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Frank Miranda Seeks Re-Election To School Board

Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

States two percent tax cap is most important issue

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Trustee Frank Miranda has announced that he is running for re-election in the May 15 school board election.

Miranda has lived in the school district for 20 years and has held a position as school board trustee from 2004 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2012.


Kevin Dunn To Run For Herricks School Board

Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

Retired New York City firefighter to run for office

Kevin Dunn, a 50-year Williston Park resident and graduate of Herricks High School, has announced that he is running for the office of Herricks School Board trustee.

Dunn, a retired New York City Fire Department lieutenant and graduate of Nassau Community College also served on the Williston Park Village Board as trustee from 2006 -2010.


Treading Water: Pros And Cons Of Fracking

Written by Pat Grace: Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

Panelists split on environmental protection vs economic development

The two couples sat at opposite sides of a small table but couldn’t be farther apart.

Nancy and Tom Schmidt represented the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) of New York on the panel discussion about hydrofracking organized by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Port Washington/Manhasset on March 22 at the Manhasset Public Library. The Schmidts believe hydrofracking is safe and necessary.


Hassan Throws Hat In Ring As Herricks School Candidate

Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

Long Island Grid/Power executive to run for school board

(The following biographical information and statement was provided by candidate Hassan.)

Brian Hassan, of Albertson, a 35-year school district resident, has announced he is going to run for Herricks School board trustee.

Hassan is a senior account executive at National Grid/ Long Island Power Authority where he has worked for 26 years. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and received a BSEE degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic University.


Cellini Lodge Holds 44th Annual Scholarship Dinner

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00

Father Forno, Christopher Macchio and Michael McBride honored

Friday evening, March 30, at the Chateau Briand, Westbury, the New Hyde Park Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Cellini Lodge No. 2206 held its 44th Annual Dinner Dance. Honored this year were Reverend Adam R. Forno, Christopher Macchio and Michael McBride.

Father Forno is the national/state chaplain of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA); Chris Macchio is a professional singer and performer and Michael McBride is the director of the New Hyde Park Funeral Home.


Village Annual Meeting, Budget Hearing, Public Hearings

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00

Budget to be voted on at April 17 meeting

The New Hyde Park Village proposed this year’s budget at their last meeting held on April 2. The budget will be voted on by the complete board at the next meeting, which is set for April 17.

The tentative budget has a proposed total appropriation of $5,842,985.18 representing an increase of $252,214 from last year’s budget.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00

In keeping with tradition, the Village of Williston Park held its Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages (and some adults) at Kelleher Field in Williston Park on Sunday, April 1.

It was an overcast and rather chilly day, but that did not deter hundreds of children from coming to Kelleher Field with baskets in hand to capture the hidden eggs.


Marcus Christ Hall Is Scene Of St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00

Hundreds attend to have heads shaved or donate funds for cancer research

Marcus Christ Hall, located on the grounds of New Hyde Park Village Hall, corner of Jericho Turnpike Road and New Hyde Park Road, was the scene, once again, of the 4th Annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for pediatric cancer, held in conjunction with the village and the Nassau County Police 3rd Precinct.

St. Baldrick’s foundation states it is “a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.”  It also states that “cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the United States.”


Nobody in Nassau Wants to ‘Get the Boot’

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00

County to come down hard on scofflaws

The “boot” in question is not that nifty, expensive leather fashion item, but rather the immobilizing device that is placed on a car as a result of not paying traffic fines for parking or getting caught going through red lights. And, no doubt, it will cost more than that pricy footware you’ve been eyeing.

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Boot and Tow Program has begun, as of March 26. This program has been set up to help collect unpaid fines from scofflaws with parking or traffic violations.


New Hyde Park School Sets Tentative Budget

Written by Margaret Whitely: Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00
Because of the two percent tax cap that was instituted by New York State, the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School budget is still very tentative and as of this date the proposed budget for 2012/2013 is $34, 494, 380.  

At the last meeting, New Hyde Park Assistant Superintendent for Business, Michael Frank, tried to explain the very complicated process of this year’s proposed school budget and he pointed out that the budget was, “still a work in progress.”


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