Category Archives: Maureen O’Connell

Boy Scout Troop # 656 Honors Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop # 656 of WantaghNassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined Boy Scout Troop # 656 of Wantagh at their Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Brian Patrick Klotsche of Wantagh. County Clerk O’Connell, along with the leaders and families of Troop # 656 honored this outstanding young man who has demonstrated great commitment to community service. Clerk O’Connell presented Brian with a County Citation in recognition of his achievements. Brian’s dedication and many accomplishments earned him the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations to Brian and the entire Troop # 656 family on this special occasion and for all their great works on behalf of the community.

 

Pictured above are members of the Klotsche Family Tim, Patricia, Keith and Shawn, Nassau County Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Eagle Scout Honoree Brian Patrick Klotsche.

 

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Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 Celebrates 28th Annual Irish Heritage Day Parade & Festival

Annual Irish Heritage Day ParadeThe Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 recently celebrated the 28th anniversary of its St. Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival in the City of Long Beach. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined area officials and community members to celebrate this exciting and happy occasion. As part of the celebration, there was also a street fair that provided an enjoyable fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages.

 

Pictured above are Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Division 17 Ancient Order of Hibernians Grand Marshall Daniel MacPhee and New York Assemblywoman Missy Miller.

 

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County Clerk Hosts Senior Flu Shot Program

Senior Flu Shot ProgramThrough the generous support of Northwell Health System Syosset Hospital, community organizations, local volunteers and nurses, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently held a senior citizen flu shot program at the Williston Park American Legion Post No. 144. As a registered nurse County Clerk O’Connell knows the importance of protecting the health of seniors. The program is co-sponsored by Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, the Villages of East Williston and Williston Park, the American Legion Post No. 144 and the Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons. The success of this program was due to the numerous volunteers, nurses and support from the community who gave so generously of their time and talents.

 

Volunteers and nurses are pictured with Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell.  They are : Margaret Mullarkey, Barbara Afonso, Gail Karcher, Diane Thorp, Heng Quinn, Ruth Valentine, Doreen Ehrbar, NYS Assemblyman Ed Ra, and members of the Williston Park American Legion Post #144.

 

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County Clerk Attends Portuguese American Leadership Conference

The New York Portuguese American Leadership Conference (“NYPALC”) in collaboration with the Portuguese Heritage Society recently hosted a luncheon in honor of Portugal’s Parliament Member and former Secretary of State, Dr. Jose Cesario. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was honored to attend the luncheon and present Dr. Cesario with a Nassau County Citation.

 

NYPALC is the non-profit association of the Portuguese-American organization in the State of New York representing over 180,000 Portuguese and Portuguese-Americans, with the mission to represent, promote and defend the interest and rights of the Portuguese American Community in New York.

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Honoree Dr. Jose Cesario, Portuguese Heritage Society President Isabelle Marques, and Portuguese Heritage Society Board Members.

 

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County Clerk Maureen O’Connell Opposes Fee Increases in 2018 County Budget

Maureen O’Connell, Nassau County Clerk, demands that the County Executive and County Legislature eliminate certain fees built in to the 2018 County Budget.

 

Maureen O’Connell said, “A review of the 2018 proposed budget revealed a startling increase in recording fees. The 2018 proposed budget calls for an increase of $100 in the fee to record a mortgage, a deed, a satisfaction. Less then ten years ago this fee was just $10.” O’Connell continued, “Furthermore the budget proposes an increase of $100 to the Assessment Department Tax Map Verification fee. I believe this is an illegal tax that has no bearing on the recording of land documents.”

 

“These proposed fees,” O’Connell explained, “are disproportionate to the services being provided and the courts have determined these disproportionate fees to be an illegal tax, which does not represent the cost of providing services.”

 

The County Clerk is an office created by the New York State Constitution, serving as Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts and as an agent for state and federal governments. In addition, the Clerk is responsible for recording documents relating to real property located in Nassau County and maintains the official index of real property ownership.

 

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Cathedral Nursery School Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

Cathedral Nursery School The Cathedral Nursery School recently celebrated their 50th year of providing quality Early Childhood Education and service to the Garden City community with a picnic attended by over 200 current and alumni families. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was on hand to help celebrate this auspicious occasion.

 

Pictured abve is former New York State Assemblyman Steve Labriola, Cathedral Nursery Administrator Cathy Summer, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer, Garden City Deputy Mayor Theresa Touve, Cathedral Nursery Director Diane Cina, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Cathedral Nursery Assistant Director Monica Schoelle and New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra.

 

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Mineola Street Fair a Success

Mineola Street Fair Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and other local officials joined in the festivities at the Mineola Street Fair sponsored by the annual Mineola Chamber of Commerce.

 

The fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and area residents. Hundreds of Mineola merchants were able to showcase their goods and services. The fair provided an enjoyable, fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages including food, rides, games, live performances and special attractions.

 

Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell pictured with Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, New York State Senator Elaine Phillips, Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello, North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, Former State Senator and Mineola Mayor Jack Martins, North Hempstead Town Councilman Angelo Ferrara, Long Beach City Manager jack Schinirman, Mineola Chamber President Tony Lubrano, Village of Mineola Trustees and Mineola Chamber of Commerce Members.

 

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County Clerk Joins German Night at Eisenhower Park

German Night at Eisenhower ParkNassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently attended the German Night celebration held at Eisenhower Park. Clerk O’Connell presented citiations to the honorees for their work both in the German American community and throughout Nassau County.

 

Pictured above are Carl Strievski, Master of the Allemania Lodge No. 740; Edward Lunden, Vice President of the Police Steuben Association of Nassau County; Sal Bertocci, Treasurer of the Brooklyn Schuetzne Corporation; Uta Lally, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge; Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell; Caroline Ober, President of the Ladies Society of the Plattduetsche Home; Irene Ketelsen, Member of the Bremervoerder Chorus and the Ladies Society of the Plattduetsche Home; and Catherine Rabus, Fordham University student, who sang the National Anthems of the United States and Germany.

 

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Wantagh Seaford Girl Scout Association Honors Award Recipients

Wantagh Seaford Girl Scout AssociationThe Wantagh Seaford Girl Scout Association recently held their annual Awards Ceremony to honor the Junior, Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts who have earned their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, respectively. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined other area officials, the leaders and families of the Wantagh Seaford Girl Scout Association to honor and applaud these young women who have demonstrated enormous dedication to community service. Clerk O’Connell presented each of the honorees with Citations in acknowledgement of their wonderful achievements.

 

Pictured above are Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell with Gold Award Honorees: Ruth Sobey, Ashley Soliwoda, Lauren Rosenberg, Alessia Russo and Grace Anne McKenna.

 

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County Clerk O’Connell Honors Retirement of Law Enforcement Member Brian J. Hoesl

Brian J HoeslThe Superior Officers Association recently held a retirement celebration honoring Captain Brian J. Hoesl. Brian has dedicated forty-six years of Law Enforcement service to the residents of Nassau County, specifically as President of the Nassau County Police Department and Captain of the Superior Officers Association. Clerk O’Connell was on hand to present Brian with a citation and to thank him for his years of service and dedication to the residents of Nassau County.

 

Pictured above is NCPD-SOA Recording Secretary Greg Morley, Honoree Brian J. Hoesl and Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell.

 

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