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3 upcoming community events around LI
State Sen. Boyle hosts meet-greets
State Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) is meeting directly with Lindenhurst Village residents tomorrow in an exchange of information and concerns.
Boyle will meet with locals as part of his “One-on-One with Your Senator” Program in which he promises to bring “his district office directly to the residents.”
At the session, those who need assistance with government services or have questions about government programs can ask questions.
Also, residents who wish to express concerns about a particular issue can share them with Boyle.
The session will take place at the Lindenhurst Memorial Library from 5 to 7 p.m. The next session in the program will be Nov. 7 at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library.
For more information call Boyle's office at 631-665-2311.
— DENISE BONILLA
Sessions provide info on tax exemptions
Nassau County’s Department of Assessment plans to present a taxpayer assistance outreach program in several communities in the Town of Hempstead.
Equipped with computers linked to the county’s database, Department of Assessment staff will process property tax exemption applications on site for senior citizens, people on disability, veterans, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
The staff will also review home improvement exemptions, the Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) — for residents who own a home, condominium or cooperative apartment with an annual household income of less than $500,000 — and Enhanced STAR, for senior citizens 65 or older with annual incomes of less than $81,900.
Taxpayers can pick up or drop off their applications. Exemption specialists will provide assistance and answer questions. The program will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on:
*Thursday at the North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd.
*Friday, Oct. 11 at the Bellmore Public Library, 2288 Bedford Ave.
*Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Ct.
*Friday, Oct. 18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave.
*Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St.
*Friday, Oct. 25 at the Merrick Public Library, 2279 Merrick Ave.
*Friday, Nov. 1 at the West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave.
For more information, contact the Department of Assessment Exemptions Division at 516-571-1500 or visit mynassau property.com.
— AISHA AL-MUSLIM
Free fair offered on education planning
A special program for parents who have children with developmental disabilities will be held later this month by the Riverhead school district, to let them know what kinds of programs and services they can expect to find once their children age out of high school.
About 100 people attended the “transition fair” last year, the first time it was held, according to Elva Beyer, the school’s transition coordinator.
The free program is open to all parents, not just those who live in the school district.
Beyer said some people with children as young as 12 or 13 might want to come, just to get an idea of what is available. “When a student reaches 15, you have to do serious planning,” she added.
The fair will focus on recreation, employment and education, but there will also be people available to answer questions about legal issues and a variety of special education programs.
The event will be at the Riverhead High School cafeteria on Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Because of construction, the front entrance to the school will be closed, and people will have to enter through the rear of the building.
— MITCHELL FREEDMAN