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Roundup: No-cost breast cancer exams

No-cost breast cancer exam set for Thursday

New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a no-cost breast cancer screening event Thursday.

The mammography van will be at the Wantagh Public Library, on 3285 Park Ave., from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

On-site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self-examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

The program is open to all Nassau County women. Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed, and must bring their information card and a prescription from their doctor to the screening. Patients will be responsible for any copays charged by their carrier. Women 50 and older without health insurance will pay no out-of-pocket costs.

Appointments are necessary and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.

Muttontown nature walk set for Jan. 12

The Muttontown Preserve will present a guided nature walk next month.

Special Places at Muttontown, on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, will cover several areas of the preserve, including the Tall Conifers, comprising white pine, spruce and larch planted in 1909, according to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, as well as the Succession Field Trail, onetime farmland that has been reclaimed over the years by woods; the Hidden Pond, a kettle pond tucked away in the preserve where participants can engage in bird-watching; and Glacial Kame, a type of hilly deposit formed during the Ice Age. The walk will cover 3 miles of somewhat rough terrain.

Muttontown, comprising 550 acres of fields, woodlands, ponds and estate grounds, is the county’s largest nature preserve and one of the most beautiful settings on Long Island.

The walk is $5 and begins at the Bill Paterson Nature Center on the preserve. Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required. For more information, call 516-571-8500.

Town extends office time to pay taxes

Islip residents have an extended period to pay their town taxes.

The town’s receiver of taxes said the office is open late Jan. 10 for residents to pay in person. The office, at 40 Nassau Ave. in Islip, will be open until 7 p.m. that day.

Normal hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Dec. 31, the office is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The office will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.

Residents may also pay their taxes online at or by mail. All tax payments must be postmarked no later than Jan. 10 to avoid penalties. For more information, call 631-224-5580.

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