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Redistricting Commission Announces Hearing Dates

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00

Commissioners attempt to move forward in a bipartisan way; League of Women Voters advocates nonpartisan process

While the previous meeting of the Nassau County Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission on Thursday, June 28 was somewhat contentious, the mood at the latest meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5 was very different, with both Democratic and Republican commissioners largely agreeing on most points raised. The commission announced the times and locations of the first round of public hearings on the 2013 redistricting, intended to solicit feedback from residents before the drawing of the new district map, then discussed the logistics of future hearings.

The four public hearings scheduled so far will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 at Long Beach City Hall at 6 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 24 at Elmont Public Library at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 27 at Glen Cove Landing School at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Nassau County Legislative Chambers in Mineola at 6 p.m.

 

Former Town Supervisor May Newburger Dies At 92

Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00

A mentor to so many, a legend in her own time

To all who knew her, and many who did not, May Newburger was truly a “legend in her own time.” She died last Thursday, Aug. 30, at her home in the Village of Great Neck. A former New York State assemblywoman, former North Hempstead town councilwoman, immediate past North Hempstead town supervisor, and a strong guiding hand and mentor to a whole host of prominent elected officials, May Newburger will be missed. She will be sorely missed by those who often took her very firm, always tough out-stretched hand and by a public who may never realize all she has done for one and all.

For U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman, “There is no substitute for May Newburger.”

 

Back To School At Manor Oaks

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00

Apprehensive students line up for first day

Tuesday morning, bright and early, students lined up and filed into Manor Oaks School in New Hyde Park to start the 2012-2013 school year.

The stream of both parents and children was steady as children carrying way-too-heavy backpacks struggled into school.

 

Cellini Feast Opens To Beautiful Weather

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00

Opening a perfect lazy, hazy day of summer

You know the summer is winding down when you see the tents going up for the Annual New Hyde Park Cellini Feast, held in Tully Park, off Denton Avenue in New Hyde Park.

The feast opened last week on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and continued until Sunday, Aug. 26 and it was great.

 

Court Declares MTA Payroll Tax Unconstitutional

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00

Transportation authority to appeal decision

The Metropolitan Transit Authority stands to lose about $1.5 billion in revenue per year after a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled on Wednesday, Aug. 22 that the MTA payroll tax is unconstitutional. The MTA plans to appeal the decision made by Judge R. Bruce Cozzens Jr., according to a released statement last week.

This didn’t stop local officials from calling the ruling a “win for taxpayers” during a press conference last Thursday. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with numerous members of local and state government, were out in full force to applaud the decision, and plead to the powers that be to not grant a successful MTA appeal.

 

Mother Nature Rocks Local Villages With Severe Storm

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Roslyn Road home pummeled by trees, high winds

Michelle Dos Santos wanted to go to the bank. The Roslyn Road resident got just halfway down the street when a rogue storm wrung out a sopping wet towel in Mineola to the tune of heavily flooded streets, downed power lines and uprooted trees on Wednesday, Aug. 15. She was with her two children when the storm hit.

Dos Santos made it home just in time when the booms began. What started out as light rain continued with thunderous roars from the skies above, lightning strikes and treacherous roads not easily navigated. Second Street, just east of Roslyn Road, went from street to sea in a matter of minutes.

 

Michael Lennon Named One Of Top Swimmers In Nation

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Lennon 2012 graduate of Herricks High

At the last Herricks School Board meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Deirdre Hayes, announced that Michael Lennon, a 2012 graduate of Herricks High has been named one of the top 100 swimmers in the nation.

Dr. Hayes also announced that the Summer Recreation Program has ended and it was very successful with everyone in the program learning a lot and having a very good time. Board president Christine Turner said she enjoyed watching the music video program and that it was a very nice touch.

 

Little League Girls Compete In World Series

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

One of six American teams participating in the 10-team Little League Softball World Series, the New Hyde Park All-Stars are the first Long Island team to participate in this tournament since 1993. New Hyde Park continued its run with an 11-4 first round win over Asia-Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 9 that found the All-Stars banging out nine hits as the team from Makati, Philippines made eight errors.

 

Williston Park Holds Special Water Meeting

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Dvirka and Bartilucci issue revised report

The Village of Williston Park held a special water hearing on Aug. 6 to discuss the revised report of engineers Dvirka and Bartilucci.

The main reason for the meeting was to report on the revised report and to announce an adjusted rate for the water supplied to the Village of East Williston.

 

Scaturro Won’t Endorse Becker, Will Run On Conservative Line

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Becker says a vote for Scaturro is a vote for McCarthy

Frank Scaturro had been mum on whether he’d pursue another run for Congress after winning the Conservative Party primary as a write-in candidate over Nassau County Legislator Francis X. Becker by a 259-213 vote margin on June 26. Becker took the Republican primary 6,836 to 5,531 over Scaturro.

The New Hyde Park resident put the speculation to bed on Aug. 1. Standing on the steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court Building in Mineola, Scaturro, 40, announced his intention to run on the Conservative Party line against incumbent Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

 

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