The Trainmasters of Babylon, West Island Model Railroad Club, and Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers, all have open houses scheduled.
The Kiwanis Club of Hicksville and the Kiwanis Foundation of Hicksville want to thank the community for actively supporting our 11th annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast held on November 20th. Through the generosity and kindness of many community members, businesses and organizations we were able to provide the food pantries at Holy Family, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Ignatius, United Methodist and St. Brigid with much needed food, paper goods and money. We thank all of the Kiwanis members for their active participation and hard work in this endeavor. In addition, a special thank you to our Key Club members from Hicksville High School who participated in assisting us with this event and their advisor Tim Betts. In addition, we also want to thank Legislator Rose Walker and Assemblyman Michael Montesano for attending and giving us their support.
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced last week that the federal mass transit tax break that currently saves mass transit riders over $1,000 per year, in pre-tax commuting benefits will expire at the end of the year, if it is not renewed and made part of the permanent tax code. The commuter benefit currently covers up to $230 per month from a person’s gross income to pay for their mass transit commutes and provides parity with a previous benefit extended to drivers’ parking costs. The $230 monthly benefit is an increase from the $120 benefit that was in place until 2009.
Known as the “Silent Killer,” carbon monoxide, commonly called CO, is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, who urges residents to take an inventory of their home to ensure they are protected against this potentially lethal substance and outlined some simple steps residents can take to protect themselves and their loved ones.
“Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and it can kill,” Venditto warned. “This is the most dangerous time of year for carbon monoxide deaths because furnaces and heaters are being turned on for the first time and houses are closed up as the cold weather settles in. It’s now that blocked chimneys, defective heaters and other hazards can cause a deadly build-up of carbon monoxide, which, when inhaled by humans, causes confusion and lethargy, followed by a loss of consciousness and death.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in coordination with the United Veterans Organization (UVO), has announced that a Veterans Stand Down will be held at the 1st Marine Corps District Headquarters, located at 605 Stewart Avenue in Garden City on Monday, Nov. 21. The Stand Down is hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency with assistance from volunteers representing all service organizations.
The next free Nassau County Bar Association Mortgage Foreclosure Legal Consultation Clinic is Monday, Nov. 14, 3-6 p.m. at the NCBA headquarters, 15th and West Streets, Mineola. Attorneys have volunteered to provide one-on-one guidance, advice and direction to any Nassau County homeowner who is concerned about foreclosure matters or is already in the foreclosure process involving property in Nassau County.
For a fifth year, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cheer and greetings to service members, their families and veterans throughout the holiday season.
The Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings to our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, any of whom will be far from home over the holidays and to our nation’s veterans and their families.
I read with interest the recent article in the Hicksville Illustrated News on the State Senate holding hearings on LIPA’s response to hurricane Irene. I would like to know when Long Island residents can hold their own hearings on the performance of our elected state officials and ask for accountability in regards to the lack of services that we pay for.
Good things have been brewing for the Foundation over the past few months!
To start off, we are proud to announce that The Sarah Grace Foundation was chosen as the 2011 Non-Profit of the Year by the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce! The Foundation’s efforts in helping children with cancer and their families were recognized at a dinner held on Sept. 20.
(Submitted by the New York State School Boards Association)
A large majority of school board members–70 percent–responding to a NYSSBA poll believe that teachers should not grade their own students’ state assessments, but are more evenly divided on other test security issues.
Earlier this week, the state Board of Regents approved a series of measures to combat possible cheating on state exams. The board is set to consider additional proposals next month, including: barring teachers from grading or proctoring their own students’ tests; developing a centralized statewide scanning system; and distributive scoring, in which answer sheets are scanned and uploaded onto computers, and graded by other educators across the state.
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