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Town of Oyster Bay to Hold Public Board Meeting June 21

Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

The next public meeting of the Oyster Bay Town Board will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay.


Letter: ‘The Old Fashioned Doctor’

Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

I was sad to hear of the passing of longtime Hicksville physician Doctor John Mc Cloy. He was our family physician for many years. He delivered my youngest son, Russell. When my husband, Hank, became very ill, Doctor Mc Cloy came to the house. When he was finished he asked to use the phone and I pulled up a chair. He said, “What, do you think I am getting old?” Doc was on his feet a lot. I took both my boys to Doctor Mc Cloy for allergy shots every week. His office was in a big house and we used to play ball in his backyard while we waited to see him. He always gave us candy. His rates were always so low so I suggested to him to raise his rates some. We had medical insurance. I always liked to look at a picture of the doctor’s family that hung in his waiting room. Doctor Mc Cloy was the old fashioned doctor who made many house calls. He will be missed.

Karin Frey


Hicksville’s Memorial Day Honor Roll

Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00

The United Veterans of Hicksville and the Hicksville community remember the Sons and Daughters of Hicksville and our Nation who have made the Supreme Sacrifice during our Nation’s wars. Our Grateful Nation will always hold their memory in cherished Eternal Glory, as “They gave up their tomorrows so we can have our todays.”


Letter: Getting Involved

Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00

People get involved in politics for many different reasons. During the summer and fall of last year, I watched how “average folk” across this country attended town hall meetings and rallies. With the country in a deep recession, the unemployment rate at a record high, wages frozen (and in some cases cut), the people took notice of how their representatives were spending their money. Their message was clear that “free for all” spending was going to end, or the consequences would be felt at the ballot box. The results of the 2010 elections were historic. The people had spoken, and change would be happening. This is what I thought until I read about the new budget proposal for the Town of Oyster Bay.


Letter: ‘Charles Darwin and St. Patrick’

Friday, 20 May 2011 00:00

The best time to celebrate the life of St. Patrick, I believe, is in every month other than March and I keep a framed picture of his likeness over my desk at home - next to the framed photograph of Charles Darwin. March is fine to celebrate the legacy of Celtic culture in general and the heritage of Ireland in particular. I think, however, that St. Patrick has much to offer the world’s spiritual development and people - irrespective of race, color, or creed - can benefit from his grace and example.


Letter From Hicksville Congress of Teachers

Friday, 13 May 2011 00:00

New York’s troubled economy, and the recently passed state budget that resulted from it, means fewer resources for our schools. Here in Hicksville we are facing a $1.4 million net reduction (10.3 percent) in State Aid, which is the fifth highest in Nassau County.

Against this backdrop, our school board has worked hard to craft a sound, fiscally responsible school budget that carefully balances the needs of our students with the very real concerns of taxpayers. This year’s budget-to-budget increase of 2.63 percent and the careful application of reserves to offset this amount bring the levy-to-levy increase down to 3.25 percent. It is estimated that the average homeowner in Hicksville will see an increase in his/her property taxes that will equate to approximately $128 next year. Is any tax increase ideal? Certainly not. However, the district’s multi-year plan presents to the concerned taxpayers, a future in Hicksville that puts students’ needs first and recognizes that excellent public schools are integral to a vital and vibrant community.


Letter: Gregory Museum Advocate

Friday, 13 May 2011 00:00

Hicksville residents have a chance on May 17 to vote for the biggest bargain in Hicksville, in Proposition 2 for the Hicksville Gregory Museum. For approximately $3.50 per family per year we have a state chartered museum that focuses on serving the educational needs of our Hicksville school district free of charge, while serving 40 other school districts that pay. All Hicksville public, parochial and K-12 schools get “hands on” instruction in earth science, natural history and Long Island history. Free instruction is brought to the classroom if preferred. Free “internships” are offered for interested students. All Hicksville residents are welcome to visit the museum free of charge (otherwise admission to the museum would be $5 per person).


Letter: ‘Hit and Run at Hicksville Home’

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00
A blue-silver minivan struck our parked car and drove away on April 28. Several neighbors saw the car pull away. It pushed one parked car into another parked car six feet in front of it, causing extensive damage to front and back and pushing the vehicle up on the curb.

This happened in front of my corner house that has a stop sign and is also a school bus stop.

Call me at 242-5298 for info. The 2nd Precinct responded and detectives are looking for the van.

Gail Castoro


Letter: Create a Legacy By Planting Trees

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00

(Submitted on Arbor Day, April 29)
You probably have a favorite tree-lined street in your community. Or a tree-filled neighborhood you’ve always admired. Or a favorite forest where you like to bask in the beauty of the trees.

It’s important to remember that those beautiful spaces aren’t here by accident. The forests we enjoy today – which give us both pleasure and environmental benefits – are here because of the vision, courage and hard work of generations past.


Fundraiser for 9/11 Exhibit and Memorial Planned to Take Place at Fox Hollow

Friday, 29 April 2011 00:00

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center is in the process of installing a 9/11 exhibit and memorial, which will commemorate the Nassau County firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice during the tragic events of 9/11. The exhibit is due to unveil late August 2011 and they are in need of $75,000 to complete the project.


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