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Sewanhaka Appoints New Director

The Sewanhaka Central High School District Board of Education recently appointed Christopher Nelson to director of instructional technology and student achievement. Nelson will oversee the implementation and coordination of the district’s educational technology programs as well as the collection, management, and oversight of state reporting.

Nelson is presently director of strategic alliances for Teq. Prior to his position at Teq, he served as director of instructional technologies, libraries and computer services at North Syracuse Central School District; and director of instruction and technology at Sherburne-Earlville Central School District.

He was also regional coordinator of instructional technologies and library media services for DCMO BOCES in Norwich, NY.

As an adjunct faculty member in the business and computer science departments at Cayuga Community College, Nelson instructs A+ and MSCE certification and computing principles classes.

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While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”

Hundreds of civic, business, community and elected officials gathered in Baldwin at the Coral House to support the annual kick-off of the Long Island Toys for Tots Drive on Monday, Oct. 27. The toy drive is the nation’s largest gift program for children during the holidays. Marine Corps Major Chuck Kilbride gave special recognition to the many people who make Toys For Tots possible locally, including U.S. Postal Service workers, marines, legislators, and the police and fire departments, who work tirelessly to collect toys each year.

The hundreds of guests were treated to special performances by the F.R.E.E. Players Jazz Ensemble and the American Bombshells trio.


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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