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Vol. 51 No. 40 (USPS


Bellmore, NY 11710

The Community Newspaper

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Permit parking planned at LIRR station

Bellmore Life photo by Douglas Finlay

Permit parking at the Bellmore LIRR train station will begin for Bellmore and other Town of Hempstead residents on Monday, October 22, as the town ramps up a new “pilot” permit parking program for $3 a year that targets the Bellmore community.

PARK HERE ONLY! Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes, left, town Supervisor Kate Murray and town Councilwoman Angie Cullin show sign that will be on display

at parking lot at Centre Lane and Sunrise Highway to be used only for residents who have parking permits, at a cost of $3. Get them at the Bellmore station or at Town Hall.

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The permits will be available for use in 227 parking spaces being designated as permit-parking only spaces in the lot at the west end of the station, at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Centre Avenue. Opportunities to sign up to get the permits will be held Thursdays and Fridays, October 11 and 12, and October 18 and 19, at the Bellmore station – as well as Town Hall at any time. “I and others from the town will be at the Bellmore train station on Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5, to get the word out with fliers that there are parking permits available” for residents that will provide better access to parking at the station they may not have been able to get before, said Ms. Murray. She said at a news conference Friday at the Bellmore station that on (continued on page 3)

her sister Patricia Birbiglia of Bellmore, Sue Nicola of Seaford, Assemblyman McDonough, Rebecca Heather Levy of Wantagh, Marla Kilfoyle of Bellmore, and Polly Dwyer of Levittown. See stor y on page 9.

NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about your neighbors! 168 local people’s names were in your community newspaper last week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

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BLOOM WITH ISLAND GREENERY: Last week marked the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bellmore’s Island Greener y on Bellmore Avenue. Along with the ceremony, the nurser y is offering a 30%-off sale, which marks the beginning of the ample planting season of fall. Owner Gene Judd explained fall is the best season for planting because plants go into dormancy in winter. Through dormancy their roots grow deeper and make them stronger to provide better blooms in spring. The photo includes employees of Island Greener y, Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores President Debra Izzo, chamber members and Trustees Bill Wilgus, Joe and Mar tha Verdi, Jill Bromberg, Dan Yngstrom,

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by Laura Schofer Young mothers, professionals, students and retirees rallied with the Sierra Club, the president of a solar company and an engineering student at the Town of Hempstead’s Energy Park last week to implore the Long Island Power Authority to invest in clean, renewable energy for the future. The show of support for clean energy comes at a critical time, say advocates, as LIPA debates what direction to take in developing energy resources for Long Island. Yesterday, October 2, LIPA’s board of trustees were scheduled to meet to finalize its energy plan for the next decade. The rally also marked the launch of a call-in campaign to LIPA to urge officials to choose clean energy options. LIPA’s big decision Standing in front of the wind turbine at the Town of Hempstead’s Office of Waterways and Conservation in Point Lookout (Energy Park), Emma Boorboor, a Sierra Club organizer, said, “LIPA has a big decision to make. We need to think about what makes sense for our future. How will we power homes and businesses in the next decade?” The resounding response to that question by community members at the rally was to invest in clean energy – both solar and wind power, renewable sources that don’t pollute the environment or make the nation dependent on foreign sources of energy. “Our energy demands are enormous,” said Dan Sabia, president and founder of Built Well Solar of Wantagh, which installs solar panels on homes and businesses. “Today’s households and businesses are very different from a few years ago. LIPA is trying to keep up with the everincreasing need for more and more electricity. For the most part, the electricity we all use here on Long Island is generated in power plants that depend on fossil fuels. “Now LIPA has the opportunity to help solidify Long Island’s position as a leader in renewable energy by moving forward with a clean energy proposal that can make a difference to Long Islanders today and especially for our future,” said Mr. Sabia. LIPA, state are failing? According to the Sierra Club, both the State of New York and LIPA are failing to meet their renewable energy goals of

30% renewable sources by 2013 set by the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which LIPA committed to. “Every year, LIPA has made an effort to roll out new and improved programs that provide incentives for energy conservation and renewables,” said Mr. Sabia. He pointed to the Solar Pioneer Program that provides rebates to homeowners who switch to solar energy, as well as a recent “introduction of a feedin tariff program for large-scale commercial solar projects. But we all know that more programs are needed; much more needs to be done to meet our growing demands,” he said. Additionally, LIPA is considering a utility-scale 900-megawatt offshore wind energy project 30 miles east of Montauk, along with a regional high voltage direct current (HVDC) submarine transmission system to connect Long Island with additional energy sources in New England. Renewable Energy Long Island recently came out with a study that concludes that 100% clean, renewable electricity is possible for Long Island by 2030 but will require significant investments. Wind energy would account for more than one-third of the Island’s electricity per year along with a mix of solar photovoltaic, landfill gas, biomass





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ise in working out a solution to the growing problem of parking at the Bellmore train station. The $3 per year cost of the permit will go toward logistical upkeep of the program, such as printing the permits, creating signage and maintaining documentation, concluded Mrs. Pokalsky. The town said it will unveil a similar program at the Merrick Long Island Rail Road station soon. – Douglas Finlay

will be given a “better opportunity to be able to secure parking” when getting a permit. “It is a tremendous opportunity for everyone,” he said. Councilwoman Angie Cullin said the parking permits will address an issue that impacts commuters and the community. With the permits, commuters may feel better about being able to get a parking space without having to constantly look for one, she said. Supervisor Murray thanked LIRR President Helena Williams for the railroad’s professionalism and expert-

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October 11 and 12, and again on October 18 and 19, the town’s Mobile Hall will be at the station from 6-9 a.m. to reach out to commuters to sign them up to get parking permits. Permits ensure them of having a parking space when they drive to the station to go work in the city. Commuters are now presented with a first-come, first-served scenario, in which those who arrive at the station first get the parking spaces. Residents – and those from sur-

rounding areas within the town who exhibit a permit – will have their own parking lot with guaranteed parking every time they come to the station to catch a train. Town spokeswoman Susie Pokalsky told Bellmore Life that because more than 227 permits will be issued for the 227 lots assigned, those with the permits may still want to arrive early to be guaranteed a spot. “These parking lots are desired by a lot of people in the town,” remarked town Councilman Gary Hudes. With these permits, he said that residents

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Dear parents: Guest editorial by Dr. Donald Sternberg, Wantagh Elementary School Standardized assessment has grown exponentially. For example, last year New York State fourth graders, who are nine or ten years old, were subjected to roughly 675 minutes (over 11 hours) of state assessments, which does not include state field testing. This year there will be a state mandated pre-test in September and a second mandated pre-test in January for all kindergarten through fifth grade students in school. In April, kindergarten through fifth grade students will take the last test [assessment] for the year. Excessive testing is unhealthy. When I went to school I was never over-tested and subsequently labeled with an insidious number that ranked or placed me at a Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4, as we do today. Do you want your child to know their assigned “Level”? What would the impact be on their self-esteem and self-worth at such a young age? Of additional concern to me is the relationship between children and their teacher as we move into an era where teacher job status is based upon student assessment scores. Guess what, some children will become more desirable than others to have in class! And, conversely, others will be less desirable. There, I wrote it! That concept is blasphemy in our school where teachers live to prepare children to be productive learners and members of society. Teachers statewide are worried that their relationship with students might change when they are evaluated based upon their students’ test scores. Teachers want to educate students, not test prep them for job security. Additionally, what should be shocking to you as a parent is that state and national databases are being created in order to analyze and store students’ test scores – your child’s assessment results and your child’s school attendance! Do you realize that the state has mandated that classroom teachers must take attendance during every math, ELA, social studies and science lesson – every one, every day for the entire school year! Those records are sent to the state and become statistically part of the teacher evaluation process. It will no longer be enough that your child “was in school.” Rather, if he or she was at a band lesson or out of the room for extra help in reading and a math lesson was taking place in class, he or she will be noted as absent from that instruction. That will be factored into the teacher evaluation. Thinking of taking your child to Disney World for a week during the school year or leaving a day or two early for a long weekend skiing? Think again! Those absences will be recorded as illegal, missed seat time and sent to the state – as mandated by the state. This is all part of the massive, multi-million taxpayer dollar teacher evaluation processes started by our commissioner of education, our governor and our state legislators, and fully supported by statisticians employed by the state and assessment-making companies. No one in Albany is selecting to see the end of the journey; that 98% of the students graduating from Wantagh Schools go on to two- and four-year colleges. Their myopic view is focused on the “parts,” not the whole. Who will eventually suffer? Your children! The balance must now be struck between maintaining the special final analysis rendered by statistics. The use of assessment data to drive instruction is a tenet of good educational practices. The use of assessment data to render a yearly prognostication of teacher competency is ridiculous. You have the greatest impact on your child’s school performance. Each teacher only has your children for 180 days per year and for less (continued on page 5)

POWER GROUP: Louise Pitlake, associate broker at Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate and her “Power Group” were showcased at the Merrick Fall Festival last month. Meeting and greeting the community brought in over 150 entries to their Home Sweet Home give away! The winner, Anthony Giorgianni, came to their office to pick up the winning basket! In photo are Debra Fisher, Anthony Giorgianni, Trudy Stern, Louise Pitlake and Seth Pitlake.

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SIMCHAT TORAH: Temple Beth-El of Bellmore will celebrate Simchat Torah with services and Hakafot (dancing with Torahs) Monday, October 8, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday October 9, at 9 a.m. On Monday The Shalom Singers, an a cappella ensemble, will once again join in dance with the Torahs and experience the joy of Simchat Torah. Wantagh residents Michael Eitington and Dr. Nancy Kaplan will be honored at Chatan Torah and Kallah Mafterit and East Meadow resident (formerly of Bellmore) Ira Minkoff will be honored as Chatan Beresheet. Temple Beth-El is at 1373 Bellmore Road, North Bellmore. All are welcome. ©©© CHINESE AUCTION: Neptune Chapter 847, Order of the Eastern Star, will host its Chinese Auction on Friday, October 26, in the Parish Hall, at 1692 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7:30 p.m. The $10 admission includes one card of 25, soda and dessert. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are a must. There will be no ticket sales at the door. For information and tickets, call 826-5267 or 510-0237. ©©© PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Bellmore Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 7, from 8-10 a.m at Applebee’s on Sunrise Highway. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds are donated back to the community. ©©© HARVEST FAIR: Bellmore Presybterian Church presents its Harvest Fair on Friday, October 19, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Included are crafts,

holiday gift items, baked goods, plants, baby boutique, attic treasures and more! Lunch will be served both days from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Plenty of free parking across from the church. Free admission. ©©© COMMUNITY PERSONS NEEDED: The Shore Road School and Winthrop Avenue School are in need of community members to join their Site-Based teams, which meet monthly. Interested community members may contact Patrice Matthews, principal, Shore Road School, 2801 Shore Road, 679-2950, or Sally Curto, principal, Winthrop Avenue School, 580 Winthrop Avenue, 679-2920. ©©© BELLMORE-MERRICK CONCERT: The Merrick Bellmore Community Concert Association will present Ran Dank, an award-winning Israeli pianist, and his wonderfully captivating and romantic piano concert of works by Schubert, Chopin and Liszt on Sunday, October 14, at 4 p.m. at Calhoun High School, 1786 State Street, Merrick. Admission is $20. For information see the website or you can call Barbara at 868-5366. ©©© C H S D T O M E E T: T h e Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education will meet tonight, October 3, at 8 p.m. in the board room, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick. All are welcome to attend. ©©© VIVA ITALIA: The Bellmore Knights of Columbus, 2333 Bellmore Avenue, will hold an Italian Night dinner dance on Saturday, October 13, from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Sing along and dance to the music of The John “Giovanni” Weber trio. There will be a four-course meal and an open bar. The cost is $40 per per-

son. For reservations contact Jack Falci at 804-2850 or 5120474, or Bob Felice at 221-7875 or 582-3726. ©©© PUMPKIN AND FALL FLOWER SALE: Giddy up on down to a pumpkin and fall flower sale hosted by the Bellmore Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Auxiliary at 2333 Bellmore Avenue. There will be fun for all and a free treat for the children from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 6, 7 and 8, and Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. Rain or shine. ©©© BLESSING THE ANIMALS: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1294 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore, will have its annual “Blessing of the Animals” service. On Sunday, October 7, at 10 a.m. Pastor Krauser welcomes all animals for a “blessing.” For information call 785-5029. ©©© CHOCOLATE MAKING: The Merrick-Bellmore Dayan Lilah Group of Hadassah invites members and friends to its Chocolate-Making Night, Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Chocolate Duck, 310 Main Street, Farmingdale. Participants will make handrolled truffles, hand-dipped and sculpted chocolates and fondue. Wine, cheese and snacks will be served. The cost is $40 per member or $45 per nonmember. RSVP by October 17. There will be no walk-ins as space is limited. For information or to RSVP, email Proceeds from this event will go towards the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower in Jerusalem. ©©© LUPUS WALK: The Lupus Alliance of America, Bellmore

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently declared a federal groundfish fishery disaster for New York’s fishing communities, thereby providing money for emergency relief to struggling fishermen and fishing ports. The declaration was made after a preliminary report projected significant cuts of up to 70% in catch limits for New England groundfish stocks in 2013, including cod and yellowtail flounder.

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Chapter, will holds it 19th annual Walk Along for Lupus on Sunday, October 21, at Eisenhower Park, Field 6. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The minimum donation is $20 per person. To receive a walk package in the mail call the Lupus Alliance of LIQ at 7833370, or email Or visit

“Our fishing communities must be provided with sufficient disaster assistance to stem the adverse economic effects of potentially devastating cuts to already reduced catch limits, and years of restrictive management measures,” said U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand in a letter to Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank, U.S. Department of Commerce. Many of New York’s fishing interests in New England stocks have

©©© FUNDRAISER: The Bellmore/North Bellmore Mercy League will hold an October luncheon and fundraiser on Wednesday, October 17, at the Oak Chalet, 1940 Bellmore Avenue, from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $30. For information call Emily at 781-7330. Make checks payable to Mercy Medical Center. ©©©

been traditionally ignored, said Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, because of “under-representation on the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC).” For example, a federal Southern New England winter flounder possession ban in 2009 forced many Long Island commercial groundfishermen off the water, said Senator Schumer. Southern New England winter flounder landings represented 80% of all groundfish landings on Long Island in 2008. “Our concern for New York’s treatment is heightened by the fact that in multiple groundfish economic disaster aid packages ... New York fishermen were often excluded. Aid packages were instead focused on New England states with NEFMC representation,” wrote the senators. In the end, the lawmakers successfully pushed to have New York included in the New England federal fishery disaster declaration. The Associated Press reported that


Dear parents… from page 4 than six hours per day [minus lunch and recess times, art, music, and physical education classes]. It is our expectation that as partners in your child’s education, you will be doing your part as well. As part of any evaluation of student performance, Albany must simultaneously be asking parents the following questions: • Does your child read at home each day for at least 20 minutes? • Do you read to your child every day? • Are math facts gone over daily until they are known automatically?

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• Is there a quiet location in the house for homework time, and do you check your child’s homework each night? • Is your child sent to school ready for the day with a good breakfast following at least eight hours of sleep? Are after-school activities monitored so that your child is not “overbooked” and their stamina compromised? Is your child in school daily [except when they are sick] and not taken out of school for any reason other than illness? It is unmistakable that we have entered into a new era of educational pratice with higher stakes than ever before.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has committed to include $100 million for fishermen, which must first be approved by Congress. Direct federal financial assistance may be provided to fishermen and fishing communities in the forms of grants, job retraining, employment and low-interest loans. The U.S. Department of Commerce is charged with providing disaster assistance under the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act or the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. In a Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, it noted that federal fishery failures through 2010 have been declared on 29 occasions. Nearly $827 million in federal funding has been appropriated for fishery disaster relief, including the Gulf of Mexico fisheries from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE-NC) will hold its first annual Fall Farm Festival at its East Meadow Farm, 832 Merrick Avenue in East Meadow, Friday and Saturday, October 12-13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come enjoy the organic: butterfly, herb, rose, vegetable, and Cornell trial gardens. Browse the community gardens and tree display. Taste the flavors of fall with fresh apples and cider. Pumpkins, gourds, straw bales and perennial are available for purchase. Activities include horticultural, nutrition and autumn craft presentations. There will be children’s crafts. Specialty items will be available for auction. For information call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County 565-5265 Tuesdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-1p.m. or visit

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annual fundraiser on Thursday, October 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday, October 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a election of jewelry, holiday decorations, grandmas attic, baked goods, raffles. Refreshments available. For information call 868-4777.

Purple Hearts fundraiser Purple Heart Pups is a fundraiser established by the Merrick Lions Club to aid disabled, blind and amputee veterans through the work of America’s VetDogs and the National Amputation Foundation. Join them in their efforts on Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m. at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh, 3232 Railroad Avenue, with a dinner buffet and open bar, with live entertainment by The Mystic. Tickets in advance are $55 and $65 at the door. For tickets call 1 888-655-7999 or visit Make checks payable to Merrick Lions Club Foundation, Inc., and mail to P.O. Box 358, Merrick 11566.

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It happened in Bellmore Life 40 and 25 years ago… by Dylan Campbell Around this date in 1972 Bellmore residents were up in arms over the newly increased speed limit, 20 miles per hour – in contrast to the standard school zone speed limit of 15 – on Bellmore Avenue outside Newbridge Road School after the road was widened. North Bellmore resident Rois Rozelle argued that there had been a car accident on the first day of school, suggesting the increased speed limit was dangerous in a school zone. Meanwhile, North Bellmore School District board President Arnold Gordon stated that the police department recommended a school zone speed limit be 10 miles less than the normal speed. With such general disapproval, the PTA planned a petition to have the new speed limit revoked. However, others – such as Inspector Savage of the police department – said that the 20-mile-per hour limit was fair. Buses were also an issue for residents. Bruce Kitchen said he had seen buses with no lights or turn signals. His accusation called for a bus inspection in the North Bellmore district. Mr. Kitchen also brought up the background checks of the bus drivers, stressing the need for them. Mr Dinkelmeyer mentioned the false commission statement for the buses, stating “the price of $5,500 as the cost of the bus in 1969 was actually the cost in 1966, and did not include the $1,100 additional cost for the noon hour bus.” He explained that “for the 1968-69 school year, North Bellmore paid $7,012 per bus when neighboring districts paid from $7,268 to $8,540.” The school board discussed the high school voting system. Residents such as Joseph Rosenthal found the system did not coincide with the Supreme Court’s “one man, one vote” decision. Due to population size, North Bellmore held more voting power, but the other districts could vote together to outbid.

25 years ago… The Bellmore School District awaited approval of a $4,920,000 bond for repairs and upgrades in the schools. It was planned that $1 million be spent on boiler repairs on top of the $1.8 million on other aesthetic needs, such as upgrading of heating controls and replacements of electric and plumbing. The remaining sum would be spent on multimedia workstations, technology learning centers and local area network in each of the buildings. The bond was planned to be issued over 15 years, with approximately 62% being reimbursed by the state. The cost of repayment was estimated at $6,500. Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gulotta announced a county road rehabilitation program on Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh and Bellmore. The program enforced a project to maintain the road system. The county each year provided for a repaving of highly used roads. The project was welcomed by the community for help with the needed improvements. Mr. Gulotta also proposed a $2.09 billion budget for Nassau County for 1998 to the county Legislature. The budget showed a $169 million decrease and a tax cut of $135 million. Included in the budget was a proposal for transferring the funds of Nassau County Medical Center and A. Holly Patterson Geriatric Center into a public benefit corporation; revenue would then be used to pay off outstanding bonds in the facilities and pay general county debt service for four successive years. Other factors in the reduction were a switch in health insurance providers and early retirement incentive programs for county workers. While many cuts were made, funds continued to flow to “Operation Downtown,” a program that helped revitalize local business, environmental beautification and junior firefighters. Junior Dylan Campbell is news editor of the Kennedy Crier newspaper, and interning at Bellmore Life.

Garage sale vendors wanted The Seaford Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Garage Sale Fundraiser on Sunday, October 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds opposite the Seaford Fire Department, Southard Avenue, Seaford. Anyone interested in renting a spot can contact Alice Soliwoda ASAP at 7857449, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or email to They are seeking vendors. Rain date is Sunday, October 21.

changes in fees and the health care provided within most of the Advantage programs, and the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplements. This is a must for those over 65, you need to be informed so that you can make the correct choices that will best work for you. For information contact Deacon Bruce Burnham, senior program director at the Freeport Recreation Center at 771-4194.

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Register now for the third annual Healthfirst and NuHealth Nassau Youth Singing Contest. Nassau County residents ages 9-18 are welcome to enter and display their singing talent. Compete for top prizes of $600 for First Place, $400 for Second Place and $300 for Third Place. For information, you can visit the Healthfirst website at or call 801-1483. Registration ends October 29!

On Saturday, October 20, the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church at 1845 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, will host a fall fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The fair will be held in Seaman Hall (the white building next to the church) and on the front lawn. There will be lots of vendors. They also have a pumpkin patch on the front lawn with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. The pumpkins will be on sale from October 13-31. Admission to both events is free. There is plenty of free parking in the Town of Hempstead parking lot behind the church. For information, call the church office at 785-1829 and leave a message if no answer. Interested vendors can also send an email to

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Last month Assemblyman Dave McDonough announced that seventhgrade Grand Avenue Middle School English teacher Rebecca Levy had been honored with the 2012 Women of Distinction. This award recognizes local women for various accomplishments, both personally and professionally. Ms. Levy, of Wantagh, is a model teacher and regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty for her students. In addition to her teaching duties, she also heads the drama program at Grand Avenue, cultivating her own passion into the lives of countless students. Congratulations from all at the school district, Ms. Levy! – from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District

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As the computer applications manager for the Department of Finance for New York City, Patrice Sammut’s area of expertise is clearly finance and technology. Over the years, she has found ways to share these talents and her kindness with neighbors and local organizations. When her daughter was involved in Girl Scouts, Ms. Sammut kept the financial records, making certain the troop was in compliance with Girl Scout requirements; she helped AARP members with computer problems; and kept the financial records for an elderly neighbor who was in a nursing home. Ms. Sammut’s involvement extends beyond the areas of finance and technology. She is also the publisher of the Bellmore-Merrick AARP Newsletter; helps with the annual block party on her street, and was co-president of the Park Avenue Elementary School PTA, where her children attended school. Everything Ms. Sammut has been involved in points to a woman with a big heart who wants to help those around her in any way she can. It is a pleasure to name Patrice Sammut a 2012 Woman of Distinction, Assemblyman Dave McDonough said.

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A dedicated teacher, Marla Kilfoyle has been a member of the Oceanside School District faculty for 25 years. Her journey began with an undergraduate degree in social sciences from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, followed by a master’s degree in education from Queens College. She began her teaching career at Oceanside Middle School, where she spent nine years. For the last 16 years she has taught social studies at Oceanside High School. As coach of girls varsity track and field for 15 years, Ms. Kilfoyle had the privilege of watching her girls win numerous conference titles, in addition to having several All County and All

State runners on her team. In 2011 she achieved National Board Teacher Certification in Social Studies. NBTC is the gold standard of teaching. Just 2% of United States teachers are NBTC certified. Candidates have to meet rigorous standards, which include 200 to 400 hours of their work measured through a series of performance- based assessments. Teaching is Ms. Kilfoyle’s passion, but her family is her heart. She is the wife of Allan and mother of Kirill. “For her commitment to our youth, it is a pleasure to name Marla Kilfoyle a 2012 Woman of Distinction,” said Assemblyman Dave McDonough.

MARLA KILFOYLE with state Assemblyman Dave McDonough.

Got talent for the new Bellmore talent show? from page 9 nets, poets who want to get their words out, duos who want to get some recognition, these are the kinds of performers we are looking for to create a great variety of entertainment,” Mr. Morgan told Bellmore Life. And it all starts Friday, November 9,

when doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. The talent show concept has been a long time in wait to the Bellmore stage, said Mr. Morgan. “Comedy clubs have open mics,” he said, “so our goal is to incorporate more talent into the open mic concept, and provide a variety show.” He calls it “a night of entertainment.”

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Mr. Morgan is no stranger to promoting talent. He told Bellmore Life he promoted the English group Foreigner when they first arrived on Long Island, and he was responsible for all the concerts that gave Hot Dog Beach its name in the Hamptons during the music craze of the ’60s. He has produced hundreds of comedy shows throughout the New York area and

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Bellmore Bus trip to the High Line and Eataly There are a few places left for the Wednesday, October 10, bus trip. The cost is $45. Sign up now at the reference desk. Novel night The new evening fiction book club with moderator Dee Abrams is discussing “Molokai” by Allan Bennert on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.

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Power plays Lantern Theatre presents three one-act plays written by Elaine May and Alan Arkin for adult audiences only on Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m.

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Fuschillo: New measures will keep repeat drunk drivers off the road Keeping pressure on convicted drunk drivers who continue to slip through loopholes and drive drunk, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) announced new state regulations that may finally keep them off the road. Drivers convicted of multiple alcohol or drug-related offenses cannot now permanently lose their license under existing law, unless they are involved in two Driving Under the Influence (DUI) crashes resulting in injury or death. And while drivers with three or more intoxicated driving convictions within four years or four or more within eight years face “permanent” license revocation, they can actually apply to get their licenses back after only five years. That will change under the new regu-

lations, said Senator Fuschillo. “Someone with six or seven DWI [Driving While Intoxicated] convictions should not legally be allowed to drive with a license in New York State, but right now that’s exactly what is happening. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and if you repeatedly endanger innocent lives by driving under the influence, they you shouldn’t be allowed on the road,” said the senator, chairman of the state Senate’s Transportation Committee. “These new regulations will give the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles greater ability to prevent these dangerous drivers from getting licenses that they don’t deserve,” he added. The senator sponsored similar legisla-

tion in the Senate, which would ensure that persistent drunk driving offenders have their driver’s licenses permanently revoked. Under the new regulations, which are already in effect: • The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will review the lifetime record of all drivers who apply to have their license reinstated after a revocation. But DMV will deny any application for license reinstatement if: • the applicant has five or more alcohol- or drug-related convictions in their lifetime. • there are three or more alcohol drugrelated driving convictions in the last 25 years plus at least one other serious driving offense during that period.

Serious driving offenses include a fatal crash; a driving related penal law conviction; an accumulation of 20 or more points assessed for driving violations within the last 25 years, or having two or more driving convictions each worth five points or higher. If the driver has three or four alcoholor drug-related convictions but no serious driving offense in the last 25 years, DMV will: • Deny their applications for five years beyond their statutory revocation period if the applicant’s license was revoked for a reason other than an alcohol- or drug-related offense. • Restore the applicant’s license after that additional period as a “restricted” license, limiting the applicant’s driving (continued on next page)

PUBLIC NOTICES Notice of Formation, Richmond Ave LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/14/12. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to c/o The LLC 2065 Bergen St. Bellmore NY 11710. Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. BL 346 6T 8/29, 9/5, 12, 19, 26, 10/3 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, FIRST MORTGAGE STRATEGIES GROUP, INC., Plaintiff, vs. PAUL ANTONACCI, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on April 27, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP(Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on October 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 2543 Townhouse Circle, Nor th Bellmore, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 56, Block 473 and Lot 32. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 3782/08. Francis X. McQuade, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff BL 347 4T 9/12, 19, 26, 10/3 NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE is hereby given that the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT will receive separate & independent bids for the following categories: CONTRACT No. 1- General Construction & Related Work. For the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT for Repair and Sealing of the Parking Lots and Related Work: Station #1 – 3470 Park Avenue, Wantagh, New York Station #2 – 844 Wantagh Avenue, Levittown, New York Station #3 (Annex) – 2530 Neptune Avenue, Seaford, New York Station #6 – 2995 Jerusalem Avenue, Wantagh, New York Station #7 – 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York Separate & independent bids must be received on or before Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 @12:00 pm by the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT at the DISTRICT OFFICES located at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York 11793 at which time all bids received will publicly be opened and read aloud @12:00 PM in accordance with § 103(2), of the General Municipal Law. No bids will be accepted thereafter. Bidding Documents, Information for Bidders, Form of Bids, Plans

and Specifications may be picked up or viewed at the following location starting on Friday, September 28th, 2012: PICK UP DOCUMENTS ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICE: Frank G. ReIf Architect, P.C. 545 East Jericho Turnpike Huntington Station, NY 11746 Phone: (631) 271-4432 Fax: (631) 271-4532 Hours: 10:00 AM-4:0O PM One full set of documents may be obtained from the above-mentioned location only upon the payment of a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, certified check, money order or bank check only payable to “Frank C. Relf Architect, P.C". Only one full set of documents shall be given to each bidder. A Pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 10th 2012 starting at Station 7, Station 1, Station 3 (Annex), Station 2 and Station 6 where there will be a representative from the Architect's office and the Fire District to review the proposed work and to answer questions of general and technical nature as relating to the bidding documents or procedures. All bids must be accompanied by either a) a certified check payable to the "Wantagh Fire District" in the amount of 5% of the bid price, or b) a bond with sufficient sureties to be approved by the "Wantagh Fire District" in the amount of 5% of the bid price. If the bid is accepted, the bidder will enter into a contract in accordance with the bid and will furnish a suitable security bond in the sum of the amount of the contract, conditioned for the faithful and prompt completion of the work specified in the contact. If the bidder neglects of refuses to execute the contract and furnish the bonds, the deposit of 5% of the bid price shall be forfeited and retained by the Wantagh Fire District as liquidated damages or, in the case of a bid bond, the Wantagh Fire District shall enforce payment of the bond for its benefit. Performance, Labor and Material payment bonds on the forms within the Specifications Book for the full amount of the contract are required and shall be included in the bid price. Exclude from all bids New York State Sales Tax on materials or supplies purchased for this project. Pursuant to §220 of the Labor Law, the contract will contain a provision that every mechanic, laborer and workman employed in or about the work contemplated by the contract shall be paid not less than the prevailing rate of wages and provided with not less than the prevailing supplement which are set forth in the Bidding Documents. Bids are to be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope, which shall be clearly marked: WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT FOR

REPAIR AND SEALING OF THE PARKING LOTS AND RELATED WORK: Station #1 – 3470 Park Avenue, Wantagh, New York Station #2 – 844 Wantagh Avenue, Levittown, New York Station #3 (Annex) – 2530 Neptune Avenue, Seaford, New York Station #6 – 2995 Jerusalem Avenue, Wantagh, New York Station #7 – 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York Contract No. 1 - General Construction & Related Work. The Wantagh Fire District reserves the right to waive any informalities in, to accept or reject any or all bids, to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder or to advertise anew if in the judgment of the Wantagh Fire District it is in their best interests to do so. No bidder shall withdraw his bid within 45 days after the formal opening thereof. By Order of The Board of Fire Commissioners Michael G. Antonucci Superintendent BL 350 1T 10/3 NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE is hereby given that the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT will receive separate & independent bids for the following categories: CONTRACT No. 1 - Electrical Construction and Related Work. For the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT STATION #1, located at 3470 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793. Separate & independent bids must be received on or before Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm by the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT at the DISTRICT OFFICES located at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York 11793 at which time all bids received will publicly be opened and read aloud @12:00 PM in accordance with § 103(2), of the General Municipal Law. No bids will be accepted thereafter. Bidding Documents, Information for Bidders, Form of Bids, Plans and Specifications may be picked up or viewed at the following location starting on Friday, October 5th, 2012: PICK UP DOCUMENTS ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICE Frank G. Relf Architect P.C. 545 East Jericho Turnpike Huntington Station, NY 11746 Phone: (631) 271-4432 Fax: (631) 271-4532 Hours: 1O:OO AM-4:OO PM One full set of documents may be obtained from the above-mentioned location only upon the payment of a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, certified check, money order or bank check only payable to “Frank C. Relf Architect, P.C.". Only one full set of documents shall be given to each bidder. A Pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at the project site where there will be a rep-

resentative from the Architect's office and the Fire District to review the proposed work and to answer questions of general and technical nature as relating to the bidding documents or procedures. All bids must be accompanied by either a) a cer tified check payable to the "Wantagh Fire District" In the amount of 5% of the bid price, or b) a bond with sufficient sureties to be approved by the "Wantagh Fire District" in the amount of 5% of the bid price. If the bid is accepted, the bidder will enter into a contract in accordance with the bid and will furnish a suitable security bond in the sum of the amount of the contract,conditioned for the faithful and prompt completion of the work specified in the contract. If the bidder neglects or refuses to execute the contract and furnish the bonds, the deposit of 5% of the bid price shall be forfeited and retained by the Wantagh Fire District as liquidated damages or, in the case of a bid bond, the Wantagh Fire District shall enforce payment of the bond for its benefit. Performance, Labor and Material payment bonds on the forms within the Specifications Book for the full amount of the contract are required and shall be included in the bid price. Exclude from all bids New York State Sales Tax on materials or supplies purchased for this project. Pursuant to §220 of the Labor Law, the contract will contain a provision that every mechanic, laborer and workman employed in or about the work contemplated by the contract shall be paid not less than the prevailing rate of wages and provided with not less than the prevailing supplement which are set forth in the Bidding Documents. Bids are to be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope, which shall be clearly marked: Wantagh Fire District Station #1 New Indoor Generator Contract No. 1 - Electrical Construction & Related Work. The Wantagh Fire District reserves the right to waive any informalities in, to accept or reject any or all bids, to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder or to advertise anew if in the judgment of the Wantagh Fire District it is in their best interests to do so. No bidder shall withdraw his bid within 45 days after the formal opening thereof. By Order of The Board of Fire Commissioners Michael G. Antonucci Superintendent BL 351 1T 10/3 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGET FOR 2013 WHEREAS, on the 24 day of September, 2012, pursuant to Section 105 of the Town Law and Section 181 of the Town Law the

Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District confirmed that the Annual Fire District Budget Hearing will be conducted with reference to the Annual Fire District Budget for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire District Office located at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York, and WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners is required to adopt a proposed budget at least 21 days before October 16, 2012 so that it is available for public inspection prior to the budget hearing. NOW, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District has adopted a proposed Annual Fire District Budget for 2013 as of this date for purposes of discussion and review at the Budget Hearing to be held on October 16, 2012 and a copy of the proposed budget is available at the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Hempstead and at the office of the Wantagh Fire District Superintendent at 2045 Wantagh Avenue where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition, copies of the proposed budget will be available on the night of the said hearing. NOW, therefore, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District will hold the Annual Fire District Budget Hearing to be conducted with reference to the Annual Fire District Budget for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire District Office located at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the aforesaid budget will be presented to the residents and taxpayers of the Wantagh Fire District and to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District, for their respective consideration at this public hearing and for the purpose of considering the said resolution and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire District Office located at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York. By Order of: Wantagh Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners, Town of Hempstead Michael G. Antonucci Superintendent Dated: September 24, 2012 BL 352 1T 10/3 NOTICE The Wantagh Fire District of the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, New York will hold a meeting on Monday October 29, 2012 at 2045 Wantagh Avenue in the Administration Building beginning at 8:00 P.M. By order of

The Wantagh Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners Michael G. Antonucci Superintendent BL 353 1T 10/3 Legal Notice of Public Hearing for North Bellmore Fire District 2013 Proposed Budget Notice is hereby given that the Proposed Budget of the North Bellmore Fire District of the Town of Hempstead, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the North Bellmore Fire District, for its consideration. A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at the North Bellmore Fire District Building located at 1500 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore NY 11710 in the Town of Hempstead, State of New York beginning at 7:00pm sharp. Pursuant to Town Law 105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the Fire District Budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, and allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same. That a copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Hempstead at 1 Washington Street, Hempstead, NY 11530 and the Fire District Superintendent at the North Bellmore Fire District Office located at 1500 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, NY 11710 where it may be inspected by any interested person during regular office hours (9:00am – 4:00pm) Dated: September 24, 2012 Board of Fire Commissioners North Bellmore Fire District 1500 Newbridge Road North Bellmore, NY 11710 BL 355 1T 10/3 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of Board of Fire Commissioners of the Nor th Bellmore Fire District, County of Nassau, State of New York, will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8 p.m., at the District Office 1500 Newbridge Road North Bellmore , New York 11710 for the purposes of Voting on the 2013 Fire District Budget. Dated: September 27,2012 John J. Caluori Superintendent North Bellmore Fire District BL 356 1T 10/3

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