Former Nassau County Legislator John Ciotti dies at 66

John Ciotti, a former Republican legislator in Nassau County and an executive vice president at Nassau University Medical Center, died on Jan. 7. He was 66.

Supervisor Anthony Santino reveals amnesty program for property owners

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino announced at a press conference on Monday that the town is instituting an amnesty program that will waive penalty fees for property owners whose houses have been improved without the required building permits.

The Pearsalls of Lynbrook: ‘We are still here!’

Last year, Lynbrook’s Rockville Cemetery, along with the Bristol and Mexico monument, were added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Governor plans on $10 billion JFK renovation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans on Jan. 4 for a $10 billion overhaul of John F. Kennedy International Airport similar to what is being done at LaGuardia Airport on the north side of Queens.


Banking on Mill River

Area residents expressed frustration during a recent meeting at East Rockaway Village Hall at the slow pace of planning for a major state project along Mill River to protect homes and businesses if …

Planning an even better West Hempstead for the new year

Take a quick drive around West Hempstead and you can see lots of signs of current and potential growth.

The Week Ahead

Fundraiser boutique

A fundraiser to support Joe Murphy is scheduled for Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grant Avenue Firehouse. Murphy is in need of a heart and kidney transplant. Vendors for the event include Pampered Chef, Danielle’s Dandys, Goody Bags, Lularoe and others. For more information, call Danielle Metzger at (516) 993-1390.

Kiddie Cooking Class

The Lynbrook Library will be helping participants serve up melted snowman cookies and hot chocolate for children grades kindergarten through second at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 17. The class is hosted by Chefs of D’Future and guests must register to attend. For more information, call (516) 599-8630.

Pop culture paint workshop

Join artist Keith Ciaramello as he breaks down the complex concepts of the arts at the East Rockaway Recreation Center on Jan. 15 at noon. Guests must register in advance and the event costs $25. For more information, call the recreation center at (516) 341-0996.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Arrests A 32-year-old male of Uniondale was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operator, unlicensed driver and driving with defective brake lamps on Peninsula Boulevard on Dec. 28 at …

Letters to the editor: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

More people, fewer jobs To the Editor: Re Scott Brinton’s column last week, “Trump in charge? Blame creative destruction”: I enjoyed the column, but I believe Brinton left out certain …