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State Responds To Concerns Regarding Power Plant

Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00

Legislation to help school district with closing power plant advances at the end of session

As the State Legislative Session ended, several pieces of legislation emerged to help the North Shore School District and other local municipalities address issues relating to the ramp down at the Glenwood Landing power plant. The bills were sponsored by local officials as well as the chair of the Senate Energy Committee.

The state has taken the initial steps to respond to the community’s concerns regarding the closure of the power plant.


GC BOE Selects Joel Sunshine As President

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00

Dr. Michael Israel appointed as new assistant superintendent for curriculum

The reorganization of the Glen Cove Board of Education took place on Monday, July 2, in the Robert M. Finley Middle School library. At this annual meeting, presided over by attorney Neil Block, the newly elected board members were sworn in and the positions of board president and board vice president were filled.

After newly elected board member Donna Brady and re-elected incumbents David Huggins and Gail Nedbor-Gross took the oath of office, Trustee Ida McQuair took the lead in “proudly” nominating Joel Sunshine as president and Grady Farnan as vice president of the board. The board members present unanimously voted in Sunshine, while Huggins voted “no” for Farnan and Nedbor-Gross abstained from the vote. Trustee Barrie Dratch was absent from the meeting.


City Hires Fulltime EMTs, Becomes Sister City To Sassano

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

The capital improvement bond plan outlined and discussed

Last week’s Glen Cove City Council meeting marked the beginning of the official relationship between Glen Cove and Sassano, a town in the Salerno province of Italy, as the two cities became “sister cities.”

Several residents of Sassano were in attendance, as well as Glen Cove residents who originally hail from the city. The partnership recognizes the long-standing connection between the two cities.


Local Filmmaker Embarks On Independent Feature Film Project

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Glen Cove grad seeks to bring originality to the horror genre

Glen Cove filmmaker Scott Goldberg has a dream, one he believes is quite attainable: to produce a feature-length movie based on his short film teaser, The Three.

Believing that a lack of “unique and original dark horror” is currently missing from independent films, Goldberg strives to bring more originality and thought-provoking concepts to his audience.


Glen Cove Volunteer FD Celebrates 175 Years

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

Weekend activities included a parade, a carnival, live music and fireworks

The Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 175th anniversary with a number of events over the weekend, including a parade held Saturday evening. Hundreds of residents lined the streets to watch members of various local fire departments, police departments and marching bands stroll proudly by, dressed to impress.

The parade lasted about an hour on a warm, sunny evening, as members of fire and police departments from Sea Cliff, Locust Valley, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Oyster Bay, Great Neck, East Norwich, Syosset, Jericho, New Hyde Park, Floral Park and Proctorsville, VT joined Glen Cove for this significant milestone. Mayor Suozzi and his family, members of the Glen Cove City Council and Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton led the parade down Forest Avenue and through School Street.


Glen Cove High School’s Top Students

Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00
Valedictorian: Alison Abrams

From the first day she walked into Glen Cove High School, Alison Abrams has been actively involved in a plethora of school clubs and organizations while upholding a stellar academic average. Alison is the Class of 2012 valedictorian.

“Alison possesses sophisticated intellectual prowess and is an extraordinarily adept student,” says Glen Cove Coordinator of PPS Mike Tweed. “She self-challenges. Some students falter under pressure; Alison thrives.”


Emotions Run High At Glen Cove BOE Meeting

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

Retirees honored, candidate for assistant superintendent position debated

The final Glen Cove Board of Education meeting of the 2011-12 school year sparked expressions of joy, passion and anger, in a meeting that began on a high, celebratory note and soon spiraled downward. While many attendees were there to show support for district retirees, the majority of the standing-room-only crowd came to raise concerns about the district’s choice for the assistant superintendent for curriculum position.

A last minute addendum was made to the agenda to vote on the hiring of the new assistant superintendent, which had been discussed in the board’s executive session prior to the meeting. After the commendations, the public was given a chance to speak on agenda items, and those who spoke were not afraid to express their opinions about which candidate should get the job.


Family Awareness Day A Big Hit

Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

Residents gain valuable information and enjoy quality family time

The SAFE, Inc. Family Awareness Day drew a large crowd of Glen Cove parents and children this past Saturday at Morgan Park. SAFE, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol prevention agency continued its mission to provide education to the community by offering literature and pamphlets throughout the day. Family Awareness Day was created to help people become more actively involved in SAFE, Inc. Pride Project Coalition’s substance abuse prevention efforts by creating a leisurely atmosphere to encourage parents and children to discuss drugs, tobacco and alcohol.


A Toast For The Kids At A Grad Party? Think Again

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

The city’s social host law makes it illegal to serve alcohol to minors in your home

High school graduation marks the end of an era; generally, this milestone is seen as a passage from childhood into adulthood, a celebratory time when more freedom is granted, rules are bent and roles are shifting.

With graduation comes the numerous graduation parties, and some parents may allow the new graduates to indulge in an alcoholic beverage or two, convincing themselves that it’s okay to allow their teens to drink as long as they are under their own roof. While parents may think this is a reasonable and responsible action to take, it is still against the law.


Local Governments Address Septic Problems

Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Outreach campaign to raise public awareness of onsite wastewater treatment systems

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council joined the Town of Oyster Bay on May 30 to announce the kickoff of an educational outreach campaign for Coordinated Environmental Solutions for Septic Problems Occurring on Long Island (C.E.S.S.P.O.O.L. Project), which is being supported by a $45,000 award the town received as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative. This project will increase regional public awareness of onsite water treatment systems and water quality on Long Island and has the potential to create employment opportunities in the cesspool service industry.

“Wastewater treatment is not often thought of when it comes to economic development. However, without safe water the quality of life in an area declines and businesses suffer, which makes projects like this vital to our economy,” said Kevin Law, president of the Long Island Association and Regional Council co-chair. “There is no greater tool than knowledge, and I am proud that the council is supporting this educational campaign to help Long Islanders understand how they can do their part to protect their environment and well-being to ensure a bright and prosperous future.”


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