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 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.
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.
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.
Students from Oyster Bay and Hicksville are working together to hold the 1st Annual Soldiers Walk on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15. The walk will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park Marina at the end of South Street, starting at 8 a.m. The Soldier’s Walk is to benefit America’s VetDogs, a nonprofit group that supplies service dogs to veterans.
The 2010 Census is under way and those working on it urge residents to return their forms as soon as possible. The bureau hopes to receive as many back in the mail as possible prior to April 12. For those who do not mail back the form, a Census enumerator will begin knocking on doors after to record the information personally.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Hicksville man has been sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating a Ponzi scheme that promised investors gift cards to nearby stores at steep discounts, and then stealing nearly $2.4 million of their money.
Craig Ginsberg, 49, pleaded guilty in September 2009 to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. Ginsberg must also pay restitution in the amount of $2,375,439.
Local postal workers and leaders from the letter carriers, mail handlers and clerks recently held a rally to oppose eliminating Saturday mail delivery. According to Congressman Steve Israel, seniors, veterans and many others rely on the postal system for urgent deliveries, such as Social Security checks and medical information. Postal workers attended the rally to urge the United States Postal Service (USPS) to consider all alternatives before ending Saturday service.
The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) recently announced that it has awarded more than $2.7 million for eight organizations to run programs that will help low-income, noncustodial fathers become more involved with their children’s lives, financially and emotionally.
The Officers and members of Emergency Company 5 of the Hicksville Volunteer Fire Department are saddened to announce the passing of Ex-Captain Robert Perchinski on March 15.
Ex-Captain Robert Perchinski joined Emergency Company 5 in August of 1968 and became quickly involved in Company 5 and was elected as their secretary in 1971. The members recognized his leadership abilities and he was elected to serve as 2nd Lieutenant in 1972 and quickly rose through the ranks to become the 32nd captain to serve Company 5 in 1974, and again in 1975. It was during this period that Bob led the membership through some of the busiest times within the department and he took part in many notable Signal 10s.
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