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Posted on: March 10, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM

?LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES YOU TO 

ATTEND A COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020  -  7:00 PM

Wantagh High School – 3297 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh

Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Wantagh-Seaford Homeowners...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: March 10, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS & BAXTER’S PET PANTRY PRESENT A SPRING PET FOOD DRIVE

MARCH 3RD – APRIL 30TH 2020

Baxter’s Pet Pantry was established in 2009 to assist families who might be having difficulty feeding their beloved pets, and to avoid having those family pets placed in a shelter as a result of these challen...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: March 3, 2020

WANTAGH FIRE DEPT. COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Wantagh fire dept. community blood drive 

Tuessday, march 31, 2020  •  2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wantagh Fire Department Headquarters - 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Wantagh Fire D...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 25, 2020

LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH, HONOR BLACK LEADERS

On Monday, February 24th, the Nassau County Legislature honored two community leaders as part of its Black History Month celebration. Each of the honorees have made significant contributions to making Nassau County the great community it is today.

The hono...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 25, 2020

BILL REQUIRING QUARTERLY CRIME REPORTS FROM NCPD PASSES LEGISLATURE

After introducing legislation earlier this month to require the Nassau County Police Department to produce a quarterly crime report on statistics relating to the effect of cashless bail in Nassau County, and after holding a hearing on the issue on Februar...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 18, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES YOU TO A COMMUNITY FORUM ON: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wantagh High School – 3297 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh

Legislator Steve Rhoads, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and Lt. Brian Sullivan, President of the Nassau County Correction Offi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 10, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES ALL VETERANS TO ATTEND A VETERANS BENEFIT WORKSHOP

Legislator Steve Rhoads is being joined by the Nassau County Veterans’ Services Agency, Jewish War Veterans, USVeteranscare and American Legion Post 1749 in sponsoring a Veterans’ Benefits Workshop on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 1 p...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 10, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY INTRODUCES BILL REQUIRING QUARTERLY CRIME REPORTS

The Legislative Majority Caucus will be holding a hearing on the ill-conceived Criminal Justice Reform passed by New York State. The so-called reform has led to suspects charged with serious crimes being released all over the state. In Nassau County, Poli...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 4, 2020

PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 2, 2020

On January 2nd, the County released a new assessment roll for the 2021-2022 year. Despite the rapidly approaching grievance deadline, many residents have not yet received new Notices of Tentative Assessment, leaving them with just a little over a month to...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RESOLUTION EXTENDING TAX GRIEVANCE DEADLINE

The Nassau County Legislature has introduced a resolution to extend the deadline of the Property Tax Assessment Grievance Period until April 1st.

On January 2nd, the County released a new assessment roll for the 2021-2022 year. Despite the rapidly approach...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT CASHLESS BAIL

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with Legislator Tom McKevitt, Legislator Rose Marie Walker, Legislator John Ferretti, Councilman Dennis Dunne and Nassau County Correction Officers Benevolent Association President Brian Sullivan to hold a town...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES RELIEF FOR SANDY VICTIMS

The Nassau County Legislature unanimously passed legislation at the January 27th Legislative Meeting in Mineola that will continue to support those still rebuilding their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The measure extended the waiver for all Co...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 15, 2020

LEGISLATURE PASSES S.A.F.E.R. GRANT TO INCREASE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDS

LEGISLATURE PASSES S.A.F.E.R. GRANT 

TO INCREASE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDS 

On Monday, January 13th, the Nassau County Legislature held their first committee meeting of 2020, and passed funding for Nassau’s volunteer fire departments...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 15, 2020

STEVE RHOADS SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR

STEVE RHOADS SWORN IN FOR NEW 

TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR 

On Monday, January 13th, Legislator Steve Rhoads was sworn in for a new term in the Nassau County Legislature for the 13th Legislative Session. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O&...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 9, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

Saturday, February 1, 2020  -  10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Wantagh Public Library – 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh

Legislator Steve Rhoads will be holding mobile office hours to meet one on one with resid...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 8, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS TO HOST PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE WORKSHOPS IN 19TH LD

Legislator Steve Rhoads is hosting 2020 Property Tax Assessment Grievance Workshops for all homeowners who disagree with the assessed value of their home as indicated on the 2021-2022 Tentative Notice of Assessment.  At the workshops, a represent...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 8, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS IS HOSTING A PRESENTATION ON: VAPES & VAPING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

legislator rhoads is hosting a presentation on: 

VAPES & VAPING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Wednesday, January 29th – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Brookside School – 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., N. Merrick

 

Legislator Rh...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 19, 2019

STOP THE BLEED - SAVE A LIFE TRAINING

Legislator Steve Rhoads is joining together with Legislator Tom McKevitt, Assemblyman David McDonough, The Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, Community Parent Center and the Bellmore-Merrick Community Coalition to sponsor the “Stop The Bleed” Trai...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 18, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM 

On Monday, December 10th, Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature and the family of the late Legislator John J. Ciotti to dedicat...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 6, 2019

YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE! “STOP THE BLEED” PROGRAM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Merrick Jewish Center – 225 Fox Blvd., Merrick

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads, Councilman Elect Chris Carini and the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council are sponsoring the &ldqu...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Toys for Tots

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads has teamed up with the

United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive.

New, unwrapped toys will be collected until

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrap...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: November 27, 2019

LEGISLATURE VOTES TO CREATE OFFICE OF CRIME VICTIM ADVOCATE

Last month, the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature added amendments to the County Executive’s Budget to create an Office of Crime Victim Advocates to aid victims and witnesses of violent crimes in Nassau County. Today, the Legislat...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 23, 2019

LEGISLATURE JOINS WITH STATE ASSEMBLY TO ANNOUNCE REASSESSMENT RELIEF CREDIT

Assemblyman Ed Ra has introduced new legislation in the State Assembly to address the unfair burden placed on residents whose taxes will go down, but will continue to pay more than their fair share of property taxes because of the proposed five year phase...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 22, 2019

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS

Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, whimsical costumes, and visits from young neighbors in disguise. Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Nassau County Department of Health offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help keep this holiday safe and enjoyable for everyo...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 22, 2019

PLEASE DONATE BLOOD - NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER ISSUES URGENT CALL FOR DONORS

REGION’S BLOOD SUPPLY HAS NEVER BEEN LOWER 

Critical blood shortage stems from decline in donor base and increased demand for blood

New York’s blood supply has never been lower, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urgently calli...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 16, 2019

MINORITY CAUCUS FAILS TO OVERRIDE VETO OF “ASSESSMENT BILL OF RIGHTS”

Earlier this Summer, the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature introduced a number of bills meant to help improve fairness and transparency in the County Executive’s Assessment Process. After passing the full Legislature, the County E...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Shed the Meds Drug Take-Back Event

Legislator Steve Rhoads is joining together with the Nassau County Police Department, Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and the Community Parent Center to host a “Shed the Meds” Drug Take-Back event at Grand Avenue Middle S...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 8, 2019

2019 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY, OCT. 18TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Bellmore Memorial Public Library – 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23RD – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Freeport Memorial Public Library – 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport

N...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 8, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS AND THE ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT A MEMORY SCREENING PROGRAM

wednesday, october 16th  -  10:00 Am to 2:00 PM

Bellmore Memorial Public Library – 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore

 

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads invites you to have a FREE memory screening sponsored by the ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 8, 2019

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY INTRODUCES BILL PERMANENTLY FUNDING TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

On October 7th, Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads, a 27-year veteran of the Wantagh Volunteer Fire Department, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello and members of the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature joined with members of the volunteer...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 24, 2019

LEGISLATURE PASSES ASSESSMENT BILL OF RIGHTS

After announcing a series of reforms called the “Assessment Bill of Rights” earlier this summer, Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature are proud to announce the legislative passage of these bi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 12, 2019

BLOOD DRIVE

tUEsday, OCTOBER 1, 2019  •  2:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wantagh Fire Department Headquarters - 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Wantagh Fire Department are joining together to host a Community...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 12, 2019

NARCAN TRAINING COMMUNITY FORUM

NARCAN TRAINING COMMUNITY FORUM

YOU CAN SAVE A LOVED ONE FROM OVERDOSE!

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd  – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tackapausha Museum & Preserve – 2225 Washington Ave., Seaford

Every day, at least one Long Islander ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 5, 2019

SCHOOL IS OPEN – DRIVE CAREFULLY!

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads would like to remind drivers to be extra cautious when driving now that school is open, especially when driving in school zones.

School zones are areas marked off near all schools. These areas usually have slower speed...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS AND THE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS

LEGISLATOR STEVE RHOADS AND THE 

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER 

SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS 

AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Nassau County Police Department would like to alert the public t...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: August 19, 2019

FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL MEETING Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM LOG IN

Ask your Legislator a question right from your Living Room!

Legislators Steve Rhoads and Tom McKevitt will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall meeting, and you are invited to participate.  The Town Hall meeting will feature the Legislato...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: August 7, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ANNOUNCES PROJECTS IN WANTAGH AND FREEPORT

On August 5th, Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Nassau County Legislature unanimously approved two Community Revitalization Projects (CRPs) for the Wantagh Union Free School District, and the Freeport Public School District.

The first project, for the Wanta...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: August 6, 2019

BILL TO PREVENT AGAINST CYBER TERRORISM IN NASSAU COUNTY PASSES LEGISLATURE

After municipal Governments around the nation have been struck by cyber attacks, forcing them in some cases to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments, Legislator Steve Rhoads and the majority members of the Nassau County legislature have ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 17, 2019

STAY COOL AND BEAT THE HEAT!

Hicksville, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran joined Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein and Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Steven Morelli to urge residents to take precautions ahead of potentially dang...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 16, 2019

PURPLE RIBBON RUN 5K IN WANTAGH

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads would like to remind residents in the 19th Legislative District that the Purple Ribbon 5K Run will take place on Saturday, July 27th from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Please be advised that there will be some road c...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 16, 2019

RHOADS & LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES “ASSESSMENT BILL OF RIGHTS”

RHOADS & LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES 

“ASSESSMENT BILL OF RIGHTS”

Today, Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Republican Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature held a press conference on the front steps of the Theodore Roose...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 1, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ANNOUNCES THAT THE NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IS COMING TO OUR AREA

 Thursday, July 25, 2019 • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM •

Wantagh Community Park – 1 King Rd., Wantagh

Legislator Steve Rhoads is hosting the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van for a visit to our nei...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 1, 2019

2019 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY, JULY 12TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Merrick Public Library – 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

N. Merrick Public Library – 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., N. Merrick

 

FRID...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 1, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

Saturday, JULY 13th

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Freeport Recreation Center

130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport

Legislator Steve Rhoads will be holding mobile office hours to meet one on one with residents and discuss local issues and concerns that impact our com...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 1, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS AND THE ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT A MEMORY SCREENING PROGRAM

 

Thursday, JULY 11th  -  10:00 Am to 2:00 PM

Merrick Public Library – 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick

 

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads invites you to have a FREE memory screening sponsored by the Alzhe...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 6, 2019

LEGISLATURE HOLDS HEARING ON CROSSING GUARD STAFFING NUMBERS

The Nassau County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee held a hearing to address concerns about the shortage of Crossing Guards, and the use of Police Officers to take their place. Speakers included: Jerry Laricchiuta, President of CSEA; James ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 6, 2019

LEGISLATURE HOLDS HEARING ON DETECTIVE STAFFING NUMBERS

On June 4th, the Nassau County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee held a hearing to address concerns about the shortage of detectives in the Nassau County Police Department, and the possible effect on the community. Speakers included: John Wi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 4, 2019

STATEMENT FROM LEGISLATOR RHOADS ON THE FAILURE OF THE ELECTED ASSESSOR OVERRIDE VOTE

“It is unfortunate that County Executive Laura Curran and the Minority Caucus of the County Legislature have decided to take away the ability of our residents to decide for themselves whether or not Nassau County should move back to an elected C...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 17, 2019

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUPPORTS SCHOOL BUS SAFETY STOP-ARM CAMERAS BILL IN ALBANY

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Mineola, NY – On May 9th, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello addressed a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to urge the passage of S45...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 13, 2019

MAY IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH

MAY IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH

As the weather gets warmer and summer draws closer, our thoughts turn toward enjoying some of the great beaches that Nassau County has to offer. Before the summer season begins, I would like to remind everyone that May is Me...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 8, 2019

LET’S PUT AN END TO POLLUTION! STUDENT SIGN CONTEST

LET’S PUT AN END TO POLLUTION! STUDENT SIGN CONTEST

 

Legislator Steve Rhoads is partnering with Operation S.P.L.A.S.H. 

(Stop Polluting, Littering and Save Harbors)

to sponsor a sign contest for high school students

The pu...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 2, 2019

WANTAGH MILL POND PARK CLEAN UP DAY

Saturday, May 18th - 8:30 am to 11:00 am

2935 Merrick Rd. (West of Wantagh Pkwy.), Wantagh, NY 11793

Wantagh Mill Pond is a 15 acre 4 foot deep pond located in Wantagh, NY, along Merrick Road just west of the Wantagh Parkway. The pond itself is nestled insi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: April 1, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES ALL RESIDENTS TO A HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS COMMUNITY FORUM

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019  -  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Merrick Clubhouse - 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick 

The Atlantic Hurricane Season lasts from June 1st through November 30th.  Please join with Nassau County Legislator Steve Rho...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: April 1, 2019

VETS2VETS MOBILE ANIMAL CLINIC

VETS2VETS MOBILE ANIMAL CLINIC

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Newbridge Road Park – 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore

Legislator Steve Rhoads is co-sponsoring the Bring Vets2Vets Program along with Legislators Laura Schaefer, John R. Ferr...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: April 1, 2019

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE TO HOLD SECOND REASSESSMENT HEARING

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE TO HOLD  

SECOND REASSESSMENT HEARING

The Nassau Legislature will be holding a second legislative hearing on the topic of the County Executive’s Reassessment Plan and its impact on Nassau homeowners. All resident...

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Legislative District 19