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Frank Miranda Seeks Re-Election To School Board

States two percent tax cap is most important issue

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Trustee Frank Miranda has announced that he is running for re-election in the May 15 school board election.

Miranda has lived in the school district for 20 years and has held a position as school board trustee from 2004 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2012.

Miranda feels that the most important issue facing the New Hyde Park School District is the 2 percent tax cap and the unfunded mandates required by the state which makes meeting the budget cap a challenge.

Miranda, who is an information technologist, said he feels he will continue to work with the members of the school board to come up with alternative ways to minimize spending in order to maintain the high standard of education in the district.

Miranda is a graduate of Queensborough Community College with an A.A.S. degree in  He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Alexa and Ashley, who are both currently attending New Hyde Park Memorial High School.

He has been a member of the zoning board of appeals of the Village of New Hyde Park, since 1993 and a member of the Dad’s Club since 2007.

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park school budget and school board trustee election will be held on May 15 from 6 a.m. to 9 p. m. at the New Hyde Park Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park.

News

The Village of New Hyde Park adopted its 2014-15 operating budget Tuesday, April 14. The new budget totals $6 million. Last year’s budget topped off at $5.8 million. 

 

The adopted budget holds a final tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.65 percent increase from last year. It’s estimated that residents will need to pay an additional $18 per year in village taxes.

The Village of New Hyde Park held off on its decision regarding the possible reopening of the Angry Gnome Pub. New Hyde Park resident John Murnane is looking to reestablish the bar and its two upstairs apartments at 1217 Jericho Tpke.

 

The pub was devastated because of Hurricane Sandy two years ago. According to village officials, tenants were using “alternative means of heat and air conditioning” which caused a fire in October 2012 after the storm, resulting in two deaths.

 

“It’s a neighborhood bar,” said Murnane. “It’s been a fixture in New Hyde Park for a long time.”


Sports

Sewanhaka High School’s girls lacrosse coach Erica Brennan knows something good is going to happen when attacker Skylar Shimansky is sprinting down the field. 

 

“When she’s on the move, shooting, 90 percent of the time, it’s going in,” Brennan said. 

 

The goals have been going in for Shimansky on a consistent basis so far this season. She leads the Indians with eight goals and has scored in each of the team’s first six games.

For Ariana Bruschi, winning the school award in the national Wendy’s High School Heisman competition is about hard work. The New Hyde Park Memorial High School senior is a standout Gladiators field hockey, lacrosse player and an avid volunteer.

 

“It really helped me and showed how hard work paid off,” she said. “I thank all my coaches and my guidance counselor Mary Beth Healy. They really helped me.”

 

The Wendy’s competition measured three parts: academics, athletics and leadership. These categories were strengths for Bruschi.


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