Places 1st in New York State for Health Factors
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is pleased to announce that Nassau County ranks as one of the healthiest counties in New York State, according to the 2015 Annual County Health Rankings. In a report released today by University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nassau County ranks number one out of all 63 counties in New York State for health factors and has moved up to fifth place for health outcomes. This ranking is based on a comprehensive report that ranks the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states by using standardized measures.
“Nassau County’s ranks as one the healthiest counties in New York State,” said County Executive Mangano. “I am proud of the professional excellence demonstrated by the Department of Health and all the work they do to promote and protect the health of all who live, work and visit Nassau County. This report is a testament to the combined efforts of government, businesses, health care providers, schools and community-based organizations working together to improve the health and safety of Nassau County residents.”..Read More (nassaucounty.gov)
Need a summer job? It’s not too late! Hempstead Town is looking for lifeguards at its pools and beaches!
The Aquatics Division of Hempstead Town is offering a unique screening program for certified and non-certified lifeguard candidates at least 16 years of age. Interviews for candidates will be held at the Echo Park Pool on Nassau Boulevard in West Hempstead, every Saturday from May 16th to May 30th from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring all of their certification cards to the interview as well as a bathing suit, goggles and towel. Each lifeguard must swim 200 yards under 3 minutes and 45 seconds to qualify for the interview.
Applicants who wish to apply, but are not certified, can enroll in lifeguard training courses offered by the American Red Cross. For more information on training courses conducted in the area please visit www.redcross.org/ux/take-a-class.
“Lifeguarding is a fantastic summer job,” stated Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Not only is it a great, outdoor, well-paying job, but it offers an opportunity to keep all of our residents safe while enjoying the water. I encourage everyone interested to apply.”
The Town of Hempstead currently operates 22 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool. Four ocean beachfronts at Point Lookout, Lido, Lido West and Sands are also available to Town of Hempstead residents. Hewlett Point Park is the only Hempstead Town operated bay beach.
For more information regarding lifeguarding opportunities or to determine if your qualifications are suitable or if you have any questions, please contact the Lifeguard Office at Echo Park Pool at 565-0508 or visit www.toh.li/activities/aquatics/lifeguard-interviews. Town of Hempstead Source (Toh.li)
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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano launched “Nassau Now,” the County’s newest state-of-the-art mobile and web application designed to assist residents in communicating more efficiently and effectively with County government. “Nassau Now” is an online and real-time application, which provides a free and simple way for residents to use a smartphone or tablet to contact Nassau County directly.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, as well as several eager dogs and cats, today unveiled the town’s new Mobile Vet Surgical Suite during a press event at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh. This state-of-the-art mobile facility is the only one owned by a municipal shelter in Nassau County, and will allow the shelter staff to perform additional spay/neuter surgeries both at the shelter and in local communities across America’s largest township. Murray, Santino and King Sweeney were joined by Town Animal Shelter Director Mike Pastore, town veterinarian Dr. Jeffrey Siegel and local animal rescue groups that included Almost Home. Also on hand was a young veterinary enthusiast and her dog.
“This state-of-the-art Mobile Vet Surgical Suite is another example of how the Town of Hempstead is leading the way in promoting safe, humane methods of reducing the population of animals in our shelters and on the streets,” stated Murray. “Combining an effective spay/neuter strategy with our shelter’s fantastic rate of adoption, the town is reaffirming its commitment to finding forever homes for our lovable dogs and cats.”... Read More + Details here (Toh.li)
“Disturbing” is one word that Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray used to describe PSEG Long Island’s failure to disclose important data associated with the utility’s recent rate increase proposal. In a letter sent to local representatives of the New York State Senate and Assembly, Murray detailed her dismay with the utility’s actions and called on the state elected officials to amend a law that permits PSEG executives to hide their salaries and other compensation from the public’s view. Murray discussed the letter today during a press conference, where she was joined by Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin and the Long Island Business Council’s Richard Bivone (Nassau County Co-Chair).
Murray’s letter was sent in response to PSEG Long Island’s proposal to increase rates, presently under the review of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS). The power provider’s proposal did not disclose salary of key high-level executives and other key compensation figures, including employee bonuses, incentive compensation, “golden parachutes,” retirement information and other pertinent data. The utility claims it is not required to disclose the executive compensation under the state’s LIPA Reform Act.
“It is disturbing that the utility has apparently sought to secret certain information sought by New York State’s Department of Public Service (DPS), which is reviewing the power provider’s proposal for a rate increase,” Murray said. “I am outraged by the arrogance and lack of responsiveness on the part of the administration at PSEG Long Island as they have clearly been stonewalling the state authority which is considering the utility’s rate increase proposal.”
“Indeed, today I respectfully call for state legislation to compel PSEG Long Island to reveal executive compensation data to the public,” the Supervisor added.
“Utility rate increases impact both business owners and residents,” Bivone said. “As fellow rate payers, we all deserve to know where our dollars are going.”
Murray explained that ratepayers deserve full transparency, since residents in the company’s service area have “few if any practical alternatives to paying utility bills replete with PSEG rate increases.”
“Our ratepayers/taxpayers fund the salaries of these individuals, and they have a right to know,” Murray said. “Accordingly, I am respectfully calling upon state officials to amend the law that allows PSEG executives to hide their salaries and other compensation from the public’s view.”
March 16, 2015: After Mother Nature’s repeated assaults on our roadways this past winter, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes are battling back, and are set for Round Two of “Fighting Potholes” in America’s largest township. After a second successive year of “crater-making” winter storms, Murray and Hudes announced that the town will employ a multi-pronged strategy, which includes transferring workers from the town’s parks and sanitation crews to assist in pothole repairs, as well as using foremen to proactively seek out potholes in addition to responding to residents’ calls.
Murray and Hudes announced the plan during a press event at the pothole-riddled intersection of Hilda Street and Rowehl Drive in East Meadow. Joining Murray and Hudes were Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin.
“This is the second straight winter season to wreak havoc on Town of Hempstead roadways,” stated Murray. “Working together with residents who report problem areas and adding staff to our pothole repair teams, the town is making pothole repair a top priority.”
“The Town of Hempstead is implementing a major pothole repair initiative in response to several major winter storms,” added Councilman Hudes. “Under the leadership of Supervisor Kate Murray, we will be ‘knocking-out’ road damage across our township.”
Hempstead Town experienced nearly a dozen major storms this past winter. Indeed, a one-two punch of frigid temperatures and unusually high snow accumulation left craters in roadways throughout the township..MORE- Read full press release here (Town of Hempstead)
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March 09, 2015 Standing in the home of a Levittown resident who has been beset by door-to-door peddlers, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray announced a new town initiative, a “Do Not Knock” program, to provide residents relief from unwanted disruptions at home.
Additionally, Murray, along with her colleagues on the Town Board, is proposing stiffer penalties for solicitors who disturb homeowners displaying a newly unveiled “Do Not Knock” door decal. At a press event unveiling the program, the Supervisor was joined by Senior Town Councilman Anthony Santino, Councilman Gary Hudes, Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin and Levittown homeowner Margaret Tardibuono.
“Many local neighbors are tired of annoying peddlers constantly knocking on their doors, disrupting the peace and tranquility that they deserve to enjoy at home,” stated Murray. “The township’s new “Do Not Knock” program is designed to stop unwanted peddlers and solicitors in their tracks.”
Under the program, Murray and the other members of the Town Board will be mailing town residents, explaining the “Do Not Knock” program. The town mailed brochure will also offer residents the opportunity to order free vinyl cling window decals to display on the front door or window of their houses. The 3” x 7” decal boldly states “Do Not Knock” and “No Peddlers.” MORE- Read the press release here (Town of Hempstead)
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