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Follow the “Dolla”

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti wants your buck.  Per the New York State Board of Elections website, the parsimonious politician created his campaign finance committee this past January.  His treasurer is Adam J. Sackowitz.  Sackowitz, who is a former East Meadow School Board candidate and resident of Westbury, supported the Glen Cove United (Team Gallo) […]

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SEC: Spagno…Who?

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti campaigned on his “vast financial experience” that began with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); however, documents obtained by the Beacon place doubt on his self-glorified past.  On September 3, 2015, the SEC responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request “seeking documentation or confirmation that Efraim Spagnoletti worked […]

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Gallo: I’d “Absolutely” Consider Spending $40mil+ to Default on Waterfront Agreement

By   /  October 28, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

At an informal debate held after the council meeting Tuesday night, mayoral candidate Anthony Gallo said he’d consider defaulting on the City’s Land Development Agreement with the waterfront redeveloper RXR Glen Isle. This came in response to an anonymous written question posed to Mr. Gallo about whether he’d break the agreement related to the Waterfront. A […]

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Those Who Don’t Learn History Doomed to Support Trump

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  The Beacon, U.S.  /  No Comments

There is no shortage of reasons to oppose the candidacy of Donald Trump for the President of the United States of America. The most recent came when Trump asserted on the O’Reilly Factor last week that birthright citizenship is not guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Even though that’s what what it says. And his abhorrent views on immigration sound like […]

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$10,600,000.00

By   /  July 26, 2015  /  Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

$9,000,000.00

An estimate discussed at Tuesday’s pre-council meeting put the cost of renovating and remediating the Coles School at a minimum of $9 million, should the City Council decide to retain ownership of the property. This would include costs such as removing black mold and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, according to officials. In addition, […]

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Glen Cove Fight for Cable Competition Discredits “Net Neutrality”

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon, U.S.  /  No Comments

“The decision will ensure that start-ups like Northwordnews or The Gold Coast Beacon, or bloggers – those modern day Thomas Paines – can compete on the same fast playing field as giant corporations such as [Patch and Newsday],” reads an editorial from our Sea Cliff neighbors. I agree with the characterization. We are the “modern day Thomas Paines” in that […]

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Ippo the Hippo

By   /  March 21, 2015  /  Gold Coast, New York, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

Hippos are known to be very aggressive.  They are also known to mark their territory by spreading their defecation.  In the Town of Oyster Bay, some could draw comparisons to a powerful bureaucrat known as Frederick Ippolito. Newsday recently reported that federal authorities arrested Ippolito, who is the Town of Oyster Bay Commissioner of Planning […]

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Lappano: The Attack on Columbus Day

By   /  February 4, 2015  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

Several months ago I read an uninformed commentary by Michael Miller in the Record Pilot in which he proposed that the time has come for Columbus Day to “evolve” into something less offensive and more reflective of our present day culturally diverse sensibilities. He infers that this holiday is “broken”, in other words, politically incorrect. […]

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Ralph R. Bruschini of Glen Cove, 1957-2014

By   /  January 10, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Police & Fire, The Beacon  /  2 Comments

     As many of you know, today marks one year since my dad passed. I thought I’d take some time to try to share what his life was really about, at least from my eyes. I’ve become a bit of a collector of stories over the past year to help me in this task. Writing this will discomfort some […]

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The Wall Street Journal: In Hoc Anno Domini

By   /  December 24, 2014  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

The Wall Street Journal publishes an editorial every Christmas Eve which was written by the late Vermont Royster in 1949. It tells the parable of Saul of Tarsus, who would become St. Paul. I’d been a casual Christian up until Christmas of last year, one I’ll never forget. Sick at home, I read this piece, and […]

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