Pinterest The Ellen NoëlThe Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Flower Market 2018, a fundraising event, Friday and Saturday in the garden.Friday: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preview Party. There will be food, beverages, live music, early shopping at vendor books and first access to the plant and flower sale. Tickets are $35. Advance registration is required.Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant and Flower Sale. There will be a wide selection of plants, flowers, herbs, pots and more for sale, as well as demonstrations, food trucks, music and family art activities.Saturday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Art Day with Earth Day activities and free hands-on art stations for all ages.Saturday: An Evening in the Garden. There will be plants and flowers for sale, along with music, food trucks, a cash bar, artisan vendors and more. Tickets are $15 (includes one drink).The museum will begin selling raffle tickets during the Preview Party for a trip for two to Brandywine Valley in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside. Tickets are $50 each and include airfare, hotel and car rental for four days and four nights and a $500 gift card to be used toward dining and other entertainment.Admission is free and open to the public (unless otherwise stated).For more information, call 550-9696. WhatsApp By admin – May 3, 2018 Flower Market Twitter Local News Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former Odessa College guard Fair inks with Texas TechNext articleFiesta West Texas set to open admin Facebook ellen noel logo Facebook
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged role in a shooting that killed a 25-year-old man and wounded a second victim in Deer Park last year, Suffolk County police said.Demar Rose, 27, of Deer Park, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder. Another suspect, 23-year-old Jhamek Daniels of Brentwood, was arrested three weeks ago in the same case. Daniels has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that Daniels and Rose fatally shot Jean Yves, of Wyandanch, in the parking lot of the Night Owl Lounge on Long Island Avenue at 2:22 a.m. on Jan.16, 2014. A second man identified as 23-year-old Javonne Mimms was wounded in the shooting, police said. The victims were taken to a local hospital, where Yves died and Mimms was treated for a gunshot wound to the chest.Police had said at the time that the two victims were in a Cadillac that pulled into the parking lot when two people in a group standing outside fired several shots at the vehicle. The group that the suspects were with fled in two vehicles, authorities said. A third person in the victims’ vehicle was not struck by the gunfire.Police had also said at the time that they were investigating whether the shooting was gang-related. Upon the arrest of Daniels, investigators said that the shooting stemmed from a prior dispute at the bar.Rose will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip. Daniels, who was denied bail, is due back in court March 11.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Huntington Bay village board is considering a proposal to start paying the mayor and other volunteer elected and appointed village officials—an idea that has churned up a big debate in the tiny municipality of 1,600 residents and beyond.Huntington Bay Mayor Herb Morrow has been trying to make his job a salaried position for several years. He’s been proposing a bill that would provide compensation for him, the four village trustees, two commissioners and the five zoning board of appeals members. But critics question if the workload really justifies a salary for managing an annual budget of under $2 million.“If this is accepted up there, it will spread like wildfire to all these other villages,” says Desmond Ryan, executive director of Association for a Better Long Island, who is worried about the impact on state pension, health benefits and Social Security if these unpaid officials start to get public salaries. “When you take into consideration that we already have more government on Long Island than the old Soviet Union, who needs more salaries? For a mayor of a small village to ask for a salary? If you want the money, go get a job…. Most people take it as a civic duty.”Huntington Bays Deputy Mayor Dominic Spada, who is also the village’s police commissioner, said 21 of Suffolk County’s 33 villages pay their municipal officials and, on the state level, 87 percent of the villages responding to a survey conducted by the New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials said they also pay their elected officials.“We’re the minority,” says Spada. “We’re not blazing any new trails here.”Under the proposal, the mayor would get $18,000, the trustee-police commissioner $4,800, the trustee-road commissioner $4,800 and the trustee $2,400.Mayor Morrow, who is a consultant for staffing and recruitment firms, has told reporters that doing his job is not charity or volunteer work. He and his municipal colleagues say that the executive, legislative, policy and fiduciary responsibilities have “increased significantly over the past several years” as the village operations have “become more complex.”Morrow first joined the village board in 1993 as a trustee and was elected mayor a year later. Last June, he was elected to his 11th two-year term, reportedly with 65 percent of the vote. In his executive summary of the proposed budget, the mayor asserted that the village has kept the spending at the same level as 2009, and for the third year in a row it entails no village tax increases.Spada is proud of that accomplishment.“That wouldn’t happen if we didn’t put a lot of time, thought and execution into what we do,” says Spada, who’s been an elected official for four years. “So, this is a job and it really needs to be treated as such.”For comparison, Northport Mayor George Doll, a retired bayman, is paid $7,500 annually, for a municipality with roughly 7,000 residents within its incorporated borders. Mayor Gary Vegliante of West Hampton Beach, which has 55 year-round residents, is paid $80,000 annually.“I will tell you that mayors are the unsung heroes of Suffolk County,” says Paul Tonna, executive director of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association and a former Suffolk County presiding officer. He declined to take sides on the Huntington Bays vote. “There’s no Republican or Democratic way to deliver municipal services… The issue is home rule and self-determination.”If the proposal passes, opponents would reportedly have to organize a petition drive within the village and acquire signatures from at least 20 percent of the eligible registered voters to trigger a referendum to overturn it.The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Huntington Yacht Club, 95 East Shore Rd., Huntington Bay.