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Assembly Republicans to Host Town Hall Meeting

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

‘People’s Convention To Reform New York’ April 29

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.


MTA’s Able-Ride Cuts Delayed After Disabilities Advocates File Lawsuit

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

Judge Suspends MTA Service Cuts by Two Weeks

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.


Underage Drinking Discussed in Hicksville

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

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.


America’s VetDogs Soldier’s Walk Saturday, May 15 at TR Park Marina

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

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.


Census Bureau Says Return Your Form

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

The 2010 Census is under way and those working on it urge residents to return their forms as soon as possible. The bureau hopes to receive as many back in the mail as possible prior to April 12. For those who do not mail back the form, a Census enumerator will begin knocking on doors after to record the information personally.


Hicksville Man Sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 Years for Running Gift Card Ponzi Scheme

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Must Pay Nearly $2.4 Million in Restitution

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Hicksville man has been sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating a Ponzi scheme that promised investors gift cards to nearby stores at steep discounts, and then stealing nearly $2.4 million of their money.

Craig Ginsberg, 49, pleaded guilty in September 2009 to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. Ginsberg must also pay restitution in the amount of $2,375,439.


USPS Discusses Eliminating Saturday Mail Delivery

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

American Postal Workers Union Opposes Idea

Local postal workers and leaders from the letter carriers, mail handlers and clerks recently held a rally to oppose eliminating Saturday mail delivery. According to Congressman Steve Israel, seniors, veterans and many others rely on the postal system for urgent deliveries, such as Social Security checks and medical information. Postal workers attended the rally to urge the United States Postal Service (USPS) to consider all alternatives before ending Saturday service.


State Awards $2.7 Million for Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

EAC Receives Funds to Initiate New Program

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) recently announced that it has awarded more than $2.7 million for eight organizations to run programs that will help low-income, noncustodial fathers become more involved with their children’s lives, financially and emotionally.


Hicksville Fire Department Mourns Loss of Ex-Captain Robert Perchinski

Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

The Officers and members of Emergency Company 5 of the Hicksville Volunteer Fire Department are saddened to announce the passing of Ex-Captain Robert Perchinski on March 15.

Ex-Captain Robert Perchinski joined Emergency Company 5 in August of 1968 and became quickly involved in Company 5 and was elected as their secretary in 1971. The members recognized his leadership abilities and he was elected to serve as 2nd Lieutenant in 1972 and quickly rose through the ranks to become the 32nd captain to serve Company 5 in 1974, and again in 1975. It was during this period that Bob led the membership through some of the busiest times within the department and he took part in many notable Signal 10s.


State of the County: ‘Deeply Troubled’

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00
Mangano Touts ‘Real Time Reform’  And Tax Stabilization

In his first State of the County address, County Executive Edward P. Mangano criticized the previous administration, listing numerous problems in Nassau’s government and saying that because of past planning, “Tonight, I am here to tell you: The state of our county is deeply troubled.”

He went on to detail the major problem areas and touch on some ways he hopes to address the issues.


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