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From the Desk of Dr. Edward Melnick Superintendent of NS Schools: November 26, 2010

Written by Dr. Edward Melnick Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Community Vote on Proposition 1: Adding HS Track and Field to Capital Reserve

I am pleased to report that our school year got off to a wonderful start. Our administrators, trustees, faculty and staff remain resolute in our commitment to providing our students with an education that supports them in becoming passionately engaged in a process of growth and improvement. We continue to celebrate the achievements of our students and remain determined in our commitment to supporting each and every child enrolled in the North Shore Schools as they strive towards excellence:

 

Letter: Congrats to Eppy

Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Congrats to Eppy for his induction and to Joe Scotchie for the informative article, Epstein Inducted Into Music Hall of Fame.

 

Letter: In Defense of Coach Kopecky

Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

The letter to the editor from Steve Gonzalez last week regarding Coach Kopecky is an insult to the entire Glen Cove community.

Rival coaches respect Coach Kopecky because they know that his teams are well prepared and inspired to give their ultimate effort. Perhaps if Steve Gonzalez was a coach standing on the opposite sideline from Coach K, he might get a true reality check.

 

Letter: Read Gonzalez’s Kopecky Letter With Rage

Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

I read with rage the letter asking Pete Kopecky to give up coaching. I then realized that this had to be some sort of a joke… or not.

Coach Kopecky is one of the finest men employed by the school district. He, along with his staff, develop the whole person.

Mr. Gonzalez: winning is not everything. Sportsmanship, confidence and commitment are also very important.

 

Letter: Coach Kopecky Should Step Down

Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

After reading in Sunday Newsday about Glen Cove’s devastating loss to Lawrence in the Conference III quarterfinals, I did some soul searching and decided to express my opinions about the coaching of varsity football coach Pete Kopecky.

Coach Kopecky has had a long high school football-coaching career at Glen Cove, but I think this is the time for him to gracefully step down and give a new face a chance to turn the varsity football program around. This year’s team and others before it possess much untapped talent. Yet, when the chips are down, Glen Cove can’t seem to garner better records and better playoff seeds.

 

Letter: New Structure for Mayor and Council

Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

I am writing to express an idea to change the existing structure of the mayor and city council.

The city should be divided into sections (six to eight) and each city council member should be elected to represent his section of the city. The elections for council members should be staggered years so they are running on their own credentials and will be responsible to the people that are electing them, not to the mayor.

 

Letter: Saddened by Pumpkin Patch Vandalism

Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

I am shocked and saddened to learn of the vandalism that occurred at the Sea Cliff Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch. When my children were younger, my husband and I would meticulously plan when and where (East or upstate?) to go pumpkin picking. This was a memory that we treasured!

 

Letter: Stunned by Letter to Editor

Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

I was stunned on seeing a recent letter to the editor. As I read I had a feeling of deep despair creep over me for in that letter were the details of a plot by a group, Four Years 4 Glen Cove, to hijack the city government by eliminating the wasteful two-year terms to have officials serve for four, yes four years. And the letter went on to imply that this attempt to derail the political patronage system was massively funded by a few persons.  

Well, you can imagine my dismay. I was so caught up by this revelation that I followed the published link to the damning evidence, preserved on the New York State web site http://www. elections.state.ny.us/DisclosureReports.html, to see for myself this reportedly egregious plot.

 

Letter: No Salary Raise During Council Term

Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

I read that a very interesting idea was presented by a Glen Cove resident at a recent city council meeting. The suggestion was made that the mayor and city council members take up a charter revision that would prohibit them from raising their salaries during their current terms in office.  By doing so, they would ensure that any proposed increase would be effective only to those officials that may be elected in the next general election. This idea was not even brought up for discussion by the mayor or the city council.

 

Letter: Good Government Initiative

Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

To the Residents of Glen Cove: the Glen Cove Proposition to change the mayor and council terms from two years to four years is a good government initiative. It will ensure less time spent focusing on elections and more quality time spent focusing on the business of running the city. If the proposition passes on Election Day, this Tuesday, Nov. 2, then the individuals elected in the next city election (in 2011) will serve a four-year term beginning January, 2012.

 

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