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, reformnygov.com, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Behind a simple white exterior, vibrant panels of stained glass gracefully enclose the modest yet elegant wooden framework of Saint Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church. But it is not the building itself, asserted Rev. Msgr. Donald T. Bennett in a Sunday homily on May 31, that constitutes the true “church” of St. Ignatius Loyola; rather, it is the parish’s dedicated and compassionate members.
The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce Street Fair Committee has been busy working on the 7th Annual Street Fair, which is set for Sunday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In February 2008, Hicksville resident Jennifer A. Uihlein started work on a documentary to fulfill a master’s thesis requirement at Hunter College. She began researching, sourcing interview subjects and seeking supplemental media and music while at the same time volunteering in the community. Within a few weeks, Uihlein had secured 12 interviews, which she then filmed over the course of a week.
Hicksville High School’s Class of 2009 Valedictorian is Brian Freire. Described by his guidance counselor as “one who does not just accept a challenge, but rather one who seeks it,” Freire is graduating with a GPA of 101.5 after finishing the most demanding course of study available at Hicksville High School.
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