2021-03-19

Officials, community groups rally against hate


On Sunday March 14 Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (District 18), a Syosset High School alum (Class of 2012) and former five-year Syosset Board of Education trustee, hosted a well-attended “Stand Up to Hate” rally in front of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola.  Legislator Lafazan along with organizations such as the Long Island Chinese American Association, […]

Town seeks nominations for Women of Distinction

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Women of Distinction Awards Program.  Residents are encouraged to nominate extraordinary women who have made a difference in their communities. “The Women of Distinction Program was created to recognize extraordinary women who go above […]

Driver hits home in Levittown

Nassau County Police arrested a Levittown man on Tuesday, March 9th after he allegedly struck a home with his car. According to police, Robert Cunningham, 53, of Levittown drive his car into a home on Polaris Drive causing significant damage to the residence. Police say Cunningham was found to be in an intoxicated condition and was placed into custody. As a […]

Special Olympics Polar Plunge at TOBAY Beach

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino recently participated in the Special Olympics New York Polar Plunge, held annually at TOBAY Beach to benefit this great cause. Participants were also supported by Councilman Tom Hand and Councilwoman Laura Maier, who cheered on plungers as they ran into the icy waters at TOBAY while following an extensive list of COVID safety protocols. […]

Catholic Daughters aid vets, celebrate a centenarian

Catholic Daughters Court #1690 has been busy at work helping veterans and celebrating life. A collection spanning three-weekends in February to benefit veterans residing at the Northport Veterans Medical Center resulted in thousands of items donated by parishioners of St. Bernard’s Parish. Items of underwear for men and for women totaled 270 and 247 items for dental hygiene and care […]

Elementary school students create band aids for a wrinkled heart


The walls are adorned with wrinkled hearts outside of the classrooms at the Lee Avenue Elementary school in Hicksville. It is all part of an Olweus Bullying Prevention program that took place last month in the district. Maria Pressler, school psychologist at Lee Avenue, said that there is a schoolwide activity that takes place each month, and that the ‘Wrinkled […]

Criminal mischief arrests in Levittown

Two men have been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly taking bags of donated clothing from a bin in Levittown. According to police, on Friday, March 12th at 11 a.m. a female employee at St. Bernard Elementary School on Hempstead Turnpike observed two men enter a St. Vincent De Paul clothing bin.  The men allegedly broke the lock on the bin […]

Town reminds homeowners to hire licensed landscapers

With spring weather around the corner, many residents may be looking to hire a landscaper to care for their yard. For your own protection, the Town of Oyster Bay reminds residents to only hire Town-licensed and insured landscapers. “The Town has a local law mandating that all persons, companies or corporations doing landscaping for hire in the Town of Oyster […]

TOB: Be on the lookout for cold-stunned turtles

The Town of Oyster Bay reminds residents that during these colder months, there is an increased number of sea turtles stranded on north shore beaches due to a condition called cold stunning. “When water temperatures drop below approximately 50 degrees, sea turtles become lethargic and are unable to swim, as they are basically experiencing hypothermia,” said Town Councilman Steve Labriola. “When […]

Smoke shop busted in Hicksville.

Nassau County Police arrested three people with drug possession after an investigation of a smoke shop in Hicksville. According to police, after an investigation, police found that Evolve Smoke Shop on South Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville was selling illegal THC and flavored vape products. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. Police arrested: Shahrukh Tauseef, 24, of Plainview; Syed Peerzada, […]