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Three water wells to be shut down

WELCOMING SPECIAL OLYMPIANS

BY GARY SIMEONE

As one of the Bethpage School District’s monthly Thoughtful Thursday community service projects, Central Boulevard Elementary School fifth-graders honed their design skills to make inspirational posters. The artwork will be on display during the Special Olympics, to be held at Bethpage High School on May 19th. Above, 5th graders in Allison Robb and Christina McGuire’s class at Central Boulevard Elementary School made inspirational signs

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New entertainment venue coming to town BY GARY SIMEONE

The famed entertainment venue Dave & Buster’s will be opening its third location on Long Island, in Massapequa, on May 24th. The establishment, which combines arcades, sports bars, and restaurants, will be located at the former Walmart site at the Westfield Sunrise Mall. “Malls around the nation are reinventing themselves and this new tenant will help generate money for our economy,” said Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino. “This establishment will also help fill a storefront that has been vacant

for nearly three years.” One of the main reasons for the long-term vacancy is because of the closing of brick and mortar type stores in large retail locations like the Sunrise Mall. According to an online study from Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, an investment banking analyst, major retailers like Walmart closed over 5,000 stores across the country in 2017, because of competition from Amazon and other online retailers. Dave & Buster’s will occupy 36,680 square feet of the former retailer’s space. The establishment will be located on the second floor, on top of the Dick’s Sporting Goods

outlet, which leased the first floor space in April 2017. Daniel Eurell, general manager of the new location, said that the Mall is the perfect location for the entertainment venue. “We decided to open in this area because it’s a great location, we love it,” said Eurell. He said that the new location will have more of a contemporary feel to it compared to Westbury and Islandia locations. “There will be more televisions and seating areas in this one,” said Eurell. “There won’t be a spot inside where you won’t be able to get a good look at the TV screen.”

The Bethpage Water District has plans to shut down a total of five wells at three different well sites over the next five years. The phasing out of these wells is due to contamination concerns stemming from the Northrop Grumman Navy plume. The Water District will spend a total of $17 million to shut down the sites and drill new water supply wells outside of the boundaries of the industrial contamination. At a community meeting in Bethpage earlier this month, Water District Superintendent Michael Boufis said that the district is looking for additional sources of water to drill from to ease safety concerns of residents. “We’re developing sources outside of the plume,” said Boufis. “We’re looking for long-term sustainability.” He said that the plan is to phase out five wells at three of the sites depending on the necessary permits and approvals needed for the new facilities. The 600-acre site sits on the grounds of the former Navy and Northrop Grumman operating facilities. The testing and manufacturing of airplanes and space See page 21

Officials’ names to be removed from signs BY GARY SIMEONE In a move that caught a lot of local legislators off guard, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has decided to remove nearly 1,000 signs bearing the names of county officials. The Democratic leader has proposed re-erecting the signs that line county entrances and parks with ones that are highlighted with nobody’s names. Republican Legislator John Ferretti Jr of Levittown was one of many local politicians who was caught off guard by the news. See page 21

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Lee Road PTA invites community to golf outing

In an effort to support students at Lee Road Elementary School in the Levittown Public Schools, the Lee Road PTA will host its fundraising event, the Roadrunner Open, on Monday, June 25th at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Coram, New York. Registration begins at 11AM, the tournament starts at 12PM, and dinner is served at 5PM. The event is open to all golfers and non-golfers, Lee Road families, and families throughout the community.

The goal of the golf outing is to raise money to provide students with cultural arts programs, focusing on art, science, technology, history, literature, health, safety, and anti-bullying. Golfing will consist of a scramble format, an informal way to play that recognizes the best shot, with driving range and carts included. In addition, the event will feature course contests and raffles, and a silent sports memorabilia auction, sponsored by Triple Crown.

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Free Narcan opioid antidote training for the community NYU Winthrop Hospital is offering a free training session for administering the lifesaving antidote Narcan™ on Friday, June 1st, 2018, from 6 to 8PM. It will be held at the NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center, in Room G-018A, at 101 Mineola Blvd., located at the corner of Second Street in Mineola. The session is open to the community; no professional medical experience is required. Free kits are available to those who pre-register. Narcan™ (naloxone) is an opiate antidote, for opioids such as heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine, and oxycodone. It is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. Trained individuals are allowed to possess and administer Narcan™ to a person having an overdose. Research has shown that with basic training, non-medical professionals such as friends, family members, or concerned

bystanders can administer the lifesaving antidote. David Neubert, MD, Board Certified Emergency physician at NYU Winthrop, will provide the training; registered nurses will assist with the instruction. Dr. Neubert will also offer a brief overview of the opioid crisis and Narcan. The program will begin promptly at 6PM; registration begins at 5:30PM. Parking is available at the 120 Mineola Blvd. garage, entrance on First Street. Please drive to the third level of the garage and enter the 120 building via the walkway. Take the elevator down to the first floor, exit the building, and cross the street to the Research & Academic Center. Metered parking is also available in the commuter lot, on the corner of First St. & Third Avenue. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please email LSheehan@nyuwinthrop.org. For more information, please call 516-663-8699.

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Benjamin Maynard Nassau County Police arrested an East Meadow man for a bank robbery which occurred on Wednesday, May 2nd in Levittown. According to Robbery Squad detectives, defendant Benjamin Maynard, 32, entered the Bethpage Federal Credit Union located inside the King Kullen

Nassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. was honored to spend time with Scout Michael Greco of Troop 316 at the Levittown VFW Post #9592 on Hickory Lane on Saturday, April 21st. Michael is working on his Eagle Scout Service Project, which includes the building of a fire pit at the VFW.

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Supermarket Store at 3284 Hempstead Turnpike. Police say he presented a note to a 23-year-old male teller demanding cash while pointing a black handgun. The victim complied, and the robber fled on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of US currency. There were no injuries reported. There were three employees and one customer in the bank during the incident. A subsequent investigation led detectives to Benjamin Maynard’s residence on Tuesday, May 8th, and they placed him into police custody with the assistance of Bureau of Special Operations Officers. The defendant was also allegedly found to be in possession of 16 glassine bags of a substance believed to be heroin. Police say he was also responsible for a robbery that occurred on Thursday, February 8th, 2018, at the Roslyn Savings Bank located inside the Stop and Shop Store located at 4055 Merrick Road, Seaford. Benjamin Maynard was charged with two counts robbery and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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Hicksville School District Superintendent Carl Bonuso congratulated Rosemarie Coletti on her tenure. At its April 17th meeting, the Hicksville School District’s Board of Education unanimously and enthusiastically approved the superintendent’s recommendation to award tenure to Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Rosemarie Coletti. “Ms. Coletti’s collaborative and conscientious leadership style has enhanced the culture of caring and pride that permeates our district,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso said. “She

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Incidents that have occurred recently in the local area include: n

At the Westbury Toyota Service Center in Westbury on April 25th, an iPhone and dash camera were both stolen from a vehicle between the hours of 2 and 4PM. n

On April 25th, three individuals were arrested at a parking lot on Old Country Road in Westbury at 10:30PM and were all charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. A 25-year-old man from Massapequa Park, a 27-yearold man, and a 23-year-old , both from Franklin Square, were arrested. n

An unattended phone was stolen at 8:25AM on April 26th from Lucky’s Express Deli in Westbury. n

At 8:55AM on April 26th, a 50-yearold woman from Queens Village was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Westbury.

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A 19-year-old man from East Lyme was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Westbury at 4:27PM on April 26th. n

On April 26th at 10:15PM, a 25-yearold man from Uniondale was arrested on Newbridge Road in East Meadow. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At 10:30AM on April 27th, a 32-yearold woman from Amityville was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Westbury. n

At the corner of Elm Place and Leonard Avenue in Uniondale, a 30-year-old man from Roosevelt was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at 6:22PM on April 27th. n

On the westbound Southern State Parkway at Exit 19S in Hempstead, a 33-year-old man from Hicksville was arrested and was charged with Driving

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At 2PM, and again at 7:30PM, at the Bethpage Public Library, the film “Lady Bird” will be shown. Rated R, it runs 93 minutes long.

May 21

“The Lost City of Z”, a movie featuring Charlie Hunnam, will be shown at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30PM. Rated PG-13, 140 minutes in length. In advance of the film, a “book to film” discussion will be held with Fran Cohen at 12 noon. The “Conversations with Music” series at the Bethpage Public Library continues with “The Jerome Kern Songbook” at 2PM, presented by Richard Knox. Join Linda Cafiero at the Hicksville Public Library for “Meditation” at 7PM. in the Training Room.

May 22

A bus trip to the “Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters” will be leaving from the Bethpage Public Library at 8AM for those patrons who have pre-registered to attend. A one-session “AARP Driving Class” will be held at the Bethpage Public Library from 9:45AM to 4:45PM. “Sweet and Savory Fruit Salad” is the topic for a cooking class with The Baking Coach at the Hicksville Public Library at 1PM.

May 23

The Bethpage Public Library will

hold an “Art Workshop” form 1 to 3PM. Please register in advance. The 1936 film “The Story of Louis Pasteur”, starring Paul Muni, will be shown at the Bethpage Public Library at 2PM. It is not rated.

May 24

The Senior Circle program continues at the Bethpage Public Library with “Finding Peace in Times of Transition”, from 2 to 3:30PM. “Can Albany Be Fixed? (And Your Role in the Solution)” will be held at the Hicksville Public Library at 7PM.

May 25

“The Darkest Hour” starring Gary Oldman, will be shown at 2PM. and again at 7:30PM. at the Bethpage Public Library. Rated PG-13. From 7 to 9PM. at the Bethpage Public Library, a training session on “3D Pens” will be held.

While Intoxicated on April 27th at 8:38PM. n

Two subjects were arrested at 10:50PM on April 27th on Franklin Avenue at Midway Court in Franklin Square. Two subjects, both residents of that town, a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. n

At Rath Park on Fenworth Boulevard in Franklin Square, a 19-year-old man from Jamaica was arrested on April 28th at 4:45PM. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

On April 28th at 10:50PM, a 22-yearold woman from Westbury was arrested on Post Avenue at Myrtle Avenue in Westbury. She was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At 3:30AM on April 29th, a 40-yearold man from East Elmhurst was arrested at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Post Avenue in Westbury. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At Target in Westbury, a 19-year-old woman from Keene was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 7:20PM on April 29th.

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On April 30th at 10:15PM, a 33-yearold man from Uniondale was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance at the corner of Cunningham Avenue and Lindy Place in Uniondale. n

At 11:50PM on May 1st, a 23-year-old man from Westbury was arrested on Urban Avenue and Broadway in New Cassel. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. n

At Trinity Lutheran School, located on West Nicholai Street in Hicksville, a victim has reported that unknown subjects damaged a gate at the school at 9AM on May 2nd. n

An 18-year-old man from Westbury was arrested at 6:47PM on May 2nd at the corner of Prospect Avenue and New York Avenue in New Cassel. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At the corner of Chessman Street and Munson Avenue in West Hempstead, a 22-year-old man from that town was arrested. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana on May 2nd at 6:50PM.

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At 7:50PM on April 29th, a 17-yearold man from Hempstead was arrested on Mirin Avenue in Roosevelt. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana.

Driving While Intoxicated was the charge brought against a 61-yearold man from Lake Grove, when he was arrested at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and Prospect Avenue in East Meadow at 10:35PM on May 2nd.

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On Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, a 21-year-old man from that town was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at 10:30PM on April 29th. n

Various cosmetics were stolen from Target in Levittown between 7:30PM on April 30th and 2PM the following day.

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At the corner of Westminster Road and Hempstead Turnpike in Westbury, a 24-year-old man from West Hempstead was arrested and was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana at 12:10AM on May 3rd. Compiled by Kate and Meg Meyer

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A “Studio Art” program on the art and life of Frieda Kahlo for children ages 9 through 12 will be held at the Hicksville Public Library today and on June 5 at 7:15.

May 31

Barbara Lewin will be at the Hicksville Public Library from 6 to 8PM. to lead a “Painting Workshop”. Please register in advance to attend. Compiled by Meg Meyer

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Book Fairies collect for charity at Hicksville Middle School

Promising Wisdom Lane student poet gets published

Hicksville Middle School National Junior Honor Society members collected books for Book Fairies. National Junior Honor Society students at Hicksville Middle School gathered books for Book Fairies, an organization that accepts books for all age groups and distributes them to students in need on Long Island. Together, stu-

dents collected 16 boxes of gently used books to donate to the group as the latest example of the ongoing altruism at the school.

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Wisdom Lane sixth-grader Armaan Singh with his newly published book of poetry A Thought, a Whisper, an Idea. Sixth-grader Armaan Singh from Wisdom Lane Middle School in the Levittown Public Schools recently had his book A Thought, a Whisper, an Idea, which features a collection of his poems, published by AuthorHouse. The book is available for purchase on the AuthorHouse website, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble website. Singh began writing poetry at a young age. The book contains a col-

lection of poems that he created from the age of seven up until the present. He received special recognition for his writing abilities in 2017 when he wrote the poem “It Does Not Matter,” for his moving up ceremony at Northside Elementary School. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald was so impressed with the poem that she had each school building in the district frame Singh’s writing and display it in their hallways. The book was a laborious process, as Singh researched publishers, thought of new ideas for poems, and created a manuscript with the support of his family. However, the months of hard work and preparation were worth it. According to Singh, it feels incredible to have his work published. “I feel so accomplished,” he said. “When you write a book, you feel immortalized. Anyone can just pick it up, read it, and learn something from it. I feel it was one of the best things I’ve ever done.” In the future, Singh is interested in continuing his love of poetry but also plans to one day become a doctor. “I want to heal both parts of the body,” he said. “I would like to continue writing poetry to heal the soul and use medicine to heal the body just as doctors do.”

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Levittown honored for outstanding music program Levittown Public Schools were recently recognized as one of the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. This is the fifth consecutive year that the district earned this prestigious honor. The district is among 583 school districts nationwide to receive the distinction for their high commitment to music education and access to music instruction for all students. In addition to band, orchestra, and chorus, the district offers

piano, guitar, and electronic music, including digital recording technology. Extracurricular ensembles also provide enrichment opportunities for students. “The District’s receiving this award due to the unending support of the board of education, Central Office, building administration, and the incredible dedication of all of our K-12 music teachers,” said Vincent D’Ulisse, curriculum associate for music.

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Bethpage HS valedictorian and salutatorian announced

Bethpage High School’s Class of 2018 will be led by valedictorian Smiti Shah.

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Bethpage High School has named Gillian O’Boyle is the Class of 2018 salutatorian.

Bethpage High School’s Class of 2018 will be led by valedictorian Smiti Shah and salutatorian Gillian O’Boyle. With a long list of awards and recognitions, Smiti has earned the honor of valedictorian this year. As co-captain of the Regal Eagle robotics team, she has played an integral role in what has been the team’s best season yet and earned the MVP Award at a recent competition. In addition to robotics, she is past-president of the New York Academy of Sciences Junior Academy, which is an outreach program that represents more than 700 international students. Among Smiti’s list of accolades is being named an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Merit Commended Student and a Regeneron STS semifinalist. She also placed first at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, earning a spot to represent Long Island at the international competition. Smiti plans to attend Duke University to study electrical and computer engineering with a minor in finance. While there, she

hopes to continue pursuing her water filtration research, as well as additional women-in-STEM initiatives. Graduating with more than 60 college credits, Gillian O’Boyle is an active and accomplished member of the high school community. Not only has she earned designation as an AP Scholar with Distinction, but she has also been named an All-County basketball player and an All-Class and Scholar-Athlete in soccer. Gillian served as captain of the school’s varsity lacrosse and varsity basketball teams and as senator for the senior class. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Student Civic Club, Spanish Club, and Athletes Helping Athletes. In her spare time, she volunteers as an assistant coach for CYO volleyball and a seventh-grade PAL lacrosse team. Gillian will be attending Molloy College’s Honors Program for nursing on a full tuition scholarship for academics.

Levittown BOE recognizes outstanding students

During the May 2nd meeting of the Levittown Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald, administrators, and teachers recognized the accomplishments of outstanding students in music, science,

and technical education. As their names were called, students received a certificate of merit to the applause of proud parents, family and peers.

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From left: Sabrina Manos (Division Avenue High School), Brandon Smith (Division Avenue High School), Summer Looney (Jonas E. Salk Middle School), Erin Lung (Jonas E. Salk Middle School), Matthew Chiu (Wisdom Lane Middle School), and Helen Zhang (MacArthur High School)

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From left: Levittown students Chi-Wung Leo Cheung (Salk Middle School), Daniel Quiroz (Northside School), Megan Roemer (Northside School), Rayanne Choy (Northside School), Maiya Ramos (East Broadway School), Shae McGinty (Wisdom Lane Middle School), and Isabella Hines (Wisdom Lane Middle School)


Division Avenue High School’s Class of 2018 salutatorian Charles Mauro (left) and valedictorian Joy Kim (right).

MacArthur High School’s Class of 2018 salutatorian Yingyue “Maggie” Liu (left) and valedictorian Helen Zhang (right).

The Levittown Public Schools is pleased to announce that seniors Joy Kim and Charles Mauro from Division Avenue High School and Helen Zhang and Yingyue “Maggie” Liu from General Douglas MacArthur High School have been selected as valedictorians and salutatorians, respectively, for the Class of 2018. Each of the students has excelled academically, challenging themselves with Advanced Placement classes while being active members of their schools

student council, and the Boy Scouts of America, where he recently earned every available merit badge, a total of 138, from the Boy Scouts of America Theodore Roosevelt Council of Nassau County. At MacArthur High School, Zhang has had a successful year. Among her many academic accomplishments, she was a semifinalist in the 2017 Siemens Competition, was recognized as a 2018 Presidential Scholar candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

and the Levittown community. At Division Avenue High School, Kim is involved in the orchestra program as a violinist in the chamber orchestra and pit orchestra. She is also a member of Division’s Tri-M Honor Society, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, and World Language Honor Society and was a semifinalist in the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Program for her exceptional leadership skills, academic abilities, and community service. Mauro is involved in Science Olympiad,

from the United States Department of Education, and was recently selected as a National Merit Scholarship winner in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Zhang and Liu are highly involved in their school and community, both serving as valuable members of class office and MacArthur’s orchestra, science research, Science Olympiad, and Quiz Bowl team.

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Plainview resident wins prestigious book award BY GARY SIMEONE

It was in 2016 when Plainview resident Tracy Stopler released her first novel, The Ropes That Bind. Since that time, she has garnered two prestigious awards for the book, which is based on a true story of her life. The book received two major awards, including the Independent Press Award in Distinguished Women’s Fiction Writing and the New York City Big Book Award. “In 2017, a few of my colleagues encouraged me to enter my novel in a few contests, and to my surprise, I ended up winning these great awards,” said Stopler. The Ropes That Bind is about a nine year old girl who is abducted and sexually abused by a stranger. She never reports the incident and is forced to live with the aftermath of the ordeal. The book is based on a true life experience of Stopler’s, and she said that overcoming adversity is the key element she tried to get across to readers. “The book is about overcoming adversity, but not just from this one incident,” explained Stopler.”It’s about overcoming any adversity we face, no matter how old we are.” Stopler, who is a registered dietician with a practice in Plainview and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University, recently spoke at one of the school’s TED convention’s. At the convention, she discussed her novel and how she was able to overcome feelings of resentment and hostili-

ty towards her abuser and herself. “I spoke about how I was able to come full circle and forgive my abuser, and more importantly, how I was able to forgive myself for not telling anyone and never reporting the incident,” said Stopler. She also talked about child sexual abuse statistics and how 90% of these types of cases go unreported. “Most people don’t say anything because of the fear, guilt, and shame they are feeling inside. It’s so important for parents, caregivers or community members to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse and if a child is acting differently in some way.” She said that after her talk at the convention, she received numerous emails from people who had been living with abuse and never said anything to anyone about it. Stopler is also an ‘Enough Abuse’ campaign coordinator at the Safe Center in Bethpage. She said that on May 17th and 18th, there will be a teaching community forum held on child sexual abuse at the Center. “I recommend that anyone that has dealt with or is dealing with this issue, or anyone interested in general to take part in this forum.” Stopler is also putting the finishing touches on her second novel, which is expected to be released in 2020. The book, entitled My Brother Javi, is about learning life’s lessons through the eyes of a dog.

Free open house at Bar Assn. In its ongoing mission to provide legal assistance to the community, the Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI, and Nassau Suffolk Law Services invites all Nassau County residents to bring their legal questions and meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney at its Open House, on Monday, June 4th, 2018, 3-7PM. The Open House will be held at the Nassau County Bar Association located on the corner of 15th Street and West Street in Mineola, 2 blocks from the Mineola railroad and bus stations. Dozens of volunteer attorneys knowledgeable in all areas of the law will provide information and guidance at this one-time open meeting for all questions and concerns. Some of the most popular

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Division’s DECA team rocks State Conference

Division Avenue High School’s DECA team attended the New York DECA State Career Conference and took home various medals in their categories. Levittown’s Division Avenue High School DECA team recently attended the New York DECA State Career Conference in Rochester where students participated in role play activities in front of judges in their business areas of choice. Students across the globe take part in DECA, an organization that provides opportunities for students to develop skills in the areas of vocational understanding, leadership development, civic consciousness and social intelligence. Through their involvement, students transform into leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges.

During the NY DECA State Career Conference, three Division Avenue students took home medals in their categories. Award recipients included junior Brandon Smith, who received three medals in the category of Human Resource Management and qualified to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from April 21st-24th. Freshman Nikhil Keer also won three medals in the category of Business Finance, and junior Ryan Dwyer won a medal in the category of Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

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Free tobacco cessation program NYU Winthrop Hospital is offering a free tobacco cessation program for individuals who are ready to quit smoking. The six-week program will be held on Thursdays at 5:45PM on the following dates: May 31st; June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; and July 5th, 2018. Sessions will be held at the NYU Winthrop Research & Academic Center, Ground Floor Conference Room, at 101 Mineola Boulevard at the corner of Second Street in Mineola. The program offers a step-by-step process to help smokers quit for good.

This is a comprehensive program that will address motivational and behavioral support, nicotine use, and pharmacological interventions, just to name a few. Facilitators include Joseph Weaver, Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Behavioral Health and Robert Sobotker, LCSW-R, Behavioral Health Social Worker. Admission is free, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 1-866-WINTHROP (1-866-9468476.

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A Sequence of Charming Canaltowns, Pastoral Landscapes, Punctuated by City Birthed by ‘Mother of Cities’ on Cycle the Erie Bike Tour Palmyra has 200 historic buildings on the Historic Register in one square mile, and was where Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion. © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear

BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE, GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM Day 2: Medina to Fairport, 53 Miles  Immediately upon leaving Medina on Day 2 of Parks & Trails NY’s 8-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie bike tour, which transverses New York State from Buffalo to Albany, we reach one of my favorite sections of the Erie Canalway: you ride over a concrete embankment that goes over

a waterfall which turns at a hard angle. You marvel at the construction as much as the view – the quaint Industrial-era town on one side, the dramatic forest and falls on the other. I stop at one of the many historic markers that are along the trail to learn about the special mortar they had to devise to accomplish this engineering feat. Just a little further is another remarkable feature of the Erie Canalway, the multi-use trail built mainly upon the original towpath

that makes biking so pleasant: the culvert. We leave our bikes on the trail and climb down an embankment to where this tunnel has been cut under the canal. Here you can really appreciate just how shallow the Erie Canal is - really just a bathtub. This is the only place on the 353-mile long canal where a road is built under the canal – and is quite a dramatic scene. This is also one of the more scenic parts of the

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trail, at least to an urban Downstater like me: I am entranced by the sprawling farmland. I later learn that the Erie Canal does not just play a role in transportation (now more recreational than commercial), but in irrigation and flood control. We come into Albion, one of the charming canaltowns we travel through, so rich in history, where you see in the stunning architecture, and the opulence that the canal and the Industrial Revolution created – civic buildings, churches, banks. Because I had been here before, I knew to ride a short distance up Main Street from the canal where there are grand churches and a Town Hall on four corners. One of the churches, Pullman Memorial, has drop-dead magnificent Tiffany stained glass windows. I meet Bill Lattin, a church volunteer, and here is one time that my tardiness in leaving our campsite is rewarded: he wasn’t informed (as usual) that the 750 Cycle the Erie riders (a record number) were coming through this morning, so no one was at the church to open it up for visits, but as he was coming in to town, he saw us and opened the church just in time for my visit. George M. Pullman (1831-1897), who made his fortune manufacturing the luxurious railroad sleeper cars, was born in Albion. He had long before

moved away but remained close to people in his hometown and one of his friends, Charles A. Danolds, in 1890, prevailed upon him to donate $67,000 to build the church. Shanties were set up to house the stonecutters who managed to complete the building in less than a year’s time and the church was dedicated January 1895. Pullman’s daughter bequeathed $5,000 to maintain the exquisite stainless glass window of Jesus which was created in the Tiffany Studios in New York (look closely to see the Tiffany signature etched in a corner) – an early example of Art Nouveau. There is also a 1,248-pipe organ with pipes of gold leaf decorated by Tiffany Studios. Lattin tells me that there are only 30 people left in the congregation (Albion has a population of 5,000). (10 East Park St., Albion, NY 14411, 585-589-7181, PullmanMemorial. org). At Mile 21, we come to a small town of Holley, settled in 1812 and established on the original Erie Canal. Originally, this was an enormous and complicated loop that was straightened out when the canal, already hugely successful in its first several years, was expanded, putting the town a few blocks from the repositioned canal. The restored railroad depot (circa 1907) is now a museum. Holley was the center of a community of Italian immigrants who were brought over to work in Medina’s

Walking through the culvert under the Erie Canal, just outside of Medina © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear

sandstone quarry (the sign says, “affectionately called, Podunk”). As we ride into Brockport, where one of the State University of New York campuses is located as well as a prison, we are greeted with water, lemonade, and free stamped postcards and are encouraged to visit its charming Main Street. Brockport was where Cyrus McCormick contracted a factory to manufacture his reapers (there is a marker near the dock), seeing that the reapers could be shipped on the canal to the Midwest where he was getting orders from the large farms. We ride passed Adams Basin and Spencerport (recommended for our lunch stop), where a unique lift bridge carries Main Street over the canal. The part of the ride that goes into Rochester is some of the toughest – a series of up-and-down hills and dales, twists and turns, but from the perches we can see how the canal was sheer-cut into high rock faces. We ride over a bridge from which we can have a dramatic view of where the Erie Canal crosses the Oswego River. (I’ve done this by canalboat, a floating RV, which you can rent through MidLakes Navigation, Skaneateles. It is tremendous fun to go through the canal locks, under the lift bridges, tying up where whimsy takes you. 800-545-4318, info@midlakesnav.com, midlakesnav. com.)

Our rest stop is here at Rochester (mile 45.8) at a beautiful park along the Genesee Valley Waterway Center, where the organizers have arranged for us to go swimming, canoeing and kayaking, as well as for escorted bike rides to High Falls – a phenomenal sight – in downtown Rochester. REI has sponsored the stop, as well as bike repair. The Erie Canal, known as “The Mother of Cities,” turned tiny Rochesterville into an American “boom town” and today, is the third largest city in New York State, the brochure says. The canal first went through the center of the city, across an 800-foot aqueduct over the Genesee River - a major engineering achievement at the time. A second, sturdier version, built in 1842 to replace the original aqueduct, can be seen at the base of the Broad Street ridge. Eventually, as Rochester was built up and the canal interfered with traffic, the canal was rerouted to bypass the city. But as we leave Rochester, we see how the Erie Canal is still the “mother of communities”: along many sections of the Canalway, we see new housing developments that come right up to the trail. We now ride along the Great Embankment, yet another engineering marvel that is best appreciated by actually riding over it. At the evening

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lecture, we had learned that they actually had to move a creek and flood a town in order to straighten out the canal, but this required engineering that had not yet been invented. “You can get a lot done when you don’t have to file environmental impact statements. They moved the canal, redirected the creek, to create the Great Embankment.” They put in a concrete floor and the re-done canal opened in May, 1912. But just a few months later, in September, there was a break at Bushnell’s Basin and it collapsed. Incredibly, they managed to keep navigation flowing by creating 70-foot high stilts to support a wooden trough while they rebuilt the Great Embankment from the bottom up (quite literally a concrete bathtub). There is a photo from May 1918 of the men standing in it when it reopened. This day’s route has us riding through a sequence of charming canaltowns – Spencerport, Brockport, Pittsford (one of my favorites), and finally, our destination for the night, Fairport (my favorite) - which are experiencing the most marvelous renaissance because of the repurposed Erie Canal: no longer a polluted cesspool of stinky commercial boats, foul water and even fouler boatmen, but pastoral scenes of non-intrusive recreational boats. Indeed, there are charming residential communities - among them, at Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsford and Fairport - that

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The Tiffany stained glass windows at Pullman Memorial church in Albion © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear are sprouting up right along the canal. Some like in Rochester are a planned community of single-homes built around a recreation center, and others, like in Spencerport and Fairport, are townhomes that seem ideal for emptynesters (or people escaping summer heat in Florida). Pittsford and Fairport are the best examples of this renaissance. In Pittsford (where I tied up one summer

in the canalboat to overnight), you can see what was a grain silo repurposed as an office tower, and other structures turned into charming restaurants and boutiques. In Fairport, a few blocks up from the canal, there are vacant factories just waiting for some new enterprise. The lift bridges are themselves an attraction – Fairport’s lift bridge, which celebrated its centennial in 2014

is a particular attraction because it has no right angles. Our campsite tonight is at the Minerva DeLand School in Fairport, and the organizers have arranged for shuttle buses to take us back into Fairport to enjoy the lovely restaurants and shops. But I don’t want to miss See page D5

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What’s so very special about family names BY CLAIRE LYNCH As a child growing up in Rockville Centre I knew that certain people were named after other people. I knew that these were very important names. My second brother was named after my uncle, after my mother’s brother, who had been named after his father in Brooklyn. My sister, Michelle, was named after a favorite cousin of my father’s. My oldest brother was named after my father. My third brother was named after our paternal grandfather also in Brooklyn. I could go on and on about who is named after whom but you get the idea. I like the tradition of keeping family names and passing them from one generation to another. I like looking at family trees and figuring out who was descended from and related to whom. As a kid, my first thought in looking at our big extended family tree was that it looked like a big old puzzle. I wanted to figure out what all of the pieces were or more accurately, I wanted to see how

the many different pieces fit together. Never one to back away from a challenge, I examined each name and peppered my mom and dad with questions about who they were, if I had ever met them, where they lived, what kind of jobs they had, if they had children or grandchildren, etc. I wanted to know as much as I could so I pretty much kept at it until I understood as much as I could about our family tree. Both of my parents knew a lot about their ancestors but we did come across some individuals who they didn’t know that much about - or they knew that their stories were serious. I realized pretty early on that each of these individuals had a story. When I got to be a certain age, around nine, they told me whatever they knew about the person. Before that they would just kind of breeze over the name. They wouldn’t give specific details. I guess at that point they figured that I was too young to know all about certain details.

One of the names that kept coming up was Claire. On the family tree, Claire was listed as my maternal grandparents’ oldest child. I had always thought that my mom was their oldest child but one day I put my index finger on the family tree and asked, “Who’s that?” My mom finally told me the story about Claire which was this. My grandmother wanted to be “modern” around 1915 and have her children in the hospital in Brooklyn. My Grandma Katie, a Hunter College graduate and elementary school teacher before she was married, always liked to think of herself as a progressive thinker. She always wanted to embrace the world and try new things. At that time most women had their children at home. She arranged to be admitted to the hospital for her first child and Claire was born. A few days later, however, Claire died in the hospital. They said that the cause of death was pneumonia. My grandparents were heartbroken, of course, and they went home to try and

resume their lives. My grandfather, who owned his own business as a stockbroker on Wall Street, kept busy by throwing himself into his work. My grandmother told her husband that any other children she had would be born at home. The next year Grandma Katie found out that she was going to have a baby. Low and behold, she ended up having twins. A few weeks ahead of time she arranged to have the doctor and nurse come to her brownstone home on Carroll Street in Brooklyn and up on the second floor in her bedroom, twin girls were born. My mom was the first baby to arrive and about eight minutes later my Aunt Laura was born. They were identical, really identical, and throughout their lives many people had trouble telling them apart. My grandmother had two other children, a boy and a girl, who were also born on the second floor in her bedroom See page D6


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Riding the Social Security Gravy Train BY TOM MARGENAU

Before I get to today’s question, I must give some background information on the topic at hand -- and that is the so-called maximizing strategy that many people mistakenly call “file and suspend.” What they usually mean is the strategy called “file and restrict.” And it’s not just a matter of semantics. I will explain. A Social Security law passed in the 1990s that allowed working seniors to claim full benefits at age 66 (the prior age was 72) included some totally unintended provisions that let seniors play around with, or maximize their benefits. One of those provisions came to be called “file and suspend.” This strategy was usually employed by a husband who wanted to wait until age 70 to claim benefits and get a 32 percent delayed retirement credit added to his Social Security check. But he could file for benefits at 66 and immediately suspend his own benefits, while allowing his wife to take spousal benefits on his record when she came of age. This strategy was actually eliminated a couple years ago. But the term “file and suspend” lives on -- mostly on the internet. People still ask me if they can “file and suspend.” Again, they can’t. But what they can do is employ a somewhat related strategy called “file and restrict.” That tactic allows one member of a married couple to claim dependent husband’s or wife’s benefits on the other spouse’s record at age 66 while letting his or her own retirement benefits grow -- usually until age 70. File and restrict is also pegged for elimination. But it’s still good for another couple years. Anyone turning 66 before January 2, 2020 can employ that strategy. And let me point out why those strategies are indeed loopholes in the law that needed to be closed. A basic tenet of the Social Security program is that benefits are only paid to a spouse if that husband or wife was financially dependent on the primary-earning spouse. After all, in the Social Security scheme of things, spousal benefits fall under the broad category of “dependent” benefits. With the loopholes in place, spousal benefits were being paid to husbands and wives who had their own jobs and who had their own pensions and Social Security benefits. They simply did not meet the definition of a “dependent” according to the law. Yet millions of such nondependent seniors were able to jump through the loophole and claim spousal benefits. Eliminating those loopholes is taking the Social Security system back to where it belongs. So with that background, let’s get to today’s question. And in a twist to the normal scenario, we are hearing from a woman who filed and suspended to allow her husband to claim spousal ben-

efits on her record. Q: Before they changed the law, I filed and suspended when I turned 66 in March 2016. Then my husband filed for spousal benefits on my record. He turned 70 last month and filed for his own retirement benefits. While we were in the Social Security office, the clerk said that I could now file for spousal benefits on my husband’s record. So I did that. But then I got a phone call from another Social Security rep who told me that I could not file for spousal benefits! So who is right -- the local clerk or the representative on the phone? A: The person on the phone is right. You can NOT file for spousal benefits because you have already technically filed for your own retirement benefits -- even though you suspended them. In case some of my readers are still confused, let me explain what you and your husband are doing. You wanted to delay starting your own retirement benefits until you turn 70 in order to get the 32 percent delayed retirement bonus added to your monthly benefits. But because you turned 66 before they changed the rules, you were able to use the “file and suspend” loophole. So you filed for your retirement benefits, and then immediately suspended them in order to let your husband use the file and restrict loophole. In other words, he claimed spousal benefits on your record while he delays his own retirement benefits until age 70. That means he is currently getting an amount equal to 50 percent of your full retirement rate, with plans to switch to 132 percent of his retirement benefit at age 70. He is now about to turn 70 and make that switch. And an obviously inexperienced clerk in your local Social Security office suggested that you turn around and file for spousal benefits on your husband’s retirement record. Or to put that in Social Security maximizing lingo, he thought you could now file and restrict. But you can’t file and restrict because you have already filed and suspended. I hope that is making sense to you. If not, here is another way you can look at it. You and your husband have already jumped through two big loopholes in Social Security law. You were able to file for your own benefits, suspend those benefits for no other reason than to let your nondependent husband draw a spousal check for four years off your account. Now he will be getting a delayed benefit credit of 32 percent added to his retirement check for the rest of his life, even though he really didn’t delay taking Social Security (because he’s been getting those benefits on your record since 2014), And soon you will also be able to receive your own delayed retirement credits even though you technically filed for benefits when

you were 66. So I suggest you not look a gift horse in the mouth and instead thank your lucky stars that you and your husband were born at just the right time to allow you to milk the Social Security system out of all these unintended benefits. And for those other seniors out there reading this column who either signed up for Social Security benefits before those maximizing loopholes became all the rage, or who will reach Social Security eligibility age after all the

loopholes are closed, I hope you don’t think you are being cheated out of anything. You are or will be getting the Social Security benefits the law always intended that you receive. It’s these lucky few baby boomers born in the maximizing window who got a free ride on the Social Security gravy train! If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM

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A Sequence of Charming Canaltowns, Pastoral Landscapes, Punctuated by City Birthed by ‘Mother of Cities’ on Cycle the Erie Bike Tour C ontinued from page D3 the talk by Andy Beers, director of the Empire State Trail about the Erie CanalwayTrail and New York State’s plans to build a new Empire State Trail – for a total of 750 miles of dedicated

Day 3’s ride, I am alert to stopping off the trail (crossing over the canal) to visit Macedon. Here, you follow a short nature trail to the end and come to a point where you can see where all three canals – the original 1825 canal, the expanded canal, and the Modern Barge

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canal - converge together. Our rest stop is in Palmyra, a 19th century village which predates the Erie Canal (that’s why it isn’t called Palmyraport), which has 200 buildings on the Historic Register in one square mile, and where Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion (you can visit his farmhouse). I take time to ride through Palmyra, which I had visited more extensively on a prior trip, by Mid Lakes Navigation canalboat (like an RV on the water) to enjoy its architecture. (www. palmyrany.com, 315-597-4849). See page D7

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What’s so very special about family names C ontinued from page D3 in Brooklyn attended by professionals. To simplify things all around, the family always said that my mom was the oldest of their children but those of us who were relatives knew that there was more to that story. I accepted my mother’s explanation about what had happened to baby Claire at face value. At first. Later on, when I had the chance to think over the facts of the story, I wondered if that was the whole story. Could there have been another explanation? Could there have been more to the story? I didn’t know and I’ll never know. I questioned it but now I accept their explanation. Too many years have gone by so we will never know any further details. As far as everyone is

concerned it’s ancient history. Many family stories have gone to the grave with my ancestors. In other instances, people sitting around talking to each other would tell the stories about what happened. They would banter back and forth about all different subjects and all different people and if I was in earshot I would stop and listen to what they were talking about. Sometimes it was hard trying to keep track of who they were talking about at the time but basically, I took it all in. In the case of baby Claire, it’s a sad story, a heartbreak that I know in a way my grandmother never really got over. She never brought up the subject but if asked Grandma Katie would answer factually. That was it. She never got into the emotion of it. My mother always said that she never

really talked about it but I’m sure that it always stayed in the back of her mind. That baby was always with her. In terms of my being named after a family member, I can respond to having Claire’s name in one of three ways. First, that I was named after a relative who died as just an infant. If I think of it in the second way, it makes me feel pretty important because I know how good my relatives feel about having their family names passed down to a new generation. It carries on their legacy. When I think about it in the third way, it makes me feel pretty good. My parents had chosen a pretty name, Claire, one that they really liked. If I think of it in the first way, it’s kind of dark. That story about baby Claire is a very serious one. I certainly don’t underestimate the emotion of what happened. On most days I think of being named Claire in the second and third ways. I alternate between cherishing a beloved family name and just enjoying having a solid, pretty name which happens to be a Latin word meaning “clear, bright.” One day when I was about 14 years old my mother and I were sitting in the kitchen having lunch and it seemed like a good time to ask her about some of my family roots – about some of our family’s history. She knew some things about my father’s side of the family and obviously she knew more about her side of the family. I learned a lot about my family roots just by sitting around talking to my mom and other relatives, too. Looking back, those conversations were the ones I cherish to this day - the times we would be sitting around relaxing and my mother would tell me things that her mother had told her that not too many people knew about - relatives’ weaknesses, their faults, their failures and their indecision. It gave me an insight into people I wouldn’t otherwise have known about - and it helped me to understand people in general. I asked my mother if my grandmother had ever asked her why she had named me Claire. She said that her mother had never asked her that question. That took me by surprise because I kind of thought that Grandma Katie would have had questions about that. So at first I thought it was a bit strange then I had to stop myself and remember three key things. My mother had six children, first three boys then three girls. I am #5 of the 6 kids. When Grandma Katie visited us on Long Island things were pretty hectic with six kids in my household. And

when we visited her in Brooklyn, we had some good visits but things we also very hectic with so many people around. Additionally, I had to remember that my grandmother had five other grandchildren. The six of us Lynch kids weren’t her only grandchildren. Second, my grandmother believed in the stiff upper lip. No matter what emotions she might have been feeling she would keep a tight hold on them. Always act properly was her motto. She believed in showing courage in the face of pain or adversity. When life deals you a bad hand, pick yourself up and carry on. Don’t dwell on bad things. Move ahead and focus on the positive. That’s how she was and it worked for her. Grandma Katie wasn’t one to cry over spilled milk. I’m sure that she grieved over baby Claire for a while, there’s no doubt about that, but then she got up and carried on with life. Third, I may be the inquisitive type but not everyone questions things from every angle. Not everyone overanalyzes things. Not everyone asks why this person was named after so and so. Once early on in high school we students were asked by our English teacher to write about where we were from. Our teacher said that we could write about our ancestors, for example, if we were from Ireland, England, France, etc., if they had come to America through Ellis Island, or about someone we may have been named after. That topic was right up my alley. I wrote a lot about baby Claire and about some of the facts and feelings that I mentioned in the paragraphs above. I found myself writing and writing and I actually had to go back and pare things down. I knew that it would be too much for my high school assignment to go rambling on. We had a word limit to adhere to and somehow I stuck to it but I know that I could have gone on and on about the various namesakes in my family and in particular, who I was named after. My teacher gave me a good grade in that paper, probably because I had checked several facts with my parents before I wrote it - and probably because I had poured my whole heart into writing it. The whole topic of family trees and family genealogy is very interesting. I guess the reason is that it answers a lot of questions we have about who we are, about where we came from and probably the most important question, what is it that makes us tick. I’ve done my research over the years and discovered where I am from. What does your name reveal about you?


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C ontinued from page D5 There is an unexpected treat at Newark, where the community has set up a welcome table for us at the canal park. You walk down to the canalside walkway (excellent rest facilities) and there are the most magnificent murals painted on the base of the bridge that tell the story of life for canalers on the Erie Canal with reflections on the Civil War era, some of which can only be fully appreciated if you come by boat. Peppermint Museum On my first Cycle the Erie ride, because I was in a hurry to get ahead of the rain (it didn’t work), I missed the Peppermint Museum in Lyons, where a clever food scientist (not sure that is what he was known as), H.G. Hotchkiss, revolutionized the use of peppermint oil, so I was intent to visit this time. Once again, this is a tiny site that you might miss except if you were looking for it, and it proves fascinating in ways you never expected. The Erie Canal is what brought Hiram Hotchkiss to Lyons in 1841. Indeed, there was an oversupply of peppermint oil, an herb that was grown extensively in fields around Lyons. But because of the Erie Canal, Hotchkiss had the idea to export the peppermint oil to Europe. Europe already had its own peppermint oil and his product was at first met with skepticism. But Hotchkiss perfected the process and his product won medals. The huge success of H.G. Hotchkiss Company made Lyons, New York, the “Peppermint Capital of the World” for many years. Indeed, at one time, Hotchkiss was responsible for half the annual production of  peppermint  oil in the United States. Canallers would say they could tell when they were approaching the village by the smell. Until Hotchkiss, peppermint oil was used for medicinal purposes and to make tea. But Hotchkiss expanded its use – Beech-Nut (which has a factory in Canajoharie, another town where we will stay) first started using peppermint in candy and gum. Hotchkiss, brilliant at branding and packaging in gorgeous blue glass bottles manufactured at the Clyde Glassworks (another town we visit), became a millionaire. He had a 42-room home a few blocks up the hill, which a couple from New York City purchased. We get to visit Hotchkiss’ laboratory and warehouse; the parlor offers an exhibit honoring suffragettes. Indeed, we learn that Lissat Hotchkiss Parshall (1840-1913),one of Hotchkiss’ seven daughters, was a suffragette and Anne Hotchkiss (1914-2010),was the company’s fourth president (1963-1984), and one of the first women to become

president of a company. This is most fitting because we will wind up this day in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of Women’s Rights. Gradually, though, Lyons farmers started planting apples and switched to dairy production; and the peppermint factory closed in 1990. The town just about forgot about its peppermint past and locals didn’t know what the building was until the Lyons Heritage Society reopened it as a museum. (The Peppermint Museum, an absolute jewel, is open by appointment only; you can arrange a tour by calling Patty Alena at the Lyons Heritage Society, 315-946-4596; 95 Water Street, Lyons, NY 14489, www. lyonsheritagesociety.com). I ride up to the Lyons town square and get some feel of the community before continuing on the trail. We have our afternoon rest stop in  Clyde  (the townspeople have gone all out on the Village Green with music and ice cream for us) and then go off the Canalway trail onto country roads through Amish Country (who knew there was an Amish country in New York State?), some of the prettiest farmland anywhere. On my last visit, it started pouring immediately as we left  Clyde, and I was unable to capture these exquisite scenes that evoke Currier & Ives, in photos. This time, I am lucky because it is sunny and some of the farmers are out. I pass the barn where last time we took shelter from lightening. Our 51-mile ride ends Day 3 of our 8-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie biketour at another stunning school campus, Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls. Because I want to have as much time as possible in Seneca Falls, where the Women’s Rights National Park and other sites are staying open until 8 pm for us, I drop my things in the school gymnasium for “indoor camping,” (the school even has a TV where we get to watch the All-Stars baseball game at night) and rush out to the school bus which is shuttling us into town. Tonight is one of the two during our eight-day trip where we are on our own for dinner, but I occupy my time touring the attractions dedicated to Women’s Suffrage (New York State is making a big deal of the centennial of the 19th Amendment that is coming in 2020) and exploring Seneca Falls. The 20th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal ride is scheduled July 8 – 15, 2018 (www.ptny.org/canaltour). In the meantime, you can cycle the trail on your own - detailed info and interactive map is at the ptny.org site (www.ptny. org/bikecanal), including suggested lodgings. For more information on  Cycle the Erie Canal, contact Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or

visit www.ptny.org. Information is also available from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Waterford, NY 12188, 518237-7000, www.eriecanalway.org. More information about traveling on the Erie Canal is available from New York State Canal Corporation, www.canals. ny.gov. Next:  Seneca Falls Hails its Role in Birthing Women’s Rights _____________________________

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Remarkable robots at Hicksville High School The Hicksville High School Robotics Team earned a wild card invitation to compete for the national championship in Detroit following its impressive showings at the SBPLI 2nd Regional competition on April 13th-14th, and at the SBPLI FIRST Regional competition on April 10th-11th. In the first competition, the team placed 11th and earned the eighth seed Alliance, while the team was seeded 27th of 44 teams at the second competition and worked outstandingly with the seconded seeded team during Alliance. The Hicksville Public School District extends its congratulations to the team for its exceptional robotic performances.

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Hicksville High School Robotics Team with adviser Catherine Temps and Principal Ray Williams.

Summit Lane tackles teamwork

Summit Lane fifth-graders practiced teamwork by running under a jump rope together. Fifth-graders at Summit Lane Elementary School engaged in a day of outdoor teamwork and trust activities as part of a Nassau BOCES Challenge Course Program, on April 23rd with the help of naturalist Patricia Cohen. Among the many activities, students participated in a jump rope challenge where they were each instructed to move through the swinging jump rope without stopping the rotation. As the activity continued, students had to move through the jump rope with more of their peers, putting their trust and communication to the test. They also played a game similar to Simon Says which challenged their listening skills and teamwork abilities. The goal of the program was to get students to work together and learn how to trust each other in different and fun scenarios. Through the cooperative games, students had the opportunity to get to know each other better and problem-solve through physical tasks.

Nassau BOCES naturalist Patricia Cohen taught the students how to work together when doing different challenges.

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LEGAL NOTICES erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $404,850.80 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 20003/13. Christopher Hahn, Esq., Referee PHLJN001 MIT 5658 4X 05/04,11,18,25 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R5, Plaintiff, Against MADELYN SCHATTEN, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 1/31/2016, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501, on 6/5/2018 at 11:30 am, premises known as 3 Whitlock Street, Plainview, NY 11803, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Plainview, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Nassau County Treasurer as Section 13 Block 48 Lot 2. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $868,534.26 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 3151/14 If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Jennifer B. Ettenger, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 4/18/2018 GNS MIT 5659

4X 05/04,11,18,25 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF UPLAND MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST A, Plaintiff(s), Against GURBACHAN SINGH SIKKA A/K/A GURBACHAN SINGHSIKKA, AMARJIT KAUR, HARMEET SINGH, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Nassau County Clerk’s Office on 3/12/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501, on 6/5/2018 at 11:30 am, premises known as 96 Willfred Blvd., Hicksville, NY 11801, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Nassau County Treasurer as Section 12, Block 152, and Lot 0075. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $630,928.19 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 11340/11. Michael B. Mirotznik, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C., 145 Huguenot Street, Suite 210, New Rochelle, NY 10801 Dated: 4/23/2018 MIT 5661 4X 05/04,11,18,25 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff AGAINST Stewart Peretzman; Janice Peretzam; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated April 13, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Supreme Court, Calendar Control Part (CCP)

100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on June 12, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 157 Rim Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau, State of NY, Section 45 Block 334 Lot 14. Approximate amount of judgment $521,075.01 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 16-005064. Charles Casolaro, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: May 1, 2018 MIT 5662 4X 05/11,18,25,06/01 SUPREME COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY VALLEY NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff -against- RONDA LEWIS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated April 11, 2018 and entered on April 12, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at (CCP) Calendar Control Part Court Room of the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on June 12, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. premises situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Blue Grass Lane, distant 248.32 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Blue Grass Lane with the westerly side of Center Lane; being a plot 100.00 feet by 60.00 feet by 100 feet by 60 feet. Section: 51 Block: 105 Lot: 15 Said premises known as 56 BLUEGRASS LANE, LEVITTOWN, NY Approximate amount of lien $294,874.35 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 004184/2016. GEORGE ESERNIO, ESQ., Referee KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10017 MIT 5663 4X 05/11,18,25,06/01

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2005-WMC2, MORGAN PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WMC2, Plaintiff, AGAINST ANN MARIE NEARY, ANN MARIE NEARY AKA ANN M. NEARY AKA ANN NEARY, PATRICK NEARY and PATRICK NEARY, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered on November 16, 2017 I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part) Courtroom IN THE NASSAU SUPREME COURT, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on June 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 18 BELFRY LN, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section 45, Block 381 and Lot 6 Approximate amount of judgment $530,143.52 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #14-005567. Paul Guttenberg, Esq., Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP - Attorneys for Plaintiff - 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747 MIT 5665 4X 05/11,18,25,06/01 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST, V. LAWRENCE B. PROSONO, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment

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19 of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, wherein WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST is the Plaintiff and LAWRENCE B. PROSONO, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive Calendar Control Part, Mineola, NY 11501, on June 19, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 93 STIRRUP LANE, LEVITTOWN, NY 11756: Section 51, Block 381, Lot 42: 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 will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 012390/2009. Matthew J. Zangwill, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call (800) 280-2832. MIT 5666 4X 05/18,25,06/01,08 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU CIT BANK, N.A., F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, N.A., F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF NASSAU COUNTY AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ALYCE V. HENLEY; GLEN HENLEY AS HEIR AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ALYCE V. HENLEY; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF ALYCE V. HENLEY; 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 the following designation, namely: the 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; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, MARYLAND NATIONAL BANK, THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE-UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE-TAX COMPIANCE DIVISION-C.O.-ATC; THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; Defendants. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $525,000.00 and interest, recorded on December 4, 2009, at Liber M34402 Page 576, of the Public Records of NASSAU County, New York, covering premises known as 15 DOVE ST HICKSVILLE, NY 11801. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the prem-

ises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. NASSAU County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: April 10, 2018 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY:DANIEL GREENBAUM, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 MIT 5667 4X 05/18,25,06/01,08 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, F/K/A BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-11, Plaintiff AGAINST Jefferson Alvarado and Daisy Sanchez, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 27, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on June 19, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 47 GLENBROOK ROAD, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, sit-

uate, lying and being in the Town of Hicksville, County of Nassau and State of New York, SECTION 45, BLOCK 513, LOT 3. Approximate amount of judgment $469,336.75 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 16-007537. Jane Shrenkel, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 MIT 5668 4X 05/18,25,06/01,08 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Viscardi Center, Henry Viscardi School & Abilities, Inc. (Owner) will receive sealed bids at 201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY, 11507 until 11:00am on Thursday, June 14, 2018 for roof maintenance services & repair work for five (5) buildings located on our property at 201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507. At that time all bids will be publicly opened. A walk thru will be conducted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:00 at which time all bidding documents may be obtained.  All interested Vendors must pre-register for Bidder’s

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Conference with Maureen Begina at 516-465-1558. Failure to pre-register may disqualify you from bidding.  Successful bidder must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in commercial roofing. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids received and to accept any bid which it deems most favorable. Bids must include a minimum of three (3) references.  No bid shall be withdrawn pending the decision of the Owner. Maureen Begina Purchasing Manager The Viscardi Center 201 I.U. Willets Road Albertson, NY 11507 P: (516) 465-1558 F: (516)465-3736 mbegina@viscardicenter.org http://www.viscardicenter.org MIT 5669 1X 05/18 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE HEAD CANON COMPANY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/02/2018. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office See page 20

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address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is:  25 Murray Rd Hicksville NY 11801. The principal business address of the  is  25 Murray Rd Hicksville NY 11801. MIT 5670 6X 05/18,25,06/01,08,15,22 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for GSAA Home Equity Trust 2006-7, Plaintiff AGAINST Lisa Erkus a/k/a Lisa J. Erkus; Craig Erkus a/k/a Craig M. Erkus; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated September 6, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the at the Nassau County Supreme Court, Calendar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on June 19, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 30 Ruby Lane, Plainview, NY 11803. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau, State of NY, Section 12. Block 413 Lot 8. Approximate amount of judgment $798,005.63 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 11-017902. Leo McGinity, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: April 23, 2018 MIT 5671 4X 05/18,25,06/01,08 LEGAL NOTICE CITATION File No. 2018-856/A SURROGATE’S COURT, NASSAU COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: “John Doe” and “Jane Doe”, said names being fictitious, if living, being the issue of Victoria Russo, the predeceased sister of the decedent; or if dead having survived decedent, their distributees, heirs in law, and next of kin, if any be

living; and if any be dead, their respective distributees, heirs in law, next of kin, legatees, devisees, executors, administrators, assigns and successors in interest, all of whose names, whereabouts and addresses are unknown and cannot be ascertained with due diligence, being any persons interested in the Estate of Emanuel E. Quaremba, as distributees or otherwise. A petition having been duly filed by Laura Kim Dooley f/k/a Laura Kim Sabatello who is/are domiciled at 20 North Railroad Avenue, Jamesport, New York 11947 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Nassau County, at 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, on June 20, 2018, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Emanuel E. Quaremba lately domiciled at 56 Parkview Circle, Old Bethpage, New York 11714, United States admitting to probate a Will dated August 18, 2001 (and Codicil(s), if any, dated ), a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Emanuel E. Quaremba deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to Laura Kim Dooley f/k/a Laura Kim Sabatello. Further relief sought (if any): Any requirement for the posting of bond be dispensed with. Dated, Attested and Sealed, 4/23/2018 Hon. Margaret C. Reilly, Surrogate Debra Keller Leimbach, Chief Clerk Ronald S. Lanza, Esq. Attorney (631) 979-4300 Futterman & Lanza, LLP 222 East Main Street, Suite 314 Smithtown, NY 11787 BN 7303 4X5/4, 11, 18, 25 SUPREME COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff against MARIO LOUKAS; ALEXANDER LOUKAS; ROSALIE LOUKAS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on Mar 12, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the

Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 12th day of June, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in Plainedge, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Said premises known as 10 Marbourne Road, Bethpage (Town of Oyster Bay) N.Y. 11714. (Section: 49, Block: 236, Lot: 15). Approximate amount of lien $ 484,664.18 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 002607-17. George Esernio, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344 For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call (800) 280-2832 BN 7305 4X 05/11,18,25,06/01 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SCHOOL MEDICAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR BETHPAGE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education of the Bethpage Union Free School District, Town of Oyster Bay, Bethpage, New York. RFP #009-1819 for School Medical Physician Services will be received until Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Administration Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York. Proposals will not be read aloud. The initial term of the RFP will be from July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2019. The RFP may be extended for up to three (3) additional one (1) year periods at the District’s discretion. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals which in its discretion are not in the best interest of the school district, and to waive any informality as to non-material errors or omissions in the submissions. Specifications are available

for pick-up on any weekday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Business Office located in the Administrative Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York. By Order of the Board of Education Bethpage Union Free School District Administration Building 10 Cherry Avenue Bethpage, New York, 11714 BN 7308 1X 05/18 INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that separate bids, submitted in sealed envelopes for BID # 012-1819 will be received and publicly read by the Board of Education, Bethpage Union Free School District, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York on June 12th, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Boardroom of the Administration Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York. Nassau County Directors of School Facilities Purchasing Consortium Cooperative Bid for CHAIN LINK FENCING COOPERATIVE BID ---------------------------------------------PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Bethpage Union Free School District Amityville Union Free School District Baldwin Union Free School District Bellmore Union Free School District Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Carle Place Union Free School District East Meadow Union Free School District East Rockaway Union Free School District East Williston Union Free School District Elmont Union Free School District Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District Freeport Union Free School District Garden City Union Free School District Glen Cove Union Free School District Great Neck Union Free School District Hempstead Union Free School District Herricks Union Free School District Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District

Hicksville Union Free School District Island Trees Union Free School District Jericho Union Free School District Lawrence Union Free School District Levittown Union Free School District Long Beach Central School District Lynbrook Union Free School District Malverne Union Free School District Manhasset Union Free School District Massapequa Union Free School District Merrick Union Free School District Mineola Union Free School District New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District North Bellmore Union Free School District North Merrick Union Free School District North Shore Central School District Oceanside Union Free School District Plainedge Union Free School District Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Port Washington Union Free School District Rockville Centre Union Free School District Roosevelt Union Free School District Seaford Union Free School District Syosset Central School District Uniondale Union Free School District Valley Stream #30 Union Free School District Valley Stream CHSD Wantagh Union Free School District West Hempstead Union Free School District Westbury Union Free School District ----------------------------------------------Sealed bids are to be addressed to the attention of Business Office - Bethpage Union Free School District, Administration Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York, 11714. All bids must be delivered to the Business Office no later than 10 a.m. on the date of opening in sealed envelopes, bearing on the outside BID # 012-1819, the name and address of the bidder and the title of the bid in the lower left-hand corner. Bid specifications and all appli-


cable terms and conditions may be obtained at the above address weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Business Office, located in the Administration Building at 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York. Contact the Bethpage Purchasing Office with any questions regarding this bid. The Board of Education reserves the right to award all or a part of this bid or to reject all bids or any part of any bid and to make awards which are in the best interest of the school district and to waive any informality as to non-material errors or omissions in the submissions. May 18, 2018 By Order of the Board of Education Bethpage Union Free School District BN 7309 1X 05/18 INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that separate bids, submitted in sealed envelopes for BID # 013-1819 will be received and publicly read by the Board of Education, Bethpage Union Free School District, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York on June 12th, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Boardroom of the Administration Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York. Nassau County Directors of School Facilities Purchasing Consortium Cooperative Bid for BOILER/BURNER SERVICE AND REPAIR COOPERATIVE BID ---------------------------------------------PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Bethpage Union Free School District Amityville Union Free School District Baldwin Union Free School District Bellmore Union Free School District Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Carle Place Union Free School District

East Meadow Union Free School District East Rockaway Union Free School District East Williston Union Free School District Elmont Union Free School District Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District Freeport Union Free School District Garden City Union Free School District Glen Cove City School District Great Neck Union Free School District Hempstead Union Free School District Herricks Union Free School District Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District Hicksville Union Free School District Island Trees Union Free School District Jericho Union Free School District Lawrence Union Free School District Levittown Union Free School District Long Beach Central School District Lynbrook Union Free School District Malverne Union Free School District Manhasset Union Free School District Massapequa Union Free School District Merrick Union Free School District Mineola Union Free School District New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District North Bellmore Union Free School District North Merrick Union Free School District North Shore Central School District Oceanside Union Free School District Plainedge Union Free School District Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Port Washington Union Free School District Rockville Centre Union Free

School District Roosevelt Union Free School District Seaford Union Free School District Syosset Central School District Uniondale Union Free School District Valley Stream #30 Union Free School District Valley Stream CHSD Wantagh Union Free School District West Hempstead Union Free School District Westbury Union Free School District ----------------------------------------------Sealed bids are to be addressed to the attention of Business Office - Bethpage Union Free School District, Administration Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York, 11714. All bids must be delivered to the Business Office no later than 11 a.m. on the date of opening in sealed envelopes, bearing on the outside BID #013-1819, the name and address of the bidder and the title of the bid in the lower left-hand corner. Bid specifications and all applicable terms and conditions may be obtained at the above address weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Business Office, located in the Administration Building at 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York. Contact the Bethpage Business Office with any questions regarding this bid. The Board of Education reserves the right to award all or a part of this bid or to reject all bids or any part of any bid and to make awards which are in the best interest of the school district and to waive any informality as to non-material errors or omissions in the submissions. May 18, 2018 By Order of the Board of Education Bethpage Union Free School District BN 7310 1X 05/18

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Three water wells to be shut down

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exploration equipment had resulted in the release of volatile organic compounds into the soil including elevated levels of radium and 1,4-dioxane. An inordinate amount of money has been spent by the district over the last few decades to treat these volatile compounds that have seeped into the groundwater. The district’s plan is to close three wells that sit in the heart of the plume, including one that stretches for 1.8 miles and sits nearly 800 feet below ground. Boufis said that drilling of the new wells will begin at an existing site near Charles Campagne Elementary school on Plainview Road and two yet to be identified sites. There are also plans for construction of transmission lines to carry the water. “The estimated cost of the work will be $17 million,” said Boufis. “This is our future, this is our plan.” Charles Tierno, President of New York American Water, said that it is important that the Bethpage Water District take immediate action to ensure the safety of its residents. “The Bethpage Water District, first and foremost, has to do what is needed to protect the health and safety of the residents it serves,” said Tierno, whose company has a well in Levittown that has been effected by the spread of the plume. “We will continue to monitor how Bethpage’s proposed decommissioning of these three wells can change the hydrogeology of the aquifer to determine if there will be any future impacts to our wells in that area.”

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“I feel as a new legislator, I think it’s important that people know who their representative is,” said Ferretti Jr. Recently, three signs in his district, which includes the towns of Levittown and Wantagh, were vandalized with graffiti. One sign in particular, at Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Field, had former County Executive Ed Mangano and Hempstead Town Board council member Dennis Dunne’s names on it. Ferretti Jr had planned to replace that sign with one bearing his name and e-mail address etched upon it. “That’s when he was notified about the wholesale renovation of signs in the county bearing nobody’s names,” said legislative spokesperson Frank Moroney. “Basically, the county executive had not notified legislators of her intentions to do this.” In a statement last week, Curran had criticized the signs as being self-promotional and a waste of taxpayers’ money. “These are your roads, and these are your parks,” said Curran, in her statement to County residents. “They’re not mine or any other county official’s. You pay for them.” The installation of new signs sans county officials’ names are currently underway at places like Cantiague Park in Hicksville and Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Other signs bearing the names of officials have been covered up in green and white tape at the entrance to Old Bethpage Village Restoration and at a soccer complex in Levittown.

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Fork Lane teacher makes her mark

From left: Fork Lane Elementary School Principal Chris Scardino, Christina Marconi, and Landon Lutrell. Fork Lane Elementary School thirdgrade teacher Christina Marconi was recently selected as Nassau County’s Teacher of the Year in the Applebee’s Above and “Bee”yond Teacher Essay Contest. Marconi was recognized following nominating student Landon Lutrell’s winning essay about her exceptional dedication to her students, as well as her

commitment to her craft. As a result of the honor, Marconi was presented with a $500 check from Applebee’s, which will be used to purchase supplies for her class next year, and Lutrell earned an end-of-the-year party at Applebee’s for his class in June.

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Egg-citing experience

Registration for Youth Ice Hockey Summer Program Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that registration for the Town Youth Ice Hockey Summer Program will take place on Sunday, May 20th (8AM to 1PM), Monday, May 21st (6PM to 10PM), and Thursday, May 24th (6PM to 10PM) at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center - located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Ice hockey schedules will be distributed at registration. “Children can take advantage of this terrific Youth Ice Hockey Program to enhance their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of experienced ice hockey coaches,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “Our beautiful indoor rink is the perfect venue for our young players to continue enjoying ice hockey throughout the summer months. The Town’s Youth Ice Hockey Program has received acclaim by the National Hockey League, who has partnered with the Town for a ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative that promotes hockey programming and youth enrichment.” Individuals interested in registering for the Youth Ice Hockey Summer Program must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (canceled check, utility bill, etc.), and a check, money order, Visa or Mastercard will be accepted. All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration. Please inquire about discounts for additional children who join from the same family.

Registration fees are as follows: 6U: (Ages 3-5) $200 for one child registered ($300 for non-residents and $150 for each additional child within the same family) over 8 weeks and 8 total sessions being held on Sundays, starting July 8th from 7:30AM to 8:30AM 8U: (Ages 6-8) Intro to Cross Ice Games $200 for one child registered ($300 for non-residents and $150 for each additional child within the same family) over 8 weeks and 8 total sessions being held on Sundays, starting July 8th from 7:30AM to 8:30AM 10U: (Ages 8-9) $325 for one child registered ($425 for non-residents) over 8 weeks with 16 total sessions beginning Sunday, July 8th ($200 for each additional child within the same family). Participants can choose one of the following sessions: Sundays 8:45AM to 9:45AM, Mondays 6:30PM to 7:30PM or Mondays 7:45PM to 8:45PM 14U: (Ages 10-14) $325 for one child registered ($425 for non-residents) over 8 weeks with 16 total sessions beginning Sunday July 8th ($200 for each additional child within the same family). Participants can choose one of the following sessions: Sundays 10:00AM to 11:00AM, Thursdays 6:30PM to 7:30PM or Thursdays 7:45PM to 8:45PM Participants are required to bring their own equipment. For a list of mandatory equipment and other general information, or if you are unable to make these registration dates and would like to sign up for the program, call Buzz Deschamps at (516) 433-7465, x8233.

Town Beach stickers on sale

Second-graders at Old Country Road Elementary School in the Hicksville Public School District learned about the life cycle of a chicken while waiting 21 days for eggs to hatch. Following the eggs’ hatching, students learned how to gently hold, feed, and care for the chicks. The fun and educational lessons were designed to continue building upon students’ learning of the basics of life sciences. Above, second-grade teacher Jenn McEvoy and her class with chicks. Photo courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that the early sale of seasonal beach stickers will begin on Saturday, May 12th. Starting that day, Town residents can purchase their beach stickers at certain locations ahead of time to avoid the rush during the Memorial Day weekend when some Town of Oyster Bay beaches officially open for weekends. Supervisor Saladino stated, “The summer season is nearly upon us, and many residents are eagerly looking forward to Memorial Day weekend for the first opportunity to enjoy a sun-filled fun day at our beaches. By purchasing a beach sticker in advance, residents can avoid the inevitable lines that often accompany the start of the beach season and spend more time with their feet in the sand instead.” Beach stickers will be on sale daily, beginning May 12th, at TOBAY Beach, John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay, from 10AM until 2PM. To purchase a resident beach sticker for your

vehicle, residents must present their vehicle registration and bring the vehicle they plan to drive to the beach since stickers are placed on the vehicle at the time of purchase. Only residents may purchase beach stickers for Town of Oyster Bay Beaches. Seasonal stickers are $60, and they pay for themselves following three visits. Residents aged 60+ qualify for a Senior Beach ID at the Town Clerk’s Office for a one-time fee of $32. Additionally, volunteer firefighters, U.S. Coast Guard members, Armed Forces service members, and veterans all qualify for seasonal beach passes at reduced rates. TOBAY, Centre Island, Philip B. Healey at Florence Avenue and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beaches will open for weekends only beginning Saturday, May 26th. All Town of Oyster Bay beaches will open seven days a week beginning on Saturday, June 23rd. For more information, contact the Beach Division of the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department at 797-4111 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.


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Weekend LIRR train service reduced during construction May 19–20 Track and signal work will affect Long Island Rail Road train service on the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch over the weekend of May 19–20. If you are planning to travel on this weekend, please make note of the following: Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch • Train service between Penn Station and Huntington will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly • Train service between Huntington and Port Jefferson will be reduced from every 90 minutes to every two hours Ronkonkoma Branch • Buses will replace trains between Brentwood and Ronkonkoma – please plan for up to 35 minutes of additional travel time • Departure times for trains operating between Ronkonkoma and Greenport will also be adjusted For details, pick up Special Weekend Timetables dated May 19–20 at stations or at mta.info/lirr, or check out the LIRR Train Time app.

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