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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.  


Republican Legislators Protest Energy Tax

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

Say It’s Unfair, Call for Repeal

Armed with petitions containing over 50,000 signatures of Nassau County residents, the Republican caucus of the Nassau County Legislature, led by Minority Leader Peter Schmitt, plans on calling for the repeal of the Home Energy Tax, which is being imposed on consumers to help the county close a budget deficit, if Republicans are successful in reclaiming the Nassau County Legislature on Election Day this November.


Carousel Now Fully Licensed by New York State

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Valid 2009 Through 2010

Carousel Day School in Hicksville has started the new school year fully licensed. Under the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the agency that oversees a day care provider caring for three or more children more than three hours a day, Carousel is now licensed to accommodate 102 children.


Petitioning for a Guardrail Along Wantagh Bike Path

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Gina Russo recognized a dangerous situation when she saw the Wantagh Parkway Bike Path, also known as the Ellen Ferrant Bicycle Path, back in February. The 4.5 mile paved path runs from Jones Beach State Park to Cedar Creek Park along the Wantagh Parkway and is utilized by thousands of residents weekly who like to walk, jog, bike, and rollerblade.


33rd Annual Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Hicksville will hold its 33rd annual Greek Festival on Friday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 11 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13, noon to 11 p.m. The festival will take place on the grounds of the church, which is located on Field Avenue just south of Old Country Road and west of South Oyster Bay Road.


Oyster Bay Town Democrats Announce 2009 Candidate Slate

Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

The Town of Oyster Bay Democrats officially announced their list of candidates slated to challenge Republicans in the November elections.


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