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.
Finds Some Employees Not Paid Living Wage, Given Required Days Off
An audit by Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman’s office of A&B Health Care Services of Hicksville for the year 2007 revealed that many employees were not given the proper number of paid days off per year and were not paid the proper amount per hour under the Nassau County Living Wage Law.
According to Weitzman, Nassau County’s Living Wage law was enacted in 2007 and is aimed at ensuring that employees of Nassau County contractors earn a decent hourly wage, receive health or child care benefits or a benefits supplement, and paid days off. In addition to auditing A&B Health Care Services, the Comptroller’s Living Wage Unit is currently conducting a review of almost all the 35 home health care agencies that contract with the county.
John Spring Arrested Following Federal Agent’s Hunch
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey announced that a joint investigation performed by their offices and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has led to the arrest of a former Hicksville teacher who authorities say possessed dozens of images of child pornography on a computer in his East Meadow home.
Arshad Majid of Farmingdale is the Democratic candidate for Nassau County’s Legislative District 17, which includes the communities of Bethpage, Hicksville, Island Trees, Levittown, North Massapequa, Plainedge, South Farmingdale and Syosset.
In conjunction with National Stop on Red Week (Aug. 2–8), Nassau County this week launched Phase I of its red light camera program. In April, Governor David Paterson signed the state legislature’s red light camera bill into law and authorized the installation of up to 50 cameras at various intersections. On Aug. 6 at 12:01 a.m. the first of three were activated.
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