Despite the rain outside, the crowd inside the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s new museum walked and learned as they toured the galleries and learned from the Center’s docents about the experiences of children during the Holocaust. On this special day, the Center held its annual Memorial Walk to remember the children who were murdered during the Holocaust. In addition and for the first time, a simultaneous Memorial Walk was held at the Sands Point Preserve with members of all five Port Washington synagogues in attendance in conjunction with their Mitzvah Day.
A judge is still hearing arguments from parties in lawsuits against the MTA, regarding cuts to its Able-Ride program.
Several disability advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the MTA after Able-Ride users were informed of cuts to the program, expected to take place on April 12. On April 9, Judge Joanna Seybert issued a two-week restraining order on the cuts and asked the MTA and groups to discuss options for those affected.
The Glen Cove Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss and vote on the budget for the 2010-11 school year, which after weeks of discussions and revisions was unanimously approved. Few changes were made since Superintendent Dr. Laurence W. Aronstein proposed the last draft to the board 10 days earlier, although the final budget does reflect a greater savings and lower tax levy.
As students at Glen Cove High School prepare to stage the musical Pippin this coming week, the actors, crew and directorial staff are all busy putting the final touches on the production.
Senior Chloe Stein, one of the leading players in the cast, is very excited. This is her third play at Glen Cove High School, and she invites everyone to come down to see the show. “It’s jazzy, really cool,” declared Chloe.
Before the advent of the Internet, bullying occurred in the lunchroom, on the playground and even in the classroom. It usually involved a bigger child picking on a smaller child by calling them names or roughhousing. This type of behavior is manageable and can be dealt with immediately.
Now, bullying is broadcast on a much larger scale. It has taken the form of sentences and comprised words. It has turned into a blog-post, a video or a Facebook status update.
Zefy Christopoulos Joins 12 Others Honored for Aiding Education What do you get when you bring together a group of outstanding educators, administrators, board members, community and business leaders, nonprofit organization executives and volunteers? You get the most influential people for public education in Nassau County, an honor bestowed upon 13 individuals by Nassau BOCES through its Education Partner awards program.
The Glen Cove After 3, Building Tomorrow’s Leaders after school program, organized by Youth Employment Coordinator Jacki Yonick of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau is on the move again! The second half of this year’s program is offered only to eighth-grade students in order to train and prepare for the 2010 City of Glen Cove Summer Youth Employment Program. The program, which runs until the end of Spring, will incorporate in house training, using Channing Bete’s curriculums, On Starting High School and What’s Up with Your Future, and will be exploring the local businesses in Glen Cove. There is still room for eighth grade students looking to work this summer to enroll in the After 3 program.
The Village of Sea Cliff enters a new political period. After years of faithful and selfless service, trustees Kevin White and Brian Mannix have stepped down from their positions making way for newly elected board members Peter Hayes and Tom Powell. Both were sworn in along with many other individuals accepting appointments in the village government.
Mayor Bruce Kennedy remarked about the spirit of Sea Cliff as he swore in all of the loyal citizens, “Anything is possible in Sea Cliff because we have the faith, the will, and the heart.” He commented that many have likened the village to the famous television town of “Mayberry.”
The Friends of the Library are having their annual fundraising luncheon on Sunday, April 25 at Page One Restaurant in Glen Cove. The guest author is Henry Osmers, of Shirley, Long Island. Mr. Osmers has had a love for the Montauk Point Lighthouse since childhood; he visited there many times with his family. When he was old enough, Mr. Osmers became a volunteer and eventually a tour director for the Lighthouse. His interest in the Lighthouse and its history led Mr. Osmers to write and publish his book, On Eagle’s Beak: A History of the Montauk Point Lighthouse in 2008. The title of the book was taken from a poem by Walt Whitman.
This past week, the North Shore Schools Board of Education adopted the $86,455.773.19 2010-11 budget, which constitutes a 3.314 percent increase over last year’s budget. The board communicated to the public in attendance that this was a challenging year to bring in a number that they hope will prove passable when it comes to the May 18 vote.
Trustee George Pombar addressed the financial difficulties in accommodating increasing mandated costs saying, “This year, to come in at 3.31 considering the increases you see, it is quite a stretch. Next year will look the same or worse.”
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