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Bellmore Life photo by Doug Finlay PRACTICING FOR THE BIG ONE! Mepham Pirates’ varsity football team, top, huddles for instructions during intensive workouts in preparation for the new season. The Pirates will meet the Kennedy Cougars, above, for Bellmore bragging rights during Mepham’s Homecoming Day Saturday, September 15, at Mepham. A huge game for
both, the Cougars seek a win to make up for a 15-0 loss at the hands of the Pirates last year. The Cougars are also exuding a quiet confidence that they can go beyond their 5-3 record of last season, the school’s best in years. Mepham was 4-4 last year. See what coaches and players are saying about their chances on page 2.
FEMA cuts high cost of flood insurance by Laura Schofer The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will extend low-cost preferred-risk flood insurance to Nassau homeowners indefinitely. The low-cost flood insurance was made available to homeowners who were recently determined to live in flood hazard areas because of new FEMA maps. These homeowners were allowed to purchase Preferred Risk Policies – a lower-cost alternative at premium rates of $200 to $400 a year. The PRP was set to expire in December after an initial two-year extension. Flood insurance, required by lenders if you live in a flood hazard area, can cost upwards of $2,000 per year without this program.
“Nassau County homeowners can breathe a little easier knowing they are no longer staring down an impending deadline that could have cost them thousands of dollars,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “This decision will ease the burden on local homeowners while FEMA develops new maps, with local data.” FEMA implemented new flood maps in 2009 throughout Nassau County that forced thousands of new residents to purchase flood insurance plans because they had suddenly been placed in a higher risk zone. For example, residents who were previously in a low-risk X flood zone were placed in a high-risk AE flood zone, increasing their premiums upwards of 400% or more.
But those residents placed in the new AE flood zones were also given the two-year moratorium by FEMA before the new AE flood zone rates kicked in, because of hardships that would be have been incurred by residents during the recent economic downturn. Faulty maps Nassau residents and officials, including U.S. Senators Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, and U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, argued that the maps are faulty because they are based on Suffolk County data and therefore do not use the best available science or the appropriate base flood elevation data. Federal legislation was passed in June requiring a five-year moratorium
on the implementation of new flood maps on Long Island. The bill, written by Senator Schumer, requires the collection of new local data in Nassau County and forces FEMA to establish new maps with local data. The legislation requires FEMA to remake its existing flood maps that failed to use Nassau-specific data during major map changes put in place in late 2009. Upon presentation of those maps, localities on Long Island will then have an opportunity to challenge any new maps. The extension of the PRP will allow homeowners to continue paying lower rates while new maps are developed. “This is about basic fairness and (continued on page 5)
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by JoAnn Lee DeLauter Last season the Mepham Varsity Pirates finished four-and-four but this season they are working to be faster, better and stronger with the opportunity of improvement waiting for them just past the goal line. With school starting just around the corner, Mepham’s hard-hitting football team already started practicing in order to strive for the best this season. The team has shown constant improvement from previous seasons, which was evident in their appearance at the Conference II semifinal game at Hofstra last year. For some of the players, training does not end. With four-days-a-week conditioning in the weight room since last December, they are sure to be a team to look out for. There is an obvious spirit they are taking with them onto the practice field. “Always putting in 100%,” senior Pat Receno said. According to Coach Anthony Cracco, the team is exhibiting an eagerness and hunger for victory so far in practice. “The varsity has been better than in years past…we want to be a Thanksgiving team and get the opportunity to play in the championships,” he remarked. This year there are new players mixing with veterans to bring a new definition to the meaning of “team.” “We definitely have a better mindset going into the year,” says senior Shane Agostino. “We are more confident.” Like every accomplished team, they are led by confident leaders. Coach Cracco spoke of one player in particular – as well as the team as a whole.
“I think when talking about individuals it is tough to do because we really do have a team mentality. But the first guy that comes to mind is Joe Aliberti...He brings toughness and an attitude to the team that pushes us to be tough on both, the offensive and defensive side of the ball.” He is going into his fourth year as a starter and is one of the premier players in the county. According to Coach Cracco, Aliberti is one of the hardest workers and with that he sets the tone for the rest of the team. “We are a young team skillwise, but we have a good core, we came together closest off-season and now are ready to go!” said Aliberti about going into the season. When it comes down to Homecoming on September 15 against Kennedy, the Pirates will step on the field with spirited confidence. “It is always a great game regardless of when we play them in the season, where we both are as programs, types of years we are expected to have, they’re always battles and tight games. In any sport the Mepham/Kennedy rivalry brings out the best in both teams,” said Coach Cracco. Last year Mepham defeated Kennedy 15-0, but stay tuned for the alwaysinteresting school rivalry as well as Mepham’s 75th Anniversary Celebration! This year will sure be one to remember for the Mepham Pirates. Joann Lee DeLauter will be a senior at Mepham editing her school newspaper The Buccaneer. She is interning at Bellmore Life.
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The Kennedy football schedule (Home games in bold) September 8 1:30 p.m.
September 15 â€“ at Mepham, 1:30 p.m. September 21 â€“ at MacArthur, 7 p.m. September 29 â€“ Elmont, 1:30 p.m. October 5 â€“ at Westbury, 7 p.m. October 12 â€“ Herricks, 7 p.m. (Homecoming Day) October 20 â€“ at Calhoun, 2 p.m. October 27 â€“ Carey, 1:30 p.m.
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As the 2012 football season quickly approaches, the Kennedy Cougars are ready to take the difficult task head-on with higher goals, passion and hard work. With strong leaders, dedication and focus, the boys are determined to meet their standards of the prior season: a 5-3 record, the best in over 30 years. The goals are even higher this season, with fervor to win the playoffs and do better than the previous year. Coach Nick Martone, the teamâ€™s varsity coach, is putting them to work with faith in their ability. Practice, which started August 15, is an intense six hours, six-days-a-week program. During this time the team works eagerly, running plays, taking handoffs, catching, hitting, covering and watching film, being sure to polish their positions. The players perfect their plays throughout the day, running defense in the morning and offense in the afternoon, with a break in between. According to Coach Martone, â€œEverything is a work in progress, but a good start. The boys are focused and hustling.â€? The Cougars face a tough opening schedule, confronting top-ranked Elmont, MacArthur, Mepham and Long Beach in the beginning of the season. However, running back David Chen says their â€œteam unity and skill will help them win.â€? While defensive lineman Andrew Rodriguez said â€œthe strongest part of our team is the defense, because good defense wins games,â€? others such as Chris Racalbuto say â€œthe skilled positions are the strong point of the team.â€? But, despite the well-rounded skill level, it is clear that without good leadership the team would be hopeless. Leaders such as receiver and safety Ralph Faiella, defensive lineman Anthony Ciullo, middle linebacker Tom Ferner and, especially, quarterback Chris Racalbuto, look to keep the team motivated and in the hunt. Chris Racalbuto is the push the team needs to meet the newly set high goals. Despite the loss of about 10 seniors, he
still has high hopes for his motivated team members. The team is sticking to the same plan as last year to be the trick to succeed. Chris made sure to keep his team in a good mindset for the upcoming season by requiring offseason workouts to stay together and strive to push each other to be better. Throughout the year the Cougars have kept in shape in the weight room and working on plays. Their hard work has surely paid off as they build their strength as individuals as well as a team. â€œDespite the difficulty level of our season, I know the Cougars will pull through with a good season because of our passion, practice, great leaders such as defensive and offensive line player Chris Alfaro, and amazing coaches,â€? concluded running back David Chen. That said, the Cougars are sure to have another outstanding season.
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The end of summer Next weekend is Labor Day weekend, traditionally the last hurrah for many families before going back to school and work. In the old days, that was when you stopped wearing your summer whites and brought out the new fall fashions for temple or church, school or work. For many families it is the most expensive time of the year after Chanukah and Christmas. It is nice to see groups like Kiwanis collecting school supplies for families whose budgets are already stretched to the max. Molloy College students are also collecting food for the local food banks. We hope every family will get into the spirit of caring as the school year starts. It is a good idea to talk through any anxieties. And now there is also an opportunity for students to be reminded to be sensitive to others who may be feeling lonely. It is not easy to stand up to a group of bullies. Sometimes a child who stands up for another continues to be bullied long after the bullies forgot about their first target. But parents and teachers can work together to create a climate in which bullying is not tolerated. Joining your PTA is important. It means getting to know other parents outside your friend group. You will find out a lot about how school operates and make new allies. Please remember your community newspaper can be a great source of info, a way to share goals and serve as your bulletin board of important events and accomplishments. Selling subscriptions is an easy fundraiser for local sports groups, civics or religious organizations. We give $6 to your organization for every new subscription you bring in. Call 378-5320 or email us at email@example.com to receive free fliers to distribute at your next meeting. Just think about it. If enough members subscribe and you send us your news, we can be your group’s newsletter, saving monies spent on postage and printing for other needed projects.
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COMEDY FUNDRAISER: Bellmore/Merrick/Oceanside Auxiliary and ucpn will hold a comedy fundraiser at Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Avenue, Levittown, on Sunday, September 9, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. show start. $15 for show admission plus a two-beverage purchase per person. Food is available for purchase as well. Raffles will be sold for prizes, including the special prize of four tickets for dinner and a show plus limousine pickup to any one of three specially selected comedy clubs. Proceeds will go to helping children who receive services at the ucpn rehabilitation center. For information call Louise DeLuca at 797-2598, or Mary Lou Zizzo, at 631-841-1321. ©©© THANKS! Century 21 at 2473 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore, will hold a 25th anniversary celebration on September 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to thank its neighbors in North Bellmore. There will be complimentary face painting, children’s activities, games, food, popcorn, cotton candy, the North Merrick firetruck, the Nassau County child safety van and prizes. Bagels are courtesy of Lotsa Bagels and Deli, 2474 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore. The celebration will be next door to the North Bellmore Post Office. ©©© C H S D T O M E E T: T h e Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, September 5, at 8 p.m., at the Board Room at 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick. All are welcome to attend.
SAVED! Bellmore resident Vic Elefante, former president of Bellmore Fire Department’s West End Engine Company 3, told Bellmore Life last week that funds being raised to complete a film project on Nicola Testa, a Long Island scientist during the early 1900s who had a laboratory in Shoreham, was used to help put a down payment on the laboratory property to keep it from being purchased privately and torn down. (See page 11.) The plan is to designate the laboratory a research science center and museum. Now, the film money must be raised once more to complete a film on Mr. Tesla, who helped discover several radio wave technologies such as the MRI and Xrays in his Long Island laboratory. A story on Mr. Elefante’s fundraising efforts for the film, for which he is the production supervisor, appeared in last week’s [Bellmore Life, Aug. 22], page 9. –D.F. ©©© PROPERTY TAX WORKSHOPS: Equipped with specially configured computers linked to Nassau County’s database, Department of Assessment staff will process property tax exemption applications (veterans, senior citizen, cold war veterans, volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers, limited income disability, and home improvement) on Tuesday, September 4, from 1-3 p.m. at the North Bellmore Public Library at 1551 Newbridge Road. In addition, Nassau County also offers two types of School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemptions: Basic STAR (for residents who own and live in their own home, condominium or cooperative apartment with an annual household income of $500,000 or less) and Enhanced STAR (for senior citizens aged 65
years or older with annual incomes of $79,050 or less). For information regarding Basic and Enhanced STAR or any other property tax exemption program, contact the Department of Assessment Exemptions Division at 571-1500. ©©© PREVENTING SUICIDE: Long Island Crisis Center of Bellmore will hold its 4th Annual “Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk... Stepping Together to Prevent Suicide” Walk in Long Beach beginning at 11 a.m. on September 30, on the Long Beach Boardwalk at Riverside Boulevard. The benefit will help the Long Island Crisis Center to help save lives on Long Island. $25 minimum is the suggested donation per walker. Walkers can register at www.longislandcrisiscenter.org or by calling 826-0244. ©©© CELEBRATING 75 YEARS: Mepham High School will celebrate its 75th Anniversary Homecoming with festivities on the weekend of Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15. Mepham is providing opportunities for local businesses to participate in this event through advertising in a special 75th Anniversary Journal. Be part of this historical publication! You may also wish to place a booth at the Homecoming event, for just a modest donation. The 75th Anniversary celebration will also showcase the homecoming football game with the Mepham Pirates taking on the Kennedy Cougars! This Bellmore vs. Bellmore rivalry will bring many local residents to the event. For information, you can contact former Mepham PTA President Caren Kabak at 330-1921.
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MTA payroll tax as unconstitutional is a victory
latest positive step has been taken to alleviate this unfair and significant burden on businesses, municipalities, libraries and employers across Long Island. I applaud the court for its decision and reaffirming what my Republican colleagues and I have long been saying, that the MTA payroll tax is unfair, unjust and should never have been implemented. State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. Eighth Senatorial District
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FEMA puts hold on high cost flood insurance floods. Homeowners can ask about purchasing federal flood insurance. Instead, the agent noted that with hundreds of trees being downed during Tropical Storm Irene, and the massive cleanup of downed trees that ensued, “it may be about the trees.” However, Karyn Faggello, State Farm’s public affairs manager, said that cancelling homeowner policies in certain coastal areas is not simply about trees. The company has been reducing its coverage to select coastal homeowners for years, she added. “We have studied significant changing weather patterns and changing tides” over the years in certain coastal areas and have had to make some decisions regarding homeowners in those areas, she said. She admitted that certain homes now carry more risks than other homes in the coastal areas, and decisions are made on a house-by-house basis. For information on PRP policies and eligibility contact FEMA at www.floodsmart.gov or call 1-888379-9531. – with Douglas Finlay
from page 1 “This is about basic fairness and relief while residents await more local and accurate data. Extending these reduced rates for property owners in the flood zone isn’t just helpful in a tough economy – it’s simply the right thing to do,” said Congresswoman McCarthy. Trees also a hazard? Meanwhile, Bellmore Life has learned that residents below Merrick Road may not be getting homeowner insurance policy renewals from their insurance companies. Pat Ganzi in Seaford told sister publication The Wantagh-Seaford Citizen that her homeowner insurance company, State Farm Insurance, would not renew her insurance policy when it was up for renewal. “I live within a half-mile of the water,” she said. But an agent who requested anonymity said the issue was not about water, because insurers do not write insurance on damage caused by external water forces, such as natural
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Celebrate this Labor Day with great fighters, bombers and armor of the greatest generation at the Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, from Friday, August 31, through Monday, September 3, from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Labor Day weekend adult admission at the museum is $20., senior/veteran (with ID) is $15, children are $8, children three and under are free. Advance sales are available at reduced prices by going online to www.americanairpowermuseum.org or Facebook/American airpower Museum and at the museum store at 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale.
Free senior ID card Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (RMerrick) will partner with Town of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Supervisor Kate Murray in sponsoring a free senior ID Card Program in Seaford on Wednesday, September 19, from 1-4 p.m. at the Seaford Library, 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. The program allows seniors to obtain a free wallet-sized senior ID card, which includes a photo and the holder’s personal data, physician’s contact information and emergency contact phone numbers, which could be useful to paramedics in a medical emergency. Allergies, medications, blood type and other vital information can also be printed on the cards. Residents who would like information about the free senior ID program on September 19 can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 882-0630.
Stop world hunger The 32nd annual Stop World Hunger tennis tournament will take place beginning Saturday, September 15, at more than 30 tennis facilities on Long Island. Registration fee is $6 for singles and $10 for doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Divisions are created according to ability level and geographic location. Players schedule their own matches with new and old friends at mutually convenient times and sites. Registration deadline is Friday, September 7. For information write to Stop World Hunger Tennis, 53 Elm Place, Amityville, 11701 or call Matt at 631789-3618.
SAT prep course Molloy College’s Continuing Education Program is offering an SAT prep course for high school students on Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.12:45 p.m., and Tuesday, September 25, 6:30-9:45 p.m. Students will review the math, critical reading and writing skills on the exam, and will learn test-taking strategies to help them work faster and more confidently to maximize their scores. For information contact Lou Cino, Dean, Division of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Molloy College at 678-5000 ext. 6206 or Molloy’s Continuing Education Office at email@example.com or visit www.molloy.edu/ce/sat.
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New name for synagogue The Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center announces its new name, Congregation Beth Tikvah. It is a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue at 3710 Woodbine Avenue, Wantagh. The congregation is a consolidation of three former congregations, The Farmingdale Jewish Center, The Israel Community Center of Levittown and The Wantagh Jewish Center. It now boasts of being the largest conservative congregation in southeast Nassau County, and draw members from nearby Suffolk County as well. It welcomes the community to come visit and join the “warm and thriving house of worship.” For information, call the office at 7852445, or you can visit the website at www.congbt.org.
Poets to read Award-winning poet Louisa Calio directs the 10th Poets and Writers Piazza for Hofstra’s 20th Italian Experience sponsored by Arba Sicula/Legas Press at Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library on Sunday, September 23, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Hofstra’s South Campus. Celebrating the literary word, gifted contemporary Italian and Italian American writers will read and perform their works, including Poet Peter Covino (“Voices of Italian Americana”), Joanna Clapps Herman (“Anarchist Bastard”), Frank Ingrasciotta (“Blood Type Ragu”) Musical interlude: by Michela Musolino, Stanley Barkan of Merrick, Nino Provenzano with David Risk and friends, Laura Marciano, Bee Amore, Carrie Anne Tocci, Jay Mancini, Gaetano Cipolla, Marisa Frasca, Stanislao Pugliese, Louisa Calio and surprise guests. Book signings throughout the day! For information contact Louisa Calio at 627-7103 or you can email email@example.com. You can also contact Jessie A. Garcia at 463-6580 or email her at Jessie.A.Garcia@hofstra.edu
Guests include Commanding Officer Michael Studdert and Deputy Inspector Kenny Mullane of the First and Seventh Precincts of the Nassau County Police Department. The police will discuss the upcoming precinct consolidation, recent burglaries, staffing, crime, traffic enforcement, neighborhood issues, problem oriented policing, and the goals of law enforcement. Most of the meeting is reserved for questions and answers.
The Seaford Historical Society will host its annual Harvest Fair on Sunday, September 30, from 11a.m.-4 p.m. There will be pumpkins, mums, fresh baked goods and crafts. Entertainment will include Erik’s Reptile Edventure at noon, the Seaford High School Jazz Band, face and pumpkin painting and much more. We will also be selling hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, soda and the Powell family chowder. (continued on page 12)
County to hold new police exams in December Nassau County plans to hold a Nassau County Police Officer Exam on December 9 because the current list of qualified candidates will expire in April 2013 due to New York State Civil Service Law. The filing deadline to take the exam is Friday, October 12. “This is an excellent opportunity to apply for a career in law enforcement with the Nassau County Police Department,” said County Executive Edward Mangano. “Becoming a Nassau County police officer will enable you to serve your community, face new challenges on a daily basis and have diversified job tasks. I urge all residents who have contemplated this career path to sign up for the test.” While to date, no one was hired off the last test qualification list, the county expects to hire some members off the current list for the county and local village forces. With projected retirements in the next two years, the county expects a larger number of individuals to be hired off the qualified list of December test takers. “It is critical that Nassau County’s police force is representative of the community in which we serve,” said Police Commissioner Dale. “To that end, we will be contacting members of all communities in an effort to find qualified individuals from all ethnicities looking to serve their community.” Applications can be obtained at
Nassau County Police Headquarters, any Nassau County police precinct or policing center, the county executive’s office, the Nassau County Civil Service Commission, or by calling 1-800-RECRUIT. Interested applicants can also visit the Nassau County website www.nassaucountyny.gov/recruit and request that an application be mailed to them, being mindful of the submission deadline. Candidates must be at least 17 years old and have not reached their 35th birthday by December 9. However, time spent on military duty may be deducted from age up to a maximum of six years. Within the police department there are many career opportunities, which include but are not limited to patrol, marine, aviation, mounted, canine, plainclothes, specialized enforcement and many others. There is also the detective division, which conducts investigations through a number of different squads, some of which are precinct, homicide, robbery, arson/bomb, property, and special victims. Additional opportunities are available in highway patrol, emergency services and community affairs, along with a number of other units that reflect the needs of any large employer.
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Bereavement group The Sacred Heart Parish Center will hold a bereavement support group for those coping with the death of a spouse or other loss starting Monday, September 17, frrom 7:30-9 p.m. It will run for eight consecutive Mondays. For information contact Sr. Lynn at 3791356, ext. 19, or the parish outreach at 379-6123. The church is at 720 Merrick Avenue, Merrick.
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On Friday, August 31, and every other Friday at 1 p.m., join for screenings and lively discussions of the hit television series, “Downton Abbey.” Find out what all the fuss is about and get caught up before season three begins in January.
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North Bellmore Zumba Zumba classes with Desiree Durand will run Thursday, August 29, 5:306:30 p.m. and one class in September. Sign up at the reference desk with a check in the amount of $36 and sign the disclaimer.
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Yoga Reward yourself. Practice Iyengar-style yoga on your lunch hour with Cathy Adamo at the library with postures that benefit your general health, reduce stress and slow down the aging process. You will need to bring a yoga sticky mat and two firm blankets. This session runs from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, and
On Tuesday, September 18, from 1:45-7:45 p.m., the North Bellmore Library will be conducting a community blood drive. Please sign up on the sheet that will be at the reference desk beginning September 4. You may pick a time most convenient for you. The whole process takes about an hour. For information regarding medical eligibility for blood donation, call 1-800-688-0900.
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Mammography van Nassau University Medical Center’s Legislator Dave Denenbergsponsored mammography van will be open to the community in the North Bellmore Library’s parking lot on Tuesday, September 25, from 8:45 a.m-noon. Appointments can be made by calling 571-6219.
Friends of the Library The Friends of the North Bellmore Public Library will be meeting on Thursday, September 13, at 10 a.m. Upcoming programs will be discussed including author Saralee Rosenberg’s program “Survival Tips for First Responders: How to Stop Solving Other People’s Problems” On Wednesday, October 24, at 7 p.m.
Don Wilson, paintings Artist Don Wilson is the September artist in the community room of the Bellmore Memorial Library. His paintings have been widely exhibited and the Bellmore community is welcome to meet him and view the exhibit on Tuesday, September 11, at 7 p.m.
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Island songwriters perform Three performers from the Island Songwriters Showcase perform at the library on Sunday, September 9, at 2 p.m. They are Andrew Cetlin, Peter Kanelous and Annie Mark. The concert is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy a free Sunday afternoon concert.
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Meditate and relax In these challenging times, it is important to find a peaceful and inspiring way to cope with life’s challenges. Join Greg Gordon on Wednesday, September 19, at 7 p.m., for a lesson or just a time for meditation.
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Bellmore Life Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Page 8 A WIN? Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano (center) joins with state Assemblyman David McDonough (fourth from left) and others to celebrate a state Supreme Court ruling calling the MTA Payroll Tax unconstitutional. The
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Executive Ed Mangano has based his police precinct consolidation plan – which includes the closure of half the precincts in Nassau – on an analysis of the crime stats from when they were reportedly falsified. The Fifth Precinct in Elmont is scheduled to merge with the Fourth Precinct in Hewlett on September 1. “We call on the county executive to cease any further consolidation of police precincts until we can have a review by the FBI or a legislative hearing to answer questions that we have about these statistics,” said Mr. Solages. In a letter Legislator Solages submitted to the FBI, he writes, “An audit is especially necessary here, since the crime statistics at issue appear to fall into the category of ‘influential information’ as defined by the FBI.” The lawmakers believe Mr. Mangano’s police precinct closure plan
Assessment workshops on tap The Nassau County Department of Assessment will hold a series of property tax exemptions outreach workshops sponsored by County Executive Edward P. Mangano. If you live in and are the owner of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment, you may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year. Equipped with specially configured computers linked to the county’s database, Department of Assessment staff will process property tax exemption applications (Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, and Home Improvement) on-site. In addition, Nassau County also offers two types of School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemptions: Basic STAR (for residents who own and live in their own home, condominium or cooperative apartment with an annual house-
hold income of $500,000 or less) and Enhanced STAR (for senior citizens aged 65 years or older with annual incomes of $79,050 or less). For further information regarding Basic and Enhanced STAR or any other property tax exemption program, homeowners are invited to contact the Department of Assessment Exemptions Division at 571-1500. • Wednesday, August 29, from 13 p.m. at the Levittown Public Library at 1 Bluegrass Lane. • Tuesday, September 4, from 1-3 p.m. at the North Bellmore Public Library at 1551 Newbridge Road. • Thursday, September 6, from 13 p.m. at the Wantagh Public Library at 3285 Park Avenue. • Friday, September 7, from 1-3 p.m. at the Merrick Public Library at 2279 Merrick Avenue You can visit the Department of Assessment website – www.mynassauproperty.com for scheduling updates.
has a disproportionately negative impact on minority communities in Elmont, and is concerned that the misreported stats may have been a pretext for deliberate racial discrimination in the selection of precincts to be closed. The call for an audit by the FBI follows a recent request by the Democratic caucus for a prompt and thorough public
hearing into the crime stat manipulation. Peter Schmitt, the presiding officer of the Legislature, denied the request. The First Precinct in Baldwin will merge with the Seventh Precinct in Seaford. The Seventh Precinct will then become the First Precinct while the former First Precinct becomes a community policing center.
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Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, Democrat of Merrick, stood in front of the Fifth Precinct in Elmont, along with Democratic Legislators Carey Solages and Wayne Wink, and community leaders, asking the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information System’s (CJIS) Audit Unit to conduct an immediate audit of the crime statistics reported by the Nassau County Police Department. The NCPD has admitted that major crime statistics were falsified at the Fifth and Sixth Precincts over a period of time from January 2011-July 2012. As part of the statistical manipulation, major crimes such as Grand Larceny were downgraded to lesser offenses, according to news reports. Other serious crimes were also underreported. To a significant extent, the aggrieved parties claim that Republican County
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Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (RMerrick) invites residents to lend a hand in keeping Long Island’s beaches clean by participating in a beach cleanup day he is sponsoring at Jones Beach on Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the event in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
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September 11 The Seaford community will honor former Seaford High School students who lost their lives on 9/11 with a memorial ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, at Seaford High School. the 9/11 SHS Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held at the high school beginning at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Refreshments will be served.
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by Barbara Brenseke With the start of school approaching, parents will once again be faced with the chaos and craziness of early mornings, homework projects, scout meetings, sports practices and games, as well as the constant chauffeuring that comes with having kids. The good news is that although you may look a bit crazy when you’re running around the house, you are actually getting some exercise. Even if you have a good start in January and keep your resolve through the summer, come fall – with its endless procession of holidays – even those most dedicated can stop making fitness a priority. Remember, back-to-school craziness affects parents and kids as schedules change and hours get filled with everything from soccer practice to music lessons. It’s easy to let exercise slide when things get busy. But it is possible to find time for fitness. Instead of thinking, “I’ll start over
in January,” use these three Rs to make September a time to renew your fitness goals. Reassess: Consider what you have accomplished so far and what new action you need to take to stay on course with your goals. In addition, evaluate your schedule. How can you fit fitness in with activities and obligations that start in the fall while staying motivated with fewer daylight hours? Fitness centers often create new schedules this time of year. Learn something new…a new exercise class or sport or find a nutrition or health education seminar to attend. Reconnect: Find ways to re-estab-
lish that emotional high toward your goals and keep the momentum going. One way to do this is to sign up for an event that will complement your health and fitness goals, or help you achieve them. An event can be a 5K Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, 10K, a triathlon, half-marathon or more extreme events like the Warrior Dash or
Spartan Race. This will keep your motivation high throughout the year a n d will help you stay on track with the kind of lifestyle behaviors that lead to
achieving your desired goals. Accomplishing these events also leads to more confidence that will help with the goal-setting, goalachieving cycle. Reassert: Change your mindset from making a resolution to making a commitment. A personal commitment is much more powerful than a resolution, which is often thrust upon us by outside expectations. A resolution is deciding to do or not do something; a commitment is a promise or obligation. Think about the personal responsbility between the two. When people “promise” or make an “obligation” it puts their credibility on the line, and maintaining one’s credibility has a huge impact on motivation. As the saying goes… “Just Do It!” Barbara Brenseke is a strength and conditioning coach and the owner of Train For The Game LI in Bellmore. She can be reached by e-mail Barbara@tftgli.com.
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