Category Archives: Nassau County

Legislator Muscarella to Host Narcan Training, Overdose Prevention Workshop

You can save the life of a loved one from overdose.  Every day, at least one Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose. And those are only the ones we know of – the ones directly caused by heroin or prescription painkillers such as Percoset or Oxycodone. If you don’t think it can happen to someone you care about, please think again. Overdoses can happen to anyone.


To make this epidemic even worse, other deadly drugs called Fentanyl and Carfentanil, which are much stronger than heroin, have entered Nassau County and are having devastating effects on addicts. These synthetic opioids can be fatal if inhaled or absorbed into the skin and dealers are mixing them in with heroin and cocaine to amplify their potency


Legislator Vincent Muscarella is sponsoring this event to teach residents what to do in case of an overdose and to help train them how to administer the life-saving, overdose-reversal agent called Naloxone, or “NARCAN.” NARCAN is the antidote to an opioid overdose and all attendees will receive a free kit.


Monday, March 19, 2018 • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

H. Frank Carey High School

230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square, NY 11010


Seating is limited, and reservations are required.  To reserve your seat and free NARCAN kit, please contact Legislator Muscarella’s office: 516-571-6208 –


You may also register online at:


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Legislator Ferretti Thanks Students for Participating in Valentines for Veterans Program

Valentine For Veterans ProgramNassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. recently gave out citations as a thank you to Mrs. Allison Ackerman, Principal of Michael F. Stokes Elementary School and all the students that participated in the Valentine For Veterans Program.


“The valentines you made for our Veterans made them smile and very happy.” Legislator Ferretti told the students.


Pictured above are Principal Allison Ackerman and Legislator Ferretti with 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade students of Michael F. Stokes Elementary School.


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Legislator Ford Celbrates Read Across America Day at Lawrence Primary School #2

Read Across America DayNassau County Legislator Denise Ford took part in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday.


To celebrate this annual event, and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Legislator Ford read “The Tooth Book” by Dr. Seuss to students at Lawrence Primary School Number Two.


“I’d like to thank Ms. Christine Gibbons for her invitation to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by allowing me to read one of my favorite books to your class at Lawrence Primary School Number Two. So much fun.” said Legislator Ford.


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Next: S.T.O.P. Hazardous Household Waste Collection Program: March 24

Legislator Tom McKevitt is pleased to announce 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 Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The drop site is located at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field #3, in East Meadow.


Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eisenhower Park – Parking Field #3

Hempstead Tpke. & Merrick Ave., East Meadow


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:


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Legislator Ford Honors Councilwoman Anissa Moore

Anissa MooreAt the February 26th Meeting of the Nassau County Legislature, Legislator Denise Ford had the great privilege of honoring City of Long Beach Councilwoman Anissa Moore as one of The Nassau County Legislature’s 2018 Black History Month Honorees.


Ms. Moore was recognized for her service as an Educator at Nassau Community College and as a Public Servant of the City of Long Beach. Ms. Moore is the first African-American elected to the position of Councilperson for the City of Long Beach.


Also honored at the Legislative Ceremony was Bea Bayley for her service to the Lakeview community.


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Mineola Lions Club Sponsors Guide Dog ‘Senator’

Senator the Guide DogThe Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club recently bestowed a great honor upon Presiding Officer Nicolello. A guide dog that was sponsored by the Mineola Lions Club recently “graduated” from the Guide Dog Foundation’s training program (for more information, please see At the request of the Mineola Lions Club, the guide dog was named “Senator,” which is the club’s nickname for Legislator Nicolello, who is the club’s 1st Vice President. Nicolello was very honored.


The guide dogs undergo extensive training, and once their training is complete, provide persons with visual and other impairments the means to retain their mobility and independence. Dogs that do not “graduate” from the guide dog program are re-assigned as service dogs for individuals with various needs. Senator has found a home with Pamela Bilyeu, a hearing impaired woman from Wisconsin.


Pictures above are Guide Dog Instructor Daniel McCarthy, Lion Bruce Chester, Guide Dog Field Rep Douglas Wiggin, Pamela Bilyeu, Guide Dog Instructors Mark Briganti and Maria Nuzzi, Legislator Nicolello, and Senator.


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Public Information Meeting: Proposed Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Ocean Outfall Effluent Diversion Plan

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads invites you to attend a Public Information Meeting about the proposed Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Ocean Outfall Effluent Diversion Plan


Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wantagh High School Auditorium – 3297 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh



Working with the Governor’s office, Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads has organized an initial Public Information Session regarding the proposed Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Ocean Outfall Effluent Diversion Plan to be held on February 28th in the Wantagh High School Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Nassau County Department of Public Works will be on hand to explain and discuss the plan and answer questions from the community. All residents are invited to attend.


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Legislator Schaefer Introduces Legislation Expanding Social Host Law to Combat Opioid Epidemic

social host lawNassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer, Steve Rhoads and Thomas McKevitt, along with Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello, held a press conference on Tuesday, February 13th, to announce new legislation to help combat the opioid epidemic. The new legislation will expand Nassau County’s current social host law to apply to controlled substances, including opioids. Currently, Nassau’s social host law is only applicable to alcohol.


By including “controlled substances” within the Nassau County Social Host Law, parents, guardians, siblings, friends, and anyone else over the age of eighteen will be held accountable for the consumption of controlled substances by anyone under age twenty-one, or for failing to take reasonable corrective action upon learning of the consumption of drugs, at his or her owned, rented, or otherwise controlled private residence. This crime is considered an unclassified misdemeanor and the fine for a first offense is $250. A second offense will accrue a fine of $500 and a third offense, and all offenses thereafter, will be $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed one year.


“Opioid use needs to be taken seriously by everyone,” Legislator Schaefer said. “By including controlled substances in our Social Host Law, we are all forced to take a closer look at what our children and their friends are doing under our own roofs. We must be vigilant as to the signs of drug use in our children and take action when necessary. A simple proactive measure like holding the homeowner responsible for underage drinking or drug use in his or her home can save a life.”


The original Social Host law was passed by the Nassau County Legislature on July 9, 2007. It prohibits any person over the age of eighteen who owns, rents, or otherwise controls a private residence from knowingly allowing the consumption of alcohol by individuals under the age of 21 on such premises, or failing to take reasonable corrective action upon learning of the consumption of alcohol.


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McDonough Announces Return of Baxter’s Pet Pantry Pet Food Drive

Assemblyman Dave McDonough announced that he is once again participating in the 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge to be held from February 12th through April 30th. McDonough said he is honored to host this event once again as animals bring a lot of joy and companionship to people’s lives.


“I have enjoyed hosting this event in collaboration with Long Island Cares and Baxter’s Pet Pantry in the past, and now I look forward to our efforts this year,” McDonough said. “Pets bring a tremendous amount of companionship and comfort to the elderly and those who live alone and they can also serve as friends for young children. I encourage members of the community to stop by and make a donation this winter. Even a small donation can mean the difference between a pet going hungry or possibly going to a shelter.”


Regrettably, SNAP funding does not include the purchase of pet food, which makes it one of the greatest demands, besides food, at local food pantries.


The best sizes of pet food to donate are five or 10 pound bags of dog or cat food. Canned food, kitty litter and new pet toys are also in demand. Donations will be accepted at McDonough’s district office at 404 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information can be found at their Web site.


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Legislator Gaylor: Last Day to File a Property Tax Assessment Grievance is April 2, 2018

Legislator C. William Gaylor III announces that the last date that Nassau County homeowners can file a property tax assessment grievance has been pushed back to April 2nd. If you are a homeowner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment on your residence you now have until April 2nd to dispute the assessed value.


  • For information on your specific property, please visit:
  • For forms and applications, please visit:


To help homeowners learn how to file a property tax assessment grievance application, Legislator Gaylor will be hosting a Property Tax Grievance Workshop. At the workshop, a representative from the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission will show residents how to use Assessment Review’s online tools to file a challenge online or via mail. Reservations are not necessary.


Upcoming Property Tax Grievance Workshop in the 6th Legislative District:

Wednesday, February 14th

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Lynbrook Public Library

56 Eldert St., Lynbrook


Visit Legislator Gaylor’s webpage