Voters who are registered Democrats will cast their ballots to decide who wins their party line in three Long Island Congressional primary elections on Tuesday, June 28. What follows is a voters’ guide profiling each of LI’s nine Democratic Congressional primary candidates.
After warming up their cellos, violins and violas, 20 young musicians raised their bows and erupted in a symphony, filling a Copiague elementary school gymnasium with the music of Mozart and Bach. Third-grade symphony concerts aren’t uncommon at schools across Long Island, but since the Copiague school district lacked a strings program for 30 years, this one wouldn’t have been possible without a charitable donation two years ago. The help came from the D’Addario Foundation, the nonprofit arm of D’Addario & Co., the century-old, world’s largest guitar string manufacturer based in Farmingdale.
Outgoing Farmingdale State College President W. Hubert Keen was named the new leader of Nassau Community College, which has struggled for four years to find a replacement for its previous top official. The State University of New York confirmed Thursday that the 71-year-old educator will resume leadership of NCC, the state’s largest single-campus two-year school boasting 22,000 students on its 225-acre East Garden City campus, beginning Aug. 1, shortly before the start of the 2016 fall semester. He will earn $225,000 annually.
The small, single-engine plane was heading to Republic Airport in Farmingdale at the time.
LI will need to spark development in order to grow the tax base to support the increasing cost of government without breaking the bank of the average homeowner, an expert says. The challenges are the decaying transportation infrastructure, the shortage of sewers in Suffolk, and the lack of undeveloped areas in Nassau in particular.
A witness helped apprehend the suspect near the scene less than an hour later.
Lubrano is the brother of Pat Ward, a SUNY Farmingdale professor who was the victim of a brutal murder-suicide in October 2014.
Break out the Lederhosen and beer steins!