This Saturday, April 10, marks the opening of the 2010 Little League Baseball/Softball season. The annual Little League Parade will step off promptly at 9 a.m. from Village Parking Field 9E onto Tenth Street and proceed south on Franklin Avenue to Seventh Street, west on Seventh Street to Hilton Avenue, north on Hilton Avenue to Stewart Avenue for ceremonies at the Village Green.
The 2010-11 New York State budget is now officially late. Unfortunately, partisan politics has derailed the budget process once again, resulting in another late budget.
The board of trustees and village staff join me in extending our sincere best wishes for a Happy Passover to village residents.
Residents are reminded that village offices will close at noon next Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday and will reopen on April 5. Correspondence may be dropped in the letter slot at the front of Village Hall.
I have great news for the almost 45,000 Hempstead Town veterans who fought to defend our nation’s freedom. The veteran’s booth at Hempstead Town Hall has reopened and is serving more clients than ever.
After being closed this past summer by the governor and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs, we are pleased to say that thanks to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, veterans, as well as their spouses and children, can again come to our counseling center every Thursday at Hempstead Town Hall, to discuss veteran benefits and other veteran issues.
Congratulations to Trustees Donald T. Brudie, John J. Watras, Nicholas P. Episcopia and Brian C. Daughney on their election last Tuesday. It is gratifying to note that the affairs of our village are in such capable hands. I look forward to continuing working with the board of trustees, and also working with Brian C. Daughney. I believe we can achieve a great deal over the next year.
The key to a healthy lifestyle is a healthy diet. That is why each March we take time to recognize National Nutrition Awareness Month. This month is the perfect opportunity to remember to get five servings a day of fruits and vegetables.
I implore all constituents of the 4th Congressional District to demand our Representative (?) Carolyn “Pelosi’s Pet” McCarthy vote against ObamaCare. She never read the House version and voted for it! Now she’ll be voting for a senate version she hasn’t read. Will she ever hold a town hall meeting? Doubtful.
Beginning last month and continuing through late August, Census Bureau temporary field staff will be working within the village to deliver questionnaires and collect information from those who have not returned their Census questionnaire and verify addresses.
The annual village election will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from noon to 9 p.m., at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Village residents will be voting for the following candidates:
Donald T. Brudie - Trustee – two-year term
John J. Watras - Trustee – two-year term
Nicholas P. Episcopia - Trustee – two-year term
Brian C. Daughney - Trustee – two-year term
On the morning of Feb. 11, two representatives of the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) braved through blizzard conditions for a pre-arranged visit to St. Paul’s. At the urging of The Garden City Historical Society, aided by several trustees, the tour had been scheduled a week earlier. Their visit was supposed to give them a firsthand look inside the building.
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