Category Archives: Dennis Dunne

Councilman Dunne, Town Board Propose to Extend Fee Discount for Veterans and Military Personnel

With less than a week before Memorial Day weekend when our nation gathers to honor veterans and military personnel for their bravery and valiant efforts to protect our country, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr. , Sr. Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney announced a proposal to extend discounted fees at Lido Golf Club for veterans and active military personnel. Joining the board members at the announcement were Sergeant Lebron and Sergeant Savange of the United State Marine Corps. and Commissioner Danny Lino, Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

“We owe our freedom to veterans and those currently serving to protect our country,” said Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr. “As a Vietnam veteran and a town councilman, I am always looking for ways in which to help those who have answered the call of duty and I am proud to have led this initiative to honor those who protect us.”

 

Councilman Dunne, a former Marine who served in the Vietnam War and a former Director of the Nassau County Veterans Agency, is also president of the Levittown/Island Trees Veterans Council and was the president of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council.

 

This proposed amendment extends the current discount to play golf at Lido Golf Club for veterans and active military personnel from two days a week to seven days a week for a savings of up to $7 for the 9 hole course and up to $17 for the 18 hole course.

 

“We are forever indebted to our veterans and military personnel for putting their lives at risk to protect our lives every day,” added Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney. “This simple gesture goes a long way to show our gratitude.”

 

The picturesque 18-hole, par 72, 6,896-yard classic links-style championship course in open year round from dawn until dusk, weather permitting. The Lido Golf Club is consistently rated among the metropolitan area’s top 10 courses by golf publications. Amenities include a beautiful bi-level clubhouse with a deck overlooking the golf course and scenic Reynold Channel. The golf course also features a driving range, putting and chipping greens and daily-use locker rooms.

 

“Memorial Day is a day to pay tribute to our veterans and military personnel for their selfless sacrifices on our behalf and in honor of my late husband, a proud World War II veteran, I’m proud to support measures that help those who protect our way of life as Americans,” stated Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby.

 

“Memorial Day weekend is set aside for remembrance, but is also the official kick-off of the summer season with many residents visiting Hempstead Town’s parks and beaches and golfers enjoying our beautiful golf courses,” concluded Councilman Dunne. “It is fitting that veterans and military personnel will have the opportunity this Memorial Day weekend to enjoy a round of golf at a discounted rate.”

 

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Dunne, King Sweeney Honor Active Military With Reserved Parking at Town Facilities

Active Military reserved parking sign

Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr. (right) and Councilwoman Erin King Sweeny (center) are joined by Matthew DeGregorio, Commander of the VFW Post 9592 to erect the Active Military reserved parking sign at Seaman’s Neck Park in Seaford.

In an effort to honor those who defend our freedoms and put their lives on the line, Hempstead Town Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr. and Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney announced that America’s largest township is establishing Active Military reserved parking spaces at popular town facilities. Joining Dunne and King Sweeney at the announcement, which included the unveiling of the first reserved parking sign at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford, was Matthew DeGregorio, Commander of the VFW Post 9592.

 

“As a Vietnam veteran and a town councilman, I am always looking for ways in which to help those who have answered the call of duty,” said Councilman Dunne. “I am proud to honor those who protect us by providing Active Military parking.”

 

Councilman Dunne, a former Marine who served in the Vietnam War and a former Director of the Nassau County Veterans Agency, is also president of the Levittown/Island Trees Veterans Council and was the president of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council.

 

“Active Military members put their lives at risk to protect our lives every day,” added Councilwoman King Sweeney. “They perform selfless work to keep residents safe and in return we can make their day a little easier for them by providing reserved parking spaces for their use at town parks, pools beaches, golf courses and offices.”

 

Reserved parking for Active Military will be available at the following town facilities:

  • Hempstead Town Hall (1 Washington Street, Hempstead)
  • Town of Hempstead Dept. of Parks and Recreation (200 North Franklin Avenue, Hempstead)
  • Echo Park (399 Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead)
  • Town Park Point Lookout (1300 Lido Boulevard, Point Lookout)
  • Town Park Lido Beach (630 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach)
  • Town Park at Malibu (1150 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach)
  • Oceanside Park (3800 Mahlon Brower Drive, Oceanside)
  • Baldwin Park (3232 South Grand Avenue, Oceanside)
  • Newbridge Road Park (2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore)
  • Seamans Neck Park (2700 South Seamans Neck Road, Seaford)
  • Lido Golf Course (255 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach)
  • Merrick Golf Course (2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick)

 

“Military personnel deserve our respect and gratitude,” concluded Dunne. “I am so proud of our military personnel, and this is one small way in which we can say ‘thank you.’”

 

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Dunne Seeks Legislation Banning New Hookah Lounges Near Homes, Schools and Community Centers

Seeking to protect local residents, schools and businesses, Hempstead Town Councilman Dennis Dunne is seeking to “snuff out” hookah lounges in America’s largest township. Standing outside of Levittown Memorial Education Center, Councilman Dunne proposed a town law that would restrict the operation of hookah lounges in the Town of Hempstead to light manufacturing and industrial zones. Also attending the press event were Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Ed Ambrosino, Levittown school officials, the Levittown Board of Education, the Levittown Chamber of Commerce, the Levittown Community Council and members of the Levittown PTA.

 

“The Town of Hempstead prides itself on being a community that is dedicated to the safety and quality of life of our residents,” stated Councilman Dunne. “The smoking of hookah tobacco can be harmful, particularly for young people, and may serve as a gateway to illegal drug use. That is why I am proposing the restriction of these hookah lounges to prevent their location near homes, schools, community centers and shopping areas.”

 

Councilman Dunne will call for a public hearing on the proposed law at the December 12th meeting of the Hempstead Town Board. The legislation will apply to hookah lounges that open in the future or are currently in the process of opening.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking hookah tobacco can lead to cancer of the mouth, lungs, stomach and esophagus, among other diseases. In addition, the charcoal used to heat the tobacco produces high levels of carcinogens, carbon monoxide and other chemicals, making them just as toxic as cigarettes. What’s more, many young people believe that hookah smoking is less harmful than cigarettes. In fact, the long-term sessions involved with hookah smoking can result in even more chemicals being inhaled than with the average cigarette.

 

“I am proud to partner with Councilman Dunne to restrict the number of hookah lounges in our suburban communities,” stated Senior Councilwoman Goosby. Said Councilman D’Esposito, “This proposal will serve to help maintain the superlative quality of life that we have come to expect in America’s largest township.” Added Councilman Ambrosino, “We are confident that this proposed law will help protect residents from the health risks associated with hookah smoking.”

 

Councilman Dunne also detailed plans to restrict the selling of other dangerous substances, such as those found in so-called “vape shops.” Many parents might be unaware that their children are using JUUL e-cigarettes, which can be easily mistaken for a computer flash drive. This method of vaping, while harmful to the smoker, also provides a health risk to nearby children and pets. Another dangerous substance is Kratom, which can provide a “high” that is similar to opioids, which are highly addictive.

 

“As a veteran of the Vietnam War, it will always be my mission to look out for my fellow residents and keep them safe from harm,” concluded Councilman Dunne. “I think we can all agree that restricting hookah lounges to light manufacturing and industrial zones is in the best interest of all residents in the Town of Hempstead.”

 

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Legislator Dunne Welcomes IHOP to Levittown

Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. was delighted to welcome IHOP to the Levittown community and to help celebrate their Grand Opening.

 

Levittown IHOP

 

Pictured above at Levittown IHOP’s ribbon cutting are (left to right) Nicholas Terzulli, Nassau County Executive Representative, IHOP Owner Daniel Chun, Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Nassau County Chief Deputy Registrar Clerks Office John Ferretti, Jr., Town of Hempstead Councilman Gary Hudes, IHOP Corporate Representative Carlos DiPardo, Nick Capri, John Frohnhoefer, IHOP – Jonghoom Kim, Heeju Yum, Harry Gottlieb, President Levittown Chamber of Commerce Joan Lynch, Levittown Chamber of Commerce Members Donald Patane, Tom Diiorio, Les Rumel, Mauro Cassano, Louise Cassano, Mike Levy, Tara Cassano, Robert Ryan and Mary DeRosa.

 

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Legislator Dunne Honors Patricia Patane as 2017 Woman Trailblazer of the Year

Patricia PataneNassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. was delighted to celebrate the 2017 Trailblazers 19th Annual Awards Ceremony with Honoree Patricia Patane on March 27, 2017.

 

“Patricia is truly deserving of this recognition for her extraordinary commitment to her family, community, career and all that she is involved in” said Legislator Dunne.

 

Legislator Dunne is pictured above with Honoree Patricia Patane.

 

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Legislator Dunne Announces the NUMC Mammography Van is Coming to Levittown

Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Levittown 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.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

St. Bernard’s Church – 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, NY 11756

 

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.

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE SCHEDULED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Dunne’s office: (516) 571-6215.

 

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The NUMC Digital Mammography Van is Coming to Levittown

Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area 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.

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

St. Bernard’s Church – 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, NY 11756

 

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.

 

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE SCHEDULED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

 

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Dunne’s office at (516) 571-6215.

 

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Help Prevent The Spread of Mumps

In preparation for the Long Beach Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016, Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford and the Nassau County Department of Health reminds residents that Mumps is still circulating in Long Beach and the surrounding communities.

 

Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford and Nassau County Department of Health advises individuals to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of mumps:

 

  • Do not share drinks, food, eating utensils or other personal items that may contain saliva.
  • Individuals who are ill with these symptoms should stay home, and away from public places for five days after the onset of symptoms and limit contact with others in their household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

 

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S.T.O.P. Hazardous Waste Collection Program, 7/10

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Town Parking Field L2

Division Avenue (off Hempstead Tpke.), Levittown

 

 

Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. would like to inform residents of Levittown and the surrounding communites that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste Collection Program (S.T.O.P.) is coming to our area and will take place Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 8am to 3pm. The drop site is located at Town Parking Field L2 on Division Avenue in Levittown.

 

The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. By bringing such toxins as antifreeze, drain cleaners and pesticides on any of the scheduled S.T.O.P. collection days, you and your family can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of our bays and estuaries. Please join with us in cleaning our homes of hazardous material and ensuring their proper collection and disposal. Together we can ensure the continued integrity of our fragile ecosystem.

 

When bringing items, please follow these simple guidelines: Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic bag or larger container. Make sure all caps and lids are tight. Place items securely in a box for transportation. Use newspaper or cardboard to keep items from tipping or hitting each other. Place chemicals which may react with each other in separate areas of the vehicle. Do not leave products in a hot, unventilated vehicle for an extended period of time. Do not smoke near chemical products. Wear rubber gloves when handling containers.

 

Waste from commercial establishments, schools, churches, synagogues or home businesses will not be accepted. No commercial vehicles are permitted. Please note that electronic recycling items will only be collected at E-cycle events.

 

For a list of acceptable/unacceptable S.T.O.P. recycling items, please visit: http://toh.li/sanitation-department/stop-throwing-out-pollutants

 

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Legislator Dunne Honors Nassau County ‘Top Cop’

Nassau County Top CopNassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. presented a Legislative Citation to Nassau County Police Medic Steve Doucette recognizing him as a “Top Cop”.

 

Police Medic Doucette’s quick actions helped save the life of a referee who went into full cardiac arrest during a Seaford Middle School basketball game.

 

 

 

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