“Is Albany working for you?” asked New York State Assemblyman Minority Leader Brian Kolb (129th A.D.) to those gathered for a town hall meeting last week. “Is the New York State government working for you?”
The response from an audience of about 50 gathered at the Hicksville Knights of Columbus was silence; not a single person raised their hand.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice joined members of the autism community to call on emergency responders to further educate their personnel on the signs and characteristics of autism and other developmental disabilities. Without the proper training, it is possible that some behavioral characteristics could be mistaken for threatening actions and impede rescue operations.
On April 15, Arthur A. Gianelli, president and CEO of NuHealth, held a press conference at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow to announce the issuance of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) with regard to two separate redevelopment projects planned for NuHealth’s campuses in East Meadow and Uniondale.
A judge recently issued a 30-day temporary restraining order against the MTA, regarding cuts to its Able-Ride program and told disability advocacy groups to raise an $80,000 bond to help pay for the service, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs.
In response to the recent heroin scare among Long Island teenagers, the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) has not only brought the fight to the streets, but to parents and students as well.
Forty years ago, the United States declared April 22 as Earth Day – a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth‘s environment. Over the past decade, Americans have become more environmentally conscious by recycling, reusing and reducing – especially when it comes to plastic waste.
Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (Canandaigua) and fellow GOP Assemblymen Michael Fitzpatrick (Smithtown), David G. McDonough (Merrick), Tom McKevitt (East Meadow), Michael Montesano (Glen Head) and Andrew Raia (East Northport) will hold a “People’s Convention to Reform New York” town hall meeting on Thursday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hicksville Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place.
A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered a two-week extension to the MTA’s effective date for limiting services in its Able-Ride program.
After the MTA announced in March that it would be limiting its Able-Ride services to save money, several disability advocacy groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the company.
Calling underage drinking a serious issue would be a gross understatement; in addition to serving as a causal factor for a host of debilitating and potentially deadly conditions, underage drinking costs residents of New York state billions of dollars in medical costs and lost work hours.
Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services Inc. recently presented a special program entitled “Underage Drinking in Our Community,” to educate more people about the true risks that underage drinking presents. While parents and teachers do make some effort to discourage teens from drinking, from the information provided at the meeting, not nearly enough is being done.
Students from Oyster Bay and Hicksville are working together to hold the 1st Annual Soldiers Walk on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15. The walk will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park Marina at the end of South Street, starting at 8 a.m. The Soldier’s Walk is to benefit America’s VetDogs, a nonprofit group that supplies service dogs to veterans.
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