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Williston Park Village Never Forgets

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

Officials and Residents Gather on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

In the afternoon of the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 the Village of Williston Park officials and residents gathered to remember those who perished on that day 10 years ago when the World Trade Towers were attacked.

The event was held at Williston Park Little League Kelleher Field at the Little League’s Day of Remberance and was orchestrated by Deputy Mayor William Darmstadt.

 

Residents Get Makeover From Ace Hardware

Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

Recently, Ace Hardware and CMT (Country Music Television) announced Anthony Minerva, of New Hyde Park, as the grand prizewinner of the Get Grilling: CMT BBQ Week Sweepstakes, a promotion highlighting Ace Hardware’s grilling expertise and lawn and garden knowledge. 

 

Residents Complain About Class Size, Tax Cap. APPR

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

The very long Herricks school board meeting, held after the board toured all its buildings, turned into a lot of complaints, due to the fact that residents are so frustrated with all the cuts the district was forced to make in order to maintain a reasonable budget.

First of all parents were not happy with the prospect of an additional aide in some of the elementary school classes in lieu of starting a new class.  Both board president Christine Turner and superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth explained that in “this economic climate” 65 teachers had to be let go.

 

Irene Blows Through Leaving Downed Trees and Wires

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

Hurricane Irene, true to predictions, blew through New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, leaving power outages and downed trees and massive flooding.

 

The Cellini Italian Feast Roars Into Town Ahead of Irene

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
With threats of a vicious hurricane swirling around, the Annual Cellini Lodge Festival opened last Wednesday and the entire area was packed. 
 

McKevitt Holds Annual Women of Distinction Event

Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt hosted his 5th annual Women of Distinction event recently at the Albertson VFW. With over 200 guests in attendance including former recipients of the award, family, friends, and this year’s honorees, the event was a community-wide success, noted McKevitt.

“With the outpouring of support for these women in the community it is obvious that we are so fortunate to call them our friends and neighbors,” said McKevitt. “These women represent some of the most courageous and accomplished individuals in our state and nation. Taken together, their achievements and dedication have resulted in the continuous improvement of our quality of life and an enlargement of our sense of community here on Long Island.”

 

Herricks Sets Tax Levy For 2011-2012

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00
At the last Herricks School Board meeting the tax levy for the 2011-2012 school year was set at $86,929,401.  Setting this tax levy will result in a tax increase of 3.78 percent, as advertised.

Further, the board allocated the following funds:  

$1,128,834 to the Workers Compensation Reserve Fund.

$948,977 to the Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund.

$221,043 to the Employees Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund.

 

Cellini Annual Italian Festival Set for August

Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Community Appreciation Day August 28

The Cellini Lodge #2206, Order Sons of Italy in America, located in New Hyde Park, will hold its Annual Italian Festival to start on August 24  through August 28 at Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Avenue (off   Denton Avenue) in New Hyde Park.  

The hours of the festival will be: Thursday and Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $1 and children under 8 years are free. 

 

New Hyde Park School Board Appoints Dr. Raymond Bredur

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

At the last meeting of the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board,  Dr.  Raymond Bredur was appointed by the board as  Director of Pupil Personnel Services.

At the outset of the meeting Board President Ernie Gentile called for any comments from the public.

A resident asked if the inquiry she had made at the last meeting regarding the moving of Special Education students from place to place had been resolved.

 

Hail Shatters Many Windshields In New Hyde Park

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

Last Monday, during a fierce thunder and lightening storm, hail plummeted in New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, destroying  the windshields of many cars.

Along with the shattered windshields, residents also experienced a numerous amount of small dings in their cars the size of the rapidly falling hailstones.

 

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