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    COUNTY CLERK ANNOUNCES EXPANDED SUPERSTORM SANDY RELIEF - October 23, 2013

    As the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, Nassau County Clerk and County officials have taken steps to secure additional relief for those affected. Homeowners receiving aid through the Small Business Administration (SBA) were required by FEMA to record loans as mortgages with the County Clerk. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell worked with state law makers to waive the mandated fees and with the support of Governor Cuomo, New York State Senator Dean Skelos and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg state legislation was passed. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will sign local legislation supported by the County Legislature to bring this assistance to Nassau’s residents.

    “While we can’t prevent these kind of disasters, we as local officials can do all we can to support our residents in their recovery efforts. Every day I meet people coming into my office and hear their struggles to rebuild, and I knew I had to advocate for them. I encourage these residents to contact my office so we can assist them with obtaining refunds.” O’Connell said.

    County Executive Mangano added …

    Residents who have filed their SBA loans with the County Clerk should log onto the County’s website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/ and follow the link to the County Clerk’s page to obtain the appropriate form. County Clerk O’Connell has also established a hotline at 516-571-1264 where residents can get additional information and assistance.



    LOCAL OFFICIALS ATTEND OYSTER FESTIVAL - October 19, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined other local officials to participate in the festivities at the 30th Annual Oyster Festival sponsored by the Oyster Bay Rotary.

    The festival originated as a hometown parade honoring Theodore Roosevelt before evolving into the East Coast’s largest waterfront festival attracting more than 200,000 visitors to downtown Oyster Bay.

    The festival provided an enjoyable, fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages including live entertainment, Tall Ships, pirate shows and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest.

    Town of Oyster Bay Officials: Councilman Anthony Macagnone, District Court Judge Joy Watson, Supervisor John Venditto, Town Clerk James Altadonna, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Councilman Joe Pinto, Oyster Festival Coordinator Len Rothberg, Oyster Festival Co-Chairs Kristen Rearon and Paul Rosen, Oyster Bay Rotary Member Don Lyons, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer, Oyster Bay Water District Commissioner Don MacKenzie >


    COUNTY CLERK JOINS NASSAU COUNTY SENIOR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - October 16, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell with Elaine & Ronald Marcovitz and Trudy & Joe Hill

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined County Executive Edward Mangano in congratulating Nassau County residents celebrating significant birthday milestones. The monthly birthday parties are held at the Old Bethpage Restoration Fairground Building for residents 65 and older and is sponsored by JJT Energy and the Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg. They are designed to provide Nassau County senior citizens with access to information about services provided by various Nassau County Agencies. Seniors are invited to celebrate their birthday in the month in which it falls with light refreshments, live entertainment, games and raffles. The program was arranged by County Executive Mangano to give seniors the opportunity to connect directly with County Clerk O’Connell and other government representatives by bringing all that Nassau County has to offer right to them.



    COUNTY CLERK ATTENDS IRISH AMERICAN VETERANS STAND-DOWN - October 14, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell attended the fourth annual Irish American Veterans Stand-Down at the Irish Society’s headquarters in Mineola. The goal of the event is to inform all military veterans about government benefits that are available to them. The Stand-Down was a great success with Veterans from all branches of the military and from every era from World War II to Korea, Vietnam and the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan being represented.

    Pictured are US Air Force Veteran and Event Organizer John Carroll, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, and Mayor Scott Strauss, Village of Mineola

    LOCAL OFFICIALS ATTEND FIVE TOWNS COMMUNITY CHEST FAIR - October 13, 2013

    Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Executive VP JCC Greater Five Towns David Weingartan, Chairperson of the Five Towns Community Chest Fair Eric Keslowitz and Executive Director of Five Towns Community Chest Bob Block

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined other area officials to participate in the 29th Annual Five Towns Community Chest Fair. The Fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and town residents. Hundreds of merchants from the Five Towns proudly displayed their goods and services. There was something for everyone –rides and games for all ages, a variety of music, good food and much more.



    COUNTY CLERK ATTENDS FARMINGDALE STREET FAIR - October 13, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined other local officials to participate in the festivities at the 25th Annual Farmingdale Fall Street Fair.

    The fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and area residents. Hundreds of Farmingdale merchants were able to showcase their goods and services. The fair provided an enjoyable, fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages including food, rides, games and special attractions.

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand pictured with members of VFW Post 516 Mike Bresna, Bill Yostpille, George Bruno, Frank Bondietti and Claudia Sukman


    COUNTY CLERK SPEAKS AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 339 LAWRENCE / CEDARHURST MEETING - October 13, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell with members of American Legion Post 339, Maurice Sullivan, Harry Beltrani, Pat Polidfrone, Cedarhurst Mayor Andrew Parise, Post Cmdr. Harry Sidor and Post Vice Cmdr. Syd Mandelbaum

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was the guest speaker at a meeting of the American Legion Post 339 of Lawrence and Cedarhurst which took place at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club. Clerk O’Connell spoke with members about the services the Clerk’s office provides to the community including the processing and maintenance of the County’s land and court records. Another service discussed was the recording of Veteran Certificate of Release and Discharge (DD-214) papers free of charge. As an incentive for veterans to take advantage of this service, Clerk O’Connell talked about the Nassau Veterans Recognition Program which offers Veterans discounts at participating businesses throughout Nassau County for recording their discharge papers. Veterans were encouraged to file their discharge papers with the County Clerk.

    Clerk O’Connell also advised members about mass mailings for costly deed retrieval services, some of which cost 1000% more than the Clerk’s Office fees, and to disregard such offers. These deceptive solicitations advise homeowners they need to purchase a certified copy of their deed which actually can be obtained directly from the Clerk’s office for a nominal fee. She cautioned homeowners to be aware of other types of scams seen at the Clerk’s office and initiatives she has undertaken to assist and protect residents. Clerk O’Connell reminded the members to be wary of solicitations looking for any type of personal identifying information.



    COUNTY CLERK ENCOURAGES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS - October 13, 2013

    As a registered nurse, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell understands the importance of healthcare issues. When detected early and confined to the breast, survival rate of breast cancer is 98%. Clerk O’Connell joins with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in their October breast cancer awareness campaign to encourage women to get mammograms.

    Ms. O’Connell has been involved for many years with the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline. She advises women to contact the Hotline at 1-800-877-8077 for further information and to find an accredited mammography facility. Callers can also get emotional support, information and referrals from more than 100 of the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of who are women who have had breast cancer.

    The hotline has been in existence for over three decades. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. The website is www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.com





    COUNTY CLERK JOINS ITALIAN AMERICANS IN GOVERNMENT FOR 32ND ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY CELEBRATION - October 09, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently attended The Italian Americans In Government’s 32nd Annual Columbus Day celebration. Raymond F. Mineo, Esq., Chief of Staff for the Town of Hempstead and Frank Diglio, Vice President of the Italian Community of St. Brigid were honored for their life-long dedication to government, community service and the preservation of Italian culture.

    The distinguished honorees were joined by family and friends, as well as area officials. Clerk O’Connell presented each of the honorees with Citations in recognition of their great commitment, dedication and service to the community.

    Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Town of Hempstead Councilman Edward Ambrosino, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Honoree Raymond F. Mineo, Esq., Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony Santino, Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullen and NYS Assemblyman Ed Ra


    COUNTY CLERK SPEAKS AT ST. PIUS X SENIORS CLUB MEETING - October 08, 2013

    Pictured are: St. Pius Club President Janet Reilly, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and St. Pius Club Program Chairperson Joan Thompson

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was the guest speaker at the St. Pius X Seniors Club meeting which took place at the Bethpage Senior Community Center. Clerk O’Connell spoke with members about the services the Clerk’s office provides to the community including the processing and maintenance of the County’s land and court records. Another service discussed was the recording of Veteran Certificate of Release and Discharge (DD-214) papers free of charge. As an incentive for veterans to take advantage of this service, Clerk O’Connell talked about the Nassau Veterans Recognition Program which offers Veterans discounts at participating businesses throughout Nassau County for recording their discharge papers. Veterans were encouraged to file their discharge papers with the County Clerk.

    Clerk O’Connell also advised residents about mass mailings for costly deed retrieval services, some of which cost 1000% more than the Clerk’s Office fees, and to disregard such offers. These deceptive solicitations advise homeowners they need to purchase a certified copy of their deed which actually can be obtained directly from the Clerk’s office for a nominal fee. She cautioned homeowners to be aware of other types of scams seen at the Clerk’s office and initiatives she has undertaken to assist and protect residents. Clerk O’Connell reminded the seniors to be wary of solicitations looking for any type of personal identifying information.



    COUNTY CLERK HONORED BY IRISH AMERICANS IN GOVERNMENT - October 08, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Robert Hughes Jr. were recently honored at The Irish-Americans in Government 17th Annual Scholarship Reception.

    The distinguished honorees were joined by family and friends, as well as area officials and presented with Citations in recognition of their life-long dedication to government, community service and the preservation of Irish culture and custom.

    Pictured are Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker, Jeffrey Clark, Nassau County Legislator Norma Gonsalves, IAIG Honoree Robert Hughes Jr., IAIG President and District Court Judge Joy Watson, IAIG Honoree and Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg, District Court Judge David Sullivan, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer and Donal Mahoney


    Mangano, O’Connell & Chambers Of Commerce Remind Residents To Shop Local, Buy Local - October 08, 2013

    Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and the Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce held a press conference today reminding Nassau residents of the importance of shopping locally this holiday season, which begins earlier than usual this year. In addition, County Clerk O’Connell discussed her Veterans Recognition Program.

    I encourage all residents to support their hometown businesses this holiday season, and year-round, as local businesses are the heartbeat of Nassau County’s economy and make our communities stronger and better places to live, work and raise a family,” said County Executive Mangano. “This year, it is even more important to shop locally, as many small businesses throughout Nassau County are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Now more than ever, our local businesses need our support as they get back up and running.



    COUNTY OFFICIALS ATTEND SEA CLIFF MINI-MART STREET FAIR - October 06, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined other local officials to participate in the festivities at the annual Sea Cliff Mini-Mart Street Fair, an arts and crafts exposition that takes place on the first Sunday of October in downtown Sea Cliff.

    The fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and area residents. Hundreds of Sea Cliff merchants were able to showcase their goods and services. The fair provided an enjoyable, fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages including food and exhibitors selling handmade crafts and artwork.

    Mayor of Sea Cliff Bruce Kennedy, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell


    Local officials Attend Annual Long Beach Irish Day Parade and Festival - October 05, 2013

    Ancient Order of Hibernians’ VP Tim McSweeny, Mrs. Weisenberg, NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Parade Grand Marshall Brian Sharkey, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Donal Mahoney, District Court Judge Joy Watson, Mike Carroll and NYS Senator Dean Skelos

    Division 17 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians recently celebrated their 24th anniversary Saint Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival in the City of Long Beach. The parade featured bagpipe bands, marching bands and Irish step dancers.

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano joined area officials and community members to celebrate this exciting and happy occasion.



    County Clerk congratulates WARM Association Girl Scouts - October 04, 2013

    The WARM (Willistons, Albertson, Roslyn & Mineola) Association of Girl Scouts recently held their annual Award Ceremony to honor members who have earned the Girl Scouts Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined other area officials, the leaders and families of the WARM Association of Girl Scouts to honor and applaud these young women who have demonstrated enormous dedication to community service. Clerk O’Connell presented each of the honorees with Citations in acknowledgement of their wonderful achievements.

    Gold Award Troop 1558: Williston Park Mayor Paul Erhar, East Williston Park Deputy Mayor Bonnie Parente, East Williston Mayor David Tanner, Gold Award Honoree Alexandria Blach, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Patricia Blach and Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss


    County Clerk Meets With P.O.B. Senior Citizens - October 04, 2013

    Pictured are Marilyn Saks, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and POB President Rachel Staiano

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was the guest speaker at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Senior Citizens Club meeting located at the Jamaica Avenue School in Plainview. Clerk O’Connell spoke with members about the services the Clerk’s office provides to the community including the processing and maintenance of the County’s land and court records. Another service discussed was the recording of Veteran Certificate of Release and Discharge (DD-214) papers free of charge. As an incentive for veterans to take advantage of this service, Clerk O’Connell talked about the Nassau Veterans Recognition Program which offers Veterans discounts at participating businesses throughout Nassau County for recording their discharge papers. Veterans were encouraged to file their discharge papers with the County Clerk.

    Clerk O’Connell also advised residents about mass mailings for costly deed retrieval services, some of which cost 1000% more than the Clerk’s Office fees, and to disregard such offers. These deceptive solicitations advise homeowners they need to purchase a certified copy of their deed which actually can be obtained directly from the Clerk’s office for a nominal fee. She cautioned homeowners to be aware of other types of scams seen at the Clerk’s office and initiatives she has undertaken to assist and protect residents. Clerk O’Connell reminded the seniors to be wary of solicitations looking for any type of personal identifying information.



    COUNTY CLERK HOSTS SENIOR FLU SHOT PROGRAM - October 03, 2013

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently held a senior citizen flu shot program at the Williston Park American Legion Post No. 144. As a registered nurse County Clerk O’Connell knows the importance of protecting the health of seniors. The program is co-sponsored by Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, the Villages of East Williston and Williston Park, the American Legion Post No. 144 and the Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons. The success of this program was due to the numerous volunteers, nurses and support from the community who gave so generously of their time and talents.

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell pictured with volunteers and nurses: Doreen Ehrbar, Maryann McDermott, Marie Meagher, Barbara Afonso, Heng Quinn, Christine Boll, Diana Thorp and Margaret Mullarkey


    County Clerk Attends Red Mass Ceremony - October 01, 2013

    Nassau County District Court Judge Joy Watson, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Honorable Anthony F. Marano joined by his mother, and Honorable Stephen A. Bucaria

    Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently attended the Annual Red Mass ceremony celebrated by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Nassau County. The Red Mass is given by the Catholic Church for judges, attorneys, law school professors, students and government officials to request guidance from the Holy Spirit for all those who seek justice. The Red Mass was first celebrated in the 13th century and has been held in Nassau County since 1958. This year’s distinguished honorees were Rev. Msgr. James F. Pereda, J.C.D., Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Rockville Centre and Pastor at St. Paul the Apostle Church and Honorable Anthony F. Marano, Justice of the Supreme Court of New York State.





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