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Venditto Steps Down as Town Board Counsel, Sandy Donations

A weekly look-in at news from around the Town of Hempstead.

Credit: Chris Boyle
Credit: Chris Boyle
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 Nassau Legislature.

Newsday [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 month.

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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