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New Hyde Park Memorial Graduation Held At Hofstra

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

Guest speaker Nassau County Legislator Nicolello

The New Hyde Park Memorial 55 Annual Graduation was held at the air-conditioned Hofstra University.

The 304 graduates marched proudly into the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex led by their beloved principal Michael DeMartino, who after 39 years of serving the district, is set to retire.

DeMartino said, “Today is a bittersweet day. I have loved every minute of it, but it’s time.” He and his wife plan to travel and visit their grandchildren in various sections of the country, which they have never been able to do.


Hats Off To The Glorious Graduates Of 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

Herricks High School

Sarah Chapin Valedictorian

Sarah is the valedictorian for the Class of 2012. This year she was named a finalist in the select National Merit Scholarship Competition. Sarah has devoted countless hours to science research. She has completed projects through the Hofstra Summer Science Research Program. Her more recent work was done through the distinct Ojima Lab, Chemistry Department, at SUNY Stony Brook. The research project that she developed this year garnered her semifinalist standing in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and an opportunity to compete in the Siemens Math and Science Competition.


Jockeys Visit Ronald McDonald House Prior To Belmont Stakes

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Jockeys help to cheer up kids

The jockeys from Belmont Racetrack always visit Ronald McDonald House just before the Belmont Stakes and this year was no different.

This year at McDonald House it was, however, a little different because they had a huge popcorn machine and lots of drinks for the jockeys and the kids, which was most appreciated.


Trustee-Elect Hassan Not Happy With Denton PTA Donation

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Feels donation not fair to other schools

At the last Herricks School Board meeting Trustee-elect Brian Hassan, sitting at the board table but unable to vote as yet,  said he had a problem with the Denton Avenue School PTA donating funds in the amount of $17,640 to be used for additional iPads for the Denton students.

He said he felt it was not right that one school should get such a large donation. His complaint was backed by co-president of the PTA Council Marie Bono who said, “It’s not fair that one school gets so much money for donations and Searingtown School does not get those kind of donations from their PTA.


9/11 Sculpture Makes Its Way To Williston Park

Written by Stephen Levine: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

Rotary Club and Eagle Scout install bronze statue at local fire department

While parades and barbecues were once again a normal occurrence this Memorial Day, Williston Park residents were treated to a little something extra. At 11 a.m. at the Williston Park Fire House, the Rotary Club of Williston Park installed the sculpture “Every Day a Hero” as a monument donated and dedicated to all of America’s heroes who risked their lives during the September 11th attacks.

The sculpture, which now proudly stands in front of the firehouse, depicts a life-sized firefighter engaged in his work. The sculpture was customized specifically to the firefighters of New York by placing their unique insignia on the helmet, thus making the sculpture one of a kind to New York firefighters.


Herricks Board Congratulates New Board Members

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

Installation to be held on July 2 at 7:15 p.m.

At the last Herricks School Board meeting, President Christine Turner started the meeting by congratulating the two winning uncontested school board candidates, Nancy Feinstein and Brian Hassan. She welcomed them to sit at the board table during the meeting. She also said they could make comments, but that they could not vote until the reorganizational meeting which will be held on July 2 when they will be sworn into office. At that time both trustees Richard Buckley and Peter Grisafi will step down after many years of service on the school board. However, both candidates decided to remain seated in the audience.

New Hyde Park Remembers Its Fallen Warriors

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Memorial Day parade held on Saturday

As has been the tradition, for many years, the New Hyde Park American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars hold their Memorial Day Parade on the Saturday before Memorial Day and this year was no different.

The proud marchers started on Hillside Boulevard with a stop at village hall to place a wreath by the rock that holds the names of those killed in the wars and then the marchers continued on New Hyde Park Road to Memorial Park on the corner of Lincoln and Wilton Street for the rest of the ceremonies.


Village Denies Willy Parkers Request For Outdoor Dining

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Board votes unanimously against variance.

Toward the end of the Williston Park Village meeting held on May 21 at village hall, the board voted unanimously not to grant the request from Willy Parkers restaurant, located at 71 Willis Avenue, to serve meals on their backyard patio. There were no comments from the residents who were present at the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar said that he would go out of the usual order in presenting reports so that Williston Park Library Director Donna McKenna, who is expecting twins any minute, could leave to meeting as soon as possible.


Edward Kezys Named SBA Exporter Of The Year

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

Ace export trader settles company in New Hyde Park

Native New Yorker Edward Kezys, president of North Shore International, Inc., a New Hyde Park-based export trading company, was named the United States Small Business Administration’s 2012 New York State Exporter of The Year.

In making the announcement at Kezys’ New Hyde Park office, SBA’s New York Regional Administrator Jorge Silva-Puras said that Kezys was selected for the honor based on criteria that reviews a company’s increase in sales and growth as a result of exporting creative overseas marketing strategies and encouraging other small businesses to export.


Village Board Approves Hiring Secretary For Zoning Board

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

Board adopts summer schedule of one meeting a month

Prior to the New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, the board held a public hearing in order to receive public comment on the board’s proposal to hire a secretary for the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Since there was no comment from any members of the audience, the board voted to approve the authorization to hire a secretary for the Board of Appeals.

The board then took a short break and returned to the regular meeting.


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