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Last Updated: July 29, 2014   
 The following articles - and more - can be found in our print edition:

Clam Warfare Part II

On Saturday, July 26, Chief John Testa and Lieutenant Graziose of the Glen Cove Harbor Patrol arrested John Mirabito while he was clamming in his boat in West Hempstead Harbor. According to Lieutenant Nagle, Mirabito, 60, of Shirley NY, violated a Nassau County First District Order of Protection that two other shellfisherman had against him. The two shellfisherman were the same two that the defendant, John Mirabito, allegedly pointed a rifle at after arguing with them last year in the Harbor (originally reported in the 08/14/13 edition of The Leader).   Mirabito allegedly violated the Order of Protection on Saturday, July 19, after he used his boat to approach the victim’s boat while they were in East Hempstead Harbor off of Dosoris Pond. After the alleged violation, Detective Van Allen was assigned the case. Detective Van Allen notified the Nassau County Marine Bureau and alerted the Glen Cove Harbor Patrol and furnished them with information regarding the Mirabito.  On July 26, the Nassau Marine Bureau notified  the detective that they believed that the Mirabito had launched his boat from Tappan Beach Marina.  Glen Cove Harbor Patrol Chief Testa and Lieutenant Graziose located Mirabito in West Hempstead Harbor and arrested him without incident. 

Animal Abuser

Lee Hughes, 40, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation, and prohibition of owning animals for five years, last Thursday for animal cruelty charges. In May his wife, Shawanna Hughes, 37, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 3 year probation, and five years prohibition of owning animals.
The sentencing comes from failing to give a pit bull puppy, named Snowball, proper care and sustenance. After surgeries, Snowball was adopted by private citizens, and is in good condition.
Both are awaiting sentencing for another animal cruelty case involving another pit bull puppy, named Miss Harper. The cruelty to Miss Harper included having her bottom hind leg amputated. Miss Harper has recuperated, after surgeries, and been fitted with a prosthetic leg.


BENSON, Elena V (Helen) on July 22, after a long illness. Beloved wife of the Late Robert E. Cherished mother of Elena Ganzenmuller (Peter), William M. (Sara), David P. (Lorimer Burns). Predeceased by children Christine Pell and Robert E Jr. Loving Grandmother of ten and Great Grandmother of ten. Graduate of Adelphi University. Funeral arrangements private. Memorial Gifts may be made to the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club, 113, Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542.
CIARDULLO, Maria Itria (nee Fazzalari) of Glen Cove, on July 24, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore. Loving mother of Lina Iannello (Giuseppe), Teresa Mangano (Rocco) and Maria Concetta Alessi (the late Pasquale). Dear sister of Frank Fazzalari (Marie), Giuseppe Fazzalari (Alda) and Giuseppina Fazzalari (the late Antonio); pre-deceased by 4 sisters. Proud grandmother of Maryann Clara (Frank), Frank Mangano (Christine), Joseph Iannello (Liz), Rocky Mangano (Karen), Anthony Alessi (Rose), Joanie Peters (Todd), Savlatore Alessi (Maria), Joseph Alessi, and Cristina Alessi. Cherished great-grandmother of Nicholas Mangano, Francesco Clara Jr., Christopher Mangano, Matthew Mangano, Amanda Mangano, Nicole Mangano, Madison Peters, Marco Clara, Brendon Peters, Evan Peters, Giada Clara and Luca Iannello. Special Uncle of Frank Fazzalari Jr. (Donna) and Joseph Fazzalari. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.
HAZEL, Robert B., on July 22, age 84, of Bayville. Beloved husband of Lynne. Loving father of Robert J., and Diann Lastihenos (Michael). Cherished grandfather of James, Alexia, Christopher, and Kate. Dear brother of Cornelius (Jane). Also survived by loving nephews, relatives, and friends. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island, 100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 100, Garden City, NY  11530 would be appreciated.
LANDERS, Doris F., on July 22, age 84, of New Paltz, NY, formerly of East Norwich. Beloved wife of the late William P. Landers. Loving mother of Peggy Pennington (Dick), Bill (Sandy), and the late Lynda Riolo (Frank), and the late Thom. Cherished grandmother of Christiopher Flower, Frankie Riolo, Mark Landers, and Ashleigh Landers. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friend.s Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to East Norwich Fire Co. #1, 900 Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich, NY 11732 would be appreciated.
LATINI, Mary Ann “Doris” on July 27, age 86, of Bayville. Beloved wife of Fiore.  Loving mother of Michael (Karen), Joanne Marra (Joe), Joseph (Marianne), John (Eileen), and James. Cherished Grandmother of Ryan (Michelle), John, Emma Washington (Lorenzo), Caitlin, Justine, Joli, Christian, James, Anne, and Meghan. Proud Great Grandmother of Kane, Meara, and Elizabeth. Also survived by loving Nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitng Oyster Bay Funeral home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Thursday 10:00 AM Interment Bayville Cemetery.
MAURINAC, David formerly of Glen Cove, on July 16, age 72. Cousin of John Maurinac Jr. Reposed at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment service at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NY.
SMITH, Dolores A. formerly of Glen Cove, on July 25. Beloved wife of Michael (“Bud”). Step-mother of Michael (Angela). Dear sister of Mary Lou Johnson. Grandmother of Julia, Michael and Erin. Great-grandmother of T.J., Josie, Ava, Charlotte and Payton. Prayer service at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove on Thursday, July 31st, morning. Visiting hours Wednesday, July 30th 3-5 and 7-9pm. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.