Amityville Village Board holds budget hearing; new spending plan within Tax Cap guidelines

Amityville Village officials worked throughout last week, putting the finishing touches on the Vil­lage’s 2021-22 budget, and while numbers were “still fluid” at deadline this week, it appeared that the new $18.4 million spending plan will include an increase of 1.8 percent, which represents a $62.88 increase in taxes on the average home for the coming year. The current tax […]

Dominican Village welcomes Eric Kalt

Dominican Village in Amityville announced that Eric Kalt has been appointed the assisted living’s new president/CEO. Kalt brings to the Village more than 35 years of experience in directing and administering at long-term and acute care facilities including Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, as well as Townhouse Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing in Uniondale. He also served as […]

Please meet some of our local Scholars…

The following students have been enrolled into Hofstra University: Bryan Canales of Amityville; Sheza Mirza of Copiague; Henry Molina of Co­piague; Brandon Mortati of Amityville; Carina Wong-Schultz of Amityville and Samuel Wong- Schultz of Amityville. •The following students have been enrolled at SUNY Delhi: Anthony Durrant of Amityville; Do­navon Johnson of Copiague and Terrence Ludwig of Copiague. • Jonah Breskin […]

New York Blood Center announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic:

The region’s blood supply is dangerously low and donors are desperately needed

New York Blood Center (NYBC) recently an­nounced a blood shortage in the region, one year after New York was the epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by com­munity blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges, and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to cancel their blood drives due to COVID-19 and […]

2021 picnic pavilion registration open for Long Island State Parks

Are you are interested in renting a picnic pavilion this summer at one of your Long Island State Parks? Reservations are now open on ReserveAmerica, www.reserveamerica.com/ or you can call 800-456-2267 There will be no in-person reserva­tions this year. COVID restrictions may impact the size of group gatherings. Current capacity limits are a maximum of 200 people, except for Orient […]

Alert pharmacist helps Amityville Police end phony prescription scam and make arrest

A pharmacist at the CVS store in Amityville notified the Amityville Police about a fraudulent prescription, which led eventually to the arrest of a North Babylon woman in that incident and the possible arrest of three others for having a loaded handgun in their vehicle. Police gave this account: Shortly before 1 p.m., April 6, Amityville Police received the call […]

The reality is, it is us

If the change in presidency has shown us one thing, it is that acts of violence, racism, indifference to human life and all of the other horrible things some of us do to one another persists. That is a cruel realiza­tion but one we have to recognize and address if we are to bring back a sense of decency to […]


In an editorial in last week’s edition about upcoming school board elections, the date of the vote was incorrect. Budget vote and trustee elections will be held Tues. May 18. We apologize for the error.


A story that appeared in last week’s paper (Amityville VFW awards students in Patriots Pen Contest) contained an error. Veteran Juan Leon, the chairman of the Patriots Pen Awards contest, is a U.S. Army veteran who served a tour in Afghanistan as an E4 specialist. VFW Post Commander Chuck Vinciulla served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy and […]