Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 06 September 2013 00:00
Can a Roslynite be elected Nassau County Executive?
That’s a question that will be partly answered this Tuesday, Sept. 10 as Democratic Party voters choose between Roslyn resident Adam Haber and former Nassau County Executive
Thomas R. Suozzi to challenge the incumbent county executive, Edward P. Mangano, in the November election.
Throughout the election, both Haber and Suozzi have reiterated familiar themes: Jobs, taxes, spending and keeping young people on Long Island. In fact, both men, when they visited Anton Community Newspapers last winter, nearly used the same language to express their concern about young people and their future in Nassau County.
“I want my kids to be able to afford to stay here [on Long Island],” Haber told The Roslyn News.
Suozzi, meanwhile, said that his daughter’s enrollment in an out-of-state university influenced his decision to seek his old job. Like countless New Yorkers, he wondered if his offspring, once they finished their studies, would return to New York or instead, seek a more affordable standard of living elsewhere.
In 2009, Haber was elected to the Roslyn School Board. During the campaign, he has touted his time on the board as a major qualification for the county’s top job.
“As a member of the Roslyn School Board, I’ve seen first-hand that we can save money without sacrificing quality,” he said. “We can start by asking the districts within our county to work together and share things like buses and motorpools, combine back-office functions and purchase more things jointly to save money.”
Suozzi has campaigned on the need for a county executive to articulate a vision for Nassau County, one transcending partisan politics. He continued to promote his “cool downtowns” ideas, making such areas places where young people can live and socialize, while adding that any commercial development would not threaten the residential character of such villages as Roslyn, where historic preservation is always a key issue. Suozzi has used the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, current home of the Brooklyn Nets and
Long Island Islanders as an example of successful downtown revitalization.
Voting will take place on Sept. 10 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza