A weekly look-in at news from around the Town of Hempstead.
Michael Venditto, R-Massapequa, has decided to call it quits as
counsel to the Hempstead Town Board in the wake of his election to the
[paid link] reported: Venditto, 31, said Wednesday morning that he will submit his letter
of resignation from his $94,300-a-year job to Senior Town Board Member
Anthony Santino later in the day.
Venditto, the son of Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, defeated Democratic Party candidate Joanne Maglione
in a special election for the Nassau County 12th Legislative District
seat that had been held by Peter Schmitt before his sudden death last
After his first few weeks in office, Venditto described the legislature to Newsday as an "interesting place."Town Joins LI Mosques, Synagogues and South Asian Groups for Donations
Supervisor Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead are partnering with
local mosques, synagogues, Muslim and Jewish schools, and South Asian
organizations to provide coats, clothing, blankets and non-perishable
food to victims of Hurricane Sandy during the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Thanksgiving, while being a time to celebrate that for which we are
thankful, is also a time to help those who are in need,” Murray said.
“This is especially important in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as many of
those people struggling are our friends and neighbors, living in
communities devastated by the powerful storm.
Also involved in the donations were the Islamic Center of Long
Island, Temple Israel, the Long Island Muslim Society, Temple Sinai,
Solomon Schechter School, Crescent School, Masjid Darul Quran, American
Muslims For Hunger Relief, The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and
the South Asian-American Political Action Committee (SAPAC).
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