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From the Desk of Congressman Peter King

Written by Congresswoman Peter King Friday, 28 May 2010 08:37

Low Interest Loans Available

Congressman Pete King is reminding residents that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest loans for physical damage and economic injury which occurred during the storms and flooding between March 12 – March 30, 2010.


From the Desk of Assemblyman Michael Montesano

Written by Assemblyman Michael Montesano Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00
NCAA Great Carnesecca Honored

New York State Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R, I, C-Glen Head) joined local dignitaries at Westbury Manor April 29 for the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County’s monthly dinner. Featured speaker Lou Carnesecca, Basketball Hall of Fame head coach for St. John’s University, was welcomed by the lawyers, judges and legal experts assembled for the event.


From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson

Written by Senator Craig Johnson Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00
Volunteer Firefighters, Ambulance Workers
Now Qualify for More Affordable Health Insurance

Important legislation that will allow municipalities to extend health services and insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers has been signed into law, Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) announced.
“This is good legislation that will help the brave men and women who help keep our neighborhoods safe,” Johnson said. “This bill will help give many first responders the peace of mind to continue with this dangerous and selfless work.”


Letter: Support the 2010-2011 Spending Plan

Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

Teachers and parents – in fact, everyone in this community – should share a common goal: the best education possible for children.

Our school board has carefully crafted a budget with that goal in mind, while staying fiscally responsible. The proposed budget continues to provide this community’s children with strong academic programs and a wide range of extracurricular activities, while spending tax dollars prudently on only those programs that are absolutely necessary.


Letter: Support the Gregory Museum

Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

Hicksville residents have a chance on May 18 to vote for the biggest bargain in Hicksville, in Proposition 3 for the Hicksville Gregory Museum. For a mere $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 who pay.


From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson: May 7, 2010

Written by Senator Craig Johnson Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

Cracking Down on Pension System

Members Who Abuse Taxpayer Trust

New York State Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau) announced legislation (S.6823A/A9960A) to end the double victimization caused by public pension system members who use their positions to steal taxpayer money, yet are still able to collect their taxpayer-funded pensions.


From the Desk of Assemblyman Michael Montesano: May 7, 2010

Written by Assemblyman Michael Montesano Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

Wants All Bills to Show NY the Money

New York State Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) voted yes on legislation, which would put an end to the Legislature’s practice of approving measures without describing the law’s potential financial impact.


Legionnaires Log: April 30, 2010

Written by Greg Bennett Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00
Annual Awards Night

On April 30, Charles Wagner Post 421 will host its Annual Awards Night. It will take place at 7 p.m. at the Hicksville VFW where the Post 421 annually honors Nassau County Police Officers and Hicksville Fire Department members through its Law and Order program. A Post Everlasting Ceremony honoring legionnaires who recently passed away will also be held and Legion membership awards will be given out.


Letter: NYS Needs to Address Concerns

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

The most insane aspect of the manner in which education is financed is that it’s an investment that, from a strictly financial point of view, has a return that’s paltry at best. High taxes (to pay for things like public schools), depressed wages and unaffordable housing are driving the young off Long Island.

Honestly, what percentage of the Class of 2010 will be living and/or working in the district in which they attended school 10 years from now? Just go on an alumni website and see how many of your classmates still live anywhere near their high school.

To address the issue of school budgets without addressing the issues of jobs, housing, wages, immigration and other taxes is akin to a doctor ignoring a severed limb as he attempts to determine why his patient’s blood pressure is rapidly falling. Still, until we can address these concerns, students in the classroom need to be educated. We can’t put them in some kind of suspended animation deep freeze.

The basic curriculum and enrichment programs (like field trips) need to be sustained, otherwise in 2020 our graduates will be young adults who are less educated than their parents looking at the prospect of having kids who will be even less educated.

If local school districts can’t obtain aid from a New York State facing bankruptcy, and a federal government heading in the same direction, perhaps they should consider loans from overseas banks and governments.

Paul Manton


From the Desk of Assemblyman Michael Montesano: April 23, 2010

Written by Assemblyman Michael Montesano Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

‘Schedule a Mammogram’

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) joined with Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in its annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.


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