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Judson, Mott Vie for Hicksville BOE Seat

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

Hicksville School District residents will take to the polls Tuesday, May 18 to vote for the proposed 2010-2011 spending plan (see story on page 1) as well as to elect two trustees to the school board.
This year, the seats held by current trustees Alesia Sommers and Sue Powell are set to expire with Powell running unopposed and Sommers retiring from the board. Vying for Sommers’ seat are Brenda Judson and James Mott.


Assembly Minority Holds Town Hall Meeting

Written by Cory Twibell and Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

“Is Albany working for you?” asked New York State Assemblyman Minority Leader Brian Kolb (129th A.D.) to those gathered for a town hall meeting last week. “Is the New York State government working for you?”

The response from an audience of about 50 gathered at the Hicksville Knights of Columbus was silence; not a single person raised their hand.


DA Rice Urges Emergency Responders to Train Members on Symptoms of Autism

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

Developmental Disorder Affects Communication;

Could Impede Rescue Operations

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice joined members of the autism community to call on emergency responders to further educate their personnel on the signs and characteristics of autism and other developmental disabilities. Without the proper training, it is possible that some behavioral characteristics could be mistaken for threatening actions and impede rescue operations.


NuHealth Issues Requests for Proposals For Planned $1 Billion Redevelopment

Written by Thomas Duffy Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

On April 15, Arthur A. Gianelli, president and CEO of NuHealth, held a press conference at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow to announce the issuance of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) with regard to two separate redevelopment projects planned for NuHealth’s campuses in East Meadow and Uniondale.


Judge Issues 30-Day Restraining Order To MTA’s Able-Ride Cuts

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

Disability Groups Expected To Supply $80,000 Bond

A judge recently issued a 30-day temporary restraining order against the MTA, regarding cuts to its Able-Ride program and told disability advocacy groups to raise an $80,000 bond to help pay for the service, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs.


County Sets Out to Tackle Heroin Epidemic

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

Three-Pronged System of Enforcement, Awareness and Education

In response to the recent heroin scare among Long Island teenagers, the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) has not only brought the fight to the streets, but to parents and students as well. 


This Earth Day, ‘B’ Greener

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

Hicksville Entrepreneur’s Environmentally-Friendly Company

Forty years ago, the United States declared April 22 as Earth Day – a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth‘s environment. Over the past decade, Americans have become more environmentally conscious by recycling, reusing and reducing – especially when it comes to plastic waste.


Assembly Republicans to Host Town Hall Meeting

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

‘People’s Convention To Reform New York’ April 29

Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (Canandaigua) and fellow GOP Assemblymen Michael Fitzpatrick (Smithtown), David G. McDonough (Merrick), Tom McKevitt (East Meadow), Michael Montesano (Glen Head) and Andrew Raia (East Northport) will hold a “People’s Convention to Reform New York” town hall meeting on Thursday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hicksville Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place.


MTA’s Able-Ride Cuts Delayed After Disabilities Advocates File Lawsuit

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

Judge Suspends MTA Service Cuts by Two Weeks

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered a two-week extension to the MTA’s effective date for limiting services in its Able-Ride program.

After the MTA announced in March that it would be limiting its Able-Ride services to save money, several disability advocacy groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the company.


Underage Drinking Discussed in Hicksville

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Calling underage drinking a serious issue would be a gross understatement; in addition to serving as a causal factor for a host of debilitating and potentially deadly conditions, underage drinking costs residents of New York state billions of dollars in medical costs and lost work hours.

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services Inc. recently presented a special program entitled “Underage Drinking in Our Community,” to educate more people about the true risks that underage drinking presents. While parents and teachers do make some effort to discourage teens from drinking, from the information provided at the meeting, not nearly enough is being done.


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