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NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about your neighbors! – 59 local people’s names were in your community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

Gardening post-Sandy page 7

Home elevation springs to life page 9

Wantagh meeting addresses transit issues page 8

Jones Beach is bouncing back page 18

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Spring Is Here !

Input sought on Blueway Trail It’s called the Blueway Trail and it is a project that will create a network of access points for canoeing and kayaking along the South Shore estuary, from Atlantic Beach in the west to Massapequa in the east. Last Thursday a group of water enthusiasts gathered at the Freeport Recreation Center to brainstorm on how best to take advantage of the natural beauty of the bays as well as their historic, scientific and cultural significance to Long Island ... all from hand-powered water vehicles. People huddled over maps that had been spread across six different tables. Each table concentrated on a different part of the Bay: the West Bay including Atlantic Beach, Long Beach and East Rockaway; the Middle Bay, broken up into two sections – one for Baldwin and Oceanside and the other from Freeport east to Merrick; the East Bay including Merrick, Bellmore Wantagh and Seaford and South Oyster Bay in Massapequa. Zhennya Slootskin of Going Coastal, Inc., one of the groups spearheading this project along with the Village of Freeport and the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay, explained the process to the 50 or so attendees. Using stickers, participants were asked to map the best put-ins. “Where do you access the water? Think about water conditions,” she said. At each table, participants spoke about the challenges or hazards at each proposed site for put-in including low water, fast currents and heavy motorboat traffic. Participants also spoke about land characteristics – what are the barriers to access and infrastructure needs. Finally, participants charted a bay trail suggesting the best route between launch sites and the best pathway through hassocks and staying clear of natural areas. Ms. Slootskin also wanted to know if “there is a trail theme – maritime, fishing, nature birding, clamming?”

Proposals The West Bay trail has some established launch spots said participants, but they believe that Hewlett Park would also be a very accessible put-in site as well as Bay Park. The trail could include Swift Creek and the Harbor Isle beach area down past Barnum Island to the Long Beach Recreation Center. Participants from the Middle Bay Baldwin table, suggested using Baldwin Park as its main launch site so that water enthusiasts could paddle to Oceanside Preserve and Marine Nature Center and then to Oceanside Park, where a new put-n spot would have to be created. Meanwhile, participants from the Middle Bay Freeport table said the best place to put in would be Waterfront Park. They recommended an inside trail going east to west with a stop at Woodcleft Canal. They cautioned that there should be a five mile an

hour zone up to the Loop Parkway to slow down motor boats and jet skiers. The proposed put-in site for the East Bay could be at Newbridge Road Park. Presently there are two put-in sites in this part of the Bay including Norman Levy Preserve and Wantagh Park. The East Bay group suggested a water trail to Jones and Middle Crow Island but cautioned paddlers about the heavy motor traffic. The South Oyster Bay group suggested a put-in site at Alhambra Road and the Massapequa Cove because it has a shallow sandy beach and hard bottom. Presently you can put in at John Burns Park but it is very crowded. They suggested either going east to the Dingy Shop at the Massapequa/Amityville border or heading to Zach’s Bay or over to Jones Beach, Field 10. Although Tobay Beach is a good place to kayak it is not open to residents outside of the Town of Oyster Bay on weekends. In closing Ms. Slootskin thanked participants and asked them to sign up to become an official launch site evaluator and to take the Paddler Survey online. For information go to and also subscribe to the Trail Newsletter and updates on its website.

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THE WANTAGH MARINA may be empty now, but will soon be filled with eager boaters as the weather improves.


by Laura Schofer There are too many unknowns at this time to determine if the Water Authority of South East Nassau County will recommend public acquisition of the private utility, New York American Water, that provides water to residents in Wantagh and Seaford. WASENC board members Richard Ronan, John Reinhardt and Walter D’Amato met with residents in Massapequa last week to answer questions and provide information about a feasibility report. Over 70 people representing communities from Massapequa through Merrick attended WASENC hired George S. Sansoucy, a New Hampshire-based firm, to conduct the feasibility study and issue a “final report,” said Chairman Richard Ronan. The final report will be made public sometime in late summer or early fall. One of the firm’s responsibilities is to determine the utility’s worth, explained Mr. Ronan. If a recommendation is made to move ahead with an offer to buy the utility it could “be a substantial amount of money, $50 to $100 million. We also need to know about costs for capital improvement, maintenance and operations.” Mr. Ronan said he believes “the challenge to the price will most likely be done in court.” Additionally, the buyout would most likely be funded through 30-year bonds. Sansoucy has been busy gathering information, said WASENC Secretary John Reinhardt, including the 1995 study done by WASENC that examined this very same issue with the water company, then owned by another concern called New York Water. They have also inter-

viewed the original WASENC board members and are “doing discovery with the SEC and the PSC and will be down here later this month doing ‘boots-onthe-ground’ examination of the utility,” explained Mr. Reinhardt. “They will meet with the planning departments in both towns [Hempstead and Oyster Bay] and will look at the [utility’s] facilities from the outside.” Finally Sansoucy will consider all the variables and permutations and advise on what is the best course of action. For example, if WASENC thought acquisition was in the best interest of the public, the first step would be to have “a public referendum that would let the people decide if we should move forward.” Hypothetically, WASENC would then have several options if there is public acquisition. “We can operate, transfer or sell it,” said Mr. Reinhardt. “You could create a public authority, a special taxing district or you could transfer [the operation] to the Town of Oyster Bay and Hempstead [municipal water]. But we have to wait and see,” said Mr. Ronan. “We just don’t know yet.”

How we got here Mr. Reinhardt, county Legislator David Denenberg and Claudia Borecky, president of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association, provided residents with a brief history of WASENC and the series of private water companies operating in southeastern Nassau County as of 1991. WASENC was created by the state Legislature in 1991 to study acquisition of then-New York Water after residents complained of spiraling costs. A board of directors studied the issue and in April of 1995

presented findings that said there would be no substantial rate savings for customers. But in 2009, hundreds of residents again complained loudly to the state Public Service Commission about a proposed rate increase of 19% by thenutility-owner Aqua New York and decided to revist the issue. Since WASENC was never officially disbanded, the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay decided to reactivate the authority in January of 2010 to once again look at the issue.

Why is it a different scenario today? “Since 1995 there have been six rate cases and increases. Money is at a historic low for borrowing,” said Mr. Reinhardt who also explained that “in 1995 interest

rates and debt services was high and the capital reserved fund had a very high requirement.” But Aqua and New York American Water have made a number of capital improvements to the system. During WASENC’s latest tenure it has held 11 public meetings, hired legal council, contacted all former board members and read all former reports, issued an Request For Proposals and hired George S. Sansoucy to do the feasibility study. Additionally, WASENC was also able to gain party status during negotiations that resulted in the sale of Aqua to New York American Water, the current owner. “We have no crystal ball,” said Mr. Ronan. “We asked the public to be patient and wait and see what the study finds. Then we can decide what to do next.”

Library book sale coming The Friends of the Wantagh Public Library are again encouraging everyone to begin saving books to donate to the upcoming book sale to be held on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. Books may be brought to the Wantagh Public Library now and until the day prior to the book sale. In the past they have found the best books to sell are current paper backs and hard covers, cookbooks, craft books, children’s books, children’s and adult’s VCR tapes, DVDs and CDs. All articles donated must be in good condition. They have found that the following do not sell and they will not accept encyclopedias, textbooks, items in poor condition, musty or mildewed books and

Reader’s Digest Condensed books. Everyone is urged to tell their friends and relatives to save their books to donate to the Friends of the Library Book Sale. If you are at a garage sale, encourage the sellers to donate any leftover books in good condition to the sale. This is a good way to circulate a good book you have read. All funds raised will be used to enrich the library’s services to Wantagh. Recently the Friends purchased a projection system for the Community Room. They have also purchased an outside book bin for returning items to the library, sponsored a summer reading program and purchased additional book shelves for both the teen section and the childrens’ room.

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EASTER PLANTS FOR SEAFORD: Each year members of the Seaford Fire Hook Ladder & Engine Co. have their annual Easter plant sale. This was the case again this year on Saturday and Easter Sunday. These plants are purchased from local growers on the day of the sale to ensure freshness and are sold as a fundraiser. Pictured are Seaford's Chief Bob Podesta, First Assistant Chief Domenick Bova and Second Assistant Chief Paul Lochner with members of the Company and their children and of course the Easter Rabbit. photo by Jack Healy

citizen circuit MCATEER BENEFIT: A fundraising event will take place on Sunday, April 21, for the children at Mulcahy's in Wantagh, for the children of Detective Sgt. John Mateer, Nassau County Police Department. Detective Sgt Matee is a Levittown native, and Wantagh resident. The proud father of four wonderful children, he died on December 29, 2012. Contact the Facebook page at!/ev ents/278508085616526/ for more information. © © © FUNDRAISER: Seaford American Legion Unit 1132 Ladies Auxiliary is holding a spring fair. Proceeds will support local servicemen and women and families, plus those with special needs in our community. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Penatiquit Avenue, Seaford. Call Betty Harms at 795-3679. © © © SEAFORD EGG HUNT: Produced by the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Seaford’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m., at Seaman’s Neck Park. All children, ages 10 and under, may hunt for eggs, receive lots of goodies and have photo opps withthe Easter Bunny, Spiderman, Superman and the Giant Pooh Bear. For details, sponsorshipopportunities contact Chamber President Ken Jacobsen at 695-2827 or © © © CRAFT FAIR: There will be a craft fair held at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church, 4045 Jeusalem Avenue, Seaford, on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information call 541-1229. © © © A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO

DANNY KAYE: Come to Congregation Beth Tikvah, 3710 Woodbine Avenue, Wantagh, on Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m. for a musical review honoring the life and work of the multi-talented Danny Kaye. Bob Spiotto will present song, dance, and an uncanny impersonation. Hors d’oeuves, dinner, and show are all included for $36 person. Everyone is welcome. Call 785-2445 for reservations. © © © VENDORS WANTED: The Wantagh Preservation Society is planning a “Spring Yard Sale,” to be held on Saturday, May 18, at 1700 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, on the museum grounds, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, May 19). Fee is $35 for a 10-foot wide space; an additional space is $25. Merchandise of all sorts can be sold (yet no food or beverages can be sold by vendors). For more information or an application call Elaine at 7850761 or email © © © PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Wantagh Fire Department will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 14, at WFD headquarters at 3470 Park Avenue in Wantagh. Breakfast will be served between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a donation of $6 per person and $3 per child under the age of 9. Start your Sunday morning with a delicious home-cooked breakfast of pancakes with syrup, bacon, sausage and orange juice. Complete your meal with a cup of coffee or tea and a home-cooked breakfast cake or muffin. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to assist in sending a

severely burned child between the ages of 8 and 18 to summer camp at the Children’s Burn Camp. For information, contact Dee at 781-3689 or Barbara at 679-8021. © © © RACE FOR SPINAL VICTORY: Walkers, runners and wheelchair racers are invited to join in the ninth Annual Race for Spinal Victory to be held on Sunday, April 14, at 9 a.m. at Wantagh High School. Checkin is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Participants can run, walk or wheel to the finish of the 5K course. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Testaverde Fund for Spinal Cord Injury, Inc. (TFSCI) and the Long Island Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center, Inc. which offers assistance to the victims of spinal cord injuries and their families. For more information or to download race applications and pledge sheets, you can visit w w w. Te s t a v e r d e F u n d . o rg . Volunteers are also needed on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. to put out road closure notices along the course. Call 7291061 to volunteer. Volunteers will meet at Wantagh High School. © © © HOW TO GRIEVE TAX ASSESSMENT: County Legislator Dave Denenberg presents a tax grievance workshop on Monday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m., Wantagh Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, on how to file a grievance of your assessment with the Assessment Review Commission. The filing period is from January 2 -May 1. Experts provide assistance, guidance and information on the process. A question-andanswer session and one-onone assistance follows. © © ©

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programs) • New York Legal Assistance Group (legal issues) • National Grid (home and business programs) • Long Island Cares • Project Hope Watch • WSHA Neighborhood (with Chris Carini) • Interior Décor (living under construction) • Landscape Restoration (with Abby’s Nursery) •Operation Photo Rescue (photo restoration) • Office of Community Development (housing grants and other programs) • Department of Public Works (road work issues) • Department of Human Services Seniors, Physically Challenged, etc. • Salvation Army (programs available) • American Red Cross (programs available) • Friends of Wantagh/Seaford (volunteers who help rebuild) • Long Island Housing Partnership (rebuilding programs available) • Department of Engineering (tree replacement program) • Nassau County Police Department (7th Precinct POP) • Community Development Corp. of LI (rebuilding programs available) • SBA


Group,” said Ms. Stevens. “Need help with rebuilding? Bring down your plans, we’ll have several agencies there to assist you with permits, getting back into your homes or rebuilding. And the list goes on. From mold mitigation to photo and landscape restoration, these agencies and organization will be there to help. “In addition, a new organization, ‘Friends of Wantagh/Seaford’ will be joining the forum. This group of volunteers helps families still not living at home with demolition and/or rebuilding. Anyone wishing to join this group and volunteer and help your neighbor is also urged to attend the forum. “That said, we are happy to list all those that have graciously accepted to participate in this forum,” she added. The agencies, offices, organizations and volunteers participating include: • FEMA • DFS - Department of Financial Services (banking and insurance issues) • Town of Hempstead Buildings Department (permits) • Department of Sanitation (debris/ construction pick-up) • Town of Hempstead Tax Department (property taxes) • Office of Consumer Affairs (licensed contractors) • Department of Assessment (property taxes) • Health Department (mold mitigation) • Department of Emergency Management (hurricane preparedness) • Office of Constituent Affairs • Nassau IDA (business recovery

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The Wantagh-Seaford Homeowners’ Association is proud to announce its upcoming forum offering residents and businesses an opportunity to access all the information possible for rebuilding their homes, businesses and lives after superstorm Sandy. The forum will be held at the Seaford Knights of Columbus, 2183 Jackson Avenue, on Monday, April 15. Doors will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. “Since many residents and business owners are still trying to restore order to their lives after having been devastated by the storm’s destruction, going from agency-to-agency, place-to-place, office-to-office, making call after call, makes this ordeal that much more unbearable for them,” began Homeowners’ President Ella Stevens. “That is why we are holding this forum in which residents and business owners only have to go table-to-table for one-on-one consultation to get the necessary information or forms they need in order to move forward in their lives – a one-stop shopping, so to speak,” stated Stevens. “We have reached out to all governmental jurisdictions and other relative agencies and organizations to join us. We urge everyone who is still dealing with the effects of the storm to come to the forum. If you have been denied assistance by FEMA, bring your paperwork, FEMA representatives will go over your application. If you are having insurance or banking issues we have the representatives from the state Financial Services Department to review your issues, as well as a Legal Assistance

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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 221-1200. Friday, April 12 10:45 a.m. Spring Storytime for ages 3-6 12:30 p.m. Rebuilding Strength (Support Group). For those who are recovering from disaster (such as Hurricane Sandy). Children are welcome and activities will be provided. Free and Confidential. 8 p.m. Radio Club. Saturday, April 13 10:30 a.m. Fit for Fun for ages 4-9. 2 p.m. Musical History Tour of Rock ’N Roll, Doo Wop, Pop. The Vick Vincent Group makes a return visit to have you up dancing to the songs you remember from the top of the charts. Monday, April 13 1:30 p.m. “Community Matters” Celebrate National Library Week with a special community story time with Miss Michele.

6:30 p.m. National Library Week Scavenger Hunt for ages 7-11. Join us for an awesome time in the children’s room. 7 p.m. Library Budget Hearing – board meeting to follow. Tuesday, April 16 10:30 a.m. Spring Storytime for ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. Seniorobics Exercise Class for 55+ 12:15 p.m. Simply Stronger Exercise for 55+. 1:30 p.m. Spring Storytime for ages 3-6, 2:15 p.m. Long Island Reads, Book Discussion: “Sutton” by John Moehringer. Fictional account of Willie Sutton, one of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century. Wednesday, April 17 10:15 a.m. Spring Storytime for ages 3-6. 2 p.m. FISH Annual Meeting (Friends in Safe Hands). 7:1 p.m. Project HOPE Family Hour. Thursday, April 18 10:15 a.m. Tot Time for ages 2-4. 11:30 a.m. Tot Time for ages 2-4. 1:15 p.m. Baby and Me for 4-12 months. 1:30 p.m. Community Theme Preschool Craft.

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by Douglas Finlay Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge also ruined much of the vegetation and landscaping in those communities south of Merrick Road. “The landscaping is bad,” remarked Gene Judd, president of Bellmorebased Island Greenery. The evergreens especially, he continued, sustained the most damage. “That’s because salt on the foliage draws all the moisture out,” explained Samantha Bidermann, Island Greenery’s nursery manager. And the evergreens get their moisture from the foliage. And washing salt off the foliage after Sandy was no guarantee it would not sustain damage, she added. Mr. Judd and Ms. Bidermann spoke briefly with this newspaper to provide an idea of what homeowners south of Merrick Road whose landscaping experienced a direct hit – from not only the salt water but also oil tanks spilling on the ground – will have to do to help their plants and landscapes recover from the assault. Without question, “the worst issue facing homeowners is oil spillage onto their lawns,” said Mr. Judd. Oil spilled from home oil tanks placed on stilts or other supportive device outside the homes when the surge lifted the tanks off the supports, tipping then over and spilling oil. However, the oil was not confined to just the home it spilled from, but mixed with the surge to move as it spread north. “You’ll know it’s there because you can likely see it and smell it,” said Mr. Judd of determining whether there is

oil damage. He explained that homeowners will have to dig down 2-3 inches into the soil to get an idea of how deep the oil may have seeped. “Examine the soil, go as far down has you have to until there are no more signs of seepage,” such as an oily smell or feel to the soil, he continued. Once a homeowner determines the depth of the spill, “Get rid of that soil however you have to. It’s contaminated.” He said local landscapers could remove the dirt, or it could be bagged in small amounts until it’s completely removed. Fresh top soil then has to be added in the space where the contaminated soil was removed, and worked up with new seed, fertilizer and whatever is needed to begin new plant growth, such as grass. Ms. Bidermann emphasized that any new grass growth requires plenty of watering to enable the seeds to germinate. “A good time to water is in the early morning,” she said. Ms. Bidermann suggested that early evening watering could suffice when seeding because seeds need moisture to germinate, and keeping the seed moist throughout the night would help to germinate the seeds. Otherwise, she stressed that watering is most effective in early morning hours in maintaining a lawn. Less saltwater-damaged grasses and plants can be revived by raking out the bad spots and adding gypsum. “Gypsum neutralizes the toxic sodium compounds in the soil,” Mr. Judd said. The spot can then be reseeded and fertilized. Plants that have been damaged by salt can also be revived by putting

gypsum in the soil. Deciduous shrubs, those whose leaves shed, can be pruned sufficiently to revive them, said Mr. Judd. “Plants shed to protect themselves if they are exposed to difficult environments so they don’t have to feed the leaves,” using the moisture instead simply to stay alive. If the plants have a 50% or better life to them, it is usually a matter of pruning the branches to the green

wood to revive them and get them to grow again, said Mr. Judd. For vegetable gardens, Ms. Bidermann said to excavate the contaminated top soil a couple of inches and add both gypsum and “bumper crop,” a specific product that contains peat moss and organic compounds. Gypsum also contains calcium, very important to enable the vegetables to maintain firmness, said Ms. Bidermann.

DAFFODILS are a harbinger of spring.

‘Friends of Freeport’ rebuilding one house at a time by Mark Treske My training is in dealing with words, not hammers, nails and saws. But it was with a view toward home improvement for a good cause – rebuilding Freeport houses damaged by superstorm Sandy – that I recently volunteered to help with a repair by Friends of Freeport of a house on South Long Beach Avenue. I was greeted by two dozen volunteers, ready to work, with a variety of stories – some experienced, some not, some heavily affected by the storms, some less so. Volunteer Rich Cantwell told this writer that members of Friends of Freeport joined together shortly after the storm, forming work crews and volunteering to gut houses and make them liveable, although in some cases other help is needed and offered. “We do what is needed,” he said. The house we worked on that day had already been gutted, so the day’s task was to put up insulation and drywall. The volunteers are organized by a more experienced volunteer who, after going over rules and procedures for keeping the workers safe, then asks, “Who knows how to put up drywall?” Having to answer no to that query, I spent the next while helping to insulate two rooms. This was my first time in an affected house, and you have no idea till you see this. The rooms are stripped to the bare walls, there is no lighting, and one can almost feel the effect of the storm still the life was sucked out of the rooms

along with some of the furnishings. But the Friends of Freeport volunteers bring to their work a spirit and enthusiasm as insulation is cut and stuck into the frames of the rooms. Before long, sheets of drywall are marched into the rooms and another step has been taken to erase the traces of the superstorm. Extreme yardwork I asked one of the people in charge what needed to be done next. “Drywall,” I was told, and then sweeping and cleaning. Being unable to help with that, I went outside, where coffee and doughnuts were available for the volunteers. At that time I found a task I was much better trained for than insulation – yardwork. Tree limbs were the main casualties of the storm on my home in North Valley Stream – but nothing prepares you for the task of dismantling an azalea that has been under five feet of water. Debris must be cleaned, and a discussion ensues as to whether the whole tree is dead and should be removed. A decision is made to cut it down to size in the hope that it will revive in the spring. A friend and fellow Rotarian, Norann McManus, stops by with an offer of assistance. Told that yardwork implements are needed, she departs and returns with several rakes and other garden implements. A pickup is launched in the back yard, and one of the volunteers warns, “If you’re going back there, wear gloves.” Indeed. The frame of a tent is back there, turned

into tinker-toy-like pieces by Sandy. Garbage is picked up. Nowhere elose have I seen such a display of the storm’s fury as in those few feet of back yard. Nonetheless, another house has been reclaimed, at least in part, from the storm. In addition to the repair work, groups such as Friends of Freeport instill hope by pulling a community together with the goal of returning Freeport, house by house and yard by yard, as near as possible to the time before there was a superstorm Sandy. The future Friends of Freeport are one of many organizations formed in communities to

provide local disaster aid. Mr. Cantwell is enthusiastic about the concept of a COAD (Community Organization Active in Disaster), in which churches, businesses and service organizations join together to help their hometown through a disaster. He thinks such an organization could work toward having a plan in place to save time in responding to needs in future emergencies. In the meantime, Friends of Freeport needs volunteers and assistance to continue its vital work. You can contact them online at or on Facebook at Friends of Freeport NY.

FRIENDS OF FREEPORT volunteers hard at work.

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How to revive your landscape post-Sandy

by Jim Golding County Legislator David Denenberg’s community meeting last week continued to address several issues relating to the Long Island Rail Road that persistently plague commuters. Among those in attendance at the public library forum were newly elected Mayor Robert Kennedy of Freeport and the LIRR’s representatives Robert Brennan, director of government and community affairs, and Patrick Gerakaris, the branch line manager for South Nassau.

Issues relating to safety, cleanliness, parking and lighting Mayor Kennedy noted several problems at the Freeport station that are “not acceptable.” “The escalators are not working, the bathrooms are bad and the garbage pails are overflowing at five in the morning.” This is not acceptable,” he repeated. “Look at the concrete area, this hasn’t

been cleaned in years. I’d be glad to work with the MTA to keep that place clean. The mayor also said there is a need for “effective lighting.” We’ve lost our security. You put good lights in there and the village will pay the electric bill,” he said, and also asked that security cameras be installed. Responding to the cleaning issues on the platform the mayor had raised, Mr. Gerakaris said that a cleaner visits the Freeport, Baldwin and Rockville Centre stations at 5 a.m. and does a night cleaning between 4 p.m. and midnight. A garbage van stops at the Freeport station between 9 and 10 p.m., but he would reevaluate the procedures. Earlier in day, the mayor and Mr. Denenberg had issued a statement calling on County Executive Edward Mangano to name a candidate to the board of the Metropolitan Transit Authority from Nassau County, the only county currently without representation. The position has been vacant for two years. Mr. Denenberg said the county execu-

tive had previously indicated that a list of names was submitted to Governor Andrew Cuomo for approval, but would not release the list of nominees. He also said that Mayor Kennedy agreed to serve on the LIRR Commuter Council.

Other concerns Several others attending the meeting complained about the difficulty of finding parking spaces and the need for more resident commuter spaces at several stations, especially at Merrick where there in no permit parking, and taxi cabs, livery cabs and vehicles from nearby auto repair shops occupy several commuter spots. As far as permits being issued, the Town of Hempstead has responsibility for the parking lots and no town representatives were present at last week’s meeting. At the Wantagh station, the installation of an elevator may still be two years off. Mr. Brennan confirmed that the MTA’s budget does include the Wantagh station

in its capital program. Improvements are planned for the platform and the escalator will be redone. “The capital program is a five-year program,” he said. “And we have to rely on Albany to get our money. It’s the same with Metro North and the MTA.” He added that Seaford “got full station renovation and has an elevator now and the escalator works.” Also planned is installation of air conditioning at the Bellmore station. He explained that commuters can receive notification about elevators and escalators that are out of operation at stations through a scrolling screen at Penn Station and by signing up for tweets, texts and e-mails. For e-mails, you can visit,click on lirr; and sign up for customer information alert. Mr. Brennan also said that commuters, especially handicapped riders, experiencing emergencies with the elevators or escalators or have other issues, can call 511 for assistance on a 24-hour basis.

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by Douglas Finlay Talk this spring has turned increasingly elevated over whether to raise homes along canals and other waterfronts to new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood guidelines of 12 feet. Not simply because of damage wrought from superstorm Sandy, but as a means to survive in the future on Long Island. This newspaper spoke with residents who took that “leap of faith” to elevate their homes, and how they believe it will pay off for them by enabling them to remain on Long Island. SPLASH (Stop Polluting, Littering And Save Harbors) President Rob Weltner has lived all his life in Freeport. “Floods have been a normal way of life for everyone in south Freeport,” Mr. Weltner said recently. He said, for example, when he was young and people dined at the old Seabreeze Restaurant (at the bottom of Woodcleft Avenue) at around 5 p.m., by 7 p.m. he and his friends would help patrons at the restaurant push their cars out of the parking lot because the tide had come in and flooded it. As an adult he experienced the same fury as a homeowner whenever nor’easters and rains deluged his block and others. “We used sand bags, insulation, pumps, everything to try to keep the water out. The last thing I wanted to do was raise the house,” he said. But in 2000, after reading of a new program by FEMA in The Leader, he had a change of heart, deciding instead to take the chance of raising his house. “I didn’t know what it might look like,” he said. “No one else had done it before. “FEMA offered to raise the house 10 feet [the specification at the time]

and pay for two-thirds of it,” he told this newspaper. It was a new program FEMA offered to residents who were continually underwater from storms and paying ever-higher insurance premiums. The new program was thought of as a way help them save house and home. “It was like going to a closing,” he remembers of sitting down with FEMA to contract for raising the house. “We were required to show receipts of flood repairs, such as sheetrock insulation, receipts that proved we had floods and tried to alleviate the problems.” Mr. Weltner also had to “fork” over $30,000 of the estimated $90,000 cost of elevating his house 10 feet to FEMA as further proof he meant business. To say nothing of the contract he had to sign with general contractor John Talty of Rockville Centre to show he was ready to participate in raising the home. He said the family moved out in November 2001 after completely removing all items from the first floor – and other floors as a precaution. “Your house is open and vulnerable to anyone when they are working on it,” he told this newspaper. In addition to raising the house, the landscaping around it had to be raised to conform to the newer heights and inclines of the raised house. Living in a basement apartment in Freeport, hopeful a storm wouldn’t come along in the meantime, he moved back into his home in April. “Expect delays,” he said. With years of flooding there would be rotting, termites and any number of hitherto unknown issues that would require addressing once revealed. He said the house is now perched on stilts driven deep into the ground, with the house resting on steel beams atop the stilts. “If it rested only on cement or blocks, water would even-

tually come in and wash soil from the foundation,” he said. As a homeowner with a raised house, the pressure is now off concerning whether the house will flood anymore or not. “I don’t have to be a weatherman anymore.” Although his house doesn’t flood anymore, he was concerned when Sandy came in. “It came to within an inch of my first floor,” having flooded the crawl space beneath his home and floating his tables full of tools in the garage. It also took out his backyard pool, most of his vegetation and rearranged his dock. But “It’s still the best money I’ll ever spend on this house,” he concluded. ‘Gonna’ retire here For both Keith Fisher of Seaford and his next-door neighbor, it was a ‘no-brainer’ to raise the home because both said they wanted to retire down the dead-end street that offers sparkling views of a canal populated by wispy blonde reeds and geese that flock in every direction. Mr. Fisher told this newspaper that he had raised his home once already four feet, but when Sandy came it flooded his home two feet. “It wasn’t enough, apparently,” he said. He applied for an Increased Cost of Compliance grant and is close to getting it. He said he also received flood insurance money and would use that and the ICC grant to raise the home to 11 feet. However, with the price going at $100,000 and more to raise a house, he said he would not take out a small business loan but, rather, subsidize the rest himself. Hiring Heavy Equipment of Hauppauge to raise his home, he said it took about one-and-a-half days to raise the house, after several days of preparation.

TWO SEAFORD HOUSES trying to stay above future storms.

He remained living in the house while the lifting took place. “My wife was ill at the time and they raised it while she was in the house.” His neighbor, who declined to give her name, said she and her husband paid off their home years ago and they, too, were set on retiring in the home. Unlike others, however, she raised her home three years ago when there was no demand for raising a home, and the costs weren’t as high. She told this newspaper she has lived in the house 32 years. In 1991 she remembers getting some water into the house from the unnamed nor’easter that tore through the area. She added that when they first moved in the tide was about a foot lower than it is now. She used Dawn House & Building Movers, the same mover the Spotos down her block just used to raise their house 16 feet. That family was featured in a televised public service announcement created by the Town of Hempstead. Mr. Fisher’s neighbor told this newspaper she raised the house four feet. She said that when applying to the town, there was code in place that said the roof of the house could be no more than 30 feet high from the center of the road. “I don’t think they have that code anymore,” she said, because FEMA requests homes to be at least 12 feet high now. At an elevation of four extra feet, when Sandy came the water came up to her first floor, “moistening” the floor boards. She is undecided whether to take the route neighbor Mr. Fisher has taken to raise his house once more to 11 feet. But it’s almost tempting, with forecasts for more storms and the tide having risen a foot in recent memory.

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WE’VE GOT “VIKING PRIDE!” We are delighted that Phoenix Restaurant has become a vital part of this community. We immediately joined the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, committed to enhancing all Seaford businesses and residents, by participating in Chamber programs and activities that help make our community safe, healthy, and prosperous. From the start we became a pro-active Chamber member, becoming a sponsor of Seaford's Holiday Lighting and Spring Egg Hunt. We have assumed a most active role in all Chamber-produced community projects throughout the year.

An active member of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenix was pleased to host Seaford’s business owners for their February General Membership Meeting.

THANK YOU, SEAFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE! Phoenix Restaurant is honored to become a member of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce. We appreciated the opportunity to have hosted the Chamber’s February luncheon meeting. Going forward, we plan to have an active role in all Chamberinitimated projects in the Seaford community throughout the year.

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Two members of Project Hope, Team Leader Joan Phillips, and Jim Bergia, visited Wantagh’s Station 1 at the fire department’s monthly meeting. Both are trained crisis counselors and explained to firefighters what benefits and resources can be made available to them. The Wantagh Fire Department was approached as many firefighters residing south of Merrick Road were devastated by superstorm Sandy. Some of the firefighters at the meeting took advantage of inquiring as to how they can be helped, be it counseling due to emotional or physical stress and/or otherwise. In addition they pro-

vide a resource linkage as well as community networking and support. Project Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides this service through a government grant. There is no charge to anyone and presently they are targeting the Wantagh community as the area was hit extremely hard. All inquires are confidential and is open to the public, either individual or families. Schools, businesses, community groups and service organizations may all partake of the organization’s services. Project Hope can be accessed by contacting Team Leader Joan Phillips. She can be reached at 822-6111, ext. 267, or by Fax 396-0553. Her email address is

A 68-year-old Massapequa Park man was arrested on Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, on April 1 and charged with Assault, Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Ability Impaired. uuu A woman accidentally dropped her purse in the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts, Grove Street and Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, and entered the store on March 29. When she realized she dropped it, she returned to the parking lot and discovered it missing. uuu Unknown vandals pushed in a Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, resident’s fence on March 26. uuu Unknown vandals damaged a Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, resident’s PVC fence on March 26. uuu Unknown vandals damaged the side of a shed at the office at Wantagh Park, Wantagh, on March 28.

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uuu Unknown vandals damaged an Amherst Drive, Wantagh, resident’s fence on March 31. uuu On April 1 unknown persons placed a hose in the cab of a vehicle at the Citgo gas station, Merrick Road, Wantagh, and filled it with water. The owner of the car also discovered water in his gas tank. uuu 45-year-old Bellmore man was arrested at Princeton Drive North, Wantagh, on March 29 and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Seaford A Bit Path, Seaford resident discovered damage to his PVC fence on April 1. uuu A Douglas Place, Seaford resident discovered unknown vandals smashed the sunroof of their vehicle on March 27. No loss was reported. uuu A 34-year-old Huntington Station man was arrested at Merrick Road and Neptune Avenue, Seaford, on March 29 and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and three violaitons of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. uuu

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OFFERING HOPE: From left are Second Assistant Chief Jim Bloomfield, First Assistant Chief Jason Jackowitz, Joan Phillips, Jim Bergia and Third Assistant Chief Joe Gross III.

WHS student is art standout Wantagh High School senior Sean O’Brien was named a scholarship recipient at the Nassau All County Art Exhibit at Adelphi University last month. This prestigious annual exhibit by the Art Supervisors Association honors Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have demonstrated excellence in a wide variety of two-dimensional visual art forms, including drawing, painting, printmaking, computer graphics, and photography. Sean’s piece was a graphic black and white self-portrait. He explained that he was trying to achieve drama with his expression and the use of his medi-

um. According to Amy Sue McPartlan, Sean’s art teacher, “Sean O’Brien is among Wantagh High School's most accomplished, multitalented and industrious visual arts students. The entire Art Department faculty is so proud of his achievement!” Sean plans on pursuing the study of art after graduation. The Wantagh School district had 29 students whose work was chosen to be displayed at the All-County exhibit. Thanks to all of the art teachers for nurturing our young artists and to Kelly Good, Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts, for supporting and encouraging the students.

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by David Stempler The arrival of spring is viewed by many as an opportunity to spend increased time in the great outdoors. We may now enjoy longer walks and perhaps step-up the jogging, or even go for an occasional outdoor run. Of course, the abandonment of such plans may cause some angst down the road, when spring steps aside, yielding to the season of beach/patio/pool gatherings, bathing suits, shorts, and sleeveless shirts. In other words, summer is a-comin’, and with it, lighter apparel, less fabric, more you! Don’t panic, and do not view the approaching solstice with fear and loathing. There’s plenty of time between now and then to get in shape. Your local health club will have you happily shopping for those summer soirees in very short order (forgive the pun)! First, men over the age of 45, and women over 55 should consult their doctor prior to engaging in an exercise program, especially if at risk due to smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. So, do get the green light. Now, call a friend, one who shares your interests (OK, let’s get started by naming it correctly: your goals!). The path to weight reduction, muscle tone and overall improved fitness is easier to tread when accompanied by a friend. This is proven repeatedly in our club. We see how fitness partners encourage, inspire, and motivate. And, partners help make getting fit more fun. Now call a local health club. A referral would be ideal, but a reputable health club, conveniently located to your

home or workplace, along with a little research, is a plan that works best. You’ll want to tour the club together, then compare notes. Is the facility clean, and well-maintained? Do the members seem to be participating and well focused? Ask for a few days at no-charge to try-out the equipment, or at least become familiar with the environment. And do try to have a word or two with a member to determine their feelings of the place. Speak to a fitness instructor and an NCCA-certified personal trainer. Determine the club’s payment options, the hours of operation, and if it feels good, jump in! As a new member, you’ll be entitled to a personal assessment of your fitness/exercise/dietary needs and your fitness goals. You’ll be presented a plan that will enable you to safely and realistically achieve those goals. Your prescribed program will combine the club’s resources to provide cardiovascular exercises, strength and resistance training, weight management and nutrition. You also may want to learn about the many available group fitness and exercise classes. With two or three visits a week, there will be no “summertime-stress” for you! One last note: many health clubs have clothing boutiques, enabling you to purchase apparel that will soon be more appropriate of your new physique…and perhaps, your new lifestyle! Good health! David Stempler is general manager of World Gym, Wantagh. Located at the east end of Park Avenue. Call 8265555.

What is spring? by Jacob Derwin It feels like winter was taking forever, doesn’t it? That gloomy, dark feeling so many people get, started early when Sandy came through, and ended late even after our delusional buddy Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow. You hear me, Phil? You had one job! It’s been months since our furry friend’s error though, and it seems the warmer, sunnier weather is finally showing up. So what does this mean? The flowers beginning to bloom? The birds beginning to arrive at the ponds? The trees beginning to look alive again? Well, yes; but, in true poetic form, Spring has always had a more complicated definition to me than “when the plants get pretty.” To some, Spring is the opportunity to dress in sundresses and shorts and sit on the front porch and chat with family and friends over a sweet iced tea. To others, it’s simply the space between winter and summer when their allergies act up. To some, spring casts a spell which forces humans to open up their windows and listen to birds chirp. To others, it’s a period of panic due to their awareness of upcoming swimsuit season, and the poor body image they have of themselves.

Well, to every allergenic person who despises the weather transition: go buy some Nasonex or something. Then you will experience the bliss of that perfectly composed Spring breeze which mixes perfect amounts of warm and cool air with hints of floral undertones. To every overly self-concious future beachgoer; don’t allow yourself to get in your own head and ruin the moment you are currently living in. Spring is a not a time to be nervous, it is a time to be comfortable, to be peaceful. Now, spring may be a time for these things, but what is spring? Well, when you wittle down peace, comfort, relaxation, and fun down to their core, it becomes rather clear. Spring is enjoyment. Spring is acknowledging the potential negatives of pollen and social anxiety, but getting past them and allowing yourself to enjoy the moment anyway. I’m not reccomending you roll in the grass if you think you’ll get a skin rash, but I am saying to go out and smell the daisies; maybe even pick one to give to the crush you met in autumn, but were afraid to talk to all through winter. New life and new love have always been attributes of spring, and will definitely add to your enjoyment of it. And next year, may that darn groundhog get it right!

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Make this a spring to remember by Kevin Halton, Jr. Has your new year’s resolution of losing weight got off to a slow start this winter? Why not begin the spring season by springing into action with a better diet, which new studies have indicated, may now result in improved memory? A new book has been garnering much notice and attention lately. It’s called “The Alzheimer’s Diet.” Authors Richard S, Issacson, M.D. and Christopher N. Ochner, Ph.D., published this step-by-step nutritional approach for memory loss prevention and treatment. Dr. Issacson is vice chairman of Education, Deptartment of Neurology at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. With a Columbia University fellowship, Dr. Ochner is the head of the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at St. Luke’s Roosevelt College of Physicians and Surgeons. Together, they have developed a useful, informative guide to dietary strategies, proven to have a positive impact on the health of our brain and our body. The book states: studies have indicated that over time, certain foods and beverages have shown to interfere with memory function. The common denominator in these foods is, of course, sugar. Also to blame are any foods consumed that turn into sugar: white bread, soda, fried foods, cake, chips, crackers, bacon, hot dogs, etc. More bad news: your favorite vanilla mocha dulce latte is way off the charts! Apparently, nothing litters the brain like foods that become sugars in our bodies. The book offers a complete diet and useful guidelines for avoiding sugary foods. One strong recommendation in preventing memory loss is: adding more seafood to your daily diet. It’s well documented that seafood is

an excellent daily diet substitute for just about any main course on the menu. After all, most fish are low in carbohydrates and saturated fats, and high in antioxidants (nutrients that protect and repair damaged cells). And while this is good nutritional news for everyone, the authors suggest seafood, with its unusually high content of omega-3 fatty acids, has shown to be helpful in protecting against premature brain-aging and memory loss in a growing number of patients. So, how to familiarize yourself with the bounties from the sea? If you are already a devotee of seafood, you may simply want to tell your local fish market staff you want to try new varieties, additional methods of preparation, and new recipes. You may even make that backyard grill more accessible, even in the offseason. But for those not nearly initiated, here’s some sage advice: visit a local, reliable fish market and have a conversation with the folks behind the counter. They love to talk fish, which is good, because they do so all week long. Your fish market friends can steer you in the right direction regarding kitchenfriendly fish and easy dishes to prepare. For example, you might begin with a baked or broiled salmon (and you too might uncover that grill). Top the salmon with a dollop of mango sauce and served with asparagus and whole grain brown rice. You can also try grilling whole fish such as bronzini, sea bass, or red snappers. What a delicious way to improve memory and get your new year’s resolution back on track! Good health to all! Kevin Halton is a sales associate at Two Cousins Fish Market, on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Call 379-0793.

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All pilings were intact, she said.

Millions will have been spent to restore the popular Jones Beach boardwalk and several of the state park’s environments when opening day, Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, arrives, remarked state Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. in a walk along the boardwalk last week with this newspaper. Calling Jones Beach a “jewel of the New York State park system,” he continually fields calls from constituents asking when the boardwalk and other Jones Beach features such as the boat basin and the theater will reopen. “There is a lot of progress to report,” he said, looking across the expanse of the repairs underway. Sue Guiliani, Jones Beach State Park director, told this newspaper that 70% of the boardwalk sections that were damaged by superstorm Sandy have been repaired. She said many of the sections that were buckled by the surge to look like roller coasters could actually be nailed back down and strengthened without the need for repairs or replacements of boards.

Evacuation and return “I left the beach at 11 a.m. the morning of the storm and returned by 10 a.m. the next morning,” Ms. Guiliani said. She said Jones Beach authorities were in constant contact with the National Weather Service, which advised them days earlier the storm was going to be a bad one and no one should be left on the beach. She has worked the beach for 35 years and had never seen such devastation upon returning. “I walked from the West Bathhouse to Field 6 and there was water everywhere, moss and grass dangling and laying all about, sections of boardwalk were in the parking lot, the lots also filled with sand and water, and some were collapsed because the sand underneath had been washed away, she remarked. Senator Fuschillo said the “devastation was immeasurable” upon first witnessing it two weeks after Sandy had hit. “Everywhere you looked, it was all destroyed.” But he learned that residents also have a “sense of ownership” about

Jones Beach and are concerned about its condition. “Most of the work I do these days has to do with the effects of Sandy and rebuilding or repairing the damage” to make it whole again. That is why he is in regular contact with Ms. Guiliani to get the latest reports. Although the straight boardwalk at Field 6 sustained the most damage – the surge carrying it and piles of sand into the parking lot – the Central Mall is where the most work is being done now. Planks of epewood, a Brazilian hardwood, are being nailed down. Some small sections of plank were turned over, revealing former nail marks but an appearance of being new. Scaffolding on the towers at the West Bathhouse come from a New York Works project contracted earlier. “Up there is where Robert Moses had his office,” Senator Fuschillo pointed to a large picture window at the western flank of the bathhouse. He said all restoration and repair was being done to original specifications. A new roof at the Field 6 concession stand is nearing completion, and a drive along the beach showed several new lifeguard shacks in various stages of construction. Groups of 3-6 construction workers were seen at varying intervals along the boardwalk. At the theater – while several acts, including Maroon 5 and country sensation Blake Shelton have been booked – all the seats in the orchestra had been removed and the stage was being rebuilt. “There used to be a revolving stage underneath the main stage,” and that

was completely damaged, she said. She added that the electrical services on the first floor, consisting of transformers, substations, splicers, routers and other apparatus, were completely submerged and destroyed. “They have been placed on the second floor now,” she said. Former New York Jet Marty Lyons, an executive at Lan-Tec, was at the theater with other Lan-Tec personnel to measure for installation of new synthetic turf that will be placed the VIP section to the right of the theater, where the tents used to be. A boardwalk from the VIP section was in a rebuilding stage. Particularly damaged was the West End boat basin, docks that receive boaters wishing to picnic at its tables as they recreate in the bays. “The storm came in from the northeast and pushed the docks and the brick into the corner of the basin,” said Ms. Guiliani. Bricklayers could be seen using tools to scrape and smoothen the walls to apply mortar for the bricks. A carpenter was using a circular saw to cut wood from several piles of wood salvaged from the surge. Three of four Field 10 fishing docks have reopened – with some minor activity observed – even as a fourth dock stands alone, a mere broken skeleton as a reminder to the storm. Said Senator Fuschillo, “All the construction taking place would have become necessary eventually through the years,” but the surge actually hastened their refurbishment. “Now, this will all last another hundred years.”

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The Citizen Office 1840 Merrick Ave. or call 378-5320 DEADLINE: Friday @ Noon RECORDING ARTIST, composer and author, Cantor Lisa Levine (far left) celebrated Shabbat last month at Temple B’nai Torah, Wantagh. Pictured is Cantor Levine who was accompanied by composer Cantor Steven Sher and The TBT youth, teen and adult choirs and the TBT ensemble. Temple B’nai Torah under the leadership of Rabbi Marci N. Bellows and Cantor Steven Sher is a reform temple of over 500 families on the South Shore of Nassau County. Senior clubs have programs year round.

PUBLIC NOTICES Notice of formation of domestic limited partnership ("LP") Name: Clearview Futures, L.P. of Limited Cer tificate Partnership was filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on 02/14/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to 3905 Voorhis Lane, Seaford, New York 11783. The name and address of the general partner is: Clear view Holding Corp 3905 Voorhis Lane, Seaford, NY 11783. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2050. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. WSC 876 6T 4/11, 18, 25, 5/2, 9, 16 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, -vs-

ALLYSA LEIGH CORP.; TERRY BIVONA; AND PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE Index No. 07PLEASE 20936 TAKE NOTICE THAT: In pursuance and by virtue of a Short Form Order duly granted by this Court in the above entitled foreclosure action, dated August 20, 2012, and entered in the Nassau Clerk’s Office, David Paul Weiss, the Referee named in said Short Form Order, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder on May 14, 2013 at the Calendar control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive Mineola, New York 11501 at 11:30 AM, the premises described in the Short Form Order as set forth in Schedule A annexed hereto, Subject to and together with

all covenants, easements, and restrictions of record affecting the above described premises as recorded in the Nassau County Clerk's Office and subject to the provisions of the filed Short Form Order and the Terms of Sale. Said premises is commonly known as 2851 Ocean Ave., Seaford, NY 11783. JUDGMENT AMOUNT: The Judgment amount is $1,642,124.40, plus plaintiff's costs and disbursements, and attorney fees, all with interest, plus advances made by the plaintiff until the date of the sale, pursuant to said judgment. DATED: March 26, 2013 David Paul Weiss, Referee HISCOCK & BARCLAY, LLP Jennifer M.S. Byrne Attorney for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address One Park Place 300 South State Street Syracuse, New York 132022078 Direct all inquiries to: Deborah J. Little, Paralegal

Phone no. (315) 425-2848 All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Seaford in the Township of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, known as and by lot numbers 155 to 159 inclusive on a cer tain map entitled “Seaford Harbor, Bay Section, situate at Seaford, Long Island, Nassau County, property of O.L. Schwencke Land and Investment Company” said map surveyed by George A. Fairfield, C.E. and S Mineola, New York and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on the 4th day of August 1927 as Map No. 886, Case No. 2576 being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Naomi Street with the easterly side of Ocean Avenue; running thence North 7 degrees 26 minutes 40 seconds East along the easterly side of Ocean Avenue, 85 feet to Montauk Lagoon; thence

South 82 degrees 33 minutes 20 seconds East along Montauk Lagoon, 100 feet; thence South 7 degrees 26 minutes 40 seconds West, 85 feet to the northerly side of Naomi Street; thence North 82 degrees 33 minutes 20 seconds West along the northerly side of Naomi Street, 100 feet to the corner, the point or place of beginning. WSC 877 4T 4/11, 18, 25, 5/2 SEAFORD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT 1600 Washington Avenue Seaford, NY 11783 NOTICE TO BIDDERS In accordance with the provision of Section 103 of the General Municipal Law, the Board of Education of the Seaford Union Free School District hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for: In-District Transportation – School Year O u t - o f - D i s t r i c t Transportation – School Year Non-Public School Transportation – School Year

Special Education Transportation – School year Field Trips and Athletics – School Year Bids will be publicly opened and read at Seaford School District, Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Business, Central Administration Office, 1600 Washington Avenue, Seaford, New York on April 26, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. Specifications and Bid Forms may be obtained in the office of the Assistant Superintendent for Business between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. The Board of Education reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject in whole or in part all bids or to accept any bid, which in its judgment is in the best interest of the school district. Date: April 11, 2013 By order: Board of Education Seaford UFSD WSC 878 1T 4/11

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CAMP FUN: A recent weekend was a fantastic one for the Cub Scouts of Packs 96 and 189 of Wantagh and Pack 123 of Merrick. They spent the weekend at Frost Valley YMCA camp in the Catskill mountains. It was filled with fun and camaraderie. Activities included archery, knot tying, hiking, astronomy (they saw Jupiter), floor hockey, rock climbing, nature, rocket building and many others. They took a lodge where they could all be together and it had a common room with a tremendous fireplace for warmth and smores. Stories were told and Scouts and their families had a great time. There was no television, Internet or cell service but that didn’t matter as the Scouts and families didn’t need them to have a good time. The three packs are from the Pequott district of the Theodore Roosevelt Council in Nassau County. For more information, log onto www.

Save the Date American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282 will hold a Spring Fair on Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at 160 West Merrick Road. There will be great gifts and raffles. For information call 208-5253 or 868-7882.

Birds of a feather Join the South Shore Audubon Society for a bird walk at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area, on Sunday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m.noon. All are welcome. The bird walk is free of charge. Walk leaders and other birders and nature enthusiasts will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Bring binoculars. Rain will cancel the bird walk. To reach the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area, take Long Beach Road south from Sunrise Highway (in Rockville Centre). Then turn left on Waukena Avenue. Follow the brown signs to the sanctuary. For informa-

tion, log onto or call Steve Schellenger at 987-8103.

Waking up the garden Jim Newman, our resident horticulturist, will get us started at Clark Botanic Garden on the new gardening season after the storm, Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. He will show us the “hidden jewels” the garden has to offer, as he walks us around and demonstrates pruning techniques, division of plants and general garden care. He will answer your many questions; e.g., plants to replace impatiens, how to repair storm-damaged plants, shrubs, etc. Those of you who have attended this program in the past know how much we learn in this short space of time. The lecture is held outdoors, so please dress accordingly, bring all of your gardening questions. Pre-registration is a must. Fee is $5. Call Maria Morgan at 484-8603. Make your check payable to Clark Botanic Garden.

Arrest in Wantagh burglary Seventh Squad detectives report the arrest of an Oceanside woman for a burglary that occurred in Wantagh on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:15 p.m. According to detectives, Janice Longona, 36, while a guest in a residence on Sycamore Avenue, entered a bedroom and took assorted jewelry valued in excess of $2,000. The suspect then sold the jewelry at a secondhand store. First Precinct police officers located

Longona on Sunday, April 7, in Roosevelt, where she was placed her under arrest and transported to the Seventh Squad stationhouse in Seaford. At the time of her arrest she was found to be in possession of a female victim’s credit cards, NYS Drivers License, phone card and insurance card. The jewelry was not recovered. Ms. Longona is being charged with Burglary, Forgery, Identity Theft and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

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Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

Associate Broker Manager

Don Scanlon Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner CRB, GRI, SRES, CBR

American Homes/Your Home

2010 Art Bartlett 2100 Cup Award Recipient


Tom Gallagher Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

Mike Litzner Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

1897 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh


5 Notaries Public Mary “Betty� Triquet Lic. R.E. Salesperson Million $ Producer Certified Buyer Representative

Dave Murad Lic. R.E. Salesperson Commercial Specialist

Stella Shenker Lic. R.E. Salesperson Associate Broker Certified Buyer Representative Relocation Specialist

Tom Murtagh

Official Real Estate Company Of U.S. Soccer

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Elaine Schick

Joy Murphy

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140 Willowood Drive Wantagh Wow!! Entire Home Completely Remodeled In 2007! This Beautiful And Immaculate Home Has A Great Open Floor Plan Including Granite Kitchen W/Stainless Steel Appliances, Dual Sided Stone Fireplace, French Door Sliders To Yard, Large Master Bedroom W/2 Double Door Closets, Central Air, Gas Heat, Loads Of Closets, 2.5 Car Garage Fenced Yard, Lgs, And All On Oversized Property!

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