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Town Supervisor Saladino Announces Upcoming ‘Try Hockey for Free’ Program

Special Event to Take Place Saturday, February 25th at the Town’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage


The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, will once again host a special “Try Hockey for Free Program” on Saturday morning, February 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at its state-of-the-art Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Avenue, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino. The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


Residents can register their child by going to the New York Rangers’ website location for the program at


“Youngsters, under the watchful eye of New York Rangers Hockey Development Team and Town of Oyster Bay instructors, will be provided with equipment to participate in a free clinic, introducing them to the exciting sport of ice hockey,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The session will also give parents the opportunity to assess if the sport of ice hockey is a good fit for their youngster, without making an initial financial commitment.” As part of the program, participants will have an opportunity to meet New York Rangers’ alumni.


The “Try Hockey for Free” program is part of a nationwide effort by USA Hockey to provide youngsters of all economic backgrounds, an opportunity to play hockey. Supervisor Saladino said the New York Rangers have forged a special relationship with the Town of Oyster Bay, making them a premier partner for its special outreach projects and programs.


“This bond was created over the years, the Town’s top flight facilities and its outstanding youth ice hockey program, is well known for making the sport accessible to participants of all economic backgrounds,” Supervisor Saladino said. “As a direct result of this relationship, special programs like “Try Hockey For Free” are offered here in the Town. The end result is a rare opportunity for participating youngsters to experience the game while sharing the ice with New York Rangers Alumni and members of the New York Rangers Development Team.”


“This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get the chance to play the greatest game on Earth,” said Rangers legend Adam Graves. “These are kids that might not otherwise be able to experience the game of hockey. They are sure to love it and hopefully this ignites a lifelong passion for the sport.”


The Town of Oyster Bay offers many outstanding programs and events at its Ice Skating Center. “But this event is certainly high on the list in terms of overall excitement,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The New York Rangers have such a huge fan base and an incredible history. It’s quite an honor that their organization has connected with the Town to bring these types of events to our Town residents.” In addition, time will be set aside for photo opportunities and autographs. “I know that hockey enthusiasts will truly enjoy this special morning Supervisor Saladino said. “It’s an event that is sure to create lasting memories for the entire family.”


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Town of Oyster Bay Appoints New Leaders in Various Posts

In a showing of changes to come under his administration, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced the addition of new leaders to various Town roles. At the Town Board meeting held Tuesday, February 14, the Town welcomed a new Deputy Supervisor, Town Attorney, Planning Commissioner, and announced the appointment of a new Commissioner of Public Works. Included in the appointments is Joseph Nocella as Town Attorney.


“Few people are aware of the depth of the role the Town Attorney’s Office plays in both Town government and the daily lives of Town residents,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The decision to bring Joe aboard represented a unique opportunity to bring in someone who not only has an extensive background within municipal government, but also has a sterling track record as a federal prosecutor and litigator who has always gone above and beyond the call of duty.”


Town Attorney Nocella brings unprecedented credentials to his appointment as Town Attorney. Dating back to his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of New York, where he was commended by the Director of the FBI for his efforts in prosecuting racketeering, extortion, and fraud cases, Town Attorney Nocella has proven time and again to have the highest moral and ethical standards, as well as a willingness to take on the toughest battles possible to protect the best interests of his fellow citizens.


In addition to a new Town Attorney, the Town Board voted to approve the appointments of Elizabeth Maccarone as Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development and Richard Lenz as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. The Supervisor also announced his selection of Gregory W. Carman Jr. as Deputy Supervisor.


Supervisor Saladino noted that each of these individuals brought a wealth of ability and experience to the positions they have been appointed to. “Elizabeth Maccarone has worked for the Town of Oyster Bay for nearly 30 years, nearly half of which were spent in the Town’s Department of Planning and Development, and will do an excellent job of increasing efficiency in that department while serving the residents and property owners of the Town of Oyster Bay in the best way possible,” Supervisor Saladino said.


“Gregory Carman is a talented, thoughtful, and thoroughly experienced individual who has been extremely active in making his local community a better place, both through public service as the former Farmingdale Village Attorney, and through endeavors such as chairing the Board of Trustees for the Hagedorn Little Village School Jack Joel Center for Special Children,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “Greg hails from a family with a distinguished history of public service, and I am excited to bring him on as Deputy Supervisor to help build a proud future for our great Town.


“Finally, Richard Lenz brings decades of municipal experience to his appointment as Commissioner of the Town’s Department of Public Works, a post he once held with fantastic results,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Recently, Richard has served as the Long Island Regional Vice President of the Society of Professional Engineers, representing Nassau and Suffolk County at the State level, looking out for the best interests to help maintain Long Island’s suburban quality of life.


“These four individuals have the best interests of their fellow citizens at heart, and will work diligently to help my administration return Town government to the path that it followed for so many years,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The Town of Oyster Bay and its residents truly are getting the whole package: public servants with unmatched dedication, the highest ethical and moral standards, as well as strong, hands-on administrators. I look forward to working with them. We will put the residents and taxpayers first, and build a proud future for our great Town.”


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Supervisor Saladino Announces Annual Arts Council Scholarship Competition Applications Now Available

If you are a high school senior interested in pursuing an education in the performing, visual, or literary arts, then you may be pleased to learn about the upcoming Annual Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition. The Arts Council Scholarship Competition encourages high school seniors to submit work in categories such as music, dance, visual arts and literary arts for the chance to be awarded a scholarship. Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that registration for the Annual Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition is currently underway.


“The Scholarship Competition is only available for high school seniors who live in or attend school in the Town of Oyster Bay. This event signifies an opportunity for the community to celebrate inspirational works of art in genres such as vocal music, instrumental music, dance, film, and literature,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Each year, dozens of talented high school seniors enter the Scholarship Competition to exercise their talents and display beautiful works of art. The Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council will present scholarships to the winning 2017 Artists in honor of their remarkable talents.”


If you would like to participate in the Scholarship Competition, applications can be picked up at your local library, high school, or in the CAPA Office of Community & Youth at 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa NY, 11758. Applications can also be obtained by contacting the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council at 516-797-7926 or by visiting the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council’s website


Applicants for the Scholarship Competition must submit two reference letters from a teacher or professional in the student’s preferred category in addition to a typed letter (four copies) detailing the participant’s career goals. There is a $25 processing fee for each category. Payment will be accepted as a check or money order only; no cash will be accepted. Please make your check out to the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council, Inc. Please send or deliver all applications, along with checks/money orders to Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council, Inc., 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa NY, 11758. Applications for the Scholarship Competition will be accepted no later than March 17.


“The Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition is an excellent opportunity for any of our younger residents who love to sing, dance, film, or write, to strengthen their abilities all while spending time with other talented individuals who share in their passion for the arts,” Supervisor Saladino commented. “The Scholarship Competition provides an outlet for young artists to exhibit their creative minds in the hope of winning a scholarship to help pursue their artistic endeavors. Win or lose, every submission is guaranteed to impress guests and influence future artists.


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Town of Oyster Bay Welcomes New Town Supervisor Joseph S. Saladino

The Town of Oyster Bay welcomed a new Town Supervisor with the installation of Joseph S. Saladino as the 60th Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay. Supervisor Saladino, a 13 year member of the New York State Assembly, served in the 9th Assembly District, where he worked to protect the local economy, ease taxpayer burdens and preserve the environment.


“I am thrilled to come home and get to work on rebuilding this beautiful Town,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Today we begin anew, to return Town government to a path that it followed for so many years; a path that made Oyster Bay a model of fiscally conservative leadership and which has provided residents with an unparalleled suburban quality of life.”


Supervisor Saladino noted he will spend the coming weeks and months working on outlining his goals for the new Town administration. “I will work to gain the faith and trust of our residents, by providing transparency and improving efficiency, as well as looking to provide affordability and fiscal integrity.”


In his new role, the Supervisor will use his over 30 years of experience as a government administrator, including the last 13 serving as an Assemblyman, during which time he pushed for government reform, tax reduction, and consolidation of state government. During his years in the Assembly, Supervisor Saladino worked to deliver on-time state budgets, bring ethics reform, cut spending and worked to eliminate a $10 billion deficit in the State budget. Additionally, Supervisor Saladino is known throughout the State for leading the charge to remediate the Grumman Navy Plume to clean up the contaminants in Long Island’s drinking water.


“We will save money. We will make Town government live within its means, while continuing to deliver top notch municipal services, the kind of services Town of Oyster Bay residents have come to expect,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Working together, we can move Oyster Bay in a new direction and build a proud future, a future built on the foundation of the highest standard of ethics, strong hands-on management and rock solid fiscal practices. We will put the residents and taxpayers first.”


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Assemblyman Saladino, Mayor Scordino, And Babylon Village Officials Honor Veterans

Babylon Village Memorial Day Parade

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, local veterans, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Babylon Mayor Ralph Scordino – Grand Marshall of the parade, Deputy Mayor Kevin Muldowney, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, village officials and members of the Babylon Town Board.


Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and our elected officials met with local veterans after the Babylon Village Memorial Day Parade to recognize and honor them for their service to our nation and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. The assemblyman also walked with local elected officials in the town parade to memorialize our servicemen and women. The parade had two Grand Marshalls, Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino and American Legion Post 94 Past Commander Armen Enkabobian.


“Every year we recognize the members of the United States Armed Forces who defend our freedom and way of life, especially those who gave their lives in service to our country,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “We must, however, remember our veterans and active duty personnel every day, not only a couple of days out of the year. It is because of these brave men and women that we enjoy the freedom we do. Thank you to all who serve.”


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Assemblyman Saladino Honors Brothers, Eagle Scouts

Grandparents Denis Molloy and Lynne Molloy, Eagle Scouts Joseph and Joshua Reggi, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and parents Carolyn and Joseph Reggi.

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino recently honored two brothers, Joseph and Joshua Reggi of Troop 183 in West Babylon, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor a scout can earn. The brothers built and installed 12 birdhouses at Fireman’s Park in Lindenhurst, cleaned the grounds around the lake and stream and planted bushes at the 9/11 Memorial Garden.


“I’m very proud to honor Joseph and Joshua for their commitment to scouting, our community and their family,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “The project they completed as the culmination of their work to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout has helped beautify a local park for thousands of residents who visit it every year and honors the heroes of the attacks on September 11, 2001. I have known their family for years. When you get to know former Massapequa Fire Department Commissioner Denis Molloy and his wife, Lynne, it is no surprise that their grandsons Joe and Joshua are such high achievers who are committed to volunteer service in our community.”


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Assemblyman Saladino Supports Sens. Boyle And Venditto’s Efforts To Stop Heroin Deaths

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino renewed his call for legislation to combat the heroin epidemic plaguing Long Island. He joined forces with Sens. Michael Venditto and Phil Boyle, who will pass a package of bills including “Laree’s Law” in the Senate.


“We must put an end to the heroin epidemic that threatens the lives of our children and rips our families apart,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “I have been fighting this issue for years and I know the impact this is having on our communities. I have assisted the parents who have lost children to drug abuse and they have implored me to get legislation passed in the Assembly. We, in the Assembly, must follow the example set today by Sen. Phil Boyle and Sen. Michael Venditto and pass legislation before the end of session. It is too important not to.”


Laree’s Law (A.6039), which Assemblyman Saladino sponsors, will pass the Senate today. The legislation allows drug dealers to be charged with murder for deaths related to the sale and use of opioids.


“My colleagues and I conducted heroin task force forums on Long Island and across New York State to speak with health care professionals, law enforcement officials and those who have been affected by heroin abuse,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “In January we went public with our findings, but no legislation has been passed in the Assembly. Laree’s Law, which will be passed in the Senate, holds drug dealers accountable for deaths related to the sale of opioids. This is an important step toward ending the grasp heroin has on our community and it must pass the Assembly this year. I stand with Sens. Boyle and Venditto in the fight against drug abuse on Long Island.”


Assemblyman Saladino has been a leader on this issue for years. He continues to work with law enforcement, rehab facility administrators, medical experts and local drug prevention organizations such as “Drug-Free Long Island” and YES Community Counseling, to name a few.


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Saladino Attends Opening Day for West Babylon Little League

West Babylon Little League

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Town of Babylon Councilman Tom Donnelly, Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory, Town of Babylon Councilman Lindsay Henry, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, coaches and West Babylon Little Leaguers at opening day ceremonies

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino recently joined Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Councilman Tom Donnelly, Councilman Lindsay Henry and Legislator DuWayne Gregory as well as the West Babylon Little League and the veterans from the American Legion Post 1634 Sgt. John Sardiello at the annual opening day ceremonies of the West Babylon Little League to help kick off the season. Held at the Locust Avenue Baseball Fields, children aged six to 12 had a lot of fun preparing for the season to get underway.


“We are so grateful for the dedicated parents and volunteers who help coach our teams and run our leagues so our children have safe activities like Little League to participate in,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “Programs like West Babylon Little League instill qualities in our children such as the importance of teamwork, fair play and determination. These programs are not only essential to the development of our youth, but they help combat the ever-present danger of drug abuse, which is sadly a reality that our children will have to face.”


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Assemblyman Saladino, Sen. Venditto Present Citations To Massapequa Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team

Massapequa Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and New York State Sen. Michael Venditto present citations to the Massapequa High School Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team, Head Coach Bruce Stegner and Assistant Coach Ron Forman

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and New York State Sen. Michael Venditto recently presented citations to the Massapequa High School Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team, Head Coach Bruce Stegner and Assistant Coach Ron Forman for capturing their third straight New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA Championship in November. Also present were Massapequa Superintendent Lucille Iconis and Massapequa School District Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, John Piropato.


“The hard work, dedication, teamwork and consistency that these young women have shown, not only this season, but throughout a three-year run of state championships, is incredible,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “Sen. Venditto and I are so proud to honor them for winning a third straight Class AA state soccer championship. Congratulations on your tremendous achievement!”


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Assemblyman Saladino Honors Leadership Of The United States Power Squadron

United States Power Squadron

Outgoing Commander Ann Peltier, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and incoming Commander Neil Phillips

Recently, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, an avid boater, fisherman and member of the New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, attended the annual Change of Watch ceremony for United States Power Squadron District 3 to honor outgoing Commander Ann Peltier and incoming commander Neil Phillips. Along with him was Town of Babylon Councilman Lindsay Henry. The event was held at the Melville Marriott Hotel.


“I commend the District 3 Power Squadron for its incredible dedication to promoting boating safety and boating education on Long Island’s waters,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “Commander Ann Peltier has been a tremendous advocate for boating safety and we thank her for her leadership. Incoming Commander Neil Phillips is poised to pick up right where she left off in keeping our boating families safe through promoting boating education. Our community is very lucky to have him as the new commander.”


Assemblyman Saladino and Councilman Henry presented official citations to both Commander Peltier and Commander Phillips for their work with the Power Squadron.


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