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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wantagh Elementary School moving up
Wantagh Elementary School honored its fifth-grade students with an annual moving-up ceremony on June 21. The ceremony marked the students commencement of elementary school and progression to middle school next September. As part of the ceremony, nine fifth-grade students performed musical solos and duets. Additionally, the entire class sang “Forever Young” and “Make it Shine” in unison, led by Angelo Annunziata. Fifth-grade teachers Diana DeLauro, Karen Easter, Elisa Ferrara, John Hobbes, Kathryn Lux-McKeefrey, Amanda Mooney, Gail Murphy and Traci Weiss then announced the names of their students to recognize their transition from elementary school to middle school, after which the fifthgraders received their diplomas.
Dr. Donald Sternberg, principal of Wantagh Elementary School, commonly called “Beach Street School,” discussed the concept of a timeline during his address, referencing the moving up ceremony as a midpoint in the students’ public school careers and wishing the future Wantagh High School Class of 2019 all the best in their futures. “Parents, pass on your knowledge, your understanding, your compassion, and your love to your children,” he advised. “Everything, everything is in front of you. Be wise enough to heed the advice of your parents and your teachers, and we want you to enjoy your journey,” Dr. Sternberg said. Wantagh Elementary’s moving-up is representative of the moving-ups that occurred at each of the district’s schools last month.
State Legislature OKs Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act by Laura Schofer The state Legislature recently passed the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act which requires public notification of sewage spills. The bill was co-sponsored by state Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (RMerrick) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D- Long Beach) in the state Assembly. The legislation is now waiting to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. It would go into effect May 1, 2013. The proposed law requires that publicly
run sewage treatment facilities provide the public notice after raw or partially treated sewage spills into the water. They would have four hours to make such a report public. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is the lead agency required to notify the public about a spill through the media. Furthermore, the legislation reads, “The department [DEC], in consultation with the Department of Health, shall post reported information on its website expeditiously and shall prepare a report on
publicly owned treatment works and sewer system discharges annually. The report shall, at a minimum, include: the total number of discharges, details of such discharges including the volume and treated state of the discharge, and the duration and location of each discharge; as well as any remedial responses taken to mitigate impacts and avoid further discharges.” “Whether it’s swimming, boating or fishing, Long Island’s beautiful beaches and waterways are widely utilized by res-
idents throughout the year, especially in the summer. When untreated sewage that could potentially affect their health is discharged into the waterway, they deserve to know immediately,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Requiring prompt disclosure of sewage discharges will ensure that residents who could be affected get as much information as quickly as possible.” Adrienne Esposito, executive director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment who has worked to advo(continued on page 2)
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from page 1 cate for this legislation for over a year, said, “Timely notification about sewage overflow will allow families to take precautions and avoid swimming in sewage, boating in bacteria or fishing in filth. When it comes to harmful sewage pollution, ignorance is not bliss, it is dangerous,” she said. Sewage carries disease-causing microorganisms that cause diarrhea,
vomiting, respiratory and other infections, hepatatis, dysentery. A common illness caused by swimming in and drinking untreated or partially treated sewage water is gastroenteritis but can lead to more chronic illnesses, especially for children and the elderly, according to information provided by the state Health Department. “Waterborne illnesses resulting from swimming are on the rise nationwide,” explained Ms. Esposito. “The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] estimates that between 1.8 and 3.5 million Americans become ill annually from contact with sewage in recreational waters,” she said. Sewage pollution is caused by several factors including outdated and failing infrastructure as well as suburban development that can increase non-permeable surfaces. In Nassau County, 80% of the surfaces are nonpermeable. Water, normally captured and drained into the ground, has nowhere to go, creating stormwater run-off which goes directly into the sewer system, thus needing to be treated. New York State is the seventh state in the nation to pass a sewage pollution right to know act. Nassau County has its
own version of the right to know spill bill. Last October the county Legislature passed a bill that provides information about sewage spills to residents who sign up to receive email alerts. At this time there is no national standard requiring sewage operators to alert the public about spills, writes Katherine Baer, senior director of the Clean Water Program, American Rivers, on her blog. “Currently over 200 million people are served by treatment plants that provide secondary or more advanced treatment, up from 140 million served by wastewater treatment in the late 1960s before the Clean Water Act was passed,” according to the website of American Rivers.
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The five Seaford High School graduates who were honored with the 2012 Patriot Award Winner distinguished themselves in service to the school and community and are in a proud group of students who have received this honor since 2012. This yearâ€™s Honorary Patriot Award recipients are three individuals who represent the spirit and lives of the schoolâ€™s five alumni who were lost on September 11, 2001, Thomas Haskell 1982, Timothy Haskell 1985, John Perry 1982, Robert Sliwak 1977 and Michael Wittenstein 1985.
PATRIOT AWARDS: 2012 Patriot Award winners are Meaghan Curley, Rebecca DelGiudice, Alexis Geiger, Rachel Goldberg, Nicolas Interrante and Jacquelyn Meyer; Honorary Patriot Award recipients are Charles Wroblewski and Susan D. Ward; joined by Seaford Superintendent of Schools Brian L. Conboy, 911 Committee President Arnold Wittenstein, Dinner Committee Chairman Tom Condon and Town Clerk Mark Bonilla. Not pictured are members of the Capano family who accepted the award posthumously for John Capano (Class of â€™78).
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The members of Levittownâ€™s Jonas A. Salkâ€™s eighth-grade graduating class proceeded down the aisles of the schoolâ€™s gymnasium in ceremonial moving-up tradition as proud parents and family members watched from the bleachers. The eighth-grade class officers led their classmates and school staff in the salute to the flag, after which the eighth-grade chorus, conducted by Lisa Levenberg, sang the national anthem. In his opening remarks, Principal John Zampaglione used â€œStar Warsâ€? character Yodaâ€™s wisdom in his advice to â€œlisten to your inner voice and decide what is good for you.â€? In addition, MacArthur High School Principal Kathleen Valentino welcomed the Class of 2016 and encouraged the students to read at least four books dur-
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The Tenth Annual Seaford High School Patriot Award Dinner was held at the Woodbury Country Club last week. Town Clerk Mark Bonilla presented Certificates of Recognition to this yearâ€™s 2012 Patriot Award Winners Meaghan Curley, Rebecca DelGiudice, Alexis Geiger, Rachel Goldberg, Nicolas Interrante and Jacquelyn Meyer. He also presented Town of Hempstead Citations to this yearâ€™s 2012 Honorary Patriot Award Recipients Charles Wroblewski (Class of â€™59), Susan D. Ward â€“ and John Capano (Class of â€™78), who received the award posthumously.
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From an ugly duckling to a swan History is what makes the Norman Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, just at the Freeport border, even more special. This beautiful waterfront overlook used to be a garbage dump. The ugly duckling became a swan. Merrick landscaper Jay Pitti saw its potential back in the early 1980s. He shared his vision for an overlook preserve and sanctuary with local leaders such as Judge Jerome Medowar, Marian Fraker-Gutin, the late Mildred Donnelly from the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and the late Faith Laursen of Merrick Life. Then-Hempstead Town Supervisor Thomas Gulotta did a survey and found the wider community also supported the idea. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was convinced to consider converting the former landfill into a preserve under the stewardship of then-Sanitation Commissioner Dick Ronan. And the late state Senator Norman Levy was instrumental in getting the state to do what the town wanted, saving millions of dollars for taxpayers in the process. Town of Hempstead Presiding Supervisor Kate Murray has also been supportive of the many “green” endeavors at the preserve, such as the recent acquisition of solar-powered jitneys used to take fishermen to the pier and sightseers on nature tours. Sixty-five Eagle Scout projects have been done in the preserve, saving the taxpayers money. Homes were built for the goats that do the grass mowing, the guinea hens that keep down the tick population and the swallows that eat the mosquitos. About 50-60,000 people visit the preserve each month to walk or jog the fitness trails, take kayak tours or fish. Knowledgeable rangers such as Audobonner Scott Oglesby lead nature tours. Deputy Commissioner Mike McConnell has a collection of flags of all the countries that have sent delegations to study and possibly emulate what has been done here. As he told members of the Friends of Norman Levy Park and Preserve gathered for their annual tour last week, “We are here to stay and as popular as ever.”
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citizen circuit TRUMP ON THE OCEAN APPROVED: The longdelayed Trump on the Ocean project at Jones Beach has been given the green light by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation. The new facility will be 38,560 square feet at the Central Mall boardwalk and accommodate up to 400 people with indoor and outdoor seating, and 1,250 catered guests. All lawsuits between the two parties were dropped. Central to any agreement between Mr. Trump and the state was that the 14,000square-foot basement be used only for storage of minor equipment. The Trump Organization finally agreed to that stipulation – after several years of lawsuits. No state funds will be used, and local school and fire districts will receive no taxes from the deal. ©©© WINNERS: Save Seaford Sports announces the winners of its recent trip raffle: First prize to Ben Erskine, a trip of his choice; second prize, to Dominick Passarella, a 32” digital TV; third prize, Janice price, a nook color E-Reader. Visit saveseaford-sports.com ©©© A GREEN HOME: The Seaford Wellness Council welcomes all to visit its website’s Green Page, where tips and information are found to help improve their environment on a local level, starting with your very own home. The Green Page currently offers some surprising details how some common household cleaning products may be
exposing your family to harmful toxins. To learn more, visit seafordwellness,com ©©© SHABBAT SERVICES: Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, announced that the community Friday Shabbat services will begin at 7:30 p.m. from July 6 through August 31. After a week of traffic, delays and heat come to Temple B’nai Torah for a relaxing evening of music, prayers, discussion and more. For more information call 221-2370. ©©© 60TH ANNIVERSARY: St. Frances de Chantal Church is marking its 60th anniversary. To celebrate this occasion there will be several events including a picnic on August 26, followed by a Solemn Mass on October 21. Also on October 21 there will be a dinner dance at Verdi’s of Westbury. Then on December 9, there will be a rededication of the church. In conjunction with these events, St. Frances de Chantal will publish a 60th Anniversary Commemorative Journal. If you are interested in supporting the journal you can contact the parish at 7852333, ext. 325. The deadline for ads is July 15. ©©© CITIZEN SLIP: Last week, we incorrectly spelled the name of Seaford Lions scholarship recipient Stephen Cacace. We apologize to the Lions and congratulate Stephen on his Chaminade graduation. Also noted: the Lions of Seaford correct address is PO Box 1722, Seaford 11783. ©©©
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The Seaford Lions Club presented four $2,000 scholarships to assist Seaford Seniors in continuing their education. They were presented to Stephen Cacace, graduating from Chaminade High School, and Matthew Provenzano, Eric Salvo and Nicole Prodan (nursing scholarship in memory of Jean Ross, Seaford School District nurse) graduating from Seaford High School.
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IT’S SHOWTIME IN SEAFORD! Seaford Manor Elementary School presented its 2012 Variety Show last month. Acts highlighted a wide array of talents such as dancing, singing, juggling, doing gymnastics, telling jokes, and performing hula hoop tricks and funny skits. The children were also playing clarinet and the piano, drumming, demonstrating martial arts moves, and performing miachi and basketball tricks.
Wantagh library Ongoing The Wantagh Public Library offers homebound service for patrons who cannot visit the library due to temporary or permanent disability. Library materials can be delivered to you at home, with the exception of new videos and CDs. For information, call the Reference Desk at 2211200. Monday, July 6 10:30 a.m. Playdoh Playtime for all ages. 6 p.m. Wantagh-Seaford Soccer League meeting. Saturday, July 7 10 a.m. PTA Art Reflections: Children’s Art Show. Monday, July 9 10 a.m. YA Summer Reading Club Registration. 10:30 a.m. Strength, Flexibility and Balance. 2 p.m. Become a Book Buddy Volunteer. 2 p.m. Book Buddies 1. 6:30 p.m. Sports Fun Time for ages 48. Enjoy games, sports-related crafts, stories and of course pizza! Registration is required. Tuesday, July 10 10:30 a.m. Summer Storytime for ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. Seniorobics with Ellen Coven. 12;15 p.m. Simply Stronger with Ellen Coven. 6:30 p.m. Zumba. Wednesday, July 11 6 p.m. Targeting Trophy Stripers From
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by Laura Amante A Wantagh dance studio is celebrating 50 years of teaching girls the joys of dancing. Clare Mundy, the owner and teacher of Clare’s Studio of Dance, founded her studio in September 1961, and has been teaching local girls dancing since then. Her first studio was in her parents’ basement on Waverly Avenue in Seaford. She moved to her current Wantagh home in 1969, and her studio has been there ever since. Mrs. Mundy teaches ballet, point, and tap, and she also teaches acrobatics and twirling. Her studio has annual recitals, but does not compete in competitions. “I just want the girls to do their very best,” she said.
Her annual recital was school, they “graduate” from held at Wantagh High School Clare's Studio of Dance. Many on Saturday, June 23. This of her older dancers student year, it was a 50th anniverteach and aid backstage in sary celebration. This dressing rooms during recitals. reunion, which was primariMrs. Mundy loves sharing ly organized through her talents with her students Facebook, had 150 girls and helping them. Some of her come back to dance, with the older students often stay after oldest person returning being class to talk about their lives in her 50s. A remembrance with her. “I want the girls to be Clare Mundy book was put together by past able to come back and be a part students for Mrs. Mundy, of my life,” said Mrs. Mundy. which shows the special relationship For information, e-mail smokedetecshe has with her students. email@example.com. Often referring to them as “the girls,” “I want my students to express Mrs. Mundy maintains a tight-knit perthemselves through dance,” she said. sonal relationship with her students. “I want a balanced relationship with Her students range in age from 3 years them.” She loves helping students old to 18, and when they graduate high achieve their goals. “The most
rewarding part is seeing a child who has trouble learning,” said Mrs. Mundy. “I love seeing a girl’s satisfaction on her face.” A few of her students have pursued dance and acrobatics as their careers. Mrs. Mundy taught Marianne Anderson, who now runs Marianne Anderson School of Dance in Wantagh. Mrs. Mundy also taught acrobatics to a girl who performed with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. In the future, Mrs. Mundy hopes that her studio continues with the same values it has had since its beginning. With no near plans to retire, she hopes to be able to teach more girls dance. “It is not only about dance, it is about the child,” she said. “I love what I am doing, and I am very blessed.”
ATTEND WORSHIP SERVICES Directory Of Churches And Temples CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church United Church of Christ 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh 785-1829 Reverend Ronald Keith Garner, Pastor Sundays: 10:30 am - Worship Service (Quiet Room Available) 10:15 am - Church School Pre-School/Nursery: Mon. - Fri. Church & Parish Hall Wheelchair Accessible All Welcome
EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Church Of St. Jude (Episcopal) 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh 221-2505 www.theChurchofStJude.org The Very Rev. Christopher D. Hofer, Rector Sundays: 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 10:10 am Sunday School 10:15 am Holy Eucharist 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Wednesdays: 8:00 pm Healing Mass Wheelchair Accessible A Welcoming Congregation!
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 2197 Jackson Ave., Seaford • 785-3762 Rev. Dr. Winfred B. Vergara Holy Eucharist Sun. & Holy Days 10:00AM Coffee Hour Following Services Sunday School 10:00AM Handicap Accessible www.stmichaelseaford.org
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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Bellmore Presbyterian Church 274 Martin Avenue, Bellmore (516) 785-2590 / FAX (516) 785-3107 Website: bellmorepresbyterian.org Worship Service/Church School, Sundays: 9 & 10:30am Handicap Accessible. A Mainline/Evangelical Community Committed to Transformation and Multiculturalism The Rev. Dr. James W. Barnum, Pastor Air Conditioned Church
First Presbyterian Church of Levittown 474 Wantagh Avenue, Levittown 731-3808 Worship Service,Sundays: 10:00 am Church School, Sundays: 10:00 am Coffee Hour following worship: 11:00 am Wheelchair accessible. News & Information on our website:www.levitfpc.org
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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH United Methodist Church of Seaford 2160 Washington Ave., Seaford Phone/Fax: (516) 785-8877 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Dr. Edwin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
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Clare’s Studio of Dance celebrates 50 years
Friday Night Services: 8:00 p.m., thru June 25 7:30 p.m., July and August Saturday Services: 10:30 a.m. thru June 26 Torah Study Group; Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. all yr long Rabbi Marci Bellows Cantor Steven Scher Rabbi Deanna Pastrnak, Religious School Director Religious School, Nursery School, Adult Education Youth Groups, Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Chai Club, Couples Club, PTA • Interfaith families welcome Please vsit our website: www.temple-bnai-torah.org
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TIME CAPSULE: In honor of its 50 anniversary, Maria Regina School in Seaford held a Time Capsule Ceremony last month. Led by the Student Council, various items were placed within the capsule to give a snapshot of the school in 2012. The capsule will be opened in 2062. With the time capsule are Student Council Secretary Daniel Schlossberg, Moderator Emily Guarnieri, President Julia Rooney, VicePresident Lena Genovese, Moderator Theresa Teja and Treasurer Zachary Bortko.
GOLD AWARD: Congressman Pete King of Seaford commends Seaford-Wantagh Girl Scout Association Troop 3089 members Melissa Suppe of Seaford, Allison Phibin of Massapequa Park, Juliana Hyatt of Wantagh and Corinne Lettieri of Seaford on obtaining the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.
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BROWNIES IN WASHINGTON: Francesca Capuano, Alexa Morris and Emma Alexander from Wantagh Brownie Troop 3121 were among the hundreds of thousands of Girl Scouts who traveled to Washington D.C. last month to take part in “Rock the Mall.” The event celebrated the Girl Scouts’ 100th Birthday.
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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY CITIMORTGAGE, INC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP INC.; Plaintiff (s) vs. ROBERT T. BONAVENTURE F/K/A ROBERT T. HANNWACKER; et al; Defendant(s) ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Cour t, Suite 301, Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 8971600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about July 21, 2010, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On July 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 2 WHISPER LN, WANTAGH, NY 11793 Section: 51 Block: 358 Lot: 1 ALL that certain plot, piece or land, with the building and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York known and designated as Lot 1 in Block 358 on Subdivision Map of Levittown, Section 28 filed as Map No. 5196 in the Nassau County Clerk's Office. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $385,695.38 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 13197/09 Mark S. Ricciardi, Esq., REFEREE WSC 790 4T 6/14, 21, 28, 7/5 \NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. PATRICK J. CAFFER-
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2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh,New York 11793. Separate & independent bids must be received on or before Monday, July 16th, 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 Wednesday, June 27, 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: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM One full set of documents may be obtained from the abovementioned location only upon the payment of a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, certified check, money order or bank check only payable to "Frank G. 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, July 10th, 2012 at the project site 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 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. Per formance, 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 #7 - New Outdoor 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. Dated: June 25, 2012 By Order of The Board of Fire Commissioners Michael G. Antonucci Superintendent WSC 794 1T 7/5 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, that the fiscal affairs of the Wantagh Fire District for the period beginning on January 1, 2011 and ending on December 31, 2011, have been examined by an independent public accountant, Craig, Fitzsimmons & Michaels, LLP, Smithtown, NY. A copy of their independent audit report andmanagement letter has been filed with the New York Office of the State Comptroller and the report of external audit by the independent public accountant has been filed in my office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Pursuant to Section 35 of the General Municipal Law andSection 181-b of the Town Law a written response and corrective action plan has been prepared by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District and has been filed in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Michael G. Antonucci Superintendent Wantagh Fire District Dated: June 25, 2012 WSC 795 1T 7/5
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