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Village Holds Hearings Prior to Board Meeting

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 25 November 2011 00:00

“Entire Law Studied in Detail and Can Be By-Passed,” Attorney Spellman

Prior to the beginning of the New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, the board held two hearings; one for a special use and the other to pass a local law.

The first, the local law, was explained by village attorney John Spellman.  Apparently, the 2 percent tax cap, passed earlier in the year by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, can be by-passed without the 60 percent vote, if the board in question (village, school or town) votes to by-pass the 2 percent tax cap.


Williston Park Holds Veterans Day Service

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00

In spite of the fact that the wind whipped around the corner of Willis Avenue at the site of the Williston Park Monument on the grounds of Williston Park Village Hall bringing with it cold November temperatures, the sidewalk area was packed with residents on hand to observe Veterans Day ceremonies held by the Williston Park Veterans of Foreign Wars, the VFW, American Legion and village officials.


Toys for Tots Holds Its Kick-Off Luncheon

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00

Toys for Tots, once again through the courtesy of Gary Melius, held its kick-off luncheon at Oheka Castle.

Organizer of the entire program is Major Chuck Kilbride with the help this year of Coordinator Gunnery Sgt. Steven Covington and Assistant Coordinator Brian Gomez.


Shelter Rock Library Holds Re-Dedication Ceremony

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00

On a beautiful Sunday in October, the Shelter Rock Library, located at165 Searingtown Road, Albertson, held a rededication ceremony for its newly renovated library.

Library board president Thomas Jordan gave a little background information on the library itself. Jordan said, “In 1960, a group of residents wanted a neighborhood library they could ‘call their own.’  Therefore, a Friends of the Library was formed and with a great deal of hard work and community spirit, the Shelter Rock Library was born.


New Hyde Park Tree Lighting Set for Dec. 3

Written by Gary Simeone Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00

The New Hyde Park Village Board held a brief meeting on Tuesday night to discuss both old and new business. Mayor Dan Petruccio and each of the village trustees issued their monthly reports to the public.

The New Hyde Park Village Police Auxiliary car is now back in service after being taken off the road for repairs, according to trustee Rich Coppola Jr. The car which had, “ignition key module failure” has been fixed and will allow the members of the Auxiliary Police unit to better patrol the neighborhood streets. New Hyde Park Legislator Richard Nicolello is to be thanked for the repairs because after he was notified of the situation he moved swiftly to take care of it.


Herricks Holds A Different Kind Of Homecoming

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00

The Herricks Homecoming celebration was held on the girls soccer field this year and it was a fun-filled event with games, music and even a dunking station where some poor girl was dunked every time the mark was hit.

High School Athletic Director Jim Petricca ran the entire day that started out with the various classes participating in relay races including egg on a spoon, potato sack and jump rope.  All the participants had a marvelous time.


Not So Spooky Walk Big Hit at Clark Gardens

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00

Due to the snow, wind and heavy rains, the  Town of North Hempstead Spooky Walk, always a popular event at Clark Gardens, had to be cancelled Saturday night. The Not So Spooky Walk, the next day, was a huge success and that was followed up on Sunday night by the re-scheduled Spooky Walk.


Homecoming Could Not Have Been on Better Day

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

The New Hyde Park Memorial Homecoming celebration could not have fallen on a more beautiful day. It was sunny with a nice breeze wafting though all the events of the day.

The day started off with a spectacular parade led by New Hyde Park Memorial banner carried by the drum majorettes and followed closely by the New Hyde Park Memorial Band, all donned in their marvelous uniforms complete with their wonderful black hats topped with black plumes, gently blowing in the breeze.


Candidates for North Hempstead Supervisor

Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

Anton Newspapers asked Democratic incumbent Jon Kaiman and Republican challenger Lee Tu to respond to the following questions

Jon Kaiman

In the area of “good and open government” how can the Town of North Hempstead keep its constituents better informed of pending Town Board actions?

Town government sometimes publishes short and vague, almost cryptic, synopses of its Town Board Agenda and public hearing items which hinders constituent involvement. What are your thoughts about increasing the level of detail made public, and made public in a more timely way?


Herricks Meeting Extends Past Midnight

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

At the very start of the extremely long Herricks Board meeting that extended past midnight, the board named Grant Seltzer Richman and Sheryl Bohan as its student representatives and Dana Curtin and Samuel Oh as alternatives.

The board also announced that they have had very productive meetings with the Herricks Teacher’s Association and those meetings are ongoing. Board president Christine Turner added, “Naturally, we can’t discuss those meetings as yet, but we are happy that they will continue.”


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