Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Sept. 21 that Hicksville resident Craig Ginsberg has pleaded guilty to grand larceny after operating a Ponzi scheme that promised investors he could procure gift cards to nearby stores at steep discounts and then stealing nearly $2.4 million of their money. Ginsberg, 48, pleaded guilty to the top count of grand larceny – 2nd degree in exchange for a promised sentence of 3.5 to 7 years in prison at his Oct. 29 sentence date.
Rose Marie Walker has announced her candidacy for the Nassau County Legislature. Walker, current councilwoman in the Town of Oyster Bay, will be running for the 17th District seat being vacated by Edward P. Mangano, who is seeking to unseat County Executive Tom Suozzi.
Armed with petitions containing over 50,000 signatures of Nassau County residents, the Republican caucus of the Nassau County Legislature, led by Minority Leader Peter Schmitt, plans on calling for the repeal of the Home Energy Tax, which is being imposed on consumers to help the county close a budget deficit, if Republicans are successful in reclaiming the Nassau County Legislature on Election Day this November.
Carousel Day School in Hicksville has started the new school year fully licensed. Under the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the agency that oversees a day care provider caring for three or more children more than three hours a day, Carousel is now licensed to accommodate 102 children.
Gina Russo recognized a dangerous situation when she saw the Wantagh Parkway Bike Path, also known as the Ellen Ferrant Bicycle Path, back in February. The 4.5 mile paved path runs from Jones Beach State Park to Cedar Creek Park along the Wantagh Parkway and is utilized by thousands of residents weekly who like to walk, jog, bike, and rollerblade.
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Hicksville will hold its 33rd annual Greek Festival on Friday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 11 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13, noon to 11 p.m. The festival will take place on the grounds of the church, which is located on Field Avenue just south of Old Country Road and west of South Oyster Bay Road.
The Town of Oyster Bay Democrats officially announced their list of candidates slated to challenge Republicans in the November elections.
A fire that swept through the second floor of an Acre Lane home July 8 claimed the life of 23-year-old Richard “Ricky” Greene. On Sunday, Sept. 13, Ricky’s co-workers at Boulder Creek will join together to celebrate the life of their late friend and manager.
Since 2004, there have been 67 raccoons positively infected with rabies and the Nassau County Department of Health believes there is a high probability that other raccoons are also infected. Because of the threat to wildlife and domestic animals from terrestrial rabies, action needs to be taken quickly to prevent rabies from becoming endemic here.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Aug. 18 that accused killer Harpal Hira has been indicted by a grand jury on charges that he attempted to hire a hit man from his Nassau County jail cell to murder his sister-in-law, who Rice said is scheduled to testify in Hira’s upcoming murder trial.
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