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Serving Bayville, the Brookvilles, Centre Island, Cold Spring Harbor, Cove Neck, East Norwich, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset and Woodbury

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Delia DeRiggi-Whitton

Race for open seat goes down to wire By David J. Criblez Photo by David J. Criblez

Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, played by Christine Jordan, talks with some Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts’ birthday party celebrates 100 year history By David J. Criblez

History was made at Sagamore Hill on Sunday, October 30th but it had nothing to do with Theodore Roosevelt. Over 1,500 Nassau County Girl Scouts between the ages of 5 and 18, gathered at the National Historic Site in Cove

Neck to celebrate their 100 years as an organization at a “Birthday Bash on the Bay.” The Girl Scouts with their troop leaders and volunteers were blessed with perfect fall weather after a storm ripped through the North Shore the day before. Activity stations were spread out across the property

where Girl Scouts from various troops throughout the county offered swaps and crafts (puppet critters, Chinese lanterns) while several organizations (Long Island Cares, Old Westbury Gardens, Cradle of Aviation) provided activities. “Today is a day to celebrate the tradition of Girl Scouting (Continued on page 5)

When Minority Leader of the Nassau County Legislature Diane Yatauro (D-Glen Cove) announced that she would not run for re-election, Republicans and Democrats started digging in their heels preparing for a battle. The 18th District seat has been greatly sought after by the Republicans and coveted by the Democrats who have held it since 2000. Vying for the seat are Republican candidate Robert Germino, 31, of Glen Cove and Democratic candidate Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, 43, of Glen Cove. The 18th District includes Bayville, Brookville, Centre Island, Lattingtown, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Old Brookville, part of Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Greenva-

le, Sea Cliff, part of Jericho, Old Westbury and Upper Brookville.

DELIA DeRIGGI-WHITTON Politics has been part of Delia DeRiggi-Whitton’s entire life. Her father, Judge Donald DeRiggi, is the former Mayor of Glen Cove. Four years ago, current Republican Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi crossed party lines and asked DeRiggi-Whitton to run for City Council. “In my house, politics was a way of life. It was instilled in me to always do the best for your community,” said DeRiggi-Whitton. “Running for office was not on my mind growing up. But I always enjoyed being community-oriented and helping other people.” When asked why she aligned herself with the Democratic Party, DeRiggi-Whitton said, “I’ve always been fiscally conservative but so(Continued on page 10)

1903 note from Yellowstone brings TR, the father, to life By David J. Criblez

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site received a special gift on Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday, Thursday, October 27th. Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, and Neil Mulholland, the National Park Foundation’s President and CEO, delivered a note from the 26th president to his five yearold son Quentin. The note, dated April 16, 1903, comes from Yellowstone Park in Wyoming where TR spent two weeks visiting during an eight-week western train tour. The National Park Service purchased the note for $25,000 at an auction with funds from a Theodore Roosevelt Association endowment fund. The note reads: “Blessed Quenty-quee, I love you very much.

Here is a picture of the mule that carries, among other things, my bang of clothes.” TR then doodled a cartoon of a pack mule. “There are about twenty mules in the pack train. They all follow one another in single file up and down the mountain paths and across the streams.” The notecard was presented to Sagamore Hill Superintendent Tom Ross at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in front of a crowd of children. “This is a historically significant note card from TR to his son Quentin Roosevelt. It’s my responsibility to protect it and make it available for people to see and appreciate,” said Ross. “I hope you remember the importance of taking care of special places and special things.” Speaking directly to the chil-

Photo by Pat Strassberg

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Teddy Roosevelt re-enactor Jim Foote, left, examines the historic note from the President to his son, Quentin, held out by National Park Foundation President and CEO Neil Mulholland.

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis told children to follow TR’s example.

Roosevelt remembered with wreath ceremony By David J. Criblez

Photo by David J. Criblez

President Theodore Roosevelt’s 153rd birthday was commemorated with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Youngs Memorial Ceremony in Oyster Bay Cove.

Since 1919, President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday has been commemorated with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at his gravesite. In the early years heads of state, kings, queens and governors traveled to Youngs Memorial Cemetery in Oyster Bay Cove every October 27th. “The tradition was started by the American Legion’s Quentin Roosevelt Post No. 4. It has evolved and now [on TR’s 153rd birthday] it is focusing on the children of the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School,” said Town of Oyster Bay Historian John Hammond, who served as emcee for last Thursday’s event, although stormy weather kept Cub Scout Pack 253 and TR Elementary schoolers away.

Representatives such as Town of Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes Jim Stefanich, Captain Roger Curry, Navigator of USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71, Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, Tom Ross, Superintendent of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Ed Molenhoff, President of Youngs Mermorial Cemetery Association all gathered outside TR’s grave to pay homage to the 26th president. Addressing the crowd, Stefanich announced, “TR was one of our most significant presidents. He was an innovative individual, peace loving but at the same time he was a staunch defender of the United States of America and a believer in being strong, prepared and react when appropriate. He was also a big advocate for world peace.” (Continued on page 5)

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LV Chamber Honors Kaye Weninger at Coe Hall By David J. Criblez

Photo by Pat Strassberg

(From left) Kaye Weninger accepts her Medal of Recognition from LV Chamber President Len Margolis at Coe Hall on Friday, October 28th. has developed today to educate are: Painting through Peace, Music for Peace, the Lady Liberty Ball and currently she is working on a sculpture contest honoring the Statue of Liberty’s 125 anniversary. Weninger accepted her Medal of Recognition from current Chamber President Len Margolis as a token of their appreciation for all that she has done for the Chamber and the Locust Valley community. “We have come here tonight to show our appreciation to Kaye Weninger - a

person who in my opinion is the face and force of Locust Valley,” said Margolis. “She gives tirelessly of her time and energy to the betterment and beautification of our wonderful hamlet. Many projects in Locust Valley would not have been completed without her perseverance.” Today, Weninger is working on renovating the World War II monument at the Locust Valley Fire Department. She also sits on the board of directors for the Matinecock Neighborhood Association as the Vice-President.

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The Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural “Evening of Recognition” at Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay on Friday, October 28th. Former Chamber president Kaye Weninger was being honored for all the time and dedication she has put into the Locust Valley community over the years. Weninger was recognized for the variety of projects she has completed including: the renovation of Thomas Park, installation of antique lampposts in the village, erecting the 9/11 Memorial and for transforming the town for all the seasons and events each year. Additionally, over the past five years, Weninger has rekindled a charity in Locust Valley called Operation Democracy, which was originally formed in 1947. The organization’s mission is to spread the concept of freedom and democracy around the world through peace and goodwill. Some of the Operation Democracy programs she

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The undefeated Oak Neck Falcons Senior Football team (7th & 8th graders) went head-to-head with the undefeated Glen Cove Cardinals for the last game of the season at Centre Island Beach Field in Bayville on Sunday, October 30th. The Falcons had an overwhelming victory defeating Glen Cove 50-27 solidifying their perfect season record at 8-0. Coached by John Pedrangleu, the team contains nine players (Jake Tranior, Owen Trepeta, Tyler Liantonio, Joe Carney, Colin McBride, Johnny Famiglietti, Dylan Coddington, Johnny Pedrangleu and Paulie Pedrangleu) that have been together since 2004. The Falcons will now face the Bethpage Eagles in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday, November 13th at Centre Island Beach Field (time to be determined).

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Fireman for a day in Locust Valley The Locust Valley Fire Department hosted its annual Fire Prevention Day and Community Open House on Sunday, October 30th at the Locust Valley Firehouse. Fire truck rides were offered to children and their parents as well as fire prevention and equipment demonstrations, snacks and giveaways for all to enjoy. Picture above, five year-old Frankie Pistone of Locust Valley (right) has a blast operating a real firehouse with the help of Locust Valley fireman Jim Bonislawski.




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Friends of the Bay announces completion of Watershed Action Plan

Friends of the Bay Executive Director Patricia Aitken discusses the completion of a Watershed Action Plan. trail, is being designed for Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbors. This trail will encourage environmentally friendly recreational and cultural tourism, which will help to bring money to our local businesses. 3.) The Long Island Sound Study just last week awarded funding for the engineering design for phase one of the restoration of Mill River - Beekman Creek. This will provide habitat restoration, fish passage, public access, as well as environmental educational opportunities in Oyster Bay. “When the Town spearheaded the formation of the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee in 2010 to bring together all of the municipalities and other stakeholders to develop a coordinated approach to the management and protection of this valuable environmental resource, one of the committee’s primary responsibilities was to support Friends of the Bay in the development of the Watershed Action Plan,” said Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jim Stefanich. “Now that the plan is complete, the committee will work with Friends of the Bay in implementing the projects outlined in the plan. As one of the last viable shellfishing harbors on Long Island, Oyster Bay Harbor has helped shape the local economy, culture and history.” “The Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex is one of the jewels of the Long Island Sound ecosystem,” said Mark Tedesco, Director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound Office. “The Watershed Action Plan provides a blueprint for its protection and enhancement for future generations.” The Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex is the cleanest estuary in western Long Island Sound and is a vital ecological, economic and recreational resource. Friends of the Bay recognized the need to address the water resource issues of the Oyster Bay/ Cold Spring Harbor estuary complex using a watershed-based approach. This Watershed Action Plan was

developed in two phases – a State of the Watershed Report and Watershed Action Plan, following an approach endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources for developing watershed-based plans. “Experience has shown that an effective effort to protect the sensitive natural resources in our surface waters requires planning on a watershed basis,” said Peter A. Scully, Regional Director for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. “The value of the important water quality monitoring work performed by Friends of the Bay is well-recognized, but the Watershed Action Plan has taken the group to a whole new level. Collaboration between stakeholder groups and government agencies is of critical importance, and the formation of the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee should help to shift efforts to protect this important harbor complex into high gear.” Funding for the Watershed Action Plan and State of the Watershed Report was received from the Long Island Community Foundation, Rauch Foundation, Town of Oyster Bay and the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, as well as private donors to Friends of the Bay. This funding structure represents an effective and efficient leveraging of private and government funding to accomplish on the ground environmental work. The Watershed Action Plan is comprehensive in its description of existing water quality and watershed conditions, including assets, impairments and threats, as well as in its identification and prioritization of actions needed to protect and restore water resource. Comprehensive regional watershed based planning helps protect embayments, wetlands and watershed resources. It ensures that valuable and sensitive natural resources are identified and protected through a proactive process that provides for appropriate development and land conservation in a given drainage area. Mitigation of stormwater pollution and treatment of sewage are examples of watershed-related issues that cut across jurisdictional boundaries. For this reason, inter-municipal cooperation, consistency and coordination are essential elements of effective watershed based planning and natural resource protection.

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Patricia Aitken, Executive Director of Friends of the Bay, announced the completion of a Watershed Action Plan for the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary and Watershed at a press conference held at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay on Thursday, October 27th. “Our organization has a proud heritage of being a voice for the marine environment. Friends of the Bay is looking to the future, to watershed planning and restoration projects and the continuation and expansion of our water quality monitoring program,” she said. Aitken commented on the great natural beauty of the harbor and its many natural attributes. “It is a State designated Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat, an Outstanding Coastal Area, a Long Island Sound Study Stewardship Site, a National Wildlife Refuge and is designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. Within this watershed is the internationally renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a Presidential home and gravesite, the first Audubon songbird sanctuary in the nation, Planting Fields and Bailey Arboretum, the Oyster Bay Historic Society, Raynham Hall and the train station used by President Roosevelt,” she said. Aitken continued: “It is home to a sustainable shellfish industry, supplying up to 90% of New York State’s oysters and 35% of the hard clams. For a small area, there is an incredible diversity of history and culture. We at Friends of the Bay take our responsibility as a guardian of this watershed very seriously. We feel we have a responsibility not just to the local community, but indeed to the nation.” The Watershed Action Plan recommended several priority actions to be undertaken that are most critical to the success of the plan and will have the greatest benefit to water resource conditions in the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex and its watershed. 1.) A Protection Committee, composed of the 18 municipalities within the watershed is in formation. Intermunicipal protection committees are very effective in encouraging watershed wide actions to protect water quality and the environment at the municipal level. By combining the resources of local municipalities and an independent non-profit, greater efficiency in government can be attained, as well as better protection for the environment. 2.) A blueway, or kayak


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Aren’t we better than this?


lthough Halloween has passed we are still left with a few scares and some creepers as Election Day approaches. While this should be the season of fresh ideas and new approaches, Nassau County residents are bogged down with negativity and trash talk. Candidates running for office seem to be too busy telling you who not to vote for instead of promoting their own agendas. With each trip to the mailbox, we are bombarded with overblown campaign material from candidates slogging their opponents and the heat is coming from both sides of the fence. In regards to the 18th District Nassau County Legislature race, residents are told by the Republicans: “TAXPAYER ALERT! Delia DeRiggi-Whitton wants to raise taxes 39%!� complete with faces of people frowning. Meanwhile the Democrats are trying to promote “Robert Germino’s Billionaire Bailout� filled with images of piles of cash and stacked gold bars.

Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs’ re-election campaign signs have been disappearing and defaced while Republican signs have been left intact. According to the Republicans we have to vote “no� on DeRiggi-Whitton because “we can’t afford her.� On the other hand, the Democrats declare Germino “an arrogant politician we can’t trust.� Really? Is this the best we can do? What both parties never understand is that this type propaganda is

what makes people stay home on Election Day and not want to get involved in the process. This reaction causes a real disconnect in local communities and all communication breaks down. To make matters worse, we have a new game on the North Shore call “trash the political signs.� Candidates who have spent their campaign funds on creating signs to get their name out there are being cut up and defaced throughout the county. We also have signs that are stolen as well. This is quite an example we are setting for our youth. The question is: when is this “TASTES GREAT! LESS FILLING!� debate going to end? The Republican/ Democratic merry-go around is getting old and the passengers are dizzy and want to get off. This county is never going to solve its problems until both sides collectively raise the white flag and start working together. It’s high time we stop the name-calling and start focusing on solutions. – David J. Criblez

The Boutique

A park we can be proud of To the Editor: Town Supervisor John Venditto and the Town Board came through on their promise. On behalf of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Youth Athletic Association (OB-ENYAA), we would like to thank Supervisor Venditto and the entire Town Board – Rebecca Alesia, Chris Coschignano, Elizabeth Faughnan, Steve Labriola, Anthony Macagnone, Joe Muscarella, Joe Pinto and Jim Stefanich - for the wonderful new multi-purpose field, plus the improvements to the baseball fields and surrounding areas at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. This was a project which began about three years ago when OB-EN sports groups from baseball, football, soccer and lacrosse banded together and worked closely with the TOB officials and all of our local OB-EN community groups to ensure we not only got a magnificent athletic complex for the kids in our community, but that we also did so with involvement from every group to ensure that all of the concerns were addressed in a reasonable manner, especially when it related to the environment. A special thanks to Deputy Supervisor Len Genova for his guidance and support over the past several years. We also greatly appreciate the efforts of Parks Commissioner Byrne and Highways Commissioner Betz to help get the job done. This is a perfect example of our local community and its leaders identifying a need, then coming together

and working with Town officials to get something done to improve the quality of life in our great Town of Oyster Bay. Our community now has brand new state-of-the-art turf and grass fields added to the other athletic courts in the park that we can all be very proud of for years to come, which should enhance the greater Theodore Roosevelt Park outdoor experience for all of us, young and old. Thanks again to Supervisor Venditto and all of the TOB officials who made this all possible! BOB SANTOS OB-EN YOUTH ATHLETIC ASSOC.

What most people in Bayville don’t know To the Editor: The last thing Bayville needs in this economy is another closed retailer. But that possibility is very real for the owners of the Gulf station on Ludlam Avenue, the village’s only gas station and car repair facility. The EPA is requiring this location to dig up its gas tanks and replace them with new ones in the very near future at a projected cost of about $400,000. This is a huge number for one station to absorb and so, to offset some of the expense, the owner would like to begin selling coffee, snacks and cigarettes. The problem is that a Bayville individual who owns two delis in town does not want the competition and has posted a misleading petition for residents to sign. This petition warns

of a Mini-Mart (a.k.a. 7-11) attempting to open and that is so far from the truth. The intimation is that the Gulf station plans to sell groceries, sandwiches and other significant items that would represent serious competition to the delis. Not so! What service station have you been to that does not have coffee and cigarettes? And what is so wrong about good old American competition? To settle this matter it behooves both parties to meet with and negotiate the items the gas station will sell. If the situation is not resolved to the mutual satisfaction of each party, a court will no doubt side with the Gulf station if indeed it goes that far. The simple fact is that from a convenience and personal safety point of view, Bayville (and Centre Island) need a local gas station. During the recent tropical storm Hurricane Irene more than double the average number of residents pulled in for gas. Do we all need to drive to the Hess station every time we need gas? If you don’t want that, then let the mayor and village board members know how you feel at (516) 628-1439. NAME WITHHELD UPON REQUEST

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OB Man arrested for burglary and assault

Saturday, November 5th

The Second Squad of the Nassau County Police Department reports the details of an arrest for Burglary and Assault that occurred on Saturday, October 29th at 4:55 AM in Oyster Bay. According to detectives, a 45 yearold male victim was asleep in his locked bedroom when he heard a loud bang at the door. He awoke to find the defendant Bernardo Rubilar, 45, of Oyster Bay standing over him with a sharp object. The defendant cut the victim on the left forearm and fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. After subsequent investigation, the defendant was located and arrested without incident. The defendant is charged with Burglary 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. He was arraigned at the First District Court in Hempstead on October 30th.

OBITUARY GUNTHER E. FAAS Gunther E. Faas of Lattingtown died on October 27th at age 79. Husband of Colletta, he was the father of Tyrone (Norma) and grandfather of Andrew. A Funeral Service, under the direction of Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home in Glen Cove, was held at the Locust Valley Reformed Church officiated by Rev. Paul Quevedo followed by interment at Locust Valley Cemetery. For more information, visit: www.

■Think Long Island First, located inside Buckingham Variety on Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay, will host a “Knitting Circle - Potluck Lunch� from 11 AM - 2 PM. A group of novice and expert knitters, fiber artists, weavers, and spinners will meet at the store for a few hours of pattern swapping, exchanging ideas and just pure fun. ■ Harvest Moon Celebration to benefit the Oyster Bay Historical Society, featuring auctions, raffles, music, food and drink, will be held at the Historical Society from 7-11 PM. For more information, call (516) 922-5032 or visit: ■ The 6th annual A Cappella Collegiate Challenge will be held at the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center at 8 PM. Adult tickets are $10, seniors and students are $5. For more information, call Kristi Halpern from Friends of the OBHS PAC at (516) 922-6191. ■ Cupcake Camp to benefit Butterflies of Hope -All are welcome for delicious cupcakes, prizes, auctions, and more. Held at the First Presbyterian Church (across from The Life Enrichment Center) in Oyster Bay from 2-6 PM.

Sunday, November 6th ■Portledge School, located at 355 Duck Pond Road in Locust Valley, will hold an Open House from Noon to 2 PM. All are invited to tour the pastoral 60-acre campus, meet students, faculty, and alumni, ask questions, and discover “The Portledge Experience.� To register or for

more information or directions, call the Admissions Department: Michael Coope at (516) 750-3202 or Leigh Farrell at (516) 750-3203 or visit

Thursday, November 10th â– The Friends of the New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design have assembled a three-part lecture series at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion focused on this unique American family and the imprint they left on the North Shore using rarely seen views of the houses and family. Part One: The du Ponts Houses and Gardens in the Brandywine by Maggie Lidz will be held on November 10th. Cocktails will be served in the Receiving Room at 6 PM with a lecture in the Ballroom at 6:30 PM followed by Coffee with the authors in the library. There is a $20 suggested donation for each lecture. Donations will fund the Friends programs. RSVP required. Reply to or call (516) 6867676.

Sunday, November 13th ■Holiday Boutique to benefit the Italian-American Club’s Ladies Auxiliary with a variety of vendors, raffles and refreshments at the ItalianAmerican Club on Summit Street in Oyster Bay from Noon to 5 PM. All are welcome.

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Scouts celebrate 100 years

Note sheds light on TR, the father (Continued from page 1) dren, Jarvis described a recent trip he took to Yellowstone Park with his son. “We were hiking along and we heard this rumble coming through the trees. It was 150 Bison running towards us,” he said. “You can go to a national park and experience that yourself all because of Theodore Roosevelt. He had the vision to set aside these extraordinary places.” Jarvis then encouraged the students to write a note — to be put on display at Sagamore Hill — about an experience they had with their father, mother, grandparent, aunt or uncle. TR re-enactor Jim Foote addressed the children in character. “Do you work hard in school? (“Yes!” they responded enthusiastically) Well, it’s just as important that you play hard,” he said as TR. “It’s very important that we protect our natural resources for the generations tocome like your great-grandchildren.” Before the end of the ceremony, the students sang “Happy Birthday” to Theodore Roosevelt.

Ceremony marks TR’s birthday (Continued from page 1) Ross and Jarvis decorated TR’s grave with a wreath from Sagamore Hill. “President Roosevelt stands as the model for conservation today for all of our leaders. Every president since Roosevelt has attempted to live up to the conservation work that he did. He set aside 230 million acres in some form of preservation and protection including a great number of national parks,” said Jarvis. “Today the stewardship and legacy of the National Park Service is built upon his work. We have 395 units of the NPS and we have become the conservation model for the world.” A Presidential Wreath from the White House was laid beside TR’s grave by Captain Curry and Lt. Commander Michael Van Horn – Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support Center followed by a moment of silence. The program was cut short due to the rain.

Jordan, spoke about how she saw the impact that boy scouting was making in England and around the world and she knew that there needed to be a scouting program for girls in the United States. “I felt the girls needed to experience the same things as the Boy Scouts. Girl scouting is all about living by the rules, making good friends and learning very important life skills,” said Jordan as Low. “I knew I had something very special indeed. From the looks of you today it certainly proves that I was right.” Ceravolo was a Brownie as a young girl and she went through the Girl Scout program up to high school and found it to be quite beneficial. “I got a sense of friendship and what it means to be a leader. In fact I’m still friends with a girl from my Brownie troop,” she said proudly. “I want these girls to have a great time today and see that they are part of the big Girl Scout movement. I want them to understand that Girl Scouts is something that is beyond their own troop. Maybe they will pick up some new ideas along the way.” For info, visit: www.gsnc. org or call (516) 741-2550.


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“Qualified” - Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission • Principal Law Clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice Randy Sue Marber, managing a Supreme Court trial part for five years • General Practice of Law for over 23 years in the areas of civil litigation, real estate law, matrimonial and family law, personal injury, wills, estates and trusts law • Graduate of The John Marshall Law School and Queens College of the City University of New York • Nassau County Women's Bar Association Board Member • Member of New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and Nassau/Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association • Endorsed by Democratic Party, Working Families Party, CSEA Region One Long Island and Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 Vote Row A or Row D


Girl Scouts of Nassau County, accepted a ceremonial lantern from Julia Gherardi of Bayville Troop 208, led by Anne Gherardi and Wendy Pierno. The lantern was from the Boys Scouts of Suffolk County who celebrated their 100th anniversary last year. Troop 208 was chosen to pass along the message of good wishes. The Girls Scouts celebration was also a birthday party for Juliette Gordon Low whose 151st birthday was on October 31st and Theodore Roosevelt’s 153rd birthday was celebrated on October 27th. Theodore Roosevelt reenactor Jim Foote portrayed the 26th president, who was the first Vice President of the Boy Scouts and the first citizen scout. “In order to be a good American, first you must be a good citizen. Scouting helps you become a good citizen thus a good American,” said Foote as TR. “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat” Low, played by Christine Paid for by Friends of Joe Lorintz for Supreme Court


Judy Jacobs is fighting to protect our tax dollars. Judy Jacobs strongly opposed the scheme to borrow $410 million at taxpayers’ expense to build a new Coliseum. She successfully fought to stop pay raises for county leaders. Judy has the experience to help restore Nassau’s financial health. As Presiding Officer, she regained the county’s A+ bond rating and held the line on taxes the responsible way — by eliminating waste and creating more efficiencies in government. Judy Jacobs is fighting to keep us, and our families, safe. Judy Jacobs has fought for improved traffic safety in all parts of the district. She has gotten new traffic lights at dangerous intersections, new street signs, better street lighting in downtown areas, and she is fighting the proposal to eliminate two police precincts.

Judy Jacobs is fighting to protect our health and preserve our environment. Judy Jacobs has fought to protect out environment. She has preserved open space, recreational areas and other environmentally sensitive areas. She is working to maintain the character of our communities and to protect our air and water quality and safeguard the health of our families.

On Election Day, go to the end of the ballot line for Judy — she goes to the end of the line for you.

Judy Jacobs is endorsed by: • New York League of Conservation Voters • Sierra Club • Sheriff Officers Association • Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association • CSEA, Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO • Superior Officers Association, Police Department, County of Nassau • Planned Parenthood of Nassau County • Police Benevolent Association Police Department County of Nassau, NY • Nassau County Detectives’ Association Incorporated

On November 8th, Re-Elect Judy Jacobs, our Nassau County Legislator. From our community. Fighting for our community. Democratic, Working Families and Independence Parties Paid for by Friends of Judy Jacobs


(Continued from page 1) and we are looking forward to another 100 years. It’s about being a sister to every Girl Scout and being kind & courteous to everyone,” said Marie Rauch, Director of Program Services for Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We have something to offer everyone!” At the opening ceremony, adult volunteers Cat Colvin of Oyster Bay – winner of the Juliette Gordon Low Award of Distinction and Cynthia Friedman of Floral Park – winner of the Cynthia Friedman of Floral Park brought in the American flag, which was raised as the Girl Scouts chorus sang the national anthem. Sherry Justus, Chief of Interpretation, Visitor Services and Natural Resources, welcomed the Girl Scouts to Sagamore Hill and explained how Theodore Roosevelt Jr.’s wife Eleanor served as the President of the Girl Scouts Council for Greater New York from 1937-42. “TR used to say ‘Keep your eyes on the stars but keep your feet on the ground.’ I could think of no better advice to the 3.2 million girls and adults that keep the spirit of the Girl Scouts alive.” Donna Ceravolo, CEO of


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★ ★ ★ ELECTION 2011 ★ ★ ★ candidates running for Nassau County Legislators, Town of Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, TOB Town Clerk, TOB Receiver of Taxes and TOB Town Council members, among other posi-

Residents throughout Nassau County will be casting their votes on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, at their designated polling place from 6 AM-9 PM for their choice of

tions. However, due to space limitations, the Guardian is only publishing profiles of the candidates that directly govern our readership area. (Compiled by David J. Criblez)

TOWN OF OYSTER BAY SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES: John Capobianco & John Venditto OYSTER BAY TOWN SUPERVISOR (2-Year Term) There is no limit to the number of terms the supervisor can serve. The supervisor is responsible for implement-

ing, executing and enforcing all legislative actions of the Town Board and for the preparation, evaluation and recommendations of reports, information and material for Town Board actions. The chief officer and treasurer of the town,


JOHN VENDITTO* Republican John Venditto took office on January 1, 1998, as the 59th Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay. To help protect and preserve the characteristics of communities throughout the Town of Oyster Bay, the Supervisor has initiated a series of hamlet plans that focus on the current and long-range growth and development for our communities. He prides himself on protecting TOB neighborhoods from overdevelopment through comprehensive planning. As Town Supervisor, Venditto has focused on improving and expanding Town parks and preserving open space through the Town’s SEA Fund Program. Through these two bonds, the Town has acquired more than 100 acres of land and undertaken a variety of park improvements, including new playing fields, two new community centers, and refurbishing pools and basketball courts. At the Supervisor’s direction, the Town has also undertaken an unprecedented renovation and building of Town parks, beaches and community playgrounds. During his tenure, Venditto has protecting the Town in other ways as well. He rid the Town of so-called “adult entertainment” establishments. He created “Next Generation”

housing zoning to help make home ownership a reality for first time homebuyers, making the Town of Oyster Bay the first municipality in the country to have such a zoning designation. To help seniors stay in the communities they helped build, he created more than 1,038 new units of affordable senior housing. He also expanded property tax exemptions for seniors, as well as veterans and physically challenged, and provided grants to moderate and low-income seniors and the physically challenged to finance much-needed home repairs and modifications. In addition to preserving open space, Venditto has taken the lead on other environmental fronts. He played an active role in the development and growth of the Town’s award-winning S.O.R.T. recycling program and S.T.O.P. household hazardous waste disposal program and initiated the

he serves on the Town Board with six elected-at-large Town Council members. The management of all departments and agencies is subject to his direction and he is the legal representative and spokesman for the town. (*Incumbent)

Electronic Waste Recycling Program. He formed the Green Energy Task force to develop and implement clean energy programs and initiatives throughout the Town. Under his leadership, the Town took a major step in protecting land within the Town’s Special Groundwater Protection Area (SGPA) with the creation of an Aquifer Protection Overlay (APO) District and a Recreation District and the rezoning of certain properties to the new Recreation District or to a lower density residential district. Venditto was educated in Massapequa public schools. He earned his B.A. with a major in political science at St. John’s University and his Juris Doctor at St. John’s University School of Law. He is involved in a number of community and fraternal organizations, including Columbus Lodge #2143, Order Sons of Italy in America, the American Committee on Italian Migration, Massapequa American Legion Post #1066, Mid Island Lodge #828 Knights of Pythias and Massapequa B.P.O. Elks Lodge #2162, to name a few. A lifelong resident of Massapequa, Venditto and his wife Christine have three children: Michael, Nicholas and Joanna.

John Capobianco is a self-employed bonsai artist, martial artist and tennis instructor. A lifelong resident of the Farmingdale area (except for one year on Old Westbury), he graduated Farmingdale High School and went directly into the business world. Starting as a market research interviewer, he then became a shift supervisor and the Computer Operations Manager for MKTG, Inc. After leaving MKTG, Inc. he went to Scalamandre Silks as their MIS Director. While there he designed their inventory control system, oversaw the transfer of a 40,000-piece inventory to a new facility, and computerized the credit department. While working on the New York State Fire Gas Toxicity reporting requirements, he designed a format for reporting that was adopted as NYS Standard. While working at Scalamandre Silks he started training in the art of Jiu Jitsu and his love of horticulture was transformed into a passion for the art of bonsai. Capobianco continued his studies in Jiu Jitsu, eventually earning a 3rd Degree Black Belt in the art and became a certified instructor. Eventually he opened his own martial arts school, teaching selfdefense to children and adults, as well as offering

outside programming to the East Rockaway Recreation Department, the Valley Stream Civilian Patrol, Tridecca, SILK, Bias Help LI, and various Cub Scout Packs. After apprenticing for a number of years at Jiusan Bonsai, he was hired as the manager and eventually purchased the nursery. He is now the bonsai artist and instructor at Suburban Bonsai in Dix Hills, curator of the bonsai collection at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck and bonsai instructor at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Fed up with problems with school taxes in Farmingdale, Capobianco became active in the Farmingdale School District, serving on the Howitt Middle School Traffic Safety Committee, eventually running for a seat of the Farmingdale Board of Education. Elected in 2008 and re-elected while running unopposed in 2011, he is starting his second term of

service, and is serving on the Legislative Action Committee and the Special Education Committee. Also recognizing the housing dilemma in the Town of Oyster Bay, Capobianco became active with the Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale, which led to his involvement with the Discover Farmingdale Project. He is now a founding member of the Greater Farmingdale Community Land Trust, Inc. - a non-profit organization looking to create affordable housing for the younger people, seniors and working class families in the Town of Oyster Bay. His involvement in these projects led to his being asked by Mayor George (Butch) Starkie to serve on the Village of Farmingdale Downtown Revitalization Committee. The Village has received a grant to studying the economic, infrastructure and zoning issues in the Village as we craft a Master Plan to revitalize the downtown area, which has been languishing since the opening of the Sunrise Mall in the 1970s. If elected, Capobianco hopes to create the conditions in the Town of Oyster Bay to foster tax relief, control spending, root out waste and fraud, bring sustainable growth to the town while being sensitive to its environmental needs.

TOWN OF OYSTER BAY TOWN CLERK CANDIDATES: Michael Canzoneri & Steven Labriola OYSTER BAY TOWN CLERK (2-Year Term) The Town Clerk is elected every two years and has the task of maintaining all town records and recording

vital statistics. The minutes of all Town Board meetings and public hearings, as well as preparation of the Town Board Calendar, are under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Town Clerk. The town clerk’s office is also re-

sponsible for the issuance of licenses and permits such as shellfish, peddlers, parking, disabled parking, beach, taxi- cab, tow car, birth certificates, marriage licenses and death transcripts. (*Incumbent)

MICHAEL CANZONERI Democrat Michael Canzoneri is a longtime resident of Massapequa. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The City College in NYC in 1976. He majored in TV and film production. “I come from a blue collar working family, and I have a strong union background over the years working in the film industry on major TV films such as ‘Senior Trip’ that featured Scott Baio and for Newsday’s collating and press union for eight years,” Canzoneri stated. He worked as an art substitute teacher in the

Massapequa and Levittown Schools. Currently he teaches driver’s education for a private company that serves multiple school districts throughout Nassau and Suffolk County. When asked why he wants to become Town

Clerk, Canzoneri said, “I feel the current administration has become complacent in their attitude and actions. I would work to trim expenses so the cost of running the Town Clerk’s office could be reduced to lessen the tax burden of fellow residents.” Canzoneri is a single parent, whose daughter attends college, studying liberal arts. He is a member of the Independence Party. He had been a registered Democrat but he was looking forward to the prospect of a third political party when he joined the Independence Party.

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOV. 8TH Polls are open 6 am to 9 pm

STEVEN L. LABRIOLA* Republican Steven L. Labriola was elected Oyster Bay Town Clerk in 2003. Prior to his service in Town government, he was a member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 12th Assembly District for seven years. On a daily basis, the Office of the Town Clerk provides many direct services to the more than 295,000 residents of the Town of Oyster Bay. Recognizing the increasing importance of computers, Town Clerk Labriola has computerized operations and improved systems, procedures and equipment. His efforts have resulted in increased operating efficiency. He has also made his office more accessible by instituting twice monthly evening hours at both the Oyster Bay and Massapequa Town Clerk offices for the convenience of his constituents. In the position of Town Clerk, Labriola is responsible for a variety of tasks. As the Recording Secretary to the Town Board, he sees to it that the minutes of all Town Board meetings are recorded and properly maintained. As the Custodian of Town Records, he is responsible for all active files, storage and disposition of inactive records and the maintenance of archival material, as well as the safekeeping of Town historical and legal documents such as the First Purchase Deed drawn in 1653. As Licensing Commissioner, his office issues a wide range of licenses and permits including dog, shellfish, peddlers, parking, waste remov-

al, taxi, tow car, hunting and fishing. In his capacity as the Registrar of Vital Statistics, Labriola is responsible for maintaining a complete and accurate record of all births, marriages and deaths that occur in the Town. He is also an appointed Marriage Officer, in which capacity he is able to perform civil ceremonies. Town Clerk Labriola serves as the Town’s Records Access Officer handling requests for information under the Freedom of Information (FOIL) Law, which allows the public access to certain Town records. Additionally, his office serves as a United States Passport Acceptance Facility where citizens may apply for, or renew, their passports. In order to promote energy efficiency, a cleaner environment and to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Labriola introduced a program that will provide, at no cost, “green” public parking and beach permits to Town residents who drive a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle. His office developed an informational brochure which

advises residents about what to do should they need a tow. Labriola takes an active role in local civic, fraternal and small business groups. He is a member of the Order of Sons of Italy in America, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Pythias, Kiwanis Club, Crown Village Civic Association and has been involved as a Big Brother of Nassau County Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He is also a member of the Long Island Housing Partnership Task force on Foreclosure Prevention and the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators and was recently appointed as an Advisory Board Member of Broadlawn Manor, a facility which provides skilled nursing, sub-acute services and rehabilitation, dedicated Alzheimer’s disease/dementia related services, adult day services and an adult home with an Alzheimer’s specialty. He has worked extensively with the volunteer fire departments, police, youth and senior programs in the district, as well as the Nassau Country Traffic Safety Board. Labriola attended St. John’s University where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Government, Politics, and Public Administration. He was born and raised in Massapequa Park and educated in Massapequa public schools. He currently resides in Massapequa with his wife and two daughters.

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★ ★ ★ ELECTION 2011 ★ ★ ★ TOWN OF OYSTER BAY RECEIVER OF TAXES CANDIDATES: James J. Stefanich & Karl L. Viveiros OYSTER BAY TOWN RECEIVER OF TAXES (4-Year Term) The Receiver of Taxes office handles the billing of property taxes on more than 100,000 parcels of land in the Town and acts as a collection agency for the State (Supreme Court), County, Town, special district and school district taxes based upon budgets adopted by the respective municipal authorities. In addition to the billing and receiving, the Receiver of Taxes Office has the responsibility of maintaining records and maps of each parcel of land in the Town. (*Incumbent)

KARL L. VIVEIROS Democrat A long time resident of the Massapequas, Karl L. Viveiros recently moved to Farmingdale. When he first came to Long Island, his first job was as a security guard. A year later he went to work for the Nassau County Parks and Recreation Department. He also worked at a Check Cashing store in Carle Place for about three years handling hundreds of thousands of dollars per week, always balancing the books. In 1996, he went to work for the Nassau County Board of Elections and he’s still there today. A community oriented person, Viveiros is a member of the Knights of Colum-

bus of Massapequa Park, a member of the Willard Sylvan Grove #250 Masonic Brotherhood Organization and a member of the Knights of Malta. He is also a Certified Computer Technician from Suburban Technical School “My involvement in politics started in the early ‘90

with my relatives in the local community,” said Viveiros. “If elected as the Receiver of Taxes, I will be a team player, I will be the eyes and ears of the residents bringing the complaints and concerns of the community to the Town Board level.” Viveiros feels the bottom line is the Town of Oyster Bay taxes are too high and going up every year. “The problem is there’s no solutions for job creations and affordable housing for the young generations to work and live here together with the seniors,” he said. “If elected, I will work with my colleagues and see that we do something about that.”

JAMES J. STEFANICH* Republican As a systems analyst, project leader and adjunct college professor, Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich brings a wealth of professional and life experiences to his position. A Syosset resident for over 25 years, Receiver Stefanich is active in his community and feels his strengths are well suited to his responsibilities. Receiver Stefanich was first elected to office in 1999. With more than 32 years of experience in systems analysis and design, project management, mechanical and electronics engineering, and computer information systems, he has helped move the TOB Tax Office to the cutting edge of computer technology. Since taking office, Receiver Stefanich says one of his greatest accomplishments has been significantly increasing the level of automation in the Receiver’s office, allowing the staff to do more work effectively with-

out having to increase staff size. The Receiver’s office has done much community outreach over the past five years, informing residents of easier ways to understand and pay their tax bills. Among the other procedures and systems he has introduced to help make the Tax Office more responsive to residents is the first fully integrated on-line tax viewing and tax payment system in New York State. Using this system, residents can, from the convenience of their homes, pay their taxes by credit card or a personal checking account.

Stefanich oversees an entire office that handles the billing of property taxes on more than 100,000 parcels of land in the Town. Continuing efficiency and accuracy in the office is of utmost importance. To that end, he recently installed a new-state-of-the-art bulk tax payment processor with the ability to quickly scan and read checks, as well as verify all bill numbers. As an elected official, Stefanich believes one of the main goals important to achieve in his daily work is to have vision and respect of the viewpoints of all individuals. He said his office makes every effort to achieve “efficiency through technology.” A long time volunteer with the Boy Scouts, Stefanich has also been involved with many alumni associations. He and his wife Kathleen reside in Syosset and have three sons: James, Kevin and Thomas.

TOWN OF OYSTER BAY COUNCIL CANDIDATES: Rebecca Alesia, Terry Kelly, Marc Laykind, Anthony Macagnone, Allison McNally & Joe Muscarella The Town Council members are elected “at large,” meaning that each council member, regardless of where he/she lives, is elected by residents throughout the Town of Oyster

Bay. The Town Board is the legislative body of the Town of Oyster Bay. Comprised of the supervisor and six council members, the board has the final responsibility for all matters pertaining to the operation of the town, exclusive of incorporated villages. It exercises this authority in the form of local laws, ordinances and resolutions. The council

members are elected to four-year terms, which expire in such a way that on any given Election Day, no more than three full council members in terms of office will be decided. There is no limit to the number of terms they can serve. (*Incumbent)





Town Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia joined the Oyster Bay Town Board in February 2010. Alesia, an attorney, is a fiscal conservative with a background in planning, zoning and land use, both through her educational studies and job experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, which is the study of how planning, economics and sociology can build a better community. Councilwoman Alesia, a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, served as lead trial counsel for both felony and misdemeanor cases, including narcotics, gang violence and assaults. She also served on the Nassau County Assigned Defender panel, representing indigent defendants. Additionally, Alesia worked as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Surrogates Court, where she was assigned to represent disabled or incapacitated persons in estate planning matters. Most recently, she worked for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Office of the Town Attorney, where she was responsible for litigation and trial work. “I worked on keeping a big box store out of the Hicksville community, and was responsible for shutting down several huge boarding houses throughout the Town of Oyster Bay,” Councilwoman Alesia said. In addition, Rebecca was a member of the Town of Oyster Bay Safe Housing Task Force, which focused on ridding communities throughout the Town of some 35 illegal housing cases, all of which were solved during her tenure on the task force. As Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman, Alesia has brought fresh and innovative ideas to the Town. She was instrumental in spearheading a Farmers Market to the Town of Oyster

Bay, working with local organizations in Hicksville. To further help in the revitalization of downtown Hicksville, the Councilwoman, together with Supervisor Venditto, committed a $3 million beautification project to help strengthen the business environment by enhancing the appearance of the downtown. As Councilwoman, Alesia continues her efforts in preserving the quality of life enjoyed by Town residents. She works with residents who want to bring smart redevelopment and restoration to their communities. As a young mother, she knows firsthand the importance of family life. Hoping to be an ambassador for young people, Alesia wants to bring awareness of various programs to young TOB families. “We have so many great facilities and programs available for children and young people here in the Town of Oyster Bay,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “I have been working to bring a better awareness of such amenities to families throughout the Town.” Councilwoman Alesia is a member of the Nassau County and New York State Bar Associations. To help support our troops, she took part in “Operation Shoe Box,” which sends personal care items to troops deployed overseas. Alesia and her husband Salvatore live in Plainvew with their son.

ALLISON McNALLY Democrat Allison McNally declares that she is not “a career politician.” She works as a realtor at Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates. She decided to run Councilwoman after seeing firsthand the hardships homeowners have endured as a result of high property taxes. McNally is a strong supporter of next generation housing as well as additional senior housing. She values living in a thriving community, but has seen too many people move to other states be-

cause of high property taxes. McNally was born in Woodside, Queens. She has been a Nassau County resident since 1990 and currently resides in Old Bethpage with her husband and three children.

Anthony D. Macagnone is an advocate for the entire Town, including his hometown of Farmingdale. A member of the Town Board since 2000, he has worked to better the lives of all residents through a variety of measures. As a carpenter, Councilman Macagnone knows what it’s like to put in hard day’s work. As a father of two, he also realizes the great importance people place on family values. These are two principles he always carries with him as a member of the Town Board. As a labor union official, Councilman Macagnone initiated legislation to establish a “living wage” law, which assures that employees of companies that perform service contracts or sub-contracts for the Town earn enough money to meet their living expenses. He also sponsored legislation that made the Town of Oyster Bay the first in Nassau County to require contractors dealing with the Town to have apprenticeship training programs, through which an individual learns a craft through classroom instruction and on-thejob training. More recently, the apprenticeship program requirement was expanded to include commercial construction jobs in the private sector. Working with Supervisor John Venditto, Macagnone helped develop the “Next Generation” housing program, which allows for affordable housing to be built for young residents, a program he hopes will make the dream of home ownership a reality for young families and first-time homebuyers. Together with his Town Board colleagues, Councilman Macagnone strives to be fiscally responsible to residents

of the Town. He is often seen at community meetings and events as a voice for his constituency. Councilman Macagnone is also a member of the inaugural class of The Energeia Partnership - The Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molloy College, which was created to bring together young leaders to confront some of the most urgent problems that trouble Long Island. Born and raised in Farmingdale, Councilman Macagnone has been a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America since 1981. He is currently treasurer of Long Island Carpenters Local 7 and is Council Representative of the Empire Station Regional Council of Carpenters. He is also on the Advisory Boards of the Coalition to Save Long Island Jobs, the Long Island Progressive Coalition and is on the Career Advisory Council of the Farmingdale School District, as well as being active in a number of civic and sports organizations serving his local community. Councilman Macagnone is a graduate of Farmingdale High School. He attended Ashland College in Ohio, where is graduated in 1981 with a major in business administration and a minor in theology. He resides in Farmingdale with his wife, Susan, and two daughters, Kelly and Shea.

Joseph D. Muscarella has served on the Town Board for over a decade, having first been appointed to the Town Board in 1995. Hailing from a family with a long tradition of public service, he knows the importance of being responsive to his constituents. As a partner in a successful insurance agency, Councilman Muscarella’s businessman perspective compliments the other professional experience represented by his colleagues on the Town Board. His business acumen is especially helpful in the Town Board’s ongoing efforts to hold the line on taxes and still provide the highest quality municipal services. A program near and dear to the Councilman’s heart is the Town of Oyster Bay’s blood drive, which is held twice a year at facilities throughout the Town. Councilman Muscarella has been instrumental in coordinating the event for several years and, thanks to his leadership, the Town has earned awards for its record numbers of employee participation. Councilman Muscarella is working with Town engineers on a program in which all Town parking fields are being thoroughly examined to determine how to maximize their efficiency and capacity. He recently introduced legislation to create a standardized procedure for securing legal and equitable remedies and to strengthen existing laws to effectively prevent buildings, residences and premises from being used in such a way as to constitute a public nuisance, which the Town Board subsequently adopted. Under this law, the Town is empowered to seek the necessary relief in court to enjoin the occupancy

TERRY KELLY Democrat Terry Kelly isn’t your average candidate for office. He has not had a career in politics, but rather is a citizen of Oyster Bay who didn’t agree with the way the Town Board raised taxes and spent money. Kelly went to the public meeting of the board to have his opinions heard and there he made quite an impression. His appearance at the meeting, coupled with press coverage, prompted both the Independence Party, which he is a member of, and the Democratic

Party recruited him to run. He is the embodiment of “We, the People.” Growing up in Queens, Kelly attended St. John’s University. After school he joined the NYC Police Department. The entrepreneurial bug bit him and he started his own process serving company, which he has been running for 22 years. Kelly feels he will provide the much needed checks and balances to the town government. “One party should not hold every single office on the

of the any building classified as a public nuisance for a specified period of time and to levy fines for violations. As a member of the Town Board, Muscarella makes himself available to help local civic leaders and residents on any issue and has shown a strong willingness to help bring about solutions to problems. He maintains an open door policy for residents throughout the Town and earned the nickname, “the people’s Councilman.” Muscarella continues his commitment to local youth by coaching a neighborhood soccer league, as well as being involved in many noteworthy civic and community activities, including membership in organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, the Order of Sons of Italy in America, the Elks Club and the Albany Avenue PTA. Councilman Muscarella earned a B.S. degree in marketing at St. John’s University. His professional affiliations include membership in the Long Island Association and serving as the Legislative State Chairperson and President of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Nassau County. A long time resident of North Massapequa, Councilman Muscarella and his wife, Carol, are the parents of three children, Annette, Joseph and Andrew.


Town Board. I will not allow my opponents on the board to raise our taxes, amass tremendous debt, and hand out jobs to their political friends without being held accountable to the citizens of this town,” he said. Kelly has lived in East Norwich for the past 10 years with his wife Maryann and their two sons, Will, 3 and Ben, 1 1/2.

Marc Laykind, candidate for Town of Oyster Bay Town Council, is a life-long resident of the Town of Oyster Bay. He is currently an attorney in private practice, with offices in Nassau and New York City. Laykind was formerly a senior staff attorney with the NYC Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division where he handled thousands of cases for indigent clients. He was a former member of

the ALF-CIO UAW union, New York State, Nassau and Queens County Bar Associations. He currently resides in Plainview with his wife and two children.

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★ ★ ★ ELECTION 2011 ★ ★ ★ NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE CANDIDATES: Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Robert Germino, Judy Jacobs & Dr. James Milano

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR (2-Year Term) County Legislators were elected eight years ago to replace the Nassau County Board of Supervisors with the intention of bringing county government closer to the people. Citizens are able to elect members of their own commu-

nity to represent them in county government. No county legislator can hold any other public office or county employment. The 16th Legislature District encompasses: Cove Neck, part of Bethpage, East Norwich, Laurel Hollow, Muttontown, Oyster Bay Cove, part of Oyster Bay, part of Plainview, part of Jericho, Syosset and Woodbury. The 18th

JUDY JACOBS* Democrat • 16th District Woodbury resident Judy Jacobs is in her 8th term as a legislator, making her the longest serving legislator in the Minority caucus. She is one of the original members of the first Nassau County Legislature in 1995. Jacobs served as Minority Leader from March until December 31, 1999, and Presiding Officer from January 2000 until December 31, 2007. Jacobs represents Legislative District 16, which is comprised of the communities of Bethpage, Cove Neck, East Norwich, Jericho, Laurel Hollow, Muttontown, part of Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Plainview, Syosset and Woodbury. Legislator Jacobs serves as a member of the Rules Committee, Health & Social Services, Planning, Development & Environment and Minority Affairs. As chairperson of the Legislature’s Budget Review Committee, Legislator Jacobs held frequent sessions of the committee to ensure the financial stability of the County’s budget as the national economy deteriorated. Over the past 14 years, Legislator Jacobs has led the way on many groundbreaking pieces of legislation, most notably, sponsoring legislation that made Nassau County the first county in the Tri-State area

to ban smoking in all restaurants, bars and workplaces. She has also taken the lead on many island-wide issues, such as Medicaid reform, economic development, planning, and public health and safety concerns. Jacobs’ activism has roots that go back more than 35 years when she focused her efforts on civic and environmental issues on behalf of her community. Her commitment to the environment is evidenced by her support of pioneering legislation to preserve open space, recreational areas and other environmentally sensitive areas in the County. She demonstrated her involvement as a civic leader in being an active member of the Syosset Homeowners Against Pollution of the Environment (S.H.A.P.E.) and Residents Against Garbage Expansion (R.A.G.E.), which successfully closed the Old Bethpage Landfill. She also served as a trustee

DELIA DeRIGGI-WHITTON Democrat • 18th District

at Syosset Community Hospital and was responsible for infusing new life into the Syosset Chamber of Commerce. She played a vital role in the Plainview Protect Our Water Committee, Save Syosset Hospital Committee, Windsor Chapter of Cerebral Palsy, and she has served on the Variety PreSchoolers Board of Trustees. Among her top priorities, Jacobs counts quality of life and child care issues. She has also been active in the fight against breast cancer, heart disease, and Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Legislator Jacobs is currently a member of the Nassau Neighborhood Network and a member of the North Shore Synagogue. She is a founding member of the Joint Civic Council of the Town of Oyster Bay and founder and past president of the Woodset Chapter of Women’s American Ort. A former teacher in the Elmont School District, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College where she also did graduate work. She has been a resident of Woodbury over 40 years and has three grown children, Jackie, Lenny and Linda, and has nine grandchildren: Aimee, Matthew, Sara, Danielle, Leah, Ethan, Sydney, Spencer and Corey.

Dr. JAMES MILANO Republican • 16th District James Milano, MD is the Republican and Conservative candidate. He works at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn over 10 years. He attended Stony Brook University and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and did his residency at North Shore University Hospital in Glen Cove. Dr. Milano has community involvement with Little League and CYO Baseball for over 5 years. His interests include running and numismatics. By obtaining a seat on the Nassau County Legislature, he hopes to in-

vigorate the economy by repairing the county’s broken tax policy and foster an environment that promotes growth and job creation. He seeks to be a voice for the seniors and take steps to contain costs and affordability for all county resi-

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dents. He is in support of the NY Islanders moving to the Belmont Racetrack area to establish a new entertainment center. Additionally, Dr. Milano endorses the idea of reducing the eight police precincts to six. A resident of Oyster Bay, Milano is married to Eileen Milano, Chief of Oncology at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, and he is the father of two sons and two daughters.

Delia DeRiggi-Whitton has been a Glen Cove City Council member since 2008, and has worked to keep spending down and the budget stable in this, the most serious recession since the 1930s. Recently, she was the only “no” vote for tax increases in Glen Cove. DeRiggi-Whitton works in the financial field as a tax consultant. As a volunteer she has been a successful fundraiser in the effort to find a cure for diabetes and serves on the Long Island Council for the Diabetes Research Institute. Councilwoman DeRiggi-Whitton strongly opposed the recent referendum, which asked the taxpayers to pay the entire cost of $400,000,000

($800,000,000 with interest over 30 years) to replace the Coliseum. Like most people on Long Island, she would like to see the Islanders hockey team remain here as their home. The proposed referendum seemed

like a bailout for a billionaire owner, in her opinion. Already another proposal for a project with funding from the private sector has been offered and that and any others should be considered. DeRiggi-Whitton opposes the Republican effort to increase the salaries of the Nassau County Legislators. She is also against the Republican effort to remove the County’s guarantee of its assessments, which would put a financial burden on the school districts. Daughter of former Glen Cove Mayor and Nassau County Judge Donald P. DeRiggi, she is a graduate of Hofstra University. She lives in Glen Cove with her three daughters.

ROBERT GERMINO Republican • 18th District Rob Germino is a former captain in the United States Marine Corps, Iraq veteran, board member of the not-for-profit “Semper4Soldiers” and 2010 candidate for State Assembly District 13. The Nassau County Republican Committee nominated him to be a candidate for the current County Legislative District 18th that includes Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Bayville, Locust Valley, Brookville, Glen Head, Greenvale, and Jericho. His 2011 platform is centered upon economic growth, efficient government and responsible spending. He wants to be responsive to the needs of

the local business owners who create jobs in the local community. Germino supports initiatives that “rightsize” government such as

the privatization of Long Island Bus. He also support budgets that do not exceed the current rate of inflation and believes all county employees should contribute to the cost of health care. Additionally, he hopes to ensure that our local firefighters, police officers and EMS have necessary, lifesaving equipment. Germino is a graduate of Glen Cove High School and Hofstra University. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and a strong interest in history. He currently works as a liaison for Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and lives in Glen Cove with his wife Natasha.


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Oyster Bay outscored The Baymen ended a rebuilding year of football with playing their Homecoming Game against the tough high scoring Valley Stream North Spartans. Head Coach Joe Knoll and Athletic Director Len Kies elected not to play the game on the stormy Saturday and instead played on Sunday afternoon. The Homecoming festivities were enjoyed even if the game’s outcome saw OB lose 49-26. In assessing the season Coach Knoll was optimistic. “Our team was small but improved each week. Although the left side of the column might not show it, this team learned football and came together. They learned pride and teamwork. I’ve coached championship teams but never a team that cared about each other or tried so hard in every game. The way they are is a tribute to Oyster Bay Schools, their parents and this community.” Oyster Bay did score 26 points. Junior Ki’Jana Walker-Michel returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. Josh Ramos added the PAT. Quarterback Steven O’Neill ran in the Baymen’s second score. Alex Galizia had a nifty 27-yard scamper for the Baymen’s third touchdown and the final score saw Robert Morgan run one in with Ramos adding the PAT. Graduating seniors for Oyster Bay include: Phil Mihlstin, Ramos, O’Neill, Matt Romeo, Robert Morgan, Dylan Rankin and Joseph Collery. All of these outstanding young men will someday look back on their

playing years at Oyster Bay High School, and not remember victories or losses but just teammates and the camaraderie that playing football provides.

LVHS undefeated no longer The Locust Valley Falcons are no longer undefeated. Playing in a driving rain/ snow mix the Falcons fell to East Rockaway 21-0. The game began with a fumble being returned for a TD and the Birds could never get untracked. With their high flying passing game being impossible in the mud, wind, rain and storm, East Rockaway only had to concentrate on the run. For the Rocks a victory put them in the playoffs and this added additional incentive probably helped East Rockaway. First year head coach Matt McFarland was disappointed but knows that the character of this team is such that they will rebound and get back on the winning track. The Falcons did end the season as the Conference IV Champions. Their 7-1 record was unequaled and they will host the entry playoff game against the Mineola Mustangs on Saturday, November 5th. The Falcons beat the Mustangs in the first game of the season but the team they will face in the playoffs isn’t the same. They have added a strong passing game and they like to pound the ball with their big line. This will not be your typical first seed vs. eighth seed game. Other playoff match-ups include: West Hempstead/Roosevelt winner vs. Cold Spring Harbor, the loser playing East Rockaway and Seaford playing Valley Stream North.

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The Nor’easter of last Saturday caused havoc for football games that were played. For the Bayhawks who traveled out to North Bergen, New Jersey, they not only had to face a difficult opponent in the Dwight-Englewood School but they had to face a ferocious snowstorm. The game was played amid 30 mph gales and in 5 inches of wet snow. St. Dominic’s, playing their final game of the season won 30-12. The Bayhawks ended the season with a 3-3 record. Head Coach Tore Barbaccia was so proud of his team in their first full season of organized football after a 20 year layoff. For a team to play 500 football, being so young, so inexperienced, is a tribute to good coaching and the wonderful young men who attend St. Dom’s. The game play as Barbaccia outlined was simple. Wedge blocking, straight at you football and be tougher than your opponent. The offensive line was key in this victory. Center Ben Riordan, guards, Chris Opara, Christian Gillen, tackles Sean Hughes, Ronald Opara, ends Denis Gallagher and Justin Lee were simple snow plows. These young men pounded the “Jersey Boys” into submission. When you add the running of fullback Chris Volberg and tailback Nick Morano you have lots of points on a tough day to score. The scoring began with an 8-yard run by Morano. The two-point conversion was then added by Ryan Perkins. The second score saw Marc Flynn dash off tackle from 14-yards out. This time the two-pointer came via a quick pass from quarterback Flynn to end Denis Gallagher. The third score saw Nick Morano go through a huge hole and motor 24 for yards. The final score in the third period happened when Perkins snow plowed 26 yards into the end zone. As this is the last game for the seniors playing for St Dominic’s, these pathfinders who have been the leaders in bringing back the sport to the school will be missed. Patrick McNicholas, Michael Taylor, Riordan and Hughes are the four senior leaders. This young team

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Race for open seat goes down to wire for them to have an example of a woman who is there for them as a mom and who is also a policymaker in government.” If elected DeRiggi-Whitton hopes to bring some unity between the Republicans and the Democrats in the legislature. “To be on the legislature I think you need to put your political allegiance aside and work together. It’s divided even the way they sit on the dais,” she said. “The time has come for people to realize that what the citizens of Nassau County want is for the legislators to do the right thing.” “That is only going to happen if we work together. Honesty and full disclosure is key,” she added. One issue DeRiggi-Whitton is seriously concerned about is the Long Island Bus situation. Unlike her opponent, she is not for the privatization of the Long Island Bus. “Many seniors are dependent on the Long Island Bus for going to the doctor and for their social lives. Many of them don’t have any other means to get around,” she said. “I’m concerned that the contract has not been disclosed to the legislature. Nobody even knows what routes will be cut. Anytime there’s not full disclosure it’s a real red flag.” Speaking out against Germino, DeRiggi-Whitton feels the fact that he works full-time for Nassau County is a severe conflict of interests if he is elected to the legislature. “Your job is to represent the people of the district 100%. How can you go against your boss, the County Executive, on issues?” she said. “I think you need an independent life so that your decisions are not being influenced by your own career.” Overall, DeRiggi-Whitton wants to be the voice in government for the average resident. She said, “We need to keep on top of where we spend our money while

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ROBERT GERMINO Robert Germino was drawn to the political arena because he feels he always had a calling to serve his community. This is the same reason he joined the Marine Corps. “I always wanted to make a difference,” he said. “I’m running for legislator to get my ideas out there, help grow jobs, reduce the size of government and its burden on taxpayers.” A registered Republican since age 18, Germino believes in the ideals of the party. “I’m all for keeping taxes low and government small,” he said. “It’s something that I’ve always identified myself with.” After graduating from Glen Cove High School, Germino went on the Hofstra University to earn his bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Once he completed his education, Germino felt compelled to go into the military. “I was always in awe of the stories my grandfather, Joseph A. Izzo, told me from World War II. He was a real hero to me,” said Germino. “I respected him a lot. He was part of the greatest generation.” As a result of 9/11, Germino enlisted into the Marines. “I had the idea to go into the military since I was a young child, but I put it on the back burner during college. I was busy participating in triathlons and competing in cycling races. When 9/11 happened, I realized all that stuff I was doing for myself didn’t mean anything,” he said. “I was disgusted and angered by what I saw on Sept. 11th. I thought I could do what my grandfather did. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor he went to fight. I was following in his footsteps,” he added. In the Marines, Germino was a TOW (Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire command-link guided) Missile System Gunner. He became an officer in 2005. Germino was deployed to Kuwait on December 31, 2006. He spent over a year in Iraq with Regimental Combat Team 2. Germi-

no got out of active duty in 2008 and still remains in the Reserves. When asked what he learned in the military, Germino stated he gained strong leadership experience. “I was privileged and honored to be responsible for Marines’ lives. It makes you mature and puts things in perspective,” he said. “You look at life differently when you are in the military. If given the chance on the legislature, I would lead by example.” When he came out the service, Germino was hired by former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi through the Warriors to Work program by helping veterans coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan find jobs. “The military has a higher unemployment rate. It hard for us to sell our skills to the private sector,” he said. Members of the community urged him to run for Nassau County legislator after garnering strong numbers (45% of the vote) in his race for an assembly seat against incumbent Chuck Lavine last year. “Although I lost the race, I did pretty well for myself. I basically beat an incumbent in his hometown,” said Germino. “I learned a lot during that race. It helped me grow as a person.” It’s no secret that Nassau



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County is in financial dire straits and Germino understands that residents are nervous and on edge. “We have to make sure that our budget is in line with what our taxpayers can afford. Nassau County is one of the highest taxed counties in the nation. I want to ensure that we are being efficient with taxpayers’ dollars. That is what we are supposed to do for the people not be a burden on them,” he said. Germino added, “People work hard and they put their trust and confidence in government. To see elected officials squander their money, it’s not right. It sends the wrong message when we have a wasteful government.” In criticizing his opponent, Germino claimed DeRiggi-Whitton voted herself “100% taxpayer paid healthcare benefits.” “In these tough economic times and with Nassau County’s budget crisis, it’s a luxury that we simply can’t afford. That would make me

uneasy,” he said. “I pay towards my healthcare, in fact, there are about 300 Nassau County employees who contribute to the cost of their healthcare. If you want change to happen, you have to start with yourself,” he added. The Nassau County Legislature is known for its discord between the Republicans and the Democrats. However, Germino feels a truce is imminent. “There are some issues that we will always disagree on. But we have to work together to fix this crisis that Nassau County is facing,” he said. “The residents don’t care about the bickering. They want to make sure their tax bill doesn’t go up.” Germino has a list of goals if elected. He wants ensure that every county employee contributes to their cost of healthcare and also believes in the complete privatization of Long Island Bus. Most importantly, he wants to get young people involved in government. “Everyone should get involved by being aware of the issues despite your age,” he said. “I know young people don’t have a good reputation in government and in our communities but if we don’t get involved now our generation will be paying the bill.”



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(Continued from page 1) cially concerned about our community.” “I like to be aware of the impact our government has on our citizens. Right now I feel the Nassau County Republicans do not consider our constituents enough in a number of decisions they are making and that truly concerns me,” she added. DeRiggi-Whitton was asked to run for Nassau County Legislature by current 18th District Legislator Diane Yatauro who decided not to seek re-election so she could spend more time with her family. “I was very honored to be asked by her. We have a good working relationship. We had done several projects together,” said DeRiggiWhitton. “I’ve always considered Diane to be a real person and I completely relate to that. She’s a mom who has concerns about the economic world we are leaving our children. She always cared about people in her district. She never lost touch with the fact that we represent all walks of life in this district. I have a similar outlook.” DeRiggi-Whitton feels her experience as a Glen Cove City Councilwoman has prepared her for taking on a seat on the legislature. “I couldn’t imagine doing it without the experience. It’s given me first hand knowledge to see how government works from dealing with various departments to working on a budget to connecting with the public,” she said. “We are expecting to have zero tax increase in Glen Cove and that took a huge effort. We also paid down our deficit by millions of dollars, which is a true accomplishment in these difficult economic times,” she added. A mother of three daughters, Amanda, 14, Christine, 12 and Arianna, 7, she knows how to balance her family life with her political career. In addition, she works as a commercial real estate tax consultant and volunteers on the Board of the Diabetes Research Foundation. “I think it is good for my three daughters to see a woman in politics. They even help me with the campaign,” said DeRiggi-Whitton. “I think it’s important


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Ragamuffin Halloween Costume Contest held in Bayville

Madison Winston, 3, of Glen Cove brings Strawberry Shortcake to life at the Bayville Ragamuffin Halloween Costume Contest on Friday, October 28th.

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Aiden Mavros, 2, of Locust Valley turned into a frog prince in his mother’s arms (Lisa Mavros).

(From left) Dad Jeff Fox holds 4 month-old ladybug Addison Fox of East Norwich next to 5 month-old bumble bee Tess Riso of Bayville held by her mom Kim Riso.

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