The president of the North Shore School Board, Carolyn Mazzu Genovesi, was present with Board Trustee Tom Knierim, Assistant Superintendent for Business Olivia Buatsi, and Legislative Action Committee Chairperson Thomas Murphy, when Governor Cuomo’s senior administration presented details of their plan to restructure LIPA at a recent public meeting held at SUNY Old Westbury on June 5.
Genovesi was able to give extensive testimony to be transcribed and made part of the record as it concerns to LIPA’s decommissioning of the Glenwood Landing power plant and its potential tax impact. After the public presentation by the senior officials, Genovesi stated, “I was pleased that the slide presentation, as well as the comments from the secretary to the Governor (Larry Schwartz), recognized a need to have a fair and balanced solution to address the tax challenges faced by municipalities including the school district as LIPA is restructured.”
During public comment, Genovesi raised concerns to the officials communicating that while the governor’s restructuring legislation (e.g., Governor’s Program Bill #6) puts forth a new structure for LIPA, it does not include language that addresses a solution for the decommissioning of the Glenwood Landing LIPA plant. She outlined the district’s concerns regarding the timing of the legislation and urged that language to address this problem be included as part of Governor’s Program Bill #6.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.
“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang. It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.
“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States.
Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.
This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!”