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Police Officers And Medics Honored For Life-Saving Rescue from Suicide Attempt

Life-Saving-RescueNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to honor seven police officers and medics who aided an individual attempting to commit suicide on Wednesday, August 16th at the Atlantic Ave/Brower Bridge in Oceanside. A suicidal man was found hanging off the bridge with a jumper cable tied around his neck. The officers arrived on scene, where Sergeant Lorenzen ordered the rope to be cut. The man fell into the water, and the officers performed CPR. He is now in the hospital in stable condition. Mangano thanked the first responders and presented them each with a citation for their bravery.


“I want to thank these seven brave and dedicated first responders for all they did in the triumphant rescue of a resident from a suicide attempt early this morning,” said County Executive Mangano. “The men and women of the Nassau County Police Department and Ambulance Bureau protect our lives day in and day out. These honorees make me proud, not only as County Executive, but as a resident of this great County.”


Pictured above (left to right) are Robert Sutton, Police Medic; William Rudnick, Police Medic Supervisor; Police Officer Michael Dudine; Police Officer Thomas Izzo; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Police Officer Justin Moore; Patrick Ryder, Acting Police Commissioner; Police Officer Joseph Monez; and Sergeant James Lorenzen.


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Parking Changes at Westbury LIRR Station

This week, Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) are announcing some parking changes at the Westbury Station of the LIRR to encompass the Post Avenue Bridge construction and the Northern Trust PGA Tour event happening this month.


The Post Avenue Bridge is being replaced this October. Due to some pre-construction work and demolition of the old bridge span, the west end of the commuter parking lot, on Railroad Avenue, will be closed as construction activity amps up, starting August 14. A total of 89 parking spots will be affected. Officials expect that once the pre-construction operation is completed, 58 parking spaces will become available.


“Making sure our roads and bridges are safe for all Long Island families is important, even if it costs us a few parking spaces,” said Montesano. “I’m glad we were able to set aside some money in the budget this year to make improvements to infrastructure like the Post Avenue Bridge.”


This week, the PGA Tour will be holding the Northern Trust PGA Tour event at The Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury. The Tour will have many fans taking the LIRR to and from the golf event, between Saturday August 19 and Monday August 28. Buses will be available to transport golf fans to and from the Westbury Station and the golf course. Parking spaces at the Westbury Station will be limited.


“The Northern Trust PGA Tour Event at the Glen Oaks Club will bring people from across the country to watch golf. It’s a great way to show off how beautiful Long Island is in the summer months, and it’s a great boost for our local economy,” said Montesano. “Parking will be limited at the Westbury Station, but the idea to shuttle fans to and from the golf course will hopefully clear up some anticipated traffic congestion.”


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Nassau County IDA Attracts Long Island City Sheet Metal Fabricator

Will Bring 327 New Jobs to Nassau


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) once again has attracted a New York City-based manufacturer to the county, bringing more than 300 new union jobs that were likely to have gone to New Jersey.


“This is a major coup for the IDA and Nassau County,” County Executive Mangano said. “Our success in bringing New York City companies to Nassau County lies in both the tremendous effort by my economic development team, competitive real estate value, the attraction of great schools and the high quality of life enjoyed by our residents and, of course, a terrific workforce.”


Mangano said an economic compact approved Aug. 16 by the IDA will allow Delta Sheet Metal Corp., a manufacturer of sheet metal ductwork owned by New York City-based air conditioning and heating systems contractor PJ Mechanical Corp., to relocate to 74,000-square-foot vacant industrial space at 940 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville. Delta, currently in Long Island City, employs 311 workers and plans to add another 16 jobs.


The project is expected to have an economic impact of $2.7 billion on the Nassau County economy over the life of the compact, and create $8.7 million in additional tax revenue to affected taxing jurisdictions over the life of the project.


Established in 1972, Delta Sheet Metal has since grown into a leader in the sheet metal industry. Its workforce is represented by Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers Union and Local 282 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The company had considered relocating to New Jersey.


About the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency consists of a team of professionals whose mission is to promote the economic welfare and prosperity of Nassau County. It is a resource for businesses in Nassau County and those considering relocation. The IDA provides assistance to businesses interested in relocating, expanding and financing new investments. It has provided assistance to a wide range of companies including Hain Celestial, Publishers Clearing House, Arizona Iced Tea, Dealer Track Technologies and Sleepy’s Mattress as well as Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Grumman Studios. For more information, please visit or call 516-571-1945.


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Legislator Rose Marie Walker Invites You to Attend a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Legislator Rose Marie Walker would like to inform all owners of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment, that they may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year.


The Nassau County Department of Assessment is bringing its office operations to the public. Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to answer any questions about exemptions and accept applications on-site from homeowners wishing to file for Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, and Home Improvement exemptions.



1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Hicksville Public Library – 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Bethpage Public Library – 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage



Due to the recent changes with New York State’s STAR exemption program, No NEW Basic STAR applications will be accepted. Enhanced STAR applications will ONLY be processed for home owners that were enrolled in the STAR Program prior to 1/20/15. If you would like to file a new STAR or Enhanced STAR application, please call the New York State Department of Finance: (518)-457-2036.


Homeowners who will be filing for an exemption can help expedite the processing of their application by bringing two (2) copies of required documentation. Applications and specific documentation requirements are available on the Department of Assessment website at


Other Upcoming Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Our Area:


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Westbury Recreation Center – 348 Post Ave., Westbury


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Merrick Public Library – 2279 S. Merrick Ave., Merrick


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Syosset Public Library – 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Levittown VFW Post 9592 – 55 Hickory Ln., Levittown


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Massapequa (Bar Harbor) Public Library – 40 Harbor Dr., Massapequa Park


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Free Adoptions at Oyster Bay Town Animal Shelter

Fees Waived August 14th -19th in Honor of Homeless Animal Week


In recognition of the International Homeless Animals Day, new Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson announced that the Town’s Animal Shelter will waive adoption fees from Monday, August 14th through Saturday, August 19th.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “In recognition of International Homeless Animal Day, we invite residents to come make a new ‘furever’ friend at the Town’s Animal Shelter. Our dedicated staff is happy to assist you in selecting the right furry friend for your family.”


During the week of August 14th – 19th, the shelter will waive the general adoption fees of $80 per dog and $84 per cat. All usual adoption services will be provided, including the spaying or neutering of the animal, vaccination and microchipping.


“Our animal shelter has a wonderful reputation of providing great care to the pets temporarily housed there while waiting for their new homes,” added Councilwoman Johnson. “I encourage anyone looking for a new pet to visit the Town’s shelter when looking for a new companion.”


The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter is located at 150 Miller Place in Syosset. The shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To view photos of some of the animals available for adoption, or to link to the shelter’s Facebook page, visit the Town’s website, or call (516) 677-5784 for more information.


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14th Annual C.U.R.B. Bike Ride Through Long Beach a Success

CURB-Bike-RideNassau County Legislator Denise Ford was on hand at another successful C.U.R.B. Bike Ride! The 14th Annual Bike Ride through Long Beach helped to support C.U.R.B. (Citizens United to Remove Barriers), a non-profit organization which gives the physically challenged a chance to live a life free of barriers. Over 300 citizens participated in this year’s event and took participating riders around the West End, the Canals, Bay Drive along Reynolds Channel, and along the beautiful Long Beach boardwalk.


The 14th Annual C.U.R.B. Bike Ride, sponsored by the S.H.I.F.T. Foundation, is an approximate 11-mile ride, not race, around the City of Long Beach and is geared for adults and children of all ages.


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Town to Host September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at TOBAY Beach, September 6th

With the 16th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America approaching, new Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced today that the Town will honor the memory of all those who lost their lives that day by hosting a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, September 6th, beginning at 7 p.m. at TOBAY Beach. Supervisor Saladino invites all residents, families and friends to attend.


“As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11th, it is important that we commemorate this day, as the passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 16 years ago,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “Together, we will pay tribute to those we lost that tragic morning and honor the bravery and heroism demonstrated by first responders.”


The Town’s 9/11 Memorial is inscribed with the names of Town of Oyster Bay residents lost on September 11, 2001. The Memorial features a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center. The September 6th ceremony includes a candlelight vigil, vocal performances, bagpipe music and religious readings. In addition, the names of those lost, who are inscribed on the wall, will be read.


For more information, please contact the Town’s Department of Community & Youth Services at (516) 797-7900.


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Entries For Long Island Fair’s Competitive Exhibits Now Open

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that entries for the Competitive Exhibits at the Long Island Fair are now being accepted.


Artisans, craft-makers, botanists, gardeners and overall Long Island Fair enthusiasts are invited to plan their entry for the Competitive Exhibits at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, which takes place this year on September 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th.


The Competitive Exhibit schedule is as follows:

  • September 3rd – Entry Form due for Scarecrow and Advanced Departments (must be mailed, no online entries for these categories)
  • September 6th – All Paper entry forms due for all other departments
  • September 7th – 4 p.m. – Online Entry close


As has been the custom each year, you’re invited to enter your handcrafts, original art work, needlework, produce, floral arrangements, models, and culinary delights and vie for the “best in class” prize. This year, each exhibitor will receive two free passes to visit the fair. You can earn additional free passes by referring friends to join into the competitions and by entering more than one item into certain categories.


The entry drop-off guidelines are as follows:

  • Hobbies, Needlework, Juniors & Advanced entries can be brought in Saturday, September 9th from 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or Sunday, September 10th from 12p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Culinary & Junior and Advanced Culinary products can be brought in Thursday, September 14th between 8:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Culinary delights may also be dropped off on Friday, September 15th between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Rabbits and Guinea Pigs can be dropped off on Friday, September 22nd from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Horses can be dropped off on Saturday, September 23rd from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.


For details and contest entry forms, visit the website at: and click on Competitive Exhibits, call the Long Island Fair Office at: (516) 572-8404 to request a copy of the Competitive Exhibit Handbook, or check your local library for entry forms. Entries may also be submitted online.


As always, the fair is looking for volunteers to help with the entry intake process and many other important roles during the fair. If interested please call 516-572-8416 or fill out the volunteer application online at


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NUMC Mammography Van is Coming to West Hempstead

Legislator Muscarella announces the NUMC Mammography Van is coming to West Hempstead.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

Echo Park – 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead, NY 11552


Nassau County Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Echo Park in West Hempstead to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.


If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.




For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Mucarella’s office at (516) 571-6208 or email:


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Mangano Celebrates Peruvian Independence Day

Peruvian Independence DayNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined members of Nassau County’s Peruvian-American community at a Peruvian Day celebration on Friday, July 28th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. Mangano presented a proclamation to Maria Teresa Merino de Hart, Ambassador of the Peruvian Consulate, declaring July 28th Peruvian Independence Day.


“Today we celebrate Peru’s 196th year of Independence, which provides a great opportunity to reflect on the many achievements and contributions of the Peruvian- American community not only here in Nassau County, but across the country,” said County Executive Mangano. “The Peruvian-American community and the Peru Latin-American Chamber of Commerce are comprised of ambitious individuals who are dedicated to improving Nassau County for all of its residents. Our joint efforts have given all of us the opportunity to learn from each other and to share in an array of diverse cultures, which is part of what makes our county great!


Pictured above (left to right) are Rina Soldevilla, Poet; Herberth Flores, Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs; Eldia Lowery, Director, CASA; Chandi Kaawaljit, Executive Director, CCSI; Mateo Flores; Judith Fiorucci, Treasurer of the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce; Ambassador Maria Teresa Merino de Hart of the Peruvian Consulate; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Felix Diaz, President of the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce; Bishop Phillip Elliot; Javier Espinosa, Deputy Inspector, Nassau County Police Department; and Patricia Gargallo, Director of the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce.


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