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NY Ravioli Sandy Efforts Recognized

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano commended the owners of New York Ravioli & Pasta Company of New Hyde Park for donating a portion of all proceeds generated throughout May to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund (NHRF). Six months after Superstorm Sandy barreled through local neighborhoods, Nassau residents are still struggling to rebuild their homes and lives.

 

“I am so grateful to New York Ravioli & Pasta Company for their generous offer to provide a percentage of their sales to Nassau’s Hurricane

Recovery Fund,” said County Executive Mangano. “Thanks to local businesses, the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund has been able to provide some form of support to those who have been unable to overcome the financial hurdles associated with the storm and the recovery.”

 

Coordinating efforts with their 20th Anniversary, the owners of the company will donate 20 percent of their retail store sales every Monday through Thursday, throughout May, to benefit Hurricane victims. In addition, the company will reward the 20th store customer each Friday in May with a $25 gift certificate. Customers will also be offered 20 deals for 20 days through discount offers on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

“Dave and I are Long Island natives and we understand the tremendous impact that Hurricane Sandy continues to still have on Long Island,” said Paul Moncada, national sales manager of New York Ravioli & Pasta Company. “The people of Long Island have been very supportive of us for the past 20 years and this is a way for us to support them.”

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


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