Legislator holds online tax grievance workshop

Hundreds tuned in to watch Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker’s (D – Plainview) first tax grievance workshop on Thursday, Jan. 28. During the Zoom webinar, property owners who disagree with the assessed value of their property had the opportunity to learn how to navigate the grievance process from Nassau County assessment expert Jeff Gold, a former member of the […]

Town to upgrade ballfields for spring season

The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that upgrades will soon be made to various baseball fields in time for the spring 2021 season. Two fields at John Burns Park in Massapequa will receive significant improvements, including artificial turf replacement, before Little Leaguers return to the field this April. “Safety upgrades are coming soon to baseball fields at John Burns […]

Water commissioner tapped to lead LI Water Conference

The Long Island Water Conference (LIWC) announced this week that Plainview Water District (PWD) Commissioner Andrew N. Bader has been elected to serve as the organization’s new chairman for 2021. “I am extremely honored to be entrusted with this position by all of our dedicated members, said LIWC Chairman Andrew N. Bader. “Water is the most vital part of everyday […]

Repeal SALT cap

To the Editor: Last week, U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York revealed that they filed legislation to repeal the federal State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap. This proposal deserves swift consideration and approval by the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. As part of their 2017 overhaul of the tax code, the […]

Town expands outdoor ice skating sessions

The Town of Oyster Bay has added a public skating session at its outdoor ice skating rink at Marjorie Post Community Park in Massapequa. Throughout the month of February, this facility will offer a 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. session for skaters to enjoy. “Ice skating is a fun, naturally social distanced activity, and there remain current limitations on activities […]

College Notes

Thomas M. Lang of Bethpage has been named to the President’s List at Siena College for the Fall 2020 semester. The President’s List is reserved for students who earn a grade point index of 3.9 or higher for the semester. Giana Magrino of Syosset has been named to the President’s List at the State University of New York at Potsdam. […]

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Middle schoolers explore literature at second annual Literacy Café

Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School (POBMS) in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District recently hosted its second annual Literacy Café for students. The event was created with the mission of encouraging 5th and 6th graders to explore new books through genres, styles, and authors. This year, given the unique circumstances brought on by COVID-19, event creators, Rachel Quattrocchi and Elizabeth Rooney, […]

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