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Democratic Primary This Tuesday

Haber, Suozzi square off for the chance to challenge Mangano   

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. 


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.

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.


SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.


“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

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.


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