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Nassau wage freeze continues

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LIFTING THE WAGE FREEZE IN NASSAU COUNTY HAS TAKEN ANOTHER TURN.

THE NASSAU INTERIM FINANCE AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN JON KAIMAN ISSUED A LETTER TO NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED MANGANO THAT WHATEVER TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS WERE ON THE TABLE TO LIFT THE FREEZE BE HALTED, OR SUBSTANTIALLY AMENDED. IT WAS JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO THAT NIFA OUTLINED  A PAIR OF RESOLUTIONS THAT COULD EVENTUALLY LIFT THE FREEZE. 

Cuts coming to Kings Park?

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THE KINGS PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CONSIDERING VARIOUS CUTS TO CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS IN ORDER TO CLOSE A $2.1 MILLION BUDGET GAP.

KINGS PARK  DRAFT BUDGET CALLS FOR A 3 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR WITH A 1.715 PERCENT TAX LEVY INCREASE. KINGS PARK IS AMONG MORE THAN 100 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON LONG ISLAND THAT WOULD GET LESS STATE AID IN THE COMING YEAR BECAUSE SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS HAVE DECLINED AND THEREFORE MORE FUNDING FOR DISTRICTS FOR MORE STUDENTS DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.   THIS UNDER GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO’S PROPOSED BUDGET.

POTENTIAL CUTS COULD INCLUDE STUDENT CLUBS, ATHLETICS, PERFORMING GROUPS, AND TEACHERS.

Body found on Miller Place beach ID’ed

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Sidney Valverde has been identified as the man whose body was found on the sand in front of Miller Beach Surf Club in Miller Place .
It has been determined that the 19 year old Valverde of Jamaica Queens, sustained a significant head injury. Police also say that Valverde was affiliated with the MS – 13 gang.  
Valverde was reported missing by his family two weeks ago.  The investigation continues. 

Crackdown for St. Patrick’s day

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York State Police are kicking off a campaign to crack down on drinking and driving, underage drinking, and distracted driving ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Police will have sobriety checkpoints set up and additional patrols on the roads today through Monday in an effort to prevent tragedies caused by impaired driving. State Police will also be ticketing distracted drivers using handheld electronic devices.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 269 people were killed by drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day between 2007 and 2011.