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NC Officials Seeking Answers for Veterans Not Receiving Benefits Deserved

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

Legislator Dunne, Vets Director Kilbride Want Federal Investigation

Nassau County Legislator and Public Safety Committee Chair Dennis Dunne, along with Nassau County Director of Veterans Services Michael Kilbride and other elected officials, spoke outside the County Legislature building in Mineola to address the issue of veterans not receiving proper benefits after filing the requisite paperwork.

Dunne said that hundreds of claims have been filed involving veterans who never received benefits or services but took all the necessary steps to obtain them. He also said that he requested a federal investigation to uncover any possible wrongdoing. 


Cancer Center for Kids SOARS With Magro Foundation Grant

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital received a $25,000 renewal grant from The Michael Magro Foundation to support its SOAR (School Re-entry and Ongoing Academic Resources) Program. Foundation President Terrie Magro generously collaborated with the CCFK to establish and fund this unique program, now in its fourth successful year to address the compelling needs of pediatric cancer patients and their parents.

The Cancer Center for Kids is the largest facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County; its membership in the National Cancer Institute’s Children’s Oncology Group (COG) enables the Center to participate in national protocols and offer its patients the most advanced cancer care.


Governor Signs Property Tax Cap Legislation in Nassau

Written by Rich Forestano and Melissa Argueta Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

Cuomo Says Historic Bill Will ‘Make a Difference’ For New Yorkers

It was met with ire by school districts and local villages and commended by residents and businesses. But on June 30, with positives and negatives aside, the bill became law.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Lynbrook last week to sign the 2 percent property tax cap into law. The tax cap was a major platform Governor Cuomo touted during his campaign to deliver property tax relief to homeowners and business owners across the state.


Police: Man Assaulted Walking From Train in Hicksville on July 4

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

The Second Squad reported the details of an assault that occurred in Hicksville on Monday, July 4 at 1:18 a.m.

According to detectives, a 34-year-old male victim was on his way home from the Hicksville train station and was walking through a private parking lot located at the rear of 55 Broadway when three Hispanic males approached him. One of the subjects produced a knife and slashed the victim in the left arm and hand causing him to sustain lacerations, said police. The victim was transported by police ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries, detectives noted.


Hicksville High School Congratulates Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

Allison McNamara, Puja Fernandes Rank Atop of Class of 2011

The Hicksville Public School District would like to congratulate Allison McNamara and Puja Fernandes, whose hard work and determination have earned them recognition as Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2011.

These bright young women were honored at the district’s 23rd Annual Scholar’s Dinner held at Crest Hollow Country Club.


Hicksville Street Fair Right Around the Corner

Written by Val Pakaluk Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

Event Already Boasting 100 Confirmed Vendors

The signs are posted, fliers mailed, vendors (over 100) confirmed and now all that’s missing is you!

Be sure to make a big note on your July calendar that the 9th Annual Hicksville Street Fair will be held on Sunday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you have never been, you must be sure to stop by this year. The fairs have grown bigger and better with every passing year thanks to the hard work of the Chamber of Commerce and the Street Fair Committee.


First, Second Time’s a Charm For Hicksville’s Jason Siegel

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

T-Shirt Logo Chosen Back-to-Back for Army Ten-Miler Race

Right around this time about 365 days ago, Jason Siegel’s T-shirt design was voted as the official logo for the annual U.S. Army Ten-Miler race in Washington, D.C.

Siegel, a 2004 Hicksville High School graduate, took home the honors again this year and his design will be featured on over 30,000 race T-shirts on Oct. 9 during the world’s third largest 10-mile event, which is open to both citizens and military runners.

“I started kind of trying to think of ideas last year after I went to the event, taking all the mental images there and trying to remember stuff. The research took a little longer on this one,” said Siegel, a graphics designer at Rallye Motors.


Meet Author Steve Piacente at the Hicksville Library

Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

Native Long Islander Visiting July 1

Meet native New York author Steve Piacente on Friday, July 1 as he appears at the Hicksville Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m. to do a reading from his compelling novel, Bella. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


2011 Hicksville Memorial Day Service

Written by Greg Bennett Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

As the Hicksville Memorial Day Parade concluded the color guards of the U.S. Army units present and those of the United Veterans of Hicksville lined up in formation by the Hicksville War Monuments at the Hicksville Middle School Veterans Plaza. The Post commanders sat in folding chairs by the shade of a tree by the World War I Monument. The weather had changed from a damp rain to a hot and humid day.

The military and veterans groups that had color guards in formation were: the U.S. Army 800th Military Police, the U.S. Army 69th Infantry Foxtrot Company, Charles Wagner American Legion Post 421, William M. Gouse, Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3211, Gieir-Levitt Jewish War Veterans Post 655, Joseph Barry Catholic War Veterans Post 1946, Henry Biel Masonic War Veterans Post 46 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 82.


Ruler On Ice Takes 143rd Belmont Stakes

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

24-1 Shot Claims Third Leg of Triple Crown

Over 55,779 fans watched and waited with great anticipation at last Saturday’s 143rd Belmont Stakes. They waited for the sun to shine; it didn’t. They waited for the mud to turn back to Belmont’s trademark dirt; it wouldn’t. But on a day where the impossible seemed implausible, it happened.

Last year, 13-1 underdog Drosselmeyer took the third leg of the Triple Crown and this year saw much of the same with 24-1 shot Ruler on Ice.

Ruler on Ice delivered a huge upset, plowing through the mud to a three-quarter-length victory over Stay Thirsty. Brilliant Speed came in to show.


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