Assemblyman Tom McKevitt will be hosting his Fourth Annual “Women of Distinction” ceremony to honor outstanding women from the 17th Assembly District.
The ceremony is an opportunity to tell these women that their tireless work and unwavering commitment to family, friends and neighbors has not gone unnoticed. Deserving women can be nominated in the fields of business, community and civic affairs, education, government, health services, volunteer, humanitarian and veteran and military services.
The Assembly Republican Regional Forums on Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Services is traveling the state to address the needs of volunteer first responders and encourage more citizens to donate their time to help keep their communities safe. On July 12, we traveled to East Meadow where I hosted a roundtable discussion at the East Meadow Fire Department. I heard testimony from volunteer firefighters, emergency responders, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and the State Emergency Management Office about key challenges facing the industry on Long Island and statewide.
Senator Craig Johnson is cautioning seniors who are receiving the $250 rebate for Medicare Part D prescription drugs to be aware of a fraudulent phone scam.
We completed our school year on June 25 sending all our students and staff home for a safe and healthy summer. Many of us had the privilege over the last few weeks of school, myself included, to attend four kindergarten graduations, four awards day ceremonies and four sixth-grade moving on ceremonies. Each event was touching and put together with class and emotion by the teachers and building principals at each of the four elementary schools. A special thank you to each of the PTA groups for providing the refreshments at each of these events.
The Williston Park Fire Department once sponsored a celebratory parade through the village. The streets were lined with folks who were on hand to give thanks to this valued group of individuals as they passed by. Their worth to this village is immeasurable.
It’s been a short week due to the Fourth of July celebrations. I was glad to march in this year’s parade sponsored by the Williston Park Fire Department. The Grand Marshal of the parade was Park Avenue’s own Phil O’Donnell, a fifty year member of the department. Phil appeared quite proud of the honor and was cheered loudly by his “groupies” as they followed him through the course of the parade route. Congratulations to Phil and his lovely wife Diane.
This parade is one of the few that is still conducted in the area commemorating the independence of the USA. It is a shame that this is not more widely celebrated as it seems to have developed into more of a sale day for many of the retail stores rather than a holiday honoring America.
United States Congressman Gary Ackerman sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack which expresses his continuing concerns over unhealthy livestock entering the nation’s food supply and the inhumane treatment of animals.
Long Islanders need to oppose the Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking to mandate helicopters fly off the North Shore enroute to eastern parts of Long Island. (Docket Number FAA-2010-0302) There will be a disproportionate volume of helicopter activity over the Town of North Hempstead communities of Great Neck, Kings Point, Locust Valley, Manhasset, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Roslyn, and Sands Point as well as the City of Glen Cove because helicopter operators will have no option but to overfly these areas as they transit to/from a mandated North Shore Route.
United States Congressman Gary Ackerman hailed House and Senate passage of legislation he helped to craft that imposes crippling new sanctions on Iran. The measure, passed by the Senate this afternoon and the House last week is now expected to be signed into law by President Obama.
Ackerman, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, played a key role in shaping the legislation as a member of the House-Senate conference committee that reconciled differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The panel produced the final version of the legislation that both chambers approved today.
The bill aims to force Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program by choking its energy and financial sectors.
Please check cellars, garages and attics for basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, tennis racquets that you no longer need.
If you find any of these items they are sorely needed at New Hyde Park Village Memorial Park, corner of Lincoln Avenue and Wilton Street, New Hyde Park.
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.
New Hyde Park Memorial Park Attendant John Klett
This June 27 at 9:30 a.m., at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home at Lakeville Road and Lowell Avenue, the McBride family will host the inaugural “Katie’s Run” to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. This wonderful event will include a 5K run, a 2 mile Run/Walk and a Children’s Fun Run to be enjoyed by families, friends and supporters in memory of Katie McBride, a beautiful beacon of inspiration who left all who loved her in the prime of her childhood.
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