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ALERTS

Fraud alert. Email and phone scams targeting seniors

Our local police have asked us to report to you on a recent, big increase in phone and email scams targeting residents, especially seniors. The two major scams seem to be requests for money and mortgage frauds. 1)   Requests for money: o   One common scenario is a plea for assistance from, as an example, friend of a grandchild who has been arrested and needs bail money. o   Or from someone pretending to be an attorney for the person in need. o   Scams are often also related to impersonation of government agencies and utilities and for prize winners and       kidnapped family members. o   According to Port Washington Police Chief James Salerno, a legitimate bail or other request would never ask       for monies to be sent by: §  Green Dot MoneyPak §  MoneyGram §  Western Union §  Other prepaid card / money transfer company o   Please note, bail is almost always paid directly to a court or correctional facility and not to an attorney or other       representative.   2)   Mortgage and deed scams offering “loan modifications” (to lower interest rates) are another large source of fraud. o   No one should ever sign over their deed except to a direct representative of YOUR mortgage provider. o   Other related mortgage fraud tips: §  Beware of anyone seeking to charge you in advance for mortgage modification services. In most cases,         this is illegal. ·  To verify a company claiming to be affiliated with “HAMP” or the federal government, contact      “HOPE” hotline 1-888-995-4673. ·  To verify any mortgage company or broker you can use the website:                   www.NMLSconsumeracces.org or www.DFS.NY.GOV           3)   Please report any attempted fraud to the police: o   Port Washington Police  516-883 - 0500 o   Sands Point Police         516-883-3100 o   Nassau County Police    516-573-6600   4)   Please pass this on to anyone who may not be receiving it, especially seniors. Peter Forman, Commissioner, Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management

Traffic Safety Community Forum

The Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management invites all residents to a panel discussion and community forum on traffic safety hosted by the Port Washington Police District. It will be held this Wednesday, Oct 8th from 7:00-9:00PM at Landmark on Main Street (232 Main St in Port Washington). This will be an opportunity for members of the community (who either live or work here) to share with panelists concerns and idea in which we can preserve and improve our neighborhood 'livability'—with an emphasis on vehicular and pedestrian safety. The goals of this Community Streets Initiative, CSI, are to: - discourage undesirable driver behavior, - encourage safe pedestrian and bicycle use, - improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers, - involve community members in solving traffic problems, - and make efficient use of their tax dollars by prioritizing requests for improvements. The forum is free and open to all who live and work in our community. Panelists include representatives from: - Port Washington Police District - Sands Point Police Department - Nassau County Police Department - Port Washington School District's Transportation Department - Nassau County Department of Traffic Safety - Town of North Hempstead and - Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management. We look forward to seeing you.

West Nile Spraying Wednesday, Aug 20th

Dear Residents, Please be aware that tonight Nassau County will be spraying for West Nile Virus by truck from 8 PM to 4 AM in Flower Hill, Munsey Park, Plandome Hts, Plandome, and the portion of Port Washington that is south of Main St. Recognized recommendations: - Individuals, especially pregnant women and children, should remain inside during the treatment period and for about 30 minutes afterwards. One should also: - Keep windows and doors shut. Set air conditioner to recirculate, if able. Turn window fans off. - Keep children’s toys indoors. - Keep pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys. Since the effects of the ground treatment dissipate in a few hours, it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use, although doing so will not diminish the effectiveness of the pesticide applied. Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management

S.T.O.P. Program, this Sunday at North Hempstead Beach

The Town’s STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program, offers an environmentally friendly way to dispose of certain household hazardous wastes. When: This Sunday, May 4th from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Sharp) Where: North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington - Accepted: Items such as aerosols, household chemicals, pesticides, disinfectants, fertilizers, bulbs, thermostats, rechargeable and lithium batteries, TV’s, and computers. - Please bring oil-based paints only. Latex and water-based paints, which will not be accepted, once dried out (usually 24-36 hours after the lid is removed) can be placed in a trash bag and thrown out with your regular household garbage. - Residents are invited to shred any paper documents, CD’s, DVD’s, Disks, X-rays and credit cards free of charge. - Clothing and Gently-Used Household Items will be accepted and given to charity. For more information on the S.T.O.P. program, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 or http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/content/7352/7123/4435/5474.aspx

Pedestrian Alert: This Evening Port Holiday Magic

Pedestrian alert for "Port Holiday Magic", 5-8 pm tonight, Main St from PW Blvd to the Bay/Town Dock area. Expect pedestrians, children, strolling entertainment, etc. Please note that Main St vehicle traffic is NOT affected. Thank you, Peter Forman, Commissioner, PWM OEM

2013 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Traffic Alert

For residents with registered email addresses, this is an email-only traffic alert for tomorrow, Thursday morning Thanksgiving Day. (Others will receive voice alerts.) The annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will take place between 8:30am and 10:30am with some re-opening as early as 930am, if possible. All residents north of Manorhaven Blvd and Cow Neck Rd will be unable to travel south during the road closures. Also the King Kullen shopping center will only be accessible to Soundview residents during this period. For your info, the race will begin on Manorhaven Blvd. Continue onto Cow Neck Rd. Head south onto Middle Neck Rd and Port Washington Blvd. It will cut across via Sandy Hollow Rd and Harbor Rd. Then back north onto Shore Rd. And finally back onto Manorhaven Blvd. The race is 5 miles in length and expects over 3000 runners. If you are interested in joining, you can do so at portchest.org Thank you, Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management