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the first women’s finisher at this year’s Long island Marathon

L.I.’s top woman marathoner

Delaney-Guille reflects on her Jovia Long Island win

Cristin Delaney-Guille grew up in Floral Park, but about 18 years ago, she packed up and moved to Long Beach.

Delaney-Guille, 43, gave birth to a daughter, Olivia, shortly afterward, and then started jogging to try to get back into pre-pregnancy shape. She had never run before, but her husband, Brian Guille, suggested that they run Long Beach’s 4-mile Snowflake Race together in February 2008. They did, and it wiped Cristin out — but that was only the beginning.

“My body wasn’t used to pushing it, and at that point that was pushing it,” she

recalled of her first race. “But I got addicted immediately, and I remember going on my laptop and immediately looking for the next race that I could do. I got bit by the race bug, and I loved it.”

Later that year, Delaney-Guille began training for her first marathon, the Philadelphia Marathon. She took to the distance, and entered a marathon each fall for a few years before adding one each spring as well. She has run Boston and New York, and smaller marathons, like one on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. She’s a member of Long Run Crew, a team she joined in 2008.

Delaney-Guille ran the Boston Marathon for the third time last month, finishing in 3

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School district prepares for budget vote

The Long Beach Board of Education held its final meeting Tuesday on the budget and capital-expenditure initiatives it has adopted for the 2024-25 academic year. The spending plan, which will be put to vote next Tuesday, totals $155.9 million, a 2.85 percent increase over the current budget.

Tschool building maintenance and administrative costs.

hankfully, we did get our full foundation aid at the same level as we have in the current year.

“Thankfully, we did get our full foundation aid at the same level as we have in the current year,” Michael DeVito, the district’s assistant superintendent of finance and operations, said at the meeting. “Nothing more, but at least the same level, and no reduction that was proposed by the governor a few months ago.”


Assistant superintendent, finance and operations

The proposed spending plan maintains salaries of teachers and staff as well as all of the district’s educational programs, and covers needed

The Long Beach schools’ tax levy is set to increase by $1.6 million, or 1.5 percent. To cover expenses, the district will rely on other sources of income as well. State aid is expected to increase by over $350,000, to $27.3 million, while other revenue, including fees, donations and grants, is projected to drop slightly, by roughly $183,000, to $13.7 million. The schools’ appropriated fund balance, consisting of unused funds from prior budgets that will be available for use, is anticipated to increase by just over $500,000, to $1.5 million.

The district’s Long Island Power Authority payment in lieu of taxes, compensation for the utility’s reduced property taxes, is set to increase by approximately $85,600, to $4.4 million.

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Recognizing Apraxia Day in Long Beach

May 14 is now dedicated to awareness in the city for years to come

Long Beach community members banded together at the Cabana Tuesday night to recognize and raise for a littleknown speech disorder: apraxia.

Childhood apraxia of speech is a disorder that makes it difficult for a child to speak, affecting about 1 in 1,000. They know what they want to say, but find it nearly impossible to coordinate the movements of lips, tongue and jaw that are necessary to form the words. Sometimes it even effects their limbs.

Bobby Sorise, 5, of Long Beach has had difficulty speaking since he was a toddler — unlike his twin brother, Joseph, who speaks normally. But Bobby was not initially diagnosed with apraxia, and his mom Kristi RookSorise and her husband, David, had no idea what his condition was. After several tests and studies, including at Hofstra University, he was finally diagnosed.

After receiving the diagnosis, clarification and help, Rook-Sorise wanted to make more people aware of apraxia. Around the country, May 14 is recognized as Apraxia Awareness Day. On Tuesday, thanks to the Sorise family, it was officially recognized in the City of Long Beach.

“He works so hard just to get the words out and it’s even harder when he’s excited and happy or winded from just running around and being a kid,” Bobby’s mother, Kristi, said. “But he doesn’t give up. He is our superhero. So, we asked our city to stand with us and declare May 14 as Apraxia Awareness Day. It’s a big deal because it means we’re shining a light on something that doesn’t get enough attention, making sure other families get the help that they need way faster than we did.”

City Council member Mike Reinhart and City Manager Dan Creighton presented a proclamation, ensuring Long Beach joined in recognizing Apraxia Awareness Day. They stood beside Bobby as they read aloud, certifying the day. Legislator Pat Mullaney also presented the family with a proclamation.

“Nobody rallies together as a community like Long Beach,” Reinhart said. “I think this is the start of something big, and what you need to start something big is an inspiration and inspirational figure. Who better than Bobby, our rockstar. Apraxia Awareness Day aims to unite community members, children with childhood apraxia of speech and their friends and family to be an unstoppable united force advocating for their children.”

The event had raffles, bracelets, T-shirt sales and donations, with the proceeds going toward Apraxia Kids, a foundation Bobby’s mother volunteers with. The Michelle O’Neill Foundation and National Grid each donated a substantial amount of money for the cause. David Sorise’s band, The Big Sexy, also provided live music throughout the night.

“We want to increase the education, the mentorship, the training,” said Dr. Julie Case, who worked with Bobby during his testing at Hofstra University. “I thank Kristi so much for being here, for having this event so that we can increase the awareness. I thank all of you for being here to support childhood apraxia of speech, so that we can really make a difference, educate, train, get the word out there and really, truly let every kid find their voice and help us understand what we need to do better.”

Tuesday night was only the beginning of Apraxia Awareness Day in Long Beach, and who knows where it will go from here.

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Jaci Zitman/Herald photos Legislator Pat Mullaney, Councilman Mike Reinhart and City Manager Dan Creighton presented the Sorise family with a proclamation, declaring May 14 Apraxia Awareness Day in Long Beach. Tracy Sheehan, Kristi RookSorise, Terianne Eidt-Ryan, Jordan Matlock were just some of the volunteers making sure the day was a success. The Cabana’s outdoor seating area was filled with community members showing support for apraxia awareness. David Sorise, left, and his band, The Big Sexy, played live music at the event, bringing the vibes after the proclamation was presented.

Budget will be put to a vote on Tuesday

Nballot comprises targeted capital reserve fund expenditures to improve infrastructure at several Long Beach schools. The projects include replacing the synthetic turf field at Veterans Field, the field behind Long Beach Middle School; renovating interior doors and windows at the middle school; repairing the Reynolds Channel bulkheading at Lindell Elementary; installing acoustic panels in the Lindell gym; and removing a fuel tank at the transportation department.

was proposed by the governor a few months ago.

Proposition 3 introduces measures for financial management. If there’s any extra money left over at the end of the fiscal year, it will be put into reserve funds to be used in the future.

When the district finishes the year with more revenue than expenses, it results in what is known as an operating surplus, which gives the district different options for financial management and planning.

“If we end the year with an operating surplus, we can either max out on the 4 percent, which is in our unassigned fund balance,” DeVito explained. Or, he said, “we can put some of those surplus funds into some designated reserve funds, such as the capital reserve fund, or it can be appropriated to offset next year’s tax levy.”

The mentioned percentage would be of the follow-

ing year’s budget.

Ahead of next week’s budget vote and board election, residents can review the proposals on the district website, LBeach.org.

DeVito received thanks from teachers at the meeting for the “extremely clear and detailed presentations throughout the entire process.” The Board of Educa-

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tion also received thanks for adopting the budget amid complications this year.

Voting will take place during the day Tuesday at Lindell and East Elementary schools and the middle school. Those who are unsure of their voting locations can look under School Board Voting in the Election Information section of the website.

Health Benefits of Forgiveness

Each one of us experience countless injustices in the course of everyday living. Like other experiences, it is not the experience itself so much that counts, but how you process it. The Mayo Clinic addresses the health benefits of “forgiveness” which they define as “an intentional decision to let go of resentment and anger”. Letting go of grudges and bitterness can lead to:

• Healthier relationships

• Improved mental health

• Less anxiety, stress and hostility

• Fewer symptoms of depression

• Lower blood pressure

• A stronger immune system

• Improved heart health

• Improved self-esteem

• Better sleep

Everett Worthington, Profession Emeritus of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, provides a free workbook at evworthington-forgiveness.com to aid those

for whom forgiveness may be difficult (most of us!), focusing on the REACH method.

Recall: Recall the hurt. Look at the incident in an objective way and don’t try to push aside your feelings.

Empathize: Empathize with the offender without excusing the action or invalidating your own feels. Maybe the person was having a bad day or was raised in dire circumstances. Altruistic gift: Give the altruistic gift of forgiveness. Think about a time when you were rude or harsh, and recognize that everyone has shortcomings.

Commit: Make a decision to forgive. You can write a letter that you don’t send to help yourself make the commitment.

Hold: Hold on to forgiveness. Memories of the transgression or event won’t change. But how you react to those feelings will.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned”. Buddha

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Meet Long Beach’s school board candidates

Sam Pinto (incumbent)

Pinto is a lifelong resident and graduate with 3 children in district, 2 elementary and 1 rising into middle school. Sam is a decorated public safety professional, currently a career fire lieutenant and paramedic, and a life safety educator and continuity practitioner. He is well versed in policy as labor leader who has attended Harvard Trade Union and Cornell Labor Relations programs. Sam is proud to be a Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a local civic leader passionate about protecting environment, advocating against over development, and supporting preparing our youth for future success. His focus will be to continue to facilitate alternative pathways to graduation, social and emotional support services, career and trade readiness, delicious and nutritious food services and a focus on educating to the whole child rather than state mandated written exams.

Alexis Pace (incumbent)

Pace is a committed community leader, businesswoman, and school board member known for her passion for education and public service. She holds a master’s degree in Special Education and has worked with the Early Intervention Program, giving her invaluable expertise in the field. As a member of the board, Pace has shown strong leadership through challenging times, especially in the aftermath of Covid and during fiscal uncertainty.

As a businesswoman, she brings a wealth of experience and a results-oriented approach to the school board. She has been instrumental in expanding successful programs while keeping tax increases low. She seeks re-election to continue her work in maintaining programs and is committed to keeping all schools open. Her steady leadership and deep commit-

ment to the community are essential and proven. She hopes to earn your support to keep the district moving.

Harold Webb (challenger)

Webb is dedicated to Long Beach, and part of the community for over 35 years. He loves Long Beach through and through. Rebuilding from Sandy is a major turning point in his life as he met my wife and began a great new chapter in his life with his family.

As a son of a Lieutenant in the FDNY, his philosophy has been one of action. Webb’s diverse background has allowed for a broader perspective in life and leadership. These lessons in life have been applied to his career. Throughout his years spent as a teacher, dean, athletic coach, adjunct professor and school administrator, he has worked tirelessly for children. He is engaged in education of the 21st century, which means understanding academic and social-emotional needs of our children. Webb wants to work for our future change.

Kristin McChesney (challenger)

Over the past 18 years, she’s had the honor of edu-

cating others and leading impactful initiatives that span from elementary school to adult learning. She worked as a school counselor, special educator, and teacher. Guided by her values of integrity, servant leadership, and attentive listening, she’s held executive roles in schools and businesses.

She’s managed a multi-million-dollar budget as director of student services and oversaw various essential programs that supported the education of children experiencing homelessness or poverty. She transformed a summer school into a vibrant, free enrichment camp that benefited thousands of children annually. Her commitment extends beyond the role of trustee: it’s a deeply personal investment in shaping a brighter future for both our students and our city.

She has a vision of necessary change that emphasizes sensible decisions, elevates partnership, and fosters trust with all members of our community. This means proactively engaging others, especially those with perspectives different than my own, demanding our voice is heard in Albany to ensure our schools remain appropriately funded, and focusing on delivering outcomes that matter most for our kids.


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A FOUR-YEAR STARTING midfielder, Paz has been front and center in the Seahawks’ resurgence this spring and reached a milestone May 2 in a hard-fought 12-11 defeat to Herricks. Paz netted all but two of Carey’s goals, giving her 50 on the season to go along with 11 assists. Her nine goals was a singlegame high, topping her previous mark of eight set April 4 against Jericho. She ranks in the Top 10 of Nassau County scorers.


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Nominate a “Spotlight Athlete”

High School athletes to be featured on the Herald sports page must compete in a spring sport and have earned an AllConference award or higher last season. Please send the following information: Name, School, Grade, Sport and accomplishments to Sports@liherald.com.

Long Beach earns playoff spot

The Long Beach softball team is heading back to the playoffs this spring and more than doubled its win total from a year ago thanks in part to a switch to Nassau Conference 3.

The Marines won just three games in 2023 while competing in Conference 2, during which they were held to three or fewer runs 13 times in those 19 regularseason contests. But thanks to a rejuvenated offense that featured six batters hitting better than .370, they finished 7-8 in the conference and 7-10 overall.

Long Beach celebrated Senior Day by punching its postseason ticket with a 7-3 victory over Hicksville on May 4. Senior Emmalee Eagan yielded just two runs and struck out five for the victory and went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored.

“If you asked me at the beginning of the season that we’re going to get seven wins and make the playoffs, I would have told you, ‘I don’t know,’” coach Carmine Verde said. “I’m really glad that they set a goal for themselves and really wanted to make the playoffs and the fact that we clinched the spot on Senior Day was icing on the cake.”

Junior first baseman Myla Sanchez belted her third three-run home run of the season in the fifth inning to put the game away. She was batting nearly .380 heading into the final game of the season and the homer pushed her RBI total to 11.

“She has really transformed herself from where she was last season to this season,” Verde said. “She’s a totally different player, maturity wise, skill wise and production.”

The Marines had a dramatic win at Carle Place two days earlier. After Plainedge shut them out on April 30, the girls went scoreless in the first five frames against the Frogs before exploding for 13 runs and 11 hits in the sixth for a 13-2 victory.

Eighth grader Sydney Olivo walked to start the rally and after two singles loaded the bases, Long Beach drew two

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Hailey Cardiello has raked at the plate this spring with a batting average of .529 for the playoff-bound Marines, who went 7-8 in conference games.

more walks to tie it. Eagan then put the Marines ahead with a two-run single and her and Hailey Cardiello added RBI doubles later in the frame.

But the offense and defense suddenly went cold in season-ending shutout losses at Herricks and Island Trees in consecutive days last week, leaving Verde concerned heading into the playoffs. Errors also played a key role in both of the Marines’ one-run playoff losses the last two years.

Eagan’s batting average has jumped from .280 in 2023 to .410 this season with

13 RBIs and 12 runs scored heading into the Island Trees game to go with two victories as a pitcher.

“She’s having a career year,” Verde said. “Light years ahead of last year.”

Sophomore hurler Bella Gray won the other five games.

Cardiello (.529 batting average), sophomore catcher Jorjia Domingo (.464), second baseman Andie Spiteri (.457), and senior right fielder Franki Kelleher (.393) were also having tremendous years at the plate. All of those marks were through May 8.

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Remembering Long Beach’s Adam Astone

A mass of solemn Long Beach community members came out to remember one of their own.

A vigil was held on May 7 to honor Adam Astone’s memory. Astone died May 3.

Those who couldn’t make it didn’t go without support, sending their love and prayers. It was a beautiful testa -

Longtime community member and former Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg spoke, among many others who knew Astone.

ment to the impact he had on the community.

“I’m grateful to have shared that moment with all of you,” community member James Hodge said in a social media post. “Let’s continue to support each other through difficult times.”

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Science teacher honored for STEM leadership

Cody Onufrock, a dedicated science teacher at Long Beach High School, has been recognized by the Long Island STEM Education Leadership Association for his outstanding contributions to STEM education.

Onufrock’s innovative approach to teaching has made him an inspiration for Long Beach students, inspiring them to engage in authentic, hands-on science experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

Known for his commitment to providing students with real-world learning opportunities, Onufrock has collaborated with local agencies such as The Town of Hempstead and Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery to bring several multi-year projects to the school.

These projects have included initiatives like growing kelp and oysters in a pond, raising and releasing trout, establishing a reforestation project and organizing field trips to explore local natural resources such as seal walks and hikes in Cold Spring Harbor.

By integrating these projects into his curriculum, Onufrock ensures that students not only learn relevant science concepts but also develop a deep understanding of the environment. Many of these initiatives focus on environmental restoration and conservation, aligning with Onufrock’s passion for teaching students about the importance of protecting our planet.

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Dedicated Long Beach science teacher and 2024 STEM Star Teacher Cody Onufrock was recognized by the Long Island STEM Education Leadership Association for his educational contributions.

Delaney-Guille notches first marathon win

hours, 7 minutes, 38 seconds. Then, just 20 days later, on May 5, she not only ran the Long Island Marathon for the third time as well, but this time was the first women’s finisher, in 3:03:13, her best time ever.

“It was hot at the start,” she said of Boston. “It’s a hilly course. I was proud of my run, because it was a P.R.” — a personal record at the time — “but I just felt like on a cooler day, on a flatter course, I might have had a little more to give. So that’s why I decided to run Long Island. Since I had a bunch of friends running, anyway, I knew it would be fun.”

Her 22nd marathon had her particularly excited. Delaney-Guille, who works in the after-school program at Norman J. Levy Lakeside School in Merrick, said that time dragged in the week before the race. Thursday felt like Tuesday, and she kept checking the weather, day after day, to make sure it wouldn’t be too hot or cold on Sunday.

She intended to start her run at a certain pace, but when the gun went off, she was too excited, and had trouble controlling her speed. That didn’t seem to be a problem.

“I felt comfortable — it’s really the best run I’ve ever had,” she said. “Marathons get hard at some point for everyone, no matter what. And this one, it’s the longest that I felt good out of any of

my marathons, and I was happy. Seeing some of the pictures that friends took from along the course . . . I just remember how happy I was at that point. I was just having a really good time.”

Delaney-Guille was maintaining a good pace, and was in fifth place or so among the top women for much of the race. At around Mile 16, one of the

course monitors, riding a bike, pulled up next to her and told her that the woman in second place was 100 meters ahead of her, and the leader was only 100 meters farther ahead. She had no idea she was in such a good position, and that was when her run “became a race,” she said. She took over first place at around

Mile 22, and kept the lead to the finish in Eisenhower Park, though she remembers fearing that another woman might come up from behind to pass her. Running scared, Delaney-Guille said, is a great motivator.

When she crossed the line and realized what she had just accomplished, she felt a rush of emotions. “I almost started to cry,” she recounted, “and then I started laughing, because my coach and teammate had just finished right before me. But I couldn’t believe it. A lot of my teammates, who were either on the course or who had just finished, were right there at the finishing chute, and I just knew they were proud of me. It’s an amazing feeling to win a race that’s that long.”

Long Run Crew’s founder, Joseph Jensen, of Wantagh, helps train Delaney-Guille and her teammates, and she said he has been a major help in her journey.

“I was still almost annoyed at my time, because the conditions (were) perfect, and I still couldn’t run a 3:01,” she said. “So we were laughing, because I’m never happy. Even when I’m ecstatic, I’m never happy. I always want to go faster, which I think is good. It’s the whole point of doing these all the time.”

Delaney-Guille is planning to run again soon, in the 47th annual Long Beach City Manager’s 10-mile Race to Remember on May 26.

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Cristin delaney-guille, of Long Beach, second from left, ran the Long island marathon with several of her teammates from Long run Crew.


Bringing music back to your neighborhood

Long Beach is gearing up for its second Porch Fest, where live music will fill the neighborhoods, offering the community a chance to come together and enjoy the arts in their own backyard.

The event is scheduled for May 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. Additionally, there will be a free kick-off party on May 17 at Bright Eye Beer Co. from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring The Katie Mitchell Band and other special guests. Attendees can also purchase official Long Beach Porch Fest 2024 T-shirts at the pre-party.

Porch Fest was introduced by the Long Beach Arts Council in collaboration with the city government, the Kiwanis Club, and Artists in Partnership. Last year’s debut on May 20 was well-received within the community, drawing crowds to enjoy live music performed on porches, driveways and front lawns across various neighborhoods.

During a City Council meeting in January, City Manager Dan Creighton announced a $5,000 grant from the Huntington Arts Council 2024 Statewide Community Regrant Program to support this year’s Porch Fest.

“Last year’s inaugural Porch Fest was a great success,” said Creighton at the May 7 city council meeting. “And we’re looking forward to this year being even better.”

To gauge interest and availability for hosting performers, the Arts Council distributed applications to homeowners last year, resulting in over two dozen eager submissions. However, as it was the council’s first endeavor of this kind, members decided to keep the event small and focused, selecting homes centralized within a specific area.

The performances and homesites for this year’s festival include 565 Washington Blvd. with Deez Guyzz, Maxine Vandate, and Breakaway, 436 W. Fulton St. with Twisted Troubadours, Sam Goor-

land, and Wrong Sister, 260 W. Bay Dr. with Weird Fiction, Reggaelar People, and RPM, 226 W. Penn St. with Funk Island Sound, Second Chance Jazz Band, and Totem, 128 W. Penn St. with Category 3, Last Licks, and Diamond Groove, 605 E. Beech St. with Current Company, Drama Club, and The Mutineers, and 517 Franklin Blvd. with The Alright Guys, Off the Record, and The Young and the Reckless.

Following the event, an after-party will be held at Bright Eye Beer Co. to continue the live music and raise money for the Kiwanis Club.

For more information regarding Porch Fest, visit LBNY-Arts.org.

and played away at 536 West Fulton St. at he commencement of last year’s event.

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Stephanie Bier/Herald file photos The Welldiggers played a well-attended show at 565 Washington Blvd. during last year’s Porch Fest. The musical duo, Inevitable, performed at 128 West Penn St. during the first-ever Porch Fest. Sam Goorland sang Maxine Vandate played to a sizeable crowd at 133 West Beech St.

NUMC treats burns of deputy fire chief

The Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow provided life-saving care to a deputy fire chief last week, after he was seriously burned in an accident at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy in Old Bethpage.

According to Michael Uttaro, the Nassau County Fire Marshal, around 10:30 a.m. on May 9, the deputy chief, who works as an instructor at the academy, was setting up an exercise called a “shipboard fire training.”

“As they were setting up to get ready for the live fire portion of that training, there was combustible liquids that were ignited, causing a flash fire,” Uttaro said. “The deputy chief instructor sustained serious burns.”

The fire was quickly extinguished, and the Plainview Volunteer Fire Department transported the injured instructor to NUMC, which has a 12,000-square foot burn center.

Aside from Stony Brook University Hospital in Suffolk County, NuHealth — the health care organization that oversees NUMC’s operations — offers the only other center on Long Island that can effectively treat serious burns. Additional burn units are in Brooklyn and Queens.

“The Plainview fire department was quickly on the scene, which his part of

their protocols, and transported him here to NUMC, which is our primary burn center here in Nassau County — and that’s why we’re happy he’s here,” Uttaro said. “He was here within just a couple of minutes. He was treated in the emergency room, he was evaluated, and he was quickly brought up to the burn center at NUMC for evaluation and further treatment.”

Uttaro was asked at a news conference on May 9 if these sorts of incidents occur frequently at the training facility.

“Things happen like this from time to time — I couldn’t really comment on how often it happens,” he said. “But when you’re dealing with firefighter experiences, whether it is a live fire in a building or a house, or training, especially a live fire training, there’s always inherent dangers.”

Uttaro added the county and training facility have a slew of safety protocols in place, so that if incidents do occur, those on the scene are equipped to quickly deal with them.

“Sometime, the students may receive some type of a burn or a minor medical issue,” he added, “but is definitely not a common occurrence that occurs.”

The instructor, who was not identified, sustained first, second and third degree burns to his hands, thighs, and torso, and is expected to survive, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Grace Ting said.

He did not suffer smoke inhalation

related injuries, so he did not need to be treated in the hospital’s hyperbaric chamber, which is an enclosed space filled with high-pressure oxygen.

“He’s in good spirits,” Uttaro told reporters last week. “He’s awake an alert and talking to people. His family and folks from the fire academy are here as well.”

The Nassau County Fire Service Academy is utilized by volunteer fire departments across the county. The property and facility are owned by the county, but it is operated by the Nassau County Vocational Education Extension Board, also known as VEEB. The instructor who sustained burns is an employee of VEEB.

According to Ting, the instructor’s injuries can be treated with certain types of dressings that cover the wounds, as well as strict isolation of the wounds, to prevent infections. It is too early to tell if he will need a skin graft, she added.

“Any burn is very serious,” Ting said. “And from what I heard of the situation there, he’s very lucky that he’s with us.”

“Today is another prime example of how NUMC is prepared to handle situations that occur, like this that happened earlier today,” NUMC chief executive and president Meg Ryan said. “NUMC has a world class burn unit, and we have the only multichambered hyperbaric in Nassau County. Every day, and especial-

ly today, I’m extremely proud of our staff and their great work.”

When serious injuries occur during fires, Uttaro said people immediately think the worst — but he said he knows the protocols in place at the fire academy are solid and helped save the instructor’s life. It is still unclear what caused the fire, he added, and it is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Jordan Vallone/Herald Fire Marshall Michael Uttaro spoke after a deputy chief sustained serious burns at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy.

Learning about cops, straight from the source

For nearly a century, the men and women of the Nassau County Police Department have put themselves on the line, protecting the communities they love. But how exactly do they do it?

Some 2,400 students from 23 schools across the county found out last week, as they were all invited to an open house at the police department’s David S. Mack Center for Training and Intelligence in Garden City.

Students ranging from kindergarten to those about to graduate high school received an opportunity to interact with law enforcement officers and learn about police work. Detective Lt. Richard LeBrun emphasized that interaction between students and officers was central to what the police department was trying to achieve.

“It’s all about community engagement,” he said. “Interaction with the students, exchanging ideas, and answering their questions. That’s the big thing because there’s a lot of myths about police work, and we bring out the truth. They get it right from somebody who’s actually a police officer.”

Each day of the open house featured a variety of activities as well as various demonstrations and exhibits — from watching the SWAT team in action, to interacting with K-9 units, to interacting with exhibits from the arson and bomb

squad, emergency services unit and highway patrol bureau.

“It’s cool to be here this year,” said

Karen Barrins, a fifth-grade teacher from Newbridge Road School in North Bellmore. “The kids can see all the different

units where they could perhaps become involved in future careers with aviation, the K-9 unit, or the mounted unit.

“It’s important for them to know there are so many people that are willing to help them and that support them every day. If anything ever happens, we could always depend upon Nassau County police officers — but it gives them opportunities to think about their future. Being a police officer doesn’t just mean being in a car. There’s so many different things that they could do.”

Kyle Kelly, a forensics and special education teacher from Division Avenue High School in Levittown, brought his class to the open house for the first time. Many of his students are interested in forensic science.

“They have an opportunity to talk to people who have gone through the process before and see what different career opportunities there are within the police department,” Kelly said.

One of Kelly’s students, high school junior Justin Gesualdo, is interested in forensic psychology. The open house, he said was great to display the variety of different roles available in law enforcement.

“There are a lot more options than just being a cop, and there’s a lot of different things here,” Gesualdo said. “It’s definitely helping a lot of people out, so I think it’s a cool opportunity for us to get here and take the tour.”

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Warmer days mean it’s time to get that ‘cue going

Summertime is soon headed our way, when the grillin’ is easy. If you’re already reaching for the tongs, well then, it’s time to get in the grilling groove.

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner — or whether you just want to enjoy being outdoors with family and friends — forgo the oven and step outside.

Serving your gang the most mouth-watering grilled entrees with ease requires a little know-how and a few crowd-pleasing recipes. From versatile chicken to hearty ribs to tender seafood, it’s never been more fun to incorporate new flavors into grilled cuisine. Find some inspiration with these recipes.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Take a break from the burger and kick your grilling chops up a notch with new take on Buffalo chicken.

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (if thick, cut horizontally into two even pieces)

• 1 bottle (12 ounces) Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce, divided

• 1/4 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing

• 4 hard rolls, split

• 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

• Lettuce leaves (optional)

• Tomato slices (optional)

• Red onion rings (optional)

Marinate chicken in 6 ounces Buffalo wings sauce for 30 minutes, or up to 3 hours.

Mix remainder of Buffalo wings sauce and dressing together. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Grill chicken 12 minutes, turning once, or until no longer pink in center. Place 2 tablespoons of mixed sauce on each roll half. Place chicken on top of roll half and top with 1 tablespoon blue cheese crumbles. Add lettuce, tomato and onion rings, if desired. Top with second roll half. Repeat for remaining sandwiches.

Sweet Chili Ribs

As the temperatures rise, focus on flavor to take your backyard barbecue to a whole new level. Sweet and tangy, fall-off-the-bone ribs are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

• 2 full racks spareribs, trimmed (about 6 pounds)

• 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

• 3 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 bottle (12 ounces) Frank’s RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce, divided


Heat grill to 250° F and prepare for indirect cooking. Spread ribs with ginger and garlic. Place ribs on rib rack or in foil pan. Cook on covered grill for 2 hours.

Spread 6 ounces sweet chili sauce evenly over ribs then cook another hour, until tender.

Baste ribs with remaining sweet chili sauce during last 15 minutes of cooking. If desired, at end of cooking time grill ribs over direct heat to char slightly.

Sweet ‘n Savory Teriyaki Kabobs

Kabobs are a tasty, healthy way to enjoy many of your favorite fresh flavors in a single meal. The potential combinations of meat, vegetables and fruit on a kabob are nearly endless.

• 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-1/2 to 2-inch cubes

• 18 medium shrimp, shelled and deveined (1/2 to 3/4 pound)

• 1/2 cup olive oil

• 1/2 cup prepared mango chutney, chopped if coarse

• 1/2 cup bottled teriyaki sauce

• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

• 18 large bamboo or metal skewers (about 12 inches long)

• 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

• 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

• 2 firm, ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and cut into large cubes

• 1 large green bell pepper, halved, trimmed, seeded and cubed

• Nonstick cooking spray, as needed

Place chicken and shrimp in shallow glass pan or large re-sealable plastic bag. For marinade, combine oil, chutney, teriyaki sauce and vinegar in small bowl with lid. Pour half of marinade mixture over chicken and shrimp. Cover or seal and marinate in refrigerator at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.

If using bamboo skewers, soak in water at least l hour before using.

To prepare kabobs: Drain and discard marinade from meat. Thread chicken, yellow and red onion, mango, green pepper and shrimp alternately onto skewers. Be sure to keep enough room at one end of each skewer for a “handle.”

Coat grill grate with nonstick cooking spray. Place skewers over medium coals, and grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until meat is done and vegetables are tender. Brush often with reserved marinade and turn skewers until cooked through. If needed, use spatula to gently loosen skewers before turning as they may stick.

Arrange skewers on a platter and serve with Serve with dipping sauce of your choice. Makes 4 to 6 servings

Internationally Ellington

Tilles Center continues its collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, when the Future of Jazz orchestra visits the Tilles Center stage. This all-Ellington showcase features a hand-picked ensemble of some of the greatest young musicians in jazz meeting the challenges posed by one of jazz’s great composers, Duke Ellington. Led by music director Joe Block — a recent Juilliard graduate and Essentially Ellington composition winner — this 15-piece band will keep everyone swinging all evening long. Ellington’s music is so elegant, so dynamic, so intimately detailed, that it takes a group of musicians with a genuine collaborative spark to fully bring out its inner magic. And that is what you will experience at this concert. You’re guaranteed to enjoy its timeless genius when the next generation of jazz leaders bring their fresh energy to it.

Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. Tickets are $42; available at TillesCenter.org or (516) 299-3100. LIU Post campus, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville.

Musical memoir

See the inspirational documentary ‘Left Alone Rhapsody: The Musical Memoir of Pianist John Bayless,’ at a special concert screening. At 25, Leonard Bernstein protégé John Bayless made his Carnegie Hall debut performing ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’ At 54, a left-brain stroke immobilized his entire right side. The music stopped. John’s magical ‘first act’ disappeared. Award-winning independent filmmaker Stewart M. Schulman chronicles John’s rise from four-year-old Texas prodigy to international stardom, capturing his talent and his humanity, as he pushes himself to recover and reinvents himself as a storyteller-entertainer who plays only with his non-dominant left hand. What happens in a person’s brain that allows this kind of transcendence? The film provides some insight. It’s followed by a Q&A with Schulman and Bayless, along with a short concert.

Sunday May 19, 7 p.m. $40. Tickets available at LandmarkOnMainStreet. org or (516) 767-6444. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington.

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Sweet Chili Ribs Sweet ‘n Savory Teriyaki Kabobs
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Aztec Two-Step

This unique and entertaining music and multimedia event chronicles the extraordinary career of Simon & Garfunkel, on the Landmark stage, Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. The music speaks for itself, anchored by Rex Fowler, co-founder of the renowned folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step, and his wife, Dodie Pettit, an original cast member of Broadway’s “The Phantom of The Opera.” Multi-instrumentalist Steven Roues, multi-horn player Joe Meo, and drummer/percussionist Peter Hohmeister round out the band.The show’s storyline was originally created by Pete Fornatale, the late great pioneer of progressive FM radio and author of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends biography. Now telling the stories, emceeing and directing the engaging and amusing multimedia show is Fornatale’s dear friend and protégé, Tony Traguardo, WCWP-FM radio host, noted rock music historian, podcaster and founding board member of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Nostalgia and laughter abound, and a sing a-long is always in the mix! $42, $37. $33. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or LandmarkOnMainStreet.org.

Family theater

Families will enjoy another musical adventure, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved children’s books, on the Long Island Children’s Museum stage, Friday, May 17, 10:15 a.m. and noon; Saturday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, May 21-23, 10:15 a.m. and noon. Back by popular demand after a sold-out 2023 run, see Pigeon, Bus Driver, and some zany passengers sing and dance their way to help Pigeon find his “thing” in this upbeat comedy based on Willems’ popular Pigeon books. Featuring a live band to bring Deborah Wicks La Puma’s jazzy score to life, audiences will thoroughly enjoy singing and flapping along with The Pigeon and friends. The audience is part of the action, in this innovative mix of songs, silliness and feathers. It’s an ideal way to introduce kids to theater and the humorous stories from Willems’ books. $10 with museum admission ($8 members), $14 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or LICM.org..

On exhibit Nassau County Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, “Urban Art Evolution,” is a comprehensive exhibit featuring a diverse range of compositions from the 1980s through the present by creators who were based in the rough and tumble downtown area of New York City known as Loisaida/LES (Lower East Side/East Village) and close surrounding neighborhoods.

Artists pushed the boundaries of what was considered “art” with a primary focus on street/graffiti art. The exhibit’s scope, guest curated by art collector/gallerist Christopher Pusey, offers an even broader view from other creative residents, who worked inside their studios but still contributed to the rich fabric of the downtown art scene from different vantage points and aesthetics.

Works include sculpture, paintings, photography, music, and ephemera from many noted and influential artists. On view through July 7. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or NassauMuseum.org.

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Bird walk

See some birds with the South Shore Audubon Society. All are welcome to join members for the next in its series of bird walks, at the west end of Jones Beach State Park, Sunday, May 19, starting at 9 a.m. The group meets at the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station Parking Area. The entrance for the Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin is on Bay Drive going west. Walk leaders, other birders and nature enthusiasts are happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Bring name and contact information to (516) 467-9498. No walk if rain. Text regarding questionable weather. For more information, visit SSAudubon. org.

Walk MS:

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Support the National MS Society at that annual walk at Jones Beach, Saturday, May 18 Everyone is welcome at Walk MS, with no registration fee or fundraising minimum. While there is no fee to participate, every dollar raised helps to lift up those living with MS and their supporters. Visit WalkMS. org and use the search bar to find the donation page, or call (855) 372-1331.



Arts in the Plaza opening day

Arts in the Plaza, one of Long Beach’s premier arts, music and crafts collaboration, opens for the season, on Saturday, May 25. Find photography, crafts, jewelry, fine art and more each Saturday. Arts in the Plaza will take over Kennedy Plaza each Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 26. For more information, visit ArtsInThePlaza.com.

Long Beach Porchfest

Hear your favorite local bands and musicians play from your neighbors’ porches at Long Beach’s Porch Fest, Saturday, May 18. Walk, bike, stroll from one porch to another and listen to local musicians. Interested in hosting a band on your porch? Visit TinyURL.com/ lbporchfesthomes24 and fill out the application.

Having an event?

‘Thomas & Friends’

Long Island Children’s Museum welcomes families to experience its newest exhibit, Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails!, opening Saturday, May 28. Participate in fun activities celebrate the arrival of this traveling exhibit, 1-3 p.m., during the drop-in programs. Step onto the Island of Sodor, where visitors can climb aboard a large model of Thomas the Tank Engine, race trains along a giant track, work together to sort and load cargo and maintain engines.

Kids engage in a variety of STEM challenges from simple sorting and shape identification to more complex engineering obstacles. As they test their abilities, the smiling faces of Thomas, Percy, Victor and others are there to offer encouragement and remind children how “really useful” they all are. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 2245800 or LICM.org.

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Westminster’s top dogs

Long Island Kennel Club welcomes families and their four-legged companions to its spring show, Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum. This year’s Long Island Kennel Club show follows the annual acclaimed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show earlier in the week. Many canine contenders are expected to leave the Big Apple and then head east to compete at the annual spring dog shows (Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, all held at the same venue. The three days celebrate everything canine, from impeccable show dogs and trick-dog demonstrations to doggie dock diving and an agility obstacle course. Events and attractions make this festival a treat for anyone who loves dogs. Sunday also features a special demonstration by the NYPD Transit Bureau Canine Unit, at 11 a.m. Dogs must be leashed at all times. No prong collars, retractable leashes or head halters. $20 admission per car load includes all-day access. 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. Visit LongIslandDogsShows.com or call (516) 776-0923 for more information.

In concert

Sands Point Preserve’s reserve’s historic mansions and waterfront grounds are the backdrop for the latest edition of it’s unique chamber music series, “A Tour de France,” Sunday, May 19, 5 p.m. Feast your ears with French composers, old and new, when the duoJalal ensemble-in-residence is joined by violinists Deborah Buck and Min-Young Kim, cellist Caroline Stinson and soprano Abigail Brodnick.

With wine reception following. $56, $45 members. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road. For tickets and information, visit SandsPointPreserveConservancy.org or call (516) 571-7901.

Cabaret Festival

Artists in Partnership will host its annual Cabaret Festival, Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, at Long Beach Public Library. It celebrates the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by 2024 Bistro award-winning artists. Friday night’s performance begin at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. All performances are free. 111 West Park Ave. For more information, visit AIP4Arts.org.

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Public Notices





that a public hearing on the proposed school district budget will be held on May 14, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. in the Long Beach Lido Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 237 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, New York, and can also be viewed remotely at tinyurl.com/proudtobeLB; for the transaction of business as authorized by the Education Law, including the following items:

1. To present to the voters a detailed statement of the amount of money which will be required for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

2. To discuss all the items hereinafter set forth to be voted upon by voting machine at the Budget Vote and Election to be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting pursuant to Education Law of the State of New York and acts amendatory thereto.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the statement of the amount of money required for the ensuing year for school purposes (school budget) exclusive of public monies may be obtained by any district resident beginning May 7, 2024, between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM, prevailing time, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays at the Office of the District Clerk, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, New York, at Long Beach Public Library, at 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, New York, and on the District’s internet website. A copy of the statement of the amount of money that will be required for the Library purposes exclusive of public money will be available at the Long Beach Public Library and the Library’s district clerk’s office for the year beginning July 1, 2024.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that said Budget Vote and Election will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at the school election districts indicated below, between the hours of 7:00AM and 9:00PM, prevailing time, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine upon the following items:

1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2024-2025 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.

2. To elect two members of the Board of Education for a three (3)

year term commencing July 1, 2024, and expiring on June 30, 2027, to fill the positions held by Samuel Pinto and Alexis Pace, whose terms expire on June 30, 2024.

3. To vote on the following proposition:




“SHALL THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE LONG BEACH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (the “School District”) be authorized to appropriate and expend: a sum not to exceed $1,358,610 representing monies from the 2018 Capital Improvement Fund for the following purposes: replace turf field, windows and interior doors at Long Beach Middle School; repair bulkhead and improve acoustics in gymnasium of Lindell Elementary School; and remove fuel oil tank at the Transportation Building, as well as preliminary and other costs incidental thereto? (Because the funds to be expended hereunder are from the referenced Capital Reserve Funds, approval of this proposition will not require a tax levy upon the real property of the district.)”

4. To vote on the following proposition:



5. “SHALL THE BOARD OF EDUCATION of the Long Beach City School District (the “School District) be authorized and directed to transfer the unexpended balance of $755,648 on deposit in the School District’s Capital Fund, the purposes of which have been fulfilled, to the 2018 Capital Improvement Fund which was previously established pursuant to Education Law Section 3651? (Because the funds to be transferred hereunder are from the referenced Capital Fund, approval of this proposition will not require a tax levy upon the real property of the district.)”

6. To elect one (1) trustee of the Long Beach Public Library for a five (5) year term commencing on July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2029. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, per resolution of the Board of Education adopted on February 8, 2022, this vote and election will be held at the following school election districts (the accurate description of the boundaries is on file and may be inspected at the Office of the District Clerk, Administration Building, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, New York 11561):







This election district embraces the territory bounded on the West by a line parallel to and sixty (60) feet westerly from Malone Avenue, on the North by Reynolds Channel, on the East by the center line of Long Beach Boulevard and on the South by the Atlantic Ocean.





This election district embraces the territory bounded on the West by the center line of Long Beach Boulevard, on the North by Reynolds Channel, East to the easterly bounding line of the City of Long Beach, and on the South by the Atlantic Ocean.






This election district embraces the territory of the area known as Lido Beach, bounded on the West by a line commencing due east of the City of Long Beach, on the North by Reynolds Channel, on the East by the easterly boundary line of Point Lookout and on the South by the Atlantic Ocean.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Section 495 of the Real Property Tax Law, the School District is required to attach to its proposed budget an exemption report. Said exemption report, which will also become part of the final budget, will show how the total assessed value of the final assessment roll used in the budgetary process is exempt from taxation, list every type of exemption granted by the statutory authority, and show the cumulative impact of each type of exemption, the cumulative amount expected to be received as payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) and the cumulative impact of all exemptions granted. In addition, said exemption report shall be posted on any bulletin board maintained by the District for public notices and on any website maintained by the District.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that petitions nominating candidates for Board of Education trustees and Library Board trustee are available from the Clerk of said School District at her office in the Administration Building, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, New York, 11561. Nominating petitions must be filed with the Clerk of the School District not later than

May 1, 2024, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., prevailing time. Vacancies on both the Board of Education and the Library Board are not considered separate, specific offices; candidates run at large. Nominating petitions for Board of Education trustee must be directed to the District Clerk, must be signed by at least 100 qualified voters of the District; must state the name and residence of each signer; and must state the name and residence of the candidate.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that applications for early mail ballots and absentee ballots for the school district election are to be completed on a form prescribed by the state board of elections and may be obtained by visiting the New York State Education Department’s Website (http://www.counsel.nyse d.gov/common/counsel/fil es/absentee-ballotapplication-andinstructions-english.pdf; http://www.counsel.nysed .gov/common/counsel/file s/absentee-ballotapplication-andinstructions-spanish.pdf), or by contacting the District Clerk by email or phone at ldolan@lbeach.org or 516-897-2108.

Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk no earlier than April 22, 2024 and at least seven (7) days before the election, May 14, 2024, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, May 20, 2024, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. A list of persons to whom early mail ballots and absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the Office of the District Clerk on and after Thursday, May 16, 2024, between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:00p.m., prevailing time, on each day prior to the day set for the annual election, except Sunday, and on May 21, 2024, the day set for the election. Any qualified voter then present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds by making his or her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls. A challenge to an absentee ballot may not be made on the basis that the voter should have applied for an early mail ballot.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person who is not registered under permanent

personal registration on or before January 1, 2018, or supplemental registration lists furnished by the Nassau County Board of Elections, or has not voted at an intervening school district election, must present himself or herself personally for registration in order to be entitled to vote on May 7, 2024 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm; at Long Beach Middle School Auditorium Lobby, 239 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, New York 11561.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any person who has moved from one school election district in the Long Beach City School District to another, and who has not registered in the new school election district, and who is still registered in the district from which he or she moved, may vote in the election district in which he or she registered. Such people must advise, at the time of voting, the election inspectors of his/her new address to correct such registration.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that only those qualified voters whose names appear on the registers prepared for said school district election will be entitled to vote on Election Day. The register will be filed in the District Clerk’s Office and open to inspection by any qualified voter of the school district from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. on weekdays from May 7, 2024 to May 21, 2024, and Saturday May 11, 2024, when it will be available from 9 A.M. to 12 noon by appointment only.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that military voters who are not currently registered may apply to register as a qualified voter of the school district. An application for registration as a military voter can be requested by contacting the District Clerk by telephone (516) 897-2108, facsimile (516) 771-3944, email ldolan@lbeach.org, mail to 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, NY, 11561, or in person (during regular office hours or between the hours of 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM); the application for registration must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on May 6, 2024. In the request for an application for registration, the military voter is permitted to designate his/her preference for receiving the application for registration by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that military voters who are qualified voters of the district may submit an application for a military ballot by requesting an application form from the District Clerk; in order to receive

a military ballot, the military ballot application must be received no later than 5:00 pm on May 6, 2024. In the request for an application for a military ballot, the military voter is permitted to designate his/her preference for receiving the application for a military ballot, and the military ballot, by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail. All qualified military voters’ ballot applications and military ballots must be returned by mail or in person. Ballots for military voters shall be distributed to qualified military voters no later than May 7, 2024. Military ballots must be received by the District Clerk (1) before the close of the polls, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, and must show a cancellation mark of the United States postal service or a foreign country’s postal service, or must show a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the United States Government; or (2) not later than 5:00 pm on the day of the election and be signed and dated by the military voter and one witness, with a date ascertained to be not later than the day before the election. A list of persons to whom military ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the Office of the District Clerk on and after Thursday, May 16, 2024, between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:00p.m., prevailing time, on each day prior to the day set for the annual election, except Sunday, and on May 21, 2024, the day set for the election. Any qualified voter then present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds by making his or her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with Section 2035 of the Education Law, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget, or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said election, must be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Education at the District Office, Administration Building, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, New York 11561, in sufficient time to permit notice of the proposition to be included with the Notice of the Public Hearing, Budget Vote and Election required by Section 2004 of the Education Law or on or before April 22, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., prevailing time; must be typed or printed in the

English language; must be directed to the Clerk of the School District; must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District; and must legibly state the name of each signer. However, the School Board will not entertain any petition to place before the voters any proposition the purpose of which is not within the powers of the voters to determine, which is unlawful, or any proposition which fails to include a specific appropriation where the expenditure of monies is required by the proposition, or where other valid reason exists for excluding the proposition from the ballot.

Dated: Lido Beach, New York, March 26, 2024 By Order of the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE LONG BEACH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Lido Beach, New York Lori Dolan, District Clerk 145985

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LEGAL NOTICE ANUNCIO DE AUDIENCIA PUBLICA, VOTACION DE PRESUPUESTO Y ELECCION DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE LA CIUDAD DE LONG BEACH, CONDADO DE NASSAU, NUEVA YORK POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre el presupuesto propuesto del distrito escolar el 14 de mayo de 2024 a las 7:00 p.m. en el Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria de Long Beach, 237 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Nueva York, y también se puede ver de forma remota en https://www.youtube.com /channel/UCzst8qfrB66Ur 7JrZHfodyw/videos por la transacción de negocios según lo autorizado por la Ley de Educación, incluyendo los siguientes artículos:

1. Para presentar a los votantes una declaración detallada del monto de dinero, el cual será requerido para el año fiscal 2024-2025.

2. Para discutir todos los artículos que se establecen a continuación para ser votados por máquina de votación en la Votación y Elección del Presupuesto que se llevará a cabo el martes 21 de Mayo del 2024.

3. Para tramitar cualquier otro asunto que pueda presentarse adecuadamente ante la reunión de conformidad con la Ley de Educación del Estado de Nueva York y las leyes que la modifican.

POR FAVOR TENGA EN CUENTA ADEMÁS que cualquier residente del distrito puede obtener una copia de la declaración de la cantidad de dinero requerida para el año siguiente para propósitos escolares (presupuesto escolar) sin incluir dinero público a partir del 7 de Mayo del 2024, entre las 8:00 a.m. 00 a. m. y 4:00 p. m., horario vigente, excepto los sábados, domingos o feriados en la Oficina del Secretario del Distrito, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Nueva York, en la Biblioteca Pública de Long Beach, en 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, Nueva York , y en el sitio web de Internet del Distrito. Una copia de la declaración de la cantidad de dinero que se requerirá para los fines de la Biblioteca, sin incluir el dinero público, estará disponible en la Biblioteca Pública de Long Beach y en la oficina del secretario del distrito de la Biblioteca para el año que comienza el 1 de Julio del 2024.


ADICIONALMENTE que dicha Votación del Presupuesto y Elección se llevarán a cabo el Martes 21 de Mayo del 2024 en los distritos electorales escolares que se indican a continuación, entre las 7:00 a. m. y las 9:00 p.m. Se abrirán urnas para votar por máquina de votación en los siguientes artículos:

1. Para Adoptar el presupuesto anual del Distrito Escolar para el año fiscal 2024-2025 y autorizar que la parte requerida del mismo se recaude mediante impuestos sobre la propiedad imponible del Distrito.

2. Para elegir dos (2) miembro de la Junta de Educación por un término de tres (3) años comenzando el 1 de Julio del 2024 y expirando el 30 de Junio del 2026, para llenar la posiciónes mantenida por Samuel Pinto and Alexis Pace, cuyo término expira el 30 de Junio del 2024.

3. Para votar en la siguiente propuesta: PROPUESTA DE GASTOS DE FONDOS DEL CAPITAL DE RESERVA “¿SE DEBE AUTORIZAR A LA JUNTA DE EDUCACIÓN del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Long Beach (el “Distrito Escolar”) a asignar y gastar: una suma que no exceda $1,360,610, que representa dinero del Fondo de Mejoras de Capital del 2018 para los siguientes propósitos: reemplazar campo de césped, ventanas y puertas interiores en la Escuela Media Long Beach; reparar el cielo falso y mejorar la acústica en el gimnasio de la Escuela Primaria Lindell; y retirar el tanque de gasolina en el Edificio de

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Transporte, así como los costos preliminares y otros costos incidentales al mismo? (Debido a que los fondos que se gastarán en virtud del presente provienen de los Fondos de Reserva de Capital mencionados, la aprobación de esta propuesta no requerirá un gravamen fiscal sobre el patrimonio real de la propiedad del distrito.)”


“¿SE DEBE AUTORIZAR Y ORDENAR A LA JUNTA DE EDUCACIÓN del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Long Beach (el “Distrito Escolar) a transferir el saldo no gastado de $755,648 en depósito en el Fondo de Capital del Distrito Escolar, cuyos propósitos se han cumplido, a ¿el Fondo de Mejoras de Capital de 2018 que se estableció previamente de conformidad con la Sección 3651 de la Ley de Educación? (Debido a que los fondos que se transferirán en virtud del presente provienen del Fondo de Capital mencionado, la aprobación de esta propuesta no requerirá un impuesto sobre los bienes inmuebles del distrito).”

5. Para adoptar el presupuesto anual de la Biblioteca Pública Long Beach para el año escolar 2024-2025 y autorizar que la parte requerida del mismo sea recaudada mediante impuestos sobre la propiedad sujeta a impuestos del distrito escolar.

6. Para elegir un (1) Fideicomisario de la Biblioteca Pública Long Beach por un término de cinco (5) años comenzando el 1 de Julio del 2024 y terminando el 30n de Junio del 2029.


ADEMÁS que, según la resolución de la Junta de Educación adoptada el 8 de Febrero del 2022, esta votación y elección se llevarán a cabo en los siguientes distritos electorales escolares (la descripción precisa de los límites está archivada y puede ser inspeccionada en la Oficina del Secretario del Distrito, Edificio Administrativo, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Nueva York 11561:






Este distrito electoral abarca el territorio delimitado al oeste por una línea paralela y sesenta (60) pies al oeste de Malone Avenue, al norte por Reynolds Channel, al este por la línea central de Long Beach Boulevard y al sur por el Océano Atlántico.






Este distrito electoral abarca el territorio delimitado al oeste por la línea central de Long Beach Boulevard, al norte por Reynolds Channel, al este hasta la línea límite este de la ciudad de Long Beach y al sur por el Océano Atlántico.



Este distrito electoral abarca el territorio del área conocida como Lido Beach, delimitada al oeste por una línea que comienza al este de la ciudad de Long Beach, al norte por Reynolds Channel, al este por la línea fronteriza este de Point Lookout y al Sur con el Océano Atlántico.

Y POR LA PRESENTE SE DA AVISO ADICIONAL de que, de conformidad con la Sección 495 de la Ley del Impuesto sobre la Propiedad Inmueble, el Distrito Escolar debe adjuntar a su presupuesto propuesto un informe de exención. Dicho informe de exención, que también formará parte del presupuesto final, mostrará cómo el valor catastral total de la nómina final utilizada en el proceso presupuestario está exento de tributación, enumerará cada tipo de exención otorgada por la autoridad estatutaria y mostrará el impacto acumulado de cada tipo de exención, el monto acumulado que se espera recibir como pago en lugar de impuestos (PILOT) y el impacto acumulado de todas las exenciones otorgadas. Además, dicho informe de exención se publicará en cualquier tablón de anuncios mantenido por el Distrito para avisos públicos y en cualquier sitio web mantenido por el Distrito.

POR FAVOR TENGA EN CUENTA ADEMÁS que las peticiones de nominación de candidatos para miembros de la Junta de Educación y miembro de la Junta de la Biblioteca están disponibles en la Secretaría de dicho Distrito Escolar en su oficina en el Edificio de Administración, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Nueva York, 11561. Las peticiones de nominación deben ser presentado ante el Secretario del Distrito Escolar a más tardar el 1 de mayo de 2024, entre las 9:00 a. m. y las 5:00 p. m., hora vigente. Las vacantes tanto en la Junta de Educación como en la Junta de la Biblioteca no se consideran cargos específicos separados; los candidatos corren en general. Las peticiones de nominación para el

fideicomisario de la Junta de Educación deben dirigirse al Secretario del Distrito, deben estar firmadas por al menos 100 votantes calificados del Distrito; debe indicar el nombre y la residencia de cada firmante; y debe indicar el nombre y la residencia del candidato. SE NOTIFICA ADEMÁS que las solicitudes de boletas de voto anticipado por correo y de voto en ausencia para las elecciones del distrito escolar deben completarse en un formulario prescrito por la junta electoral estatal y se pueden obtener visitando el sitio web del Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York (http://www.counsel.nyse d.gov/common/counsel/fil es/absentee-ballotapplication-andinstructions-english.pdf; http://www.counsel.nysed .gov/common/counsel/file s/absentee-ballotapplication-andinstructions-spanish.pdf), o comunicándose con el Secretario del Distrito por correo electrónico a ldolan@lbeach.org o al 516-897-2108. El Secretario del Distrito debe recibir las solicitudes completas no antes del 22 de Abril del 2024 y al menos siete (7) días antes de la elección, el 14 de Mayo del 2024, si la boleta se enviará por correo al votante, o el día anterior a la elección, el 20 de Mayo del 2024, si la boleta se va a entregar personalmente al elector. El secretario del distrito debe recibir las boletas de voto en ausencia a más tardar a las 5:00 p. m., hora vigente, el Martes 21 de Mayo del 2024. Un listado de las personas a las que se les emitieron las boletas de voto anticipado por correo y de voto en ausencia estará disponible para su inspección por parte de los votantes calificados del Distrito en la Oficina del Secretario del Distrito a partir del Jueves 16 de Mayo del 2024, entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 4:00 p. m., hora vigente, todos los días anteriores al día fijado para la elección anual, excepto el Domingo, y el 21 de Mayo del 2024, día fijado para la elección. Cualquier votante calificado que esté presente en el lugar de votación puede oponerse a la votación de la boleta por motivos apropiados, dando a conocer su impugnación y las razones por las cuales el Inspector de Elecciones antes del cierre de las urnas. No se puede impugnar una boleta de voto ausente basándose en que el votante debería haber solicitado una boleta de voto anticipado por correo.

POR FAVOR TENGA EN CUENTA ADEMÁS que cualquier persona que no esté registrada bajo el

registro personal permanente el 1 de Enero del 2018 o antes, o las listas de registro suplementarias proporcionadas por la Junta Electoral del Condado de Nassau, o que no haya votado en una elección del distrito escolar intermedio, debe presentarse o ella misma personalmente para registrarse para tener derecho a votar el 7 de Mayo del 2024 de 2:00 p. m. a 8:00 p. m.; en el vestíbulo del auditorio de la Escuela Media Long Beach, 239 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Nueva York 11561.

POR FAVOR TENGA EN CUENTA ADEMÁS que cualquier persona que se haya mudado de un distrito escolar electoral en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Long Beach a otro, y que no se haya registrado en el nuevo distrito escolar electoral, y que todavía esté registrado en el distrito de donde proviene movido, puede votar en el distrito electoral en el que se registró. Dichas personas deberán informar, al momento de votar, a los inspectores electorales de su nuevo domicilio para corregir dicha inscripción.

POR FAVOR TENGA EN CUENTA ADEMÁS que solo aquellos votantes calificados cuyos nombres aparecen en los registros preparados para dicha elección del distrito escolar tendrán derecho a votar el Día de la Elección. El registro se archivará en la Oficina del Secretario del Distrito y estará abierto a la inspección de cualquier votante calificado del distrito escolar de 8:00 a.m. a las 4:00 p. m. los días laborables del 7 de Mayo del 2024 al 21 de Mayo del 2024, y el Sábado 11 de Mayo del 2024, cuando estará disponible de 9 a.m. a las 12 del mediodía solo con cita previa.

Y POR LA PRESENTE SE DA AVISO ADICIONAL de que los votantes militares que no están actualmente registrados pueden solicitar registrarse como votantes calificados del distrito escolar. Se puede solicitar una solicitud de registro como votante militar comunicándose con el secretario del distrito por teléfono (516) 897-2108, fax (516) 771-3944, correo electrónico ldolan@lbeach.org, correo a 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, NY, 11561, o en persona (durante el horario normal de oficina o entre las 8:15 a. m. y las 4:00 p. m.); la solicitud de registro debe recibirse en la oficina del secretario del distrito a más tardar a las 5:00 p. m. del 6 de Mayo del 2024. En la solicitud de registro, el votante militar puede designar su preferencia para recibir la solicitud de registro por correo,

transmisión por fax o correo electrónico. Un votante militar que esté debidamente registrado puede solicitar una boleta militar solicitando un formulario de solicitud al Secretario del Distrito; para recibir una boleta militar, la solicitud de boleta militar debe recibirse a más tardar a las 5:00 p. m. del 6 de Mayo del 2024. En la solicitud de una boleta militar, el votante militar puede designar su preferencia para recibir la solicitud de boleta militar, y la boleta militar, por correo, transmisión por facsímil o correo electrónico. Todas las solicitudes de boletas de votantes militares calificados y boletas militares deben devolverse por correo o en persona. Las boletas para votantes militares se distribuirán a los votantes militares calificados a más tardar el 7 de Mayo del 2024. El Secretario del Distrito (1) debe recibir las boletas militares antes del cierre de las urnas, el Martes 21 de Mayo del 2024, y deben mostrar un marca de cancelación del servicio postal de los Estados Unidos o del servicio postal de un país extranjero, o debe mostrar un endoso de recibo fechado por otra agencia del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos; o (2) a más tardar a las 5:00 p. m. del día de la elección y estar firmado y fechado por el votante militar y un testigo, con una fecha que no sea posterior al día anterior a la elección. Una lista de las personas a las que se emiten las boletas militares estará disponible para su inspección por parte de los votantes calificados del Distrito en la Oficina del Secretario del Distrito a partir del jueves 16 de mayo de 2024, entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 4:00 p. m., hora vigente, todos los días anteriores al día fijado para la elección anual, excepto el domingo, y el 21 de mayo de 2024, día fijado para la elección. Cualquier votante calificado que esté presente en el lugar de votación puede oponerse a la votación de la boleta por motivos apropiados, dando a conocer su impugnación y las razones por las cuales el Inspector de Elecciones antes del cierre de las urnas.

Y POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA ADICIONALMENTE que, de conformidad con una regla adoptada por la Junta de Educación de conformidad con la Sección 2035 de la Ley de Educación, cualquier referéndum o proposición para enmendar el presupuesto, o que de otro modo se someta a votación en dicha elección, debe ser presentada ante el Secretario de la Junta de Educación en la Oficina del Distrito, Edificio

Administrativo, 235 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Nueva York 11561, con tiempo suficiente para permitir que el aviso de la propuesta se incluya con el Aviso de la Audiencia Pública, Votación del Presupuesto y Elección requerida por la Sección 2004 de la Ley de Educación o antes del 22 de Abril de 2024, a las 4:00 p. m., hora vigente; debe estar escrito a máquina o impreso en el idioma inglés; debe dirigirse al Secretario del Distrito Escolar; debe estar firmado por al menos 25 votantes calificados del Distrito; y debe indicar legiblemente el nombre de cada firmante. Sin embargo, la Junta Escolar no considerará ninguna petición para presentar a los votantes ninguna propuesta cuyo propósito no esté dentro de los poderes de los votantes para determinar, que sea ilegal, o cualquier propuesta que no incluya una asignación específica donde el gasto de la proposición requiere dinero, o cuando existe otra razón válida para excluir la proposición de la boleta. Fechado: Lido Beach, New York 26 de Marzo del 2024 Por Orden de la JUNTA DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE LA CIUDAD DE LONG BEACH Lido Beach, Nueva York Lori Dolan, Secretaria del Distrito 145987

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Notice of formation of Katarzyna Kubiak, LCSW, PLLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/18/2024. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 37 Farrell Street, Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: any lawful act. 146108

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Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 04/03/2019, 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 5/28/2024 at 2:00PM, premises known as 159 E Chester St., Long Beach, New York 11561, 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 City Of Long Beach, County Of Nassau And State Of New York. Section 59 Block 108 Lot 65, 66, And 67. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $477,177.88 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 607220/2017 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.

Brian Davis, Esq., Referee. MCCABE, WEISBERG & CONWAY, LLC, 10 Midland Avenue, Suite 205, Port Chester, NY 10573

Dated: 3/19/2024 File Number: 560-2175 CA 146375

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of CRAB THUMB CREATIVE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/03/2024. NY office location Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process against the LLC, mailing process to 230 West Broadway Apt. 409, Long Beach, NY 11561 USA. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose 146530




MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC1 is the Plaintiff and EARLIE TEEMER, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction RAIN OR SHINE at the NASSAU COUNTY SUPREME COURT, NORTH SIDE STEPS, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501, on June 18, 2024 at 2:00PM, premises known as 80 E FULTON ST, LONG BEACH, NY 11561; and the following tax map identification: Section 0059, Block 00093-00, Lot 00045 & 00046. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No.: 612208/2017. Samantha L. Segal, Esq. - Referee. Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. All foreclosure sales will be conducted in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines including, but not limited to, social distancing and mask wearing. *LOCATION OF SALE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DAY OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH COURT/CLERK DIRECTIVES. 146870


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Cheered on by their peers, parents, coaches and staff, the Long Beach Special Olympics team held a culminating event May 9 at Long Beach Middle School track. All of the Olympians showed athletic prowess and represented the school district proudly.

Athletes took part in numerous feats of strength. There were races and obstacles to go around, each being conquered by those who took part. Hurdles, ladders and hoops were placed on the track to make it more difficult, but the athletes weren’t slowed down by any of them. The Long Beach students that participated were of a variety of ages and grades, each accompanied by friends and family. Athletes will be back again next year, with the next installment of the Long Beach Special Olympics.

Athletes eluded obstacles place on the track without even slowing down.

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RAIN OR SHINE at the NASSAU COUNTY SUPREME COURT, NORTH SIDE STEPS, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501, on June 18, 2024 at 2:00PM, premises known as 1514 BEECH STREET, ATLANTIC BEACH, NY 11509; and the following tax map identification: 58-61-55.


Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No.: 004724/2015. Rita Solomon, Esq. - Referee. Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. All foreclosure sales will be conducted in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines including, but not limited to, social distancing and mask wearing. *LOCATION OF SALE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DAY OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH COURT/CLERK DIRECTIVES. 146861

out May

Athletes raced down the track, showing off their speed and stamina.

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Bob Arkow/Herald photos The large turnout showed how the community bands together to support each other. The Long Beach Special Olympics team showed 9 at the middle school track.


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Looking for an aggressive self starter who is great at making and maintaining relationships and loves to help businesses grow by marketing them on many different advertising platforms. You will source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls. Must have the ability to understand customer needs and requirements and turn them in to positive advertising solutions. We are looking for a talented and competitive Inside Sales Representative that thrives in a quick sales cycle environment. Compensation ranges from $33,280 + commissions and bonuses to over $100,000 including commission and bonuses. We also offer health benefits, 401K and paid time off. Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to ereynolds@liherald.com Call 516-569-4000 X286


Richner Communications, One of the Fastest Growing Media, Event and Communications Companies on Long Island is Seeking a Sales/Marketing Candidate to Sell our Print Media Products and our Digital, Events, Sponsorships. Earning potential ranges from $33,280 plus commission and bonuses to over $100,000 including commissions and bonuses. Compensation is based on Full Time hours Eligible for Health Benefits, 401k and Paid Time Off. Please Send Cover Letter and Resume with Salary Requirements to rglickman@liherald.com or Call 516-569-4000 X250


FT & PT. Long Island Herald has IMMEDIATE openings for Printing Press Operators in Garden City. We are a busy print shop looking for motivated and reliable individuals to assist in various duties in the shop. Hours vary, so flexibility is key. Salary Ranges from $20 per hour to $30 per hour. Email resumes or contact info to careers@liherald.com

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Rockville Centre $1,700,000

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How can we keep rising costs down?

Q. I was told by a contractor that the cost of construction has been increasing over the years due to many more requirements that, if we didn’t have them, would keep costs a lot lower. He said they make us put in a lot of extra metal to connect the wood wall studs and rafters, even in decks, and that it adds about $10,000 just for that. Plus he said that we have to use a lot more insulation than we used to, and the foam insulation, especially, really raises the price, up to $16,000 to $20,000 more. I know this is necessary, but are there alternatives to keep prices lower? We have plans we paid for, and now we may not even be able to build. What can you suggest?

A. The connectors for wood can be eliminated almost entirely if you build with metal wall studs, metal rafters and ceiling joists with metal screws. Metal to metal is strong. There are two reasons that people don’t build with metal more often, one being the ease of working with wood, because you can trim and adjust a wood cut to fit more easily, and not have to be so exact, and most people building residential construction don’t have the right tools or training to switch easily to metal.

You see, screws and nails are metal. Wood … is not. Because screws and nails don’t grab wood as well, the connections can pull apart more easily in high winds. Metal connectors brace wood connections with a lot of redundancy, making it harder for a home to pull apart in a high wind. Watch any news report this spring and summer, as homes rip apart from tornadoes, and you’ll see why insurance companies pushed for these regulations, to have better bracing of wall connections to roofs and floors. Metal actually would cost less if more people used the products.

The ease of putting down a metal track and fastening the top plate and wall studs is faster and lighter than working with lumber, but traditions die hard. Metal doesn’t burn easily, will not warp, twist or rot, and you don’t have to treat it with cancer-causing toxins to resist insect damage. Metal is generally stronger and more efficient to work with, and waste is minimal.

Other than that answer, I only know of certain connections utilizing long screws to avoid these connectors, and people in construction would need training to know where and when these types of long fasteners can be used. Even the metal braces widely used have multiple holes for nails, because every hole must have a nail filling it, yet I often see where some holes are not filled.

Insulation, just like metal, will come down in price as more is applied, but better insulation is one of the few products that pays for itself in energy savings. Higher insulation value was debated for years before becoming code. It’s a necessary reality that actually saves money in the long term. Good luck!

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What if you had to vote right now?

Last week, we were treated (or subjected, in one instance) to two presidential events unfolding simultaneously in different places. As the day progressed, I understood that if we see and hear nothing else during the campaign, we will realize, as sentient beings and patriots, that only one man deserves the honor of serving as our president. Only one man is intellectually and temperamentally fit for the job.

The first image we saw on May 9 was President Biden speaking at a Holocaust remembrance at the Capitol, a sacred moment of tribute to the dead and a promise to the living to fight a robust resurgence of antisemitism. The flip screen, on the same day and time, was of former President Donald Trump in a New York City courtroom, where an adult entertainment star testified against him, offering lurid details of their alleged affair. The testimony was part of the ongoing trial of the ex-president for an alleged hush money cover-up.

The data is clear: Kids spending more time online and on social media is detrimental to their mental health.

In many ways, this is by design. The algorithms tech companies create for their platforms are meant to keep you glued to your feed, conveying visual information that can severely damage self-esteem and increase levels of anxiety and depression. These findings, confirmed by multiple studies from the National Institutes of Health, show that these problems are worse for young people. Children are especially susceptible to falling into algorithmic rabbit holes, because they are more easily swayed by prominent social media influencers looking to sell a certain product or lifestyle.

Earlier this year, we held a roundtable with state Attorney General Letitia James in Floral Park, to discuss the impacts of social media use on young

As Peter Baker observed in The New York Times, we were whiplashed by the images of the candidates: Biden recalling taking his grandchildren to Dachau to bear witness to the horrors of Nazi death camps, and Trump listening to Stormy Daniels describe him “sitting on a hotel bed in his boxer shorts waiting for sex.”

Imagine if, on May 9, you had just dropped onto our planet from another world where the arc of the moral universe does indeed bend toward justice, and good guys win, and presidents are held to high ethical standards, and you had to decide that very day whom would get your vote.

Long Island, where many of us never heard a hateful word or experienced any kind of ostracism related to our faith. Now the rise of extremism, fueled by lies pumped out by social media, has put Jewish Americans in the cross hairs, along with any other group seen as a threat to a MAGA America.

I magine if you had just dropped onto our planet from another, more just, world.

On one hand, you see Biden, a seasoned leader, vowing to fight antisemitism in America, stating that anti-Jewish rhetoric demands “our continued vigilance . . . and outspokenness.” You see him in action on just this one day, addressing hate speech and violence toward Jews, which he said is “ferociously” surging.

You hear him say that Jews will always have a safe place in America, a notion that many Jewish people in my age group have never questioned. We grew up in welcoming communities on

You witness Biden communicating his full support for the Jewish people and for Israel, and for peaceful college protesters on both sides, while pushing back against some of Israel’s most aggressive war tactics in its battle against Hamas. You are seeing impossible political and humanitarian dilemmas, in which no one answer is good or easy, in which any comment is instantly parsed and shredded by multiple raging influencers, ordinary citizens and political opponents.

You see Biden, a determined leader who knows himself and knows justice when he sees it, and knows how to move through this minefield.

That same day, when you drop into our country, you also see the former president, also an old man. You see Trump on TV coming and going from a

Protecting our kids online

people and to call for new legislation to regulate how tech companies present information through their feeds. Social media feeds are designed to be infinite, making it easy for any user to sit and scroll for hours on end through a constant stream of content and information. Parents spoke about the negative effects that extensive social media use has on their children, while pediatricians were reporting more instances of mental health struggles among their young patients.

One of the bills we are advocating for in the Assembly is the Child Data Protection Act, which would ban the collection and sale of personal data online for users under age 13 without the consent of a parent, and for users between ages 13 and 18 without their consent. The mass collection of personal data has become a lucrative business online, and companies are willing to pay to learn more about their customers and potential customers. This helps them target content and advertising to maximize viewership, which feeds into the addictive nature of endless scrolling

courtroom where he is on trial for allegedly covering up an affair he had with a porn star so that his 2016 presidential campaign would not be affected.

Stay with me. You just landed here from a better place. You see the two men in action that day. You know nothing about their respective policies on the economy or the environment or foreign trade or inflation or immigration. You know nothing about Trump’s presidency, when he alienated our allies abroad and denied the coronavirus pandemic even as it killed a million Americans. You never heard the speeches in which he called migrants “animals,” or suggested injecting bleach for a deadly virus, or said there were good people on both sides when white Christian nationalists marched in Charlotte chanting, “Jews will not replace us!”

You have not witnessed, in the past few years, the complete erosion of women’s reproductive rights and the diminishment of our Supreme Court.

You are just here this one day, May 9. Listen to Biden’s Holocaust speech. Look at defendant Trump, contemptuous and contemptible, an abject failure as a human being, not to mention a world leader.

Who gets your vote?

Copyright 2024 Randi Kreiss. Randi can be reached at randik3@aol.com.

that is such a big problem for young people using social media. By placing these restrictions on access to children’s data, we can stop online platforms from precision-targeting their content to maximize the time kids spend online.

p arents, doctors and psychologists agree: Excessive social media use isn’t good.

Another key piece of legislation is the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation for Kids Act, or SAFE. If enacted, the bill would limit algorithms’ capacity to introduce new content from accounts a user isn’t following. Users under 18 would see content only from accounts they follow. As well, children wouldn’t receive notifications from social media platforms between midnight and 6 a.m., and parents would be allowed to block their kids’ access to social media between these hours. Only parental consent would allow those restrictions to be lifted.

The bill would also empower the attorney general to enforce these provisions by imposing a $5,000 fine on companies for each violation. And parents and guardians would be able to sue for damages.

These algorithms should not influence what children see online. It should be up to parents and their children to decide what kind of content they want to see.

These bills provide reasonable protections for kids using social media, without regulating speech or expression. The mental health crisis impacting young people across the country requires thoughtful public-policy solutions, and that includes holding online platforms accountable for pushing addictive content onto young people’s social media feeds at a pivotal time in their emotional and social development.

Parents, doctors and psychologists all agree that there are negative consequences associated with excessive social media use. We should be encouraging responsible use, and working collaboratively with parents and the tech industry to chart a new way of approaching how kids use online platforms. New York can take a leadership role in protecting kids online, which could go a long way toward alleviating the mental health crisis that has been worsening since the pandemic.

25 LONG BEACH HERALD — May 16, 2024
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With hurricane season coming, be prepared

the looming possibility of natural disasters — such as hurricanes and other severe storms — poses a significant, and ongoing, threat to Long Island, and particularly for those living in more vulnerable coastal communities, like Long Beach and Freeport, which are most susceptible to damage caused by high winds and surging floodwaters.

With hurricane season set to begin June 1, it is vital for all of us — especially those in communities with the highest risk — to take proactive measures to prepare. Resilience requires a strategy for severe weather conditions that are often unpredictable. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that means:

■ Developing an evacuation plan

■ Assembling disaster supplies — including food, water, batteries, chargers, a radio and cash

■ Getting an insurance checkup and documenting your possessions

■ Creating a communication plan with a hand-written list of contacts

■ Strengthening your home


From a government standpoint, preparedness often begins with comprehensive planning and investment in resilient infrastructure. Following the damage wrought by tropical storms Irene and Lee in 2011 and Sandy in 2012, many coastal protection measures have been put into effect, including seawalls and reinforced jetties and dunes.

For instance, after Sandy decimated the boardwalk in Long Beach, the structure was strengthened when it was rebuilt, and sturdier dunes were constructed as an added layer of protection.

Collaborative initiatives involving local governments, community organizations and emergency responders foster a culture of resilience, strengthening the collective ability to withstand and recover from disasters.

In addition, having a robust earlywarning system and evacuation plans in place can be essential in ensuring the safety of residents in the event of a major storm.

The disasters resulting from previous storms continue to serve as a glaring reminder, however, that even the best preparations may not be enough. It’s hard to forget the images of homes sub-

Include Nassau residents in transit authority’s monthly rail discount program

To the Editor:

For so many reasons, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board’s April 30 enactment of a discount program for New York City monthly rail tickets that excludes residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties is extremely disappointing — especially amid the advent of congestion pricing and its likely fiscal impact on Nassau County households.

As a lifelong resident of Plainview and the representative of the Nassau County Legislature’s 16th District for the last eight years, I am keenly aware of the extent to which residents of my district rely on Long Island Rail Road train service to commute to and from work in the five boroughs every day. Moreover, as a policymaker, I am cognizant of the environmental benefits associated with increased mass transit use and the positive fiscal impact that greater ridership would generate for the MTA and our county.

Considering those clear benefits for our region, Nassau and Suffolk’s exclusion from this incentive program makes little sense. Furthermore, it strikes me as a missed opportunity to extend a gesture of goodwill to Long Islanders in an atmosphere rife with palpable frustration about the implementation of congestion pricing. Imagine the frustration of commuters who live in Elmont, minutes from the Queens border, when they discover that they will be paying more to ride the train to Manhattan than someone up the block in New York City simply because of an arbitrary line

merged, fallen trees damaging cars and blocking roadways, and long lines of vehicles at gas pumps.

So it never hurts to have additional plans of action. Remember to store some extra gas to provide power to emergency generators. Store backup batteries and chargers. Prepare to-go bags in an easyto-access location. Have your home, auto and flood insurance information at the ready, just in case.

In the aftermath of any natural disaster, swift and coordinated recovery efforts are crucial. Having timely access to emergency services, temporary shelters and essential supplies is paramount to ensure the well-being of our communities.

And, as a storm approaches, it is of the utmost importance to listen to authorities, familiarize yourself with all available evacuation routes, and stay tuned for updates.

And always take warnings seriously. These storms cannot only destroy, they can kill. Being prepared, knowing what to do when a storm is on its way, and putting a plan in motion when the time comes is essential to staying safe and secure.

on a map dividing municipalities! State lawmakers now have a responsibility to address this glaring omission. As stated in an April 30 news release announcing the five-boroughs incentive initiative, “the programs are funded by the Outer Borough Transportation Account, created in 2018 by the New York State Legislature to provide $50 million per year to improve transportation in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island in association with congestion

pricing.” The MTA must now work with state officials to identify resources that can be swiftly applied to funding a comparable discount for Nassau and Suffolk commuters.

A strong and comprehensive commitment to mass transit will yield tremendous benefits for our future — but our entire region must be included to maximize those opportunities. It now behooves New York state to act, and correct the glaring and illogical inequities

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Blakeman enthusiastically follows Trump’s lead

The political similarities between former President Donald Trump and Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman are now impossible to miss. Which is probably just what Blakeman intends.


In his efforts to become Long Island’s leading MAGA man, Blakeman has adopted Trump’s combative and divisive style of leadership. Neither politician tries to find common ground on which to build effective policies. Both have acted as though they have strong mandates for rightwing programs, even though Trump got 3 million fewer votes in 2016 than did Hillary Clinton, and despite Blakeman having bested Laura Curran in 2021 by about 2,000 votes out of more than a quarter-million ballots cast.

Instead of governing consensually, Blakeman and Trump strive to intensify a culture war that threatens to erupt into physical violence.

Like the head of the national Republican Party, the Nassau County executive manipulates and exaggerates voters’ legitimate concerns in order to create an us-vs.-them dynamic. They both use inflammatory language to depict adversaries as not merely misguided,

but mentally ill.

Who, for example, refers to the migrant crisis as “insanity”? And who denounces “crazy” progressive policies? Both the former president and the current county leader.

There have been other echoes of extreme rhetoric. Trump in 2019 urged progressive female members of Congress to “go back” to countries “they originally came from.” Blakeman in January warned Kathy Hochul, New York’s first female governor, to “stay out of Long Island.”

It’s easier, of course, to turn disagreements into confrontations than it is to work collegially toward compromises.

Bunfounded sense of public menace by forming a militia to be mobilized in cases of “emergency.” His move in March to recruit “provisional special deputy sheriffs” has drawn criticism from gun-control groups that say Nassau County should not be encouraging more of its residents to take up arms.

oth strive to intensify a culture war that threatens to erupt into violence.

Blakeman has blamed “Albany Democrats” for an upsurge in crime in New York City and its suburbs. While horrifying assaults in the five boroughs have rightly stoked objections to bail reforms adopted by the State Legislature, it is misleading and irresponsible to suggest, as Blakeman has, that Nassau County had been experiencing a “crime epidemic” unleashed by Democratic-sponsored legislation. While rates of some crimes have indeed increased in the past three years, others have shown a decrease despite the easing of bail requirements.

Rather than allaying unwarranted fears, Blakeman is heightening an


that currently exist.


Arnold W. Drucker is the Nassau County Legislature’s deputy minority leader.

Liberty customers, tell Albany to stop the hidden taxes!

To the Editor:

For over two years, Liberty has been working hard to convince New York state to eliminate the Special Franchise Tax applied to utility water service so that we can remove that cost from our customers’ monthly bills. It represents a pass-through of the tax we are required to remit to the state government, and does not benefit Liberty in any way. And in many cases, it comprises a significant portion of your monthly water bill.

Your support of this initiative this spring has put us in a position to see real change, and eliminate the SFT from your monthly water bills as we work

with officials in Albany this legislative session. While we have great momentum, we need our customers’ help to push this initiative past the finish line.

Stopthehiddentax.org provides details on the tax and the actions Liberty is taking to remove it from customers’ bills. o n the site, customers can click the Take Action button to let their local legislators know that they want the tax eliminated. Nearly 2,000 Liberty customers have already taken action through the site, which has resulted in more than 30,000 letters being sent to key decision makers in the state. This is great, but we still need more support.

Between 30 and 50 percent of our customers’ bills comprise taxes that provide no benefit to the water system itself. While they do help fund local taxing jurisdictions, it is our firm belief that it is inappropriate and unjust for these taxes to be collected through your water bill. To make matters worse, our customers are the only ones in Nassau County who pay this excessive tax.

The only advantage Liberty stands to gain in pursuing this legislative change is happier customers, and providing water rates that accurately reflect the true cost of providing high-quality water service. That’s it. We have dedi-

This unrequested action also implies that Blakeman does not trust the county Police Department to protect the citizenry — despite his boast in a mass mailing earlier this year of having put 200 more cops on the streets.

Scapegoating is another tactic employed by demagogues such as Trump and Blakeman. It’s entirely reasonable to demand that the U.S. border be much more strictly enforced, but it’s not acceptable to refer to migrants as “animals,” a la Trump, or to denounce Hochul’s proposed spending of $2.4 billion for “illegal immigrants,” as Blakeman recently did in another of his countywide mailings. That money is intended to help house and feed the tens of thousands of migrants who have made their way mainly to New York City — not Nassau County — through no initiative on Hochul’s part.

Transgender Americans comprise another group susceptible to being stigmatized by pandering politicians. Blake-

man issued an executive order in February forbidding transgender females from taking part in competitive women’s or girls’ sports in county-owned athletic facilities. Again, there’s a reasonable basis for complaining that some former males have unfair physical advantages over many females. But when asked by a reporter how many transgender athletes have competed in his county, Blakeman said he didn’t know. The absence of any compelling reason to target a sexual minority has led opponents of this grandstanding stunt to call it “a solution in search of a problem.”

Blakeman, once more like Trump, aggravates grievances held by many voters as a way of diverting attention from his failure to fulfill promises on more substantive matters. In his 2021 campaign, Blakeman pledged to cut taxes “immediately” by $120 million. He did no such thing. Nor has he made good on a pledge to fix a “broken” assessment system.

Rather than plastering his name and face on taxpayer-financed mass mailings, Blakeman should help break the political fever that’s preventing Nassau County from becoming great again.

Kevin J. Kelley was a congressional staff member in the 1980s, and is a retired journalist and journalism professor who worked for newspapers in New York, Vermont and Kenya and taught at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He lives in Atlantic Beach.

cated ourselves to improving the customer experience, and this kind of rate relief will benefit all of our customers. It takes only a couple of minutes to visit stopthehiddentax.org, click Take Action and fill in the information to have your voice heard. As a local Long Islander, I encourage you to take the time to tell

your elected officials to remove this onerous tax from your water bill during the 2024 legislative session. Working together, we can make a difference.

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