It was standing room only in the North Shore High School Alumni Room at last week’s board of education meeting, where Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick presented his report on student performance, quality instruction and test scores. The topic drew attention from the public after the test results were published in local newspapers, and the superintendent said he was prepared to decipher the numbers.
Dr. Melnick said that North Shore Schools is focused on continuous improvement, and he presented a report representing how North Shore compares to other high performing school districts in Nassau County. He said that, over a five-year period, the district’s efforts of improvement have had a positive impact. He said that SAT scores, Regents exam scores and college admissions have improved, and that most graduates feel that they are well prepared upon entering colleges. The question he raised was: “How much focus should be put on test scores and rankings?”
Residents were horrified to find out this week that a retired dispatcher at the Glen Cove Fire Department was charged with stealing more than $196,000 over a six-year period from the department’s general fund. District Attorney Kathleen Rice released that George William Gray wrote himself hundreds of checks, during the 20 years he controlled the general fund.
The Glen Cove School District honored Landing Elementary School and approved various payments and requests at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, held at the Glen Cove High School. Frank Bouza was the only absent trustee.
“We wish him well and hope to see him back at next week’s meeting,” Board President Ida McQuair said of Trustee Bouza.
This week, Nassau County Legislators and other officials have begun to look into the hard copy of the 2011 budget that was proposed last Wednesday by County Executive Edward P. Mangano, which he said was designed to deliver no property tax increases while also addressing a budget gap of over $340 million.
Glen Cove Planning Board Hosts Hearing on Waterfront and Landing Issues
Environmental and public health concerns regarding proposed new business development were voiced at Tuesday night’s Planning Board Meeting held at Glen Cove City Hall. The public hearings involved plans for a T-Mobile cell phone antenna at the water tower near Landing School and the application for a tire retreading factory to operate at the waterfront near Garvies Point.
On Sept. 12, 92 years ago, private Louis Capobianco was awarded the Army’s third highest honor – the Silver Star. He was awarded for the bravery he showed on that day, going forward under the barbed wire of enemy lines and single-handedly wiping out a machine gunner that held his company under siege. Despite his wounds, Private Capabianco returned to battle two weeks later and was killed in action after sustaining multiple head wounds. General O’Ryan of the 27th Division personally signed his commendation for the Silver Star.
Primary results are in. Voters are now looking for information on the candidates who are vying for the chance to represent them in Washington D.C. and Albany. To help our readers make informed decisions in the voting booth this November, Anton Community Newspapers put together questions that should provide a good introduction to each candidate’s platform.
The Glen Cove High School Varsity Football Team is ready to open the 2010 season “under the lights” on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the J. Cameron Maiden Field at the Glen Cove High School. They kick-off the season playing West Hempstead.
Head Coach Peter Kopecky enters his 20th season at the helm of the Big Red, and is looking for big things from this year’s squad. “Our motto this year is Play as a Team – Work for the Dream,” says Coach Kopecky, “The boys are putting in the extra effort that will lead to the dream of getting into the playoffs.”
In celebration of the start of the interior restoration of the 1907 Justice Court building the North Shore Historical Museum has announced a “Turn on the Heat” Sunset Cocktail Party on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club.
The restoration of the exterior of the historic Court building, the Museum’s future home, has been virtually completed and the restoration of the building’s interior is ready to begin.
The Friday before Memorial Day weekend, the Glen Cove Teachers’ Association held a “Dress Red, White and Blue Day” fundraiser to help keep history alive in Glen Cove.
Funds raised were donated toward the renovation of the 1907 Justice Court House built by the Town of Oyster Bay and gifted as the first City Hall that will house our new North Shore Historical Museum.
The Association donated $1,000 to sponsor a window being built.
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