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August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Amityville School Board trustees sworn in; holds organizational meeting

The Amityville Board of Education held its annual Reorganization Meeting on Monday, July 2 to swear in new and returning Board of Education members and elect officers for the 2012-13 school year. More...

Local artist Lois Walker recognized by LI Museum

Lois Walker of Amityville has been chosen as a finalist in the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook’s juried art competition, Long Island, Natural Wonder. More...

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Columnists - Free Access

Pets Pets Pets

Remember the cat juggling scene in the 1979 Steve Martin movie, The Jerk? Martin as the title character sets out on his 18th birthday to discover the world. More...

Library

At Your Library

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Events & Calendar

Bethel A.M.E. Church offers VBS August 13 – 17

Rev. Keith Haywood and the Bethel A.M.E. Church family of Copiague invite everyone to attend the Church’s Vacation Bible School, Mon., Aug, 13 to Fri., Aug. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Blood drive August 7

Good Samaritan Hospital is sponsoring a community blood drive, Tues., Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the mobile unit in the main parking lot, 1000 Montauk Hwy., West Islip. For information, call 631-376-4444., More...

Amity H.S. 40th reunion Aug. 11

Amityville High School’s 40th reunion will be held Sat., Aug. 11 in Amityville. The classes of 1973 and 1974 are welcome to attend. For information, contact Charlie Mulligan at chmulligan@optimum.net or call 516-455-2494. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

What do tests and APPRs really tell us about students, educators?

The New York State Board of Regents amended Education Law this year to fundamentally change the way teachers and principals are evaluated. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - By Kevin Eastwood

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Works of local artist Ron Thomson on display

Artists Circle holds The Renaissance Show Aug. 3-5

The Amityville Circle Gallery will display the work of Master Artist Ron Thomson, “The Renaissance Man,” including painting, drawing, sculpture and poetry.  The show willl be presented by his wife Jan and sons, Erik and James.  The Show wil More...

Navy Lt. Shelley Conyers forms mentoring program

Navy Lt. Shelley Conyers, daughter of Jacqueline Ogarro of Amityville, and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD). More...

Local attorney honored for pro bono work

H. Lee Blumberg, a local Amityville attorney was honored recently by the Nassau-Suffolk Law Services for his pro-bono work on behalf of the underprivileged of Long Island. More...

 

Schools/Sports

LOCAL SCHOLARS MAKE THE NEWS

•Rebecca Mary Papritz, of Amityville, has been awarded a bachelor of science in business and finance with a minor in financial markets regulation, magna cum laude, from The State University of New York at Albany. More...

Copiague students give their soles to help others

Members of the Copiague Middle School Builders Club, along with their advisor Maria Ostrofsky, partnered with Give Your Soles to organize a sneaker and shoe drive. More...

Walter G. O’Connell HS ecology students organize a spring clean up

Members of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Ecology Club organized two community beautification projects. More...

Obituaries

Albert Sammis, Amityville resident, Grumman employee

Albert Sammis, who was born and raised in Amityville, died June 4, 2012. He married his high school sweetheart Myriam and they were wed for 71 years. Mr. Sammis worked for Grumman Aircraft, retiring after 30 years. More...

Carl. R. Erwood, former Amityville resident, and post office employee, U.S. Marine Corps veteran

Carl R. Erwood, a former resident of Amityville and 1959 Amityville Memorial High School graduate died June 30, 2012 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was 70 years old. More...

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Public Notices

Your right to know

NOTICE OF FILING OFASSESSMENT ROLL(Pursuant of Section 516 ofthe Real Property Tax Law)and (THE SUFFOLKCOUNTY TAX ACT)Notice is hereby given thatthe assessment roll for theTown of BABYLON, Suffolk County, New York,for the year 2012/13, hasbeen finall More...

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