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IT Teachers Set to Face Strict Evaluation Measures

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
The unofficial theme of the Aug. 24 Island Trees Board of Education meeting was “Teacher Accountability,” as educators in the district this year will be subjected to a new grading system and observation process that will evaluate the effectiveness of their lesson plans.

According to Superintendent Charles Murphy, the domains of an effective lesson plan will be broken down into three categories. “It comes down to instructional performance,” said Murphy. “Also, student/teacher interactions and professional attributes.”

 

WLVAC Makes House Call to Welcome Littlest Borisuck

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

Daniel Borisuck Born in Family’s Balsam Lane Home

On Tuesday, May 31 the members of the Wantagh Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corp (WLVAC) who were wrapping up an overnight shift at the station house on Balsam Lane received a 911 call for something they had only responded to possibly once before. It was a woman in labor, at her home, a home located directly adjacent from the station.

The Borisuck family, Diana and her husband Daniel with their four young children, had just moved to Levittown from Queens less than one day earlier. All of the excitement from the move to a new house put Diana right into labor with her fifth child the following morning.

 

Levittown School Board Sets 2011-12 Tax Levy

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

NetBlast Media Proposes to Bring ‘Varsity Scoreboard’ to District

On Wednesday, Aug. 10 about 26 residents, parents and other community members attended the regular meeting of the Levittown Board of Education at the Levittown Memorial Education Center (LMEC).

The members of the Levittown Board of Education resolved (5-0) to approve the budget of the necessary claims and expenditures in Levittown Union Free School District. The breakdown is as follows: $197,907,475 for School Purpose and  $6,985,156 for Library Purpose for a total of $204,892,631. The remainder of the adopted budget $131,874,828 is to be levied upon the taxable property of the school district.

 

Levittown Bids Final Farewell to Daniel T. Seip, Sr.

Written by Kevin Imm Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

It is with deep regret that the Chief’s Office, the Board of Fire Commissioners, the officers and members of Engine Company 2 and Levittown Fire Department announce the passing of ex-chief and Charter Member Daniel T. Seip Sr.

Seip, born in Roslyn in 1920, was a 60-year member of the Levittown Fire Department. From 1944 through 1946, Seip served in the United States Naval Reserve in defense of his country. Following the war, Seip and his family moved to Levittown where he worked at Grumman Aircraft Manufacturing in Bethpage as a tool and die maker.

 

Long Island Residents Stage Protest at Rep. King’s Office

Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Express displeasure with debt ceiling legislation; call for jobs bill

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, up to 40 protestors from MoveOn.org gathered by Rep. Peter King’s office in Massapequa to protest his recent support for legislation that raised the nation’s debt ceiling.

“We have a simple message: we need jobs, not budget cuts,” said Bob McKee, a local MoveOn.org member. “We’re here today to say ‘enough is enough’ and demand that Representative King stop his assault on the American Dream. It is far past time that Washington end the tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy and use that money to revitalize our community and create good jobs that we so desperately need.”

 

Levittown Kiwanis Club, Circle K Division Deliver Relief Items to Joplin

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

Local Donations Fill U-Haul Trailer With Overflow Donated to Local Veterans

In the wake of the tornadoes that destroyed the town of Joplin, Missouri, the Levittown Kiwanis Club and the Long Island Division of Circle K teamed up to fill a U-Haul trailer with the most needed relief items for delivery to the disaster area on Saturday, July 24.

Levittown’s shoppers may have noticed an unusual number of collection drives outside local supermarkets and inside Levittown’s Old Navy considering it is not the traditional holiday season. This whirlwind of midsummer collection drives over a four-day span led to a U-haul trailer and the back of a Suburban full of nonperishable food, toiletries, clothing, and furniture and an additional $1,100 heading from Levittown to Joplin for the victims of the May 22 tornado that devastated the Missouri town.

 

Levittown’s Patent Pending Performs at Vans

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

After several years of performing locally, Levittown-based quartet Patent Pending earned a spot on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, a punk rock music and extreme sports festival that hits 45 cities across the country each year.

The tour, which is now in its 17th year, has become a summertime staple for young music fans because it features a daily lineup of over 100 national touring bands and performances from world-renowned skateboarders.

 

Nassau Coliseum-Hub Development Bond Referendum Goes Down

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00
The residents of Nassau County have spoken. The Aug. 1 bond referendum for the Coliseum-Hub development plan was voted down. The proposal included a reconstructed sports arena for the Islanders hockey team in place of the present Nassau Coliseum, a new minor league baseball park, and a bolstered Museum Row complex.
 

Long Island Holds First Emergency Services Summit at Carlyle

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Nassau County Holds Special Ceremony to Honor Local Heroes

On Friday, July 29 Nassau County held its first annual emergency services summit with over 500 police, firefighters, EMTs, and hospital officials to reduce wait time that occurs during emergencies.

Ellis Henican was the master of ceremonies, while Nassau County Legislator and Public Safety Chair Dennis Dunne, along with County Executive Edward Mangano, and other local emergency officials and hospital staff authorities addressed the attendees and held panel discussions.

 

Maragos: Coliseum Development Important; Makes Recommendations for Lease Agreement

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

“The development of the Hub is critically important to the Nassau County economy,” Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos said at a July 21 press conference. “It currently supports hundreds of jobs and has the potential to create thousands of construction jobs and permanent jobs as well as increase tax revenues.”

Maragos said that he conducted a review to determine the economic feasibility of the current proposal to develop the Nassau Hub and retain the NY Islanders hockey team. At this point in time, he said, a comprehensive analysis cannot be completed as the lease agreement with the Islanders is still under negotiation and several significant terms have yet to be resolved such as revenue sharing, revenue guarantees, cost overrun protections and the Islanders’ commitment to remain in Nassau County.

 

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