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‘Hope for Hempstead Shelter’ Group Swarms Franklin Avenue Intersection

Written by Rachelle Blidner Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

Hope for Hempstead Shelter refuses to take a catnap when it comes to expressing their concerns about the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. The group held a rally Saturday, June 25 at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.

About 40 protesters, including Democratic candidate for Town Supervisor Gary Port, gathered with signs and fliers to rally against what they say are wrongdoings at the shelter in Wantagh.

 

Reconstruction of GW Wing Nearly Complete

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

Fire Ravaged Section of West Hempstead School Sports New Tile, Windows and Walls

It nearly tore down a school. It heavily affected one administrator. However, it didn’t stop the community and the school district from persevering.

The West Hempstead School District announced on its website that the new George Washington School (GW) wing will be ready when the school opens in September for the 2011-2012 school year.

“I’m very happy to know that our students are going to have access to what’s going to be a very beautiful and modern facility,” Deputy Superintendent Richard Cunningham said. “It was hard to foresee at the night of the fire when the focus was, ‘How are we going to get this building open for school and what’s going to become of the area that’s been damaged that we’ve used for so long?’ It’s been a long road. The place, it looks great.”

 

Apparent Murder/Suicide in Uniondale

Written by Rachelle Blidner Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

Police: ‘Couple Had Tumultuous And Contentious Relationship’

A Long Island couple was found dead in Uniondale Sunday in an apparent murder/suicide, police said at a press conference held at Nassau County Police Headquarters on Tuesday, June 21. According to police, the estranged couple had a history of domestic problems.

The bodies of Camille Pierre, 31, of South Floral Park and Emile Pierre Jr., 36, of Uniondale were found in a Nissan Quest minivan at the intersection of Warwick Street and Arcadia Avenue on June 19, authorities said.

Camille died of a gunshot wound, and Emile died of a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound, police said.

 

Ruler On Ice Takes 143rd Belmont Stakes

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

24-1 Shot Claims Third Leg of Triple Crown

Over 55,779 fans watched and waited with great anticipation at last Saturday’s 143rd Belmont Stakes. They waited for the sun to shine; it didn’t. They waited for the mud to turn back to Belmont’s trademark dirt; it wouldn’t. But on a day where the impossible seemed implausible, it happened.

Last year, 13-1 underdog Drosselmeyer took the third leg of the Triple Crown and this year saw much of the same with 24-1 shot Ruler on Ice.

 

New York Knicks Announced as Special Guests of 3-on-3

Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

5-on-5 Game Between Two Schools Becomes Talk of Town

State Senator Jack Martins and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Committee announced recently that the Saturday, July 16th 3-on-3 basketball tournament being held at the Dutch Broadway School will feature the New York Knicks Groove Mobile and a special guest appearance from the Knicks organization. In addition, Martins and the committee have announced a special basketball game between the Henry Viscardi School Wheelchair Basketball Team and the Nassau County Championship Elmont Boys Varsity Basketball team will be played.

 

Belmont Day Parade 2011 Shines in Elmont at Racetrack

Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

The annual Belmont “Elmont” Day Parade attracted hundreds up and down Hempstead Turnpike this past Saturday as the official kick-off to summer and Belmont Race Track! Bands, Schools, Veterans, athletic teams, civic associations and community leaders marched from the Elmont Memorial Public Library to Belmont Race Track in what local officials have called the largest parade in local memory. The Grand Marshals of the parade were the Homecoming Kings and Queens of Elmont Memorial and Sewanhaka High Schools.

 

West Hempstead SD Releases Budget Exit Poll Results

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

Poll Says Voters Approve Public Over Private School

Only 178 votes separated the residents in West Hempstead who supported and opposed this year’s school budget that passed on May 17.

The West Hempstead (WH) School District proposed its 2011-2012 budget at $54,397,183, a 2.85 percent budget to budget increase from 2010-2011. The budget called for a 2.99 percent tax levy increase.

 

3-on-3 Tournament Announced For July 16

Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

State Senator Jack Martins and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament committee announced recently that the 7th annual 3-on-3 tournament will be played on Saturday, July 16 at Dutch Broadway School in Elmont at the Assemblyman Tom Alfano basketball courts located in the rear of the school. A raindate has been scheduled for July 17. The tournament is free and there is no cost to participate.

 

Eye in the Sky: Anton’s Flight Above Long Island’s South Shore

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

Two Editors Cleared for Take Off With Air National Guard Team

It began with a text from my co-worker and good friend, Rich Forestano, asking, “Want to fly in a fighter jet?”

The day of that particular inquiry was May 11.

Sure enough, fifteen days later – Rich is a man of his word – we flew.

 

Hundreds Rally for New Nassau Coliseum

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00

Monday and Tuesday Showcased Fans

Demanding the Islanders Get a New Arena

Long Island business and construction union leaders rallied Monday and Tuesday of this week for a new Nassau Coliseum in an effort to keep the New York Islanders on Long Island.

The rallies were aimed at getting support from the Nassau Legislature on whether to proceed with a referendum on up to $400 million in borrowing to build a new Coliseum and a minor league ballpark.

 

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