The Glen Cove School District Board of Education met Monday night at Robert M. Finley Middle School to discuss policies, personnel matters and other business. Trustees Frank Bouza and Grady Farnan were absent from this meeting.
Matters of business included the establishment of five Ad Hoc Committees in the areas of Finance, Facilities, Public Relations, Board Policy and Curriculum and Instruction, with members appointed to serve on specific committees. The board approved the first reading of a policy regarding Medicaid false claims, fraud prevention and detection. Several personnel actions were taken, including the hiring of a new administrator, which created some discussion among the board members.
On Saturday, July 31, under a “Big Top” tent amid fair weather and blue skies, several hundred library district residents celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Gold Coast Public Library.
Local author Judith Caseley opened the day-long event with a special story time and question and answer period for budding authors. One of her books, On The Town : A Community Adventure, was the inspiration for an Add-a-Line story activity that continued all day.
Glen Cove’s youngest fishermen and women: the Mayor’s Snapper Derby is this Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Pryibil Beach Pier.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi invites children ages 6- to 16-years-old to bring their own rod and reel along with their love of fishing and meet him at the Pryibil Beach Pier. Registration at the pier will be held only between 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. Fishing begins 8:30 a.m. and continues until 11:30 a.m. The derby has a Junior Division for children ages 6- to 10-years-old and the Senior Division is for children ages 11- to 16-years-old.
Members and friends of the North Shore Historical Museum recently toured Coe Hall and Planting Fields Arboretum, as part of their luncheon lecture series organized by NSHM Board Member Linda Darby. Coe Hall Docent, Pamela Lee, took the group on a tour of the mansion, which included both the main and upper levels, and the popular Gold Coast Wedding exhibit, which is in the Great Hall.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is proposing to consolidate administrative functions of the 6th and the 2nd Police Precincts and move the 6th Precinct headquarters to the 2nd Precinct location in Woodbury. The county executive says that the plan would save over $20 million and would not diminish police service. However, many local public officials are firm in their view that residents would suffer. Additionally, there is still the question as to whether or not Mr. Mangano can order this consolidation without approval of the Nassau County Legislature.
On July 26, a special session of the Nassau County Legislature was held to vote on the one dollar per hour salary raise promised to home health care workers employed by agencies that have contracts with the county, as per Nassau’s Living Wage Law. After debating a bill to put off the raise, legislators voted to leave the increase intact as scheduled for August.
The New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) recently announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Local Government Achievement Awards. Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and the City of Glen Cove were selected as the First Place Winner in the area of Public Management and Administration for Glen Cove’s new Visual Simulation Legislation.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and Glen Cove Police Chief William Whitton invite the community to join them on Tuesday, Aug. 3 for Glen Cove’s National Night Out 2010. This block party-style event will be held at the Police Department and adjoining parking lot from 6 to 9 p.m. and will have food, refreshments, giveaways and entertainment all evening long. The Police Department will be holding an open house with tours of the facility, a TASER demo, lessons on firearms safety, and child ID kits. Several local organizations will be participating in this community-wide event, local vendors will remain open and city officials, law enforcement officers, civic leaders, business and religious organizations will be present to meet and interact with residents.
Julie Tortorici, a Glen Cove native, celebrated the Long Island premiere of her new film at the Long Island International Film Expo on July 14. Julie wrote and directed Milestone, making it her first film as director. This short film has been accepted to film festivals worldwide, including the New York Downtown Short Film Festival and Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival.
At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13 Glen Cove Police Detectives Christopher Grella, Robert Schlee, and Officer Chris Albin arrested 31-year-old Donell Leshawn Williams of Hempstead for possessing a loaded Tech 9 automatic assault weapon.
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