One of the Top 10 Must See Summer Film Festivals in U.S.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will be held from July 8th – 16th at the historic Bellmore Movies. LIIFE was named “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine.
This year’s festival will honor actor, John Amos, who will be accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award. John starred in such films as Roots, Die Hard 2 and Coming to America. Also being honored on closing night is musician/composer, Randy Edelman, with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Scoring Composition...Read Full Press Release Here (NassauCountyNY.Gov)
To assist residents still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead Town Board have extended the moratorium on Building Department permit fees for Sandy victims faced with home repair and/or reconstruction costs, as well as town fees on birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and passports that were lost in the storm. Those fees, first suspended for Sandy victims in the aftermath of the Superstorm, are now being waived through September 30, 2015.
“We want to do everything in our power to help residents who are still struggling to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy,” stated Murray. “We are confident that waiving these fees through September 30th will go a long way toward assisting our town neighbors.”
In the Building Department, all town fees are waived for Sandy-related structural repairs that conform to original dimensions and specifications, commonly referred to as “in-kind” repairs/replacement...Full Press Release Here (TOH.LI)
This summer, you can adopt your “furr-ever” friend at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter, where adorable cats and dogs are waiting for their new home with YOU. Supervisor Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead are once again holding the “Summer of Love Pet Adoption Program,” and all pet adoptions are free from June 15th through September 12th. Last year, 188 cats and 146 dogs found new homes over the course of the program.
“Residents, please find it in your heart to throw a dog a bone or give a cat a warm, sunny spot to enjoy in the heat of summer,” remarked Murray. “With all adoption fees waived from June 15th through September 12th, there is no better time to adopt a pet.”
All adoptions include free rabies vaccinations, spaying/neutering and microchipping. All cats will be tested for feline AIDS/leukemia.
The town Animal Shelter’s dedicated staff is ready to assist any interested pet adopters. Prospective adopters can go online to find all the dogs and cats currently up for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter by visiting www.toh.li/animal-shelter...Read More (TOH.LI)
Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge was so strong when it hit Long Island in October 2012 that it lifted up Dan Stapleton’s Long Beach home and then kicked in the corner of the foundation. It left a 30-foot hole around his house.
Stapleton, unlike many Sandy victims, actually had flood insurance, and, therefore, hoped he could quickly fix his house and be reimbursed for it. But the engineer from the insurance company who came out to inspect the damage didn’t quite see things the same way. He reported that the hole was only half as large, and the insurance company ended up offering Stapleton only $98,000, less than half of what it cost to rebuild.
So Stapleton sued. Federal judges wanted both sides to attempt mediation first...READ MORE (WSHU)
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes, Councilman Ed Ambrosino and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano joined with local community leaders today to announce a joint partnership between the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department in an increased effort to erase graffiti vandalism.
Strengthening Hempstead Town’s extensive work in combating graffiti, the anti-graffiti partnership with Nassau County Crime Stoppers provides neighborhoods with increased power to fight graffiti in their neighborhoods and ensure perpetrators are apprehended.
Through a public service campaign that includes informational flyers distributed to local schools and community organizations, Nassau County Crime Stoppers is encouraging residents to “See it, Report it and Get a Reward!”
Neighbors and students can report graffiti vandals anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS Read the full press release at TOH.LI
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney and Councilman Bruce Blakeman announced that the town is seeking groups, clubs and organizations to volunteer planting beach grass at Point Lookout Town Park on May 9th and May 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The planting of beach grass preserves the important sand dunes that protect our shoreline communities and beaches. The dunes are the last line of defense between the surging waters of the Atlantic and area homes and businesses located on the barrier island.
“Preserving our dunes is paramount for the protection of the communities on our barrier island,” Murray said. “Since Superstorm Sandy, we’ve worked hard to rebuild our dunes and it’s crucial to plant beach grass to preserve and prepare them for future storms.”
...Participants are asked to bring gloves and a shovel. Groups wishing to volunteer should contact the town’s Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200. Read the full press release at TOH.Li
It’s official: the Piano Man will be performing Nassau Coliseum’s swan song this summer. Long Island’s own Billy Joel will perform the final concert at the Coliseum on Aug. 4 before it closes to make way for a smaller version of itself.
Tickets will be on sale on Ticketmaster beginning May 1 at 10 a.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10 a.m. April 27 to 10 p.m. April 30. Tickets are $49.50, $99.50, and $119.50...MORE(Patch)
April 29, 2015: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with New York State Assemblyman Montesano, is helping to protect children by providing free “KidPix” photo identification cards to parents and children. Along with a picture, fingerprint and contact information, the identification card includes the date of birth, physical description and gender of the child.
County Executive Mangano said, “The KidPix program provides parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. If ever a child is missing, parents can present the KidPix card to law enforcement officials as a helpful tool to help return the child quickly.”...Full Press Release (NassauCounty.gov)
April 29, 2015: While enjoying their “golden years,” senior citizens may also face stressful challenges often related to isolation, medical problems, and/or losing a spouse or loved one. Lending a hand to mature residents, Hempstead Town, in conjunction with the Long Island Crisis Center, is hosting free workshops entitled, “Putting Together the Pieces for a Happy Life.” The workshops will focus on these unique challenges and provide seniors with important information on how they can receive help.
“I am pleased that once again the Long Island Crisis Center is offering these free workshops at our senior centers. Golden-aged residents can benefit greatly from knowing the warning signs of depression and how they can get assistance in their times of need,” Murray said.
During the 30-minute workshops, presenters from the Long Island Crisis Center will discuss challenges that senior citizens face, how they can recognize when they need help and how to obtain the help they need...MORE (Toh.li)
State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos used his powerful position to line his son’s pockets — even forcing a big-time developer to give his kid a cushy gig that paid $10,000 a month, prosecutors charged Monday. But it wasn’t enough to cost him his Senate leadership post.
Hours after he and his son were hit with federal corruption charges in New York City,Skelos proclaimed his innocence and convinced his members to keep him on as majority leader during a late-night private meeting at the Capitol in Albany...MORE (NY Daily News)
The Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semi-finals in the Stanley Cup play-offs, after downing the New York Islanders 2-1 in game seven.
The Islanders could only muster 11 shots on goal on away ice at the Verizon Center, but they did manage to fight back from a deficit - with Frans Nielsen's goal early in the third period making it 1-1, after Joel Ward's opener later in the middle stanza...MORE (Allsports.com)