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8erHPACE WBUB mm <3*laml tUm* i SJclbpa^ ^Jbiljjjag* ^ *&*> ^ .AV %v 9 0 r.<i. Serving Bethpage - Plainview - Island Trees — Plainedge — Seaford Vol. 3 No. 28 Thursday, May 8, 1969 10< per copy . . . . , - . - - • • . • • - "J ;» tFrom — The Publisher's Desk Island Trees Readies Reading Program ^ ^ ^ 4 A ^ 4 Mineola - Nassau County Comptroller Angelo D. Roncallo and his alert staff is paying off slowly but surely and has saved taxpayers $51,562.42 in recent months. The last savings of $15,237.08 was achieved in regaining disallowed state aid to probation services in Nassau County. The state department of corrections had disallowed state aid claims for the Fourth Quarter of 1968 but Comptroller Roncallo fought the rejection and after a meeting with State Officials succeeded in gaining a reversal of the decision. In another action by the Comptroller and his staff $36,325.34 was returned to the County when a similar situation occurred following an audit of the County Mental Health Contract by the State Department of Mental Hygiene. Roncallo took the position in conference with State Auditors that charging costs back to County organizations performing Mental Health Services that were disallowed by the State Auditors would endanger Mental Health Services and could result in suspension of operations because of lack of funds. The County receives 50 percent in state aid for providing Correction (Probation) and Mental Health services and should not be penalized on "fiscal technicalities" Roncallo said. The state agreed with the Nassau County Comptroller's policy and the State Aid disallowance was reinstated. "While the amount of money saved the taxpayers is ,not a large sum, it is significant in the fact that we have an aggressive policy in the County Comptroller's office and we are carefully examining every County Program to insure that there is no loss to the taxpayers on technicalities or by failure of County Deparments to utilize all funds available from state and other agen- Roncallo said. The Island Trees Public School District 26, Levittown, will begin its 15th Annual Summer Reading Program on Monday, July 7. This program will be offered to children who are currently enrolled in grades 3-6. The program is designed to meet the needs of those students Who have difficulty with reading. Diagnosis of the child's needs will be made prior to the sessions and during the first week of the program. Following this, instruction will be given daily through the use of selected individualized materials such as the controlled reader, tachitrons. film strips, listening corner, tape recorders, and records wP\ ' ^;<used when needed. Classes will be held in three centers: 1. M. F. Stokes Building, Condor Road 2. Memorial Junior High School Building, Wantagh Avenue. 3. Farmedge Road School, Farmedge Road. July 7 - August 8 Sessions: 1st 8:20am to 9:35am 2nd 9:45 am to 11:00 am 3rd 11:05 am to 12:20 pm In order to place each student in an appropriate group, the staff must reserve th'e right to choose the time when the student is to attend. No transportation will be offered. Registrations will be received until May 25 at the office of the Island Trees Reading Department, Room 213 in the M. (Continued on Page 2) AT LAST-An eyesore is removed. It took a determined woman to get the job done! Joan Cable, Regional Chairman of the Bethpage -Plainedge Area Beautification Committee looks on approvingly as the demolition starts on the abandoned gas station south of the Bethpage Railroad Station. The site has been a "bone of contention,, for some time and a "blight on the Community,,. A campaign to clean up such "Eyesores,, is on the way with grass root support. cies' Batters Up! Mike Jorgensen, N.Y. Met Infielder, a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bayside, Queens is ready to go to bat for Lutheran Day at Shea. The third annual Lutheran Day at Shea Stadium is scheduled tor May 3 lst.The Mets meet the Giants at 2:15 p.m. 5,000 Reserved seat tickets have been reserved and are available on a first come basis. Blocks are available lor groups. Tickets this year will be sold for $3.50. With all profits to benefit Lutheran Social Services, Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, Wartburg Home for the Aged, Long Island Lutheran High, Martin Luther High, and Nassau Christian. For tickets contact one of the Lutheran Agencies, AAL Branch secretary, AAL - Representative, or oneof the Aid Association for Lutheran Offices, 510-589-8383 - 212-994-6173. This affair is sponsored by the Long Island and New York City Local ... Federations of A.A.L., Reaches. Last years Lutheran Day at Shea was enjoyed by over 2,000 persons. "•'' "TTn—Tnwmwii ^_^_ VETERANS' SALUTE-Leroy R. Grumman of Plandome Manor, one of the founders of Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., and now Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been issued the first honorary membership card in the history of the Grumman Ex-Seryicemen's Club. Here, First Vice- Commander Peter Volpe of Bethpage, presents membership card to Mr. Grumman as a gesture of appreciation for assisting the club over many years. At left is Club Commander Howie Dong of Westbury and Hospital Chairman William Johnson of Bay Shore: The Grumman Club also presented Mr. Grumman with the first poppy in its annual fund-raising campaign. The Club is dedicated to helping disabled war veterans and promoting Americanism.
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