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Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003

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December 18
7:30 PM







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September News

September 18, 2008
Civic Meeting

First meeting of the 2008-2009 season will be held at the New Elmont Memorial Library at 7:30 PM. Please make sure to attend, and ask your neighbors to come. Read announcement.

September 1, 2008
Read Proposed By-Laws. The Vote will take place at our September 18th Meeting.
In order to receive the Elmont Herald Newspaper for free in 2009, membership dues must be received prior to December 19, 2008. Make sure to also include a completed membership form.

September  1, 2008
Web Site Update (Unique Per Month Totals)

June 2008: 3672
July 2008: 3817 * New Record
August 2008: 3445

School News

September 25, 2008
Gotham Avenue Class Parent Tea

2:45 PM

September 16, 2008
Elmont Union Free School District Board Meeting

Board meeting of the Elmont Union Free School District will be held on September 16, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Elmont Road School.

September 11, 2008
Gotham Avenue Open School Night

6:30 PM, Auditorium; PTA Meeting; Grades K-3, 7:15PM; Grades 4-6, 7:50 PM.

September 9, 2008
Gotham Avenue PTA New Parents' Breakfast

8:30 am, Cafeteria

September 4, 2008
Gotham Avenue Kindergarten Orientation

10:15 AM

Elmont News

September 27, 2008
Curlin Up for Jockey Club Gold Cup
Curlin will be racing at Belmont Park on the 27th trying to make history. If he places he will be on top of the all time money earning horse in history surpassing Cigar. If he wins, he will be the first horse to surpass $10 million in earnings.

September 12, 2008
New NYRA Created and Finalized

NYRA officially emerged out of Bankruptcy, land formally transferred to the State, back taxes and debt all paid off. NYRA promised a $30 million backstretch dormitory at the Belmont Park and return to the improving racing state wide and internationally. The 25 year agreement between NYRA and New York State was finalized on Friday. Read more via
Daily Gazette.

September 11, 2008
Elmont Community Coalition Council Meeting

7:30 PM Elmont Memorial Public Library

September 10, 2008
90th Anniversary of Airmail
Airmail service that originated in Belmont Park NY in 1918 celebrates 90 years.
Read more via Newsday.

September 10, 2008
Belmont Barn Quarantine
Barn 38 at Belmont Park was quarantined on Saturday after Smell My Carrots, a three-year-old A. P Jet gelding, was euthanized after being found with a fever and unable to stand in his stall on the Belmont Park backstretch. Equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) has been listed as a possible cause of the horse's illness.

September 9, 2008
Elmont Businesses Speak out.

Elmont business leaders have packed a public hearing meeting Tuesday afternoon with Hempstead's planning board, adamant that a plan to bring a supermarket is merely a land grab. Read more via Newsday.

September 9, 2008
Hempstead First Town to "Chip" All Adopted Pets
Saving animals and reuniting lost pets with anxious owners are top priorities for Supervisor Kate Murray and folks at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter. Read more.

September 6, 2008
Weather Alert
Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to pass over central Suffolk County Sunday at 2 am. Nassau County will begin to see an increase in wind and rain Saturday morning. The peak of storm activity is expected around 1 am Sunday 3-6 inches of rain is expected and wind will increase to 40 mph with gusts as high as 50. Minor coastal flooding is expected.

September 4 and 5 2008
Limited Spraying for West Nile Virus
After consultation with the New York State Department of Health, the Nassau County Department of Public Works will begin aerial and ground spraying in parts of Nassau County to help control mosquitoes which may be carrying the West Nile virus. Read more.

September 10 through September 14, 2008
St. Vincent de Paul 35th Annual Feast
1500 De Paul Street, Elmont, NY 11003 (516) 352-2127
Wednesday 7PM to 10 PM   Thursday 7PM to 10 PM   Friday 7PM to 11PM
Saturday 4PM to 11PM   Sunday 1PM to 10PM

August 26, 2008
Water Authority of Western Nassau

Announced water work for Wednesday August 27, starting at 8 am.

August 26, 2008
NYRA Gets 7th Extension.
Read more.


Town News

October 4, 2008
Town Animal Shelter Hosts Rabies Program and Pet Adoption Fair

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray is pleased to announce that the town's annual Pet Adoption Fair and Rabies Vaccination Program will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.
Read more.

September 17, 2008
Town New Pool Alarm Law

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray announced that her proposal to require all swimming pools in the township be equipped with an alarm has become law. The new legislation is the cornerstone of a multifaceted program aimed at preventing accidental drowning.
Read more.

September 16, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
10:30 AM

September 13 and 14, 2008
"Clam"-Oring For Some Family Fun? Set Sail For The Festival By The Sea
Ride the wave of fun and excitement into beautiful Lido Beach Town Park for the Town of Hempstead's Family Festival by the Sea on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Read more.

September 4, 2008
Town Recruiting Home Aides For Seniors
Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that Hempstead Town is seeking companions for its HATS (Home Aides to Seniors) Program.
Read more.

September 3, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Hearing
Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
9:30 AM, and 2:00 PM. Following cases will be called at 2:00 PM:

756/08. ELMONT - Lucner Jules, Maintain 6' high fence., N/W cor. Demille Ave. & Madison St., a/k/a 2 Demille Ave.
1367/08. ELMONT - St. Vincent DePaul R. C. Church, Amusement Rides (Special Event) duration September 10, 2008 thru September 14, 2008 with tents., N/E cor. DePaul St. & Cross St., a/k/a Church Parking Lot.


State News

September 18. 2008
Buffalo Casino Plan Stopped
Work has stopped for now at the site of the future Seneca Creek Casino in Buffalo. The tribe already pouring 46 million into the project. The plans are mammoth. A hotel and casino worth more than 300-million dollars. The Indian Nation says the poor economy forced them to put the project on hold, but making matters worse, a lawsuit from Citizens For a Better Buffalo that has won round one in court.

September 7, 2008
Yonkers Malfunction Being Investigated
The Raceway and The Journal News also received complaints that participants in the contest had been unable to register their promotion cards to participate in the giveaways. Since many individuals despite playing for hours and some for days were not able to register, State Lottery officials are investigating the manner due to possible wrongdoings and promotion violations.

September 7, 2008
Workers on Track Underpaid
An investigation into alleged underpayment of New York backstretch workers has shifted downstate to Belmont Park whose autumn meet begins Friday. The New York Labor Department announced last week that more than 1,200 lower-income Saratoga Race Course workers, such as grooms and hot walkers, were underpaid, overworked, and living in unfit conditions during the track’s 140th meet that ended Monday. Investigators found that 77 of 88 trainers interviewed were in violation of state Labor Law by failing to keep proper wage and salary records.

September 1, 2008
State Senator Johnson's Summer Recap News Update
Update on some important, family and safety oriented initiatives. Read more.

July 29 2008

Our state now faces increasingly harsh economic times. When I travel across the State I see communities suffering. Everywhere I go I meet people who are losing their jobs and their homes. I meet families forced to pay more for gasoline and for food, while their paychecks stay the same. Next winter some of these families will have to choose between heating their homes and feeding their children. Read more.

Police News

September 1, 2008
National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. 
Read more.

September 1, 2008
Stop - DWI Campaign

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announces that this coming weekend, the Nassau County Police Department will participate in a “STOP-DWI” grant that will allocate additional police officers to conduct an extensive DWI enforcement initiative. Read more.


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