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Water District Celebrates Renovations

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/.

News

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.

Commuting to work via train is exasperating and expensive—add on the stress of parking and the threat of tickets, and it becomes madness.

At the Hicksville Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station, there are 2,603 total spots, which includes 1,440 in the town parking garage. Of the total spots, 1,531 are permit spots and 618 are unrestricted, according to the Town of Oyster Bay public information office. Though that sounds like plenty, the sheer volume of passengers commuting from the station makes every morning a mad dash for parking.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


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Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

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