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Town Issues

Written by Jacklyn Gallucci, jgallucci@antonnews.com Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:02

As election time draws near and Town of Oyster Bay residents gear up to choose their next Supervisor, the Hicksville Illustrated took a look at the town’s most pressing issues. The Cerro Wire Property, town finances, and the brownfields are on the forefront of voters’ minds as they go to the polls November 5.

Cerro Wire Property

For nearly two decades residents and mall developer Taubman Centers have been fighting over Taubman’s plans to construct a luxury mall on the former Cerro Wire property bordering Robbins Lane and the Long Island Expressway in Syosset.

 

Falling Values Send Tax Rates Soaring

Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, jgallucci@antonnews.com Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00

Hicksville homeowners will see a

6.2 percent increase this year

Residents across Nassau County are being hit with sharp school tax rate increases once again. Hicksville homeowners will see less of an increase than last year, but the 6.2 percent increase is still significantly high when coupled with last year's 7.582 percent increase.

The latest school tax bills, reflecting the the tax rates, will be mailed to Hicksville residents this week. In the past two years, school tax rates have increased almost 14 percent.

 

Two Hurt In Fire

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

A fire at Giovanni’s Deli in Hicksville left two people, including one fireman, injured early Monday morning.

911 received a call for a fire at Giovanni’s Deli, at 125 Bloomingdale Road, around 5 a.m. Smoke was coming from the roof of the building and eyewitnesses told police that one person may still be inside.

 

Hicksville Remembers Ex-Fire Chief

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:26

The Hicksville community lost one of its bravest members last week, Honorary Fire Department Chief William Boyd.

Boyd joined the Hicksville Fire Department in August 1959 as a member of Ladder Company 6. Over his 54 years of service, he served in various roles, including 2nd Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant of Company 6, before being elected Captain in 1970 and 1971. After years as an officer, Boyd served the department under various chiefs committees, including co-Chairman of House to House, chairman of the Department of Welfare, and chairman of Department Budget. In addition, he was on various Company 6 Captain’s Committees and was elected Captain of the Fire Police for 2001 and 2002. In 2009, Boyd was granted the title of Honorary Chief as he celebrated 50 years with the Hicksville Fire Department. Honorary Chief Charles DiStefano worked out of Firehouse Station 3 in Hicksville with Boyd. He remembers Boyd as being a gentlemen and very family oriented.

 

Lit Comes Alive With American Girl Fashion Show

Written by Hicksville Illustrated Staff, hicksville@antonnews.com Saturday, 05 October 2013 00:00

Tickets are now on sale for Our Lady of Mercy’s American Girl Fashion Show that will take place at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, Oct. 18  to Oct. 20. Fashion show tickets are $37 and can be purchased online at www.americangirlfashionshows.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

A total of four two-hour fashion shows will be held highlighting the American Girl historical characters and their individual stories, as well as showcasing contemporary fashions. Each fashion show will include tea-party style refreshments, raffles, souvenirs, and door prizes. Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to benefit Our Lady of Mercy School.

 

Get Out Your Wands

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Friday, 04 October 2013 00:00

Tricky Business won’t be

disappearing anytime soon

John Reid, owner of Tricky Business, is holding five folded dollar bills in his hand.

“Watch the bills closely,” he says.

He suddenly flips the bills over, and they’re all hundreds. He counts them, folds them, flips them over again and they’re singles again.

 

Hicksville Hosts Special Olympics

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Hundreds of athletes from all over New York traveled to Hicksville this past weekend for the Special Olympics’ Regional Fall Classic.

The Special Olympics has held a tournament for physically and emotionally disabled athletes at Cantiague Park for several years, but for the first time this year, they partnered with the Nassau County Chapter of AHRC, which had been regularly been holding bocce tournaments at Hicksville Firehouse 3.   

 

Morgan Center Celebrates 10 Years

Written by Tim Ahmed, hicksville@antonnews.com Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:00
Nancy and Rod Zuch know how important preschool is for any child. Their daughter, Morgan, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was two years old. While she underwent chemotherapy treatments, she was unable to attend preschool. Her immune system was suppressed and attending preschool highly increased the risk of being exposed to infections and illnesses that could be life-threatening.  Instead,  she had a tutor to provide a learning experience for her at home.
 

Civics Host Comptroller Candidates

Written by Steve Mosco, smosco@antonnews.com Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Forum serves as preview for debate on Oct. 10

The Coalition of Nassau Civic Associations hosted the candidates for county comptroller—incumbent George Maragos and challenger Howard Weitzman—in a town forum at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library last week.

Each candidate was granted five minutes of speaking time, followed by a question and answer session with residents in attendance.

 

Nightmare On The Midway

Written by Hicksville illustrated Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

Adventureland, one of Long Island’s longest running amusement parks is launching a special Halloween promotion for teens and adults. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 15, “Nightmare on the Midway,” makes it frightening debut from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The spooky spectacular was created and designed as a horror-filled Halloween experience for older children and adults. But fear not, the more than 50-year-old park will continue its tradition of presenting family friendly Halloween events during the day such as a pumpkin patch, live age-appropriate performers and face-painting.

 

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