When it comes to historical paintings, especially of the Civil War, few artists have enjoyed the level of success achieved Oyster Bay resident Mort Künstler. The 79-year-old painter has tackled everything from movie posters to a space shuttle launch, and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a collection of his related work will be on display at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn until January 9.
As winter approaches, the thought of possible snowstorms has reminded me of the importance of reviewing our practices regarding school closures and delayed openings.
At the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2010, doctors who treat Medicare patients are scheduled to absorb a 25 percent pay cut – a cut that threatens the ability of seniors to see their physicians and receive the care they need. It is up to Congress to stop this pay cut and ensure that doctors are not driven out of Medicare.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages can benefit New Yorkers by reducing consumption of empty calories – which could help fight obesity and generate much needed revenue. The November report from the Bipartisan Policy Center called for the state to impose an excise tax of 1 cent/ounce on these beverages to reduce obesity-related healthcare costs.
Like most municipalities across the country, we have had to tighten our belts in the face of the lingering economic decline. Nonetheless, we remain committed to providing fun activities, events and amusement such as our fireworks extravaganza and summer-long presentation of free concerts.
This fall, our autumn entertainment showcase will feature standbys North Hempstead residents have enjoyed over the years:
(Editor’s note: The following memorial is from an email that The Interfaith Nutrition Network’s (INN) Executive Director Jean Kelly sent to board members of The INN following the death of Don Axinn. When we asked if it could be published, it was requested that we include that one of Mr. Axinn’s last wishes was that anyone wishing to do so, may make a contribution in his memory to The INN. )
Dear All INN Angels,
I am very sorry to have to announce that one of the original INN angels, Don Axinn, left this world last night after a valiant battle with cancer.
I am pleased to report that our school year got off to a wonderful start. Our administrators, trustees, faculty and staff remain resolute in our commitment to providing our students with an education that supports them in becoming passionately engaged in a process of growth and improvement. We continue to celebrate the achievements of our students and remain determined in our commitment to supporting each and every child enrolled in the North Shore Schools as they strive towards excellence:
County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey have stated that the Police Department is taking affirmative steps to ensure the safety of the people of Nassau County during the holiday season. All regular marked and plainclothes patrols will be intensifying their coverage of shopping malls and commercial areas. The patrols will be augmented by patrol from the Mounted Unit and Bureau of Special Operations. Concurrently, dedicated patrols have been assigned to the major malls within the county, putting additional police officers at those locations during peak hours.
On Friday, November 12, Roslyn presented a unique training program about the Apple iPad for the benefit of school officials from districts throughout our area. Sponsored by Nassau BOCES and held at Roslyn High School, the half-day session was attended by 135 superintendents and other staff members from 65 school districts who were eager to know more about the iPad. Dr. Edward Salina, Roslyn’s assistant superintendent for administration, joined me in showing our colleagues what the iPad can do and why it has great potential as an educational tool.
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