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Letter: AEDs Needed At Parks

Tully Park has become very popular with Oasis Day Camps, Red Bull Soccer Camps, lacrosse camps and games, baseball camps and softball games and many residents using the track and tennis courts. With this increase of park use I would encourage the Town of North Hempstead to install  two AEDs in the park. 

 

One at the track and one by the baseball fields. 

 

Parents leave their precious children in the hands of Oasis Day Camp employees over the summer and head off to work knowing their children are in safe hands because the employees are CPR/AED trained. But if an unfortunate event did occur on the turf field it would take too long for an Oasis employee to retrieve the only AED onsite located in the pool area and bring it to the turf field .

 

Every six minutes, someone in the U.S. suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest and every minute without an AED reduces a victims chances of survival by 10 percent.

 

Please don’t let our lives and the lives of our children be at risk this summer put two AEDs in Tully Park.

 

And if the town has any legal concerns with the placement of AEDs in the park I can arrange a meeting or phone call with Attorney Steve Tannenbaum, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association. His office is located in New Hyde Park.

 

Arthur Capelle

 

New Hyde Park


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. 


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Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


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