being used] in Beach. These have all been concountless hours on the waters, and he all these species to —County Executive Massachusetts and firmed sightings where sharks were follow,” he added. “The told Anton Media Group that he’s seen Laura Curran spotted close to swimmers or swim- Maine as well. Many sharks are on the increase only two great whites, about 30 to 40 beachgoers and lifeguards up ming areas while lifeguards have miles off shore. and it’s all because of that in Maine have been reporting upticks been on duty—and that’s during “People should be aware, but they ecosystem because the waters are in shark sightings, especially compared getting better.” the day. So while it’s true that shark should enjoy themselves,” Paladino attacks are still very rare, we cannot to a few years ago.” said of beachgoers, and with a nod Paladino noted that most of the ignore the fact that over the past two She added, “Our goal is not to scare sharks he’s seen in the last month are at the warning flag he added, “And years we’ve been seeing more sharks people, but we do have an obligation something like this is only a plus.” on the small side, 2- to 3-feet sharks. coming closer to shore.” to warn our residents and our visitors Curran mentioned sightings of sand Curran also mentioned the area’s how to avoid danger. So these include sharks or thresher sharks, which are To comment on this story, growing seal population, especially steps like staying close to the shore, not known to attack humans. email frizzo@antonmedia gray seals that are sharks’ natural prey. swimming in groups, removing Sharks, Paladino said, “do come in group.com







Levittown Library’s Steward Of Knowledge BY DAVE GIL DE RUBIO



merican essayist and former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress Rita Dove once said, “The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world.” It is a sentiment Trina Reed has taken to heart ever since she applied for a library card at the Philadelphia Free Library at the tender age of four once she learned how to sign her name. As someone who has tirelessly assisted and educated whatever communities she’s served, the current Levittown Public Library Director was recently recognized for her efforts by the Nassau County and Suffolk County Library Associations, which tapped Reed as the 2020 recipient of the LDA Award for Excellence in Library Achievement. This annual award is given in recognition of long lasting achievement in the library field, with an emphasis on leaders who inspire and implement forward-thinking, innovative advancements. Normally presented at the Long Island Library Conference as part of a large event featuring a guest speaker, the most recent ceremony was held over Zoom. It was nonetheless a very humbling experience for Reed. “I’m excited to have received the award,” she said. “There have been so many wonderful things the staff and I have been able to do together. I say it that way because no person can do this alone and I could not do this without their support.” Reed’s current career path began after spending time as a military brat living all over the United States before her family settled on Long Island. She got her first library-related job as a page at the Hempstead Public Library. Throughout high school, Reed’s interest in fashion led to her receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science in 1991, all while working a library side hustle. Eventually, the lure of being a steward of knowledge won out. “While I was in college, I did summer internships in the field and worked after class in various retail establishments,” she recalled. “But I continued working at the library the whole time. I went from being a page to a clerk and doing data entry as libraries were moving into the online phase. I realized that my heart was really with the library and I did not

Levittown Public Library Director Trina Reed (Photo courtesy of the Levittown Public Library)

enjoy working in the fashion world as the U.S. This experience was followed much as I thought I would. I decided by directorships in Rockville Centre’s to go for my MLS (Master of Library Lakeview Public Library, Elmont Science) and started the program in Memorial and Uniondale before 1991, eventually graduating landing in her current Levittown with my MLS from position in 2014. Just as she Queens College in was arriving in her new 1993. I knew when job, the library was I decided to beundergoing construcWe’re always staying come a librarian tion of its Innovation in the forefront of what that I wanted to Station, a become a library library service we can MakerSpace project director because which had already offer next and looking as a librarian, we been designed and at the needs of our get to help one planned. To date, community. person at a time it’s one of Reed’s —Levittown Public Library throughout the day. proudest accomplishDirector Trina Reed But as a director, I ments—one she fully felt I could have a bigger credits the skill of her staff for impact throughout the commuits successful launch in August 2014. nity by bringing in new programs and “That was very much a team services.” effort where we actually created an Reed began her career with three Innovation Station team, where every years living and working in Misawa, department could have a say in what technology went into the room, the Japan when her Air Force husband was stationed there upon her return to type of programs they would offer and

where everyone got a chance to learn the basics of how to use the different equipment,” she said. The Innovation Station’s broad functionality enables patrons to access new technology, including but not limited to computers, software, digital and electronic formats, media, 3D printers, cooking and sewing equipment that’s meant to appeal to a broad swath of users. Pre-pandemic, it was able to accommodate 25 users. With current COVID-19 restrictions, that number has been reduced to 10. It’s a resource whose versatility Reed is understandably proud of. “With the Innovation Station, we’ve done everything from holding field trips for our local elementary schools and having the special needs population come in and do crafts to having Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts use the kitchen part of the facility and learn kitchen safety,” she said. “It’s definitely a multi-purpose room where we get to do a lot.” Always striving to improve the experience users have at this crucial community space, Reed has also successfully undertaken numerous building improvements, including a quiet study, an eatery, window replacements, a redesign of the Children’s Room, bathroom remodeling for increased accessibility and the current interior/exterior construction project that is slated for a tentative grand opening in January 2022 depending on whatever pandemic restrictions might be in place at the time. Getting through the coronavirus has been and continues to be priority number one for Reed in her current position. “Going forward from here, we are focusing on navigating through this COVID-19 crisis by taking from the lessons that we learned,” she said. “For instance, how can we continue to properly serve the people that received digital cards that may not have ever stepped foot in the building? We’re always staying in the forefront of what library service we can offer next and looking at the needs of our community.” The Levittown Public Library is located at 1 Bluegrass Lane. Visit www.levittownpl.org to learn more about the library.

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Bringing People Together Through Film BY JOSEPH VERNICE

is not his wife, so he goes to all the other religions to ask for advice.” Beecher says udi Beecher is an award-winthat she usually “never sees a movie ning actress, singer-songwriter more than once” but she has seen Tango and filmmaker who grew up in Shalom fifteen times and that she never Great Neck. Beecher has always been gets tired of it. interested in performing; as a young girl Beecher, who was raised Reform she would put on plays for her whole Jewish says that one of her favorite parts family in which she would be the star. of filming Tango Shalom happened She studied business and international when she was preparing for her role as relations at Cornell, and participated Raquel, the Rabbi’s wife. She spent time in an internship in Paris, where she in Williamsburg and Crown Heights, became “completely obsessed” with Brooklyn talking with women about the city. their religious beliefs and traditions to Despite becoming successful in help her get into character. “It was so inthe worlds of fashion and singing, in teresting and fulfilling learning about the Europe, Beecher found herself being differences in traditions, customs and Judi Beecher with Stephen Mao and Barry Alexander Brown at Cannes (Contributed photo) pulled toward a career in acting. Now, beliefs and how beautiful the Hassidic/ she has almost forty acting credits to Orthodox religion really is.” her name. In addition to her acting mother, a refugee from Nazi Germany organizations around the world.” Beecher said, “Film is such a powerful credits, she also has also directed, who escaped across the French-Swiss Beecher acted in the film and was medium; it educates and makes people written and produced on several border alone at six-years old. the executive producer. According reflect on their choices as well as enterprojects. Beecher says she never Recently, Beecher worked on a to Beecher, the movie, in which she tains them.” She encourages everyone to considered filmmaking as a career film called Tango Shalom, which won plays the wife of an Orthodox Hassidic see the film in theaters. path, but says that it “came about out the Best World Peace & Tolerance Rabbi with a large family, is a heartThe film is coming to theaters in New of necessity.” When the director for a Award for a Narrative Feature Film warming family comedy. In the movie, York and Los Angeles on Labor Day short film she had been working on at at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. “God comes to him in a dream to tell weekend on a limited release. For more the time dropped out, she was forced Beecher explained that the award [Moshe Yehuda, the Rabbi] he has to information about which theaters it’ll be to direct it herself and ended up was so meaningful because “the film dance the Tango in a televised dance playing, visit www.tangoshalommovie. enjoying it. Currently, she is directing brings people and religions together. competition to resolve his financial com. a documentary called “Run Ronya: It has the endorsement of the Vatican, problems. The only problem is, in his —Joseph Vernice is a contributing The Kindness of Strangers” about her and many religious leaders and religion, he can’t touch a woman that writer for Anton Media Group



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Parents Debate Mask Policy Ahead Of Glen Cove School’s First Day BY JENNIFER CORR



ith the first day of school for Glen Cove City School District students quickly approaching on Sept. 2, some parents are nervous about having their child wear a mask during class after doing so all of last school year. Superintendent Dr. Maria L. Rianna during the summer sent out a letter to the community stating that the district will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and will require all students and staff to wear their masks while indoors. The letter also stated that there will not be a remote option for students this year. “As the new governor takes over, we are expecting by way of conversations that she’s had already that she will provide guidance and/ or mandates in regards to school openings,” Rianna said during the Aug. 18 Board of Education meeting. “We await that information and will make adjustments as necessary.” But during the public discussion, just like during the discourse around students wearing masks all across Long Island, some parents expressed their disagreement with the mask wearing policy. Daniel Rios took to the

podium to reference articles he saw that challenged the effectiveness of masks. “Some of you do not see, even though your children may adapt well, the difficulty and the problems of wearing masks, especially for fifth grade and under,” Rios said. “That age is when they’re most affected. I do not think you’re doing your work honestly if you think masks work. I think it’s upsetting to me. I think it’s upsetting to a lot of the public that you do not see this.” Lauren Bannon of Glen Cove expressed discomfort of having her incoming kindergartner having to learn behind partitions around his desk while wearing a mask. “Our family has so much

anxiety and stress about him entering kindergarten, just for him entering kindergarten, and then everything coming with it,” Bannon said. “We are so concerned about his little body sitting at a desk with barricades and a mask and not gathering information... I can’t even drop my kid off into the school because of everything going on.” She then asked the Board of Education if they could leave the mask wearing up to the parents. “We consider the health and safety of all of our students and all of our staff,” Rianna said in response. “Bringing your child to kindergarten on a normal year is anxiety ridden for a lot of parents, but I do want to

All About Masks Face masks, combined with other preventative measures, such as getting vaccinated, frequent hand-washing and physical distancing, can help slow the spread of the virus. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends fabric masks for the general public. The CDC says that N95 masks should be reserved for health care providers.

How do different types of masks work? Medical masks: Also called surgical masks, these are loose fitting disposable masks. They’re meant to protect the wearer from contact with droplets and sprays that may contain germs. A medical mask also filters out large particles in the air when the wearer breathes in. To make a medical mask more form-fitting, knot the ear loops where they attach to the mask. Then fold and tuck the unneeded material under the edges.

Cloth masks: A cloth mask is intended to trap respiratory droplets that are released when the wearer talks, coughs or sneezes. It also acts as a barrier to protect the wearer from inhaling droplets released by others. The most effective cloth masks are made of multiple layers of tightly woven fabric like cotton. A mask with layers will stop more droplets from getting through your mask or escaping from it.

assure you that our staff, our principals welcomed children under COVID conditions in a very positive manner. We had mask breaks throughout the day. We have guaranteed that there are assistants in the class. We have planned as many outdoor instructional activities as possible. We’ll continue to consider all information before the start of school.” Trustee Angela Raimo added that she has a child that was in elementary school and one entering kindergarten as well, and that she was shocked last year at how easily the children adapted to the COVID-19 regulations. “I thought the masks and the barricades would be nerve wracking, but they did so well and they spent so much time outside,” Raimo said. “They loved it. They loved having lunch and snack outside and

experiencing the garden. They did a great job and I think the kids will do very well, just like they did last year.” Board president Lia Leone also assured Bannon that the faculty at Glen Cove’s elementary school are “fantastic.” “I’m telling you within a week you’ll find out that you have zero to worry about,” Leone said. “I’ve been a teacher myself for 23 years, so I’m living this as a parent, a teacher and as a board member and I get your frustrations. It’s so unfortunate that we have to be doing this, but I do think that the kids are really in good hands and are well taken care of.”

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Plainview Residents Hold Fundraiser For ALS

he Wurtzel family is inviting the community to join them in their walk to defeat ALS. The fundraiser and walk is in memory of Elan Wurtzel’s mother-inlaw and Gail Wurtzel’s loving mother Miriam Hanania. This year’s Walk event will be held on Sept. 25. Due to the pandemic, however, the Wurtzel team will be participating in the ALS Walk from Home--an online fundraising event. “I want to continue to honor

Miriam and help raise money to make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS,” Wurtzel said. “Despite her difficult battle with three major cancers and then ALS, my wife’s heroic mother, Miriam, never stopped fighting to survive for her family, whom she loved so much. However, in May 2012, Miriam lost her battle with ALS, but not before leaving her family and friends with wonderful and touching moments and memories.”

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. Nerve cells break down, which reduces functionality in the muscles they supply. “I formed my team to honor my mother’s memory,” Gail Wurtzel said. “She was a beautiful woman and despite how ALS weakened her, her spirit and will to live remained strong to the end. Everywhere you turned during the walk, you saw, heard and

felt that same spirit in family members, supporters and sufferers of ALS. It was a very uplifting day” The Wurtzel family is hoping the community will support them through donations to the ALS Association as they march with team. Memories of Miriam, to battle ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease. To support the fundraiser, search online “The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter by Elan Wurtzel.” —Submitted by Elan Wurtzel

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The Story Of Swedetown


n Aug. 11 there was a dedication and reveal of another historical marker in Bethpage for Swedetown. This is a tribute to Central Park Historical Society’s Executive Board Member, Bob Albertson and the story of Swedetown. Albertson was proud of the town where he was born, grew up, and when he married this was where he wanted to settle and raise his family. He was born in Central Park, but by the end of his first year, 1936, the town had a name change. The people had been looking for a more suitable name for the hamlet, and it was now decided Bethpage, the original biblical name of the area and the newly named state park was a good fit. Albertson was full of pride when he acknowledged his grandparents - Robert and Alma (Salo) Knapp - as they purchased a home in Swedetown in 1915 as a summer home which later became their permanent residence. Here they raised their family Impi Ilma (Peggy), Annalisa (Betty), John and Helen and provided a home and loving family for Eino and William. Today, the fifth generation of the Knapp family still lives in Bethpage. Those who settled the area of north LAURA CURRAN

Pictured is the marker that was dedicated for Swedetown on the corner of Flamingo Lane and Caffrey Avenue.

John Albertson, son of Bob Albertson, and Lenard Mulqueen, president of the Central Park Historical Society, surrounded by family, friends, historical members counting down the big reveal. (Photos courtesy Central Park Historical Society)

Central Park, in the early 1900’s, were mainly from the Scandinavian area of northern Europe. The people of the Nordic countries shared strong cultural and historical traits and they bonded. The area where the Scandinavians settled was now referred to as Swedetown. The area recognized today would be north of Cherry Avenue, east of Stewart Avenue, west of Plainview Road (and today the 135 Expressway) and south of Plainview. A Scandinavian-American Club of North Central Park was organized in 1919, as a social group, and it was

disbanded in November and reorganized as the Central Park North Civic Association. Here they celebrated with a Scandinavian-American Midsummer Dance. The celebration lasted for three days and people from neighboring towns joined in the festivities. The Midsummer Dance was an annual event. The Central Park North Civic Association was responsible for improved roads, street lighting, improved water service, postal delivery and establishing the Annual Children’s Christmas Party with the Scandinavian

Santa presenting each child with a gift. The Central Park North Civic Association minutes came to a standstill in 1959 and the clubhouse, located on Stewart Avenue, is now the sanctuary of Saint Isidoro’s Greek Orthodox Church. Over the years the area continues to flourish. No more open fields for children to play in, gather berries and wildflowers for the picking. Well planned homes have sprung up, parks for children to play in, neighborhood schools, and streets named for war heroes. —Submitted by The Central Park North Civic Association






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• It is generally not possible to buy a policy and benefit from it immediately when a storm is on its way, due to a standard waiting period between acquiring protection and the start of any coverage period. • Flood insurance rates do not vary between insurers on standard flood policies. • The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) allows people to buy up to $250,000 for home protection and $100,000 for property or contents. • Consumers can choose their deductible amount. Comprehensive information is available at www.insurance.com/home-and-renters-insurance/natural-disasters/ flood-insurance.html —Submitted by Insurance.com

Homes shown here represent closed sales, sold by a variety of agencies and are selected for their interest to readers by the Anton Media Group editor. Except where noted, data and photos are provided courtesy of Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc. and Zillow.







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Hicksville Water District And Town Of Oyster Bay Reach Plant Sweeping Agreement


he Hicksville Water District (HWD) and the Town of Oyster Bay recently entered into an intermunicipal agreement for the town to provide two annual street sweeping services at each of the district’s water supply and treatment facilities. In exchange, the district will provide annual testing for 12 Town-owned backflow devices within the district’s service area. “The Hicksville Water District and the Town of Oyster Bay have an extensive history of working together for the betterment of our residents and this intermunicipal agreement is no different,” HWD Chairman Karl Schweitzer said. “From the perspective of the district,

Municipalities working together to keep Hicksville’s water infrastructure clean this is a smart, reciprocal agreement that will greatly improve our ability to better maintain the grounds of our water production and treatment facilities while also ensuring a dozen of the town’s backflow prevention devices are operating correctly for the continued health and safety of our residents.” Maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the district’s facilities goes a long way in supporting their mission to provide residents with high-quality water service. Having the grounds around the facilities routinely cleaned ensures that they are not only more aesthetically

pleasing for the surrounding residents, but also that the removal of trash, plants and other potentially disruptive materials that make its way

onto these sites is removed. The backflow tests that the District will be providing in return plays a crucial role in protecting the community’s drinking water from potentially harmful substances like lawn fertilizers. “The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to partner with the Hicksville Water District on this shared services initiative that will increase overall efficiency, eliminate duplication, streamline operations and result in real cost savings for our residents,” Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. “I am proud that the town will be partnering with the

Hicksville Water District under this intermunicipal agreement that will provide annual backflow testing of 12 Town-owned backflow devices within the District’s service area,” Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Tom Hand said. “Maintaining our backflow devices is hugely important as any potential problem could affect the cleanliness of our water, and negatively impact the overall health and safety of our community. My thanks again to our friends at the Hicksville Water District for partnering on this shared services initiative that will keep our community safe.” —Submitted by the Hicksville Water District

MS-13 Member Sentenced To 20 Years To Life In Prison For 2017 Murder

Antonio Cullal used machete to kill victim at Massapequa Park Preserve The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office recently announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for his role in the 2017 murder of Julio Cesar EspantzayGonzales in the Massapequa Park Preserve. Twenty-six-year-old Antonio Cullal, a.k.a Duke, pleaded guilty on June 15 before Judge Helene Gugerty to murder in the second degree (an A-I felony) and conspiracy in the second degree (a B felony). The defendant was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. “Antonio Cullal and other MS-13 gang members followed the orders they were given by the gang hierarchy and killed Julio Cesar Espantzay-Gonzales simply because the gang believed he was their ‘enemy,’” Acting DA Joyce Smith said. “They

lured the unassuming 19-year old to the Massapequa Park Preserve, viciously hacked him to death with a machete, and abandoned his body in the brush. I thank our law enforcement partners for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution of yet another tragic and unconscionable gang murder.” According to the investigation, 19-year old EspantzayGonzales was reported missing on January 31, 2017. On March 23, 2017, his body was found by a dogwalker in the Massapequa Park Preserve. The victim was allegedly lured to the woods on January 28, 2017 by Kevin Granados-Coreas and others with promises of sex and marijuana. Once in the preserve, Cullal, Granados-Coreas a.k.a Lonely, Raul Ponce a.k.a Shadow and Gerson Stanley

Maryland on October 4, 2017 by members of the Nassau County Police Department and the U.S. Marshals. The cases against Portillo, Granados-Coreas, Ponce and Abrego-Reyes are pending. Homicide Bureau Chief Jared Rosenblatt, Deputy Chief Katie Zizza and Senior Assistant District Attorney Christopher Casa of the Jaurez a.k.a Angel Black, allegedly hacked EspantzayGonzales to death with machetes. They later disposed of the body under tree branches, leaves and other brush. According to the indictment, Carlos Portillo a.k.a. Pikachu and Roberto AbregoReyes, a.k.a Splinter, allegedly ordered the murder of Espantzay-Gonzales because he was perceived to be an enemy of the gang. Cullal was arrested in

Vehicular Crimes Bureau prosecuted the case. The defendant is represented by William Shanahan, Esq. The charges against the other defendants are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty. —Submitted by the Nassau County District Attorney’s office

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Pusateri Declares For North Hempstead Council


hristine Pusateri’s passion to run for the Town of North Hempstead Town Board Third District stems from her strong desire to support the individual needs of the community and her love of the town. Pusateri’s community involvement begins with the schools in North Hempstead. She has supported various school districts by being an active member of the Herricks, New Hyde Park and Garden City Park Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) and Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA). Additionally, she serves as a parent member to the Committee on Special Education where she advocates for the needs of each individual student and she also served as a member of the Parent Advisory Committee for the development of the Family Center for Autism in Garden City. If elected, Pusateri aims to continue the strong record of fiscal responsibility in the town by maintaining its AAA bond rating. She also looks forward to continuing to strengthen services provided by the town, such as its Project Independence program aimed at assisting seniors and expanding the work of Supervisor Judi Bosworth helping

• Maintain the town’s AAA Bond rating • Economic recovery from the COVID pandemic, ensuring our downtowns are revitalized • Support and build programs for people with disabilities within the town to enable greater independence and self-reliance • Build a strong foundation of environmental conservation so that North Hempstead is sustainable for future generation • Increase overall transparency and communication as well as dissemination of information from the town to the community Pusateri was originally born in the Christine Pusateri Bronx and later lived in Mineola, New (Contributed Photo) Hyde Park, Garden City Park and Williston Park, where she currently adults with disabilities stay in their for the residents of my district.” communities. Pusateri states, “The Town clerk and town supervisor can- resides. She has two children, Nicholas town has a strong fiscal foundation didate Wayne Wink stated, “Pusateri’s and Natalie, Nicholas is a person and it is important to keep our AAA record of advocacy and community bond rating. That fiscal responsibility involvement is what public service is all with Autism. Pusateri has been a has allowed the town to provide great about. There is no doubt that she cares speech pathologist for over 30 years, supporting the nuanced needs of her services such as Project Independence. for our community and its residents. community and school districts across It is time for a new perspective to Her advocacy will be a valuable Nassau County at all stages of their expand more services. I look forward addition to the town council.” development. to bringing my community experience Key Issues and initiatives that —Submitted by the campaign of and leadership to the town board, Pusateri hopes to accomplish if Christine Pusateri where I can continue to be an advocate elected are as follows:


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Museum To Hold Star-Studded Benefit Art Auction


ore than 100 important works of art will be on the auction block Sept. 1-17 including a rare Salvador Dali portfolio as well as pieces by Sam Francis, Hunt Slonem, Takashi Murakami, Christo, Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Rivers, Yoshitomo Nara, Doug Argue, Ben Schonzeit, Barbara Ernst Prey, Susan Cushing, Helen Frankenthaler and many others. The art, which goes on view online Sept. 1 and can be viewed live starting Sept. 7 at the Museum’s Manes Center, is drawn from the Museum’s own collection as well as donations from some of the internationally renowned contemporary artists who have shown at the Museum during its 30-year history. Buyers can register online beginning Sept. 1 at ncma.betterworld.org/auctions/ nassau-county-museum-art-benefit. The bidding will close at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. Two factors make this a special event. It will directly benefit the ambitious plans of the Museum to continue mounting major shows on the level of the current blockbuster, Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop. The other attraction is authenticity. Collectors at all levels, including newcomers to the art market, will benefit from the assurance that the works they are acquiring have the most secure provenance possible. The art market today is red hot, but many fakes and scams abound especially online. By offering works from its own distinguished collection, as well as those donated fresh from the studios of important artists (many of whom are local), the Museum removes many of the risks of buying art. With prices for fine art rising so fast, great values on art works

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Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Blue), 2002 with impeccable provenance are almost impossible to find. The Museum is taking advantage of the upsurge in the market as well as new rules governing the deaccessioning of works of art from the permanent collection which were instituted during the pandemic in order to help cover losses, such as customary revenues from events such as galas. While the property remained open for the public seeking outdoor recreation and refreshment, and the Museum reopened in July, it has been difficult to raise funds from donations in the usual way. With the generous support of many local artists, whose contributions to the auction are 100 percent intended to benefit the Museum, the sale will be the Museum’s major fundraising event of the year. Bidding opens September 1. Viewing of the works at the Manes Center of the Museum begins Tuesday, Sept. 7 and continues daily from 1 to 4 p.m. (or private viewing by appointment). Museum experts will

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be on hand to discuss the works and offer tips to collectors on how to bid in an auction. Artists: Irving Amen, Miya Ando, Doug Argue, Seong Auh, Shain Bard, Robert Beauchamp, Barbara Bilotta, Ethel H. Blum, Joan Branca, André Auguste Charigny, Jules Chéret, Marvin Cherney, Nicolai Cikovsky, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Peter Clive, Charles Clough, Endi Collado, Joe Constantino, Raul Conti, Corning Museum of Glass, Susan Cushing, Salvador Dali, Anahi DeCanio, Adolf Dehn, Sir Jacob Epstein, Alex Ferrone, Meryl Feuer, Joe Fig, Tully Filmus, P. Fogg, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Johnny Friedlaender, Ulrich Gambke, Paul Georges, Cody Giardina, Angel Grandaty, Emilio Grau Sala, Emilio Greco, Erica Groshen, Jessica Tan Gudnason, Lena Gurr, Glen Hansen, Richard Heinrich, Joseph Hirsch, Barbara Hyman, Jean Jansem, Cao Jun, Jeff Koons, Benjamin Kopman, Rachelle Krieger, Geoffrey Kuzara, Samuel David Lev-Landau,

Jean Liberte, Roy Lichtenstein, Marc Maet, Christine Matthai, Lynn McCarty, Allan McCollum, Riko Emerich Mikeska, Puneeta Mittal, Robert Morris, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Frank Olt, David Peikon, Phetus - Victor Niosi, Barbara Ernst Prey, George Thompson Pritchard, Donald Roy Purdy, Larry Rivers, Julie Robinson, Emanuel Glicen Romano, Salvatore Romano, Jay Rosenblum, Cornelis Ruhtenberg, Jim Sabiston, Ben Schonzeit, Richard Serra, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Hunt Slonem, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Maurice Sterne, Carol Summers, Anthony (Tony) Turano, Marilyn Turtz, Georges Vasseur, Susan Vecsey, Abby Youngs Weir, Michael Wright, Andrew Wyeth and Valerie Zeman. To enjoy a full catalogue of the works available including information on the artists, and to learn more about how to get into the art market with full confidence, visit nassaumuseum.org. —Submitted by the Nassau Museum of Art

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Temple Beth El Invites Community To High Holy Day Services Temple Beth-El is welcoming you. Shalom! More accurately, they welcome you back. After a long year which saw the 2020 holidays with in person worshiping restricted, Temple Beth-El will be worshiping in-person for this year’s High Holy Days. Another casualty of 2020’s quarantine was that Temple Beth El’s 50th anniversary of their main sanctuary, built in 1970 under President Gilbert Tilles was never celebrated. The temple, founded in

1928, is Great Neck’s first synagogue. It has been an impressive institution in the area since that time and takes pride in its connection to and involvement with the community. With the holidays almost here, Temple Beth-El invites the community to share in many High Holy Days services and activities that are open to all. All attendees are required to wear a mask. Some indoor services require proof of vaccination to attend.


Saturday, Aug. 28 8 p.m. S’lichot Service

Thursday, Sept. 16 • 10 a.m. Yom Kippur Outdoor Tot Service (ages 2-6 with an adult) • 3 p.m. Yizkor Service (proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for admittance)

Tuesday, Sept. 7 • 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Tot Service (ages 2-6 with an adult) Monday, Sept. 20 • 2 p.m. Family High Holy Day Social at Steppingstone • 7 p.m. Erev Sukkot Service, followed by dessert Park • 3 p.m. Tashlich at Tuesday, Sept. 28 Steppingstone Park • 10 a.m. Simchat Torah Service with Yizkor Wednesday, Sept. 8 Temple Beth-El is located • 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah at 5 Old Mill Rd. in Great Second Day Service

Neck. Those who are interested in becoming a member and connecting or reconnecting with the Jewish community may contact Jaqui Wadsworth, Director of Congregational Engagement at 516-487-0900, ext. 108 or email her at jwadsworth@ tbegreatneck.org. For more information about all High Holy Days services and schedules, visit tbegreatneck. org. Wishing you a healthy, sweet new year. Shana Tova! —Submitted by Temple Beth-El

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Tennis Star Gives Back To The Community BY RACHEL DOBKIN



esha Kaushik is not only winning championships on the Syosset High School Varsity Tennis team, but also building up a community of underprivileged child tennis players. Tennis Empower Camp, created by Kaushik, is a camp meant to “serve children of our community who may not have the opportunity or the means to pursue tennis,” Kaushik went on, “By providing children this opportunity they are likely to feel more connected to the community, have higher self-esteem, and become healthier and happier.” Kaushik started playing tennis at the age of four and has dreams of pursuing it in college. “I have been playing on my high school’s varsity team for the past two years and truly enjoy the kinship and camaraderie of playing in a team environment and would love to do the same in college,” said Kaushik. She plays first singles on the SHS Varsity team and this year helped the team win the Nassau County Championship where Kaushik earned All County Honors.

Kaushik felt so grateful to have the opportunity to improve her tennis skills with the support of her coaches. She noticed that many kids aren’t as fortunate as her and she wanted to change that. She said, “I felt that one way I can make a difference was to pay it forward and use my talents and channel my efforts to empower underprivileged children through tennis.” Using the digital age to her advantage, Kaushik created a website and social media account to help market her newly developed camp. She then contacted family friends, coaches and tennis shops for support. This then led to donations in the form of money, used racquets and


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to recruit more campers and coaches as time goes on. I would also love to continue the camp throughout the school year.” This is difficult though, because they would need someone to kindly donate the use of indoor courts and indoor court time. other tennis equipment. This camp doesn’t just give back to Kaushik also recruited one of the children but to the community as a her high school teammates, Zia whole. “Many of my peers and their parMukherjee, to become a coach and ents have reached out to me and have they were soon in business with many shared the impact Tennis Empower parents reaching out to fill the camp Camp has had on their thinking. Many with kids. of my friends have started thinking The camp gained some publicity and about different ways they can give back was recognized by the USTA Eastern to the community. A small step can Long Island region. They donated leave a big footprint!” said Kaushik. cases of tennis balls, tennis sling bags, The positive feedback from the water bottles, bracelets and towels for campers and their parents has been the campers. Kushik wanted to thank overwhelming. her longtime friend, mentor, and PTR Kaushik concluded, “Parents tell certified tennis coach, Steve Haar who me their kids cannot wait for the next donated several tennis rackets. lesson and the kids are so in love with The camp currently has 10 chilthe game that some sleep with their dren enrolled this summer from all rackets.” over Long Island including Syosset. —Rachel Dobkin is a contributing Kaushik says, “Our future plans are writer for Anton Media Group

North Hempstead Announces Donation Drive For Haiti Earthquake Victims North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Viviana Russell and the town board, in partnership with Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, have announced a donation drive for the victims of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Only the requested donations will be accepted. Accepted items include water containers, OTC drugs, casting, bandages, wound care kits, first aid kits, baby supplies, medical supplies, personal hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, and rehabilitation equipment (e.g., crutches). Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: • North Hempstead Town Hall, located at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

• North Hempstead Town Clerk’s Office, location at 200 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) • Michael J. Tully Park, at 1801 Evergreen Ave. in New Hyde Park (Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) • “Yes We Can” Community Center, at 141 Garden St., Westbury (Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Monetary donations will be accepted via the Haitian American Nurses Association of Greater NY: www. hanainc.org The Town will be accepting donations through August 27 before providing all contributions to the victims in Haiti. For more information, call Solages’ office at 516-599-2972. —Submitted by Town of North Hempstead

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Town Scores Second Upgrade In One Week From Wall Street


ontinuing its ongoing success in improving Town of Oyster Bay’s finances, Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the town board announce that yet another Wall Street agency has upgraded the town’s bond rating. Moody’s Investors Service assigned the Town an ‘A3’ rating, reflecting continued improvements to the town’s financial position. This marks the sixth credit rating upgrade since Saladino took office just four years ago, and even more impressively, the fourth during the COVID pandemic. This great news assists the town and its residents tremendously, as the town will now pay significantly less money in interest expense when bonding for the costs associated with road repaving and other critical infrastructure improvements. “For the second time in just one week, Wall Street has recognized the town’s continuing commitment and success in repairing the town’s finances,” Saladino said. “We are so proud that all of the hard work to restore our financial integrity has been successfully recognized. All of our efforts to restrict spending, significantly pay down debt while maintaining a tax cut have demonstrated that we keep our promises to protect taxpayers while delivering all the important services

they deserve.” Acknowledging the town’s ‘modest debt’ and rapid reparation of its finances, Moody’s praised the town’s combination of sensible budgetary actions, recent cost cutting and current policies and practices. They specifically recognized ‘strong measures taken by management to reverse the past history of poor budgeting and structural imbalance,’ and acknowledged ‘dramatic improvement.’ Additionally, the report noted that the town’s ‘2020 surplus is more impressive even than it appears at first blush.’ The report credited the town for budget trimming

even at the height of the pandemic, though Oyster Bay did not receive any CARES Act money. Since taking office in 2017, Saladino and the town board have cut property taxes while reducing debt and the operational budget deficit. In fact, the 2019, 2020 and 2021 town budgets sustained the $1.3 million property tax cut approved by the town board for 2018 by implementing a plan that froze taxes. As a result, $5.2 million is in the pockets of taxpayers rather than the coffers of government. Total town debt has also declined by a historic $165 million. In addition,

Saladino and the town board successfully eliminated a multi-year operational deficit which hit a high of $44 million under the prior administration, turning it into a $47.6 million surplus as of Dec. 31, 2020. This was the fourth straight surplus achieved by the Saladino administration. As a result of this combined success, the New York State Comptroller’s Office removed the Town of Oyster Bay from its fiscal stress-monitoring list for the first time since the program’s inception in 2013. —Submitted by Town of Oyster Bay

Glen Cove Valor 11U Wins Hot Stove Long Island Baseball National Championship The 11U team had a great season, winning the Hot Stove LI Baseball National Championship last week. In order to get to play in the championship, they had to beat the #1 and #2 teams in the playoffs. After winning the championship and advancing to Champion League Play,

the boys continued winning and made it to the final game for a chance to win a one week tournament at Ripken Stadium in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, falling short to LSW Astros, but finishing #2 in all of 11U Hot Stove Baseball. —Submitted by the City of Glen Cove

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Farmingdale Greendogs 9u And 10u 2021 Summer League Champions

he Farmingdale Greendogs 9u and 10u teams set on a course all year to win their respective summer league seasons. Over the summer both teams showcased hard work, dedication, resiliency and in the end it

paid off. These teams developed a bond and supported each other throughout the season. From traveling to Rehoboth, DE, together to attending each other’s games, they showcased significant team spirit. Congratulations to all

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the boys, coaches, families and the Farmingdale Greendogs organization. ­—Submitted by Jeff Thurston, a coach of the Farmingdale Greendogs 9u team

Farmingdale Greendogs 9u team

(Photos courtesy of the Farmingdale Greendogs)

Lafazan Celebrates ‘National Night Out’ At Hicksville’s Broadway Commons Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) proudly joined the community in celebrating the recent return of National Night Out to Hicksville’s Broadway Commons. Presented in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department, Lafazan’s colleagues in local government, the Hicksville Fire Department and local community partners in business, education and healthcare, this year’s National Night Out event featured a variety of family-friendly activities, live music by Beach Boys tribute band Endless Summer, giveaways from local businesses, free refreshments and more. At Lafazan’s booth, Home Depot Syosset donated hundreds of build-it-yourself toy sailboats to give out to children and a raffle prize of a commercial tool set, valued at $400. Held in thousands of communities each year on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out is an initiative that seeks to promote “police-community

Legislator Lafazan (far left) with raffle winners of the Home Depot Syosset commercial tool set raffle. (Photos courtesy of the Office of Legislator Joshua Lafazan)

Through events like these we all work together in partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to creating a safer environment for all to live in.” make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places —Submitted by the Office of to live.” In addition to the more traditional National Legislator Joshua Lafazan Night Out offerings, Heart & Health Medical Group administered Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to eligible attendees who rolled up their sleeves. “National Night Out brought communities across Nassau County together to celebrate the outstanding law enforcement professionals who have done so much to make ours the safest County in America,” Lafazan said. “I was delighted to join this celebration at the Broadway Commons and support a wonderful event that fosters stronger relationships between the police and the communities they are entrusted with serving.” “We were happy to partner with Josh Lafazan’s office to participate in National Night Out 2021,” Home Depot Syosset community liaison Mike Gallo said. “It was an honor to help foster stronger relationships between the community, our neighbors and law enforcement.

Tip Off At Brady Park

Members of the Hicksville Fire Department at the Home Depot Syosset booth during National Night Out.

Village of Massapequa Park Mayor Daniel Pearl, Deputy Mayor Tina Schiaffino, trustee Dana Durso and trustee Christine Wiss joined with Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy for the ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially reopen the Basketball Courts at Brady Park. The village was able to make the improvements to the courts in part thanks to a Nassau County Community Revitalization Program (CRP) Grant of $117,800 from Kennedy. (Photo by Ed Cox)




Marching Band Captures Disney Magic “O ld-School Disney” is the theme for Massapequa High School’s marching band show for the 2021 season. More than 60 students spent three days rehearsing the music and their moves during the summer marching band camp from Aug. 10 to 12. Band director Eva Arnold said that they chose a Disney theme because Massapequa High School music and art students will be taking a trip to Disney World in February. The marching band’s set will include older songs

like the “Mickey Mouse March” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” They will perform their show at least five times this season including at the Newsday Marching Band Festival in October at Mitchel Field and during halftime for the four home varsity football games, plus potential playoff games. On the football field, band members worked on basic marching technique as well as their choreography, before retreating to the comfort of the air conditioning in the band

Members of the percussion section rehearsed for the 2021 marching band show.

Students are excited to perform the music in this year’s “Old-School Disney” show.

room to practice the music. The color guard also worked on their accompanying flag spinning routine, which adds a strong visual element to the show. Working with the musicians this year were Arnold and fellow high school band director Andrew Dwork, middle school band teacher Robert Giannotti and elementary band teacher Jessica Wyman. Andrea Gropf led the color guard. —Submitted by the Massapequa School District

Marching band musicians learned this year’s Disney songs.

Massapequa High School band co-director Andrew Dwork kept the beat as students worked on marching and choreography during a three-day camp from Aug. 10 to 12. (Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District)

Seaford Marching Band Is Ready To Rock

Patrick Kiernan (left) and Ryan Reeves are part of the pit band which is replacing a drum line for the rock-themed show.

The color guard adds a vibrant visual element to the show.

Seaford High School’s marching band camp helped musicians prepare for this year’s show, “Seaford High School of Rock of Ages” featuring 1980s rock music. (Photos courtesy of the Seaford School District)

Seaford High School musicians will take a step back in time, about two decades before they were born, for this year’s marching band show. The theme is “Seaford High School of Rock of Ages” and the show will feature numerous rock songs from the 1980s. Band directors Christopher Coniglio and Anthony Romeo said some of this year’s selections will include “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi, “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne and “Jump” by Van Halen. Students rehearsed the music and practiced the choreography during marching band camp from Aug. 9 to 13. In addition to Coniglio and Romeo,

Students in the percussion section practice in the band room.

band teachers Nicholas Coacci, Daniel Krueger and Barbara Sherwin worked with the musicians during the five-day camp. While the marching band and color guard members spent part of the morning out on the football field, members of the pit band were in the band room with music teacher Frank Battista. This year’s show features a stationary pit band with a guitar, keyboard, drum set and auxiliary percussion instruments, as opposed to the drum line, for the rock music show. This year’s show will be performed at the Newsday Marching Band Festival in October at Mitchel Field and during the halftime ceremony of the four home varsity football games, plus potential playoff games. The band’s drum majors are senior Aurora Fitzgerald and junior Kerry Wise. There were other elements to the band camp including the Romiglio Olympics (named for Romeo and Coniglio), with students split into teams based on their instrument sections. They competed in various events like a field goal-kicking contest, charades relay races and a lip sync battle. The camp concluded with a Friday evening performance on the football field for family members. —Submitted by the Seaford School District

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Update On Third Track Work In The Village BY ANTHONY MURRAY amurray@antonmediagroup.com


he Village of New Hyde Park is almost at the finish line when it comes to the third track project that has been in process across the village for the past three years. This past month, 3TC, who are the design-build contractors for the project, installed ballast along the south side of the right of way to support the future installation of the third track from Covert Avenue to the New Hyde Park station. For those who might not know what ballast is, it serves as a bed for rail road tracks and provides stability, drainage and support for LIRR trains. Crews install the stone in layers by placing it and tamping it down with

a tamping machine, followed by a roller that smooths out the ballast. This noticeable operation is done to create a consistent, flat surface for the future third track. Ballast was also installed from Plainfield Avenue to the east end of the Floral Park Recreation Center in Floral Park. When it comes to the South 12th Street underpass, crews worked to relocate underground utilities from South 12th Street to South 11th. Construction on the South 12th Street underpass is expected to be completed sometime this fall. The ADA compliant underSouth 12th Street is expected to reopen later this fall. (Photo courtesy of A Modern LI) pass will maintain connectivity What did you think of this and access to the north and questions about any of the at 516-203-4955 or email article? Share your thoughts south sides of the tracks. work that 3TC is conducting, CommunityOutreach@ with me by email at: amurray@ antonmediagroup.com If any residents have they can call 3TC’s hotline LIRRexpansion.com.

Queens Man Arrested For Multiple New Hyde Park Burglaries The Nassau County Police Department arrested a Queens man earlier this month for multiple burglaries that occurred in New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, Floral Park and other local areas. Defendant Sean Smith was arrested when police were dispatched for a suspicious person climbing onto the roof of a jewelery store on Bedford Avenue in Bellmore. Smith fled before police arrived, but was soon located and placed under arrest without incident. Once under arrest, Nassau County Police

determined that Smith was responsible for the following burglaries: Tuesday, Aug. 9— Flawless Beauty Salon located at 1177 Broadway Rd. in Hewlett; Tuesday, Aug. 9—Woodmere Lanes located at 948 Broadway Rd. in Hewlett; Tuesday, Aug. 9—Woodmere Farms located at 1102 Broad Rd. in Woodmere; Wednesday, Aug. 10—Chandni Restaurant located at 721 Elmont Rd. in Elmont; Aug. 5—Cure Med Pharmacy located at 2020 Lakeville Rd. in North

Ave. in Floral Park Centre; Tuesday, Aug. 3—Chef Wang located at 1902 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park; Aug. 2—Derrick’s Auto Repair located at 268-08 Hillside Ave. in Floral Park Centre; Thursday, July 29— Maharani Supermarket located at 1620 Hillside Ave. in North New Hyde Park; Saturday, July 24—Hewlett Jewelers located at 1344 Broadway in Hewlett; Defendant Sean Smith (Photo courtesy of NCPD) Wednesday, July 21— American Drive-in Cleaners located at 1345 Peninsula New Hyde Park; Tuesday, Aug. 3—Derrick’s Auto Repair Blvd. in Hewlett; Saturday, July 10—Thomas Poomkudy located at 268-08 Hillside

DDS located at 248-50 Jericho Tpke in Bellerose Terrace; Friday, July 9—RAI Design located at 2150 Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park; and Friday, July 9—Sansone Market located at 2147 Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park. Ultimately, Smith was charged with 13 counts of third-degree burglary and three counts of third-degree attempted burglary. He was arraigned in Hempstead on Aug. 13. —Information provided by the NCPD

North Hempstead Spotlights Harbor Child Care Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilmember Peter Zuckerman, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, and the town board are proud to feature the Harbor Child Care in the town’s Small Business Spotlight initiative, which is designed to profile our local businesses and promote

the goods and services they provide. Harbor Child Care is located at 999 Herricks Rd., Room 112 in Herricks. For more than 45 years, Harbor Child Care has offered a wonderful early childhood educational program with wonderful services

including meals, medical oversight, and an expansive curriculum. For more information about Harbor Child Care visit their website at www. harborchildcare.org or give them a call at 516-248-9855. As part of the town’s Small Business Spotlight

program, highlighted businesses will have their photo and business listing included as part of a directory on the town’s website. The program is open to all businesses in the Town of North Hempstead. Businesses looking to participate in the town’s Small

Business Spotlight initiative can apply by visiting www. northhempsteadny.gov/ spotlight. For a complete listing of highlighted businesses visit www. northhempsteadny.gov/ smallbusinessspotlight. —Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead





Rocked Them Like A Hurricane

he Mineola Hurricanes 14u team won the Hot Stove 14u Union Championship. Led by head coach Paul Valente and assistant coach Greg Frey, The Hurricanes went undefeated this summer winning their second team championship in three years. The season was filled with great pitching, defense and offense. In the playoffs, The Hurricanes first faced Dodgers Nation and defeated them by a score of 14-4. Next up was the RVC Tigers who battled the Hurricanes in a game that went into extra innings. The Hurricanes came out on top, winning 3-2. In the

championship game, The Hurricanes faced off with the Bethpage Eagles. The Hurricanes came out right from the start hitting their way to a 10-5 championship win. Overall, for the season The Hurricanes scored 138 runs while allowing 48. —Submitted by Lisa Frey Back Row: Greg Frey (Assistant Coach), Nick Martinez, Christian Frey, Andrew Valente, Logan Dougherty, Andrew Basel, Luke Martinez, Richie Allen, Paul G. Valente (Head Coach). Front Row: Jayden Sleeper, Nick Frey, Ryan Valente and Jesse Kostulias.

Congratulations To 8U

(Contributed photo)

Other Local Teams Also Win Championship Congratulations to the 8U and 13U Mineola Hurricanes Travel Baseball Team on winning the 2021 Hot Stove Summer League Season Championship. —Submitted by Dawn Policastro

From left (front row): Hayden Widman, Shane Kelly, Matthew Forte, Matthew Manopella, Nicholas Morello, Richard Allen, Harrison Kearns, Gavin McLaughlin, Jake Policastro, Gianluca LoVerme. From top left: Coach Joe Morello, Ian Laurencin, Joseph Dunlop, Coach Angelo Policastro. Not pictured is Evan Rodriguez. (Contributed photo)

From left: Mason Sckalor, Nicholas Penoro, Michael Barnett, AJ Patron, Declan Donohue, Ashton Policastro, Harrisan Dougherty, Rhett Pace, Lucas Klocek, Moksh Patel, Logan Bennett, Mark Marotta. Coaches from left: Brian Barnett, Ed Dougherty, Angelo Policastro (Contributed photo)

Willis Avenue Set To Reopen Next Month BY ANTHONY MURRAY

was also installed between Roslyn Road and Glen Cove Road during the According to 3TC, Willis Avenue will day to support the future installation reopen to the public sometime next of the third track. When it comes to month marking another significant the Mineola station enhancement, the milestone in the third track project precast platforms and foundations that has occurred throughout the for the east-and westbound platforms village these past few years. continued to be installed throughout This past month, crews started to the month. Canopy columns and build track between Herricks Road retaining walls were also installed. and the Mineola train station on the south side of the LIRR right-of-way. Ballast, which serves as a bed for rail Do you have a story you want road tracks and provides stability, to tell? Share it with me at drainage and support for LIRR trains, amurray@antonmediagroup.com amurray@antonmediagroup.com

Willis Avenue is set to reopen sometime next month. (Photo courtesy of A Modern LI)

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Village Enforces Traffic Control Measures T

raffic enforcement officers enforce speed and aggressive driving violations at various locations in the Village of Garden City. The department’s speed awareness trailer is placed at various locations throughout the village to educate the public on their actual speed as compared to the village speed limit. There are also several stationary speed indicator signs in place at various locations and six more have been ordered. Further, a decoy vehicle is being placed at various high traffic areas on a daily basis. The department recently participated in the National Speed Awareness Week enforcement event, issuing 232 total traffic tickets. To coincide with the opening of schools, the department will be utilizing extra grant funded enforcement details in the vicinity of village schools beginning Sept. 1.

Seventh Street Gets Cleaned Up

On Friday nights at the promenade, Department of Public Works (DPW) Sanitation monitors the garbage pails throughout the evening and empties them a final time at the end of the evening. Since people tend to stay after the festivities have ended, DPW brings men in early on Saturday mornings to clean the sidewalks, empty garbage receptacles and also bring a street sweeper through. Parks Department crews will assist DPW moving forward. This effort takes care of the garbage that accumulates on the streets and sidewalks after the Friday night activities “officially” end. On Saturday evenings during

8/11 The department is investigating a report of someone attempting, without success, to use a resident’s identity to make a purchase exceeding $9,600. 8/12 GCPD and GCFD responded to a stuck elevator at the Wyndham Condos. Upon investigation, there were no persons in the elevator. It was determined PSEG was working in the area regarding a power outage. 8/13 A window to a vehicle parked in Field 12 was found damaged. A truck driver on Clinton Road was charged with driving with a suspended license and equipment violations.

Village Releases 2021-22 Road Resurfacing Schedule

East: Poplar Street (Washington Avenue to Clinton Road); Pell Terrace (Clinton Road to Seabury Road); Raymond Court (Stewart Avenue to Dead End); and Commercial Avenue (Clinton Road to Village Line)

Central: Street off of Rockaway Avenue (Rockaway Avenue to Dead End); and Barnes Lane (Hilton Avenue to Atlantic Avenue)

The village’s police department will be on the streets looking for speeders when school starts next week. (Photo source: Facebook) Imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits, using the names and personal information of people who have not filed claims. It has been determined that some scammers are using information from old data breaches of private or government agencies. If you get benefits you never applied for, report it to your False Unemployment state unemployment agency and ask Cases Reported for instructions. Do not respond to The Garden City Police Department any calls, emails or text messages tellreceived 113 reports of false unemploy- ing you to wire money, send cash or ment claims between Jan. 1, 2021 and put money on gift cards. Government Aug. 10, 2021. Last year, the departagencies will never tell you to repay ment received a total of 26 reports. money that way. Anyone who tells The frequency of reports appears to be you to do those things is a scammer. declining, according to Commissioner The Garden City Police Department’s Kenneth Jackson, noting that 110 Detective Division continues to work reports were filed between January and with the United States Secret Service May, with only three reports filed in in the investigation of fraudulent June and July 2021. unemployment applications. the outdoor dining program, DPW Sanitation has men on the ground maintaining the garbage receptacles throughout the evening as well. The cleanliness of Seventh Street this past weekend was well received as the village received many positive comments from residents.

Crime Report

8/14 A vehicle was stopped for aggressive driving violations on Old Country Road resulting in the arrest of a 31-year-old male for DWI, speeding, and unsafe lane usage. Officers responded to the Nassau Boulevard Railroad Crossing for a report of malfunctioning gates. GCFD and GCPD responded to a Ring Road Building for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, the alarm was apparently activated by an unknown person vaping in the area. Firefighters and officers responded to the Adelphi Sports Complex for a fire alarm and upon investigation, determined the activation was due to a broken sprinkler line. A motorist on Rockaway Avenue was charged with driving with a suspended license, unsafe turn, and improper plates.

8/15 Upon investigation of a motorist committing aggressive driving violations on Clinton Road at Chestnut Street, a 31-year-old male was arrested for DWI, excessive speed, and unsafe lane usage. A motorist states occupants of a vehicle on Cathedral Avenue threw eggs at his vehicle. There was no reported damage. A motorist on Washington Avenue was charged with driving with a suspended license and passing a red traffic light. 8/16 Officers responded to the Garden City High School for a report of youths setting off fireworks. Upon investigation, it was determined fireworks damaged the synthetic turf field. The investigation is ongoing.

Estates:Roxbury Road (North Avenue to Main Avenue); Lee Road (Stewart Avenue to Newmarket Road); and Westminster Road (North Avenue to Stewart Avenue) West: Salisbury Avenue (New Hyde Park Road to Village Line); and Roosevelt Street (Amherst Street to Plaza Road) Sidewalk Improvements: Clinton Road (Pell Terrace to Kingsbury Road).

Water Conservation

The Garden City Water Department would like to remind its customers that during summer months, the volume of water used throughout the village increases significantly. Lawn sprinkling is permitted only from April 16 to Nov. 30 during the hours of 5 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Properties with odd numbered addresses are permitted to use their sprinklers on odd numbered days and even numbered or those without a numerical address on even numbered days. —Submitted by the Village of Garden City

A truck driver on Franklin Avenue was charged with driving with a suspended license and defective brakes. A motorist on Rockaway Avenue was charged with unlicensed operation and excessive speed. 8/17 Video surveillance depicted a subject in a Brixton Road driveway checking car door handles. There was no loss reported. A truck driver on Edgemere Road was charged with driving in a no commercial vehicle zone and unsecured fuel containers. The department responded to Locust School for a lockdown alarm activation. Upon investigation, all appeared to be in order; the alarm was apparently activated in error. —Submitted by the Village of Garden City




Assumption Feast Rises Again BY ANTON MEDIA GROUP STAFF


Standing outside the church after the Mass are, from left: Maria SS Dell’Assunta Society First Vice President Domenico Buffolino, Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro, County Executive Laura Curran, Westbury Trustee Steven Corte, County Legislator Laura Schaefer, Trustee William Wise, Village Justice Thomas Liotti and Dell’Assunta Society President Glen Ullo.


he pandemic in 2020 reduced Westbury’s annual Feast of the Assumption to the traditional Mass at St. Brigid Church and a short procession. The 111th edition, held Aug. 13-15 at Dell’Assunta Society parking lot, was a return to the festivities of the past. “The feast was scaled down compared to pre-2020, but more than last year,” said Society member and photographer Michael Lettera. “We had good attendance at Mass and feast evenings.” In addition to honoring the Blessed Mother, the feast delivered Italian food, rides, a casino and an auction. According to its website, “This benevolent society was originally founded in 1911 by Italian immigrants from Durazzano, Naples, Nola and Saviano. The founding members wanted to preserve both their Italian cultural heritage and Catholic religious traditions. For over a century the Dell’Assunta Society has proudly honored the Blessed Mother and contributed to many charitable causes in both the Roman Catholic Church and in our local community.” Visit www.dellassuntasosietyofwestbury.com.

(Photo by Michael Lettera)

Many generations of Westbury-area residents have contributed to the enduring legacy of the Dell’Assunta Society. (Photo by Michael Lettera)

Bynoe Meets The Superintendents In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe (D–Westbury) recently welcomed a trailblazing group of local education leaders to the Theodore Roosevelt & Executive Building. The gathering included Hempstead Union Free School District Superintendent Regina Armstrong; Malverne Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis; Uniondale Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Monique DarrisawAkil; and Westbury Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Tahira A. Dupree Chase. Discussions at the meeting focused

upon capital funding opportunities through the County’s Community Revitalization Grant (CRP) program; the culmination of efforts that Bynoe initiated in 2019 to bring school bus stop-arm cameras to Nassau County; long-term goals for the superintendents’ respective school communities; and opportunities for collaborative initiatives and more. Additional topics of conversation included opportunities for local school districts through the Nassau HUB community benefits package; workforce development contained within the proposal; and potential vocational training programs that Bynoe is currently

advocating for in her role as co-chair of the Nassau HUB Community Benefits Advisory Committee’s workforce development subcommittee. “It was truly a pleasure and a privilege to facilitate such an important discussion about the youth of our community and the future of education in the Second Legislative District,” Bynoe said. “With the new school year fast approaching, I look forward to working closely with this outstanding team of educators in pursuit of our shared mission of creating new opportunities for the families we are entrusted with serving.” —Submitted by Legislator Siela Bynoe

Front row, from left: Malverne Superintendent Lorna Lewis, Legislator Siela A. Bynoe and Westbury Superintendent Tahira A. Dupree Chase. Back row, from left: Hempstead Superintendent Regina Armstrong and Uniondale Superintendent Monique Darrisaw-Akil. (Office of Legislator Siela A. Bynoe)

Carle Place Appoints New Athletic Director The Carle Place School District welcomes Tyshawn “Ty” Scarlett as the district’s new district director of Health, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Science, and Athletics. He officially began his position on Aug. 9. The Huntington Station resident’s extensive background includes his position as director of health, physical education, intramurals, recreation, athletics and physical education teacher for The Academy Charter Schools. In addition to this, he held the role of faculty—academic advisor, assessment, student services and recruitment at Nassau Community College from 2017 to 2020. His time

director and facilities manager. He is still an adjunct professor in physical education at the college. Prior to this, he held several other related roles in leadership and sports. Scarlett earned his Bachelor of Arts in social science/administration of justice from the University of Pittsburg and then went on to earn his Master of Science in physical education from Hofstra University. He also earned his Master of Science in education Tyshawn “Ty” Scarlett administration, leadership and (Photo courtesy of the Carle Place policy from Mercy College and is in School District) the process of earning his doctorate at Nassau Community College also in education administration and included serving as the college’s assis- instructional leadership (ABD) from tant wrestling coach, assistant athletic St. John’s University. He is also a

member of several organizations and carries many certifications, including nationally registered athletic administrator, nationally certified athletic administrator (provisional), NYS AHPERD Council of Administrators, NYS SBL & SDL certification, NYS PE certification and DASA certification, to name a few. “Carle Place Public Schools strives to provide our scholars with an opportunity to be the best version of themselves,” he said. “Our department and the programs offered will provide an experience for our scholars to grow as students and athletes.” —Submitted by the Carle Place School District

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Curran Commits More Money For Museums Cradle of Aviation & Armor Museum unveil renderings of future property enhancements


s part of her efforts to ensure Nassau’s museums and cultural institutions rebound and thrive following the devastating impact of the pandemic, County Executive Laura Curran was joined by representatives from the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Armor Museum and NC Firefighters Museum to announce a new funding commitment from the county. Nassau County is committing to matching funds raised by their 14 museum partners—dollar for dollar—to undertake capital improvements, many of which have been delayed due to the pandemic. This program will encourage each To ensure Nassau’s museums and cultural institutions rebound and property to pursue physical enhancethrive, Curran was joined by representatives from the Cradle of Aviation ments creating jobs in the process. Museum, Armor Museum and NC Firefighters Museum to announce a new This funding opportunity is in addition funding commitment. (Contributed photo) to the county’s ongoing, contractual financial support of these institutions. support the County is offering to the visitors to all of Museum Row,” “Our museums are invaluable asCradle. We hope our new projects will added Andrew Parton, President of sets, serving as incredible educational add some excitement and encourage the Cradle of Aviation Museum and resources while attracting visitors from across the region, stimulating our local economy,” Curran said. “With this commitment, we hope to fast-track shovel ready projects—generating jobs while preserving the institutions that pay tribute to first responders, our military and showcase Long Island’s history.” Armor Museum Senior Trustee Michael Sapraicone added, “We Nassau County Executive Laura thousands of eligible students through are deeply appreciative of County Curran announced that 85 percent various pop-up events. The county Executive Curran recognizing the of adult residents (18+) in Nassau drew national attention with the role that all museums play in adding have received at least one COVID-19 program and has been contacted by considerable strength to the economy vaccine dose, the highest adult other health departments seeking as well as our shared educational and vaccination rate of all 62 counties in guidance and detail on the county’s cultural experiences. With some of New York according to the New York approach. our armor vehicles 75 years old, this State Department of Health. Nassau has become a national matching grant could not have arrived Nassau has the third highest adult model for vaccination, early on at a more opportune time. With signifvaccination rate in the U.S. among kicking off the “We Can Do It, Nassau” icant financial pledges already in place counties with a population greater campaign to build public confidence we have the means to break ground by than 1 million behind only King in COVID-19 vaccines. The county the end of the year and move quickly County, WA and Alameda County, has worked to efficiently distribute on needed maintenance of armor that CA. Nassau continues to over-perform vaccines to hospitals and community represent courage, valor, and sacrifice state and national vaccination rates providers, partnering with Northwell on behalf of our freedoms.” across all demographic groups. Health and other medical providers Armor Museum founder and “Nassau County has led the way in to hold pop-up distribution events president, Lawrence Kadish, stated, vaccinations since day one, and we’re targeting hard to reach populations. “There are some 50 armor vehicles committed to protecting our progress Nassau also has collaborated with in the museum’s collection and each and building on it. The vaccine is various community organizations like one of them requires varying amounts saving lives every day. If you haven’t churches and synagogues for pop-up of maintenance and repair at any rolled up your sleeve yet, now is the sites to get vaccines to residents in given time. The ability to build a time,” Curran said. every community. free-standing structure that will allow The county has also focused on “Nassau’s success has truly been a us to perform that work is essential to vaccinating eligible youth ahead of team effort, and we owe a huge debt our long-term commitment to operate the school year. Nassau pioneered a of gratitude to our county’s medical these historic vehicles for today’s first-of-its-kind Student Vaccination professionals, frontline workers, visitors and tomorrow’s generation.” Initiative, which has vaccinated Health Commissioner Eisenstein and “We’re very excited about the

Education Center. In many situations, the county’s nonprofit museum partners raise funds or receive grants for infrastructure improvements or to expand exhibits and the overall experience. This program will encourage each property to advance existing projects or pursue new ones. Eligible museum properties include: Bailey Arboretum; The Friends of Cedarmere; Elderfields Preserve; Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center/Walwyn Preserve; Long Island Children’s Museum; NC Firefighters Museum; Sands Point Preserve; Science Museum of LI; The Center for Science Teaching and Learning; The Wantagh Museum; Old Bethpage Village Restoration; Armor Museum; Cradle of Aviation; and NC Museum of Art/William Cullen Bryant Preserve. —Submitted by the office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

Curran Announces 85 Percent Of Adults In Nassau Have Received At Least One Vaccine Dose Nassau’s DOH staff, and the many community members who’ve worked tirelessly to save lives,” Curran added. Health equity has been a cornerstone of Nassau’s vaccine campaign, and the county has utilized multimedia, multilingual communication to promote public confidence in the vaccine by emphasizing its importance for returning to normal. The county has reached thousands of residents through texting, which provides information about vaccination appointment availabilities in six languages. The Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity has held webinars with the county’s minority outreach agencies to provide information about the vaccine, including in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and other languages. Curran formed the Nassau County Healthcare Equity Group to combat hesitancy of the vaccine and increase vaccine access for communities of color. —Submitted by the office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran





Keeping Your Pets Safe During A Disaster BY ANTON MEDIA STAFF specialsections@antonmediagroup.com


he best way to protect your family from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan must include your pets. Being prepared can save their lives. Different disasters require different responses. But whether the disaster is a hurricane or a hazardous spill, you may have to evacuate your home. In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe place for them, is likely to result in their being injured, lost or worse. So prepare now for the day when you and your pets may have to leave your home.

A Safe Place

Nassau County has implemented a co-sheltering program, which allows residents and their pets to be housed in the same facility with the County Animal Response Team (CART). Under the co-sheltering program, owners will be housed in a separate portion of the building at Nassau Community College, but provided easy access to their pets. Owners will be issued identification bracelets linking them to their pets. Volunteers will operate the

shelter, but less oversight will be necessary since owners are allowed to feed, exercise and interact with pets. Most other disaster shelters cannot accept pets because of state health and safety regulations and other considerations. Service Animals who assist people with disabilities are generally the only animals allowed in those disaster shelters. Town shelters and other animal shelters will generally have limited to no available room for owned animals during an emergency and should not be counted on to take your

Be Sure To Comfort Your Pet During A Disaster

They are frightened too, and having you near to give them a hug will help. If your pet is not ready to be comforted though, do not force it. Let them come to you when they are ready.

animal. It may be difficult, if not impossible, to find shelter for your animals in the midst of a disaster, so plan ahead.

Shelters: Last Resort

Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to check policies on accepting pets and restrictions on number, size, and species. Ask if “no pet” policies could be waived in an emergency. Keep a list of “pet friendly” places, including phone numbers, with other disaster information and supplies. If you have advance notice, call for reservations.

Ask friends, relatives or others outside your immediate area whether they could shelter your animals in an emergency. Prepare a list of boarding facilities and veterinarians outside the affected area who could shelter animals in an emergency; include 24-hour phone numbers.


Keep a collar and I.D. tag on your pets at all times (this includes cats that never go outdoors). During a disaster, a pet can escape. A collar and tag can increase your

Assemble A Portable Pet Disaster Supplies Kit Whether you are away from home for a day or a week, you’ll need essential supplies. Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy containers that can be easily carried (e.g. duffel bags, covered trash containers, etc.).

Food, Water Bowls, Cat Litter/Pan And Can Opener Have at least a week’s supply of pet food and water on hand at all times for your pets. Store the dry food in airtight waterproof containers. If you use canned food, buy the flip top cans or have a can opener in your airtight disaster supply container. Keep

some of your pet’s favorite treats on hand. Pets become stressed during a disaster too, and a treat provides them some comfort. Also keep a supply of cat litter for the cats in your household and keep a clean litter scoop in your disaster kit.

chance of getting the animal back. On the tag, include your phone number and address. Remember the phones may not be working, so in order to reunite you with your pet, an address is necessary.

As Disaster Nears

Sometimes warnings are issued hours, even days, in advance. At the first hint of disaster, act to protect your pet. Call ahead to confirm emergency shelter arrangements for you and your pets. Check that your pet disaster supplies are ready to take at a moment’s notice. Bring all pets into the house so that you won’t have to search for them if you have to leave in a hurry. Close as many doors as possible to limit search areas. Make sure all dogs and cats are wearing collars. Planning and preparation will enable you to evacuate with your pets quickly and safely. But bear in mind that animals react differently under stress. Outside your home and in the car, keep dogs securely leashed. Transport cats, rabbits in carriers, birds and other small animals in cages. Visit www.longislandweekly.com/hurricane-prepare-pets for the full version on this advisory. Visit www. nassaucountyspca.org for more tips and information.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR SUPPORTING BEN & JERRY’S BOYCOTT I’m not a big fan of boycotts in general—I’m 75 percent Irish (Dad was off the boat) and tried to give up tea in protest to the brutal treatment of the Irish by the British (basically Margaret Thatcher.) It didn’t do any good. A real change never happened until she left office. By that time, of course, I had gone back to drinking good English tea. But, I don’t think the Jewish people have a cause here. I pay a lot of attention (being 25 percent Lebanese—the Catholic kind like Danny Thomas), so I’m not directly involved with the people you want to deprive of ice cream. They are the victims of the Jews and there’s a very long

history of it. When there’s a right wing government all hell breaks loose, with the Arabs being the primary victims. But when there’s a left wing government in Israel things go smoothly. This is all documented in history; you should check it out. The Arabs helped us win WWI and in return, they were given the land now in dispute. Unfortunately, after they were given the land, Lord Balfour—whoever he is—in The Balfour Declaration, gave it again, but he gave it to the Jewish people. God knows after what they went through, they needed a country. But it didn’t need to be someone else’s country. They flooded

into the disputed territory, as terrorists. The peace-loving Arabs were put out of their homes and off the property they were farming since the end of the last war. They were put out of the gardens that they were working successfully for a living. Since then, they have been basically corralled. Israel bombards them with rockets on a regular basis— when, like now there’s a right wing regime in power. During times the left is in power there is no fighting regime. Recap: The Arabs are the victims and the Jews the aggressors during periods when the right wing is in charge. In other years, there’s no real problem. There may be an

increase in the problem in the future due to just how bad the Arabs are being treated. I still can’t believe that you don’t want them to have ice cream. I think that if you can’t figure out what is really going on, you should mind your own business. This is all documented information - you can verify everything I am saying. And why wouldn’t you give credit to anything the Jewish founders of Ben and Jerry’s say? Do you think that they don’t know what they are doing? Do you think that they don’t know what is going on there? They are Jewish, and thankfully liberal instead of hard*** right wing Jews. —Penny Quinn


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The Battle Of Long Island The battle was ferocious, the largest fought during The Revolutionary War recording the highest casualties of the war. Brilliant and botched military tactics molded the battle. The real story is about the Continental Army. Untrained regiments, including colonial militiamen, volunteer troops loyal to individual states, farmers and adventure seekers battling the powerful British Army and Navy. On August 27, 1776, The Battle of Long Island, also known as The Battle of Brooklyn, took place. The first engagement of the war started with the “shot heard around the world” sounding in April 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord. A year later, March 1776, the Continental Army and New England militia forced the British from Boston. General George Washington, guessing the British would attempt an assault on New York City to gain control of the Hudson River, moved the army to Manhattan. The British fleet arrived in late June 1776. By the middle of August, 22,000 British troops were stationed on Staten Island with 10,000 sent to land on the shores of Gravesend Bay. The next day, 5,000 Hessian mercenaries rowed across the East River into Flatbush. Washington made a tactical error, assuming British troops amassed on Long Island were a diversion to the actual capture of Manhattan. Washington did not recombine his forces to meet the threat. Instead, he lined New York’s harbor with various levels of entrenchment. The small contingency of troops, led by Israel Putnam on Long Island, were spread across the central hills of Brooklyn where the Battle of Brooklyn would take place. The Heights of Guan was a series of hills extending from Flatbush heading north to Brooklyn Heights. They varied in height from 100 to 150 feet. The canopy of deep forest below offered cover against British troops movements up the passes leading to the top of the ridge. These included the Gowanus Battle and Jamaica Passes. The battle would begin with 20,000 British troops aligned near Gowanus Bay pitted

The Delaware Regiment in the Domenick D’Andrea painting “The Battle of Long Island, 1776” (Public domain) racking up their highest casualties to the British as they attempted to conquer Battle Hill. It was a shortlived victory, because the Americans mistakenly thought there were only two passes leading to the top of the ridge. During the late-night hours, British troops moved up the unguarded Jamaica Pass. This is where the battle came to a decisive end. Thomas Kuntzmann Information regarding the unguarded road had been communicated to against 10,000 American troops. British General William Howe by the With the British troops collected in Loyalist population in Queens. In stark Flatbush, General John Sullivan ascontrast, Washington lacked a reliable sumed they would attack by approach- intelligence network. A few years too ing through the Battle Pass. Led by late, in 1778, Washington gained his James Grant, British troops advanced network called The Culper Spy Ring. through the Greenwood Cemetery A young cavalry officer, Benjamin Hills as American sharpshooters fired Tallmadge, recruited a small group of rounds of grape shot (different size cali- trustworthy men and women from his ber in a canvas bag shot from cannons) hometown of Setauket, Long Island. from their positions in Greenwood The mystery of the Culper Spy Ring was Heights. Upon hearing the news of not discovered until the 1930s. the British advance, Sullivan moved Once up the Jamaica Pass, British troops to support General Alexander troops went around and behind the Lord Stirling in protecting the left flank. Americans, outflanking them and takSullivan’s troops protected the right. ing control of the ridge. Suddenly, with The Americans held the British firm, enemy troops controlling both flanks,


trapped by the East River at their back, they were joined by the 1st Maryland Regiment, known as the Maryland 400. The actual number of this well- trained regiment was 256. They held off the British long enough for some troops to retreat to Brooklyn Heights. Many soldiers, including Lord Stirling and John Sullivan were captured. Now, General Howe was about to make his tactical error. Howe didn’t follow advice of his subordinates to attack Washington’s troops in Brooklyn Heights. Instead, he positioned his troops for an attack the next morning. During that night, Washington moved troops across the East River to the shores of Manhattan, saving thousands of lives. What overshadows his brilliant maneuver is the final brutal tally as Americans suffered 1,000 casualties and 1,000 captured, while the British only lost 400 men. Tom is a published fiction and non-fiction writer, born and raised on Long Island and is an outdoorsman with main interests in hiking, biking, and golf. His column focuses on local outdoor events and suburban stories.

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worked to provide guidance and aid for our residents and small businesses. As we move forward in the recovery process, I will continue to ensure that any federal relief monies available are used to further advance that effort. Continue to stay safe and healthy. —Schaefer (R–Westbury) represents the 14th Legislative District in the Nassau County Legislature.

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NEIGHBORS IN THE NEWS Five Levittown UFSD students, all of whom are also attending Nassau BOCES GC Tech, earned top honors at the New York State SkillsUSA Conference this year. The competition is part of a series of events that SkillsUSA sponsors as part of its mission to provide the country with a competitive, skilled workforce. Three Division Avenue High School students took second place in the Health Knowledge Bowl; Amanda Melendez, Dillon Weinman and Bridget White, all of whom are studying Medical Assisting at GC Tech. Two MacArthur High School students also earned second place status: Medical Assisting student Michael Sing took second in the Health Knowledge Bowl; while Jennifer Theim, who is studying to become an Emergency Medical Technician, earned second in First Aid-CPR. The five students participated virtually in a series of timed events related to their courses of study at GC Tech, as well as in competitions in leadership and professional development. Students who are successful at the state level of competition advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference,

which was held virtually all during the month of June. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry leaders working together to prepare high school and college students to become leaders in the business world. The program helps establish industry standards for job-skill training and instills a respect for community service in its participants. The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes SkillsUSA as a “successful model of an employer-driven youth development program.”

Jennifer Theim (left), Levittown UFSD, who is attending Nassau BOCES GC Tech, earned second place at the New York State SkillsUSA Conference this year. She is shown here practicing her training as an Emergency Medical Technician.

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Mineola’s Corpus Christi Religious Education Registration for First Graders and Families New to the Parish. Monday, Aug. 30 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Religious Education Center located at 120 Searing Ave., 2nd floor. Park behind the school building and wear your mask. Original birth and baptismal certificates are needed. Religious Education Fee is $140 per child. For more information, email cccreligioused@verizon.net.

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POLICE REPORT Police Make Arrest In New Cassel Assault

The Third Squad reports the arrest of a New Cassel woman on Aug. 13 at 10:52 p.m. in Westbury. According to detectives, at approximately 10:10 p.m. 24-year-old defendant Luvleek Alexandre of Newark, NJ, pushed her way passed the 77-year-old male witness into an apartment on Union Avenue and began striking the 20-year-old female victim about the head, arms and body with a closed fist. The witness repeatedly told the defendant to leave as he pulled the defendant away from the victim. At that time, the defendant grabbed the victim’s cell phone, threw it and broke it; then grabbed a kitchen steak knife and verbally threatened the victim. The victim was able to call police with a second phone, causing the defendant to flee the scene in her Honda with New Jersey registration plates. Officers canvassed the area, located the defendant driving her vehicle and attempted to conduct a Vehicle

and Traffic Law stop. As officers approached the vehicle, the defendant fled the scene and continued to attempt to evade officers by driving through the streets. The defendant drove on Brush Hollow Road, made a left turn onto Talbot Drive and encountered two police cars. The defendant at that time did intentionally strike the driver door of a radio motor patrol vehicle, placed the car into reverse and then intentionally struck the front end of another radio motor patrol vehicle in an attempt to flee. The vehicle came to a stop and the defendant refused officers’ verbal commands to exit the vehicle. Officers were able to get the car door unlocked, remove the defendant, placed her into custody and transported her to Nassau University Medical Center for evaluation. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene. Officers were not injured. Alexandre is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault,

fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle. She was arraigned when she was medically practical.

fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of cannabis. He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Aug. 15.

The Nassau County Police Department Sixth Squad reports the arrest of a man at 2:40 a.m. on Aug. 14 in East Hills. According to police, at approximately 1:52 a.m., officers on patrol observed a 2015 black colored Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows traveling southbound on Glen Cove Road at the intersection of Harbor Hill Road. Officers conducted a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop and interviewed the operator of the vehicle, observing that the driver appeared confused and nervous as a strong odor of marijuana emanated from the vehicle. Subsequent to the investigation and a consent search of the vehicle, the driver,

The Marine Bureau reports the details of a jet ski explo(Photo courtesy of NCPD) sion that occurred on Aug. 15 at 5:10 p.m. in Oyster Bay. Nassau County Marine 11 31-year-old Marcos J. Bravo was taken into custody without was on patrol in the water when the crew heard an incident. Inside the vehicle explosion, then saw smoke. on the floorboard and rear driver and passenger side seats, Marine 11 navigated toward the smoke and upon arrival, officers recovered substances at Oyster Bay Marine Center-5 believed to be concentrated Bay avenue, they discovered cannabis, brown-colored mushrooms believed to be psi- a jet ski engulfed in flames locybin, a green leafy substance and sinking. The driver made it on land with only minor believed to be marijuana and lacerations to his face. The a white-brownish substance driver of the jet ski was taken believed to be crack cocaine; to a local hospital. The jet ski all of which were individually was removed by the Town of packaged for distribution. Oyster Bay, Bay Constables. Bravo is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal An investigation is currently ongoing, but there is no suspipossession of a controlled cious activity at this time. substance, two counts of

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Invasive Plant ID Hosted by the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. From 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Learn how to identify some non-native invasive plants, why they are detrimental to the ecosystem and how you can effectively remove them. For ages 8-plus. Included with museum admission, $5 adults, $3 children, free for members. Group size is limited. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www. garviespointmuseum. com.

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at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Movie Night The Town of North Hempstead Port Washington. Cars will be admitted beginning an hour will screen Up at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 28 Welwyn Preserve Walk The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference hosts this 3-mile varied and easy walk at 9 a.m. This is a Nassau County park on a former estate located at 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. For information call Chuck at 516-9062733 the day of the hike after 6:30 a.m. Bring water; rain cancels.


The Parkway Community Church will host a Blessing of the Animals on Aug. 28. (Contributed)

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John Joseph Hopkins Jr. and his wife Janice SARATOGA SPRINGS PORT WASHINGTON Kristal Hopkins will be given a double burial - Leonora “Nora” Colby Nicholas Bernard Capozzi, the former trustee, service on Friday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, NC. mayor of the Village of Manorhaven (1997-2008) Salaway passed away and President of Nassau County Village Officials John died on July 7, 2020. Janice died on July 30, after a long illness, 2020.In lieu of flowers donations, may be mailed to Association passed away on Aug. 6. Born April 4, 1948 in the Bronx, Nick was a “hands-on” public Saving Graces 4 Felines, P.O. Box 4307, Greenville, peacefully surrounded by servant with a vision and revitalized the Village of NC 27836 or The White Oak River Chapter of family on the morning of Manorhaven. He’ll always be remembered as a fun, the Izaak Walton League of America, by going loving person and a great mayor with an operatic to www.whiteoakriveriwla.org. John and Janice August 7, 2021. She was voice and a big heart. cared very much about these two organizations. 80 years old. Arrangements are being handled by Jones Funeral Ved S. Kawatra, PhD, died peacefully at home Home in Swansboro. Nora was born in on Thursday, July 29. She was 82. Ved was born Manhattan, the daughter in Nurpur, India, in the present-day Himachal GLEN COVE Pradesh. In 1962, she married Mahendra Kawatra, Antonio Longobucco, of Glen Cove, died on of the late Glen and Aug. 13. Beloved husband of Elena (nee Aureliano). a physicist who shared her dream of moving to Alice (Cooper) Colby America. She arrived in the U.S. in 1963. In 1971, Devoted father of Francesco (Megan), Giovanni the Drs. Kawatra moved to Port Washington, which (Adreana) and Lisa (Stuart) Levine. Loving and grew up in Great remained their home for decades. Ved raised her grandfather of Jack, Gianna, Natalie, Isabella, Sara, Neck, NY. She looked family on Long Island and built a tremendous Antonio and Samantha. Funeral mass was held at circle of friends. Most of all, Ved loved being with the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Locust Valley forward to spending time her family. She is survived by her sister, her three Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be with her grandmother daughters, her three sons-in-law and her seven made to St. Rocco’s Church. Lee Lee in Woods Hole, grandchildren. James P. Mammone, of Glen Cove, died on Massachusetts and Robert “Bob” Vincent Hallock died in Aug. 13. James was a loving husband, father, son, Grandmother Dell in Arlington, VA on July 23. Bob was born Feb. 10, brother, uncle and friend. James is survived by his wife of 28 years, Christine, and his children, Michael 1926 in Rockford, Illinois. During World War II, Bedford Village. She attended Abbott Prep School (now aged 13 and Sophia aged 11, his mother Rose, sister Bob served in the Navy. After the war, he earned Andover) in Massachusetts. After graduating in 1958, a master’s in history and taught social studies in Lisa Rossi, husband, Michael and their children Great Neck for many years. Bob married Eleanor Jennifer and John, his sister Carol DeSimone she attended Parsons School of Design until she met her McNeil Hallock in 1961. The couple moved to Port husband Edward children James and Marisa, husband, Robert L. Salaway. They raised three children in Washington where they raised their family and mother-in-law Carol Castagna, father-in-law Sal were parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Castagna, Christine’s sister, Susie Castagna and Brooklyn Heights and Port Washington, NY. She enjoyed nephew Steven Lepore. In lieu of flowers, donations She preceded him in death. He is survived by his sailing with her family on Bluefin, a 42 ft. sloop, sailing son, Robert Hallock of Seattle and his daughter, in his name may be made to the American Cancer Hope Hallock, of Arlington, VA. Society. Funeral mass was held at the Church of St. across Long Island Sound, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. She also loved driving in her light blue 1966 Austin Healey. She was a full-time homemaker. Nora was a compassionate and caring person that adored putting smiles on people’s faces. She loved all animals, especially golden retrievers. Her favorite color was pink. A Tradition of Caring Since 1923 Nora loved flowers and wearing hats. She was an excellent cook and baker. Her favorite hobbies included water For 97 years we are honored to say our family continues to provide local families with the best service at the most reasonable cost. coloring, knitting, gardening, tennis, and croquet. 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MARK BATTAGLIA, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY LEGAL NOTICE GIVEN pursuant to a Final Notice of Formation of LIIVJudgment of Foreclosure ESTYLE LLC. Articles of dated October 29, 2018, and Organization filed with Secentered in the Office of the retary of State of New York Clerk of the County of Nas(SSNY) on 4/5/21. Office losau, wherein DEUTSCHE cation: NASSAU COUNTY. BANK NATIONAL TRUST SSNY is designated for serCOMPANY, AS TRUSTvice of process and shall mail EE FOR NEW CENTURY copy of any process served HOME EQUITY LOAN LEGAL NOTICE against the LLC to 9 W OAK ST, FARMINGDALE, NY SUPREME COURT OF THE TRUST, SERIES 2005-D, 11735. Purpose: any lawful STATE OF NEW YORK - ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICOUNTY OF NASSAU purpose. 9-22-15-8-1; 8-25-18-2021- DEUTSCHE BANK NA- CATES is the Plaintiff and 6T-#226354-FARM TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, MARK BATTAGLIA, ET AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW AL. are the Defendant(s). I, CENTURY HOME EQUITY the undersigned Referee will LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of EU- LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005- sell at public auction at NasPHORIA CANNABIS COM- D, ASSET BACKED PASS- sau County Supreme Court, PANY LLC. Articles of THROUGH CERTIFICATES, North Side Steps, 100 Supreme Court Drive Mineola Organization filed with Sec- V.



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copy of process against LLC to: 758 Doughty Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010. Purpose: any lawful act. 9-8-1; 8-25-18-11-4-20216T-#226056-CITY LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of MS MINNIE’S CLUBHOUSE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/23/21. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has

NY 11501, on September 27, 2021 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 23 RADCLIFF LN, FARMINGDALE, NY 11735: Section 0053, Block 00170, Lot 00026: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING AT SOUTH FARMINGDALE, TOWN OF OYSTER BAY, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK, Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #612550/2017. Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310,

Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. All foreclosure sales will be conducted in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines including, but not limited to, social distancing and mask wearing. *LOCATION OF SALE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DAY OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH COURT/CLERK DIRECTIVES. 9-15-8-1; 8-25-20214T-#226448-FARM LEGAL NOTICE SOUTH FARMINGDALE WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ANNUAL BUDGET FOR 2022 Notice is hereby given that

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LEGAL NOTICE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF STEWART MANOR NOTICE OF TAX LIENS FOR UNPAID VILLAGE TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2020-2021 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the tax lien for the real property listed below will be assumed by the Village of Stewart Manor on the 15th day of September 2021. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if payment is not made by that date, by the property owner or his agent, the tax lien shall be deemed to have been purchased by the Village of Stewart Manor. An additional 1% will accrue as of the 1st of each month on all unpaid taxes and will be added to the amount below. Sec. Blk. Lot(s) Address Name Amount Due

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continued from page 38 inc. interest to 8/31/21 33/296-2/107 237 Dover Parkway J Carroll, Jr. $3,256.70 33/297-2/15 232 Dover Parkway J. Marchignoli $2,634.25 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that these properties have not been researched to notify any persons with a publicly recorded interest in the property. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES INC. VILLAGE OF STEWART MANOR Rosemarie A. Biehayn, Village Administrator / Clerk-Treasurer Dated: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25/21 8-25-18-11-2021-3T-#226188/189-CITY been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 782 School Drive Baldwin NY 11510. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 9-8-1; 8-25-18-11-4-20216T-#226095-CITY LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of KINGDOM PURPOSE LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/2021. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 734 Franklin Ave #706, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful act. 9-15-8-1;8-25-18-11-20216T-#226243-CITY

GLEN COVE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES WMALT SERIES 2007-OC1 TRUST, Plaintiff AGAINST ROBERT CAREY AKA ROBERT J. CAREY, MARIE C. CAREY AKA MARIE CAREY, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 06, 2020 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Side Steps of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on September 07, 2021 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 28 NORTHFIELD ROAD, GLEN COVE, NY 11542. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the City of GLEN COVE, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION 31, BLOCK 67, LOT 15. Approximate amount of judgment $1,760,071.35 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 002173/2013. The aforementioned auction will be conducted in accordance with the Court System’s COVID-19 mitigation proto-


CEPT AS STATED, ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, JASON JAWORSKI IF LIVING, AND IF HE/SHE BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, CLAIMING, OR WHO MAY CLAIM TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN, OR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC LIEN UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS ACTION; SUCH UNKNOWN PERSONS BEING HEREIN GENERALLY DESCRIBED AND INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN WIFE, WIDOW, HUSBAND, WIDOWER, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF SUCH DECEASED, ANY AND ALL PERSONS DERIVING INTEREST IN OR LIEN UPON, OR TITLE TO SAID REAL PROPERTY BY, THROUGH OR UNDER THEM, OR EITHER OF THEM, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE WIVES, WIDOWS, HUSBANDS, WIDOWERS, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNS, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES, EXCEPT AS STATED, ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated February 04, 2020 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Side Steps of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on September 28, 2021 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1 HARRIET COURT, SEA CLIFF, NY 11579. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of SEA CLIFF, County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION 21, BLOCK 89, LOT 34,35. Approximate amount of judgment $703,795.29 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 608617/2017. The aforementioned auction will be conducted in accordance with the Court System’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols and as such all persons must comply with social distancing, wearing masks and screening practices in effect at the time of


LEGAL NOTICES this foreclosure sale. Ellen N. Savino, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 69600 9-15-8-1; 8-25-20214T-#226404-RP LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE GLENWOOD-GLEN HEAD GARBAGE DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to residents of the GLENWOOD-GLEN HEAD GARBAGE DISTRICT in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau, State of New York, that a public hearing will be held within the District at the Glenwood-Glen Head Garbage District office located at 129 Glenwood Road, Glenwood Landing, New York 11547 on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. for the purpose of conducting a hearing regarding the estimate of proposed expenditures for the Glenwood-Glen Head Garbage District for the year 2022. This hearing is called pursuant to Section 215 of Article 13 of the Town Law of the State of New York, as amended. A copy of the estimate of proposed expenditures for the year commencing January 1, 2022, shall be made available upon request by contacting the District at (516) 609-3165. By Order of the Board of Commissioners of the Glenwood-Glen Head Garbage District Thomas McGillicuddy Secretary August 20, 2021 8-25-2021-1T-#226401-RP

GREAT NECK LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of INNERLIGHT REMEDIES LLC. Arts of Org filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 1/28/21. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to 8 Fairfield Rd Great Neck, NY 11024. Purpose: any lawful act. 8-25-18-11-4; 7-28-21-20216T-#225835-GN

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ignated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 4 Kensington Ct, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful act. 9-15-8-1; 8-25-18-11-20216T-#226190-GN LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Train of Thought Psychology PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/16/2021. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3502 Victoria Dr., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. 9-22-15-8-1; 8-25-18-20216T-#226320-GN LEGAL NOTICE Public Notice Architectural Review Board Meeting via Zoom PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Architectural Review Board of the Village of Kensington will hold a Zoom meeting on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. to discuss the following applications: 52 ARLEIGH RD., BREIDBART also known as Section 2, Block 225, Lot 3 (INSTALLATION OF 8 WINDOWS) 10 NASSAU DR., UHR also known as Section 2, Block 220, Lot 13 (NEW WALKWAY AND STOOP) 11 NASSAU DR., GOO also known as Section 2, Block 219, Lot 34-43 (REAR PATIO – REPLACING BRICK WITH NEW PAVERS) If you would like to call in for the public meeting, please call the number below @ 7:15 pm. Meeting ID: 823 8321 9809 Passcode: 434923 Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) Architectural Review Board Members Andrea Dennett, Chairperson Joyce Cheung, Co-Chairperson Nancy Sweder, Member Flori Silverstein, Member Tom O’Hara, Member Matt Jagoda, Member Our board members will be present at their homes while participating via zoom. If anyone would like to attend in person at the home of a board member, please contact the village hall for their address. August 19, 2021 8-25-2021-1T-#226479-GN

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of StergBio LLC, articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 10, 2021. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to : 8 Park Place, LEGAL NOTICE Kings Point, NY 11024 9-8-1; 8-25 18-11-4-2021- Notice of formation of FEN6T-#226123-GN IMORE CREW LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/21. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of AQUA Office location: Nassau CounPROPERTY MANAGEMENT ty. SSNY designated as agent LLC. Arts of Org filed with upon whom process may be Secy of State of NY (SSNY) served and shall mail copy on 7/30/2021. Office location: of process against LLC to: 9 Nassau county. SSNY des- Lake Rd. W., Great Neck, NY

11020. Purpose: any lawful act. 9-29-22-15-8-1; 8-25-20216T-#226405-GN LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 13th day of July 2021 bearing the index number 000379-21, 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 SHIREL HANNA SHAOOLIAN. My present address is 6 glamford rd Great Neck NY 11023; the place of birth is North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, NY; the present name is LIEL HANNA SHAOOLIAN. 8-25-2021-1T-#226497-GN

HICKSVILLE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION, (501 South Broadway LLC). Articles of Organization Filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on (03/08/2021). Office location: (Nassau). SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to c/o: Rakesh Arora, (3149 Wilmarth Place, Wantagh, NY 11793). Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. 9-15-8-1; 8-25-18-11-20216T-#226225-HICKS LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of LITTLE CROWN MEDIA LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/21. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: P.O. Box 921, 185 W. John St., Hicksville, NY 11802-0921. Purpose: any lawful act. 9-29-22-15-8-1; 8-25-20216T-#226496-HICKS

LEVITTOWN LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, V. NOREEN GALLANTE; ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE N O TI CE I S H EREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 04, 2020, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, wherein DITECH FINANCIAL LLC is the Plaintiff and NOREEN GALLANTE; ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Supreme Court, North Side

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Steps, 100 Supreme Court Drive Mineola NY 11501, on September 8, 2021 at 2:30PM, premises known as 283 BRYANT AVENUE, LEVITTOWN, NY 11756: Section 51, Block 459, Lot 15: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING NEAR PLAINEDGE, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK, Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 615767/2018. Ralph J. Madalena, Esq. - Referee. Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. All foreclosure sales will be conducted in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines including, but not limited to, social distancing and mask wearing. *LOCATION OF SALE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DAY OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH COURT/CLERK DIRECTIVES. 9-1;8-25-18-11-20214T-#226213-LEV LEGAL NOTICE REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU BRUCE C. HARRIS AND LISA N. HARRIS, Plaintiff - against - MICHAEL SAPOCHETTI, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on October 9, 2020. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 “Rain or Shine” on the 27th day of September, 2021 at 2:30 PM. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Levittown, in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Premises known as 289 Elm Drive South, Levittown, New York 11756. (Section: 51, Block: 344, Lot: 9) Approximate amount of lien $403,339.67 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 1037/17. Hayley Greenberg, Esq., Referee. Paul S. Levy, Esq. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 215 Hilton Avenue Hempstead, New York 11550-8118 Tel: (516) 292-6278 Dated: July 7, 2021 During the COVID-19


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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of RIPPLE CREATIVE LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/21. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to Jonathan P. Fielding, Eq., 129 Third St., Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful act. 9-15-8-1; 8-25-20219-15-8-1;8-25-18-11-20214T-#226464-LEV 6T-#226214-MA

MASSAPEQUA LEGAL NOTICE SOUTH FARMINGDALE WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ANNUAL BUDGET FOR 2022 Notice is hereby given that pursuant with New York State Town Law, Section 215(9a), the South Farmingdale Water District will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget for 2022 on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the District administration building, located at 40 Langdon Road, Farmingdale, New York. The proposed budget will be available to the residents and taxpayers of the South Farmingdale Water District for their input and comments at this public hearing. The proposed budget will be available for inspection at the District administration building, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 8-25-2021-1T#226402-MASS LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE MASSAPEQUA WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED REVENUES AND EXPENSES FOR 2022 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Town Law §215-9(a), a public hearing will be held at District Headquarters located at 84 Grand Avenue, Massapequa, New York on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a hearing on the proposed revenues and expenditures of the District for fiscal year 2022. A copy of the proposed revenues and expenditures will be made available to the public at District Headquarters and on the District’s website from the period beginning August 23, 2021 through September 9, 2021. Raymond J. Averna Thomas P. McCarthy Michael Mazzola Commissioners of the Massapequa Water District Dated: August 04, 2021



LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF MINEOLA PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Mineola will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., at the Village Hall, 155 Washington Avenue, Mineola, New York 11501, or at some other location to be hereafter designated by the Board of Trustees, in order to receive public comment upon the following: PROPOSED LOCAL LAW CREATING CHAPTER 382, ENTITLED “PROHIBITING THE SMOKING OR VAPING OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS ON ALL VILLAGE OWNED PROPERTIES”. The Village of Mineola does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in administration or access to or employment in its projects and activities. Joseph R. Scalero has been directed to coordinate compliance with non-discrimination requirements of the Federal Revenue Sharing regulations. At this scheduled meeting of its Board of Trustees, reserved decisions from previous meetings, if any, may be acted upon by the Board of Trustees. At the aforesaid time and place, all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. By Order of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Mineola Joseph R. Scalero Village Clerk Dated: August 16, 2021 8-25-2021-1T-#226452-MA LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 5th day of August 2021 bearing the index number 829-77, 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 Frank Raymond Vendinello. My present address is 229 Lafayette St. Wil-



LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF TAX SALE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF MINEOLA, NEW YORK NOTICE OF TAX SALE REAL ESTATE FOR UNPAID VILLAGE TAXES FOR THE YEAR (JUNE 2020 TO MAY 2021) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 9th day of September 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Village Hall, 155 Washington Avenue, Mineola, New York, pursuant to the provisions of the Village Laws of the State of New York and pursuant to resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mineola, the undersigned Treasurer of said Village will sell at public auction so much of each parcel with improvements thereon for the year 2020 - June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021 which may be due at the time of such sale. Said Real Estate shall be sold subject to any unpaid tax certificates purchased and held by the Village of Mineola. The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Mineola does herein reserve the right to bid in for the Incorporated Village of Mineola any of the real properties herein offered for sale for the benefit of said Village. Purchasers will be required to pay the amount of the respective bids to the undersigned within ten days after the sale pursuant to provisions of the Village Laws of the State of New York. Said real estate will be sold subject to all provisions of law, both Federal and State in relation to redemption by Veterans or persons in military service that may be applicable thereto. NOTICE is herein further given that for purposes of identification of said properties herein offered, there is on file in the office of the Village Clerk in the Village of Mineola, New York, the official tax map, indicating the several properties and which may be examined by any person, corporations or persons during business hours (8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.) of the Village office. FOLLOWING is a list or statement of the real estate upon which such taxes are unpaid for the amount of the tax, fee, interest, and charges there on to September 9, 2021. LAST KNOWN OWNER FEES, INTEREST OR OCCUPANT ALL SECTION #9 & CHARGES DESCRIPTION OF BLOCK & LOT AMOUNT OF PROPERTY PARCEL ID# TAXES TOTAL Richard Magiera Bl. 9 $2,033.49 452 White Road Lots 36-38 Mineola, NY #09009 00360 Mary A. Campbell Bl. 12 $2,057.10 433 Argyle Road Lots 67-68 Mineola, NY #09012 00670 Robert H. Wilgosz Jr. Bl. 48 $2,271.17 153 Bruce Terrace Lot 27 Mineola, NY #09048 00270 William H. Limbach Bl. 162 $2,132.66 180 Fairfield Avenue Lots 36-37 Mineola, NY #09162 00360 Sal J. Cataldo Bl. 245 $2,971.76 150 Jerome Avenue Lots 514-516 Mineola, NY #09245 05140 Robert Rina Bl. 253 $1,903.86 23 Park Circle Lot 38 Mineola, NY #09253 00380 Gary Quaranto Bl. 274 $2,086.02 375 Horton Highway Lots 1102-1104 Mineola, NY #09274 11020 C. & A. Politis Bl. 277 $2,228.08 24 Kenilworth Avenue Lot 8 Mineola, NY #09277 00080 Mary Tionaytis Bl. 290 $1,901.76 354 Bauer Place Lot 130 Mineola, NY #09290 01300 Dominic Milazzo Jr. Bl. 298 $2,367.98 20 Geranium Avenue Lot 17-18 Mineola, NY #09298 00170 Bernadette Hogan Bl. 310 $ 53.71 417 Burkhard Avenue Lot 1296B Mineola, NY #09310 1296B Sonia Miranda & Jose Pinheiro Bl. 338 $5,921.08 300 Pennsylvania Avenue Lot 715 Mineola, NY #09338 07150 R-W Corporation Bl. 362 $ 88.56 130 East Jericho Turnpike Lot 85 Mineola, NY #09362 00850 Robert Breden Bl. 380 $2,486.63 276 Arlington Street Lot 130 Mineola, NY #09380 01300 Harvey & Irlene Siegel Bl. 399 $3,378.91 245 Mineola Boulevard Lot 454 Mineola, NY #09399 04540 Aldamico LLC Bl. 400 $3,933.75 221 Mineola Boulevard Lot 189 Mineola, NY #09400 01890 Pedro Rivera Bl. 400 $1,619.02 222 Lincoln Avenue Lot 398 Mineola, NY #09400 03980 JNC Mineola Corp Bl. 420 $8,122.73 106 Main Street Lot 119 Mineola, NY #09420 01190 Double A Acquisition Realty LLC Bl. 439 $1,889.39 55 9th Avenue Lot 45 Mineola, NY #09439 00450 Carlos DaSilva Bl. 527 $2,374.48 120 Union Street Lots 37-39

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Mineola, NY

#09527 00370

Leo Dobrzeniecki & C. Marro 132 Bruce Terrace Mineola, NY Patrick Gallivan 128 Bruce Terrace Mineola, NY Shelia Gaeckler 4 Jay Court Mineola, NY Carol Abbate 352 Old Country Road Mineola, NY

Bl. 557 Lot 6 #09557 00060 Bl. 557 Lot 7 #09557 00070 Bl. 601 Lot 12 #09601 00120 Bl. 671 Lots 1A & B #09671 0001A

Dated: August 12, 2021 N.Y.

liston Park NY 11596. The date of my birth is June 27, 1928; the place of birth is New York, NY; the present name is Francesco Venturiello. 8-25-2021-1T-#226478-MA

NEW HYDE PARK LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of 1 Quality Commercial Cleaning Services, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 3/23/2021. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 70 East Sunrise Highway, Suite 500, Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 9-1; 8-25-18-11-4; 7-28-20217T-#225993-NHP


$2,851.78 $1,937.20 $2,188.86 $1,220.34

By Order of the Board of Trustees Village of Mineola, Scott P. Strauss MAYOR Giacomo A. Ciccone VILLAGE TREASURER 9-1; 8-25-18-2021-3T-#226382/383-MA WISE, INCLUDING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, ALL OF WHO AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFF, et al, Defts. Index #610588/2018. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Sept. 15, 2020, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Sept. 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. prem. k/a School District 12, Section 35, Block 462, Lot 530-532. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. Foreclosure auction will be held “rain or shine.” If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, then the court appointed referee will cancel the auction. FRANCIS X. MORONEY, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #98825 9-1; 8-25-18-11-20214T-#226206-NHP

LEGAL NOTICE Alahem LLC Arts of Org filed Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/21. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent unpin whom process maybe served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to 76 Grant Dr E Valley Stream NY 11580 Purpose: any law act. LEGAL NOTICE 9-8-1; 8-25-18-11-4-20216T-#226061-NHP Notice is hereby given that an order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, LEGAL NOTICE on the 26th day of July, 2021, NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NAS- bearing Index Number 21SAU COUNTY. DBW TL 000431, a copy of which may HOLDCO 2015 LLC, Pltf. vs. be examined at the office of WILLIAM M. HARRIS, IF the clerk, located at 240 Old HE BE LIVING, IF HE BE Country Road, Mineola, NY DEAD, HIS RESPECTIVE grants me the right to assume HEIRS-AT-LAW, NEXT the name of Shane Stanley OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, Beiner. The city and state of E X E C U T O R S , A D M I N - my present address are New ISTRATORS, TRUSTEES, Hyde Park, NY; the month DEVISEES, LEGATEES, and year of my birth are OcASSIGNEES, LIENORS, tober, 1985; the place of my CREDITORS, AND SUC- birth is Mineola, New York; C E S S O R S I N I N T E R - my present name is Heather EST, AND GENERALLY Ann Beiner. ALL PERSONS HAVING 8-25-2021-1T-#226492-NHP OR CLAIMING UNDER, LEGAL NOTICE BY, OR THROUGH WILLIAM M. HARRIS, IF HE Notice of names of persons B E D E A D , W H E T H E R appearing as owners of certain BY PURCHASE, INHERI- unclaimed property held by TANCE, LIEN OR OTHER- the Water Authority of West-

ern Nassau County (“Water Authority”). A report of unclaimed property has been sent to Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, Pursuant to Section 1311 of the NYS abandoned property law. A list of names contained in said report is on file and open to public inspection at the principal office of the Water Authority located at 1580 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, where such abandoned property is payable. Payment for such abandoned property will be made on or before September 30, 2021 to persons establishing to the Water Authority’s satisfaction the right to receive payment for outstanding unclaimed property. During October 2021, on or before the tenth day thereof, such unclaimed property will be paid to Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, who will then take custody of all outstanding unclaimed funds. 8-25-2021-1T-#226510-NHP

OYSTER BAY LEGAL NOTICE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF OLD BROOKVILLE 201 McCOUNS LANE OLD BROOKVILLE, NEW YORK 11545 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by and before the Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Old Brookville on September 2, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. at the Village Hall, 201 McCouns Lane in said Village to consider the following: Application for Site Plan Review of a map entitled “Site Plan” prepared by Nesfield Architecture PC, dated January 7, 2021, last revised July 12, 2021. Said property, now or formerly owned by Ben Mahfar is shown on the Land Tax Map of Nassau County as Section 20, Block J7, Lot 976 and is presently known as 5 Penny Pond Court. Said application is on file and open to public inspection


LEGAL NOTICES at the Village Hall, 201 McCouns Lane, Old Brookville, New York between the hours of 9:30 A.M. and 1:30 Monday - Thursday until the time of the hearing when all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. By Order of the Planning Board Larry Werfel Chairman 8-25-2021-1T#226460-OB/RP LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE OYSTER BAY WATER DISTRICT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Commissioners of the Oyster Bay Water District will hold a meeting on Friday August 27, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Oyster Bay Water District office, 45 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York. The purpose of the meeting is a workshop to consider an estimate of proposed expenditures and revenues for the year beginning January 1, 2022. BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS Robert J. McEvoy Richard P. Niznik Michael F. Rich, III 8-25-2021-1T-#226490-OB LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE OYSTER BAY WATER DISTRICT Public Hearing to consider Adoption of Budget for the year 2022 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Commissioners of the Oyster Bay Water District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Oyster Bay Water District office, 45 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an estimate of proposed expenditures and revenues for the year beginning January 1, 2022. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Mondays through Fridays at the Water District office located at 45 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York. BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS Robert J. McEvoy Richard P. Niznik Michael F. Rich, III 8-25-2021-1T-#226491-OB LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF LATTINGTOWN BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC NOTICE A public hearing and meeting will be held before and by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Lattingtown, Nassau County, New York, at the Village Hall, 299 Lattingtown Road in said Village, on September 7, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. The hearing will be on the appeal of The Rector, Churchwardens and Vestrymen of St. John’s of Lattingtown, owner

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of a 3.38 acre parcel of land located at Overlook Road in the Village, designated as Section 30, Block 89, Lot 17 & 18 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County and located in the Village’s R-4A (4-Acre) zoning district. The Applicant seeks an amendment to its special use permit and variances to maintain an existing parking area which has a 0 setback from Old Tappan Road rather than the required setback of 20 feet and to maintain an existing playground. The above application is on file at Humes & Wagner, LLP, Attorneys for the Village, 147 Forest Avenue Locust Valley, New York 11560, where it may be seen during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday until the time of the hearing. If any individual requires special assistance to attend, please notify the Village Clerk at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Michael McClellan Chairman August 25, 2021 Z-515 8-25-2021-1T-#226483-OB LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF LATTINGTOWN BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC NOTICE A public hearing and meeting will be held before and by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Lattingtown, Nassau County, New York, at the Village Hall, 299 Lattingtown Road in said Village, on September 7, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. The hearing will be on the appeal of Alice and Richard Thall, owners of a 2.0 acre parcel of land located at 165 Feeks Lane in the Village, designated as Section 29, Block J, Lot 350 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County and located in the Village’s R-4A (4-Acre) zoning district. The Appellants seek a variance to install a generator which would have a southerly side yard setback of 66.9 feet and a rear yard setback of 10 feet, rather than the required 80 feet. The above application is on file at Humes & Wagner, LLP, Attorneys for the Village, 147 Forest Avenue Locust Valley, New York 11560, where it may be seen during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday until the time of the hearing. If any individual requires special assistance to attend, please notify the Village Clerk at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Michael McClellan Chairman August 25, 2021 Z-518 8-25-2021-1T-#226484-OB LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF

LATTINGTOWN BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC NOTICE A public hearing and meeting will be held before and by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Lattingtown, Nassau County, New York, at the Village Hall, 299 Lattingtown Road in said Village, on September 7, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. The hearing will be on the appeal of Paula and Brian Malone, owners of a 2.42 acre parcel of land located at 569 Bayville Road in the Village, designated as Section 30, Block B, Lot 732 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County and located in the Village’s R-2A (2-Acre) zoning district. The Appellants seek variances to maintain the following existing structures: 1. Swimming pool patio which has a rear yard setback of 45.3 feet rather than the required 50 feet; 2. Residence patio which has a rear yard setback of 12.2 feet rather than the required 50 feet; 3. Firepit on the westerly side of the residence which has a rear yard setback of 19 feet rather than the required 50 feet. The above application is on file at Humes & Wagner, LLP, Attorneys for the Village, 147 Forest Avenue Locust Valley, New York 11560, where it may be seen during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday until the time of the hearing. If any individual requires special assistance to attend, please notify the Village Clerk at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Michael McClellan Chairman August 25, 2021 Z-519 8-25-2021-1T-#226485-OB LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF LATTINGTOWN BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC NOTICE A public hearing and meeting will be held before and by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Lattingtown, Nassau County, New York, at the Village Hall, 299 Lattingtown Road in said Village, on September 7, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. The hearing will be on the appeal of Adrienne and Michael Frey, owners of a 18,641 square foot parcel of land located at 22 Millford Drive in the Village, designated as Section 29, Block 78, Lot 17 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County and located in the Village’s R-15 (15,000 square foot) zoning district. The Appellants seek variances to permit the construction of a second-floor addition to the existing dwelling,

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Amanda R. Field, Secretary Commissioners of the which would require the folPlainview Water District lowing variances: Dated: August 25, 2021 1. A side yard setback of Plainview, New York 18.3 feet rather than the re8-25-2021-1Tquired 20 feet; #226400-PLV/OB 2. A maximum gross floor area of 3,854 square feet rather than the maximum ROSLYN permitted 3,191 square feet; The Appellants also seek LEGAL NOTICE variances to maintain the fol- Notice of formation of Limitlowing existing structures: ed Liability Company. Name: 1. Patio which has a west- Sea Park Investors LLC erly side yard setback of (“LLC”). Articles of Organi6 feet and an easterly side zation filed with the Secreyard setback of 18 feet tary of State of the State of rather than the required 20 New York (“SSNY”) on May 19, 2021. NY office location: feet; 2. Barbeque which has a Nassau County. The SSNY westerly side yard setback has been designated as agent of 16 feet rather than the of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. required 20 feet. The above application is The SSNY shall mail a copy on file at Humes & Wag- of any process to Sea Park ner, LLP, Attorneys for the Investors LLC, 1044 NorthVillage, 147 Forest Avenue ern Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576. Locust Valley, New York Purpose/character of LLC is 11560, where it may be seen to engage in any lawful act or during the hours of 9:00 activity. 8-25-18-11-4; 7-28-21-2021a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday 6T-#225837-ROS through Friday until the time of the hearing. LEGAL NOTICE If any individual requires special assistance to attend, N o t i c e o f f o r m a t i o n o f please notify the Village Limited Liability CompaClerk at least 48 hours in ad- ny (“LLC”). Name: Fountain Seaview Commercial vance of the hearing. Michael McClellan LLC. Articles of OrganizaChairman tion filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New August 25, 2021 York (“SSNY”) on April 29, Z-520 8-25-2021-1T-#226486-OB 2021. N.Y. office location: Nassau County. The SSNY has been designated as agent PLAINVIEW/ of the LLC upon whom proOLD BETHPAGE cess against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Fountain LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Smart Seaview Commercial LLC, Global Assistant LLC. Arti- 1044 Northern Boulevard, cles of Organization filed 2nd F, Roslyn, NY 11576. with the Secretary of State of Purpose/character of LLC is NY (SSNY) on 8/8/21. Of- to engage in any lawful act or fice location: Nassau County. activity. 9-22-15-8-1; 8-25-18-2021SSNY has been designated 6T-#226316-ROS for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process against LLC to: 936 Round LEGAL NOTICE Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage, FIFI BSM, LLC NY 11804. Purpose: any lawNotice of formation of Limful act. 9-22-15-8-1; 8-25-18-2021- i t e d L i a b i l i t y C o m p a n y 6T-#226390-PLV/OB (“LLC”), Articles of Organization filed with the Sec. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on LEGAL NOTICE 8/13/2021. Office location: PUBLIC NOTICE Nassau County. SSNY has PLAINVIEW WATER been designated as agent of DISTRICT the LLC upon whom process PUBLIC HEARING ON against it may be served. THE PROPOSED SSNY may mail a copy REVENUES AND of any process to the LLC, EXPENSES FOR 2022 NOTICE IS HEREBY 9 Talley Road, Roslyn, NY GIVEN that, pursuant to 11576. Purpose or Character: Town Law §215-9(a), a pub- To engage in any lawful act or lic hearing will be held at Dis- activity. #98899 9-29-22-15-8-1; 8-25-2021trict Headquarters located at 6T-#226453-ROS 10 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York on ThursLEGAL NOTICE day, September 9, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of Please take notice that a pubconducting a hearing on the lic hearing will be held by the proposed revenues and ex- Board of Commissioners of penditures of the District for the Roslyn Water District at the 2022 fiscal year. A copy the District Office, 24 West of the proposed revenues and Shore Road, Roslyn, New expenditures will be made York 11576, on Thursday available to the public at Dis- September 9, 2021, at 7:00 trict Headquarters prior to the P.M. to consider the budget of the District for the calenhearing date. Marc B. Laykind, Chairman dar year commencing January Andrew N. Bader, Treasurer 2022.



A copy of the tentative budget is available at the District Office where it may be inspected by any resident taxpayer during office hours. At the time and place aforesaid all interested resident taxpayers will be heard. DATED July 15, 2021 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ROSLYN WATER DISTRICT 8-25-2021-1T-#226493-ROS

SYOSSET/ JERICHO LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Keepsake House LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 5/26/2021. Office located in Nassau County, NY. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC 278 Southwood Circle, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 9-22-15-8-1; 8-25-18-20216T-#226291-SYO/JER LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of STERLING ASTORIA LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/27/2021. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 113 Crossways Park Drive, Suite 100, Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 9-29-22-15-8-1; 8-25-20216T-#226471-SYO/JER LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of JacqMaria Jewelry LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 08/05/2021. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 18 Roberta Lane, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: any lawful act. 9-29-22-15-8-1; 8-25-20216T-#226418-SYO/JER LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 27 day of July 2021 bearing the index number 21/000442, 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 Jie Dai. My present address is 13 The Mews, Syosset, NY, 11791. The date of my birth is December 7, 1967; the place of birth is Shanghai, Shanghai,



China; the present name is -----------------------------------Jane Dai Weiss AKA Jie Dai. YOU ARE HEREBY 8-25-2021-1T- SUMMONED to answer the #226488-SYO/JER complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, WESTBURY to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s AtLEGAL NOTICE torney within 20 days after Notice of formation of Pro- the service of this summons, fessional Salon Suites, LLC exclusive of the day of serof org filed with Secy of State vice (or within 30 days after of NY on 6/18/21. Office lo- the service is complete if this cation Nassau County. SSNY summons is not personally designated as agent of LLC delivered to you within the upon whom process against it State of New York) in the may be served and shall mail event the United States of process to: US Corp Agents, America is made a party de7014 13th ave #202, Brook- fendant, the time to answer lyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any for the said United States of lawful activities. America shall not expire un9-1; 8-25-18-11-4; 7-28-2021- til (60) days after service of 6T-#225974-WBY the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken LEGAL NOTICE against you by default for the INDEX NO. 609269/2019 relief demanded in the comPlaintiff designates NASSAU plaint. as the place of trial situs of NOTICE OF NATURE the real property OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS THE OBJECT of the Mortgaged Premises: above caption action is to 99 LONGFELLOW AVENUE foreclose a Mortgage to seWESTBURY, NY 11590 cure the sum of $544,185.00 Section: 10 Block: 53 and interest, recorded on Lot: 5299,5300, 5301 February 6, 2008, at Liber SUPREME COURT OF THE M 32711 Page 998, of the STATE OF NEW YORK Public Records of NASSAU COUNTY OF NASSAU County, New York, cover------------------------------------ ing premises known as 99 R E V E R S E M O R T G A G E LONGFELLOW AVENUE FUNDING LLC, WESTBURY, NY 11590. Plaintiff, The relief sought in the vs. within action is a final judgDIANA ORNES if living, and ment directing the sale of if she/he be dead, any and all the premises described persons unknown to plaintiff, above to satisfy the debt seclaiming, or who may claim cured by the Mortgage deto have an interest in, or gen- scribed above. eral or specific lien upon the NASSAU County is desreal property described in this ignated as the place of trial action; such unknown per- because the real property sons being herein generally affected by this action is lodescribed and intended to be cated in said county. included in the following desNOTICE ignation, namely: the wife, YOU ARE IN DANGER OF widow, husband, widower, LOSING YOUR HOME heirs at law, next of kin, de- If you do not respond to scendants, executors, admin- this summons and comistrators, devisees, legatees, plaint by serving a copy of creditors, trustees, commit- the answer on the attorney tees, lienors, and assignees for the mortgage company of such deceased, any and all who filed this foreclosure persons deriving interest in or proceeding against you and lien upon, or title to said real filing the answer with the property by, through or un- court, a default judgment der them, or either of them, may be entered and you can and their respective wives, lose your home. widows, husbands, widowers, Speak to an attorney or go heirs at law, next of kin, de- to the court where your case scendants, executors, admin- is pending for further inforistrators, devisees, legatees, mation on how to answer creditors, trustees, commit- the summons and protect tees, lienors and assigns, all your property. of whom and whose names, Sending a payment to the except as stated, are unknown mortgage company will not to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF stop the foreclosure action. HOUSING AND URBAN YOU MUST RESPOND D E V E L O P M E N T ; T A X BY SERVING A COPY OF CORRECTION AGENCY THE ANSWER ON THE INC., ATTORNEY FOR THE “JOHN DOE #1” through PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE “JOHN DOE #12,” the last COMPANY) AND FILING twelve names being fictitious THE ANSWER WITH THE and unknown to plaintiff, the COURT. persons or parties intended Dated: August 10, 2021 being the tenants, occupants, R o b e r t s o n , A n s c h u t z , persons or corporations, if Schneid, Crane & Partners, any, having or claiming an PLLC interest in or lien upon the Attorney for Plaintiff premises, described in the Mohammad M. Anwar, Esq. complaint, 900 Merchants Concourse, Defendants. Suite 310

Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 9-8-1; 8-25-18-20214T-#226373-WBY LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Westbury Water District Board of Commissioners a~ the Offices of the Westbury Water District, at 5:00 PM on September 1, 2021. The purpose of the hearing will be to hear testimony about the appropriation of the sum of $725,000 from the Westbury Water District “REPAIR RESERVE FUND” for the Standby Generator at Well 17. The general public and all interested parties are invited to attend and give testimony. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WESTBURY WATER DISTRICT John R. Ingram, Superintendent Dated: August 17, 2021 8-25-2021-1T-#226451-WBY LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES INC. VILLAGE OF WESTBURY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Inc. Village of Westbury will hold a public hearing on September 2, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., to consider the application of Café Cena 081 for a Special Use Permit to allow cabaret usage at the property known as 103 Post Avenue. The meeting will be conducted in person at the Village Hall, 235 Lincoln Place, Westbury, New York. At the hearing, all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. In addition, individuals may submit comments via email to rjuliano@villageofwestbury.org or regular mail to 235 Lincoln Place, by close of business on September 2, 2021, and such written comments will be made part of the record. 8-25-2021-1T-#226450-WBY LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF OLD WESTBURY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, the Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury, will hold a public hearing at Village Hall, located at 1 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, New York, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. on the following application: Application of Scott Rudolph– 8 Red Ground Road– request to construct a pool, pool cabana, porch, and walks and patios. The above said property is also known as

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BUDGET HEARING CARLE PLACE WATER DISTRICT Section 19, Block B, Lot 42 on the Nassau County Land NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Comand Tax Map. By Order of the missioners of the Carle Place Planning Board Water District is preparing the Brian S. Ridgway District’s 2022 annual budVillage Administrator get to be filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Dated: August 25, 2021 8-25-2021-1T-#226481-WBY North Hempstead, in accordance with Article 13 of the Town Law of the State of LEGAL NOTICE New York. PUBLIC NOTICE The Commissioners will rePRELIMINARY

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Massapequa Coast Little League Players Honored As New York State Champions 10-Year-Old and Juniors Williamsport Tournament teams awarded


yster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Lou Imbroto and Councilman Tom Hand, along with Assemblyman John Mikulin, recently honored Massapequa Coast Little League’s 10-year-old Williamsport Tournament Team and Juniors Williamsport Tournament Team for being named 2021 New York State Champions. The officials recognized all players, Massapequa Coast Little League President Craig Garland, team managers and assistant coaches, including:

10-year-old Williamsport Tournament Team Team Manager: Jon Henchy Assi stant Coaches: Ryan Kemper, Adam Weiss Players: Jonathan Acquaviva Jackson Henchy Brady Hunt Chase Kaplan Carter Kemper Ryan Land Matteo Pipia Harrison Smith James Steck Thomas Tabone Gavin Weiss

Juniors Williamsport Tournament Team Team Manager Joe Diesso Assi stant Coaches Bob Engelhardt, Joe Della, Porta Ken Gein Players: Timothy Battaglia Vincenzo Della Porta Joey Diesso Bobby Engelhardt Michael Fosorile Kenny Gein III Vincent Genovese Hunter Gillis Thomas Harding Gianni Pipia Frankie Romano Jackson Tucholski Tyler Villalta

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10-year-old Williamsport Tournament Team (Photos courtesy of the Town of Oyster Bay)

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More than $28,000 raised for nonprofit children’s cancer organization Mastermind Unit (MMU) presented its annual Soccer for a Cause benefiting the Michael Magro Foundation (MMF) after a year off due to COVID-19. The tournament was held on Saturday Aug. 7, at Cpl. Kevin T. Kolm Memorial Park in Hicksville. The sun was shining as all the event’s dedicated volunteers started to arrive to check in the teams. Excitement was high and the squads this year were very enthusiastic and happy to be back playing in this annual tournament. This year, the tournament featured eight teams and significant donations from far and wide. MMU has partnered with MMF for the past 10 years in helping raise awareness and funds to help support families of children diagnosed with cancer. Brian Horvath a MMF board member, is also a founding member of MMU along with Michael Stamatinos, Dave Musinki, Andrew Visconti and Bryan Alcantara. MMF also gives a special shout out to Platinum Sponsor A Vournournou Construction Management Group. A big thank you to Sysco Long Island, Geoff Cohen for DJ entertainment, photographer Ed Shin for capturing so many active shots, Hicksville Fire Department for always having an EMT on site and the referees who join in the tournament each year.

2021 Soccer for a Cause champions New Paltz This year’s championship team was New Paltz and the second place team was Mouna. Thank you to all the participating teams. Their efforts and the work of all involved raised more than $28,000 for the Michael Magro Foundation.

Michael Magro Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Paul and Terrie Magro to honor the life of their son Michael, who passed away from leukemia at the age of 13. The foundation works with the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Langone Health Long Island, Stony Brook Children’s Cancer Division, Cohen Children’s Hospital and other pediatric specialties where treatment of chronic diseases is ongoing, as well as with the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Southwest Florida. Visit www.michaelmagrofoundation.com for more information. Follow the MMF on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. —Submitted by Terrie Magro

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