Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
The Hicksville Water District’s Board of Water Commissioners Chairman Nicholas Brigandi has announced the completion of renovations of Plant #6 on Kuhl Avenue. This renovation is part of the district’s major capital investment plan to improve services for local residents and businesses.
The commissioners will celebrate the completion of Plant #6 renovations with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. This marks the first of many infrastructure improvements and restorations the district is currently planning to implement in the next five years. The district’s commitment to maintain residents’ low cost-per-gallon is achieved by responsibly investing tax dollars in a system-wide capital improvement plan.
“These improvements will benefit the community tremendously by increasing the quality and efficiency of water delivery,” said Chairman Brigandi. “Infrastructure investment and long term capital planning will help to maintain the low cost of water for our residents.”
Several local officials will be in attendance, as the ribbon cutting represents a significant accomplishment from the district to the community. The renovations at Plant #6 include installation of a new filtration system for the removal of nitrates and trace organics as well as replacement of equipment such as piping and electrical controls.
“We are so thrilled to launch the new and improved Plant #6,” said Chairman Brigandi. “This is the first of many improvements the District will undergo to ensure the best water quality for all Hicksville residents.”
For information call the water district at 516-931-8041 or visit www.hicksvillewater.org/.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.
A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.
State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.
“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.
However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:31
The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization
— From Hicksville High School
Thursday, 09 October 2014 08:47
The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.