The year 2010 marks 100 years of service to the New Hyde Park community by the New Hyde Park Fire Department. Department members are proud of this achievement and we want to celebrate with our families, friends, supporters, community organizations, and neighboring fire departments.
At the last Williston Park Village Board meeting, Mayor Paul Ehrbar named and then swore in Barbara Alagna as village trustee to fill the seat of Beth Swendsen-Dowd, who was appointed village justice at the reorganizational meeting.
After being sworn into office Alagna said, “I have always been proud to tell folks I live in Williston Park, but now I am thrilled to say that I am a trustee for our wonderful village.”
The Merillon Little League held its 56th annual parade last Saturday on a picture perfect day.
The parade was led by the bands of both the Manor Oaks School and Hillside Grade School as they played God Bless America and then “The Star Spangled Banner when they arrived at the Merillon Little League field.
The delightful burlesque musical Sugar Babies opened over the weekend on the Herricks Community Theater stage directed and produced by the Herricks Community Players under the talented direction of John Hayes, who has performed many miracles because he is able to navigate this huge cast in each of their many scenes with such insight. Without a doubt he is a genius and along with his wife, producer Carol Hayes, watches all the monetary details and makes sure everyone has everything they need. And, just from audience reaction, it has been declared another Herricks Community Players hit.
Florence Lisanti, the only woman ever elected as trustee to the New Hyde Park Village board, and then named deputy mayor, resigned her current position as the village historian.
On a very chilly, blustery day, all 680 members of the New Hyde Park Little League, along with their coaches and supporters marched through the streets of New Hyde Park to officially kick-off the little league baseball and softball season in New Hyde Park.
Once again, the residents of Manhasset Hills and parts of the greater New Hyde Park area, met at Clinton Martin Park with members of the Third Precinct police and public officials to discuss the ongoing burglaries in their respective neighborhoods.
At the last New Hyde Park/Garden City Park school board meeting, school board superintendent Robert Katulak, along with other board members, announced that Lowe’s Box Store has requested a meeting with school board representatives on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor Oaks School boardroom. The representatives from the board will be trustees Annette Giarratani, Patricia Rudd and Dr. Alan Cooper. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the feasibility of purchasing the property where Spring Rock Golf used to be and to develop it into a very large box store. The property is just south off Hillside Avenue on Denton Avenue, a two-way street that rests on a landfill that has no lining. Many residents in attendance protested the proposed Lowe’s development since in order to build such a building it would mean breaking through whatever possible cap of protection is there and possibly allowing methane gasses to escape. The meeting is open to the public but no input from the public will be allowed.
Newly installed Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar was sworn in by his wife, former mayor Doreen Ehrbar and he said, “Folks just want you to know that this woman (his wife Doreen) is my confidant, my best friend and the “wind beneath my wings.”
At the last Herricks School Board meeting the board voted on a proposed budget of $97,373,105 with an increase of 3.8 percent. The budget will be voted on by residents on May 18.
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