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East Meadow panel focuses on crucial topic nage, a Ph.D. candidate, psychotherapist and philanthropist; Nordrene Henry, co-founder In honor of Pregnancy and and vice chair of Tru Outreach Infant Loss Awareness Month, Inc., in Ronkonkama; and marked in October, Equity 4 LI Amina Woods, a clinical social Youth, an East Meadow-based worker, psychotherapist and organization, is working to birth worker. It was moderatraise awareness of e d by M a r c e l l a perinatal loss — Pizzo, a licensed the death of a baby mental health during pregnancy counselor and the or delivery. wife of Patrick The organizaPizzo, the East tion hosted a docuMeadow school dismentary screening t r i c t ’s a s s i s t a n t and panel discussuperintendent for sion at the East business and Meadow Public finance and the Library last week, president of Equity focusing on infant 4 LI Youth. l o s s a m o n g t h e SHARoN TuRNAgE Throughout the Black population. Psychotherapist and discussion, the The film, “Toxic: philanthropist wo m e n e x p l o re d A Black Woman’s the many facets of Story,” follows the story of Nina, a pregnant Black the perinatal loss problem woman. It “depicts the cumula- among the African-American tive effects of the chronic stress population, some of which Nina experiences as a normal were detailed in the documenpart of her daily routine,” tary, and the systemic overhaul according to the documentary’s that many believe is needed to solve the problem. website. The audience was invited to The panel included Tracey Little, an administrator and participate in the discussion, clinical practitioner at Con- which led to a productive concern4Community LCSW Ser- versation full of personal stovices, in Queens; Sharon TurContinued on page 9




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State Sen. Steve Rhoads, center, brought a panel focusing on domestic violence awareness, to the east Meadow library, with partners in government. Rhoads, with Jennifer Rowland, of the Safe Center Li and paul ehrlich, State Sen. Jack Martins’ chief of staff.

Rhoads brings informative awareness event to library By JoRDAN VAlloNE jvallone@liherald.com

October is domestic violence awareness month, and state senators in Nassau County teamed up to host an informative program last week with The Safe Center LI. The center, located in Bethpage, is the only agency in the county that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, as well as a plethora of additional services related to housing, food insecurity, child abuse and more. The Safe Center LI is within State Sen. Steve Rhoads’ district, who also serves Bell-

more, Merrick, East Meadow, Wantagh and Seaford. He was joined by State Sen. Jack Martins at the East Meadow Public Library. Joining the senators was Jennifer Rowland, the director of education at The Safe Center. Rhoads also partnered with fellow senators Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick and Alexis Weik to host the discussion. “It’s about getting information out,” Martins said, “and making sure there’s a safe place in Nassau County.” “What really makes this safe center such a unique place, and such a wonderful place for children and families, men and women, Continued on page 5

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EAST MEADOW HERALD — October 26, 2023 Tim Baker/Herald photos

The fair took place in the parking lot of the Nassau Coliseum.

E.M. Chamber hosts fun fall carnival The parking lot of the Nassau Coliseum was lit up this weekend, as East Meadow residents came out to have fun at the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fall Fair. Open from Thursday through Sunday, there were plenty of games, rides and of course carnival treats to be enjoyed. Whether kids and families were taking a spin on a roller coaster, testing their luck for a prize at a game stand, or enjoying cotton candy among other delicious foods, there was lots of fun to go around. Sponsors of this year’s fair included A&C Pest Management; AFC Urgent Care; Coldwell Banker American Homes; Jag-One Physical Therapy; Maidenbaum; Minuteman Press; Roslyn Savings Bank; Leo F. Kerns, Inc. Funeral Homes and Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union. Coming up, the East Meadow Chamber is participating in a local oyster showcase on Oct. 21 and will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 28. For more information on both events, and more things coming up in the future, visit EastMeadowChamber.com. –Jordan Vallone

Zach Christina, 6, Raven Lopez, 6 Norah Christan, 4 and Sheena Sam, all of East Meadow, had a blast on a roller coaster.

McKenzie Bender, 12, of South Hempstead, played a round of darts at the East Meadow Chamber’s carnival. The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce hosted its fall fair, bringing out lots of East Meadow families who attended to join in on the fun.

Emma Vulpi, Alison Yerkes and Michele Vulpi had fun playing a game at the carnival.

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The East Meadow School District celebrated National School Board Recognition Month at their monthly meeting on Oct. 11.

Honoring school board’s hard work and dedication Music and Art Kelly Nixon and Art Department Chairperson Heather Anastasio also presented members with individual gifts. Welcomed recognition greeted the Two new trustees, David Carl and school board members of the East Jessica Ricco-Simeone, were Meadow Union Free School honored with a little more. District board of education As per tradition, Riccoas they celebrated National School Board Recognition Simone received her official Month on Oct. 11. portrait beautifully crafted They were recognized for by East Meadow High being East Meadow commuSchool senior Antonia nity everyday heroes. Pribanic, while Leena San“The work that you do for tana created the stunning our students and the famiportrait of trustee David lies that we serve is admiraCarl. The student artists ble, and the relationship were in attendance to see that we’re building together their amazing artwork preKENNETH ROSNER sented to their proud ownis much appreciated,” said Superintendent, Kenneth Rosner, the newly ers. appointed Superintendent “It is important to East Meadow of Schools. express our gratitude and While recognized for appreciation for the time, their commitment to providing the best effort and dedication to the students and possible educational experience for stucommunity of East Meadow,” Nixon dents and parents alike, Director of said.




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Safe Center LI helps all Nassau residents

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Jennifer rowland, director of education at the Safe Center Li, talked extensively about the services the center offers to nassau County residents. is probably the least safe place that you can be?” Rowland pointed out that just two weeks ago, everyone received an emergency alert on their phone, a test from the U.S. government, to ensure the system was working. Often, people in abusive situations may have a safe phone — that an abusive person doesn’t know about — and it could potentially be life threatening, when a secret phone goes off. She said The Safe Center operates a 24-hour hotline where trained staff members are there to assist, in every situation.

Rowland said according to the Centers for Disease Control, 61 million women and 53 million men have experienced psychological aggression in relationships, and 41 percent of women and 26 percent of men reported experiencing contact sexual violence or physical aggression from an intimate partner. The Safe Center LI also provides statistics of people more likely to be in abusive situations, including woman of color, and males who identify as LGBTQ+. Many don’t report abuse, Rowland said, and statistics — while helpful, are likely unrepresentative. But, Rowland emphasized, that’s why The Safe Center exists. If people are not fully out in their community, or not comfortable speaking about what’s happening to them because of cultural biases, the center will still help them. What’s crucial, she said, is letting the victim or survivor know that they’re in control of their situation. “When you ask the victim, or the survivor, what would you like to do about this situation, you’re empowering them,” Rowland said. “And if they decide to stay, if they decide to leave, no right or wrong answer, all you need to do is provide resources, the support, and safety plan. That’s really the most important thing.” Rowland added that the center could benefit from more volunteers, even people who just want to work at the Island Harvest Food Bank, , a leading hunger relief organization. She added that the center’s counseling services are critical, for victims of partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse and more. “We do some of the toughest work,” she said. “And we love it.” The Safe Center LI is at 15 Grumman Road West in Bethpage. Call (516) 542-0404 for the 24-hour hotline, and visit TSCLI.org for more information, and a comprehensive explanation of services.

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people with disabilities, people that are in the LGBTQIA+ community — we help all people,” Rowland said. “Whether they identify as victims or survivors, they can come to us and we can give them resources. If we don’t have resources on hand, which I couldn’t see how we couldn’t have resources on hand with everything that we do, but we can provide resources.” Everything at The Safe Center LI is under one roof. Whether someone is in need of housing, food, police intervention, medical attention, and more, all these services are available at one location. The center is led by paid employees, but also volunteers, who help guide people through difficult times, and work with them to find solutions for issues they’re facing. It offers assistance to everyone, regardless of their location in the county. “And that’s on the intake side,” Martins said. “And on the community outreach side, meeting with teenagers in their schools, the skills and resources they’re provided with are hopefully the tools they need to stay safe. But if they do get involved in one of these situations, they know that there’s a safe place that they can reach out to.” Rowland said in her role, she’s essentially the community outreach program coordinator. The center offers educational programs for children in kindergarten through college, as well as programs for teachers, Parent Teacher Associations, community members and school officials — so they’re trained to recognize when a child may be in an abusive or neglectful situation at home. “It’s got to be one of the most vulnerable times,” Rhoads said. “With the fact that people are home, especially during the pandemic, our home is our safe space. It’s a place where we can feel comfortable. But what happens if your safe space, the one place where you’re safe,


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Photos courtesy East Meadow Union Free School District

East Meadow Jets running back Matt Rodriguez rushed for 226 yards scored four touchdowns in a 45-6 victory over the Baldwin Bruins.

An afternoon of homecoming festivities East Meadow High School and the surrounding community celebrated homecoming on Oct. 14 with a football game against Baldwin High School and a celebratory halftime show. While the annual parade was cancelled due to inclement weather, school administrators, board members, faculty, students and district residents filled the bleachers to cheer on the Jets varsity football team. The theme for this year’s floats was “seasons.” Although students didn’t ride on their floats this year, the creative class floats were on display in the high school’s gymnasium. After performances by the high school’s cheerleading and kickline teams, halftime celebrations concluded with the crowning of the homecoming king Czarnie Peraz and queen Leila Fernando. Additionally, longtime East Meadow High School Athletic Director/Health and Physical Education Chairperson Kevin Regan was recognized during halftime for his years of service. The East Meadow Jets varsity football team capped off homecoming with a 45-6 victory over the Baldwin Bruins. The pride was undeniable and the district thanks all supporters, fellow students and administrators for showing their support at the homecoming game and halftime celebration.

The East Meadow Jets varsity football team were excited to play in front of their supporters during their homecoming game against the Baldwin Bruins. Longtime East Meadow High School Athletic Director and Health and Physical Education Chairperson Kevin Regan, second from right, was recognized during halftime for his years of service.

Czarnie Peraz and Leila Fernando were crowned as East Meadow High School’s homecoming king and queen.




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Yes, perfectionists can procrastinate!

erfectionists have many admirable qualities. They often do excellent work, have high standards and are attentive to details. Yet, one’s desire for perfection can become an impediment rather than an asset. To understand how, let’s look at three perfectionist procrastinator styles: closet, classic and compulsive.

CLOSET Keith doesn’t appear to be a perfectionist. He’s not a hard worker or a stickler for detail, nor does he seem to have high standards. Nevertheless, he’s a perfectionist procrastinator who is in the closet, hiding his inner turmoil, projecting a flippant attitude toward his work. Underneath his façade, however, Keith harbors enormous ambitions, so huge that he believes he can’t achieve them. To provide LIndA SAPAdIn an excuse for falling short of perfection, he puts off doing work until there’s no way he, or anyone else, can expect a first-rate job in the short time he has available. Keith doesn’t appear to be bothered by his lackluster accomplishments, yet inwardly he seethes with frustration, berating himself for being a poor estimator of time. How does he resolve his dilemma of wanting to be successful but fearing he may not be good enough? He procrastinates, a far less embarrassing problem than trying hard and still not having the goods to measure up.

able time with her friends, the sudden dawning of a new approach to a project, or a blow to her self-esteem. Then she becomes compulsive about every detail of her work until finally, her anxiety overtakes her resolve. That’s when she ceases working and begins procrastinating in earnest. As her anxiety level decreases, she picks up where she left off. But now, she no longer has time to work in a relaxed manner. Hence, she either manages to

squeak in her work just under the deadline or approaches meetings with her adviser with her head hung low. The upshot: diminished self-esteem, increased pressure to perform and paradoxically, an even stronger urge to procrastinate. Different as they are from each other in personality, Keith, Jen, and Teresa have let the perfectionist part of themselves hinder their progress. Though they’re intellectually bright, they don’t effectively apply their intelligence in a way that will

help them meet their goals. Their perfectionism has become a weakness, rather than a strength. Don’t let this happen to you! ©2023 Linda Sapadin, Ph.D., psychologist, coach and author specializes in helping people improve their relationships, enhance their lives and overcome procrastination and fear. Contact her at DrSapadin@aol.com. Visit her website at www.PsychWisdom.com.


CLASSIC Jen is a classic perfectionist procrastinator, a hard worker with cloud-piercing standards. She not only feels compelled to put in mega time on her projects, she also reads more books, visits more websites, and works harder than her peers. It’s also essential for her to keep her desk, files, and books well organized. Hence, despite being chronically busy, she’s always short of time to achieve her lofty goals. Jen realizes that she imposes rigid demands on herself, but she can’t settle for anything she views as less than, as she fears being criticized as not good enough. Convinced that she’ll never measure up to her older brother Steve (the genius in her family), she’s determined not to give anyone any reason to fault her performance. Paradoxically, though she wants to do her best, her work habits practically guarantee that she’ll fall behind.

COMPULSIVE Teresa is aware of her lifelong tendency to put things off. She can be so tense about what needs to be done that she fears she’ll never achieve her Ph.D. Though Teresa begins her academic work in a timely manner, it’s not long before something distracts her. It might be an enjoy-








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How to support, advocate is topic of panel point, I would just give them some space, let them know you’re there.” When grief takes over, sometimes people need more than just human connection and support. The women touched on the impact spirituality can have on healing from perinatal loss. “Although it doesn’t feel like it, grief can be a great source of hope, and it can really give you a sense of purpose and a meaning in life that can really enrich your life,” Henry said. “What are you going to do with (the loss) to make it mean something now?” The discussion ended with a call to action in the form of a question: How can people advocate for themselves and help create real change in the health care system? “Be vocal, outspoken, demanding,” Turnage said. “If they don’t want to listen, make them listen.” “Because of how we are raised, socially and culturally, it’s not so easy for all of us to push back, (but) you are the expert of your body,” Woods added. “If the doctor isn’t going to listen, you have to be able to listen to yourself, because it’s the only way you’ll be able to effectively advocate when you’re in the doctor’s office.” Those who are interested in watching “Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story” or learning more about it can visit ToxicShortFilm.com. For more about Equity 4 LI Youth, go to Equity4LIYouth.org.

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tracey Little, far left, Sharon turnage, marcella pizzo, nordrene Henry and amina Woods at an equity 4 Li Youth event last week in east meadow, where the focus was on perinatal loss in minority communities.

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Those who live in East Meadow and some surrounding communities have had many years to get to know Thomas McKevitt. The Republican was first elected to the Nassau County Legislature in 2017, but McKevitt spent over a decade before that serving many of the same constituents as an Assemblyman. Now with a redrawn district, McKevitt — if re-elected — will now includes all of East Meadow and Salisbury, as well as part of North Levittown. In preparation for serving a bit of a new constituency, McKevitt has been out in the community, getting to know and meeting new people. And he’s ready to get to work His first focus if re-elected in November? Safety. “Whenever I go and have community meetings, I’ll say the biggest issue you have more than anything else is people running stop signs,” McKevitt told reporters as part of a recent Herald Roundtable session. “It’s not some sort of stranger from somewhere else — it’s people in your own neighborhood.” One encouraging aspect of all that, however, is the Nassau County Police Department. By this time next year, the force will have nearly 100 new officers, McKevitt said, which could tremendously help with traffic safety. “Our manpower will be at the highest level in decades,” he said. “I think traffic enforcement is what we really need at this point.” It’s not just stop signs, though. It’s also cell phones and other forms of distractions on the roads that lead to more accidents and deaths. “I am really going to try and set up an awareness campaign, because you know what? We’re talking about peo-

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Thomas McKevitt has held public office since 2006, and says he truly enjoys helping the people he serves. ple’s lives, kids on the street,” he said. “People just have to learn to be respectful to each other.” Eisenhower Park will see some upgrades over the next year or two, thanks to the T20 Cricket World Cup. A temporary stadium will be built in the park for games next June, and McKevitt said the county ensured residents who normally rent fields during this time will not be displaced. And if they are? New accommodations were made. Revenue from the tournament will tremendously help Eisenhower, he said. The batting cages — which have been closed for years — will be completely rebuilt. A

playground, called “All the Children Play” — which has accommodations for special needs youth — will also be redone. “At the end of the day, the Cricket World Cup is going to give us the funding to drastically increase Eisenhower Park,” McKevitt said, “as well as not deprive anyone of its use.” Throughout his district — catalytic converter thefts remain a major issue. “We’re finding that many, many of these thefts are coming from Newark, New Jersey,” McKevitt said. “They’re coming to New York to commit crimes, because the interesting thing that happens in New Jersey is, you commit crimes, you go to jail. That doesn’t happen in New York anymore.” Citing the rainstorm last month that dumped eight inches of rain in parts of Long Island leading to widespread flooding, McKevitt said climate change is here, it’s real, and the county is working on infrastructure improvements to combat future storms. Nearly 100-year-old drains can be costly to fix, however, and Nassau needs the support of federal and state dollars to see those improvements through. “This is my 11th election,” McKevitt said. “But I still love the job. I still love helping people. When you’re able to go and help a person — whether it’s a problem with their tax bill or even just getting a pothole fixed — it’s a great feeling. And something I’ve been doing for a long time, and hope to continue doing.”

Biju Chacko, Thomas McKevitt’s opponent in the Nassau County Legislature race, did not participate in a Herald Roundtable session.

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HERALD SPORTS Chemistry keeps Jets flying high Senior Alanna Piccinone helped East Meadow maintain its field hockey success despite the loss of 13 players from its 2022 roster.

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GABRIELLA WILLIAMS Elmont Senior Volleyball WILLIAMS ETCHED HERSELF into the Elmont girls volleyball record book Oct. 16 as the Spartans racked up another victory to improve to 12-2. The third-year setter racked up 32 assists in a sweep of Plainview, giving her 1,000 for her career. The performance also vaulted Williams to the top of the Nassau County assist list this season with 496. A captain, she was an All-County selection and team MVP last season.

GAMES TO WATCH Thursday, Oct. 26 Girls Soccer: Class B semifinals at higher seed .............TBA Girls Soccer: Class AA quarterfinals at higher seed .......TBA Boys Soccer: Class AA quarterfinals at higher seed .......TBA

Friday, Oct. 27 Girls Soccer: Class A semifinals at C.S. Harbor ..............TBA Football: Seaford at East Rockaway .......................... 6 p.m. Football: V.S. North at Hewlett ................................... 6 p.m. Football: V.S. Central at Oceanside ........................... 6 p.m. Football: Uniondale at Plainview ..........................6:30 p.m. Football: West Hempstead at C.S. Harbor ................. 7 p.m. Boys Soccer: Class B final at Farmingdale College ... 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28 Football: Baldwin at Freeport .................................... 2 p.m. Football: Manhasset at Carey ................................... 2 p.m. Football: Clarke at Roosevelt..................................... 2 p.m. Football: Long Beach at Elmont ................................ 2 p.m. Football: Farmingdale at Hempstead ........................ 2 p.m. Football: Malverne at Lawrence ................................ 2 p.m. Football: Plainedge at Lynbrook ................................ 2 p.m. Football: Garden City at Mepham ............................ 2 p.m. Football: South Side at Floral Park............................ 2 p.m. Football: Bethpage at Wantagh ................................. 2 p.m. Football: Mineola at Kennedy ................................... 2 p.m.

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It’s rare that a coach ever admits their doubts, but Courtney Castle had several for the East Meadow field hockey team ahead of this season, fully expecting the Jets to atrophy after graduating 13 off last fall’s roster. Now, looking back at the 9-3 campaign her team compiled, Castle couldn’t be happier. “Coming into the season, I thought it was going to be more of a transition year with ups and downs,” Castle said. “But right off the bat, I saw that we had something special even though we did lose 13 seniors. There’s a chemistry between the players. When you’re winning and scoring goals, you’re feeling good.” Sophomore Gianna Ventura handled much of that scoring, as her 12 goals were tops across Nassau County. Along with Kayla Lederer and Lila Kies, the trio piloted the Jets. “They work as a unit to create most of the offensive pressure,” Castle said. “They have huge drives and great crosses and passes. They have great skills and work together.” East Meadow’s greatest strength, though, is its defense. Team captain Gianna Celano and Sarah Gatto have held strong on the back end, as all nine of the Jets’ wins were of the shutout variety behind the goaltending tandem of Mackenzie Goebel and newcomer Dynasty Ramos. “They have great skill in there,” Castle said. “They are really quick and agile. Our team is confident in their abilities, whoever is in there.” Bringing the whole team together cohesively has been the leadership of Celano. “She has great communication,” Castle said. “She’s quick and aggressive, and she is very helpful and caring. She really does like whatever you ask. She’s the one leading by example.” In the middle of the season, the Jets hit turbulence through a two-game skid with losses to Seaford and Sewanhaka. “We had a speed bump midseason there,” Castle said. “We couldn’t put it

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together on offense. We had so many shots on goal and we just couldn’t connect. We had to go back to basics.” Fighting through adversity wasn’t anything new to an East Meadow team that had faced it head-on from the outset of the season. Through it all, it’s been a combination of culture and collective chemistry that has helped them stay the course. “They’re just so positive and upbeat,” Castle said. “I saw that they were meshing on the field and also outside of field hockey. They have pasta parties and do fun stuff like that. I wasn’t worried.

It’s like a family.” Prior to dropping its finale last Saturday against New Hyde Park, the Jets reeled off five straight victories capped by a 1-0 non-league win over a strong Oyster Bay squad 24 hours earier. Ventura notched the lone goal. Others wins during the streak came against Friends Academy, Great Neck South, Long Beach and Great Neck North. Senior Alanna Piccinone scored twice against GNN. “I’ve been coaching at East Meadow High School for a long time,” Castle said. “We’ve created a community here.”

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SuperviSor — Town of HeMpSTeAD on the issues: said he has heard frequently from Donald X. Claving is residents that they seeking reelection as appreciate the way supervisor of the officials in the Town Town of Hempstead. of Hempstead work Clavin was first across the political elected supervisor in aisle. 2019, and was “When residents re-elected in 2021. look at D.C. or up in The Republican served Albany, all they see 18 years as the town’s Donald is dysfunction,” receiver of taxes. Clavin said. “In the Clavin’s top issue is Clavin Town of Hempstead, taxes. He said he is Party: Republican, we work together, proud of keeping Conservative and we are a taxes low while bipartisan maintaining services. government.” “We’ve maintained Clavin said he wants to taxes while enhancing services,” continue to create smart housing Clavin said. in the right communities while “In my first four budgets, we’ve addressing critical infrastructure either frozen or cut taxes. And, throughout the town. at the same time, we’ve invested millions of dollars into our parks and roads, and that’s because we work together.” Clavin said if reelected he would continue to work in a bipartisan manner to improve the town for all residents. He

housing apartments. on the issues: Nicks also she Olena Nicks is a would increase remarkably-driven transparency and person focused on accessibility helping her throughout the community. She town. Hempstead, serves with her local she added, must fire department, provide materials in library board, and multiple languages, school district. and improve its Nicks, a Democrat, website. Olena is making her second Similar to tax run for town-wide Nicks workshops offered office, after an Party: Democrat, throughout the unsuccessful Working Families town, Nicks wants to campaign for clerk in create seminars in 2021. multiple languages Nicks said one of to better reach more people. her main ideas is for Hempstead She also wants to expand the to address housing needs for all. town’s use of social media — and Nicks is in favor of creating make it, too, available in housing in the right multiple languages — to give communities, not simply people quick recaps of board dumping apartment complexes meetings and important notices. in every neighborhood, or She also favors having board neighborhoods already saturated meeting agenda and minutes with apartments. To that end, if posted online in more languages elected, Nicks would create a than just English. community task force to identify proper locations for affordable

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“Unfortunately, the only mailings that Susan Cools has run we’ve been receiving her campaign for lately are very Hempstead Town Clerk expensive,” Cools said. on a platform of They are “very large, transparency — color, glossy postcards, something she says is telling us to oppose the currently lacking with things that Gov. (Kathy) the current town clerk, Hochul is doing.” and which she wants to Cools has nearly four restore. decades of community President of the Susan service under her belt, Baldwin education Cools including not one, but board, Cools believes it’s five stints as president important for taxpayers Party: Democrat of the Baldwinto know how their Rockville Centre Rotary money is spent, and it’s Club. She also spent the job of the clerk to time the parent ensure they find out. association where her kids went to “One of the biggest problems in the school Town of Hempstead is that eight out “I’ve worked very hard to work for of 10 people — you ask if they know the community, and even surrounding what the Town of Hempstead does, communities, throughout the entire people don’t know,” she says. “If you time I’ve lived in New York,” she said. ask them if they have any idea what Becoming town clerk would be the service that their tax money goes to, next logical step in Cools’ political most people don’t know. And I think career. But she says that’s not the only that’s unfortunate.” And there are ways local electeds reason she’s running. can reach out to constituents, Cools “I just think that there’s always said. And two of them are as simple things that can be done to help as social media, and the old U.S. mail. improve a system,” she said.

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her office moving, and even officiated those Many might see Kate weddings over Zoom. Murray as the great Murray implemented woman who has presided a sticker-less parking over many a marriage in pass system she piloted Nassau County over the in Oceanside, and even past several years, but she implemented ways for has a track record in people to register their politics that goes back license plates online quite a bit — and with — and have public some extraordinary safety officers check accomplishments along Kate plates digitally — to the way. Murray ensure vehicles using In fact, this current run the system are as clerk wasn’t even Party: Republican, registered. Murray’s first time in the Conservative She’s also responsible position. That was for the town’s “Oneactually in 2002 — until Stop Passport Shop,” she was elevated to town and pushed for the construction of a supervisor a year later. It was a $6 million facility for Hempstead’s position she held until 2016, before Anchor program that would make returning to the clerk’s office. way for aquatic, athletic, theatre and Before that, she was the first social programs. woman from the area to be elected to She has stayed close to her the Assembly — a position she held Levittown roots, remaining active with until 2001 — and even made a run for the historical society there, as well as Nassau County District Attorney in 2015, losing to Madeline Singas. Kiwanis and the Levittown Murray has touted her role in Community Council. She’s also a keeping Hempstead going, even member of Irish-Americans in when times were rough, like during Government and the Irish Repertory the coronavirus pandemic. She kept Theatre.


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understand their taxes, how they can reduce Jeanine Driscoll has their tax burden, and spent more than 30 years discovering where practicing law while exactly their money raising five children with goes. her husband, Dan, in Driscoll earned their Bellerose home. degrees from The Family is important to Catholic University of Driscoll, whose father America in Washington immigrated from as well as Fordham Venezuela, to raise her University School of and her three siblings in Jeanine Law in Manhattan. Queens. Driscoll She was president of On top of all that, the Junior Women’s Driscoll has also been Party: Republican, Club of Bellerose, as Conservative Hempstead’s receiver of well as the Floral Park taxes — a role she hopes Memorial PTSA. She voters will continue to also was part of the entrust to her when they Floral Park-Bellerose school district’s go to the polls for early voting, and budget advisory committee, and well the election itself next month. as the strategic planning committee. Driscoll’s top priority, according to If re-elected, Driscoll says she will her website, is to continue enhancing continue working to put Nassau services offered by her office in what County “in the right direction,” while she describes as a fiscally responsible fostering the well-being of all the manner. She says she is committed to communities, and the people who live reducing spending all while running within them. an efficient and responsive office at the service of taxpayers. That will come through continued seminars she’s been hosting through her time in office, helping people

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think it was wise for Hempstead to pull so Michael Reid is a much money from its retired hospital EMS reserves to fund the supervisor who has budget. worked as an instructor In fact, Reid said the for what is now town could save money Northwell Health, and by cutting down on also for New York City’s mailings. 911 system. When he was named But what he’s wanted a Herald Person of the the most in the past few Year in 2015, Reid was years is a chance to serve Michael lauded for his work the people of his Reid founding the Bellmorecommunity — this time Merrick Heroin Task as the new receiver of Party: Democrat Force, and even taxes for the Town of becoming a certified Hempstead. trainer in administering Reid has run for other Narcan — an opioid offices in the past, antidote that can potentially stop a including the Hempstead Town heroin overdose. Council in 2015, and a pair of runs for What also got attention for Reid the Assembly, losing both times to during that first election for the David McDonough. Hempstead Town Council was his During his town council run, Reid commitment to running a clean expressed concern about the heroin campaign. epidemic on Long Island, and has “Lately, too many news stories made it clear he has no sympathy for drug dealers. about elected officials show that some But more on the financial front, he involved in politics are less interested did mention that while he was OK in helping the community, and more with how the town managed its interested in helping themselves,”he finances at the time, Reid did not said at the time.

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alleviate the burden on constituents. Recycling He believes that ash from recycled community involvement goods could be used in is one of the most roads and steel, he said. important parts of Another creative serving on the town revenue generator council. His involvement could be through kelp. in the Elmont Little It could be used as a League, Knights of food source and Columbus and Franklin fertilizer. “The Town of Square Lions Club — Hempstead owns where he is president Tom 116,000 acres of — are some ways that Muscarella waterways that we can the Republican stays in actually make so that the know. His father’s Party: Republican, we can get revenues. words that “If the good Conservative So, the taxpayer will people don’t participate benefit from where and pay attention, it they live.” leaves it up to others — He focuses on curb appeal and it’s an unknown,” have stuck with throughout his communities. From him. He makes it his mission to be in clean sidewalks to general street the loop within the communities. vanity, he believes when things are in He prides himself on practicing an orderly fashion, residents can feel “good government,” paying attention good about the communities they call to the needs of the villages. home. The town has invested in roads, As for taxation within Hempstead, he says, from street sweeps to road he has held the line on taxes for the maintenance. town. Ramped up costs of food, “Lawlessness is not who we are,” utilities and rent caused by inflation Muscarella says, believing that “you’re have inspired the Republican only as good as the intel on the incumbent to look into creative street.” revenue generators that could

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meeting spaces and a casino. Concerns Transparency and included traffic flow accountability are high and quality of life priorities. He hopes to around the casino. He form better ways for the believes there is a lack town to communicate of transparency as far as with its constituents. He how members of the says this could be town council feel about achieved if the town those prospects. offered its meetings on The town’s budget is access cable channels. an issue he would like Moving meetings to Lawrence to take a fine-tooth nighttime could also Nedelka comb to. Mailer costs allow constituents to could be minimized if attend meeting after Party: Democrat the town sent out a work and actively quarterly bulletin of its participate in their local programs, he says. government past the His background election. working in the private and public Hub development could be a sectors, with a specialization in driving force of economic finance have prepared him for the development within the county. job. He served as deputy commissioner Nedelka thinks that the construction of jurors in Nassau County for the and increased availability of state’s court system. affordable housing in the town would Hearing people out on the local be one way to achieve this end. level is not a facet of local However, he’s not for development government’s importance that falters everywhere. He’s heard out concerns with Nedelka. Keeping in touch with from residents regarding plans by the problems at the local level is one of Las Vegas Sands to reinvigorate the the most important jobs an elected Nassau Coliseum with a number of official has. offerings like hotels, stores, public

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Tanvir Ahmad (D)

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Howard J. Kopel (R,C)

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Carrie Solages (D,WFP)

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Thomas McKevitt (R,C)

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Olena Nicks (D,WFP)

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Donald X. Clavin Jr. (R,C)

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C. William Gaylor (R,C)

Kate Murray (R,C)

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Elizabeth M. Treston (D) Tina M. Posterli (D,WFP) James E. Hodge (D)

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Brendan P. Finn (R,C) Christopher E. Fiumara (R,C) Michael G. Reinhart (R,C)

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John Ferretti (R,C)

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Michael F. Reid (D)

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Jeanine C. Driscoll (R,C)

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Jared S. Behr (D)

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Joseph S. Saladino (R,C)

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awareness campaign, because driving Thomas McKevitt has distractions, like cell held public office since phones, are costing 2006, first as a State people their lives. Assemblyman, before “We’re talking about becoming the Nassau people’s lives, kids on County legislator for the street,” he said. District 13 in 2017. “People just have to If re-elected in learn to be respectful to November, he’ll be each other.” serving some new McKevitt supports communities, including Tom the plans to bring the Salisbury and parts of McKevitt T20 Cricket World Cup North Levittown. to Eisenhower Park, and An advocate for Party: Republican ensured that people Age: 52 safety, he said this time Lives in: East Meadow who use the park, and next year, the Nassau those who live around County Police it, will not be majorly Department will be able impacted by the temporary stadium to direct more officers to traffic that’ll be built for June. control — which is needed. Revenue from the tournament in “Whenever I go and have East Meadow will also help the county community meetings,” he told the make improvements in the park, in Herald at a roundtable, “I’ll say the areas that have been neglected for biggest issue you have more than years. anything else, is people running stop “I still love the job, I still love signs. It’s not some sort of stranger helping people,” he said. “When from somewhere else — it’s people in you’re able to go and help a person ... your own neighborhood.” it’s a great feeling.” He wants to try and set up an

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Let a mad scientist’s lair take over your home By Karen Bloom

he countdown is on to spooking and assorted revelry. The signs of that festive day are all around us as those ghouls, witches and wizards — along with princesses, pirates, etc. — look forward to Oct. 31.

Prepare a disposable decorating bag with more green icing; cut a hole in point of bag (the size of tip 3)SO. Attach candy eyeballs with dots of green icing. Pipe green eyelids. Use black pouch icing with round tip to pipe dot nose and neck bolts, outline mouth and stitches.

So, throw on a costume and act like a kid — with or without the kids. Transform your house into Frankenstein’s lab with a few party tricks and Halloween goodies. Set the scene with a mad scientist-themed sweets table, and carry it home with a crazy good menu featuring frightfully yummy appetizers, some mocktails for the kids (and non-drinkers in your crowd) and, of course, treats.

Melted Witch Punch

Play mixologist with a perfect potion recipe featuring a few easy ingredients.

• 6 cups water • 1 cup white sugar • 1 (6 ounce) package lime-flavored gelatin mix • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice • 2 quarts orange juice • 1/2 cup lemon juice • 2 (2 liter) bottles chilled lemon-lime soda Mix water, sugar, and gelatin mix in a large saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook at a boil, whisking frequently, until gelatin and sugar have dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir pineapple juice, orange juice, and lemon juice into gelatin mixture and transfer into resealable plastic bags. Place in freezer until slushy, about 4 hours.

Bring Frankenstein to life

It’s not a mad scientist Halloween party without Frankenstein. This easy Frankenstein cake makes a big statement, a fantastic centerpiece for your sweets table and will make others green with envy over your decorating skills. • 6 cups favorite cake recipe or mix • 4 cups white ready-to-use decorator icing • Green food coloring • Black icing (in pouch with tips) • Large candy eyeballs Tools needed: • 6-by-3-inch round pan • 10-by-16-inch cooling grid • Cake plate • Cake leveler • 13-inch angled spatula • 12-inch disposable decorating bags Prepare cake according to instructions and make two layers using 6-inch round pans. Bake and cool on cooling grid. Prepare green icing. Stack layers on cake plate for a two-layer cake, using leveler as needed. Ice cake sides smooth. Use black pouch icing without tip to cover top of cake. Use tip of spatula to create spiral effect. Use black pouch icing with star tip to pipe pull-out bangs around top edge and two hair strands on cake top.

The Brooklyn-based comedian is back with his latest off-Broadway comedy special, ‘Colin Quinn: Small Talk.’ Quinn is most widely known for political humor, but his ‘Small Talk’ comedy show has a different focus: the art of charisma. In his latest attempt at humor, Colin breaks down the one area he’s actually gifted in: personality. He has been chatting it up with friends, family, municipal employees and counter people his whole life, and now he can wants to teach everyone how to stop sucking the energy out of the room. Quinn’s most recent stage show, 2021’s ‘The Last Best Hope,’ combined a similar premise (Quinn’s charisma) with his trademark political comedy, focusing on why his is a voice worth listening to in today’s social-media saturated age where everyone has a platform. Quinn has indeed built a sizable social media platform, with more than 500,000 followers on X — formerly known as Twitter — alone, but he’s a stalwart of the in-person New York City comedy scene, too. Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post campus, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. (516) 299-3100, or TillesCenter.org.

Spooky Graveyard Pie

Eventually the monster’s lair will lead out to the “graveyard.” Set the mood with this treat. • 3 cups (about 32) finely ground chocolate sandwich cookies, divided • 3 tablespoons melted butter • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) evaporated milk • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) milk chocolate morsels • 2 large egg yolks • 2 tablespoons cornstarch • 8 chocolate filled vanilla wafer cookies • Black and purple decorator writing gels • Assorted Halloween candies Combine 1-1/2 cups cookie crumbs and butter in 9-inch pie plate. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and upsides of pie plate. Set aside remaining 1 1/2 cups crumbs for dirt topping. Whisk together evaporated milk, egg yolks and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Heat over mediumlow heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very hot and thickens slightly; do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in morsels until completely melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1-1/2 cups cookie crumbs. Press crumbs down gently. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Decorate cookie tombstones with writing gels as desired; let set. Insert tombstones around edge of pie. With spoon, mound cookie crumbs to form “fresh graves.” Decorate graveyard with candy to make the pie as spooky as you want it to be! Makes 8 servings.

Pink Talking Fish Three mammoth bands. Three musical phenomenons. One idea inspired by love of the music. That’s Pink Talking Fish, who visit the Landmark stage with their hybrid tribute fusion act. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands to Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums, and Cal Kehoe on guitar. PTF has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd. The funky, dance-able layerings of The Talking Heads. The styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish — to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience. Discovering connections is part of the fun: Pink Floyd’s ‘On The Run’ seamlessly fitting in the middle of the composition of Phish’s ‘You Enjoy Myself.’ Perfectly placing Phish’s ‘Sand’ into the groove of The Talking Head’s ‘Slippery People,’ and more. Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. $45 and $40. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (917) 567-5842 or LandmarkOnMainStreet.org.

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The Joni Project

The Joni Project visits the Landmark stage, Friday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 80th birthday. The musically sophisticated band is fronted by remarkable multi-instrumentalist and singer Katie Pearlman, who impressively plays Joni’s songs in their original open guitar tunings, and also includes jazz and jam band mainstays Dave Berg (guitar), Dan Ehrlich (bass), Alan Lerner (drums), Mark Mancini (keyboards), Steve Finklestein (percussion), Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophone and flute) and Victoria Faiella (backing vocals). Collectively, they’ve performed with members of the Grateful Dead, The Band, The Doors, the Neville Brothers, and many others. Together, they bring fresh interpretation to Joni’s legendary tunes from their many eras and genres — particularly from the time of her stunning and dynamic collaboration with Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker. From the deep folk roots of her musical beginnings, Joni’s music evolved over the years to include elements of funk, rock and the full palette of harmonic colors embodied by modern jazz. Her brilliantly original chord progressions were paired with beautifully crafted melodies adorned by lyrics of unmatched poetic profundity to create some of the most powerfully enduring and well-loved songs of all time. Perlman faithfully performs in true Joni style, her tunings remain as fresh today as they were when first performed. $45, $39. $33. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (917) 567-5842 or LandmarkOnMainStreet.org.


On exhibit View the landmark exhibition “Modigliani and the Modern Portrait,” at Nassau County Museum of Art. Devoted to the way that Modigliani powerfully re-defined the art of portraiture, the show includes his masterworks along with paintings and drawings by his Parisian contemporaries (Picasso, van Dongen, Laurencin). Modigliani’s enduring influence on artists even in our own time is shown in a selection of Contemporary paintings by such important figures as David Hockney, Eric Fischl, Elizabeth Peyton and others. The exhibition is being curated by Dr. Kenneth Wayne, founder of The Modigliani Project, which authenticates paintings and drawings (two of the works in the show have been recently approved by the committee). Through Nov. 5. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or NassauMuseum.org.

See “Alabama Story,” presented by Nassau Community College Theater and Dance Thursday through Saturday, oct. 26-28, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m.; panel discussion follows Sunday performance at 4:30 p.m., discussing book banning and censorship. Also online streaming show, Nov. 3. Kenneth Jones’ new play is based on the real life story of Emily Wheelock Reed, a librarian who defended a book that caused a minor uproar in 1959 Alabama. A gentle children’s book with an apparent hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist state senator, just as the civil rights movement is flowering. A contrasting story of childhood friends — an African American man and a woman of white privilege, reunited in adulthood in Montgomery that same year — provides private counterpoint to the public events of the play. Nassau Community College’s LittleTheatre, Garden City. Tickets $12; NCC students free with valid ID; $10 veterans, alumni, seniors 60+, students and NCC employees. For tickets/ information, email throff@ ncc. Edu or call (516) 5727676.

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Nassau County Museum of Art welcomes those interested in improving their art skills or those who simply want to explore their creativity to participate in one of their many stimulating classes. The fall schedule includes Watercolor Florals: Beginner to intermediate levels (adults and teens 16+), Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 2-Dec. 14. $300, $270 members. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. For information and to register visit NassauMuseum.org or call (516) 484-9338.

Mah Jongg Enjoy an afternoon of Mah Jongg and canasta, every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at East Meadow Beth El Jewish Center. $5 contribution per person. Snacks are provided. No outside food allowed due to dietary laws. Bring your own games and cards. Lessons available.1400 Prospect Ave. Call (516) 4283693 for more.

Bring the family to Nassau County Museum of Art, Saturday, Nov. 4, when everyone can immerse themselves in the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. Participate in family art making, a Spanish and English language story time, music, traditional foods, and a display of artwork by a local Mexican-American visual artist exploring cultural themes. Choose from two sessions, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Suitable for children aged 2-14 and their adult companions. Everyone may participate in art making and each adult attending must purchase a spot. This is not a drop-off event. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $20 non-member adult, $10 member adult, $10 nonmember child. Registration required. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9338 or NassauMuseum.org.

Dog Days Weekend Enjoy the glorious grounds of Old Westbury Gardens with your pooch (leashed of course), Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. With dog parade and costume contest on Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Prizes awarded to best dog costumes, including Prettiest, Most Handsome, Most Original, Best Duo or Group, Funniest. Costume contest participants must register at the map stand by 2:30 p.m. Advance ticket purchase for weekend events required. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For information contact (516) 333-0048 or visit OldWestburyGardens.org.

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For many years visitors to Westbury House at Old Westbury Gardens asked what was beyond the first floor corridor. Now beyond the door and discover “secrets of the service wing,” during a 60-minute guided tour, Friday, Oct. 27, noon-1 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 30, noon-1 p.m. Be introduced to the intensive labor required to create the lifestyle experienced by the Phipps family and their guests; tour the many rooms that were “behind the scenes” to create the formal dining experiences of early 20th century. Go along the corridors to the butler’s pantry and silver cleaning room then descend the 17 steps to the kitchen, scullery, and wine storage rooms located on the ground floor. Reservations required. 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For information contact (516) 333-0048 or visit OldWestburyGardens.org.

Spooky Fest is back A Halloween experience not to be missed, Spooky Fest is an outdoor adventure perfect for families who don’t want to be scared — or maybe just a little. Join in the fun at the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October. Along the way in the updated and beautifully lit up, Enchanted Walk you will see dinosaurs, aliens and friendly witches, costumed characters and more. Get your fortune told, make a craft and danceg with the Halloween DJ, along with face painting and the new Amazing Glow tent. For those who want to get a little scared, venture into the Dino Woods. Be on the lookout for the Zombie Robotic Dinosaurs. 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre. Visit CSTL.org for more information.

Bingo at Beth-El Get your game on, Mondays, at a bingo game at East Meadow Beth-El Jewish Center, in East Meadow, starting at 6 p.m. Prizes, progressive games, bell jar prizes and refreshments will be provided.1400 Prospect Ave. For information, contact (516) 483-4205.









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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR TRUMAN 2016 SC6 TITLE TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JANET ROBERTS, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Order Confirming Referee Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly entered on January 11, 2023, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the front steps on the north side of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on November 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., premises known as 1167 Warwick Street, Uniondale, NY 11553. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 50, Block 7 and Lots 91-92. Approximate amount of judgment is $408,344.99 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 616060/2019. This foreclosure sale will be held on the north side steps of the Courthouse, rain or shine. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at the foreclosure sale. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there

are other health or safety concerns, the Court Appointed Referee will cancel the sale. Ellen Durst, Esq., Referee Friedman Vartolo LLP, 85 Broad Street, Suite 501, New York, New York 10004, Attorneys for Plaintiff. Firm File No.: 201214-1 142302

ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Uniondale, In The Town Of Hempstead, County Of Nassau And State Of New York. Section 50 Block 51 Lot 158 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $613,177.58 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 12-013295 This Auction will be held rain or shine. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, the then Court Appointed Referee will cancel the Foreclosure Auction. Scott H Siller, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC, 10 Midland Avenue, Suite 205, Port Chester, NY 10573 Dated: 9/13/23 File Number: 560-1721 SH 142279

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-HL1 ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007- HL1, Against Plaintiff, MARISOL LORENZO, EDWIN LORENZO, ET AL. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 11/16/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, on the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 on 11/9/2023 at 2:00 pm, premises known as 388 Maplegrove Avenue, Uniondale, New York 11553, And Described As Follows:

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, Against JEAN ANTILUS, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 08/10/2023, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, The North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. This Auction will be held rain or shine on 11/17/2023 at 2:00 pm, premises known as 806 Pepperidge Road, Westbury, New York 11590, And Described As Follows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Westbury, Town of North Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section 11 Block 402 Lot 26 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $500,175.95 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 601574/2019 If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, the then Court Appointed Referee will cancel the Foreclosure Auction. JOHN P CLARKE, Esq., Referee. MCCABE, WEISBERG & CONWAY, LLC, 10 MIDLAND AVENUE, SUITE 205, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573 Dated: 9/19/2023 File Number: 18-302505 RS 142629 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE Notice to Bidders Sealed proposals for the upgrade to the fire alarm system for Wantagh Fire Station #1, will be received by the Board of Fire Commissioners of said district at District Administration Building at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York 11793 on or before November 8th 2023 at 12:00 p.m. and then at said office, publicly

opened and read aloud. (In accordance with Section 103 of Article 5-a of the General Municipal Law) The information for bidders, general requirements of contract, form of proposal and specifications may be obtained at the office of the District Superintendent, located at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York 11793. The specifications will be available after October 16th 2023. Walkthrough of the fire station located at 3470 Park Avenue, Wantagh, New York 11793 may be arranged by contacting the district supervisor William Breslin at (516) 315-2877. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, New York or its duly appointed representative reserves the right to waive any informalities in or reject any or all proposals or any part of any proposal or to accept that proposal or any part of that proposal which in its judgment is for the best interest of the said fire district. No proposal shall be withdrawn pending the decision of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wantagh Fire District and said proposal price shall be in effective for a period not less than sixty (60) days from date of proposal opening. Note: return sealed envelopes to be marked “Station 1 Fire Alarm Bid” Brendan J. Narell Superintendent Dated: October 17th 2023 142723 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE is hereby given that the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT will receive separate & independent bids for the following categories: Contract No. 1 – HVAC Rooftop Replacement & Related Work For the HVAC Replacement to the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT STATION #2 located at 844 Wantagh Ave, Levittown, NY 11756. A Mandatory pre-bid conference walkthrough for potential Bidders and other interested parties will be held on Monday, October 30th, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Wantagh Fire District Station #2 located at 844 Wantagh Ave, Levittown, NY 11756. Separate & independent bids must be received on or before Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 12:00 PM by the WANTAGH FIRE DISTRICT at the DISTRICT OFFICES located at 2045 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York 11793 at which time all bids received will publicly be opened and read aloud @ 12:00 PM

in accordance with §103(2), of the General Municipal Law. No bids will be accepted thereafter. Complete digital sets of Bidding Documents, drawings and specifications, may be obtained from the architect by contacting via phone: (631) 271 – 4432 and/or via email: nc@fgrelf.com starting on Monday, October 23, 2023. All bids must be accompanied by either a) a certified check payable to the “Wantagh Fire District” in the amount of 5% of the bid price, or b) a bond with sufficient sureties to be approved by the “Wantagh Fire District” in the amount of 5% of the bid price. If the bid is accepted, the bidder will enter into a contract in accordance with the bid and will furnish a suitable security bond in the sum of the amount of the contract, conditioned for the faithful and prompt completion of the work specified in the contract. If the bidder neglects or refuses to execute the contract and furnish the bonds, the deposit of 5% of the bid price shall be forfeited and retained by the Wantagh Fire District as liquidated damages or, in the case of a bid bond, the Wantagh Fire District shall enforce payment of the bond for its benefit. Performance, Labor and Material payment bonds on the forms within the Specifications Book for the full amount of the contract are required and shall be included in the bid price. Exclude from all bids New York State Sales Tax on materials or supplies purchased for this project. Pursuant to §220 of the Labor Law, the contract will contain a provision that every mechanic, laborer and workman employed in or about the work contemplated by the contract shall be paid not less than the prevailing rate of wages and provided with not less than the prevailing supplement which are set forth in the Bidding Documents. Bids are to be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope, which shall be clearly marked: Wantagh Fire District Station #2 3470 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793 Contract No. 1 – HVAC Rooftop Replacement & Related Work The Wantagh Fire District reserves the right to waive any informalities in, to accept or reject any or all bids, to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder or to advertise anew if in the judgment of the Wantagh Fire District it is in their best interests to do so. No bidder shall withdraw his bid within 45 days after the formal opening thereof.

By Order of The Board of Fire Commissioners Brendan J. Narell Superintendent 142722 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES… Printed in this publication can be found online. Search by publication name at: www.newyorkpublicnotices.com

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTER ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, Against KAREN JONES A/K/A KAREN B. JONES A/K/A KAREN B. LICHTENSTEIN, ET AL. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 03/24/2023, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, on the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 on 11/27/2023 at 2:00 pm, premises known as 769 Van Buren Avenue, East Meadow, New York 11554, And Described As Follows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at East Meadow, Town Of Hempstead, County Of Nassau And State Of New York. Section 50 Block 436 Lot 4 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $765,254.16 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 601311/2019 If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, the then Court Appointed Referee will cancel the Foreclosure Auction. This Auction will be held rain or shine. Peter Kramer, Esq., Referee. (Phone#:(516) 510-4020) McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC, 10 Midland Avenue, Suite 205, Port Chester, NY 10573 Dated: 9/21/23 File Number: 16-301208 SH 142765

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MARGUERITE F. DORSA, AS TRUSTEE OF THE KEHOE IRREVOCABLE TRUST; TIMOTHY KEHOE, AS ADMINISTRATOR, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ETHEL M. KEHOE; BENEFICIARIES OF THE KEHOE IRREVOCABLE TRUST, if living, and if she/he be deceased, her next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming, under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. Plaintiff designates NASSAU as the place of trial situs of the real property SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 1514 PROSPECT AVENUE, EAST MEADOW, NY 11554 Section: 50, Block: 149, Lot: 891 and 892 ___________________ To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action,

may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service. Your failure to appear or to answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Consolidated Mortgage to secure the sum of $165,000.00 and interest, recorded on June 04, 2006, in Liber M26903 at Page 948 of the Public Records of NASSAU County, New York., covering premises known as 1514 PROSPECT AVENUE, EAST MEADOW, NY 11554. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. NASSAU County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action.


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LEGAL NOTICE REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF16, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF16, Plaintiff - against ANGELA LEWIS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on February 23, 2023. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 “Rain or Shine” on the 28th day of November, 2023 at 2:00 PM. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Uniondale, in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Premises known as 290 Arcadia Ave, Uniondale, (Town of Hempstead) NY 11553. (SBL#: 50-43-163) Approximate amount of lien $478,268.99 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 612932/2019. Mark S. Ricciardi, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 400 Meridian Centre Blvd, Ste 200 Rochester, NY 14618 Tel. 585/760-8218 For sale information, please visit Auction.com at www.Auction.com or call (800) 280-2832 Dated: September 7, 2023 During the COVID-19 health emergency, bidders are required to comply with all governmental health requirements in effect at the time of sale including but not limited to, wearing face coverings and maintaining social distancing (at least 6-feet apart) during the auction, while tendering deposit and at any subsequent closing. Bidders are also

required to comply with the Foreclosure Auction Rules and COVID-19 Health Emergency Rules issued by the Supreme Court of this County in addition to the conditions set forth in the Terms of Sale. 142698

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY ASTORIA FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against JAMES J. ALIPERTI JR, et al Defendant(s) Attorney for Plaintiff(s) McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC, 7 Wells Street, Suite 205B, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered January 21, 2016, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at North Side Steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on November 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM. Premises known as 424 Wellington Road, East Meadow, NY 11554. Sec 51 Block 274 Lot 24. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buidings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at East Meadow, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $500,125.24 plus interest, fees, and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 001916/2011. The foreclosure sale will be conducted in accordance with 10th Judicial District’s Covid-19 Policies and foreclosure auction rules. The Referee shall enforce any rules in place regarding facial coverings and social distancing. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, then the Court Appointed Referee shall cancel the foreclosure auction. Foreclosure Auctions will be held “Rain or Shine.” Robert F. Harper, Esq., Referee File # NY2022-00064 142759 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES… Printed in this publication can be found online. Search by publication name at: www.newyorkpublicnotices.com

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Town of Hempstead officials announced a new program, that will make it easier for residents to license their dogs online.

Apply for a dog license online, with new program By JORDAN VALLONE jvallone@liherald.com

With dogs out and about, enjoying the beautiful fall weather with their owners last week at Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore, Town of Hempstead officials announced a new program that’ll make it easier to make sure pups are licensed. “Our town clerk has come up with a really great initiative, thinking out of the box,” Town Supervisor Don Clavin said. “It’s something that is forward thinking, that is using technology, to really make it easier for residents to do things.” Residents with dogs used to have to go to Town Hall, bring and fill out paperwork, and pay a small fee in person in order to license their dog — something that is required by law in New York, not only the Town of Hempstead. Now, dog owners can simply do this online, making it more convenient, as well as helping the town assure that the pets are licensed. “We know everybody’s exceedingly busy these days, everybody’s working, they’ re doing a million dif ferent things,” Town Clerk Kate Murray said. “So in effort to make this aspect of the dog licensing program more convenient for our residents, we did something that we did with our commute parking, license and sticker a couple years ago.” Murray said the online dog licensing program had a soft roll out, to work out any issues, and was happy to report they’ve already seen an increase in license applications coming in. All dogs ages four months and older must be licensed. To license an unneutered male or unspayed female, the

application costs $18. Neutered and spayed dogs cost $9. A valid veterinarian certificate is needed for proof, as well as proof that the dog received its rabies inoculation. Renewals must be done annually. Murray said licensing dogs is important, because all dogs are issued a unique identification number, attached to the owner’s phone number. “It can help reunite dogs who get lost, who somehow get away from their pet owners,” she said. “No other dog gets the same number.” The proof that the dog has a rabies vaccination is “exceedingly important,” Murray said, ensuring the safety of both dogs — and humans. “We are here to just let all of our residents know and encourage them to apply for that dog license online,” she said. “It’s a very, very small fee to obtain the license, but it will be a great degree of comfort to not only the pet owners, but everyone else in the neighborhood.” Town Councilman Chris Carini, who was at Newbridge, with his dog, Molly, agreed the online program was great idea. “It’s very important,” he said. “If (Molly) ever gets lost, I want to make sure she’s returned to me. And like (Murray) said, I’ll ensure she’s up to date (on vaccines). I encourage all dog owners to get out there, sign up for the program.” To apply for a dog license online, visit HempsteadNY.gov/177/LicensesPermits. Aside from Newbridge Road Park, the town maintains two additional dog runs in Baldwin Park and Oceanside Park. Visit HempsteadNY.gov/269/ Dog-Parks for addresses and more information.




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A. The answer has two sides, like a doubleedged sword. First, yes, there are things you can do to your home to make it easier to insure. But the second part is applying the meaning of the word “reasonable.” Next, you have to understand that, like other forms of gambling, which is what insurance really is, do you have a chance to win back your money, your insurance payments, or your investment in your property to presumably reduce onte eeper the payments? Again, insurance is a legalized form of gambling, extensively regulated but sometimes loosely enforced. Many people say, when describing gambling casinos, that the house always wins in the end, and with a few exceptions, casinos rarely fail. Insurance companies have been hit with one disaster after another due to strange global weather that some deny is a trend, but those companies aren’t as care-less, and they invest heavily in statistical analysis, so you can bet that if they’re pulling out of certain areas, they know something. So, a “reasonable” investment to make your house easier or more attractive to insure often ends up being unreasonable, or is based on faulty assumptions. For example, you may add a steel roof and concrete composite siding as a more reasonable and less costly wind-resistance improvement, only to discover that the insurance company thinks you should still have raised your home, because they think flooding is a bigger and more frequent risk to insure. Add to that the fact, as some insurers will point out when you complain, that by making the improvements, you increase the cost of reconstruction. That’s a good argument, one you’ll never win. The same thing happens with alarm systems, fencing your property or removing trees that could fall on your roof. Make improvements that help you to recover more healthfully, safely and economically, for your own assurance. I am convinced, as you can see, that all the effort you put in is not universal in your neighborhood, and insurance companies look at whole areas, not just your home, for insurability. Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency is a large and extremely indebted insurance company, funded with the help of tax dollars and losing billions. So before you make changes and improvements, remind yourself that you’re doing this for yourself, not to reduce insurance costs. As Walter Cronkite used to say when he signed off on his broadcast of “The CBS Evening News” when I was a kid, “And that’s the way it is.” Good luck with whatever you decide to improve.

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f ever there were a just war, it is Israel’s war against Hamas. If ever there were a war in which there is no moral equivalence, it is Israel’s war against Hamas. If ever there were a war with potential regional and global implications, it is Israel’s war against Hamas. That’s why I believe it is disgraceful and indefensible for so many in the media, in academia and in political circles to be suggesting, and acting as if, there were “two sides” to this war. As if Israel pETER has to defend its military action, KinG and somehow it is the Palestinians in Gaza who are victims. The war began when Hamas launched a terrorist attack targeting Israel’s most innocent noncombatants, murdering children, women and the elderly, killing 1,400 Israelis and taking more than 200 hostages. These noncombatants were not “collateral damage.” They were Hamas’ intended victims. This was the ultimate in depraved terrorism. Israel has not only the legal and moral right to retaliate against


Hamas, but the moral obligation to defend its citizens by doing all it can to destroy Hamas. Yet with each passing day, we see media commentators, student demonstrators and morally challenged politicians such as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, anguishing over the plight of the Palestinians and the concern that Israel will “overreact” to a terrorist attack that resulted in the equivalent of 40,000 dead in the United States. Most shockingly, we saw the same cast of characters accept Hamas’ unsubstantiated claim that an Israeli rocket had destroyed a hospital in Gaza, causing more than 500 innocent fatalities. Some Americans are calling for a ceasefire. Unfortunately, President Biden added to the moral and strategic confusion when, during his meeting in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he referred to Hamas as the “other team” and cautioned Israel against overreacting. What has happened to our ability as a people to make moral distinctions and judgments and recognize the difference between good and evil, victim and assailant?


Would anyone have suggested in the days following the attack on Pearl Harbor that President Franklin D. Roosevelt call for a ceasefire with Japan, or that he and Gen. Douglas MacArthur assure the world that the United States would not overreact? Would FDR, then Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill have been called on to ensure that they would observe the rules of war in combating Hitler? Would the media have felt obligated to give “both sides” of the story? To give equal time to Hitler and Japanese Emperor Hirohito? Would any American, let alone the president, have referred to Nazis or the Gestapo as the “other team”? Would the media have gone through the streets of Dresden, Hamburg or Berlin looking for civilian casualties, or taking at face value Nazi claims of American war crimes? The reality is that there will always be unintended civilian casualties in any war. This will be especially true in any war with Hamas, which intentionally locates its fighters, rockets and artillery in densely populated civilian areas. Unlike Hamas, Israel will make every effort to avoid civilian deaths,

f ever there were a war in which there is no moral equivalence, it is this one.

and certainly won’t target noncombatants. Waging war against Hamas goes far beyond retaliation or revenge. Hamas must, to the greatest extent possible, be annihilated, to prevent future attacks on Israel’s citizens. Hamas is also a proxy for Iran, which is the largest state sponsor of terror in the world and an ever-growing military — and soon to be nuclear — threat to the region and the world. Hezbollah, headquartered just north of Israel in Lebanon, possesses over 100,000 rockets, and is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Iran. Israel is our strongest ally and the only democracy in the Middle East, the most volatile region in the world. This current war is not a battle for turf or bragging rights. It is a struggle that Israel is waging for itself and for all civilized peoples. Israel deserves our full, unqualified support for its own success and security, and the future of the world as we know it. It is also time for the United States to restore its sense of moral balance, and accept the reality that there can be no moral equivalence in this struggle between good and evil. Stand with Israel! Peter King is a former congressman, and a former chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Comments? pking@liherald.com.

Antisemitism in our schools is way too common

n May, I took part in a special hearing convened by the Nassau County Legislature’s Special Legislative Task Force to Combat Antisemitism in Nassau County. The hearing gave students, parents, rabbis and other interested members of the community the opportunity to share information about personal antisemitic experiences and incidents. I, and many of my task force colleagues, were horrified by some of the stories we heard. I am so proud of the students who came and AVi had the confiposnicK dence to speak up, knowing that what they said would be entered into the public record. The hearing was also recorded and covered by a number of media outlets. We heard horrendous stories, which included accounts of swastikas found on school property (in some cases left unaddressed for weeks) and antisemitic comments directed at Jewish students, among other things. What shocked me the most — and is

truly concerning — is how normalized and “casual” the antisemitism seems to be. In all my years of working to fight antisemitism and hate, I knew students were facing antisemitic incidents, but never thought it would be considered so normal among students in our local schools. Following the hearing, the task force convened a special meeting, which I had the honor to chair, consisting of superintendents and principals from a number of county school districts. This gave us an opportunity to learn what steps they are taking to combat antisemitism, both proactively and responsively. I heard many positive and encouraging remarks from the administrators in attendance, including two points that I believe we all must take to heart and implement. First, whenever an antisemitic or hateful incident occurs, the school must not attempt to hide the matter out of a concern for negative publicity. The school should instead be transparent, and notify the school community about the situation and outline how the


administration is addressing it. Schools need to identify both what the community can do to fight antisemitism and hate and outline concrete steps it is taking toward that end. Administrators who properly and promptly condemn and respond to antisemitism have friends in a number of groups, including my organization, StandWithUs, that are ready to support and partner with them, and to provide the resources and assistance they need. Second, as one superintendent made clear, there should be greater outrage when it comes to instances of antisemitism. Sadly, that is not always the case. For example, when students or visitors at school events spew antisemitic slurs and other hateful rhetoric, it is insufficient simply to tell the offenders to “be nice” and then continue the event in a business-as-usual manner. When something like this happens, the authorities responsible for the event should express outrage and stop the activity until the perpetrators are removed and all attendees have an equal opportunity to participate and enjoy the activity.

t’s not enough to just tell those who spew slurs at school events to ‘be nice.’

I understand that this kind of response doesn’t happen overnight. It happens only if the right boundaries and understanding are established. Antisemitism can be difficult to identify. Through the Special Legislative Task Force, StandWithUs and other groups have shared their clear commitment to fighting anti-Jewish bigotry. There are educational materials, policy recommendations, and training for administrators, teachers and students that focus on how to identify antisemitism and ways to address antisemitic incidents. As we continue the new school year, I hope our amazing schools in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the Northeast will take advantage of the resources being offered and commit to implementing best practices to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and equal educational opportunities for all students in these communities. Avi Posnick is the executive director of StandWithUs Northeast & New England, and a member of the Special Legislative Task Force to Combat Antisemitism in Nassau County. StandWithUs is an international, nonpartisan education organization that supports Israel and fights antisemitism.

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ctober marks the return of the “spooky season.” But before you get all dressed up and head out to celebrate Halloween, it’s important to remember that safety must come first. A study conducted by State Farm found that one of every four pedestrian deaths on Halloween are children out walking between 6 and 7 p.m. And a vast majority of those deaths occur away from a crosswalk or intersection. Halloween is supposed to be a time for fun, costumes and candy — not rides in ambulances. There are lots of cars on the roads, even when kids are trick-ortreating. And on this night it’s more important than ever to use crosswalks, look both ways, and stay on the sidewalks. Especially with the uptick in reckless driving the Herald has reported on in recent weeks in different neighborhoods. Also, wear bright, reflective colors, or add strips of reflective tape to costumes to make them more visible to passing vehicles. But that’s not all. The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns parents to buy only flame-resistant costumes — generally made of fabrics like polyester or nylon — and to ensure that costumes

aren’t too long or too wide, which could cause our young ones to trip. Children should travel in groups accompanied by parents or responsible adults, and only knock on doors of welllit homes that have porch lights on. Instead of masks that can obscure your vision, use makeup and hats instead. Just be sure makeup is Food and Drug Administration-approved, especially anything applied on the face or around the eyes. And avoid decorative contact lenses that change eye color. All of these are warnings many of us have heard every year. But what about all that delicious Halloween candy? We all grew up hearing horror stories about razor blades in apples, and evil people poisoning the miniature candy bars they hand out. But dangers today may not even be intentional. Last year, for example, authorities at Los Angeles International Airport confiscated nearly 12,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside wrapped bags and boxes of candy. While it’s highly unlikely that children were the targets of the smugglers, police, as always, advised parents to inspect the candy their trick-ortreaters brought home. That’s more important these days than ever, and if you find anything suspicious, do not

touch it, and notify law enforcement right away. Another new threat is THC edibles and candies that may look like something intended for children, but are anything but. They come in shapes similar to Sour Patch Kids, gummy worms and chocolate bars, but they contain psychoactive substances. The worst part? Some people may not even realize they’ve bought it, and could give it out to kids without even realizing what’s inside. While the effects of THC ingestion in children vary, some telltale symptoms may include sedation, shortness of breath, anxiety, and quivering. If you believe a child has accidentally consumed THC edibles, call the National Capital Poison Center, at (800) 222-1222. Of course, The FDA advises not accepting or eating anything that is not commercially wrapped. Inspect wrappers for any signs of tampering, including an unusual appearance, discoloration, pinholes, or tears in the wrappers. And if anything in your child’s trick-ortreat bag looks suspicious, throw it away. There are so many things all of us can be for Halloween this year. But the last thing any of us wants to be is a statistic. So plan ahead, stay safe and alert, and fun will surely follow.

Letters Faith will help Israel survive To the Editor: On the morning of Oct. 12, corresponding to the 27th day of the month of Tishrei in the Hebrew calendar, Jews at morning prayers in synagogues around the world began the cycle of Torah reading with the chanting of the first words of Genesis, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” This cycle has been going on for thousands of years, and its endurance is a testament to the strength and faith of the Jewish people. Unfortunately, the tragedy of war and terror that Israel is now enduring has also continued to repeat itself, from the earliest days of exile and the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem, to the war now raging in Gaza. Nonetheless, the survival of the Jewish people is a direct result of our faith and belief that there is a God that watches over us, to ensure our survival as a nation — not in a geographic sense, but in a spiritual one. Individually, we are vulnerable to the vicissitudes of life, as we have sadly witnessed in Israel. Collectively, however, we prevail and survive, as our faith once again leads us to listen to the chanting of those first words of Genesis. Those who tragically die, either in battle as warriors or merely because of their faith, do not die in vain. They join an endless list of martyrs who perished, yet serve as a testament to our abili-

ty to survive as a nation, in triumph over tragedy. We must all pray for Israel’s survival, and that peace can reign supreme in Israel, Gaza and throughout the world. Dr. MEL YOUNG Lawrence

It’s time for many to choose a Medicare plan To the Editor: As a physician, the last thing I want is for patients to make decisions about their



y parents were worried the moment I laid eyes on the apartment for the very first time. It was the entire top floor of a car dealership just off what would eventually become Interstate 86, at the edge of the Finger Lakes region upstate. This would be my first apartment — my first home outside the family home where I grew up in Pennsylvania. But that’s not why my parents were concerned. My new job — as a sports editor for a community weekmiCHaeL ly newspaper in the small city of Hinman Bath — paid $200 a week. And the rent for this apartment would eat up a good chunk of that. I wasn’t listening, however. I was young. The world was mine to conquer. And I was able to dive headfirst into my chosen career while still quite literally a teenager. It was supposed to be nothing but easy sailing from this point, except it wouldn’t be anything close. Of course, I was wrong, and my parents were absolutely right. I couldn’t

afford the apartment and simply living. Every other week, my bank account would dwindle to almost nothing, days short of being replenished with another paycheck. I had to pay my rent. I had to put gas in the 1982 Chevette that I had bought a year earlier with my freelance money. I had to keep the electricity on and the water running. All that was left to sacrifice was probably the one thing I needed the most: food. By the time payday finally arrived, I could have gone as long as three days without eating. And you truly don’t know suffering until you feel hunger. Real hunger. My paycheck would hit my bank account at 11 a.m., and I would race to the nearby Burger King — my car running on fumes — to sit in the drive-thru, praying for speedy service. Then I would pull into the parking lot and devour every morsel of my lunch. Tears would streak my cheeks through each bite of the Whopper. When we think of hunger, it makes sense that our minds jump to extremes, conjuring images of children — primarily in other countries — literally starv-


oo many of us are one missed paycheck or medical emergency away from hunger.

Letters health and well-being based on the cost of care and medication rather than their actual needs. Right now is a critical time for the over 3.8 million individuals in New York who rely on Medicare for their health insurance. Evaluating your health care needs can help you select a plan that will cover you when you need it the most and fit within your budget. While it’s impossible to foresee all health issues that may require treatment, there are several things to consider during the Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plan annual election period, which runs through Dec. 7:

■ Doctors and hospitals: If you have a favorite doctor, make sure he or she accepts your plan, to avoid any additional expenses for out-of-network providers. Also, determine whether the plan requires referrals for specialized care.

■ Future health risks: In addition to making sure your plan covers your current health needs, speak to your doctor about health risks that may require additional treatment. For instance, if you have prediabetes, consider the potential for future diabetes management.

■ Costs: Different plans have different costs, so understand the full picture when comparing plans in your area. Consider monthly premiums, deductibles and co-pays for hospital stays and doctor visits. Also, pay attention to annual maximum out-of-pocket costs — if you reach the limit, you’ll pay nothing for covered services the rest of the year.

■ Prescription drug benefits: Prescription drug coverage is included in many Medicare Advantage plans, unlike original Medicare. If you prefer original Medicare, you can opt for a stand-alone prescription drug plan through a private insurer. Prepare a list of your current medications so you can compare costs while choosing plans.

ing. And that is indeed horrific. At the same time, however, we can’t lose sight of the fact that hunger exists in so many forms. And that so much of it is far closer to us than we might think. A popular term for it is “food insecurity,” but let’s simply call it what it is: hunger. And it affects those of all walks of life, from children to our senior citizens. Island Harvest — the largest food bank on Long Island — delivers millions of meals each year, but that’s still not enough. Long Island Cares — founded by the late singer and songwriter Harry Chapin — estimates that as many as 230,000 people go hungry on Long Island every day. Across the country, millions of people are a job loss, a missed paycheck, or a single medical emergency away from hunger, according to Feeding America. And it affects some of our populations — our children, our seniors, and many of our minority communities — disproportionately more than the rest of us. Hunger is a silent predator, existing so close to us, yet so difficult to see. It could be your child’s best friend next door. It could be the nice retired lady

around the corner who enjoys talking to neighbors from her porch. It could be the young professional stepping out into the world for the first time. But we don’t need to see it to help. We don’t need to experience it to help. It’s out there. It’s terrible. And yes, we can make a difference. Island Harvest and Long Island Cares are just two of many area organizations that are fighting hunger. You can give money, non-perishable food, or even your time. Visit IslandHarvest.org or LICares. org. Or just look around your own neighborhood — there’s likely someone already battling hunger. And if there isn’t, maybe it’s your time to step up. “Hunger is an obscenity, and hunger in America is the ultimate obscenity,” Chapin once said, echoing the words of Anne Frank, who truly knew hunger while hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Yet even in those darkest of times, Frank remained optimistic: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world,” she wrote. Don’t wait a single moment. Let’s wipe this obscenity of hunger from our society once and for all. Michael Hinman is the executive editor of Herald Community Newspapers.

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■ Other benefits: Consider additional benefits that can positively impact your health and well-being. Medicare Advantage plans may include dental, vision and hearing coverage; fitness programs; transportation to doctors’ visits; and even allowances that help eligible beneficiaries pay for healthy food and other essentials, like rent and utilities.

■ Quality: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reviews and rates all Medicare Advantage plans before the enrollment period each year to help consumers make informed decisions. Plans are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 indicating poor performance and 5

At the Fall Festival, claiming her prize — Seaford

indicating excellence. Your health insurance carrier is a partner that helps you get the care you need. If you’re eligible for Medicare, take time to research your options and ensure that you select the plan that best meets your personal health and financial needs. The Medicare Plan Finder at Medi-

care.gov can help compare plans and benefits and estimate costs for each plan. Visit the website or call (800) MEDICARE (633-4227) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY users should call (877) 486-2048. DR. BOB ZOROWITZ Regional vice president of health services for New York, Humana

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‘Hunger in America is the ultimate obscenity’

October 26, 2023 — EAST MEADOW HERALD


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