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Tax Deadline Coming Up This Week

Memorial Day plans, and pausing for the Pledge in TOBAY.

Thursday is the last chance to pay school taxes before interest rates are raised, said TOBAY Receiver of Taxes James Stefanich.

Those who missed the May 10 deadline can still pay taxes without having their interest rate raised above the 2 percent late penalty. Continuing failure to pay taxes could result in the loss of your home. Those who have still not paid their taxes in July will get a notice from the Nassau County treasurer.

Call Stefanich's office at (516) 624-6400 if a second notice with a delinquent tax bill was not received or if you have any questions.


When: Monday, all day
Memorial Day Weekend is here and with it come a variety of big events across the Town of Oyster Bay. The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach is the biggest region-wide attraction, but local parades and memorial services will remember those who gave their lives for their country.

5 Flag Day Facts from Supervisor John Venditto

  1. The first official day to celebrate the American flag was initiated by B.J. Cigrand, a Wisconsin school teacher, who in 1885 arranged for every student in his district to observe June 14 as the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes.

  2. President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress in 1949 making June 14 National Flag Day, more than half a century after the first observance.

  3. A New York City kindergarten teacher, George Balch, is partially credited with inspiring Flag Day. In the late 19th century, he held ceremonies with students that eventually led to the New York City Board of Education's incorporation of the day in the school calendar.

  4. In 1894, New York Governor Roswell P. Flower directed that all public buildings must display the flag on June 14.

  5. At "A Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance," you can celebrate Flag Day with TOBAY officials June 14 at the at 7 p.m. "It is a meaningful way we can show our respect for this glorious symbol that stands for everything we have, everything we are and everything we hope to become,” said Venditto.

Did you know that an American flag hung upside down is a distress signal? Send the right message on Memorial Day and Flag Day and

Homeowners Clean-Up

When: June 9, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Residents, not businesses, may bring unwanted, non-hazardous trash to the Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Old Bethpage.
Residents may dispose of tree limbs, fence posts, used tires, large metal items, clean fill, clean broken concrete, boats, boat trailers, passenger cars, vans, and pickup trucks. Remember to bring proof of your residency within the town and proof of ownership of any vehicle you wish to dispose.

Ed June 04, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Where is the information about the shredding program? How many documents are we allowed and any restrictions?
Heather Doyle June 04, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Hi Ed. We had some more information on that in this week's TOBAY notebook. http://patch.com/A-tKbj They didn't put a limit on what you bring for shredding. All you have to bring with you is proof of residency.

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