Amityville Village and PBA reach agreement on new contract


Just hours before Amityville Village and the Amityville Village Police Department were to appear before an arbitration board, and after weeks of serious negotiations, the two sides were able to reach an agreement on a five-and-a-half-year contract that both sides said was both fair and ensured the sustainability of the department for years to come. “We reached an agreement that […]

Amity Harbor Civic Association honors CFD

The Amity Harbor Civic Association recognized the Copiague Fire Department at its meeting on Wed., Sept. 15. The plaque presented to the department recognized the courage, dedication and service to the Amity Harbor and Copiague community by the members and volunteers of the department during the pandemic. Shown at the event are CFD volunteers Christina Orvieto, EMT Jen Sanchez, Copiague […]

Town breaks ground in North Amityville for new municipal building

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, and Councilmen Antho­ny Manetta and DuWayne Gregory recently joined with other State, Town and County officials and com­munity activists for a ground breaking ceremony at the site of what will soon be the Town’s new North Amityville Municipal Building. New York State As­semblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, and Suffolk County Legislators Kevin […]

James Rogan named NYS Master Instructor of the Year

James Rogan (left), Director of Safety & Training for Educational Bus Transportation, which provides school bus transportation for a number of school districts in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, was recently named New York State Master Instructor of the Year. The award was presented to Rogan by Paul Overbaugh, New York State Education Department Director of Pupil Transportation. Master Instructors teach […]

Dinosaurs at Vanderbilt

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Edu­cation Department is of­fering Raptors & Recycled Art, a workshop for chil­dren ages 3-4 with an adult, on Fridays, October 1 and 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum is at 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. Beth Laxer-Limmer, as­sociate director of educa­tion, said, “Participants will explore the Bird Room and learn about the birds […]

Craft Fair & Flea Market

A Fabulous craft fair and flea market at the Amityville Village beach was held Sat., Sept. 15, as folks gathered to browse through an assortment of specialty items, handmade crafts and more from dozens of vendors—and to look for some rare finds. There was also food and entertainment. The event, sponsored by the Amityville Kiwanis, drew a great crowd on […]

Facing the world without Facebook

The unthinkable happened this week. Facebook went down. Horrors. Who is going to admire the photo of my dinner tonite? How am I going to know what special day it is? Will I ever be able to live without those riddles and compete with other Facebookers? How can I ever let the world know what I did today, what I […]


Right now the ‘gift of life’ is needed more than ever


In recent weeks, the Delta variant of the coronavirus has impacted many as­pects of our society – and our regional blood supply has been especially hard hit by the presence of a variant that spreads quickly and seems to affect our youth more than other variants. According to the New York Blood Center, the stockpile of available blood has decreased […]

Alzheimer’s Conference Oct. 19

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for New York and New Jersey residents on Tues., Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of its 2021 national Educating America Tour. The conference, which is free and open to everyone, will allow participants to learn from, and ask questions of, health, […]