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LISDA to Host Public Forum

Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

Facts on Consolidation, Dissolution of  Local Fire and Water District to Be Discussed

The Long Island Special Districts Association (LISDA) will host a forum on “The Facts on Consolidation and Dissolution of Your Local Fire and Water District.” LISDA representatives will speak at the Town of Oyster Bay’s William P. Bennett Community Center in Hicksville on Wednesday, Oct. 28, starting at 7:30 p.m.

This presentation has been expanded to include the residents of Bethpage, Plainview, Jericho and Westbury. LISDA has extended invitations to the political representatives from the affected areas to provide their insight on special districts.

 

Majid, Walker Vie for 17th Legislative District Seat

Written by Ronald Scaglia Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00

On Nov. 3, residents of Nassau County’s 17th Legislative District will elect a new representative to the Nassau County Legislature. Rose Marie Walker and Arshad Majid are vying for the position, which is being vacated by Ed Mangano, who is running for County Executive. The district includes Island Trees, Bethpage, Hicksville, Levittown, North Massapequa, Plainedge, South Farmingdale and Syosset. The candidate’s stories are listed below in alphabetical order.

 

Six Vie for Three Spots on Oyster Bay Town Board

Written by Ronald Scaglia Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00

The same questions were asked of all candidates running for the Town of Oyster Bay Board, which is a four-year term. In the event a council member leaves office prior to completion of a full term, the Town Board appoints a replacement. That person serves until the next regularly scheduled election, at which time the voters elect an individual to serve the remainder of the term. There is no limit to the number of terms council members may serve.

Incumbent Republican councilmembers Chris J. Coschignano, Elizabeth A. Faughnan and Joseph G. Pinto are being challenged by Democrats Matt Meng, Erin Reilley and Doug Watson. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Their stories appear below in alphabetical order.

 

2009 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Campaign for Seniors Announced

Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

Hicksville Residents Encouraged to Get Inoculated

Arthur A. Gianelli, president/ CEO of NuHealth (formerly the Nassau Health Care Corporation), announced the 2009 senior seasonal flu vaccination campaign, offered in conjunction with the Nassau County Departments of Health (DOH) and Senior Citizen Affairs, will be held at multiple locations. The program is open to seniors age 60 and over at no out-of-pocket expense at easily accessible locations within the vicinity of the East Meadow-based Nassau University Medical Center and includes opportunities for multiple health screenings and referrals for complete physical exam appointments.

 

Staying Healthy This Flu Season

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

School Districts Take Precaution

The swine flu or H1N1 virus took hold during the last school year and remains a serious concern as flu season approaches.

While it’s natural during the fall and winter months for some children and staff members to become “under the weather,” that doesn’t necessarily mean they contracted the H1N1 virus; “Type A” flu, the common cold or other maladies may be to blame.

 

Fundraiser in Ricky Greene’s Memory Raises $10K

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Scholarship Created in Late Resident’s Honor

Several hundred people gathered Sept. 13 at Boulder Creek in Hicksville for the Ricky Greene Memorial Benefit. Proceeds, which totaled approximately $10,000, will go to establish a Hicksville High School scholarship in honor of the late Richard “Ricky” Greene.

 

MTA/LIRR to Deliver Two Locomotives to Railroad Museum Yard

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Come See the Retired Workhorses

During Oyster Festival

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) officially transferred two retired LIRR locomotives – No. 397 and No. 398 to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum for display with their historic equipment collection as part of the yearlong celebration of the rail road’s 175th anniversary. The two mini locomotives – now known as Dashing Dan and Dashing Dottie – were used as “switching locomotives” in the LIRR’s Morris Park diesel servicing and repair yard in Richmond Hill, Queens.

 

Hicksville Water District Presents Proposed 2010 Budget

Friday, 25 September 2009 00:00

Spending Plan Includes No Increase in

Water Rates, Taxes for 5th Consecutive Year

The Hicksville Water District’s Board of Commissioners recently held a public hearing at the William P. Bennett Community Center to present its proposed budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

 

Craig Ginsberg Pleads Guilty to Running Gift Card Ponzi Scheme

Friday, 25 September 2009 00:00

 Hicksville Man Must Pay Nearly

$2.4M in Restitution, Serve Jail Time

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Sept. 21 that Hicksville resident Craig Ginsberg has pleaded guilty to grand larceny after operating a Ponzi scheme that promised investors he could procure gift cards to nearby stores at steep discounts and then stealing nearly $2.4 million of their money. Ginsberg, 48, pleaded guilty to the top count of grand larceny – 2nd degree in exchange for a promised sentence of 3.5 to 7 years in prison at his Oct. 29 sentence date.

 

Walker Announces Candidacy for County Legislature

Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

Rose Marie Walker has announced her candidacy for the Nassau County Legislature. Walker, current councilwoman in the Town of Oyster Bay, will be running for the 17th District seat being vacated by Edward P. Mangano, who is seeking to unseat County Executive Tom Suozzi.  

 

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