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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Budget Vote - April 24

Herricks Host Calhoun - April 24

Senior Lunch - April 27

 

Wednesday, April 23

Herricks Hosts Port Washington

The Herricks High School softball team will host Port Washington at 4:45 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Herricks Travels To Bellmore 

The Herricks High School boys varsity lacrosse team will face Bellmore JFK High School at 4:45 p.m.

 

North Hempstead Exercise Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 9:45 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

 

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

PTA Meeting

 

The Garden City Park School
PTA will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the school at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

 

Thursday, April 24

BOCES Budget Vote

The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold its BOCES Budget vote at 8 p.m.

 

Herricks Hosts Calhoun

The Herricks High School baseball team will host Calhoun High School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Sunday, April 27

Senior Citizens Luncheon

The Student Council and the Key Club of New Hyde Park Memorial High School will be cosponsoring their annual Senior Citizens Luncheon from 2 to 5 p.m. A majority of the tickets have already been distributed to local senior citizens centers, but a limited number are still available. To reserve a ticket, please call New Hyde Park Memorial High School at 516-488-9500.


News

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

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.


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