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Candidates Announce for Town Receiver of Taxes

Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

Incumbent Democrat Charles Berman Is Being Challenged by Republican Jane Centrella

Charles Berman

The candidate issued the following statement.

“Charles Berman was originally appointed to the office of Receiver of Taxes in 2003 and January 2010, and was elected in November 2010.

“Berman is a proven government affairs professional with a solid administrative background in business. His career in public service began when he was appointed Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of Oyster Bay in 2000.


Legislator Richard Nicolello Announces Re-Election Run

Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

(A statement from Democratic challenger Jason Watson has not yet been received.)

Legislator Richard J. Nicolello, a resident of New Hyde Park, is seeking another two-year term in the Nassau County Legislature, 9th District. He is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines.

He issued the following statement announcing his candidacy.


The Town of North Hempstead Never Forgets

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

Commemoration of 9-11 Held at Clark Botanic Garden

In the lovely, lush, quiet Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, under the supervision of John Darcy, North Hempstead Town elected officials and residents joined together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9-11, when so many people perished from the earth due to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and high jacked flight No. 93 that crashed near Shanks Ville, Pa.

The entire memorial ceremony was under the direction of Town of North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross. Gross announced at the introduction of the program that a piece of steel that had been at Ground Zero, had been delivered to her home at 3 a.m. that morning. This particular piece has been all around the country as a stark reminder of the horror of that day.


Williston Park Village Never Forgets

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

Officials and Residents Gather on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

In the afternoon of the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 the Village of Williston Park officials and residents gathered to remember those who perished on that day 10 years ago when the World Trade Towers were attacked.

The event was held at Williston Park Little League Kelleher Field at the Little League’s Day of Remberance and was orchestrated by Deputy Mayor William Darmstadt.


Residents Get Makeover From Ace Hardware

Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

Recently, Ace Hardware and CMT (Country Music Television) announced Anthony Minerva, of New Hyde Park, as the grand prizewinner of the Get Grilling: CMT BBQ Week Sweepstakes, a promotion highlighting Ace Hardware’s grilling expertise and lawn and garden knowledge. 


Residents Complain About Class Size, Tax Cap. APPR

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

The very long Herricks school board meeting, held after the board toured all its buildings, turned into a lot of complaints, due to the fact that residents are so frustrated with all the cuts the district was forced to make in order to maintain a reasonable budget.

First of all parents were not happy with the prospect of an additional aide in some of the elementary school classes in lieu of starting a new class.  Both board president Christine Turner and superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth explained that in “this economic climate” 65 teachers had to be let go.


Irene Blows Through Leaving Downed Trees and Wires

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

Hurricane Irene, true to predictions, blew through New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, leaving power outages and downed trees and massive flooding.


The Cellini Italian Feast Roars Into Town Ahead of Irene

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
With threats of a vicious hurricane swirling around, the Annual Cellini Lodge Festival opened last Wednesday and the entire area was packed. 

McKevitt Holds Annual Women of Distinction Event

Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt hosted his 5th annual Women of Distinction event recently at the Albertson VFW. With over 200 guests in attendance including former recipients of the award, family, friends, and this year’s honorees, the event was a community-wide success, noted McKevitt.

“With the outpouring of support for these women in the community it is obvious that we are so fortunate to call them our friends and neighbors,” said McKevitt. “These women represent some of the most courageous and accomplished individuals in our state and nation. Taken together, their achievements and dedication have resulted in the continuous improvement of our quality of life and an enlargement of our sense of community here on Long Island.”


Herricks Sets Tax Levy For 2011-2012

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00
At the last Herricks School Board meeting the tax levy for the 2011-2012 school year was set at $86,929,401.  Setting this tax levy will result in a tax increase of 3.78 percent, as advertised.

Further, the board allocated the following funds:  

$1,128,834 to the Workers Compensation Reserve Fund.

$948,977 to the Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund.

$221,043 to the Employees Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund.


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