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KINDERGARTNERS AT THE SEAFORD MANOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL celebrated their counting skills with a host of activities centered on the 100th day of school. Kindergartners dressed as centenarians, made 100th day crowns and necklaces, counted out 100 marshmallows on a number board, and, with instruments and hand-made signs in hand, topped off the celebration by marching in a 100th day parade through the halls of the school. Above, Manor Elementary School “centenarians” get ready to march in the 100th day parade.

‘Traffic jam’ debated at hearing by Douglas Finlay

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drew the conclusion there would be no more than 1% growth in traffic yearly at that intersection.

During closing arguments at last week’s zoning Board of Appeals hearing on a special exception request by North Shore Farms to open a supermarket at 2820 Jerusalem Avenue, attorneys for both the supermarket and community members opposed to it clashed on how much traffic would increase in the neighborhood with the inclusion of North Shore Farms supermarket. Schneider, engineer and traffic expert for attorney Jeff Toback, representing community members, said in his report it would increase by 16%. “Where did you get that number?” Attorney Bill Bonesso, attorney for North Shore Farms, asked. “From the state,” Mr. Schneider replied. “The state?” Mr. Bonesso responded. “Yes,” Mr. Schneider replied again. Moments earlier Wayne Muller, traffic expert for Mr. Bonesso, had provided critical calculations that

Conservative traffic growth? Mr. Muller had rounded up to the 1% figure based on a conservative state Department of Transportation figure of .6% yearly traffic increase at the intersection of Jerusalem Avenue and Pea Pond Road. Mr. Schneider and Mr. Bonesso also clashed in their closing arguments on whether traffic would increase if the 18,118 square-foot building North Shore Farms wants to lease was divided into smaller square footage and leased to other retailers. “There may be more traffic, there may be less traffic,” Mr. Schneider answered. Mr. Muller had spoken during his testimony discussing several scenarios to compare traffic volume in single-use (supermarket) settings, and multipleuse settings, in which there were several retailers in the building. (continued on page 2)

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from page 1 Mr. Muller said calculations from the state DOT and the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Ninth Edition lead to the conclusion that multiple tenants – such as ‘mom and pops’ – for the property would generate more traffic at that location. This conclusion is an argument for Mr. Bonesso in seeking a permit for North Shore Farms to lease the property. Mr. Bonesso asked Mr. Schneider what Trip Generation edition he was using. “The eighth edition,” Mr. Schneider said. “Why the eighth edition?” Mr. Bonesso shot back. “Because that’s what was on my computer,” Mr. Schneider answered. In 2004 the town ruled no stores larger than 9,300 feet could open on two-lane highways without first being adjudicated by the zoning Board of Appeals for the exception. Pattern of exceptions Barry Nelson, real estate expert for North Shore Farms, testified that several of the businesses along Jersalem Avenue, such as a drycleaner, a garage station and a Dunkin’ Donuts, had been granted exceptions to operate. He called it a “pattern of exceptions.” During cross examination Mr. Schneider asked what a pattern of exceptions was supposed to mean. “To show there is harmony of use among the businessses in the neigh-

borhood,” Mr. Bonesso said. Mr. Nelson also noted “An A&P supermarket had operated there until 1999.” Mr. Muller said his comprehensive traffic study over three days in January showed that only three children were observed crossing Jerusalem Avenue after school. “There were 23 school buses traveling in the area after school let out,” he said. He concluded that whatever the property would be used for in the future would have some impact on the neighborhood – and the intersection. Many in favor, many are not Mr. Bonesso said he visited with the Forest City Community Association, comprising neighbors living in the northeast quadrant near Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue. He reported that 351 voted at a meeting in favor of the supermarket, while 18 were opposed. During Mr. Toback’s cross examination of Mr. Muller, he raised Mr. Muller’s assertion of there being no more than four accidents a year at the intersection. Mr. Toback then asked Mr. Schneider how many accidents had happened on Jerusalem Avenue between Pea Pond Road and Harrison Street in the same time period. “Twenty-two accidents,” Mr. Schneider said. Harrison Street is only two blocks west of Pea Pond Road. During final summations, Mr.

Toback asked the board for time to bring in a petition he said had 851 signatures opposed to the supermarket. He was granted the time. Patricia Kaplan, living on Roger Road – a small road leading into the the athletic field – implored the board to consider that 11 children live on the block next to the supermarket, and their safety was a concern. “I can’t even make a left turn onto

Jerusalem Avenue because of the traffic now,” she said with emotion. She reminded the board that during summer the athletic fields are in use all day, creating traffic hazards and nowhere for her or other families on the block to park. Several members of the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce filed into the hearing to sign a petition against the supermarket opening.

“WE AGREE WITH THE UNANIMOUS DECISION of the state Appellate Division court to overturn the state Supreme court ruling that would have passed a portion of Nassau County’s property tax settlements onto local municipalities including school districts,” said Maureen Goldberg, acting superintendent of Wantagh Schools. “School districts are already struggling with the negative impact of long-term diminished federal and state aid, the costs of unfunded mandates, increases in required ERS [Employees’ Retirement System] and TRS [Teachers’ Retirement System] contributions and their responsibility to taxpayers to develop a school budget that continues to support quality education while still under the state imposed property tax levy cap. Having to set aside additional funds in anticipation of paying tax refunds would have created an additional unfair financial burden to school districts.”

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Wantagh’s 20-year-old nonprofit. Said Managing Partner Craig Quinlan, “Our office has been working with the Theissen Foundation for over 17 years. We are most passionate about the work he does to support children and their families battling childhood cancer and other diseases.”

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Wantagh Nassau police delivered a baby on Thursday, March 14, at 2:55 a.m. in Wantagh. According to police, Highway Patrol units along with Emergency Ambulance Bureau units were notified by Communications Bureau at 2:55 a.m that a pregnant woman and her husband were stopped on the side of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway in the vicinity of Exit 1. Responding officers along with the advanced medical technicians located the woman and placed her in the back of the ambulance where she gave birth to a baby girl at 3:07 a.m. at the scene. The mother and child were transported to an area hospital. They are reported to be in good health. uuu Unknown vandals broke the rear window of a vehicle parked in Hempstead Town lot WA4, Grove Street and Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, on March 10. No loss was reported.

Seaford A residence on Harland Road in Seaford was burglarized on March 5. Entry was gained through the front door, and a pocketbook was stolen. uuu A 2003 blue Mercury Mountaineer was stolen from South Seamans Neck Road, Seaford, on March 9. uuu An Ionia Street, Seaford, resident discovered jewelry missing from her residence on February 6. uuu A 26-year-old Jackson Avenue, Seaford, man was arrested at Lake Shore Boulevard and Narwood Road, Massapequa, on March 6 and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and two violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. uuu A Wolkow Avenue, Seaford, resident reports being the target of a kidnapping scam on March 5. The caller sounded like an Hispanic man who stated her father was in an accident.

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Let’s hit the reset button on zero tolerance by Lynda Bekore Just shoot me. That was the highly ironic phrase that first popped into my head when I recently read of the 7-year-old boy in Maryland, suspended from school for saying “bang” after realizing that the Pop-Tart he was trying to nibble into a mountain, came to resemble a gun. Just shoot me, as in “spare us another incident of zero-tolerance policies run amok,” like the other recent example of a 5-year-old girl suspended for talking about shooting her Hello Kitty soap bubble gun. Just shoot me, because I can’t comprehend intelligent, experienced adults replacing their natural common sense with false, and potentially long-term harmful, punitive action, in the name of political correctness. If you think these are isolated incidents, try Googling “zero tolerance.” You’ll get over 38 million hits. 94% of our schools have zero tolerance for weapons and 88% for drugs, which includes over-the-counter drugs like aspirin or Tylenol, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The vast majority of punishments for any infraction, minor or major, are suspension or expulsion. No firm statistics are available for the number of students affected, but it’s estimated to be in the thousands. For any student, the stigma and shame of a school suspension can be emotionally life-altering; for older students, suspensions become part of their permanent record, adversely affecting their chances of acceptance to college. Most experienced principals would usually not choose to suspend a student for anything but egregious misconduct, or repeat bad behavior, instead opting for discipline more appropriate to that specific student or situation. But their hands are tied by the extreme limitations of zero tolerance imposed by their school boards, who themselves feel constrained by a litigious culture that demands expensive retribution for any perceived slight to another child’s precious self esteem. We can all throw our hands up in the air or shrug our shoulders, and tsk, tsk the silliness of “other” people’s narrow-minded lack of good judgment, or we can try to make it stop. Maryland state Senator J.B. Jennings recently introduced a bill, “The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013,” which calls for clearer disciplinary guidelines at specific grade levels for behavior that is not directly physically violent, such as nibbling a pastry into a gun, or talking about shooting bubbles from a Hello Kitty bubble gun. While the bill has some pronounced weaknesses that need to be amended, such as assigning schools the Herculean task of delineating and defining any and all types of infractions that might occur, its merit lies in its attempt at some return to flexibility and good judgment over blind adherence to ineffective rules. The idea of actually having to legislate common sense is almost Kafka-esque in its absurdity, but this is what we’ve come to. When things in our world go out of whack, we need to hit the reset button and sometimes the only reboot available when emotion replaces logic in public policy is legislation. Of course, there is another recourse, at least when it comes to local education policy. You don’t need to be an elected official to raise concerns, question the rules, or simply have your voice heard. Have you attended a school board meeting lately? The power of your participation may just surprise you.

DOING BUSINESS IN SEAFORD: Bethpage Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of Ellie Gomez as their Seaford branch manager. Under her leadership, the Merrick Road branch will continue its ongoing promise to its members: outstanding service and value in all banking services and financial management. A member of the Seaford Chamber of Commrece, Ms. Gomez is welcomed to the community by Juanita Duran, Chamber trustee and co-owner of Majestic Salon & Spa.

citizen circuit PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Wantagh Fire Department will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 14, at their 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 homecooked 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 more information, contact Dee 781-3689 or Barbara 679-8021, 3 SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Seaford Scholarship Fund is kicking off its sixth annual fundraising drive. All residents and businesses in the Seaford School District are asked to make a contribution to this scholarship drive. The funds collected will be used to award scholarships to deserving seniors from the Seaford High School Graduation Class of 2013. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship fund, you can make check payable to Seaford High School Scholarship Fund and forward to the high school at 1575 Seamans Neck Road, Seaford, NY 11783 – Attn.: Mr. S. Bersin. Thanks for your support!

© © © BROTHERHOOD:There will be a reunion Shabbat Passover celebration for members of the Brotherhoods of Temple B’nai Torah, Temple Judea of Massapequa and The Suburban Temple of Wantagh at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem and Oakfield Avenue, Wantagh, on Friday evening, March 29, at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited as members of the Brotherhood will lead the service. Call 221-2370 for information. © © © 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. Check-in 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, visit www.TestaverdeFund.org. Volunteers are also needed on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. to put out road closure notices along the course. Call 729-1061 to volunteer. Volunteers will meet at Wantagh High School. © © © PASSOVER SEDER: Temple B’nai Torah (Wantagh) to lead Community Second Night of Passover Seder, Tuesday, March 26.

Cantor Steven Sher will lead the community in a Second night of Passover Seder, Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. Join in a fun-filled evening filled with the four questions, favorite songs, and Passover rituals, as members retell the story of slavery, and sing the songs of freedom. Everyone will take home their own souvenir Haggadah. In order to make the Seder accessible to everyone, participants will recite familiar passages and songs in both English and Hebrew. Cost is $50/ages 13 and up and $25, for children ages 7-12. Reservations are a must! For further detail, call the temple office, 221-2370. © © © EASTER EGG HUNT: The Wantagh Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Spring Fun Hunt on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Wantagh Park Children’s Playground. Come down for an afternoon of fun for the family. Children hunt for eggs and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, Spiderman, Pooh Bear and more. © © © THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD JAMAICA STATION: Retired LIRR branch manager and railroad historian David Morrison will present a digital image program on Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue. The program, sponsored by the Wantagh Preservation Society, explores the history of the Jamaica Station complex from the earliest days to the massive 1913 improvement project to the current historical restoration project.


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almost two months after his accident, where he was welcomed by his fellow members of the Seaford Fire Department, family and friends.

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administrators and employees, not to mention educational issues. While this system may be constitutionally sanctioned, that doesn’t make it fair or smart. The problem of funding and administering schools in an equitable and intelligent manner so as to prepare students for life in the hypercompetitive and globally connected economies of the 21st century is simply too great to be handled on a micro level by local school districts and their associated fiefdoms. I would propose funding via a broadbased countywide income tax to be administered by professionals with the financial and pedagogical know-how to deal with the economic and educational issues involved. A difficult task to be sure, with many noses to be put out of joint, but one which is necessary both for the students and the economic viability of the county. Eric Jurist

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To The Citizen: I read with amusement the self-serving letter from the Wantagh school board to Governor Cuomo published in The Citizen’s February 21 edition. I’m sure the governor has received many such letters. I also read the poignant and straightforward comment by the Oddis that appeared in The Citizen on March 7. Notwithstanding the immediate issue, the permanent impairment in value of all homes and businesses in proximity to the shoreline, both the school board’s letter and the Oddis’ comment fail to address the overriding issue, i.e. the funding of public education via the property tax coupled with the governance of the expenditure of those monies by well-meaning school board members who are largely out of their depth when dealing with multimillion dollar budgets and entrenched unions,

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On March 3 the Seaford FD welcomed home one of its own, firefighter William (Bill) Nickdow. One would ask why would the department do this. Well, it is because Bill would have died on his trip to the Bahamas, earlier this year, if it wasn’t for the quick action of two other Seaford firefighter/medics. On January 16 of this year firefighter Nickdow was on vacation with two other members of the department and was struck by a car while driving a moped in the Bahamas. Bill, at the time, was riding with two EMTs, firefighters Chris Vlahoginis and Joe Scivoletti, who treated firefighter Nickdow at the scene of the accident for a compound fracture and partially severed femoral artery, prior to the arrival of an ambu-

lance. Both these members are credited for saving firefighter Nickdow’s life by placing two tourniquets on his leg and stopping the bleeding and treating him for shock. Had this quick response not been done Nickdow would have bled to death by the time medical help finally arrived. Later that night firefighter Nickdow underwent eight hours of surgery to repair the artery and would need further surgeries to repair the leg. On January 17 firefighter Nickdow’s mom Carolyn flew to the Bahamas and arranged for a medic flight to a trauma center in Florida where he underwent an additional five more hours of surgery. Bill remained in the hospital for another four weeks before being transported by air to New York and then transported by ambulance to Glen Cove Hospital.

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New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, April 18, from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the Freeport Library. The library is located at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport. Appointments are necessary and

will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows: • The program is open to all Nassau

PULSE of NY encourages safety awareness PULSE of NY, a Long Island-based patient safety organization, celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week this week along with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and hundreds of hospitals across the country. With offices now in Wantagh and Levittown, and regular meetings in Freeport, PULSE of NY is the first community-based, nationally recognized patient safety organization. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by NPSF. Each year, health care organizations around the world take part in the event by prominently displaying the NPSF campaign logo and promotional materials within organizations, creating awareness in the community, and using NPSF educational resources among hospital staff and patients, as reported on the NPSF website. This awareness-raising campaign, aimed at keeping patients safe, highlights the need for the members of the public who are using (or may use) the healthcare system to be aware of ways they can stay safe and keep their families safe. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately one out of every 20 patients will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). The CDC says on its website that it “strives”

to understand how HAIs happen and to develop appropriate interventions. “That’s not acceptable,” explains Ilene Corina, president of PULSE of NY. “HAIs cost over $28 billion a year and they know it happens because of a lack of oversight.” Ms. Corina talks to audiences about the importance of infection control practiced by family and clinicians, ways to avoid falls in the hospital, medication safety, and marking the site of surgery with their doctor. She explains that there are still over 2,000 wrong site surgeries every year, according to The Joint Commission, of which she is a board member. PULSE of NY teaches the public about patient safety and the best ways to partner for the best possible outcomes in care. As a board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation as well as other national patient safety boards, Ms. Corina brings her knowledge of patient safety to Long Island audiences, and to patients’ family members at the bedside in hospitals around the country. “Patient Safety Awareness Week is a reminder that patient safety must be a high priority every day,” Ms. Corina says. To learn more about PULSE of NY or to schedule a speaker for your organization visit www.pulseofny.org or call 857-5028.

County women ages 40 and over. • Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening. NuHealth policy now requires patients to be responsible for any copays charged by their carrier. • Women ages 40 and older without

health insurance will not incur any out-of-pocket costs. Women who would like to take advantage of the April 18 breast cancer screening program at the Freeport Library should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 882-0630 to make an appointment. ©©©

Cholesterol program planned Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre continues to share the expertise of its physicians with the community at a free lecture on “Everything You Need to Know About Cholesterol” to be presented at the hospital on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The hour-long presentation will be given by Dr. Michael Moskowitz of Bellmore Family Practice. High cholesterol is one the major risk factors in heart disease, heart attack and stroke. But cholesterol also is an essential substance creat-

ed and used in the body to keep us healthy. This lecture will include an explanation of so-called “good” and “bad” cholesterol in the blood and how to maintain healthy levels of both. Advance registration for the presentation is not required. It will be conducted in the employee dining room on the lower level of the hospital’s North Pavilion. Ample convenient free parking will be available. For travel directions or information, call 62MERCY.

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What You Drink Affects Your Teeth There May be More Acid and Sugar In Your Favorite Soft Drink Than You Think

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soft drinks. P.H. is the measure of acidity and alkalinity. The P.H. scale runs from 14 (alkaline) to 1 (acid) with 7 (water) being neutral.

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By Linda Swanson Here it comes! Flowers are starting to bloom...buds on the trees are just about to burst…are you ready for Spring? The Wantagh Chamber of Commerce certainly is. We’re busy planning the community’s 22nd Annual Spring Fun Hunt to take place in the Children’s Playground of Wantagh Park, this Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. We’re getting ready to hide thousands of eggs, many containing very cool prizes! And, as always, Wantagh’s Fun Hunt is free of charge and open to all children, ages 10 and under. To participate, simply arrive at the park before the 2:00 p.m. start (do allow additional time for parking, etc.) then, prepare to hunt! Don’t forget to

bring a basket! You’ll be glad to have it when searching for eggs (limit six per child, please). That basket will also come in handy when gathering sponsor’s goodies, and hey, you may even win one of many raffle prizes! And while you’re with us, don’t forget to go over and say “hello” to Wantagh’s Giant Easter Bunny, who will no doubt be hanging out with the Big Pooh Bear, Spiderman, and Superman. They just love photo opps with kids and their families; so don’t forget that camera or photo device! So, how does the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce do this year after year? Not without the aid and support of Wantagh’s wonderful merchants, businesses, and local elected officials. Thanks to our sponsors, each child receives a gift bag

filled with goodies, prizes and loads of fun stuff! And even if you’re hardly hunting, you’ll find lots of sponsor giveaways will be distributed all afternoon. To our sponsors we say: the Wantagh community thanks you for your much appreciated support and cooperation. Now, does helping make Wantagh a happy, prosperous, and safe place to live sound like a worthwhile cause? Join us! Business-owners and residents alike are welcome to be a member of our Chamber. Your support and input would be appreciated in helping us produce our year-long schedule of community programs and events. Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. Visit wcc.li/calendar for the Wantagh restaurant meeting location.

Attention Business Owners: Sponsor our Spring Fun Hunt! A sponsorship fee of $ 50.00 provides your business brand listing in our program (distributed to all!), plus, acknowledgement in The Citizen. All sponsors are welcome to distribute flyers and samples at our Fun Hunt! For further Spring Fun Hunt details, to be a sponsor, or to join our chamber contact Wantagh Chamber Executive Director, Mary Redler: director@wantaghchamber.com., or (516) 946-8750. See you Sunday, 2 p.m. at Wantagh Park! Good Hunting! Linda Swanson is First Vice President, Wantagh Chamber of Commerce, and General Manager, Environmental Landscape & Design T-516.781.7412.

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EAGLE SCOUT: Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla presented a Town of Hempstead Office of the Town Clerk Citation to Quentin E. Lettieri, Troop 690, who attained Scouting's highest honor the Eagle Scout Award at his Eagle Court of Honor which was held at the parish hall of St. William the Abbot Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Bonilla congratulated Quentin on this outstanding achievement and told him he should be proud of this accomplishment. Quentin Lettieri has four brothers and two sisters; his brothers Philip and Vincent have achieved the Eagle Scout rank while his other brother Joseph is a Life Scout and his brother Nathaniel is a Star Scout. His sister Corinne attained the Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award, while his sister Olivia is a Cadet in the Girl Scouts. Corinne is away at school and was not able to attend the Court of Honor. With Town Clerk Bonilla are parents Jeanne and Edward Lettieri, Quentin, Philip, Vincent, Joseph, Nathaniel and Olivia Lettieri.


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SHS Coach Ralph Rosetti celebrates 300 wins! Three hundred is a magic number for Seaford High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Ralph Rossetti. That’s how many wins he’s captured since first becoming coach 31 years ago, an achievement shared by only a handful of coaches. To celebrate the milestone, Athletic Director Tom Condon presented Rossetti with a commemorative plaque simply engraved, “Coach Rossetti – 300 wins – 1981-2012” during a modest ceremony in character with the coach’s personality. The district was planning a more eventful celebration in front of fans, but the humble Rossetti wouldn’t have

it. Seeing his team cheer for him was thrill enough. “The team was so happy for me. They have had a very successful season this year, going 12-6 and making the playoffs,” said Rossetti, who was also a technology teacher in the district for 37 years. The winning game came against Clarke High School with a score of 53-46. “Coach Ralph Rossetti is ‘Mr. Basketball’ at Seaford High School,” said Condon. “He has been a head varsity coach longer than any other coach in any sport at our school. Throughout the years he has maintained the highest level of enthusiasm

for coaching while being a role model, a mentor and a motivator for his players. More important than the 300 wins is that behind it he has instilled in his athletes an ongoing measure of selfconfidence, success and memories that will last a lifetime.” During his coaching career, his team won the County Championship in 1998 and four conference championships. He recalled one outstanding player, Michael Harrington, who changed the culture of the basketball program. “During his years we won over 75 percent of our games and the young

kids had someone to aspire to,” Rossetti said. “In the 90s, except for one year when we lost two star players due to injury, our basketball team was one of the most successful programs in the school and was a regular playoff team. The games were packed and it was a very exciting time.” Over the last seven years, the program has also been on an upswing and the team has been a regular playoff team, Rossetti contends. “The journey has been fun,” he added. “Next year will be a challenge, but that’s what makes coaching fun.” uuu

Seaford student art on display at Adelphi The artwork of 23 students from the Seaford School District was on display at the Art Supervisors Association’s Ninth Annual Nassau All-County Art Exhibition at Adelphi University on Sunday. The free exhibit honored the talents of nearly 1,200 young artists in kindergarten through 12th grade who have demonstrated excellence in a wide variety of two-dimensional visual art forms, including drawing, painting, printmaking, computer graphics and photography. Student entries are selected by art educators and are limited to a maximum of three pieces of artwork from each teacher. All of the pieces are produced in alignment with the New York State Learning Standards for Visual Arts. In addition to the exhibit, Seaford High School senior Krysta Parisi was

one of 47 graduating seniors who were awarded scholarships. She received her award at the invitation-only Scholarship Awards Ceremony before the exhibit opened. The Seaford students featured in the exhibit were: fourth-graders Katherine Scheuermann and Chelsea Linn; fifthgraders Kimberly Garneau, Carly Corsitto and Lucy Renck; sixthgraders Alyssa Gahn and Angelina Uzsoras; seventh-graders Anthony Esposito, Emily Koenig, Tiffany Lin and Ashley Wilson; ninth-graders Nick Luizzi and Elise Weber; tenthgraders Effie Scheffler and Emily Williams; eleventh-graders Samantha Coggins, Deanna DiGiulio, Jessica Gregory and Michael Hannan; and twelfth-graders Makayla MacSaveny, Krysta Parisi, Sydney Snaider and Melissa Wolfson.

SEAFORD HIGH SCHOOL Head Boys Basketball Coach Ralph Rossetti celebrates his 300th win with the boys and girls basketball teams, Athletic Director Tom Condon and Principal Scott Bersin.

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American Legion Boys’ State, sponsored by the Seaford American Legion, is a Leadership Action Program where qualified male high school juniors participate in a practical government course designed to develop, in young citizens, a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon them

the fact that their government is just what they make it. Only young men with outstanding qualifications in leadership, character, scholarship, service and citizenship and who have a serious attitude toward intensive citizenship training are selected. Six Seaford High School juniors were

selected by the faculty to be interviewed by the Seaford American Legion to participate in this year’s Boys’ State. They are Matthew Blasi, James Curley, Adam Doniger, Dijanni Hodges, Joseph Miller and Matthew Murphy. Scott Bersin, principal of Seaford High School, has announced that the

Seaford American Legion has selected Matthew Blasi, Adam Doniger and Dijanni Hodges to participate in this year’s Boys’ State Program. Congratulations to all nominated and to Matthew, Adam and Dijanni for being selected as Seaford High School’s Boys’ State Delegates.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION, lIana Leah LLC. Arts. of Org. Filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on February 4, 2013. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mall copies of any process served against the LLC to c/o: Ilana Leah LLC, 2788 Bayview Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793. Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. WSC 861 6T 2/21, 28, 3/7, 14, 21, 28 SPECIAL MEETING AND ELECTION NOTICE FOR THE WANTAGH UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION WANTAGH PUBLIC LIBRARY TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Wantagh Public Library of the Wantagh School District, Nassau County, Wantagh, New York, will be held at the Wantagh Public Library in said District on April 15, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. prevailing time, for the presentation of the budget document. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that said vote and election will be held on April 23, 2013 between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M., prevailing time, in the Wantagh Public Librar y, at

which time the polls will be open to vote by voting machine upon the following items: To adopt the annual budget of the Wantagh Public Library for the fiscal year 2013/2014 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District. To elect 2 members of the Board of Trustees: one (1) member of the Board of Trustees for a (5) five year term commencing July 1, 2013 and expiring on June 30, 2018. one (1) member of the Board of Trustees for an unexpired term commencing April 23, 2013 and expiring on June 30, 2017. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the Wantagh Library’s operating budget for 2013/2014 exclusive of public monies, may be obtained upon request by any resident of the District during school business hours beginning April 8, 2013 except Saturday, Sunday or holidays, at the Administration Office, 3301 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY, and at each of the following schoolhouse offices: Wantagh, Mandalay and Forest Lake Elementar y Schools, Wantagh Middle School and Wantagh High School and at the Wantagh Public Librar y, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY and on the library website HYPER-

LINK "http://www.wantaghlibrar y.org" www.wantaghlibrary.org. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Trustees shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District at the Administration Building, no later than March 25, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Vacancies on the Board of Trustees are not considered separate, specific offices, candidates run at large. Nominating petitions shall not describe any specific vacancy upon the Board for which the candidate is nominated, must be directed to the Clerk of the District, must be signed by at least (25) qualified voters of the District, must state the name and residence of each signer, and must state the name and residence of the candidate. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots will be obtainable during school business hours from the District Clerk at the Administration Office, 3301 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY beginning March 15, 2013 and at the Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY and on the Library website HYPERLINK "http://www.wantaghlibrary.or g" www.wantaghlibrar y.org. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days

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District beginning on April 18, 2013 and each day thereafter prior to the day set for the election, except Sunday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. prevailing time, and on Saturday, April 20, 2013 between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon prevailing time and at the polling place on the day of the vote. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law of the State of New York, the Board of Registration will meet on April 23, 2013 between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M., prevailing time, at the Wantagh Public Library to prepare the Register of the School District to be used at the School District election to be held in 2013, and any subsequent special district meetings that may be held after the preparation of said Register, placed on such Register provided that at such meeting of said Board of Registration he/she is known or proved to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the Library election for which said Register is prepared, or any special district meeting held after April 23, 2013. Elaine F. McGuigan, District Clerk Dated__________________ Wantagh Union Free School District Town of Hempstead County of Nassau, New York WSC 862 4T 3/7, 14, 21, 28

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MERRICK LIFE

THE CITIZEN

THE LEADER

1840 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566 • 378-5320 Fax: 378-0287 www.merricklife.com • www.bellmorelife.com • www.wantaghseafordcitizen.com • www.freeportbaldwinleader.com

E-MAIL YOUR AD TO: lmclass@optimum.net • DEADLINE FRIDAY AT 12 P.M. • CANCELLATIONS NO LATER THAN 12P.M. FRIDAY

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FIND WHAT YO U ’RE LOOKING FOR IN OUR CLASSIFIEDS

Child Care QUALITY CHILDCARE in a safe and loving environment. NYS licensed/ DSS accepted/Summerprogram. Meals included. Call 516-242-3785

Help Wanted ADVERTISING SALES Print and online Earn $$ and help your community, at the same time, will train. Please call Linda Toscano, Publisher, L&M Publications Community Newspapers lindatoscano12@yahoo.com 516-378-5320 Ext-19 F/T & P/T Experienced Dental receptionist wanted for modern general practice. Must have 1yr. Exp. Saturday a must. Office paperless & Digital. Fax Resume to 516804-5591 or email to receptionist@fleischerdentalgroup,com F/T COLLECTOR IN MERRICK. Collection agency seeks individual with strong communication skills, detail oriented team player. People person, Spanish speaking a plus. Send resume to: Michelle@statewide-credit.com or fax: 516-623-8030

CLEANING AVAILABLE House & Apartments Best rates in town. Monday-Saturday Excellent References. Honest, & Reliable. Own transportation. Years of Experience. Spring /Fall cleaning. 100% Guaranteed Call 516-455-8643

Rentals MERRICK BRAND NEW 1 BDR. APT. New EIK, Private entrance 2nd floor. Ready April 1st Call 516-410-3113

Rental Wanted BELLMORE ONLY! Looking for a house to rent with option to buy, with cash down. Mom & Adult son. No Pets. 516225-5618

Tutoring SAT PREP CLASSES N. Merrick. Semi -private four people per class 2 hour weekly sessions. All subjects covered each class. MARCH classes forming now!! Call 516-442-0638 for more information.

Vendors Wanted VENDORS ARE NEEDED For an indoor Spring Fair on Sunday, April 14, rain or shine. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282 and held at 160 West Merrick Road, Merrick. For more info. call 208-5253 or 868-7882

NYSCAN CLASSIFIED ADS

Adoption Your Ad Could Be Here!

Call 378-5320

ADOPT - Happily married couple wishes to adopt! We promise unconditional love, learning, laughter, wonderful neighborhood, extended family. Expenses paid. (Se habla espanol.)www.DonaldAndEst her.com. 1-800-965-5617

Auctions

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AUCTION CHEMUNG COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURES- 150+ Properties March 27 @11AM. Holiday Inn, Elmira, NY. 800243-0061 HAR, Inc. & AAR, Inc. Free brochure: www.NYSAUCTIONS.com

HOME HEALTH AIDES: Immediate Work! Free Training -Nassau /Suffolk. Sign-on Bonus, Paid Vacation, Paid In- Service, Direct Deposit...Nassau 516681-2300, Queens 718-4296565, Suffolk 631-654-0789, Bronx 718-741-9535

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV Authorized. Call 8882 0 1 - 8 6 5 7 www.CenturaOnline.com

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Business Opportunity Riverside Hotel and Bowling Center For Sale- Located in the Olympic Region of the Adirondacks, 8Lane Brunswick center, cosmic bowling and sound system, Qubica auto scoring & AMF SPC synthetic lanes installed 6 years ago, established leagues with 37 year annual tournament, turn key operation with many improvements - $300,000 www.riversidebowlinglanes.com (800) 9823747

Career Training VETERANS CAREER TRAINING- Use post 9/11 GI benefits to become professional tractor trailer driver. National Tractor Trailer School, Liverpool/Buffalo NY branch www.ntts.edu 800-243-9300 Consumer Information: www.ntts.edu/programs/disclosures

For Sale Pinelawn Cemetery Family Plot for 8* Greenlawn Division Section. 30 *4 Graves x2 Interments. Asking $14,000(over 20% savings) 347-680-2060.

Health BUY REAL VIAGRA, Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Propecia & more... FDA- Approved, U.S.A. Pharmacies. Next day delivery avaiable. Order online or by phone at viamedic.com, 800-467-0295

Help Wanted IMMEDITATE INTERVIEWS! Sales on behalf of VERIZON FIOS. No experience necessary. Training provided. Must have reliable transportation! Positions in Farmingdale and East Meadow Call 866-6659379. IMMEDIATE! News Editor/Reporter, North Shore of Suffolk County. Award Winning Weekly Newspaper Group. Email resume and clips to: rshapiro@tbrnewspapers.com or call Johness @ 631-751-7744

AIRLINES ARE HIRING ñTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-296-7093

Home Improvement HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. www.woodfordbros.com.Suffo lk Cty License #41959-H Nassau Cty License #H18G7160000

Lawn and Garden

Out of State Real Estate Sebastian, Florida Affordable custom factory constructed homes $45,900+, Friendly community, No Real Estate or State Income Taxes ,minutes to Atlantic Ocean. 772-5810080, www.beach-cove.com. Limited seasonal rentals

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Vacation Rentals

Call 378-5320

OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1800-638-2102. Online reservations: www.holidayoc.com

Wanted

Privacy Hedges- SPRING Blowout Sale! 6' Arborvitae (cedar) Reg. $129 Now $59. Beautiful, Bushy Nursery Grown. FREE Installation/ FREE Delivery! 518-536-1367 w w w. l o w c o s t t r e e s . c o m Limited Supply!

CASH for Coins! Buying ALL Gold & Silver. Also Stamps & Paper Money, Entire Collections, Estates. Travel to your home. Call Marc in NYC 1-800-959-3419

Land For Sale REPOS, SHORT SALES, BANKRUPT FARMS! SPRING LIQUIDATION! MARCH 23rd! 5 acres $12,900.10 acres - $19,900. 30 acres -$39,900. Southern upstate NY! Terms available! Call or click. (888) 905-8847. newyorklandandlakes.com

ATTENTION NEW ADVERTISERS Tax Preparers, Accountants, Tutors, Music instructors and

Legal REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS $975.00 Expd Attorney. Free Buy/Sell Guide. TRAFFIC / C R I M I N A L / E S TAT E S Richard H. Lovell, P.C., 10748 Cross Bay, Ozone Park, NY 11417 718 835-9300. LovellLawnewyork@gmail.com

Real Estate etc...

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With one simple call to our newspaper, you can tap into a network of more than 200 community newspapers, covering New York State. The most effective classified advertising you can buy. With NYSCAN you can cover the whole state, or select the regions you want to target.

ARE YOU A SENIOR HOME OWNER? Distressed by the high cost of home ownership? Seeking companionship at home? Needing help with some chores?

HOME SHARE/ LONG ISLAND May be able to help you! Home Share/Long Island links senior homeowner who have extra room in their homes with adults who need an affordable place to live. Personal interviews, background checks and reference investigations are provided. Possible matches are offered, but the decision is yours. For more information, call (516) 292 - 1300 Ext.2312 HomeShare/Long Island is a collaborative partnership with Family Service League, Intergenerational Strategies, and Family and Children’s Association. Family and Children’s Association acts in compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968


Worship With Us During Holy Week

All are welcome. Come join in the celebration of this holiest of Sundays and rejoice in the assurance of the Resurrection that you are loved indeed. Children’s Easter egg hunt on Palm Sunday after worship

The Friendly Little Church Around The Corner

Community Presbyterian Church

Grace Episcopal Church OF MASSAPEQUA

Welcomes You

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Easter Sunday March 31st 10 AM Service

Palm Sunday - March 24 8:00 am – Blessing of Palms & Holy Eucharist 10:00 am – Blessing of Palms in Parish Hall with a Procession to the Church & Holy Eucharist

1 block south of Sunrise, off Wynsum Ave. (Turn right just past Dunkin Donuts. Parking lot is on Wynsum Ave.) Fully Accessible

Child Care Available

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2101 William Place, Merrick • 378-7761 • www.cpcmerrick.org

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Good Friday - March 29 12:00 noon – The Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday - March 30 7:30 pm – The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday - March 31 8:00 am & 10:00 am - The Feast of the Resurrection

Easter Egg Hunt at 11:15 am

Grace Episcopal Church The Rev. Charles Colwell, Interim Rector 23 Cedar Shore Drive at Merrick Road Massapequa, New York 11758 (516) 798-1122 www.gracechurchmassapequa.org

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CHRIST IS RISEN Palm Sunday March 24th 10 AM Service

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Alleluia!

Weeek St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Parish observes Holy W

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Schedule ffrrom March 23rd - March 31st, 2013


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HELP WANTED REAL ESTATE SALES S.A.S. REAL ESTATE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH?

O wn e r s A s k : • My Deck - Do I Need A CO? • What Do Buyers Look For? • How Should I Stage My Home?

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Buyers Ask: • Is Everything in Working Order? • What Is The Lowest Rate For Morgage? • Are Prices Rising? • Are Rents Continuing to Skyrocket? • What Is Time Line For Sellers And Buyers?

Homes And Rentals Needed for S en i o r s a n d First Time Home BUYERS

Become An Exper t ! Join A #1 Staff That Has Been The Longest Established Local Realtor (1976 -2013) Welcome Stay-At-Home Moms S . A. S R e a l E s t a t e (516) 781 - 5050 • Info@sasrealestate.com


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