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August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor James P. Wandell swears in new Amityville police officer

Mayor James P. Wandell swore in the newest member of the Amityville Police Department last month, Dave Driscoll. More...

APD receives grant to teach officers Spanish

The Amityville Village Police Department is the recipient of a grant that will allow all members to increase their use of the Spanish language. More...

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Schools/Sports

Amityville’s Saint Martin of Tours Recorder Club participates in SCMEA

On Sat., March 16, eight students from Amityville’s Saint Martin of Tours Recorder Club participated in the SCMEA Day of Recorder held at Brentwood High School. More...

Park Avenue students run and twist at field day

Fourth-grade students at Amityville’s Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School participated in their annual field day as part of their end-of-year activities. More...

Amityville Northwest students build character through responsibility

On Fri., March 1, students at Northwest Elementary School in Amityville attended a monthly Character Counts assembly, which recognizes classes and individuals for their accomplishments in accordance with the school’s Six Pillars of Character. More...

Events & Calendar

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following is a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week. Readers should know that meetings are subject to change without notice. More...

New law requires all NYS birthing facilities to scan newborns for heart defects

A new law, just signed by the governor, will require all birthing facilities to screen newborn babies for congenital heart defects (CHDs) through a process called pulse oximetry screening, according to New York State Senator Kemp Hannon. More...

Medicaid planning seminar Aug. 22

The law firm of Futterman, Lanza & Block, LLP is presenting a free two-hour seminar, Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection, which will take place on Thurs., Aug. 22 at the law office, located at 400 West Main St., Suite 106 in Babylon. More...

Opinion

Recent test scores reflect change in standards not student performance

by Michael L. Greb, president,Copiague Board of Education,Charles A. Leunig,superintendent of schools More...

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Campaign against drunk driving kicks off August 16 - Free Access

Officials hold press conference announcing initiative to save lives

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. More...

Vandals damage Amityville's 9/11 Memorial Park

Bruce Hopper, Amityville Village’s Superintendent of Public Works, reported to Amityville Police Aug. 7, that he discovered vandalism at the 9/11 Memorial Park shortly before 9 a.m. that day. More...

Babylon designated Purple Heart Town

While there is no accurate record kept about the number of Purple Hearts awarded since it was established in 1932, the Military Order of Purple Heart (MOPH) estimates 1.8 million veterans have received the award. More...

Weekend Events:

Friday, August 16 •Elvis Time at St. Paul’s Church 8 to 10 p.m. 147 Park Ave., Amityville. Tickets are $15 each payable in cash at door. Desserts and refreshments will be served. Call Cindy for information at 631-806-8685. More...

 

People/Social

Amityville Crossing Guard Harry Olsen honored

Harry Olsen, a crossing guard in Amityville Village, retired June 21, 2013 after 13 years of service to the Village. The Amityville Police Department held a brunch for him and all of the guards who ended another school year. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Last month Nestlé Purina Pet Care Company announced it had completed the purchase of Petfinder, the largest online pet adoption website, from Discovery Communications. This is an interesting change of ownership for both Purina and Petfinder. More...

Hot Laps

Youth was served and had their time to shine at Riverhead Raceway on Aug. 3. The NASCAR Modifieds staged Twin 30’s. More...

Obituaries

James Garraffo, husband of longtime Amityville Village employee, Lindenhurst resident and Korean War veteran

Marie Lamicella met her future husband James Garraffo when both were on vacation at a resort in Eastover, Massachusetts. She said she knew immediately that he was someone special. The couple dated for two years and married on Feb. More...

Irma Louise Poppe Fleming, longtime resident of Amityville and Amityville High School graduate, Class of 1938

Irma Louise Poppe Fleming, a longtime resident of Amityville and a graduate of AMHS Class of 1938, died July 14, 2013. She was 92 years old. She was the daughter of Frederick G. and Laura F. More...

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