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On Sunday, November 20, at 11:30 a.m., state troopers responded to reports of a car racing on the Wantagh State Parkway near Ocean Parkway, disrupting traffic. When the troopers arrived in the area they observed a gray Mazda RX-7 automobile traveling at a high rate of speed around the Jones Beach traffic circle, commiting several moving violations. The car then stopped in the lanes of traffic. When troopers approached with emergency lights and siren activated, the Mazda took off at a high rate of speed westbound on Ocean Parkway and proceeded to the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway. The Mazda reached speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour while being chased by troopers. The car then exited the Meadowbrook Parkway at Merrick Road and made an illegal U-turn, striking an uninvolved vehicle in the rear. Troopers then arrested the driver and took him into custody. The driver, Jason Denobrega, 23, of Glen Cove, was arrested for Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, and several traffic violations, including Speeding (140 m.p.h. in a 55 zone). Passenger Jacob Bloom, 21, also of Glen Cove, was arrested for Criminal Nuisance.
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CORNERED, WITH NO ESCAPE: Wreckless-driving youths from Glen Cove are taken into custody after endangering the lives of many while speeding in the community.
CHARITY STARTS AT HOME: In the photo are seventh- and eighthgrade volunteer students of the Builders Club, led by Mr. Aceste. They pose after seating guests, serving food and cleaning up. They perform all sorts of community service in and around Merrick.
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Donna Rosenblum was reading the American Teacher Magazine when something caught her eye. It was the story on the back cover of a woman who, after earning her teaching degree, took time off to volunteer at a poverty stricken school in Kenya before starting her career back in the States. Mrs. Rosenblum had honeymooned in Kenya in 1989 and said, “I fell in love with the country, I fell in love with the people and I always wanted to go back.” She added, “I also felt like I saw myself in the woman in the story.” The woman the article was written about, Keela Dates, never started that traditional classroom teaching job when she returned to the U.S. Instead, she formed what is now the not-for-profit organization Reason2Smile to help the school she taught at in Kenya. In fact, Ms. Dates said, “The only real teaching in the classroom outside of substitute teaching I did was in the school in Kenya.” More than just a school The school Reason2Smile supports is called Jambo Jipya School. Christine Mwende, the director and founder of Jambo Jipya School, started the school in 2004 to offer needy children two meals a day, clothing, school supplies, medical care, and an education. According to Reason2Smile’s website, Jambo Jipya School started in a mud hut classroom with about 20 students attending. It grew rapidly and-
now – 7 years later – has over 300 students attending school in 13 concrete classrooms. All of the children attending Jambo Jipya are orphaned or atrisk. These are children with if they were not in school, would be on the street begging for food or working in the fields. Forty-five of the 300 students are a part of the Jambo Jipya Future Child Orphanage. These children range in age from 3-19 years old, and most have no family or home. For many, this is the first time they have been able to sleep soundly at night knowing that they are safe. Jambo Jipya became their home. Mrs. Rosenblum, a Merrick resident since 1993, has been an active volunteer in such events and organizations at St. Baldrick’s, shaving her head three years in a row to raise money for childhood cancer research, helping with food drives for Island Harvest, offering gift wrapping with Merrick Kiwanis – where her husband Charles is a member – at Roosevelt Field during the holidays, Holocaust education and lecturing at temple Judea in Manhasset. This year her volunteer efforts earned her a “Women of Distinction Award” given by state Assemblyman Dave McDonough. Working as a librarian in Floral Park Memorial High School, she was inspired to donate to the impoverished school Reason2Smile supports, by raising the funds for a library. Soon, Mrs. Rosenblum became an active member on the board of directors for Reason2Smile as well as the chairperson of the newly
formed education committee. From one library to another The library for Jambo Jipya will cost about $8,000 to $10,000 to build. Of that money, Mrs. Rosenblum said she has already raised about $7,000. She said she has raised some of the money through raffles, selling wreaths she has made and a jewelry party. But by far the biggest contributor to her fundraising has been a job she has teaching library science at Queens College. She decided when she took the job as an adjunct professor that all the money she earned teaching library science would go to the library for Jambo Jipya in Kenya. Closer to home at Merrick Library, the community room will host an art show during December artist Nip Rogers. Mr. Rogers is Ms. Date’s uncle and also on the board of directors of Reason2Smile. The art show hopes to raise awareness for Reason2Smile. There will be an opening reception on Sunday December 4, from 1-5 p.m. when the artist will be on hand. There is no cost and there will be refreshments. Reaching out to other schools Mrs. Rosenblum got in touch with her children’s sixth-grade teacher at Chatterton School, Deborah Cain, to see if she might have any interest in helping support Jambo Jipya. Ms. Cain was excited to hear about Jambo Jipya because she too had made a recent connection to Kenya. Teaching three sixth-grade writing classes, Ms. Cain decided that an
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Forget Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is coming This year, “Black Friday” sales are even starting on Thanksgiving at some big box stores. The mad rush that claimed the life of a young Walmart employee crushed in a stampede some years ago is starting. We can expect parking lot rage, long lines at checkout counters, sticker shock and all the signs of the holiday shopping that make it the antithesis of what it is supposed to be. But, take heart, Small Business Saturday is coming. A promotion started by American Express, it means showing your community spirit by patronizing small businesses run by your neighbors and friends. Small Business Saturday means shopping where they know your name. It means strolling downtown in your hometown and looking in all the windows for a serendipitous gift idea. Your local merchant is also often the one that helps support your child's team and gives to the PTA for school events. She helps shoulder the local tax burden and gives to local charities. The beautiful holiday decorations are funded by your local chamber of commerce, which also organizes several holiday events to help bring the community together. Church and temple bazaars are also great places to find unique gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime. If you have no other choice, endure Black Friday. But enjoy Small Business Saturday. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit. And send us your stories about how you spent Small Business Saturday. We would love to share them.
KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR S O C I E T Y INDUCTEES: Kennedy High School administrators present nine new members to the Kennedy Chapter of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. More than one million students participate in the activities of the National Honor Society, with chapters in all 50 states. These students were selected based upon their outstanding scholastic achievements, community service, leadership and character. Congratulations to Kimberly Magri, Kimberly Knoll, Fallon Priore, Debra Spector, Brandon Grabelsky, Brittany Bachman, Samantha Dreifuss, Mollie Wasser and Sylvia Azoulay.
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Candidate says thanks To Merrick Life: I was lucky to have very talented, hardworking, devoted friends helping me. I was met with words of encouragement and support wherever I went along the campaign trail. What I heard in the voices of the people of our community, was hope. Hope for something good. Hope for something better. And it was the faith and hope that was put into my race that drove me. We all worked hard because we wanted to see change. But challenging a sitting incumbent is very difficult. The Town of Hempstead sends out mailings with their names on it. Their signs are everywhere. It is very difficult to compete with the propaganda that
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Thank you for re-electing me To Merrick Life: Thank you for reelecting me as county Legislator for the 19th Legislative District. It is a privilege and honor to serve on your behalf. It is also extremely humbling to be reelected by an increasing plurality. I will continue to try to be as accessible, responsive and effective as possible. To that end, I continue to maintain my district office at my own expense, hold at least two public meetings per month and make my office available to assist on any and all issues. It is essential to put people and issues before politics. Indeed, now, more than ever, we need to work together at every level to secure a sustainable future for Nassau County. We must create job and economic opportunities and protect our quality of life without raising taxes. This requires expanding our revenue base through targeted commercial and residential development in our traditional downtown areas and business centers throughout the county. This also requires fiscally responsible budgeting and providing services effectively and efficiently. I am dedicated to these tasks and to serving you. Thank you, again. My family and I extend our best wishes to you and your families for a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday season and new year. David Denenberg, Legislator 19th Legislative District
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To Merrick Life: Because my granddaughter has been studying for the SAT test at my home in order to have some peace and quiet from her noisy household, I had the opportunity to view some of the questions that might be asked on the upcoming test and I was horrified, to say the least. The questions seemed far beyond the scope of a normal high school student. Are they trying to find Mensa students? If you don’t know what that is, it’s a student with an extraordinarily high IQ that puts them in the genius category. I can now understand why some students were so afraid and felt so intimidated to take this test that they resorted to paying others to take it for them [the widening SAT scandal on Long Island]. I am not saying that they should have done this because that was illegal, but I really can understand why they did it. I think that the SAT test questions, as described in the sample SAT study book, is way beyond the realm of a normal high school student. I gave my granddaughter two dictionaries in order to look up some of the words contained in the questions. I do not consider myself a stupid person, but I do question the ‘no child left behind’ [law], since we have such a diverse population of children, many of them hoping and wishing they can get a higher education. What if many of them are very creative and do not test well? Are they to be excluded from going to a good university? Sometimes what we teach does not make any sense. I look forward to reading your responses in Merrick Life. Alice Cammiso
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A gift from above The duet have been performing together for almost 20 years, and while parishioners at Curé of Ars can attest that FatherCharles’s voice now is heaven-sent, according to his family, that wasn’t always the case. Father Charles’s mom, Louise Mangano, said, “As a child he was flat, flat, flat.” Mrs. Mangano said she could play piano by ear, and both she and her husband could sing, so musical talent did run in the family. Father Charles’s oldest sister, Donna, played guitar and Charles, the youngest of four, anxious to try what his siblings were doing, asked to take lessons as well. Mrs. Mangano said, “The guitar teacher told me, ‘Mrs. Mangano save your money. He’s tone deaf.’ ” Charles’s mom, not having the heart to tell her son what his guitar teacher said, told Charles instead she just couldn’t afford to give both children lessons at the same
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Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16, at 7 p.m. Father Charles Mangano, pastor at Curé of Ars church, and his sister Laurie Mangano, will present the Christmas at Curé of Ars 2011 concert in the Curé of Ars, Monsignor Leonard Hall. Special guests performing at the concert include the June Claire Dancers and children from Curé of Ars, who will be in the live nativity. This family event is appropriate for all ages and will include a number of traditional christmas carols, which all can sing along. Father Charles’s sister Laurie Chionchio said, “We want to make sure people leave having experienced what the true spirit of Christmas is. Being we’re at my brother’s parish this year makes it very special.”
time, and that his lessons would have to wait. When the family would play music together, they relegated Charles to the tambourine. However, when Charles became 16 something changed. Mrs. Mangano said, “We went to a healing mass and after that he sang much better. I believe the Lord really wanted him to do what he was doing because before the healing mass he was so flat. To us it was a miracle. It was meant to be and he got better, and better and better.” Better and better indeed. The duet has gone from singing at wedding masses and Christmas parties to playing such venues as CW Post’s Tilles Center, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, formerly known as The Westbury Music Fair, as well as releasing nine albums. Mrs. Chionchio said, “I could never have imagined back then the ministry would have taken off like it has. It tells me God has wanted all this. We always meet the right people that will help us. God has orchestrated it. We sing for the Lord.” She added, “Working with my brother has been the biggest honor of my life.”
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A new season awaits CHSD Bulldogs Welcome back to another BellmoreMerrick Bulldogs Varsity hockey season. The Bulldogs are coming off a phenomenal season, in which they placed second in the state. This year, the team will look to take it one step further. With many new faces and several old ones, the team will look to become state champions, for the first time in team history. This past week, the varsity team roster was announced. Lead by Coach Chris Patten, the 2011-2012 Varsity BellmoreMerrick Bulldogs are Nick Abbene, Dominick Albi, Christopher Altomare, Thomas Apa, Steven Azzara, John Bedell, Nikolas Boesenberg, Mike Capilupi, Landon Cooper, Christian Corona, Pat Grubb, Troy Grubman, Joe Hannon, Dan Hulse, Nicholas Lewis,
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Purick Tree Lighting On Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, is the Purick family tree lighting ceremony at Purick Park on Merrick Avenue at Loines Avenue. The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes a visit from Santa, along with cookies and hot chocolate for all the boys and girls. The park was named for Robbie Purick, a young artist who died in a tragic automobile accident.
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Holiday Door Decorations It’s time for the Holiday home decorating contest hosted by Merrick Life, Keep Merrick Beautiful, the Merrick Garden Club and the Merrick Chamber of Commerce to judge and sponsor prizes. Originally, the contest centered on artistically decorated doors but later the contest was expanded to include the entire house.
Tree and Menorah Lighting Join the Merrick community at the Gazebo for the annual Menorah and Tree Lighting sponsored by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, December 4, at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo. Don’t forget Santa’s visit is Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Gazebo as well.
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Experience bake sale. The Sleep-in for Calhoun seniors is on Friday, December 2. The event will start at 10:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 a.m. In the sleep-in, students sleep in the gym because children in Uganda, known as “night commuters,” have to sleep in the center of town on the ground in fear that at any moment Joseph Kony may take them. The Calhoun Senior experience class encourages the community to attend these fundraisers or go the fundraising page at www.stayclassy.org/fundraise/icteam?ftid=3890.
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On Sunday, November 20, the Calhoun High School auditorium was filled to the brim with residents who joined in the annual Thanksgiving Festival of Music sponsored by the Brotherhood Council of Merrick. The choirs of all three high schools – Calhoun, Mepham and Kennedy – were
joined by several houses of worship and choral groups to begin the Thanksgiving season with beautiful music and song. “The Brotherhood goes back as far as the 1940s,” according to Brotherhood co-president Lawrence Garfinkel. “However, the idea of a musical concert was hatched by three stalwarts, Helen Scheiffer, Katherine
Reif and Irene Gordon in 1967, and has been a welcome addition to our area ever since.” If you missed the concert, join us next year. You will find a feeling of community flowing throughout the audience, especially when everyone joins in with “Let there be
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Calhoun alumni to meet All alumni of Calhoun High School are invited to gather for the Friday After Thanksgiving Party – the sixth annual gathering to be held at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, for a night of drinks, music and fundraising while catching up with old friends. The gathering will feature the Big Shots Band (The Ultimate Billy Joel tribute). The party will start at 8 p.m. and last until the wee hours of the morning. At the gathering, the Calhoun Alumni Association will be raffling off a 42inch Samsung flat panel TV. Raffle tickets are $10 or three tickets for $20.
Calhoun High School opened in 1958 and graduated its first class in 1960. The alumni association was formed this year and is chartered as a 501(c)(3) association. The association presented its first-ever award this spring to Calhoun senior Lauren Marinello at Calhoun’s annual Awards Night and continues to sponsor an annual Day at the Races. For information about the Friday after Thanksgiving get-together and about the Alumni Association, go to the Alumni website at www.calhounalumni.com, or call Donovan Berthoud at 330-2720.
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Senator begins ‘Extend the Holidays’ toy drive Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (RMerrick) has begun his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive. “Extend the Holidays” is a toy drive the senator organizes each year for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital. Toys are delivered after the holiday season, so that children can experience the joys of receiving a holiday gift throughout the year. “This is a wonderful tradition which, through the assistance of the community, puts smiles on the faces of many children each year. I welcome anyone who is interested in participating in this program to contact my office,” said Senator Fuschillo. Local residents and community organizations are invited to participate in Senator Fuschillo’s “Extend the
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become a serious health concern in football across the U.S., leading to rule changes and state legislation to establish treatment protocols for youth athletes in all sports. Senator Schumer also points to a recent report from the New York Times, which claims that helmet manufacturers have been deceptive in their helmet advertising and have occasionally lapsed in helmet-testing protocol. The Children’s Sports Athletic Equipment Safety Act is supported by medical professionals and professional football players alike.
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Legislator Denenberg extends the holiday with toy/book drive Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg and his son, Aron, will run their annual “Extend the Holidays” toy and book drive. Like other holiday drives, this effort collects books and toys for donations. However, this drive extends beyond the holiday season and is intended to provide toys and books for hospitalized children and/or children in need after the holiday season. In the days after the holiday season is over, it is important to continue to provide gifts to these hospitalized
CALHOUN COLTS FOOTBALL PLAYERS and coach Bianca join Senator Charles Schumer to support the bill to ensure new safety standards for football helmets to protect young players. From left are Rob Rinck, Joe Grosani, Steven Valentino, Senator Charles Schumer, Jack Bennett and Mr. Bianca.
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U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, joined by Joe Bianca, head coach of the Calhoun Colts football team, and student captains of the Calhoun Colts Football Team, announced a major push to boost safety on high school football fields by improving standards for football helmets. The Children’s Sports Athletic Equipment Safety Act (S. 601) would ensure that football helmets meet new safety standards to protect younger players from concussions. The bill addresses a critical gap, as the current voluntary industry-created safety standards for football helmets do not specifically address concussion risk or youth-size helmets. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 920,000 athletes under the age of 18 were treated in emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and clinics for football-related injuries in the year 2007. The bill Senator Schumer is co-sponsoring will establish a process for new, youth focused safety standards. Nine months after the bill is enacted, the Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will judge whether the current voluntary standards are adequate to protect safety, and whether voluntary compliance is likely. If the CPSC determines that the voluntary standards and compliance have not encouraged substantial improvements in on-field safety, the CPSC will issue mandatory rules for helmet standards. New products would also be subject to independent, third-party testing before being certified to the new safety
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Brendan Donohue Brendan Donohue, a senior at Mepham High School, is a recipient of the 2011 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award in Writing. The awards are conferred by the National Council of Teachers of English in recognition of excellence in writing. This year, there were 526 students chosen across the nation as outstanding writers from a total of
1,649 students nominated. Brendan’s Best Writing piece was a short story entitled “Remora,” about two very different boys whose worlds collide. He wrote about “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll for his Impromptu Writing, which was a topic designated by the NTCE about a significant literary work. Brendan is a member of four honor
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Impromptu Writing, was Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” Louis has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the Italian Honor Society. His passion lies in the study of languages, and he studies French and Italian outside of school. Louis has enormous talent as a creative writer and is a contributor to Fragments, Mepham’s art and literary magazine. In addition to his writing talents, he is an accomplished musician and also finds time to contribute to Habitat for Humanity, a World of Difference and a number of fund raisers throughout the school year. Louis’s future plans include pursuing English as his undergraduate major.
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Evelyn Reid of Merrick died on Sunday, November 20, she was 87 years old. She is survived by her daughter Susan Muncy [Douglas] and two sons, Kevin and John and a daughter-in-law, Linda. Mrs. Reid is also survived by her two grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Mrs. Reid was employed as a secretary at Sid Harveyâ€™s Heating in Uniondale and worked briefly at Merrick Life. A funeral service was held at N.F. Walker Funeral Home. She was interred at Long Island National Cemetery.
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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice of formation of the East Coast Drum School LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 8/19/11. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: 63 Jenkins Street, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ML 877 6T 10/20, 27, 11/3, 10, 17, 24 NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING OF THE NORTH MERRICK UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Education of Nor th Merrick Union Free School District, in the County of Nassau, New York, adopted on October 11, 2011, a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of said School District will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM at HAROLD D. FAYETTE SCHOOL, 1057 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, New York, for the purpose of voting upon the following Proposition: PROPOSITION 1: It is resolved that the Board of Education is authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund estab-
lished by the voters on May 19, 2009, for the following purposes and based upon the following estimated costs: 1. Concrete and asphalt repairs at the Camp Avenue and Old Mill Road Schools $ 552,000 2. Removal and replacement of asbestos flooring at the Camp Avenue, Harold D. Fayette and Old Mill Road Schools $ 232,000 3. Renovations in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the Harold D. Fayette and Old Mill Road Schools $ 339,000 4. Renovation of gymnasium safety equipment at the Harold D. Fayette School $ 20,000 5. Contingencies and Adjustment of Estimates $ 57,000 TOTAL $1,200,000 The Board is authorized to expend, during the 20112012 school year, the estimated costs for each categor y, provided that the total expenditure of the total does not exceed $1,200,000.00 The source of the funds was the transfer from surplus monies remaining in the general fund and/or other reser ves during the 2008/2009 and 2010/2011 fiscal years and the expenditure thereof will have no
effect on the tax levy. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that personal registration is required in order to vote at said Special District Meeting. Voter registration for the District is ongoing until Wednesday, December 7, 2011, from 9:00 oâ€™clock A.M. until 3:00 oâ€™clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, at the office of the District Clerk, 1057 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, New York, and on Monday, December 5, 2011 between the hours of 4:00 oâ€™clock P.M. and 9:00 oâ€™clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) at the Harold D. Fayette School, 1057 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, New York for the purpose of preparing a register of the qualified voters of the school district for said Special District Meeting, at which time any person shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration he/she is known or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting. The register of the qualified voters of said School District prepared for the Annual Meeting and Election held on May 17, 2011 shall be used by said Board of Registration as the basis for the preparation of the register for said Special District Meeting to be
held on December 12, 2011. Any person whose name appears on such register or who shall have been previously registered for any Annual or Special District Meeting or election and who shall have voted at any Annual or Special meeting or any election held or conducted at any time within four (4) calendar years prior to December 12, 2011, will not be required to register personally for this Special District Meeting. In addition, any person otherwise qualified to vote who is registered with the Board of Elections of Nassau County under the provisions of the Election Law, shall be entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting without further registration. Immediately upon its completion, said register will be filed in the office of the District Clerk and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District until the day of the election, December 12, 2011, Sunday and legal holidays excepted, between the hours of 9:00 oâ€™clock A.M. and 3:00 oâ€™clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) and on Saturday, December 10, 2011, by appointment only. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the District Clerk. If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application must be received by the Clerk of the District no
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