Written by Cory Twibell, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
Hicksville native Keith Cromwell ended his lacrosse career as the leading scorer in Rutgers University history and on March 1, Cromwell’s legacy was cemented as he was named to the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame.
“I never imagined something like this, being inducted into the Long Island Hall of Fame after growing up here in Hicksville. It was a humbling experience,” said Cromwell, who moved back to Hicksville in 2006.
Cromwell, a two-time team captain at Rutgers, finished his lacrosse career (1998-2001) with 114 assists and 152 goals and was a three-time USILA All-American with First Team honors in 2001. The attackman sits atop the Scarlet Knights’ leaderboard in myriad categories – no easy feat considering that the lacrosse program has been in existence for more than 100 years.
The former Hicksville Comet graduated from Rutgers with a degree in labor relations and then entered Major League Lacrosse (MLL) with the Long Island Lizards, winning “Rookie of the Year” in 2001, and played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) with the Philadelphia Wings.
Cromwell went on to earn a master’s degree from Long Island University in childhood education and has passed on his knowledge of the game as a coach at Manhasset High School, Yale University and Rutgers.
Rutgers lacrosse coach Brian Brecht called Cromwell “one of the best players in program history” and described him as a “very energetic and passionate” student-athlete.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Hicksville School District Superintendent Maureen Bright gave an overall picture of the district profile at the school board meeting last Wednesday night. The meeting was the final one before the upcoming budget vote, which will take place on Tuesday, May 21 at Hicksville High School from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The total number for the 2013-14 proposed budget is $124,595,008. This is a 3.29 percent increase or $3,963,375 from the 2012-13 school year. In 2012-13 the total budget was $120,631,633.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
On Saturday, May 11 the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of Nassau County held their Annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh. This is the 15th year for the ceremony, originally started by the late Tom Benet and the late Vincent Esposito as a way to honor those military brethren who are still listed as prisoners of war (POW), or missing in action (MIA).
Rick Gales, Town of Hempstead Veteran Affairs liaison, quartermaster of the Elmont VFW, and Nassau County Chairman of the POW/MIA Committee continues the tradition and told Anton Newspapers that the POW/MIA ceremonies are usually held in April or May, coinciding with the fall of Vietnam and the end of a war era.
In 2010, the Department of Defense reported more than 1,700 Vietnam era soldiers as POW/MIA status.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00James Russo, 11, of Hicksville, came in sixth place in the States Competition at 120lbs. Ryan Schecht, 11, of Hicksville, placed third in the States at 105lbs, and is on his way to the Nationals Championship.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00
Seasonal beach stickers may be purchased beginning on Saturday, May 11, so that residents may get their beach stickers ahead of time and avoid the rush during the Memorial Day weekend, when some town beaches will open for weekends.
“So many residents enjoy the beautiful beaches that we have here in the Town of Oyster Bay and eagerly look forward to the first opportunity to enjoy those beaches during the Memorial Day weekend,” Councilman Joseph Pinto said. “Town residents, who purchase a town beach sticker in advance of the beaches opening, will avoid the possibility of waiting in line during opening weekend.”