Recently, a very beloved uncle in our family was hospitalized in North Shore Hospital at Glen Cove. He was seriously ill and spent time in both the telemetry unit and ICU. The care he received was beyond exceptional, from the aides, nurses and especially his doctors. It was such a comfort, to have him close to home, as he is a lifelong member of the Glen Cove community. This enabled his family to be with him every day and we feel this helped with his recovery. Our uncle is 86 years old and if he was subjected to a strange place with different doctors we know he would not have faired as well. The staff was kind, compassionate, patient and competent beyond measure. Our family will always be in their debt for their remarkable and professional treatment of our uncle. We are so grateful to still have our community hospital and pray it remains as such.
— The Family of Frank Castelluccio
Now that the Village of Sea Cliff election is over, and before I am sworn in as Trustee, I wanted to express my thanks to a number of people who contributed to my election. The most obvious point to begin is by thanking all those residents who voted for me. Also special thanks to fellow candidates Elena Villafane and John Reali who so generously counseled me in my first pursuit of an elected position. I also deeply appreciate the hard work performed by the many behind the scene people who made everything from distributing campaign signs to organizing meet- the- candidates gatherings run so smoothly and effectively (special thanks to Dan Maddock who coordinated everything). To one and all, Thank You!
Beyond a simple thank you to all these people I can only reiterate my campaign pledge that I commit to doing my very best to represent the best interests of the residents of Sea Cliff by working in partnership with Mayor Kennedy and Trustees Lieberman, Vogt, and Villafane.
— Kevin McGilloway
Brian and Amy are your typical middle-class New Yorkers. They’ve worked hard to build a comfortable life for their three children in Hicksville, and hoped to remain there to be near family.
However, every year during tax season they are hit by a bill from the federal government that makes them question if they will be able to continue living in such a high-cost area. Their story is all too familiar, and I wanted proof that we need to change the federal tax code to account for New York families facing some of the highest costs of living in the country.
We are students at the Glen Cove High School who are taking health education classes. Currently, we are learning about how big tobacco companies target our classmates and the youth of America. In honor of “Kick Butts Day 2014” our Health Class would like to bring to your attention the impact of tobacco marketing. Tobacco marketing has been declared a youth epidemic by the Surgeon General, so we are taking a stand to call for a reduction in youth’s exposure to tobacco marketing. Did you know that tobacco companies spend $1 million every hour to spread their deadly message?
Technology has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Today, information is disseminated at a rapid pace through emails, text messages, and through social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook.
Traditionally, governments tend to lag behind the times in keepingup with technological innovations. As a result, the public is subject to an archaic system of sharing information that makes access to information, not impossible, but less convenient, which perpetuates the disconnect and leaves the public out of the loop of information.
Just as it has since 1928, Glen Cove Hospital will continue to serve North Shore communities. To better meet the needs of the community and the pressing healthcare issues facing seniors and the chronically ill, the North Shore-LIJ Health System last year announced plans to enhance outpatient, geriatric and emergency services, while reducing the focus on inpatient care. That announcement raised concerns among some that Glen Cove would discontinue inpatient services.
After considerable input from community based physicians and local residents, the North Shore- LIJ leadership has pledged that Glen Cove will remain a fully-staffed, full-service hospital, even while the health system continues to develop a new model of care that places a greater emphasis on health and wellness, and community- and home-based services.
Our Governor, Mario Cuomo, wants to get re-elected. He needs votes. Military veterans vote, so he cooked up a scheme that gives veterans a school tax reduction by lowering their property assessment. He passed this law, but gave local school districts the choice whether or not to approve it. He wants to look good while placing taxpayers in the position of looking bad to veterans if they vote to disapprove this absurd law.
For the past year, I’ve appealed to National Grid and our political representatives to hold off demolition of the Glenwood Landing power plant—the almost 100-year-old, historically and architecturally unique Long Island landmark—until full consideration can be given to ways this landmark building might be most advantageously repurposed as a commercial, tax-paying enterprise as quickly as possible, and its prime waterfront revitalized and made accessible for our Glenwood Landing-North Shore-Hempstead Harbor communities.
National Grid is demolishing the GWL plant, as planned, to reduce its tax assessment. It will “warehouse” the minimally remediated, paved-over, fenced-off property for “future energy use”—leaving Glenwood Landing’s waterfront inaccessible, unused and, for the present, not generating badly needed revenues to make up for the loss of taxes from the utility. Once the building is gone, any hope for Glenwood Landing’s renewal and waterfront revitalization will be lost. Given the utility’s history and recent installations, we can expect a proliferation of transmission infrastructure, turbines and substations on that site.
Josephine Spirakos, age 86, died peacefully following a brief illness on March 16, 2014 at Tranquility House Community Hospice in Austell, GA. Devoted mom of Donna and Jim. Proud grandma of James Jr. and Sarah. Survived also by adopted brother Wally and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Jean, her loving husband of 60 years, natural parents Michael and Catharina Krakowiak, sisters Nellie Ray and Lottie Turem, adoptive parents Wallace and Anna Lempicki, adopted brother Richard. A lifelong resident of LI, Jo dedicated her life to family, church, friends, and the pursuit of beauty and perfection in her beloved art and in all aspects of life. Her compassion and generosity will be missed by all. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send your kind donations to Save the Children Federation, Inc. 54 Wilton Rd, Westport, CT 06880 or Doctors Without Borders, USA PO Box 5030 Hagerstown MD 21741. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home.
Sales tax revenue is the County’s biggest source of income, accounting for over 40 percent of total annual revenues. Sales tax is also a good barometer of the County’s economic activity and economic health. Therefore, it is gratifying that the final sales tax figures for 2013 show an increase of 6.3 percent to $1.13 billion over the prior year. This was on top of another healthy increase of 4.2 percent in 2012.
These sales tax growth figures would seem to imply that Nassau County has recovered well from the recession and Superstorm Sandy, and in fact it has, with unemployment now under five percent, well below the national and state averages.
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