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Grisafi, Buckley Bid Farewell To Herricks Board

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Night of sad good-byes and thanks

The Herricks School Board opened its meeting with two very powerful statements from retiring trustees Peter Grisafi and Richard Buckley.

With their wives and families in the audience, both trustees had a chance to thank not only their families for the many hours they spent away from them, while serving on the school board, but everyone in the various administrations including various superintendents and colleagues on the board.


New Hyde Park Board Rejects CBS Productions Request

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Filming The Good Wife too disruptive

At the last New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, a request from CBS Productions to film The Good Wife in the village courtroom was presented to the board. The mayor said he felt that having the film crew from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday of June 27, 28 and 29 would be too disruptive to normal village business and the rest of the board agreed, so they denied the request.

Herricks High Holds Steamy Graduation On Football Field

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

Former student Rajeev Goyal delivers inspiring speech

Herricks High School held its graduation ceremonies on the football field at the school last Thursday evening. Every year the graduating class votes where to hold the ceremony and so far each class has voted, unanimously to hold the ceremony on the home football field which is a nice tradition.

This year, in spite of the extreme heat, the students were as enthusiastic as ever and deeply inspired by guest speaker Rajeev Goyal, a 1997 graduate of Herricks High.


New Hyde Park Memorial Graduation Held At Hofstra

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

Guest speaker Nassau County Legislator Nicolello

The New Hyde Park Memorial 55 Annual Graduation was held at the air-conditioned Hofstra University.

The 304 graduates marched proudly into the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex led by their beloved principal Michael DeMartino, who after 39 years of serving the district, is set to retire.

DeMartino said, “Today is a bittersweet day. I have loved every minute of it, but it’s time.” He and his wife plan to travel and visit their grandchildren in various sections of the country, which they have never been able to do.


Hats Off To The Glorious Graduates Of 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

Herricks High School

Sarah Chapin Valedictorian

Sarah is the valedictorian for the Class of 2012. This year she was named a finalist in the select National Merit Scholarship Competition. Sarah has devoted countless hours to science research. She has completed projects through the Hofstra Summer Science Research Program. Her more recent work was done through the distinct Ojima Lab, Chemistry Department, at SUNY Stony Brook. The research project that she developed this year garnered her semifinalist standing in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and an opportunity to compete in the Siemens Math and Science Competition.


Jockeys Visit Ronald McDonald House Prior To Belmont Stakes

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Jockeys help to cheer up kids

The jockeys from Belmont Racetrack always visit Ronald McDonald House just before the Belmont Stakes and this year was no different.

This year at McDonald House it was, however, a little different because they had a huge popcorn machine and lots of drinks for the jockeys and the kids, which was most appreciated.


Trustee-Elect Hassan Not Happy With Denton PTA Donation

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Feels donation not fair to other schools

At the last Herricks School Board meeting Trustee-elect Brian Hassan, sitting at the board table but unable to vote as yet,  said he had a problem with the Denton Avenue School PTA donating funds in the amount of $17,640 to be used for additional iPads for the Denton students.

He said he felt it was not right that one school should get such a large donation. His complaint was backed by co-president of the PTA Council Marie Bono who said, “It’s not fair that one school gets so much money for donations and Searingtown School does not get those kind of donations from their PTA.


9/11 Sculpture Makes Its Way To Williston Park

Written by Stephen Levine: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

Rotary Club and Eagle Scout install bronze statue at local fire department

While parades and barbecues were once again a normal occurrence this Memorial Day, Williston Park residents were treated to a little something extra. At 11 a.m. at the Williston Park Fire House, the Rotary Club of Williston Park installed the sculpture “Every Day a Hero” as a monument donated and dedicated to all of America’s heroes who risked their lives during the September 11th attacks.

The sculpture, which now proudly stands in front of the firehouse, depicts a life-sized firefighter engaged in his work. The sculpture was customized specifically to the firefighters of New York by placing their unique insignia on the helmet, thus making the sculpture one of a kind to New York firefighters.


Herricks Board Congratulates New Board Members

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

Installation to be held on July 2 at 7:15 p.m.

At the last Herricks School Board meeting, President Christine Turner started the meeting by congratulating the two winning uncontested school board candidates, Nancy Feinstein and Brian Hassan. She welcomed them to sit at the board table during the meeting. She also said they could make comments, but that they could not vote until the reorganizational meeting which will be held on July 2 when they will be sworn into office. At that time both trustees Richard Buckley and Peter Grisafi will step down after many years of service on the school board. However, both candidates decided to remain seated in the audience.

New Hyde Park Remembers Its Fallen Warriors

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Memorial Day parade held on Saturday

As has been the tradition, for many years, the New Hyde Park American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars hold their Memorial Day Parade on the Saturday before Memorial Day and this year was no different.

The proud marchers started on Hillside Boulevard with a stop at village hall to place a wreath by the rock that holds the names of those killed in the wars and then the marchers continued on New Hyde Park Road to Memorial Park on the corner of Lincoln and Wilton Street for the rest of the ceremonies.


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