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Letter: Vanishing Mailboxes In New Hyde Park

Have you gone to your local mailbox recently to mail a letter only to find it gone? I have. I went to three other known mailbox sites only to find them gone too.

I called the post office and was told they were removed because people were injured. Really? Unless they tried to climb into the mailbox, I don’t think the mailbox assaulted them.

 

When asked where do I mail letters now, I was given no answer. I don’t want to drive to the post office every time I need to mail something and what do people do if they don’t drive? Many times, the carriers do not take mail left for them to mail by the homeowner.

 

Mailboxes have been around forever and it’s time to put them back for the conveince of the public. Notify your local officials and tell them we need our mailboxes back.

 

Doreen Caliendo

 

New Hyde Park

News

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.

Local school districts are reaffirming student hygiene standards in the wake of the non-polio enterovirus (EV- D68) that’s been found in the United States. A strain of the enterovirus was found in Southampton’s middle and high schools, but officials say it was not the virus that has caused the national EV-D68 outbreak.

 

The disease disproportionately affects infants, children and adolescents who lack immunity, according to the Center for Disease Control. School districts have been notified to follow New York State Health Department guidelines to combat possible infections.


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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