Growing up in Hicksville, Brian Hart remembers eating with friends and cousins at the Sweet Shop or The Ground Round and playing video games at the Plaza – today’s Broadway Mall – so naturally Hart harnessed those suburban memories for the setting in his first book, The Tadpole and the Butterfly.
“I have always wanted to write and illustrate stories for children and young adults. The Tadpole and the Butterfly is somewhat autobiographical because I tapped into emotions, opinions and observations from when I was growing up,” said Hart, who currently resides in Sayville with his wife and two children.
High school students: Get ready for your close-up. The SATs and ACTs now want a photo of you.
The requirement that photos be uploaded at the testing site is just one of the new security measures that will now govern SAT and ACT test-takers. In the aftermath of the arrests of 20 local students late last year, all charged with either taking SAT or ACT exams for other students or having paid someone to take the test for them, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced a “sweeping security overhaul” to prevent further cheating. DA Rice was joined by executives from the College Board and the ACT exams at a press conference on Monday, March 26, as she outlined the new rules.
New York is losing some of its influence, and that can mean trouble for Long Islanders.
In 1950, when Harry S. Truman was president, New York had 45 congressional seats, the most in the nation. The recent past had seen the four terms of Hyde Park’s Franklin D. Roosevelt, with FDR’s distant cousin, Theodore, serving as president earlier in the century. Further back, the 19th century had seen several New Yorkers as president: Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, and the popular Grover Cleveland.
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto introduced Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos as “hopefully our next U.S. Senator from the State of New York” at Hicksville Community Center’s town hall meeting on March 22.
Venditto lauded Maragos for his work as comptroller since he assumed the post in 2009, but reassured residents that Maragos’ next venture, if elected, may have a greater impact on the county than his current one.
The “boot” in question is not that nifty, expensive leather fashion item, but rather the immobilizing device that is placed on a car as a result of not paying traffic fines for parking or getting caught going through red lights. And, no doubt, it will cost more than that pricy footware you’ve been eyeing.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Boot and Tow Program has begun, as of March 26. This program has been set up to help collect unpaid fines from scofflaws with parking or traffic violations.
Hats here in the United States are often synonymous with statements: team allegiances, sponsorship obligations or setting a trend.
In the case of Flexfit, the company known for their stretchy, one-size-fits-all technology, its new “Hamylo” hat will represent something significantly more charitable.
Robbery Squad detectives reported the details of two arrests for a robbery that occurred in Hicksville on Tuesday, March 20 at 11:52 a.m.
According to detectives, Remick Menjivar, 18, of Freeport, approached a male victim, 26, who was in the driveway at his Hicksville residence, produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s keys to his 2006 Infinity. The victim complied and the defendant drove off in the victim’s vehicle, said police. At the time of the robbery, police said the victim observed Edwin Flores, 20, of Hicksville, near his home, standing outside of a 2011 Toyota Corolla and looking around nervously. Both vehicles then fled the scene at the same time, said police.
Parisi’s “dynamite” T-shirt concept, a part of the ENT & Allergy’s Great American Smokeout (GASO) and American Cancer Society campaign, recently earned him $1,000 and another $1,000 for his school.
The Hicksville School District, specifically the social studies department, (Dr. Rose Borda is the chair) held an essay contest for district students. The Patriots Pen theme was, “Are You Proud of Your Country?” and The Voice of Democracy theme was, “Is There Pride In Serving in Our Military?”
“I had a marvelous relationship with him. I’m impressed I spent time with such a marvelous soul,” said John Graham, a friend of Rowehl’s for 23 years and fellow firefighter in Mt. Sinai.
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