Veteran Discount Law Approved

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vetsA new law allowing veterans to purchase a Nassau County Leisure Passport at a one-time rate, as opposed to paying a fee every three years, was unanimously passed recently during a full meeting of the legislature in Mineola. The bill was initially proposed in February by Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D-Great Neck), with the support of her fellow Democratic colleagues.

The law, which clarifies an ordinance already in place, enables veterans to pay only a one-time rate of $25 for the Leisure Pass and show proof of residency every three years.

The Leisure Pass provides residents discounted access to Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums facilities and will remain valid as long as the veteran continues to reside in Nassau County. That includes such facilities as Christopher Morley Park and the Nassau County Museum, both in Roslyn.

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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