Letter: I Love Trains

I love trains. I love everything about them.I was about 7 when my dad took me down to the basement early Christmas morning to...

Letter: Political Ads And TV News

I am tired of political ads that are only mudslingers. The local and national news, especially on television, should be devoting at least five...

From the Desk of Assemblyman Michael Montesano

‘Governor’s Budget Does Not Account for Deficit’New York State Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R, I, C – Glen Head) criticized Governor David Paterson for his...

From The Desk Of Congressman Steve Israel: September 26, 2013

As a member of Congress who represents a large population of Americans of Indian descent, I am deeply troubled by the outrageous remarks aimed...

From The Desk Of Senator Jack Martins: March 6, 2014

Say No To Attica University   If you’re a Seinfeld fan like me, you’ll probably remember the episode “Bizarro Jerry,” in which the gang’s world...

Clean Water For Long Island

Long island is having water problems just like the rest of the country. Ours, however, are not yet the result of extreme drought or...

Editorial: New Deadlines

As noted on the second page of this week’s issue, the new deadline going forward for the Hicksville Illustrated News will be Thursday at...

Editorial: Cannabis Qualifiers

The state Health Department recently announced that Long Island will receive four more medical marijuana dispensaries, with two coming to undisclosed locations in each...

How Much Is Enough?

One morning, when my daughter was 6 years old, I found her staring at her dresser sobbing. I couldn’t imagine what could be making...

Letter: Relay for Life Meeting January 7

I am a sophomore at the University of Scranton but I live in Hicksville. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer my freshman year...