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Williston Park Mayor Odierna Honors Peter Andrews

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00
Cablevision Back to Hopefully Renew Its Agreement

Although Peter Andrews was not present at the meeting, Williston Park Mayor Ludwig Odierna gave high praise to Peter Andrews and his unique store, on Hillside Avenue, with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Village of Williston Park. He said, “For many years Peter Andrews’ delightful store has added life to the village. Further, he has been a sponsor for many events to benefit the area.”

Mayor Odierna also issued a Certificate of Appreciation to Whistle Stop, a store that recently opened in Williston Park and owner Mary Ann Fearon who was on hand to accept the certificate.


Third Precinct Inspector Kevin Canavan

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00


Inspector Kevin Canavan, Sergeant Tom Iannucci and Sergeant Stephen Grasek of the Third Precinct addressed residents at the last New Hyde Park Village meeting regarding numerous ongoing complaints. They also took additional questions from the board and attending community members.

The first problem discussed was business and truck traffic at South 5th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. One resident asked for clarification of street signage that was replaced several years ago and shows a picture of a truck with a red circle with a line through it. Inspector Canavan explained that sign means “trucks of any kind, including personal pickup truck, mail carrier truck or residential delivery trucks.


Williston Park Mayor Ludwig Odierna

Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

The Representative Party has nominated the following candidates for the Williston Park Village elections: Re-elect Ludwig A. Odierna as mayor, elect Susan M. Redding as treasurer, Kevin Rynne as trustee and Kevin J. Kiley as village justice.

The party states it has accomplished many of its goals and has much more it intends to achieve. They say they are running on their record of: Fiscal responsibility, an improved bond rating and elimination of a $300,000 deficit, articulation and cooperation with state and federal officials, evidenced by many grants to offset resident’s taxes, improved traffic and road conditions, evidenced by continued updates and changes and a close working relationship with the 3rd Precinct, proactively keeping Williston Park safe from illegal activities.

The Representative Party adds, “Our record is long and detailed, as you will note as we continue to speak to the residents. We hope that you will agree with us and afford us the opportunity to continue to represent the Village of Williston Park for the next four years.”

The March 16 election will be held from noon to 9 p.m. at the Williston Park American Legion Hall, 730 Willis Avenue, Williston Park.



New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Budget Wish List

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

At the last meeting of the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board, held at the Garden City Park School, the first portion was dedicated to hearing the “wish lists” of the residents on what they would like to see incorporated into this year’s budget.

At the outset of the meeting, school board president Ernest Gentile said he would like to thank all the public officials who voted to repeal the Energy Tax. He said it was just another unfunded mandate that would have resulted in a very heavy burden on the district.


Former Village Justice Alan Reardon Throws Hat in Ring for Mayor

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00
Lorusso Running for Trustee; Kiley Running for Village Justice

Just hours after officially resigning from the position of Williston Park Village Justice, a position he has held for the past 15 years, Alan J. Reardon, Esq. announced that he is running for the position of mayor of The Village of Williston Park on the Citizen Party line.

Candidate Reardon has been a resident of Williston Park since 1972 and has 30 years of service to the village. He was the village justice for 15 years and a village trustee for 12 years. Prior to those offices he was a member of the village board of zoning and appeals and on the safety committee for three years.

As a village trustee he obtained the original New York State grant money for the construction of the Williston Park Village Gazebo. Further, he has sponsored little league teams for many years and has participated in Operation Santa Claus for the past 30 years.


Residents Protest Lack of Police On New Hyde Park Streets

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

What started as a rather lackluster meeting suddenly broke into pandemonium, at the last New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, when residents literally started yelling about the lack of police protection given to residents by the 3rd Precinct police officers.

One resident said that the police officers should be reported to their “superiors” for not doing their job of patrolling the streets marked “no through trucking” for trucks travel down those streets, all the time, in spite of the signs.

Mayor Daniel Petruccio, deputy Mayor Robert Lofaro and trustees Lawrence Montreuil and Donald Barbieri all urged the residents, over and over again, to call 911 when the trucks go down the street and they said they had.


Legislator Richard Nicolello Sworn In For Eighth Term

Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00
Appointed Finance Committee Chairman

In a ceremony at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Legislator Richard J. Nicolello was sworn in by Congressman Peter King for an eighth term as representative of the 9th L.D., a position he has held since the inception of the Legislature in 1996. At the Legislature’s initial meeting, Legislator Nicolello was appointed chairman of the Finance Committee.

He was also appointed vice chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Labor, as well as a member of the Budget Review and Towns and Villages Committees.


Happicaps Perform Annual Christmas Show

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00
Every year the members of the Happicaps gather together to perform an outstanding Christmas show. Happicaps is an outreach program for challenged adults and is run by Carol Fazzolare, Claire Boylan and Priscilla Szachacz, along with Karen Murtagh. They meet once a week, for most of the year, with a very short hiatus in the summer.

A good part of the fall is spent in preparing and practicing many long hours for their spectacular Christmas production. Most are transported from their group homes by their caregivers so they can participate in the program.


A Different Leader Chosen In Trying Times

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00
Mangano Supporters Seek ‘A New Beginning’ at Inauguration

Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.

Mangano chose his alma mater, Bethpage High School, for his inauguration ceremony and the auditorium was filled past capacity into overflow areas, despite the harsh winter weather.


Legislators Join Together and Repeal Home Energy Tax

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature last week voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it. During a meeting Dec. 21, the 19-member legislature voted 13-5 in favor of eliminating the tax; Republican Nassau County Executive-elect Edward Mangano, who currently represents the 17th District, was not present for the meeting and therefore did not vote.

The home energy tax, approved by the legislature in February and implemented in June, was imposed on all residential home energy sources – including LIPA electric usage, oil, natural gas, steam services and even coal, propane and firewood.

Republican legislators were opposed to the tax since initially proposed but earlier this year the 10-member Democratic majority approved it. As a result, Republicans, specifically Mangano, promised elimination of the tax once in office and, as of Jan. 1, the GOP will have an 11-8 majority.


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