Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald 06-13-2024

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A great day for a parade

Members of Bethany Congregational Church making their way down Main Street, in East Rockaway, during the Huckleberry Frolic parade last Saturday. Sisters Katie and Megan Cummings, ages 7 and 5, in the Grist Mill Museum, for which the community raised money at the annual event.

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Students to get a jump-start on their future

The Per Sempre Lodge no. 2344 will celebrate seven outstanding students and encourage them on their journey toward the realizing their full potential.

The Lynbrookbased Lodge will host its annual scholarship night on June 18 at the St. Mary/Maris Stella Knights of Columbus Hall. During the evening ceremony, seven students, who are related to lodge members, will be receiving scholarships from the Per Sempre Lodge, but they will also be receiving scholarships from the Order Sons and Daughters Of Italy Grand Lodge of New York.

Ito 2021, but now the annual event is bigger, celebrating more students in the community.

“Our young people from our lodge are getting state awards as well,” Rosemarie Stathes, president of Per Sempre Lodge no. 2344, said. “It’s a wonderful thing and we’re very proud of our kids from our lodge whether it be our grandchildren or our children.”

t’s a wonderful thing and we’re very proud of our kids from our lodge whether it be our grandchildren or our children.


President of Per Sempre Lodge no. 2344

This is the fourth year the lodge hosted this event since the men and women’s lodges merged in 2021. Each individual lodge hosted its own scholarship night prior

The requirements for students to receive the scholarships are that the student must be a child or grandchild of one of the lodge members and have accomplished substantial academic achievements. One of the awards is the Michael J. Florio Memorial award, which is $1,000 and is given to the student with the top grades. Another award is called the Anthony J. Mendola Memorial Scholarship Award, which is

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Meet the E. Rockaway High School valedictorian

Jordan Lu was this year’s valedictorian from East Rockaway High School’s class of 2024.

Valedictorian is the academic title conferred upon the highest ranked student in each graduating class based upon grade point average. Lu displayed huge academic achievement in his class, which contributed to him receiving a high GPA throughout high school. This eventually led to him receiving the valedictorian status, which he learned about in February.

“When I found out that I was valedictorian, I was surprised, shocked, and very happy,” Lu, valedictorian of the East Rockaway High School class of 2024, said.

W“I wouldn’t worry about how other people are doing grade wise,” Lu said when asked what advice he’d give to other students that want to become the top of their class. “I would just focus on yourself and really just push yourself.”

In addition to his academic achievements, Lu has proven himself to be an invaluable member of the school community, taking on numerous extracurricular activities. He has been part of the National Honor Society since sophomore year, serving two years as treasurer until assuming the role of president for his senior year. Lu has also served as class treasurer for all four years of high school, was an active member of the Key Club, and ran the lighting booth during Rock Rivalry.

hen I found out that I was valedictorian, I was surprised, shocked, and very happy.

Lu, valedictorian, has exhibited a thirst for knowledge, ambitious nature, and commitment to the school community since his first day of high school. As a scholar, Lu has consistently ranked at the top of his class, excelling in AP and dual enrollment courses and being honored as an AP Scholar with Honors during his senior year. This unwavering dedication to his academic pursuits even extends outside the traditional school day, as Lu elected to start his mornings taking an AP Italian course that wouldn’t fit into his demanding schedule.


Lu valedictorian of the East Rockaway High School class of 2024, said.

“I’d say a lot of time management,” Lu said when asked what contributed to him receiving this status. “A lot of selfawareness of what needs to be done and what should be done.”

Lu said he stayed committed to education and worked hard over the course of the last four years.

Lu’s commitment to these extracurricular activities further underscores his dedication to leadership and enhancing the school community. Lu said he looks forward to attending Harvard University after graduation to continue his passion for computer science.

Meet the Lynbrook High School valedictorian

Caiden Lung was this year’s valedictorian from Lynbrook High School’s class of 2024.

Valedictorian is the academic title conferred upon the highest ranked student in each graduating class based upon grade point average.

Lung excelled in both academic and athletic pursuits throughout his educational careers in Lynbrook schools.

This eventually led to him receiving the valedictorian status, which he learned about in February.

“Overall, I was very ecstatic and proud of myself,” Lung said.

Lung, who achieved a high grade point average of 104.75, takes pride in both his academic and athletic accomplishments.

He has been an active and passionate lacrosse player since the age of 4 and has successfully taken up the defensive position of goalie since the eighth grade.

owas another bug extracurricular activity that I participated in.”

For his science research course, Lung performed college-level research. He read about treatment for Covid-19 utilizing artificial intelligence, which he presented at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair.

Lung is the vice president of the National Honor Society, a role that connects him with fellow and younger peers to provide tutoring in math and science.

verall, I was very ecstatic and proud of myself.
CaIdEN LuNg valedictorian of Lynbrook High School’s class of 2024

His lacrosse career will continue at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he will follow in the footsteps of his older brother, who also plays as a lacrosse goalie.

“I’m the captain of the lacrosse team,” Lung said when asked what extracurriculars he participated in.

“I was involved with sports and research

He noted that he loves to teach them what he has learnt over the years.

He also helped organize the society’s cheesecake fundraiser, which proved to be a popular event.

“Throughout all of school, I was very focused on my academics and I never lost that focus throughout the year so I think that’s one of the main things that helped me achieve this status,” Lung said.

Lung explained that he took several AP courses in high school. He emphasized that he is very “wellrounded” because he didn’t only excel in STEM classes, but also in his AP English class.

Although his specific area of study at MIT has yet to be determined, Lung said he is leaning toward computer science or artificial intelligence.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people, to collaborate and work with them on projects that can benefit the world,” Lung said.

Courtesy East Rockaway School District East Rockaway High School Class of 2024 Valedictorian Jordan Lu. Courtesy East Rockaway School District Lynbrook High School Class of 2024 Valedictorian Caiden Lung.

New ambulance truck christened earlier this month

The Emergency Medical Company No. 1 of the Lynbrook Fire Department christened their new ambulance 425A at their firehouse.

The christening took place on June 1 at Vincent Avenue with the traditional champagne bottles broken on the bumper and water streams from a fire engine that “wet down” the new vehicle.

— Contributed by Steve Grogan

Medical Company Ex-Captains, from left, David Lenzer and Kathy Jones, break the traditional champagne bottles on the front bumper of the new ambulance.

The philosopher Epictetus said “Men are disturbed not by events, but by the views they take of them.” Arising out of “The Good Life”, previously reviewed here, comes the W.I.S.E.R. model for reacting to emotionally challenging situations.

Watch. Initial impressions are powerful but may be incomplete. There is usually more to see. When the impression and the emotional response start to interact, take a moment to pause and thoughtfully observe the situation to prevent a potentially harmful reflexive response. As they say in psychiatry “Don’t just do something, sit there.”

Interpret. We are all seeing the world through our own eyes — what is happening, why it is happening and how it affects us. Our reality is not necessarily that of others. Thinking that a situation is all about us often leads to misunderstanding. When your emotions start to bubble up, it indicates you have something important at stake -- a goal, an insecurity or a vital relationship. Figuring out what’s at stake will allow you to interpret the situation better.

Select. Having watched, interpreted and re-interpreted, you must select your response. Instead of reacting reflexively out of stress, slowing down allows us to choose from more options. As “The Good Life” says “Given what’s at stake and the resources at my disposal, what can I do in this situation? What would be a good outcome here? And what is the likelihood that things will go well if I respond this way instead of that way?”

Engage. Now you are ready to respond more purposefully — aligning with who you are and what you want to accomplish. You’ve observed and interpreted the situation, taken some time to consider the possibilities and their likelihood of success, and you then execute your strategy.

Reflect. “How did that work out? Did I make things better or worse? Have I learned something new about the challenge I’m facing and about the best response? Reflecting on our response to a challenge can yield dividends for the future. It’s in learning from experience that we fully grow wiser.”

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Lynbrook supported veterans in need

During the America Legion’s WalkA-Thon at Greis Park to support veterans in need, officials came out to support the veterans. From left, Lynbrook Village Trustees Rob Boccio and Mike Habert, Malverne Mayor Tim Sullivan, Lynbrook Mayor Alan Beach, Malverne’s John Hassett, Lynbrook’s Bill Marinaccio, Rockville Centre’s Frank Colon, Malverne’s Pat Aliesa, Lynbrook’s Steve Grogan and Len Goldstein, and Malverne’s Joe Chiafari honored and remembered veterans.

Photos courtesy Brian Grogan Congressman Anthony D’Esposito, third from right, presented a Congressional Citation to Medical Company Captain Leo Cacciatore as Village Trustees Mike Hawkshurst and Mike Hebert, Mayor Alan Beach, State Assemblyman Brian Curran, and County Legislator William Gaylor join in. The new ambulance truck receiving a wet down at the firehouse.
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Awards based on students’ academic achievement

$1,000 and given to the student with the second highest academic achievements.

Joseph Fontanetta will receive the Michael J. Florio Memorial Scholarship.

Fontanetta, the son of Per Sempre Lodge Sister Donna Fontanetta, is graduating from Garden City High School and his fascination with how things work led him to build a 3-D computer at the age of 15.

Fontanetta volunteers coaching soccer for special needs children and plans to attend Purdue University to pursue a career in engineering.

Jeremy Lauletta will receive the Anthony Mendola Memorial Scholarship. Lauletta, the grandson of Per Lodge Brother and Sister Jerome and Joyce Tusa, is graduating from Floral Park Memorial High School.

Lauletta has a passion for business and plays soccer and lacrosse. He has raised money for Afghan refugees and volunteers with disabled children. He plans to attend Hofstra University to pursue a career in business.

Stathes said that the money raised for these scholarship funds came from fundraising at lodge events. She said that there are different fundraisers at each meeting, such as a 50/50 raffle where half the money goes to the winner and the other half goes to the scholarship fund. Also, lodge members make donations to the funds.

Depending on the number of applicants each year determines the amount

of money given to the students. Stathes said it is too early to say how much money the Per Sempre Lodge will be giving to the recipients, but she said the lodge has been fortunate that fundraising has been successful.

“We look at their grades, their community involvement, their extracurricular activities, and we have them write an essay on what their Italian culture means to them and what their future goals are,” Stathes said.

Stathes mentioned that the group of 17- and 18-year-olds have a diverse range of what their academic goals are and what they want to achieve in the future. She said that all the students currently volunteer with different organizations like special education groups.

The recipients of the Per Sempre no. 2344 Scholarships are Talia Cutolo, Francesca Mastrangelo, Rocco Vaglica, and Benedetto Zito. Luciano DiSalvio will be receiving the Special Achievement Award in honor of Kathleen Florio.

“Recognizing the students’ hard work and achievements, I think, just does so much to boost their confidence in going from high school to the bigger world of college,” Stathes said.

Stathes said that she was a recipient of a nursing scholarship and noted it gave her the confidence to do more within her community. Due to this, she hopes to do the same with future students in the community and empower them at this upcoming ceremony.

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Supplies donated in honor of Youth Week

In Honor of Elks Youth Week early last month, New York Elks Lodge no. 1 Exalted Ruler and Past District Deputy William Bock and current District Deputy Brian Steckler presented colored markers, crayons, and coloring pads to overjoyed special-needs students at East Rockaway’s Rhame Avenue Elementary School.

In the recent past, the Elks Lodge No. 1 donated a karaoke machine to these students. The teachers at the school expressed the students desire for new things to color on. The students are now overjoyed with their new coloring supplies.

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Griffin plans to prioritize opioid crisis, gun laws

After losing her Assembly seat in 2022 to Brian Curran by a slim margin of 138 votes, Judy Griffin is ready to pick up where she left off.

When she was first elected to the Assembly in 2019, Griffin was the first Democrat to hold this particular seat in more than 40 years. After the coronavirus pandemic upended her original plan, Griffin says she is looking for a reset in November to make the district a safer place to live.

“Sometimes, when I would go to the diner, people would be like, ‘I’m a Republican and I’m sorry you lost,’” Griffin told reporters at a recent Herald Roundtable session. “And now, it’s a year and a half since the last election, and I would say every day, community leaders, union leaders, constituents asked me to run again.”

Griffin wants to tackle the opioid crisis if re-elected, not only helping recovering addicts, but also their family members.

“I always believed that a multi-prong approach was necessary because I’ve seen and spoken to so many people who they said drug addiction harmed the whole family,” Griffin said. “We will support recovering addicts by finding them jobs, a place to live, and I would really love to do more of that.”

Griffin noted that one cause of the rise of the fentanyl crisis is drug dealers lac-

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Judy Griffin is running to represent the Democrats in the race challenging incumbent Assemblyman Brian Curran in November. She wants to pick up where she left off in 2022 when Curran defeated her in the general election to take the seat back for Republicans.

ing drugs like marijuana and cocaine with fentanyl. She wants to continue advocating a bill she called “Death by Dealer” intended to hold these drug dealers accountable.

During her time in office, Griffin noted she helped pass legislation like the Red Flag Gun Law, which prevents people who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm. She also passed the “teacher gun law,” which

ensured educators will never be forced to carry weapons.

“In 2022, we passed even more gun legislation, but I still believe we aren’t done,” Griffin said. “I think there’s a lot more we could do.”

And with her “strong relationship” with local law enforcement, Griffin said she would help allocate funding to provide them with more resources. She committed to doing the same with the district attorney’s office and local schools.

“Something that was really important to me that I wanted to advance was doing something about mental health for police officers,” Griffin said. “That is a heavyduty job, and a lot is expected of them.”

Griffin also plans to gauge how her constituents are feeling on certain issues by resurrecting her “constituent survey” that is posted online each January. It would ask people their feelings on bills Griffin would vote on, and show the percentage of people that agree or disagree with an issue.

“You’re never going to have everyone be happy about everything you do,” she said, “but I tried as hard as I could to meet people in the middle, and meet them where most people were at.”

Griffin also plans to meet with neighbors to hear about the most pressing issues occurring in the district. It’s something she continued from her efforts in the past on the PTA, a nutrition committee, and while advocating for issues within local villages.

“Sometimes I’d be up at 4 in the morning, and that’s the kind of person I am,” Griffin said. “So, the dedication I had as a community advocate, I brought with me to office.”

Maher ready to listen closely to her constituents

For Patricia Maher, running in the June 25 Democratic primary for Assembly is about helping people.

“The only way you know what people are thinking in your constituency is to walk door-to-door to talk to them,” Maher told reporters during a recent Herald Roundtable session.

Running to represent Democrats in the November election against incumbent Assemblyman Brian Curran, Maher said she witnessed 700 people sign her candidate petitions. And they did so in places like Baldwin Harbor, Hewlett and Lynbrook — homes where many said it was first time someone running for office knocked on their door.

“These individuals, my future constituents, really feel like they are paying the highest taxes in the country and their roads are atrocious right in front of their house,” she said.

The problem, Maher learned — especially in Baldwin Harbor — was that one road would be repaired, but then that work would somehow cause flooding on an adjacent road.

“I talked to them and we decided we would go down to the town as a group and start to speak before the town council,” she said. “We would go to the county legislature speak to them, because this has to be a joint effort between the county, town

and the state.”

An advertising executive, Maher holds two law degrees — a juris doctorate from Touro Law School, and a master of laws from Hofstra University. Maher, however, is not a practicing attorney.

“The job of a New York state lawmaker is to make laws,” she said, noting that understanding the intent of a law is critical.

“I think I guess it’s after four years of schooling with my JD and LLM, I think I’m pretty well qualified to do that. You really need to know how the laws are writ-


A bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and state Sen. Kevin Thomas — both Democrats — which would increase the allowable property tax income for senior citizens and people with disabilities, is a measure Maher supports. The legislation is in committee.

“I think that would be a great start right there,” she said. “Most seniors want to stay in their own homes. The current exemption is not enough.”

Maher aims to support a potential law reversing a change in health insurance

coverage that impacts emergency medical technicians, firefighters, first responders, police and retired city teachers — all while still maintaining the promised coverage.

She said the state has good gun laws but they are not enough to battle the firearms coming across from other states.

“We need universal background checks on the federal level,” Maher said, adding she would work with federal officials to make that happen.

Tackling student loan debt is mainly a federal issue, but legislation could help. Such laws could be based on age, Maher said, noting the debt of older people. Some of these lenders are not telling borrowers they are eligible for debt relief, she added.

“I think maybe, on the state level, we could come up with some laws that would give penalties for these student loan companies that aren’t being truthful to students,” Maher said.

In the end, these elections — primary elections, especially — are important, Maher said.

“If you are a Democrat, you can come out to vote on June 25,” she said. “And early voting starts June 15. You come out to vote.”

Tim Baker/Herald Patricia Maher, who is running to represent Democrats in November’s election challenging Assemblyman Brian Curran, She wants to keep senior citizens from losing their homes, and find ways to help alleviate student loan debt at the state level.

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Forecasters predict ‘extraordinary’ storm season

With at least 17 forecasted named storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration anticipates the most active hurricane season outlook ever.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1 when ocean temperatures are typically primed for storm development. Predicting that 17 storms will reach at least tropical storm status — with sustained winds of between 39 and 73 mph — is unusually high considering an average Atlantic hurricane season between 1991 and 2020 included 14 named storms — half of them hurricanes, and three of those major hurricanes.

“This season is looking to be an extraordinary one,” NOAA administrator Rick Spinrad told reporters during a news conference.

Nelson Vaz, a New York-based warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service, noted the forecast calls for high activity in the Atlantic Ocean due to abnormally warm water temperatures and favorable wind conditions.

El Niño — a vast area of above-normal water temperatures in the east Pacific Ocean — is cooling down and forecasted to transition to La Niña by late summer. That means below-normal water temperatures creating what Vaz says is a recipe for more tropical development.

But while meteorologists can focus on

how the storms will form, it’s tough to predict on where they will end up.

“The one thing that is not in the forecast is landfall,” Vaz said. “You can’t forecast where the storms are going to go, when they are going to occur. So, those are going to be shorter term forecasts based on shorter term weather patterns.”

The threat for a landfalling hurricane is higher than it would be in a typical season, Vaz emphasized. Even in a low-activity season, it’s important for people on Long Island to prepare, even though only a handful of storms ever make it this far north.

The best time to prepare, Vaz said, is now before the hurricane season starts to pick up in late July.

Jackie Bray, the commissioner of the

state’s homeland security and emergency services division, says that anyone living on the coast needs to know if they’re in an evacuation or flood zone. And that even includes people who live inland, as flooding could very much be an issue.

Residents should to prepare for potentially being trapped for a few days if local authorities can’t get to them.

“Prepare a ‘go’ bag,” Bray said. “Flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable food, extra medication for you and your pets, tarp, duct tape, and stuff that you just might need.”

Homeowners should make sure they know where electrical equipment is located at their residence, and find out what their drainage situation is like.

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■ Know if you’re in an evacuation or flood zone, or flood-prone area

■ Prepare a ‘go’ bag

■ Have supplies ready like flashlights, batteries, bottled water, nonperishable food, extra medication for you and your pets, tarp, duct tape

■ Take note of where your electrical equipment is located

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area, Bray explained her department would set up an emergency operations center. From there, they would start tracking local needs, such as generators, light and crews to remove downed trees.

“And because all signs point to an incredibly active season, we’re really focused now on the tabletop exercises, training exercises, and making sure our stockpiles are full,” Bray said.

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E. Rockaway celebrates 54th Huckleberry Frolic

The East Rockaway Huckleberry Frolic returned for the 54th time this past weekend with community members enjoying the rich history of the community.

The event raises money for the Grist Mill Museum, which was built in 1688 and is a symbol of East Rockaway’s traditional roots. The Grist Mill Committee launched the first Huckleberry Frolic in 1969 to raise money for repairs and maintenance of the museum and bring the community together. This event is the only fundraiser that the Grist Mill Museum Committee runs to support the museum.

The Frolic’s success is always dependent on the generous participation of the clubs, civic, fraternal, veteran and social organizations, families, schools, religious, and business enterprises of the East Rockaway area. Because of the success, the event has continued since 1969 beside a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic.

— Ben Fiebert Tim Baker/Herald photos Brother and sister John Krendel and Caroline Krendel driving down the street in the Huckleberry Frolic parade. Caroline Harvey, 13, from East Rockaway comes in 1st place in the hula hoop contest. East Rockaway friends Avery Goldfaden, 10, Alana Izmirly, 10, and Brooke Olson, 11, on a ride at the celebration. Jack Parrella, 6, from East Rockaway feeding the farm animals. East Rockaway marching band playing in the parade. Perry Hunt, 4, from Lynbrook crossing the Boy Scout rope bridge.

News briefs

Lynbrook High School kickline team makes donation to Dancing Dreams

The Lynbrook High School kickline team joined together once again on April 16 not for a practice or performance, but rather to present a generous donation to a good cause during the regular board of education meeting.

Teammates presented a check to Dancing Dreams, a nonprofit dance program for physically challenged chil -

dren. The program, which has three sites on Long Island, assists 129 boys and girls and features a leadership program that currently involves more than 150 high schoolers. The donation will help fund costumes for Dancing Dreams’ upcoming show.

East Rockaway High School art students honored with awards for photography

East Rockaway High School seniors

Natalia Palomino and Sophia Alfieri took home awards for photography at the annual Huntington Camera Club High School Competition on April 30.

At the ceremony that was held at the Huntington Public Library, Palomino was awarded third place in the “Something Blue” category. Alfieri took first place in the “Reflections”

category and was also selected for the “Best In Show” award.

The district said they are proud to recognize the accomplishments of “our amazing student artists” and are thankful to the inspirational art educators who support and guide them in their creative journeys.

Courtesy Lynbrook Public Schools Dancing Dreams founder Joann Ferrara joined the April 16 Lynbrook Board of Education meeting to accept a donation from the kickline team. — Ben Fiebert Courtesy East Rockaway School District
East Rockaway High School seniors Natalia Palomino and Sophia Alfieri win awards for photography at the annual Huntington Camera Club High School Competition on April 30. From left, Natalia Palomino, ERHS art teacher Kelly Cabasso, and Sophia Alfieri.
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Is there a teacher, mentor, or friend who impacted you throughout your high school experience?

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One person that stands out the most to me is my guidance counselor, Ms. Prestianni. She always helps me problem-solve and come to the best decisions. She treats me like one of her own kids.

Christian Auguste (with Arthur Ergistre, director of science), Uniondale I approached Mr. Ergistre with an idea for a paid peer tutoring program and with his guidance, he pushed me in the right direction. He has always been super supportive of what I want to do, and he’s always encouraged me.

Camdresa Davis (with Peter Buckley, English teacher/track coach), Baldwin During my sophomore year, I faced one of the most difficult challenges of my life, which was the loss of my mother. Mr. Buckley was always there for me I was able to talk to him and he helped me realize that even though I had lost someone close to me, I would never be alone.


I had Ms. Falvo in middle school and high school. Even when I didn’t have her, she always made time for me. When I was struggling with my English class or problems personally, I went to her and she would give me advice.

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Gala united LGBTQ+ community on Long Island

PFY, the organization formerly known as Pride For Youth, hosted its annual Pride Gala on June 6. The event was dubbed “Power of Pride: Raising LBGTQ+ Voices to Benefit PFY,” and it brought together and honored trailblazers that work day in and day out to ensure that individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ feel supported on Long Island.

The annual gala celebrates the work of PFY, which is a leading, nonprofit, grassroots organization. It operated as subsidiary of the Long Island Crisis Center, and has headquarters in Bellmore, as well as a location in Deer Park. Founded in 1993 as an organization meant specifically for youth, grant funding last year allowed PFY to expand the breadth and reach of its services.

This year’s gala honored three important figures in the LGBTQ+ community on Long Island. Michael Caputo, of the LI Pride Lions, the Rev. Lana Hurst, the first openly transgender pastor to practice on Long Island, and Sarah Kate Ellis, president and chief executive of GLAAD, were among this year’s honorees.

Over the last few months, the LGBTQ+ community has faced a lot of prejudice on Long Island — and in Nassau County specifically — which is why PFY chose to honor individuals from Long Island who are fighting back against hate, and making a difference in the lives of others.

Tim Baker/Herald photos PFY hosted its annual Pride Gala at the Westbury Manor on June 6, drawing a large crowd that came out to reflect on Pride Month, and the work PFY does year round.

“We really looked at people who we feel embody that sort of presence within the LGBTQ community,” Tawni Engel, the associate director of the crisis center and PFY said.

Engel leads the pride gala committee, and said the event did not get into politics — but rather focused on what work can be done to further empower the LGBTQ+ community.

“We just want to talk about what the social climate has looked like,” Engel said, “and what we can do collectively to hopefully turn that around.”

Bruce Castellano, who chairs the gala

committee with Engel, said PFY is a “boots on the ground organization.”

A former teacher in the Mineola School District, Castellano said he and his husband have worked with various LGBTQ+ organizations for many years on Long Island and beyond. The attitude towards the LGTBQ+ population has shifted drastically in recent years, and Castellano said “the backlash is devastating.”

Fighting against complacency — the concept of being alright with the ways things are — is exceedingly important, and groups like PFY are doing just that.

Tawni Engel, associate director of PFY and the Long Island Crisis Center spoke led attendees through the evening’s celebrations.

“We have to be vigilant and defend and protect the people who are marginalized, especially youth,” Castellano said.

The event at Westbury Manor saw a tremendous turnout. PFY met and surpassed its fundraising goals, raising just over $84,000. PFY is still accepting donations at TinyURL.ocm/PFYEvent2024. For more information on PFY and the Long Island Crisis Center, visit LICCPFY. org.

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Waverly Park Elementary School promotes inclusivity

The Waverly Park Elementary School community stood as one to promote empathy and acceptance in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

Coordinated by the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and SEPTA parents, Waverly Park classes took time to step into the shoes of their peers who experience disabilities related to autism on April 19. Students participated in a variety of experiences that boosted their empathy and understanding of those who have sensory difficulties.

With a sock over their non-dominant hand, students tried to pick up coins and drop them in a cup.

For example, using a communication board used by fellow students with special needs, students shared what was on their mind without saying any words. They also experienced the difficulties of completing certain tasks, such as writing their names or picking up coins, while their vision and motor functions were

impaired. Classes also held several discussions and watched a series of videos about disabilities.

With students’ strong understanding of their peers’ point of view, Waverly Park remains an inclusive and welcoming school for all.

Photos courtesy Lynbrook Public Schools Waverly Park Elementary School students stepped into the shoes of their peers with disabilities by completing tasks that mimicked sensory impairment on April 19. — Ben Fiebert Students trying to communicate without using any words.
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Ripe for the

Venture forth to local strawberry fields

June means … strawberries. Those luscious berries await during this precious — short-lived — season. So gather up your gang and venture out to one of the many u-pick growers for a day in the berry patch. The season reaches its peak here as spring transitions into summer, as the fruit grow and ripen throughout May and June.

Everyone can agree that local is always best, so skip those California and Florida supermarket berries and head out to one of the many farms nearby where you can pick your own. Then when you return with your bounty, be sure to whip up some yummy strawberry creations. These fresh gems are always terrific on their own, of course, but when used in a recipe, they’ll jazz up any meal.

Strawberry Shortcake

The quintessential summer treat never goes out of style.

• 3 baskets of fresh strawberries

• 1/2 cup sugar

• Whipping cream

• Vanilla

1. Remove the stems from the strawberries. Slice into thin (1/4- to 1/8-inch slices. Put into a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of sugar (depending on how sweet the strawberries are to begin with) and mix into the strawberries. Set aside at room temperature to macerate (which means that the sugar will soften the strawberries and help release their juices).

2. After the strawberries have been sitting for 20 minutes or so, take a potato masher and mash them a little. Not too much, just enough to get more juice out of them.

3. Whip the cream, adding a drop or two of vanilla and a teaspoon of sugar.

4. To serve, break up one biscuit per person into big pieces into a bowl. Ladle strawberries over the biscuit (either scratch-made or Bisquick recipe). Add a dollop of whipped cream.

Biscuits from scratch:

• 3 cups all purpose flour

• 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

• 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

• 3/4 teaspoon salt

• 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

• 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Toss with a fork to combine. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or a fork until the largest pieces of butter are the size of peas. (Or pulse several

times in a food processor.) 2. Combine the cream and vanilla in a liquid measure. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour the cream mixture into the well. Mix with a fork until the dough is evenly moistened and just combined; it should look shaggy and still feel a little dry.

3. Gently knead by hand five or six times to create a loose ball.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and pat it into an 8-inch square, 3/4 to 1-inch thick. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment or silpat, cover with plastic and chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.

5. Heat the oven to 425º F. Remove the dough from refrigerator. Cut the dough into 9 even squares and spread them about 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet. Bake until the biscuits are medium golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

Makes 9 biscuits.

Classic Bisquick biscuits:

• 2 1/3 cups Bisquick baking mix

• 3 tablespoons butter, melted

• 1/2 cup milk

• 3 tablespoons sugar

1. Heat oven to 425° F. Stir baking mix, melted butter, milk, and sugar in a mixing bowl until soft dough forms.

2. Drop by 6 spoonfuls on to a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 6 biscuits.

Strawberry Tarts

All the sweet goodness of strawberry shortcake in a small bite.

• 6 2-1/2-inch tart shells

• 1 1/2 quart fresh strawberries

• 1 cup sugar

• 3 tablespoons cornstarch

• 2 tablespoons lemon juice

• Whipped cream

1. Wash and remove caps from the strawberries. Set aside the best half of the berries; combine the remaining berries, whole or cut, sugar and cornstarch in saucepan.

2. Cook, stirring frequently, 5-6 minutes or until the berry mixture is very thick. Stir in the lemon juice. Cook. Select a few of the reserved strawberries for garnish; add the rest, whole or cut, to the cooked mixture.

3. Pour into the baked pastry shells. Garnish with the whipped cream and remaining whole or cut berries.

Jessie’s Girl

Drag out that neon once again and give your hair its best ‘80s ‘do. Those crazy days are back — as only Jessie’s Girl can pull off, on the Paramount stage. So slip on some Jordache jeans, legwarmers, grab an extra-large bottle of Aqua Net, and get ready to dance the night away. There is no decade like the ‘80s, and no band that has mastered the music of the era like Jessie’s Girl. Hear all of your favorites by Prince, Madonna, Eddie Money, Duran Duran, Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Van Halen, J. Geils Band, The Police and many more. The show is led by New York City’s top rock and pop vocalists and backed by a phenomenal band, who get everyone into that ‘Back to the ‘80’ vibe. Throw in a load of super-fun choreography, audience participation, props, costumes bubbles and confetti — and you have a party that audiences don’t want to leave.

Friday, June 14, 8 p.m. $45, $37.50, $25. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Tickets available at or

‘So Happy Together’

The Happy Together Tour is back with an evening of groovy tunes. The touring sensation that has crisscrossed the nation delighting audiences for more than a decade returns with a show full of ‘60s and ‘70s chart-toppers — an undeniable 61 Billboard Top 40 smashes. Surely an evening of hit after hit after hit that will have you heading home whistling the soundtrack of that beloved era. Returning favorites and new additions in this edition include The Turtles once again, the evening’s musical hosts. They are joined by Jay and the Americans, The Association, Badfinger, The Vogues and the Cowsills. The Turtles, of course, are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound. With such hits as ‘Elenore,’ ‘She’d Rather Be With Me,’ ‘It Ain’t Me Babe,’ ‘You Showed Me’ — and the title of the tour, ‘Happy Together’ — the band ruled the airwaves in the late ‘60s. Rewind time and groove to the classics as you see these legends live on the same stage.

Saturday, June 15, 8 p.m. Flagstar at Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. Tickets available at

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Fab Faux

The Beatles live on — in the form of the Fab Faux. The acclaimed band brings out the best Beatles moments, appearing on the Paramount stage, Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux — in actuality five New York City-based musicians —upends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Far beyond being extended cover sets, their shows are an inspired rediscovery of The Beatles’ musical magic.

The Fab Faux tackles the group’s most demanding material onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed. In addition to their note-for-note accuracy, the band is famous for blurring the lines slightly and injecting their own musical personalities into the performances. Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete partperfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Because”, “Nowhere Man”, and “Paperback Writer,” reproduced with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect. That’s The Fab Faux experience. $55, $35, $30, $25. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Tickets available at or

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, June 14, 10:15 a.m. and noon; also Saturday, June 15, 2 p.m.; Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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 the 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

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

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Seasonal Sprouts

Bring the kids to Old Westbury Gardens for a Seasonal Sprouts session, Wednesday, June 19, 11 a.m.-noon. Children (ages 4 to 6) can explore the grounds on a guided walk within the formal gardens and informal woodlands. Families will enjoy activities and plant a flower to take home. $10 per child. Registration required. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For information, visit or contact (516) 333-0048.

Season Picnic

Participate in the 2024 Season Picnic at Greis Park, Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m., hosted by Lynbrook East Rockaway Little League. For more information, call (516) 887-2626.

Blues/Rock blowout

Enjoy some tunes, Saturday, June 15, at Lilah’s, a cool new bar on Main Street in East Rockaway. With two bands, no cover, cheap drinks, and a new venue in the heart of town. Good times! Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call (516) 284-7397.

Celebrate Israel

Salute Israel, while welcoming Eisenhower Park’s summer concert season, at the annual Celebrate Israel concert, presented by Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island, Sunday, June 30, 6 p.m. Israeli superstar Raviv Kaner performs. Bring seating. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. For more information, visit Facebook. com/jcrcli.

Science adventure

Children in grades K-5 can take part in workshops at Science Day, hosted by Daikin Comfort Experience Center, Thursday, June 27, 6-7 p.m., with Mad Science Long Island. 817 Sunrise Highway. Admission is free. RSVP at

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Marching through history

Step back in time and observe different eras of military history, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. As you “march through history” be side by side with knowledgeable and welcoming reenactors from Long Island and numerous other states portraying soldiers, their uniforms and weaponry from Colonial America through more recent conflicts. With firing demonstrations throughout the day, as well as tent and camp life displays. $15, $12 children, $12 seniors 60+. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road Old Bethpage. Visit for more information or call (516) 5728409.

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Midsummer Jazz

Enjoy some summertime tunes at Old Westbury Gardens, Thursday, June 20, 7-9 p.m. Hear jazz standards and original compositions by musician and composer Glafkos Kontemeniotis and his trio Monk for President, with Vince “Kazi” McCoy on drums and Fred Berman on double bass. Before, during, or after, stroll the gardens decorated with floral arrangements and illuminated with lanterns. Drinks and appetizers provided; you’re welcome to bring a picnic dinner. $30. Reservations required. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For information, visit or contact (516) 333-0048.

Summer sounds

Visit Eisenhower Park for its Noontime Concert series, Wednesday, June 26, noon-2 p.m. The Long Island Harmonizers perform four-part barbershop a cappella. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Their repertoire ranges from traditional barbershop to the Great American Songbook and Elton John. Bring seating. For information, visit

East Rockaway Kiwanis Car Show

Stop by East Rockaway Kiwanis car show, every Monday. Car enthusiasts display their classic cars beginning at 6 p.m. with music entertainment by DJ Ken Kojak, who spins doo-wop classics and oldies. Weekly raffles games, prizes, and giveaways will be at the event. All proceeds are donations to the East Rockaway Schools Graduation scholarship fund and other Kiwanis community non-forprofit partners. 13 Weeks Main St., next-door to the Post Office. Any questions, call Michaelene at (516) 721-9657.

Lynbrook Cruise Nights

The Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce car shows are back on Atlantic Avenue, every Thursday! Come enjoy a nice evening out in Lynbrook. Check out the cars and have dinner in one of Lynbrook’s local restaurants. Spectators are free! Showing a car? It’s $5. Staging starts at 5:30 p.m. at 14 St. James Place between Forest and Earl. For more information, visit or call (516) 242-4649.

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Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman unveiled a bill banning biological males from women’s activities at county facilities. Behind him, from left, were Legislator John Giuffrè, the Legislature’s presiding officer, Howard Kopel, County Comptroller Elaine Phillips, and Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Samantha Goetz.

Ban on biological males in women’s sports proposed

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman’s executive order, banning biological males from women’s sports at county facilities, could soon be codified into law.

The County Legislature’s presiding officer, Howard Kopel, and Legislators John Giuffrè, Samantha Goetz and Rose Marie Walker accompanied Blakeman at a news conference in Mineola last Friday to announce the new legislation.

“Women have been fighting the last 50 years for fair competition in their sport, a fair investment, the same as men, the same numbers, the same scholarships,” Blakeman said, “and now that is in jeopardy of biological males taking valuable positions on women’s teams, women losing scholarships, women losing the ability to compete, and it’s not fair.”

Goetz, Walker and Legislator Mazi Pilip will co-sponsor the proposed bill.

“I was recently listening to an interview with Riley Gaines where a student was discussing how she doesn’t want to train for second place, and I think that concisely explains what this bill is for,” Goetz said. “We do not want women in Nassau County to just train and compete for second place.”

Gaines is a former collegiate swimmer.

Walker said she fears for her granddaughters and other female athletes in the county.

“Certainly I don’t want it to affect our girls with scholarships, with playing and training, to come in second or third because of what they’re competing against,” Walker said. “But I’m very, very concerned about their health and safety.”

Biological males and transgender athletes who identify as female are welcome to compete on county co-ed or men’s teams, or create a transgender league, Blakeman said — just not as biological males on women’s team.

A Nassau County Supreme Court struck down Blakeman’s executive order on May 10, after a legal challenge by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit in March.

Blakeman plans to appeal the decision, he said.

Bobby Hodgson, an assistant legal director at NYCLU, had not seen the language of the proposed legislation, but said that the state anti-discrimination law prohibits such a law.

“That was true when we successfully struck down County Executive Blakeman’s policy, and it’s true today,” Hodgson said. “If they do continue to push forward on this harmful legislation, the NYCLU will certainly see them in court, and we believe it will be promptly struck down as unlawful under our state anti-discrimination law.”

Blakeman said that both his order, and the new law, would be determined to be constitutional, because they protect women’s rights.

After he signed his executive order in February, which mandated that sports, leagues, organizations, teams and programs that use county facilities designate themselves male, female or co-ed, and then only accept athletes who meet that criteria according to their sex at birth, state Attorney General Letitia James sent a cease-and-desist letter to Blakeman in March, demanding that he rescind it.

Blakeman responded a few days later by filing a federal lawsuit contesting James’ letter, which was denied in federal court and dismissed in April.

“The law is perfectly clear: you cannot discriminate against a person because of their gender identity or expression,” James wrote in a March 1 news release. “We have no room for hate or bigotry in New York.”

County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton issued a statement after Friday’s news conference. “Passing such a law will only cost the county millions in legal fees and taxpayer money, funds that should be used for repaving our roads and providing tax relief,” she said.

Kopel said that the bill would go before committee on Monday, and before the full Legislature in two weeks or so. He added that he was confident that it would pass.

“We’re trying to help these young girls who are trying to achieve something, and to say that we haven’t had the problem here in Nassau County yet is foolish,” Kopel said. “We want to take care of this. We’re going to take care of it now.”


Public Notices





Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale After Inquest and Appointment of Referee duly entered on August 19, 2014 and an Order for Extension of Time to Conduct Foreclosure Sale duly entered on February 2, 2022, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the front steps on the north side of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on June 25, 2024 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 18 Catherine Street, Lynbrook, NY 11563. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 37, Block 226 and Lot 593.

Approximate amount of judgment is $342,900.28 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #008272/2009 and is subject to a strict foreclosure. This foreclosure sale will be held on the north side steps of the Courthouse, rain or shine. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at the foreclosure sale. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, the Court Appointed Referee will cancel the sale.

Mark Ricciardi, Esq., Referee Greenspoon Marder, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2200, New York, NY 10105, Attorneys for Plaintiff 146964

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff AGAINST GEORGE R. ERCOLE JR A/K/A GEORGE ERCOLE, ET AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly entered December 4, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on June 25, 2024 at 2:30PM, premises known as 169 SPENCER AVENUE, LYNBROOK, NY 11563. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway, Town

of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 38, Block 441, Lot 232. Approximate amount of judgment $367,743.07 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #008271/2009. The aforementioned auction will be conducted in accordance with the NASSAU County COVID-19 mitigation protocols and as such all persons must comply with social distancing, wearing masks and screening practices in effect at the time of this foreclosure sale. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, then the court appointed referee will cancel the foreclosure auction. Foreclosure Auctions will be held “Rain or Shine”. Mark Ricciardi, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC 1775 Wehrle Drive Williamsville, NY 14221 18-002974 80624 146904


SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU GHA HOLDINGS, LLC, -against65 PHIPPS AVE LLC, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on March 14, 2023, wherein GHA HOLDINGS, LLC is the Plaintiff and 65 PHIPPS AVE LLC, 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 27, 2024 at 2:00PM, premises known as 65 PHIPPS AVENUE, EAST ROCKAWAY, NY 11518; and the following tax map identification: Section 38, Block 506, Lot 52-53. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF EAST ROCKAWAY, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK

Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No.: 602603/2020. Brian J. Davis, 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. 147101



Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein Such & Crane, LLP, 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800, Rochester, NY 14614.

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered February 7, 2017, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at North Side Steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on July 8, 2024 at 2:00 PM. Premises known as 60 Rhame Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518. Sec 42 Block 95 Lot 135. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and the improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $746,582.50 plus interest, fees, and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 002404/2013. The foreclosure sale will be conducted in accordance with 10th Judicial District’s Covid-19 Policies and foreclosure auction rules. The Referee shall enforce any rules in place regarding facial coverings and social distancing. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, then the Court Appointed Referee shall cancel the foreclosure auction. Foreclosure Auctions will be held “Rain or Shine.” Jonathan Engel, Esq., Referee File # SPSNY459 147249


SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-8, -againstDOUGLAS N. HELD, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on February 22, 2023, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-8 is the Plaintiff and DOUGLAS N. HELD, 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 July 10, 2024 at 2:00PM, premises known 35 CAROL COURT, LYNBROOK, NY 11563; and the following tax map identification: 37-68-31. ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF LYNBROOK, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No.: 001544/2011. Brian Davis, 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. 147253

Members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council are recognized as Hometown Heroes at the May 29 East Rockaway Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent’s council was May’s Hometown Hero

At the May 29 East Rockaway Board of Education meeting, the eight members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council were recognized as Hometown Heroes for their contributions to the East Rockaway School Community.

The eight student ambassadors were nominated for their positions on the council by their respective principals for their leadership potential and their passion for enhancing the lives of their fellow students. The 2023 to 24 ambassadors are Jaron Brown, Abigail Cabral, Claire Harvey, Timmy Poland, Kaley Thorp, Henry

Tyrell, Georgia Vesce, and Charlotte Webster.

The council has been instrumental in collaborating with the central office administration this year and have shared many insightful ideas on topics such as academics, extracurricular offerings, food, health, safety, and fostering a school culture that prioritizes kindness.

The East Rockaway School District noted in a press release that they thank the council for their service.

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURTCOUNTY OF NASSAU. NEWREZ LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING, Plaintiffagainst- GEORGE PYLE A/K/A GEORGE T. PYLE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated April 24, 2024, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court “Rain or Shine” located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on July 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York; known and designated as Section 42 Block 1 Lot 217.

Said premises known as 18 DAVIS STREET, EAST ROCKAWAY, NY 11518

Approximate amount of lien $258,441.46 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 611194/2022.



Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 242 Drexel Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832. DLG# 38887 {* LYNBROOK N*} 147142

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Mortgage Assets Management, LLC., Plaintiff AGAINST Peter Slavska a/k/a Peter S. Slavska, The United States of America acting through The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Victoria Doran; Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly entered April 16, 2024 I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the North Side Steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on July 5, 2024 at 2:00PM, premises known as 118 Oak Street, Lynbrook, NY 11563. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements

erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Lynbrook, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of NY, Section 38 Block 137 Lot 105. Approximate amount of judgment $444,256.17 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 003541/2016. The auction will be conducted pursuant to the COVID-19 Policies Concerning Public Auctions of Foreclosed Property established by the 10th Judicial District. Foreclosure Auctions will be held “Rain or Shine.”

Cherice P. Vanderhall, Esq., Referee LOGS Legal Group LLP f/k/a Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC

Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792

Dated: May 1, 2024 147247

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING/DECISIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS will hold a PUBLIC HEARING and DECISIONS on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room at the Village Hall, One Columbus Drive, Lynbrook, NY 11563, on the following cases: PUBLIC HEARING #1013875 Sunrise Realty LLC, 875 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook § 203-7 Signs permitted in Commercial, Light Manufacturing and Industrial Districts Permitted Detached Accessory Sign: 50 sq. ft. per side, Proposed Detached Accessory Sign: 120 sq. ft. per side, #1014 - OS Realty, 353 Merrick Road, Lynbrook § 252-54 Off Street Parking Requirements - Required Off Street Parking, 9 parking spaces, Proposed Off Street Parking, 0 parking spaces. DECSION - #1013 875 Sunrise Realty LLC, 875 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS, Ginger Fuentes, Chair Person of the Board of Zoning Appeals, Brian Stanton, Superintendent, Department of Buildings Lynbrook Publish 1X 147372

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The neighbors won’t leave us alone

Q. My neighbors from hell have been harassing me at every step of my construction, and I don’t know what to do. They tried to stop our permit, and have continued to try to have it revoked for several reasons, such as false claims that my contractor is unlicensed, that they start work before the allowed work times, that they work too late, that my permit wasn’t posted properly, that the simple deck we’re having built is in the wrong place, that our dog isn’t licensed … How can we stop this harassment? They are both attorneys who aren’t working, and have plenty of time to bother us.

A. George Herbert, a 17th-century poet, said, “Living well is the best revenge.” Apparently he had neighbors like yours, and he didn’t want to use all the other much more vindictive and possibly illegal means to stop them. After a while, like the story of the boy who cried wolf, the authorities will stop believing them and may even turn their attention to them, looking for issues to keep your neighbors busy with their own issues.

I have heard many stories about vindictive neighbors over the years, and although it is puzzling what motivates people to behave this way, to not just live and let live, they have to be either dealt with or ignored. It’s hard to ignore some of the more dastardly things people can do to harass, but it has to be done. Being attorneys indicates that they understand how to manipulate the system, which was put in place for justice, to create an injustice.

In some cases I have knocked on a door on behalf of a client to ask what the problems are, with the best of intentions, to assure the neighbor that their concerns are being dealt with and everything will work out. The lesson I learned from this is that there are people put on this planet for the sole purpose of ruination, destruction, intimidation and harassment. It appears to give them a level of satisfaction that cannot be attained by some more meaningful method. It reminds me of what many people have told me when we hear about a criminal who went to great lengths to figure out how to commit the crime, that had that same individual put their energy into solving a positive, constructive problem, like curing cancer or helping those less fortunate, they may have had a productive life instead of creating the misery they thrive on.

I suggest writing down, in detail, your neighbors’ actions, compiling a book on how pathetic some people can be, selling the book, and living well off the royalties from the neighbors’ contribution to your making lemonade out of the lemons they keep hurling at you. I’m hesitant to write about the worst thing that a neighbor once did just to be difficult, because it really did cause lasting pain for a family whose small children were scared for life by what that neighbor did.

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This is the best part: All of summer lies ahead

Hardly any summer lives up to its hype.

How could it, when we’ve waited nine months for school to be out, slogging through dark, snowy days and freezing weeks? We’ve waited for the warming breeze, the gentle waves, the fresh cherries and soft-shell crabs. We waited, and here it is … now! All this freedom is too wonderful to grasp. Our vacation time from work lies ahead, too, and we want our adventures, and our kids’ camps, and the rentals in the mountains or by the shore to be restorative and fun. In June it’s still possible that the big family reunion in the Poconos will be a life-altering love fest. In June, the outdoor concerts are still anticipatory joy. These are the best days of summer, when everything is possible. Here, pinned to this spot in time, there are no rampaging wildfires, no floods, no hurricanes, no Covid surge, no family feuds. Yup, the dangerous possibilities all lie ahead. Pre-summer is the golden window of

igood weather and unlimited expectations. That’s why people keep booking weekends in Maine, forgetting that last year they waited on line in the 95-degree heat for a $30 Kennebunkport lobster roller. These are the days of anticipatory dreaming.

BOn summer weekends, families head to our beaches, the Berkshires, the Jersey Shore or out East. Everyone is trying to recapture summer memories while forgetting the kids’ rainy-day tantrums or the traffic in the Hamptons or the prices at the farm stands that used to be a bargain. This is the time of dreaming and planning; there will be enough time in September to absorb the realities that subvert these fantasies.

in their hair. It was a significant cultural shift, which led to the end of the war and the beginning of a real push for civil rights, women’s rights and racial equality.



Farm stands?

This is the time of dreaming and planning.

My big regret is that I didn’t go; I wasn’t part of history. I was planning my wedding and looking for a job. I didn’t go to Woodstock, either, in the summer of 1969. My heart and mind were with the progressive causes, but the path I saw for myself was fixed and somewhat narrow.

read “War and Peace,” all 1,200 pages. Truth? The last 50 summers have been my summer to read “War and Peace.” Never cracked the cover, but it doesn’t matter; I hold on dearly to the possibility.

In the big picture, we don’t know yet what kind of summer this will be historically, meteorologically or politically. Will it leave an indelible mark? Will our collective destinies stay the course or take a detour?

I remember the summer of 1967, when some 100,000 young people, widely known as hippies, descended on San Francisco, specifically the Haight, and protested the war in Vietnam, lived in casual encampments, did some drugs and wore flowers

So, young folks, this summer, get out there and live your days. Summer 2024 will not come around again. The calendar from midJune to Sept. 21 is blank. The summer could sweep in dramatic change. Anything can happen. The days are hot already and very long; worry is in the air about drought and wildfire and political unrest.

On an individual level, this is the time to plan our downtime activities. Is this the summer you get out on the kayak? Learn to surf? Start hiking the Appalachian Trail? Rescue a puppy and use the summertime to train it? Maybe send the kids off to camp and get reacquainted with your partner?

For me, this is the summer to finally

The freedom of some unstructured time allows us to prepare for the upcoming election. A minefield covers the ground between June and November. It seems unlikely to me that any of the legal cases against Donald Trump will be resolved in time to make a difference. We have, as individuals who are citizens of a great democracy, the time to think about what kind of man we want to be president. I will be casting my vote for Joe Biden, the sitting president who has displayed decency and solid, pro-American, forward-thinking policies. I hope that others who have the time and inclination will seriously weigh the kind of America we want to live in.

We don’t want to get terribly serious because, after all, it’s about to be summer. Put your feet up. Grab a bowl of Washington State cherries, and if “War and Peace” seems daunting, pick up a National Geographic and learn the important stuff, like “Do Spiders Dream?”

Relax with one eye open. The summer of 2024 is about to unfold.

Copyright 2024 Randi Kreiss. Randi can be reached at

Congestion pricing punishes commuters

n 2019, the Democratic majorities in the State Senate and Assembly passed the well-known Congestion Pricing Plan. At the time, every Long Island Senate Democrat voted in support of the proposal. The policy mandated an extra fee for most motorists entering Manhattan below 60th Street during peak hours. While the intent behind this initiative may be commendable, its repercussions for commuters — particularly those from Nassau County — are concerning.

Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that she was delaying the implementation of congestion pricing. I commend those of us on the Island who voiced our objections to the plan and made our voices heard. This is a victory for Long Islanders who simply can’t afford another tax. It is disappointing that Hochul’s decision was clearly motivated by politics rather than concern for overburdened New Yorkers, and after a substantial expenditure was made on the required infrastructure.

Elected officials should be held accountable for their actions, and a last-

minute effort to postpone the plan in hopes of avoiding accountability from voters in the upcoming election is shameful. Congestion pricing shouldn’t just be delayed; it must be repealed, and I am a cosponsor of Senate Bill 5425, which would do just that.

Congestion pricing is being promoted as a solution to reduce traffic and emissions, but in reality, its sole purpose is to generate revenue to fix the continuing mismanagement of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The state budget includes $1 billion of revenue for the MTA, which is expected to be generated by congestion pricing, so clearly there is an expectation that many people will continue to drive and pay the price rather than use public transportation. Many from Nassau County travel to Manhattan for work or medical appointments, or to visit family and friends.

enjoy themselves. For those who must travel into the city for work, it will increase their costs, which will in turn be passed on to the consumers of their products.

F or many Nassau County residents, driving into Manhattan is a necessity.

The additional charge would be more than just an inconvenience — it’s a regressive tax that disproportionately impacts our families, small-business owners and those who depend on their vehicles to earn a living. Congestion pricing won’t alleviate traffic or save our environment; instead, it will increase the cost of traveling to Manhattan, and may actually deter people from doing so to

For many Nassau County residents, driving into Manhattan isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Nurses working the night shift at hospitals, teachers who need to carry supplies and arrive early in the morning, and those with physical challenges who travel to take advantage of worldclass medical care have legitimate reasons for driving into Manhattan. Travel into the city is already fraught with challenges for those who use public transportation, making driving the most convenient, and sometimes the only, option. The introduction of an additional fee, potentially as high as $15 per trip, would be a significant financial burden. The policy would effectively penalize hard-working New Yorkers who have no viable alternative to driving.

Public transportation is a valuable asset, but it isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. For many, using public transit means enduring multiple transfers, which can extend commute times to unmanageable lengths. Instead of punishing those who have no choice but to drive, we must prioritize investing in our

public transportation infrastructure to make it more reliable and accessible.

The MTA’s recent decision to offer a 10 percent discount on monthly Long Island Rail Road tickets is a step forward, but it unfairly excludes residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties. The discount applies only to travel within New York City, funded by a state account for city transit improvements, leaving Long Island commuters out. This exclusion, combined with congestion pricing, would further burden them. Both policies highlight a growing disparity, neglecting the needs of suburban commuters who play a vital role in the city’s economy. We must address this imbalance and ensure equitable support for all LIRR riders. While reducing traffic congestion and emissions are important, the congestionpricing plan, as it stands, is a misguided approach to correcting the MTA’s fiscal mismanagement, doing so by putting the burden on the backs of commuters. By continuing to advocate for our constituents, exploring alternative solutions and engaging the public, we can work toward a more equitable strategy.

Now that this plan is delayed, we must seize the opportunity to repeal it. The time is now. We need solutions that address traffic congestion without unfairly hurting the wallets of Long Islanders.

Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick represents the 9th Senate District.


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We are all champions

Nassau county truly is the home of champions.

It’s where you can find the four-time Stanley cup champion New York Islanders. For more than a century, it’s where the Belmont Stakes thoroughbred horse race was held — and where it will return, bigger and better than ever, in 2026, when renovations are completed at Belmont park.

There’s also the four-time atlantic League of professional Baseball champion Long Island Ducks. and, for the past couple weeks, anyone trying to make their away around Eisenhower park, in East Meadow, couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement of the International cricket council Men’s T20 World cup, in which India upended pakistan in a highly anticipated international rivalry.

But our true champions are much closer to home. In fact, they are in our own backyards, if not in our own homes. They are our school athletes — young men and women who spend hours conditioning, training and drilling to step out on a baseball diamond, a track, a tennis court, a football field, a basketball court, a lacrosse field, or a soccer or rugby pitch to try to win it all in front of their families, friends, neighbors and peers. and then, after all that, they go back to their studies, so they can have the best shot at a successful future.

We are proud of every one of them for what they accomplish. and we support


Thank you, Gov. Hochul

To the Editor:

Thank you to Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature for increasing funding for libraries in the fiscal year 2025 state budget! We deeply appreciate the strong support of our work. Hochul’s action brings much-needed relief to the operating budget of the Nassau Library System, a cooperative that provides shared services to the county’s 54 public libraries, and an additional $500,000 to local libraries for building improvements. Nassau’s public libraries serve hundreds of thousands of patrons each year.

Voters deserve thanks, too. Every library budget vote in Nassau passed this spring, with an average approval rate of 77 percent! Over 5,000 Nassau residents signed up for new library cards last month. Libraries truly have something for everyone, and we invite all to check us out this summer.

them as they look for ways to win, and cheer them when they do so.

They always give us reason to cheer for them, and even more when they win titles — like the South Side High School boys’ lacrosse team taking home the state class B boys championship in a thrilling overtime win over Victor.

and they are hardly alone. The boys’ track and field team from Baldwin High captured its first county championship in more than a decade, while the girls’ track and field team from Oceanside did the same, over rival Syosset.

The boys from Malverne won a county championship of their own in track and field, while the Valley Stream North girls celebrated a number of individual county champions, like Moanna Thelusca in discus, Nattaly Lindo in shot put, and the Fessler sisters, paige and Brooke, finishing first and second, respectively, in the high jump. We also have to mention the amazing work of the North Shore girls’ track and field squad, which came away with the class a championship.

and don’t even get us started on the excellence in softball from the previous week, with Kennedy and South Side winning Long Island championships, while Oceanside took home the class aaa crown.

Then there was the Wantagh girls’ lacrosse team beating Manhasset for the Nassau class c championship, while the Lynbrook boys’ tennis team won a con-

ference title.

We could go on. There is a lot to celebrate — no matter what the scoreboard shows.

These young men and women are learning teamwork, leadership and resilience. as they work together to achieve common goals, they learn the value of collaboration and mutual support. The highs of victory and the lows of defeat provide lessons in handling success with grace, and the rest with dignity.

These experiences are invaluable as these athletes prepare to face the myriad challenges of adult life with a balanced and determined mindset. They also provide opportunities for college scholarships and career advancement, opening doors to higher education that might not have otherwise been available for many. Their journeys also serve as a powerful unifying force within communities. On Long Island, where villages and hamlets have distinct identities, high school sports can bridge divides and create a sense of shared purpose.

High school sports are much more than a venue for cheering on the home team. They are a cornerstone of physical health, personal development, academic excellence and community cohesion. By supporting and investing in them, we are nurturing the next generation of leaders, scholars and community members, ensuring a vibrant and dynamic future for Nassau county.

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Hello, Harrison Butker? Women can be heroes, too

if history has proven anything, it’s that the world wasn’t set up for women to succeed.

Countless trailblazers have incited change, but there is still an overarching prejudice against us. The struggle that we internalize may vary, but I think we can agree that some days, it’s just hard to be a woman.

Every time our gender makes strides, it’s easy to be humbled — by something someone says, by something someone does. And it’s easy for us to deflect, and say, “Well, that’s just the way things are.” But why are we oK with the way things are?

A few weeks ago, as universities around the United States began holding commencement ceremonies, a well-known athlete spoke to the graduates of Benedictine College, a Catholic institution in Atchison, Kansas.

Harrison Butker, the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, addressed the crowd of young men and women. And it wasn’t

his presence, but rather what he said, that created an aura of polarity.

“For the ladies present today,” Butker said, “congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. you should be proud of all that you have achieved to this point in your young lives. I want to speak directly to you briefly because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you.”

Butker went on to say that while “some” of the graduating women might lead successful careers, he’d “venture to guess” that the majority of them were excited about marriage, and the children they will bring into the world.


that it’s more likely that she’s looking forward to a life of marriage and motherhood.

The concepts of modern feminism are broadly misunderstood, by men and women alike. A true feminist would support a woman on any path she chooses, whether it be a career, a home life or something in between, and it was insulting and ignorant of Butker to project that most women in the audience would want to devote themselves to their partner and their future children.

ll that comes to mind when I reread the Chiefs’ kicker’s words is, really?

I have nothing against opinions, and I respect everyone’s right to voice their own. But all that comes to mind as I reread Butker’s words is, really?

The internet jumped to his defense, but let me riddle you this: He chose to single out “the women.”

Imagine being a young woman in Benedictine’s graduating class, who at the very least just completed four years of college. She deserves to be celebrated for her degree, and instead she’s told


Abortion, women’s equity loom large in November

To the Editor:

As the presidential election approaches, understanding the opinions of both President Biden and Donald Trump is pivotal when thinking about which candidate to vote for. Specifically, when it comes to abortion rights and women’s equity on both a national and global scale, the two candidates have differing opinions and differing degrees of action, and it is hyper-important for women to be informed about their standpoints, so they understand who to vote for in November.

In terms of abortion rights, Trump and Biden have starkly different opinions. Although Biden has stated that he is a practicing Catholic who doesn’t necessarily personally support abortion, he has avidly stated that women deserve the right to choose, no matter where they live, and that abortion care should be a human right. Trump, on the other hand, wants to leave abortion rights up to the states, meaning that each state can choose whether or not abortions should be legalized, potentially taking away that right to choose.

In terms of the international policy surrounding women’s equity, Biden and

Trump have similar policies, but their commitment to those policies is of varying degrees, and they have different motives for supporting women’s equality. They have both tried to combat women’s inequity through financial support of efforts in other countries, but Biden has directed hundreds of millions more dollars to those efforts than Trump.

Biden also states that women’s equality is a moral issue, something that should be intrinsically guaranteed to populations around the world. Trump, however, mainly sees women’s equality as an opportunity for economic growth. Biden also claims to aid specific countries that may need help promoting gender equity, making Trump’s policy appear weaker and less specific. These differences must be recognized by the people they would affect the most: the voters.

We reach out with the hope that you are aware of the stakes of this election, and that you share our concern for its possible outcomes. We strongly feel that in a world where information is hidden, falsified, misconstrued and polarized, it is important that our reputable local media outlets continue being dedicated to the truth — now more than ever.

North Shore High School Class of 2024 Glen Head

on the days when women feel the most unsupported, by people in their lives or public figures like Butker, they should remember that there are always things to turn to. I find it exceedingly important to read and watch content that is created with the best intentions for people just like us.

For women.

What do I mean?

A few months ago, as I enjoyed some time off from work in Florida, sitting poolside at my cousin’s house on International Women’s Day, I picked up “The Women,” a novel by Kristin Hannah, released earlier this year. Hannah is an

extraordinary writer who has been telling the tales of important women for decades, and this book is no different. I’ve read several of her novels over the past year, and I’ve come to love the way Hannah crafts stories of inspiring women, and the positive effect she has on my self-worth, every time I finish one of them. “The Women” offers readers an in-depth look at what it was like to be a nurse during the Vietnam War, and what it was like to return home afterward. If you love history, this read is for you.

In the first few pages, you’ll stumble across a striking notion. Women can be heroes.

So, to the women reading this — and the men — internalize that. All of us can be heroes.

And while people like Harrison Butker may continue to make speeches that threaten to strip us of everything we’ve worked for, remember that what we choose to do, in every walk of life, matters. our accomplishments and choices, at home or in the workplace, matter.

And our feelings, and the way we view ourselves, matter, too.

Jordan Vallone is a senior editor who writes for the Bellmore, East Meadow and Merrick Heralds. Comments?

Framework by Ellen Jaret

At the National Monument atop Calton Hill — Edinburgh, Scotland JorDan VaLLone

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