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Herricks School Board Appoints Turner, Again, As President

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

Christine Turner was once again appointed and sworn-in as president of the Herricks School Board at its recent Reorganizational Meeting.

Christine Turner,  has been on the Herricks school board for the last 20 years, having been first elected in 1990.   In that time she has been vice-president of the board eight times and president of the board six times.

Richard Buckley, who was not present at the meeting, was appointed vice-president.  He will be given his oath of office at the next meeting.

Both trustee Paul Ehrbar and Dr. Sanjay Jain were also sworn into office, as well, at the beginning of the meeting.


New Hyde Park Memorial Holds Graduation at Hofstra

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
As has been the tradition for the last few years, New Hyde Park Memorial High School has been holding its graduation ceremonies at the Mack Center at Hofstra University.

The graduates and their families  were very happy, especially this year, due to the sweltering hot temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, that they were in an air-conditioned facility.


Herricks Graduation on Football Field as Planned

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
Just a few hours after one of the worst storms to hit the area in years, the Herricks High School Graduation was held, as planned, in perfect weather on the football field and in full view of the glorious new Herricks track.
The ceremony was perfect as the sun streamed down on Herricks Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth, Principal Dr. Jane Modoono as they gave their very brief but meaningful graduation words of thought.

Hats Off to the Glorious Graduates of 2010

Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

New Hyde Park Memorial High School

Kelly Smolenski – Valedictorian - 2010

Kelly is a talented young woman who excels across several disciplines. She is a bright, motivated student who combines academic goals with serious commitment. Teachers find that Kelly loves to be challenged. She sets high goals for herself and strives to meet them. Kelly has been focused on preparing for her future career in architecture. Her love of art, outstanding grades, coupled with her formidable test scores, substantiate that ambition.


Herricks Community Votes Overwhelmingly for Budget

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

In an unprecedented number of votes, so many that two voting machines had to be closed due to capacity, the Herricks school community voted to approve the budget.  The final vote, including absentee ballots, is as follows:

3, 028 voted Yes

1, 946 voted No

The vote was held from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.


New Hyde Park Cellini Lodge Holds 42nd Annual Awards Night

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

The New Hyde Park Order Sons of Italy Lodge No. 2206 held its 42nd Annual Awards Night at Marcus Christ Hall, on the grounds of the New Hyde Park Village hall.

Scholarship chairwoman Anna Mulea was in charge of the event and due to her hard work and diligence, it ran like clockwork along with the help of Cellini president Gina Ferrara.


Herricks School District Preps for Budget Re-Vote

Written by Geoffrey Walter Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

It’s rare to see the small cafeteria of Center St. school filled for a June meeting of the Herricks Board of Education.  Following the one-vote defeat of the May 18 budget vote, it was easy to see why residents turned out last Thursday night to hear the latest news regarding what the board had planned for the revote which is less than five days away.

Budget Revote

Board President Richard Buckley announced that the school board learned that the state had approved a retirement incentive for “all its workers,” but little exact information is available.  


Jockeys at Annual Visit to Ronald McDonald House

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

Just days before the Belmont Stakes, a half-dozen jockeys from Belmont Park rode into the hearts of families at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI)  as part of the annual Jockey Day event.


New Hyde Park/Williston Park Never Forgets

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Both the Village of New Hyde Park and Williston Park hold very impressive Memorial Day Parades every year and this year was no exception.  

Fortunately, the weather was picture-perfect on both days, albeit warmer on Monday, but not a drop of rain in sight.


Letter: Re: Dom’s Deli Meeting At Clinton Martin Park

Friday, 28 May 2010 16:25

Your coverage of the town meeting called by North Hempstead Town Councilman Ferrara and Councilwoman Seeman regarding the proposed rezoning of the property on Herricks Road and Wilson Boulevard from the current “residential” to “commercial” was most informative.

Having attended the meeting and being a resident very near the property under discussion, I find the issues and opposing points of view very interesting but also very self-serving.


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