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Meeting On LIPA Restructuring

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. 

News

Glen Cove residents may see a 1.64 percent increase in the tax levy next year, the amount proposed at last week’s public hearing. Mayor Reginald Spinello and the Glen Cove City Council held an initial reading of the proposed budget for 2015, and will take final vote on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the next city council meeting.

 

“It’s very easy for a first time mayor to raise the taxes and blame it on a prior administration, and that is not what I am doing,” said Mayor Spinello. “In the past three administrations there were budgets with increases of  almost 28 percent to down to 12 percent, but it’s a different time now...I think that the residents are certainly going to feel relief. I put together a budget...that I believe is fair and reasonable and a good budget.”

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

 

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”


Sports

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave. 

 

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, North Shore High School quarterback Michael Floccari shattered a school record and tied a Long Island record for the most touchdown passes in a game. This accomplishment ties him with E.J. Clark from Seaford High School (1977) and Joe Capobianco form Lawrence High school (2011). 


Calendar

Harvest Square Dance - October 24

Fall Festival - Octobner 24 - 25

Peace, Politics and Projectiles - October 26


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