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Letter: ‘Week of Pride’

Written by Christine C. Quinn Thursday, 04 June 2009 08:04
(The following is an open letter from former Glen Cove Resident and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove and Chair of the Annual Pride Committee.)

Greetings to each of you gathered here at the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove’s “Week of Pride.” Each day, millions of New Yorkers turn to religion for guidance, comfort and wisdom. And while this gesture takes many different forms – a testament to the wonderful diversity of religious observance that takes place peacefully here in New York – a common thread is an unwavering commitment to helping those in need.


Letter: Promises Need To Be Kept

Written by Rick Smith Thursday, 04 June 2009 07:58

Now that the Glen Cove school budget and bond have both passed, let us not forget the promises that were made in public prior to that vote. Specifically, at a public meeting, while trying to assure us that the budget increase was as small as possible, Dr. Aronstein, our superintendent, offered to freeze his own pay for the coming year. That promise was also published in the local newspapers. Later in that particular meeting, a board member thanked him for his gracious offer. In addition, one parent mentioned how Dr. Aronstein should be” leading by example”, and before asking any unions to take a pay freeze, top administrators should be demonstrating their commitment to Glen Cove during these difficult economic times by freezing their salaries and benefit packages, which can be quite substantial, for the coming year.


Letter: Thank You Mayor Suozzi, Deputy Mayor Basdavanos, and City Council Members

Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:42
On behalf of the participants of the Glen Cove Senior Center, thank you so much for hosting the Third Annual Senior Recognition Day on Saturday, May 9 in Village Square. Your acknowledgment of the contributions over the years of older residents is most appreciated, and quite commendable.

County Executive’s Column: May 29, 2009

Written by By Thomas R. Suozzi Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:44

141st Running of the Belmont Stakes

On Saturday, June 6, the world’s eyes will once again be on Nassau County, as the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes is held at Belmont Park. Each year, Nassau County benefits as racing fans gather to watch what is known as the “jewel in the Triple Crown,” and at 1 1/2 miles, the Belmont Stakes is also the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown.


Editorial: A Good Night – Now Good Luck

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Thursday, 21 May 2009 15:45
After attending Glen Cove and North Shore’s elections Tuesday night, one Record Pilot writer was gladdened to return home and see on the local news channel that budgets were mainly passing all over Long Island. That is not an endorsement of the line-by-line spending decisions of these districts. Simply, in a time when each dollar seems harder and harder to part with, it is encouraging in many ways to see voters embracing the future and working on the present. In this area, people are working to provide young people with what they need to grow into their role as our future; and voters acted to support school administrations and boards that seem right now to be legitimately trying to do a lot with a little. Both Glen Cove and North Shore have taken conservative actions to access funds at a low impact.

From the Desk of Dr. Edward Melnick Superintendent of NS Schools: May 22, 2009

Written by Dr. Edward Melnick Thursday, 21 May 2009 15:48

Thank You, North Shore Community

NS Schools’ Budget and Proposition 2 Both Pass

I would like to sincerely thank the North Shore community for coming out on May 19 to cast your ballots in the 2009-10 school budget vote and election of trustees. It is gratifying to know that our residents support the kind of education that has resulted in our district’s outstanding reputation for preparing students to think critically and to creatively solve problems, as they continue their pursuit of learning, especially in these difficult economic times.


From the Desk of Dr. Laurence Aronstein Superintendent of GC Schools

Written by Dr. Laurence Aronstein Thursday, 14 May 2009 18:02

A Modest Proposal

The Glen Cove Board of Education is putting up a modest bond resolution of $3.45 million in order to address some immediate problems, namely roofing and boilers. The school district invited a well-qualified, independent inspector, who reviewed the High School, Deasy Elementary School and Gribbin Elementary School roofs, and the boilers at the Gribbin Elementary School and Thayer House. The inspectors concluded that the remaining 50 percent of the High School roof, which is not currently being replaced, should be replaced as soon as possible, and that the Gribbin and Deasy roofs may only have up to two years left before they begin to fail.


County Executive’s Column: 'Grown on Long Island' Campaign

Written by Thomas R. Suozzi Thursday, 14 May 2009 13:37

'Grown on Long Island' Campaign

Last month, I joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Martin Viette Nurseries in East Norwich to kick off the “Grown on Long Island” campaign to promote the purchase of locally grown produce and horticulture items. Long Island is home to plenty of farmer’s markets, garden centers, farm stands, and wineries, giving all of us easy access to fresh local fruits, vegetables, jellies, juices, homemade baked foods, wines, and beautiful flowers, plants and other garden items.

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