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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Tri-M Concert - February 12

Community Fund - February 26

Candy Sale - February 12

 

Dine And Unwind Dinner Dance

The Manor Oaks PTA will hold its first annual Dine and Unwind Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, located at 1000 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park. Tickets are $60 per person

Tri-M Honors Concert

The Herricks School District Tri-M Honors Concert will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Herricks High School, located at 100 Shelter Rock Road in New Hyde Park.

Candy Sale

The Garden City Park School PTA will hold a Valentine's Day Candy Sale on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Library Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Great Neck Library will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck Library, main building, 159 Bayview Ave. 

Kick For A Cure

Lexi Zisseslman of Herricks Middle School will host Kick For-A-Cure on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hofstra University Practice Bubble from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Uniondale. Proceeds will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

NHP-GCP School Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District Board of Education will hold a workshop meeting on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor Oaks School at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Ninth Grade Parent Orientation Night

The Herricks School District will hold Ninth Grade Parent Orientation Night on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
in the Herricks High School auditorium at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund, will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks School Board Meeting

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

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News

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office confirmed it’s investigating allegations made towards a Long Island Little League coach, suggesting he kept $12,000 players raised for a trip to Cooperstown.

 

Parents were outraged and children heartbroken to find the team would not be going to Cooperstown this year. They say Merillon Sharks coach Vincent Carreca, of New Hyde Park, told kids they were ready to go a few days before the trip. Then parents, who called Dreams Park in Cooperstown to confirm meal plans, learned the Sharks were not registered for the event.

 

“This is a horrible thing that happened,” one parent said, who asked not to be identified.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com