Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with members of the Town Board, honored eight extraordinary recipients at the 12th annual Town of Oyster Bay “Women of Distinction” Awards Ceremony, held at Town Hall March 23. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of women who either live or work in the Town.
Local postal workers and leaders from the letter carriers, mail handlers and clerks recently held a rally to oppose eliminating Saturday mail delivery. According to Congressman Steve Israel, seniors, veterans and many others rely on the postal system for urgent deliveries, such as Social Security checks and medical information. Postal workers attended the rally to urge the United States Postal Service (USPS) to consider all alternatives before ending Saturday service.
At the Monday, March 22 Syosset Central School District Board of Education meeting, those who missed the recent Syosset High School production of Disney’s High School Musical were treated to a special digest version. The full cast performed three complete numbers from the tremendously popular show for the board and members of the community. Superintendant Dr. Hankin thanked all of those who participated in the spring musical and made it such a success.
In his first State of the County address, County Executive Edward P. Mangano criticized the previous administration, listing numerous problems in Nassau’s government and saying that because of past planning, “Tonight, I am here to tell you: The state of our county is deeply troubled.”
On Monday, Rep. Steve Israel (D – Huntington) joined Long Island World War II POW Arnold Bocksel at his Syosset home to present him with a ceremonial check for $63,753 from the Veterans Administration so Bocksel can renovate his home and make it accessible. Bocksel, 96, suffers from service-connected injuries.
With today’s rapidly changing advancements in science and technology, it can be quite a task for students to stay on top of what’s next in medicine and technology. However, students at the Jericho Middle and High schools don’t have to look any further than their classrooms.
At the Monday, March 8 Syosset Central School District Board of Education’s preliminary budget meeting for the 2010-2011 school year, scholarly ambition was checked with more than a little bit of frugality. While no programs have been cut, the proposed figure of $188,841,461, which is a 2.74 percent increase over the previous year’s budget, represents the lowest budget-to-budget increase seen in the district for 20 years.
Over the past few months, approximately 15 of the gold finials that sit atop the street markers in the Village of Brookville have been stolen. Eleven of the hand-carved finials that were taken in the fall were replaced by gluing and nailing them into the street sign. Since that time, four more were stolen.
The process to expand Jackson Avenue has been long and very detailed and there has been a great deal done behind the scenes. Before the work can be done, the funding has to be obtained, which involves many facets of government.
Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed 2010-11 executive budget calls for several state parks on Long Island to close and others to cut their hours and services due to a state budget shortfall.
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