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Obituary: Louis Ferrara

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education recently reflected on the passing of former Superintendent of Schools Louis Ferrara during a school board meeting last week on Monday. Ferrara, veteran of the US Army who served as Superintendent in the 1980s, died two weeks ago on June 12.

Board of Education Vice President Ginger Lieberman remembered Ferrara as “a wonderful person,” and the school district posted a memorial letter on his tenure as superintendent by PCT President Morty Rosenfeld, stating: “Since I received the news, I’ve had a flood of memories, most of them of adversarial encounters with him, me the new union president, Lou the up-from-the-ranks superintendent who seemingly knew every detail of the operation of the district.”

Ferrara was a beloved husband of RoseMary, loving father of Anne Ferrara Kurzman, Louis Ferrara and Rosemary & Lee Mc Allister, dear brother of Harry, and cherished grandfather of Colleen, Katelyn, Matthew, Christie and Jay. He was buried at Holy Rood Cemetery.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


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