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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Community Fund Meeting - February 26

Village Board Meeting - March 4

Scholarship Fund - March 12

 

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.

Museum Opening

The New Hyde Park Museum will hold its opening ceremonies on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the second floor of Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. For more information, go to http://newhydeparkmuseum.
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Athletics Booster Club Meeting

The Herricks High School Athletics Booster Club will meet on Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the high school at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold a board meeting on Tuesday,  March 4 at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Center Street PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Center Street School PTSA-PTA will  hold its executive board meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. with the general meeting to start at 8 pm. in the school at 240 Center St. in Williston Park.

Manor Oaks PTA Meeting

The Manor Oaks School PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the school, located at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Football Booster Club Meeting

The Sewanhaka High School Football Parents Booster Club will meet on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. room 238 at the high school.

Architectural Review Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Scholarship Fund Dinner 

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will hold its 53rd Scholarship Fund Dinner on Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in The Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. It’s $55 per person. Make checks payable to the Herricks Scholarship Fund. Checks are due Friday, Feb. 28. Call 516-742-1926.


News

The Village of New Hyde Park Board of Trustees held their 2014-15 tentative budget hearing on Monday, April 7, where a proposed budget of $6 million was presented.

 

The appropriation represents an increase of $160,512 from the 2013-14 budget and a tentative tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.8 percent increase from last year.

 

“Working on this year’s budget was one of the hardest we’ve ever done,” Village Mayor Robert Lofaro said.

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”


Sports

Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse coach Peter Burgess has one rule when it comes to his goalies: make the saves that you’re supposed to make. 

 

Luckily for Burgess, senior Jake Mellen does that and more. 

 

“Once or twice a game he’ll make a save that no one’s supposed to make,” Burgess said. “I’ll look over to my assistant coach and say, ‘Wow, that was a special play right there’”

 

For three years, Mellen has been making those kind of spectacular saves for the Indians as the starting goalie. Before his senior season started, he was voted captain by his teammates and coaches. 

Coaching to some can be measured by wins and losses. But New Hyde Park’s head baseball coach Doug Robins measures his success through the success of his players, on and off the field. 

 

Robins has coached the Gladiators varsity baseball team since 1999 and made the playoffs 10 out of those 15 seasons. His teams have finished in second place in their league twice. 

 

Despite his teams on field success, Robins goal is to help his players succeed and receive the opportunity to play college ball. 


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