Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
I am writing to express my extreme disappointment with Adam Sternberg’s article covering President Clinton’s visit to Temple Sinai (April 26 issue).
As was explained to Adam and the rest of the press who attended, the Clinton security team limited them to the first five minutes of the talk. Temple Sinai had no part in that decision. In fact, the Temple had set aside seats for the press, and were informed by President Clinton’s staff that they would not be permitted to stay and use them. Mr. Sternberg’s article left out that important detail and did not accurately represent the event.
In addition, the event was not oversold and people were not packed in. They were comfortably seated and the atmosphere was delightful.
Mr. Sternberg’s editorial style of writing is unprofessional and subjective, and belongs on the editorial page rather than as a cover news story on the front page.
“The large New York media contingent on hand was given all of five minutes to hear and report on Clinton’s speech. While the media was given the short shrift, the audience received better treatment.” Most people read headlines and the first few paragraphs and Mr. Sternberg did us a terrible disservice.
In the interest of good journalism, I feel that these inaccuracies in The Roslyn News must be addressed.
David Schwartz, President
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