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The issue on the minds of the 20 and more residents gathered at the North Merrick Library for Tuesday night’s joint meeting of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association and the North Bellmore Civic Association were plans for the CITGO station on Bellmore Avenue at the intersection of Jerusalem and Park Avenues. Off to a late start, the discussion of the CITGO station’s fate quickly became heated, with residents expressing concern over the proposed 24-hour operation of a convenience store at the station. On hand to listen to residents’ concerns were two attorneys from the Town of Hempstead, Anthony Boccella and Michael Venditto, and Kevin O’Brien, attorney for the Citgo station owners. Mr. Venditto said, “The residents of the Town of Hempstead are the best judges of what does and doesn’t belong in their communities.” After fielding numerous objections to the idea of an open-all-night store, Mr.

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O’Brien conceded, “I think we pretty much understand it’s not looking like a 24-hour operation. I think that’s off the table.” Residents asked the town attorneys if portions of the proposal could be approved, while other portions are denied. Mr. Venditto said, “To my understanding, “the town can reject one aspect of the proposal and accept others.”

Landscaping A concern that appears to have been unwarranted was the unsubstantiated rumor that two oak trees were going to be cut down in the upgrade. This statement appeared in a North and Central Merrick Civic Association email sent to Merrick Life. Residents were concerned the absence of the trees would lessen the buffer between the station and their homes. Mr. O’Brien said, “We are not cutting down any trees. We are increasing, not decreasing, the buffer.” Mr. O’Brien brought proposed drawings for the upgraded station depicting the added landscaping. He assured residents, “We are definitely not taking the oak trees down.”

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KEVIN O'BRIEN, attorney for the owners of the CITGO station, displays plans for upgraded CITGO station. Another unconfirmed rumor Mr. O’Brien refuted was that the curb cuts for the entrance and exits would be changed. He said, “The curb cuts will remain the same.” Residents also requested that the fencing at the location be upgraded from a 6-foot fence to a 10-foot fence to protect the privacy of homeowners in the area. Mr. O’Brien said a change the owners would like to make is upgrading the station from a full-service only station to a station that offers both full-service and self-service options. He said the gas station was built in the 1950s and in operation for about 60 years. He said a necessary change is the tanks. He explained the tanks need to be changed from single to “double walled” tanks.

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MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT: Merokian Rick Ambrosino sent Merrick Life this photo he took of bones – found at the location of the “old McLaughlin house” on Rutgers Place. Were these bones from one of the old horse stables? Workers were laying a new water pipe when the discover y was made. SInce the photo was taken, Mr. Ambrosino says, the bones are no longer in the area.

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Mr. O’Brien said the CITGO was owned by the “1206 Realty Group” or the Macchias, of Maximum Distributors in Bethpage. Mr. O’Brien said he had no time frame for the start or finish of the project, as permits and variances must still be obtained. Mr. Venditto asked residents to email their concerns regarding the station to the Town of Hempstead and offered them two emails to send questions to: TOHSup@TOHmail.org and Town Councilwoman Angie Cullin at ACullin@aol.com.

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Police news Sergeant John Schmaeling of the First Precinct was on hand to speak with residents regarding local crime. Recently, Sgt. Schmaeling said, a number of residents called the precinct to express their concerns regarding an individual going door-to-door asking residents if they were interested in buying home alarm systems. Sgt. Schmaeling said officers were dispatched. This individual has the proper credentials, and is licensed to go door-to-door and solicit alarm sales, he added. However, he said a great tip for residents who are concerned over an individual selling alarms or any other home services such as roofing, siding, etc., is to simply say when asked if they are interested that they rent, they do not own the home. This, he said, usually gets rid of salepeople who realize they aren’t going to sell a roof to people only renting a home. Sgt. Schmaeling said petty larceny of items from parked cars continues to be a problem. He said if you see someone suspicious call 911. He advised residents to keep car doors locked, and not to leave purses or GPS devices in the car. He said to be careful to also remove marks made by GPS suction cups from the windshield. He said well-lit homes, especially those with motion sensor lights, also help to deter crime.

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by Erin Donohue The 2012 Merrick Chamber of Commerce Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9. The carnival rides by Newton Shows will be open Friday, September 7, at 6 p.m. in the LIRR station parking lot, and Merrick Avenue will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Be advised of parking lot closures. “Like last year, we will be spotlighting local Merrick businesses and services throughout the weekend, and hosting a variety of professional crafters (from Nassau County craft shows) along with food from around the world. We will also be honoring the community’s Girl Scouts this year,” said Randy Shotland, the group’s president. “The Girl Scouts are a great help to the chamber throughout the year, and this year is their 100th anniversary.” At press time this newspaper can report that other planned events include live music on the Showmobile with bands from the Rock Underground, and at the gazebo. “Besides our wonderful merchants and crafters who now see us as a destination on their festival circuit, you will find the Coast Guard, the United States Tennis Association, great food and more at this year’s event,” added Co-Vice-Presidents Ira

Reiter and Susan Helsinger, chairs of the Festival Committee. Confirmed live entertainment at the gazebo will begin at noon on Saturday, September 8, with a magic show (also 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) and bands including Walking Sideways, Two Cent Sam, Charlie Dane, The Royal Guard and Terra Stigma. The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is an all-volunteer organization that sponsors numerous events year-round in the Merricks. Funds raised from the festival support the Holiday Lights program, as well as other beautification projects in the town’s shopping districts. Chamber membership fee covers the cost of a booth for the festival and the Kids Fest that happens in the spring. Other programs sponsored (co-sponsored) include Man and Woman of the Year, Merchant and Professional of the Year, Tree and Menorah Lightings, Kids Fest, networking meetings and one of the largest chamber of commerce scholarship awards in the state. For information call the chamber hotline at 771-1171, you can email merrickchamber@aol.com or you can visit the web at www.merrickchamber.org. Check the chamber’s Facebook page, Merrick Chamber of Commerce, for updates and changes.

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Once again, we look forward to a wonderful 2012-2013 school year with ongoing educational experiences and events, and social emotional learning. Plans for the Chatterton Elementary School have been developing throughout the summer. We have had the time to reflect on our practices and goals. We have been preparing for our various initiatives including our continuum of literacy, and our work with our literacy coaches Jennifer Brady and Mr. Pete Gangi, as we continue to implement a balanced literacy approach. We have been planning for the Common Core Standards as we aim to prepare our children for their future

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DANCE TO THE MUSIC of the Golden Tone Orchestra on Wednesday, September 5, at 10 a.m. Restaurant Lounge of the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport. For information call 377-2314. ©©© COMEDY FUNDRAISER: Merrick/Bellmore/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. ©©© AWARD WINNING POET Louisa Calio will direct 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, at Hofstra’s South Campus. There will be a musical interlude by Michela Musolino, with readings by Merrick’s Stanley Barkan (cccpress), 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, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Book signings will be held throughout the day! For information contact Louisa Calio 627-7103, or you can email to louisacalio.1@juno.com. You

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tickets purchased by September 13. Any questions about Calhoun’s Reunion, email Laura Schieffer Peterson at LBPeters001@yahoo.com. Any questions about Kennedy’s Reunion you can email Nancy Kasoff Mauser at NMauser100@AOL.com. Both Kennedy and Calhoun Class of 1982 are having a combined picnic the day after the reunion at 1:30 p.m. Reservations and details about the picnic will be emailed to all signed up to attend either reunion. ©©© DAHLIA EXHIBITION: The Long Island Dahlia society will host a Fall Dahlia Show and Photos Exhibit on Saturday, October 13, 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, October 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Carriage House at Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Montauk in East Islip. Come and meet the gardeners who grow these gorgeous flowers that range in size from a marble to a basketball. For information visit wwwLongIslandDahlia.com or call Joe at 631-754-1002 after 8 p.m., or 832-3652 during the day. All are welcome. ©©© DROPOFF SITE: County Legislator Dave Denenberg’s office at 2818 Merrick Road is an official dropoff point for donations to Long Island Cares, Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Needed are cereals, juices, peanut butter, rice, jelly, pasta, cookies and crackers, pancake mix and canned fruits, meat, vegetables, soups and fish, among many foods. Also welcome are school supplies, pet foods, new toys, baby care, birthday party supplies, new blankets and personal care items. For information call Mr. Denenberg’s office at 571-6219, or the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 631-582-3663. Or visit www.licares.org. ©©©


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Kennedy football strives to top last year’s record by Dylan Campbell As the 2012 football season quickly approaches, the Kennedy Cougars varsity team is 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 53 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 team’s varsity coach, is putting them to work with faith in their abilities. 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, “Everything is a work in progress, but a good start. The boys are focused and hustling.” 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 “team unity and skill will help them win.” While defensive lineman Andrew Rodriguez said “the strongest part of our team is the defense, because good

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The Kennedy football schedule (Home games in bold) September 8 – Long Beach, 1:30 p.m. September 15 – at Mepham, 1:30 p.m. KENNEDY FOOTBALL team prepares for the upcoming season. defense wins games,” others such as Chris Racalbuto say “the skilled positions are the strong point of the team.” 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 Racalbuto, look to keep the team motivated and in the hunt. Racalbuto is the push the team needs to meet the newly set 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 game plan as last year to be the trick to succeed.

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Racalbuto made sure to keep his team in a good mindset for the upcoming season by requiring off-season 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 and as a team. “Despite 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,” concluded Chen. That said, the Cougars are hopeful of having another outstanding season.

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Just a couple of months before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar, there are still many Jews who have no plans to attend synagogue services. Some of these Jews are not affiliated with a synagogue; others will be visiting their families and loved ones; and a sizable percentage simply don’t feel comfortable in a synagogue setting. Another alarming issue, particularly in light of today’s flailing economy, is that many cannot afford the cost of services, which these days can run a whopping thousand dollars or more for a family of five. Whatever the case is, many of these would-be worshippers are feeling the pangs associated with being left out of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. Chabad Center for Jewish Life, the local Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh branch of the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, has presented its own High Holiday services option, providing services at no charge for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in a warm and inclusive setting. Chabad’s services are “user-friendly,” making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary and the use of EnglishHebrew prayer books, enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services. Professor Gershon Leisman will once again be offering his commentary on various selections of the prayers. “According to Jewish tradition, on the Jewish New Year, the doors of Heaven are open. G-d accepts prayers from everyone,” said Chabad Rabbi Shimon Kramer, who is the rabbi at the Chabad of Merrick/Bellmore/Wantagh area. “The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community. Whether someone can afford to pay or not, whether he/she is familiar with a synagogue or has never been to one, we will do our best to ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome.” Rabbi Kramer continued, “The Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, insisted that Judaism is accessible to all Jews. During the Jewish High Holidays, accessibility can translate into different factors for different people, such as a nonjudgmental atmosphere, affordability of the services, or the ability for a beginner to follow along. Our goal is to lower the barriers of entry, and encourage each and every Jew to actively participate in these most holy and introspective days.” Rosh Hashanah begins this year after sundown on September 16 and extends until nightfall on September 18. Yom Kippur begins this year after sundown on the eve of October 25 and extends until nightfall on October 26. Chabad Center for Jewish Life will be holding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services this year at the American Legion at 160 Merrick Road in Merrick. To reserve a space, register online at www.ChabadJewishLife.org/services or call Chabad Center for Jewish Life at 833-3057.

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With the CCLS transition underway, it will require students to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of mathematics. After careful evaluation, reflection and analysis, we are utilizing the GOMath program in grades 4-6. The program emphasizes the critical areas and depth of understanding through interactive lessons, research based instructional approaches,

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PTA “Welcome Back Picnic” on Wednesday, September 5, from 5-7 p.m. The PTA lunch program will begin on Monday, September 10. Online lunch purchases have been arranged once again for this year! Please be sure to look through the district calendar and both our district and PTA websites for important dates and activities. Our district website is www.merrick-k6.org, and our Chatterton PTA website is www.chattertonpta.org. PTA President Dominique Tirino, with the Chatterton PTA Executive Board and PTA committees, help to guarantee a successful upcoming year. Please become involved in the PTA. Your hard work benefits our children. Open House for Chatterton is scheduled for the evenings of Wednesday, September 12, for grades 4-6 and Thursday, September 13, for grades K-3, from 7-9:15 p.m. This is a time for parents to meet their child(ren)’s teachers and learn about the classroom environment, the curriculum and various activities already planned. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you. During the year we will continue to

will again sponsor a variety of charitable organizations and involve all students in both fun and worthy activities and fundraisers. The Chatterton staff, Mrs. Chimento, our assistant principal, and I will work to aid all children to achieve to their fullest potential in a safe, loving and warm school environment that fosters learning. We will work towards creating a positive environment of respect and trust. We look forward to a new school year as we meet our challenges, accomplish our goals and nurture creativity, curiosity and the love for learning. We hope for continued community support to foster a strong school home community bond. Together, our Chatterton staff and families strive to prepare our students

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We have selected a beautiful picture book called “Say Something� by Peggy Moss as our autumn book choice. It is a quick read that shares the importance of not being a silent bystander. The author uses bright, fluid, realistic watercolors to illustrate the story. We are hopeful that this message will help influence our students to know that each and every one can help make a difference in opposing teasing and bullying.

The Merrick Public Library has been made aware of this book and we have donated a copy for them to display. In addition, copies are in our school library to borrow, and each classroom will have their own copy. Our school continues to promote a positive behavior support approach with our Bucketfilling Program in grades K-3 and “Lakeside ROARS� in grades 4-6, which stands for Respectful, Openminded, Accepting, Responsible

Temple Beth Am registers Registration has begun for the Temple Beth Am acclaimed pre-school program, “Torah for Tots.� The program has entranced youngsters for more than 40 years and begins this season on Sunday, September 23. Sponsored by the Merrick/Bellmore temple’s Sisterhood, the two hour sessions feature activities involving crafts, music, stories, dance and food to introduce youngsters to the Jewish Sabbath, holiday celebrations and Bible stories. Classes are available Sunday mornings two or three times a month. Toilettrained tots will enjoy small classes in a friendly Jewish environment, guided

again by “Miss Robin,� Sisterhood President Robin Levine. Registration is mandatory. The fee is $75 for Temple Beth Am members and $100 for non-members. Temple Beth Am is located at 2377 Merrick Avenue, between Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road. For further information or application forms, contact Ms. Levine at 546-8639 or RobinL61@optonline.net.

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Our school website, www.merrickk6.org/lakeside, is a place where you can find information about our wonderful school. It is our hope that you will visit the website frequently to learn about curriculum initiatives, school events and other special “happenings� at Lakeside. In addition, the school district has a mobile app for your smartphone and you can follow us on Twitter @MerrickUFSD. Open Houses for Levy-Lakeside are scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, September 13, for grades 3-6, from 7-9:15 p.m. and Wednesday, September 19, for grades K-2, from 7-9:15 p.m. In closing, the Levy Lakeside staff looks forward to welcoming its students on September 4 with open arms and enthusiasm! We know that if we work together, we can ensure the best education for our children. We thank you in advance for the continued support and guidance you give to your children; our students. It is going to be a wonderful year! – from Levy-Lakeside School

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Students. Using these programs, our focus is to promote the importance of being an upstander. The home/school connection is very important to guarantee clear communication. We work in tandem with our supportive P.T.A. We have already planned a variety of special assemblies, field trips and a plethora of other student activities. Our parent volunteers are generous with their time to help make our school the outstanding place it is for our children.We encourage you to attend our monthly PTA meetings and, if possible, volunteer your time for one of the many PTA events. Our first big event is the annual Welcome Back Picnic sponsored by our PTA on Thursday, September 6, from 5-7 p.m. Our co-Presidents Sheryl Waters and Al Belbol need your support in maintaining the exciting programs and events we have come to expect from the PTA at Levy-Lakeside. You can visit www.levylakesidepta.org for information and don’t forget to join the PTA.

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in the Air Force Supply Corps. In her 40s she earned her Master’s degree and became a speech therapist at the BOCES Rosemary Kennedy School in Wantagh, working for almost 20 years with teenagers with developmental challenges. She brought joy to their lives and those of their families with her writing and direction of annual student musicals, adapted from beloved Broadway shows, her family said. Mrs. Isaacs is survived by her daughter Jane (Jim) Fox of New Canaan, Connecticut, her Isaacs daughter-in-law Charlotte LaRue Isaacs of Sarasota, Florida, and Katama of Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Robert and Catherine Isaacs and William and Amanda Fox; and a brother, Alan J. Hoffman of Greenwich, Connecticut. She is predeceased by her husband, her son Jonathan and an infant grandson, Adam. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Osborn, 101 Theall Road, Rye, New York 10580 c/o Susan Olson.

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