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Students Of The Month

New Hyde Park Memorial High School recently recognized Codi Fletcher and Tobin James as December students of the month. 


Fletcher is an exemplary student in the Academy of Finance. Her teachers say that she is a well-mannered and conscientious student. Fletcher is also involved in many school and community activities.


She is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Gay Straight Alliance. Fletcher has been playing soccer most of her life and she is currently the captain of the girls varsity soccer team and runs varsity track and field. She was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and the Business Honor Society.


Over the summer, Fletcher completed her Academy of Finance summer work-based learning experience at the offices of Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt in New Hyde Park.


“My summer experience was exciting,” she said. “I learned a lot about working in a law firm and, most importantly, came to realize that the experiences that you gain in life are very important in determining your future.”


Next year, Fletcher will begin her college career and wants to attend SUNY Plattsburgh or Potsdam. She plans to major in computer science and to one day become a computer programmer for either Activision or Machinima, Inc.


Tobin James is a seventh-grade student in Mrs. Doyle’s American history and geography class. For the first marking period, James received a 97 grade point average. He is an enthusiastic student who is always participating in class, works well with others, and hands in excellent homeworks. James comes to class always demonstrating his eagerness to learn and strives to do his best. He was recently voted by his peers to be the Student Congress representative for his social studies class. 


Two New Hyde Park business men were arrested on Tuesday, April 8 for underreporting gross sales, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced. 


DA Rice said Gerard Losquadro, 61 of Garden City and Charles DiMarino, 48, of East Norwich, as the former and current owner, respectively, of New Hyde Park Auto Body Works, failed to remit $149,936.65 in sales tax collected from customers to the New York State

Department of Taxation and Finance from Sept. 1, 2009 to May 31, 2013, according to the DA’s office. 

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.


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. 


Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22


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