Hudes and Cullin Inducted as Town Board Members
As the latest event in the string of historical occurrences in the Town of Hempstead that have taken place in the past year and a half, last week six council members were inducted as councilmen and women for individual districts within the town. Among those installed last Thursday was Levittown resident Gary Hudes, a Republican who will serve in the Sixth Councilmanic District and Angie Cullin, a Republican who will serve in the Fifth Councilmanic District.
Snow Removal Complaints Pile Up
Residents from throughout the Town of Hempstead have been issuing complaints about the town's snow removal since approximately a foot of snow was dumped on Nassau County on Saturday, Dec. 30. At the first board meeting of the year, town residents lashed out at Supervisor Richard Guardino and councilmembers as they discussed approving funding to hire a consultant to help deal with the plowing problems that were experienced with this last storm.
Island Trees Sports
The 8th grade volleyball team played a nice game against Hicksville. Although the Lady Bulldogs were unable to obtain the win, they gave their opponents a tough battle. Some of the highlights from the game was an excellent spike by Jen Greene, an amazing save by Kelly Murphy, a deadly spike by Donna Braun, and Gina Brewer's outstanding and very smart play when she faked out the potential blockers and "dinked" the ball directly over their heads. Rachel Davids, Amanda Rossi and Melissa Medina were an intimidating force at the net. Terrific hustle and heads up play by Jessica Ostrowski, Gina Dziuba, Megan Carlson, Tina Rivera, Kate Beale, and Jackie Augner helped keep the team in the game. Jamie Lent, Lauren O'Shea, Korin Jordan, Michelle McGurk, Kate Sopp and Lori Brennan all gave their best efforts to the game. The Lady Bulldogs have just three games remaining in their season and look to add more victories onto their final record.
Ted Petersen Junior Varsity Wrestling Tournament
The Ted Petersen JV Wrestling Tournament was held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Island Trees Middle School. "Coach Pete" was a man who cared for Island Trees youth and was a coach and teacher at Island Trees for 30 plus years. He was committed to the promotion of respect, fairness and good sportsmanship. In his honor, this event was created.
Levittown Library in Need of Modernization
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