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Letter: Memorial Students Quietly Helping Special Olympic Athletes

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00
A group of New Hyde Park Memorial High School softball players and students have been, without any fanfare, devoting their time each Friday after practice to help Special Olympic athletes play baseball and softball.
 

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson - April 16, 2010

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

State Workers Should Agree to Salary Freeze

Last week, Governor Paterson put forth legislation that included a temporary freeze on projected state employee raises while the budget is under negotiations.

 

Letter: A Special Thanks

Written by Damien Monaco Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

It’s been a very busy two weeks since our village election; it’s also been very exciting. I’m looking forward to both April 5 when I actually take office and April 6 when I am sworn in as mayor of Williston Park. I also look forward to serving the village as mayor and want to express my sincere thanks to all of you who worked so diligently to help get me elected. It took a large number of supporters to make this happen, with many reaching out to their friends and neighbors on my behalf. I also want to thank my opponents who stepped up and offered the residents a choice. On behalf of our residents I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Lud and Alan for their years of service to the village. I congratulate Terry Thomann, Kevin Ryne and Kevin Kiley and thank both Sue Redding and Bill LaRusso.

 

Letter: Thank You Voters and Good Wishes

Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

On March 16, the voters of Williston Park decided that they did not want me to be their mayor. I admit I was disappointed, but there was more than enough of that to share. Prior to that election day a great deal of effort went into my Citizen Party’s campaign.  My running mate, Bill Lorusso and I take this opportunity to thank everyone who did vote for us, those who contributed time, energy and money to the campaign, those who circulated and signed petitions, put our signs on their lawns and fences, read our releases and wrote lovely letters of support. Also thanks to the merchants who allowed our material in their windows. Williston Park now has a new mayor and two new trustees who are not affiliated by party. We should give them time to adjust to their new positions so they can focus on the needs of Williston Park. They join two party affiliated veteran trustees. They are all entrusted with the guidance of the village. The entire village board has my good wishes for success through the next several years. Years that will probably be difficult because of the economics of our time. During the campaign candidates made many promises. It is now time for them to keep those promises without inane excuses.

Alan J. Reardon

 

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson: April 2, 2010

Written by Senator Craig Johnson Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Senator Johnson Introduces Amendments

To Consolidation/ Dissolution Law

Senator Craig M. Johnson, and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel announce common-sense amendments to the New York Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act.

This legislation (S.7238/ A.10432) was introduced after consultation with the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM), the Association of Towns, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), and the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York.

 

Census Bureau Says Return Your Form

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

The 2010 Census is under way and those working on it urge residents to return their forms as soon as possible. The bureau hopes to receive as many back in the mail as possible prior to April 12. For those who do not mail back the form, a Census enumerator will begin knocking on doors after to record the information personally.

 

Letter: Thank You So Much For Your Support

Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

I cannot sufficiently express my gratitude for your overwhelming support and words of encouragement for which I thank you. It is with this deep appreciation for your support along with a strong sense of commitment and dedication that I will serve as one of your next elected trustees.

 

Letter: Re: Issue of March 12, 2010 Column ‘An Opinion’ by Robert McMillan

Written by Sheila Ferrari Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

I read with interest the column titled “Where Is Al Gore?” in which Robert McMillan criticized Al Gore’s concept that human activity is the major factor behind global warming.

 

From the Desk of Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt

Written by Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00
Mckevitt Appointed to the Mental Hygiene  Joint Budget Subcommittee

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I – East Meadow) has been selected by Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C – Canandaigua) to serve on the bi-partisan Mental Hygiene Budget Conference Committee. The purpose of budget conference committees is to work out the details in their specific budget bill after revenue has been agreed upon and distributed by the General Conference Committee.    

“I am honored to be chosen to advocate on behalf of our most vulnerable population and will work to craft a budget that protects their needs,” said McKevitt. “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in both houses of the Legislature in the hope of producing an on-time budget that rejects further tax increases, reduces spending and makes cuts to programs and services that affect the smallest portion of New Yorkers.”

 

From the Desk of Congressman Gary Ackerman

Written by Congressman Gary Ackerman Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00
Ackerman Receives Perfect Grade on Protecting the Environment

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman has received a 100 percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters, one of the nation’s leading environmental advocacy organizations.

Ackerman received the top score in the group’s 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, the yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health and energy issues.

 

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