At the last New Hyde Park/Garden City Park school board meeting, school board superintendent Robert Katulak, along with other board members, announced that Lowe’s Box Store has requested a meeting with school board representatives on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor Oaks School boardroom. The representatives from the board will be trustees Annette Giarratani, Patricia Rudd and Dr. Alan Cooper. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the feasibility of purchasing the property where Spring Rock Golf used to be and to develop it into a very large box store. The property is just south off Hillside Avenue on Denton Avenue, a two-way street that rests on a landfill that has no lining. Many residents in attendance protested the proposed Lowe’s development since in order to build such a building it would mean breaking through whatever possible cap of protection is there and possibly allowing methane gasses to escape. The meeting is open to the public but no input from the public will be allowed.
Newly installed Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar was sworn in by his wife, former mayor Doreen Ehrbar and he said, “Folks just want you to know that this woman (his wife Doreen) is my confidant, my best friend and the “wind beneath my wings.”
At the last Herricks School Board meeting the board voted on a proposed budget of $97,373,105 with an increase of 3.8 percent. The budget will be voted on by residents on May 18.
The Chinese Association of North Hempstead (CAANH) held their 13th annual gala recently at the Crest Hollow Country Club where 250 guests enjoyed a wonderful evening. Attendees socialized over scrumptious cocktails and drinks followed by a delicious dinner and dancing to lively music provided by a DJ. Guests were thoroughly entertained by a member of the Chinese Acrobatic Circus: Happy Chef, whose balancing skills amused and amazed guests.
Admist tables festooned with centerpieces of black and white feathers, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 held one of its largest scholarship and charitable dinners in the history of the lodge tagging it as a “Black and White Ball.”
Under the capable hand of former Cellini Lodge founder and former State and national OSIA (Order Sons of Italy in America) president and chairman of the gala, Joseph Sciame, the entire event ran like clockwork.
The proposed budget for the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School District of $32,560,270 is set to be adopted on April 12 by the school board. As the budget stands right now, the budget-to-budget increase will be 3.13 percent. This is the smallest percentage increase in over nine years.
According to New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Assistant Superintendent for Business Michael Frank, “Included in the budget are new costs that are proposed by the governor to be shifted to school districts that have historically been paid by the state. An example would be the cost for summer special education programs.
For the 17th Annual Year the Town of North Hempstead held its Women’s History Breakfast. An idea conceived by the North Hempstead Town Supervisor May Newburger.
Nassau County Administrative Judge Anthony Marano announced the appointment of Honorable David P. Sullivan as Supervising Judge of Nassau County Village Courts. Judge Sullivan replaces Judge John G. Marks who was recently appointed Commissioner of Nassau County’s Office of Traffic and Parking Violations.
Saying the Senate Democrats have put an additional burden on New York State residents during the country’s worst recession in the last 80 years by overspending and overtaxing, Republican Jack M. Martins announced he will be running for New York State’s 7th Senate District in order to protect the interests of the residents and taxpayers.
Martins, who has been the mayor of the Village of Mineola for the past seven years, believes it is time for a change in leadership in New York in order to alleviate the state of its financial crisis.
Ludwig Odierna 480 votes
Alan J. Reardon 481 votes
Paul Ehrbar 687 votes
Susan Redding 588 votes
Kevin Rynne 659 votes
William LoRusso 532 votes
Terry Thomann 811 votes
Re-elected Kevin Kiley 1200 votes
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