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Former Hicksville Lutheran Teacher Charged With Child Pornography

Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

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 Announces Candidacy for 17th L.D.

Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

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.


Nassau County Reveals Red Light Camera Locations

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

Under Phase I, 20 Intersections to

Be Equipped by September 1

 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.


Camden Maron Signs With Home Team

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Hicksville Native Drafted by New York Mets

Camden Maron is a true New York Mets fan.
As a newborn, his parents dressed him in team garb to celebrate Opening Day. At age 7, he auditioned to be a Mets “announcer for the day.” And, as a teenager, the bedroom he shares with younger brother Zach is decorated with Mets memorabilia, right down to the orange walls and blue carpet.
“I grew up rooting for the New York Mets, all the way, 100 percent,” said Camden. “The World Series run in 2000 was amazing and the 2006 playoff run was exhilarating.”


Hicksville Man Among Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed in Countywide Sweep

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Five-Week Investigation Leads to 42 Arrests

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice last week announced that 42 people, including a Hicksville man, have been charged as the result of a five-week investigation into unlicensed contractors in Nassau County conducted by the DA’s Office and the Department of Consumer Affairs. Four face felony charges, including grand larceny – 3rd degree, for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from homeowners for improvements that were either not finished or never even started.


Attorney General Sets Up Website for Government Consolidation, Dissolution

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

Citizens Need to Submit

Petition and Pass Referendum

Now that the government consolidation bill has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has set up a website with instructions for citizens on how to go about dissolving or consolidating governments. The website,, includes the method by which citizens of a government can dissolve that government through a petition and referendum vote. The site even contains sample petitions that can be downloaded.


Helping PAW Unveils Mobile Veterinary Clinic

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

In a tough economy, pet care may not appear to be the most pressing of concerns, but a lack of proper care has led to a staggering degree of overpopulation of dogs and cats. That’s why a new non-profit organization, “Helping Promote Animal Welfare” (Helping PAW) intends to provide low cost dog and cat spay and neuter services to Long Islanders with furry companions in need.


Republican Assembly Members Seek MTA Oversight Board

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 17 July 2009 08:51

The MTA hasn’t exactly earned the trust of the public lately with its recent fair increases and a state bailout plan that includes a payroll tax to help fund the agency’s budget. The distrust of the MTA has also found its way to the state legislature as Republican lawmakers in the Assembly are planning on introducing legislation to create more oversight of the MTA.

“The commuters and residents have really had it with the MTA. The fare increases, the payroll tax and cutting of customer service are truly disgraceful. This oversight board will bring accountability to the people,” said Assembly Tom Alfano, a member of the Republican delegation who represents the 21st Assembly District.


Holy Family Welcomes New Pastor

Friday, 17 July 2009 08:45

The Most Reverend William Murphy, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, has appointed Father Gerard Gentleman as pastor of Holy Family R.C. Church in Hicksville.


Fatal Fire Claims Young Man’s Life

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

A fire that swept through the second floor of an Acre Lane home Wednesday morning claimed the life of a 23-year-old man and left four family members displaced.


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