On Jan. 15 at 7:57 a.m., the Hicksville Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Texas Street. Units were met with heavy fire coming from home’s second-floor windows. An aggressive interior attack by Hicksville firefighters quickly knocked the blaze down. The Hicksville Fire Department, under the command of Chief Edward Korona Jr., received on-site assistance from the Bethpage, Jericho and Westbury fire departments while Plainview, Syosset and East Meadow fire departments stood standby at Hicksville’s Station #1. A man in his 20s, the only occupant of the home at the time of the fire, suffered burns and was transported by Nassau County Police ambulance to Nassau University Medical Center.
In the wake of the tragic earthquake that struck the nation of Haiti,Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is strongly recommending that persons wishing to donate money to relief efforts do so with caution to avoid scam artists who prey on people’s goodwill.
James “Jimmy” D. McNaughton, a New York City Police officer and Army Staff Sergeant, was just 27 years old when he was killed in the line of duty.
The 15th Assembly District is up for grabs. The seat, which has been held by Republican Rob Walker since May 2005, became vacant as of midnight Jan. 2 when Walker stepped down to accept a position as Nassau County’s Deputy County Executive.
Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
The ticket that Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.
Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature recently voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it.
On Dec. 16, Tom Suozzi held a farewell party at the Garden City Hotel. He reflected on his years as county executive in front of staff members and supporters.
The Oyster Bay Town Board has awarded a contract to construct a new, state-of-the-art parking facility in Hicksville, according to Supervisor John Venditto, who said that the new structure will have two levels below ground, one at grade level and one level above ground and will park approximately 1,400 vehicles – the same as the previous facility.
The Hicksville Public Library’s Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate to fill an expected vacancy. To do so, the board is looking to appoint a candidate to fill the unexpired term of one trustee.
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