A decade in Malverne’s top post

This month will bring a whirlwind of bittersweet occasions for Village of Malverne Mayor Patti Ann McDonald. McDonald will, for the first time, be the grand marshal of the Rockville Centre parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — one of her favorite holidays — on March 25. At the same time, March is also her birth month, as well as that of her late husband, New York Police Department Detective Steven McDonald, who died two months ago after suffering a heart attack.

Driven to fundraise for cancer research

With the spring months within grasp, talk is already starting to surface about the many scheduled events on Long Island to raise funds to help combat a myriad of good causes: the Relay for Life and Strides Against Breast Cancer, to name a few.

New York American Water appoints new president

Carmen Tierno, a senior director of New Jersey American Water’s southwest district operations was named president of New York American Water effective March 1. Tierno replaces Brian Bruce, who has been named president of West Virginia American Water. He is the third president the water company has had in the past three years.

Introducing the Malverne Chamber of Commerce

For years, Malverne’s business organization was known as the Malverne Merchants and Professional Association. That moniker, however, is now part of village history. The group, now called the Malverne Chamber of Commerce, has a new logo, a new look, and a soon-to-debut new website — all designed by Malvernite and chamber board member, Maria Casini through her company, Visual Fuel Design.

Interfaith organizations are growing on Long Island

Though restrained twice by a federal district court, President Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. has had at least one unexpected effect: a rise in the awareness and advocacy efforts of interfaith organizations on Long Island.

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