Letter: Too Many Overweight Kids in Our Schools

According to the CDC, 17 percent of American children aged 6-11 are overweight. Unhealthy weight gain (due mainly to poor diet and lack of...

Letter: Get Out and Vote for School Budget

Dear neighbors, friends and fellow taxpayers of New Hyde Park Garden City Park, and Sewanhaka School Districts, I am writing to you regarding May...

Letter: Herricks High Senior Urges Passage of Budget

My name is Michael DiBattista and I am a senior at Herricks High School. As you know, this year’s budget faces a severe risk...

Letter: No More Library Cuts

One of the most important services any community enjoys is its public library. You wouldn’t think so judging by the actions Governor Paterson and...

Desk of NHP Superintendent Robert Katulak: May 7, 2010

New Hyde Park Submits Fiscally Sound BudgetThe New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education collaborating with the Superintendent of Schools, Robert Katulak, and...

Letter: Honoring Harold Nelson

When Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club was formed, Harold Nelson was on the board of Temple Judea of Manhasset as well as the...

Parenthood Plus – April 30, 2010

Making Rounds I have been writing Parenting Plus since February 2007. Sometimes I include personal details about my life. I strive for universal appeal...

Letter: Memorial Students Quietly Helping Special Olympic Athletes

A group of New Hyde Park Memorial High School softball players and students have been, without any fanfare, devoting their time each Friday after...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – April 16, 2010

State Workers Should Agree to Salary FreezeLast week, Governor Paterson put forth legislation that included a temporary freeze on projected state employee raises while...

Letter: Thank You Voters and Good Wishes

On March 16, the voters of Williston Park decided that they did not want me to be their mayor. I admit I was disappointed,...