Procacci, who was named to the Democratic slate last week despite being registered as a Republican, said that one of his proposals, if elected, would be to show all town meetings online.
“I believe all information about Town government should be made available to the public and Kate Murray does not want to do that,” Procacci told Patch.
Newsday [paid link] reported:
Hempstead purchased video and audio equipment with a grant received from a franchise agreement with Verizon to produce public service announcements and broadcast them on cable access channels, town spokesman Michael Deery said during the meeting. After the meeting, Deery said streaming live video would not be a permissible use under the grant.
Of the 15 cities and townships across Long Island, just five -- Hempstead, North Hemsptead, Babylon, Glen Cove and Oyster Bay -- do not record board meetings, according to Newsday.
Town Partners with EmPower Solar for Student Competition
Hempstead Town has joined with EmPower Solar to announce their 2013 Solar Power Student Competition.
The Island Park company is hosting an essay and video competition for Long Island and New York City High School Students to recognize the benefits of solar power through a multi-faceted competition that encompasses a combination of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and creative components.
The Town of Hempstead will host the competition awards announcement at its Energy Park in Point Lookout in August.
Participants will be competing for an all-expense–paid trip to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Decathlon in California and a $1,000 per person scholarship. Second and third place scholarships and awards are also being offered.
The Solar Decathlon is a prestigious and highly competitive event that challenges 20 universities from around the world to construct and operate advanced solar homes.
Pit Bull Adoptions Free on June 22 at Town Shelter
Hempstead Town and Long Island Pit Stop are encouraging residents to make a “pit stop” at the town Animal Shelter in Wantagh on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to consider adopting a pit bull or pit bull mix at no charge.
Residents adopting a pit bull or pit bull mix on this date will not pay a fee for adoption, spay/neuter, rabies vaccination or microchipping. Adopters will also receive a free ticket to a local pit bull workshop being hosted by Tia Torres (of Pit Bulls and Parolees and the Villalobos Rescue Center).
“Contrary to popular belief, a pit bull is among the most people-friendly dogs that a resident can bring into their home,” Shelter Director Cindy Iacopella said.
The animal shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. For more information, please contact the shelter at (516) 785-5220.