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Board Of Ed Adopts 2014-15 Budget

After months of reviewing the budget line items page-by-page, the North Shore Board of Education adopted the 2014-15 Budget Proposal on April 3. Earlier in the year, trustees agreed not to exceed the cap. This year, the proposed budget is under the allowable tax levy limit by approximately $300,000. On May 20, the community will vote on a total budget of $95,850,329, which represents a budget-to-budget increase of 1.98 percent from last year. 

 

In mid-January, Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick presented the initial 2014-15 budget proposal to the board. Prior to his initial presentation, Dr. Melnick met with the principals and administrators of each school building and removed approximately $2 million dollars.

Trustees then spent months reviewing the line items on each page and removed over $1 million from the preliminary budget proposal

 

On Tuesday, April 24, Meet the Candidates Night will take place in the high school cafeteria and on May 8, the board will hold a Town Meeting/Budget Reading.  Voter registration will take place on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Office, 112

Franklin Ave., Sea Cliff. Voter Registration forms are available at all of the schools in each of the main offices or in the Central Office/Administration building. 

 

There will be two “Budget Gathering” sessions open to the community:  Monday, May 5, at Glenwood Landing School in the GWL Theatre at 9 a.m., and Tuesday, May 6, in the North Shore High School library at 7 p.m. 

 

The Budget Vote/Election of Trustees is on Tuesday, May 20 in the North Shore High School gymnasium from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information regarding the school budget can be found on the district website at www.northshoreschools.org. If you would like to host a budget coffee, please contact Shelly Newman at 516-277-7840 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


News

The 1907 Courthouse building is now known as the Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi Building, marked by a special ceremony held at the North Shore Historical Museum on Sunday, Aug. 3 to a packed house.

 

“It’s a great day for the Suozzi family and a great day for the museum. We are so grateful for the Suozzi family for this generous donation,” said Brian Mercadante, president of the museum.

 

Mercandante then gave some history on the building, which was built in 1907 by the Town of Oyster Bay, when Teddy Roosevelt was president and the Gold Coast was in its heyday. He described how it came to be a museum, explaining that Tom Suozzi came up with a plan for redevelopment during his term as mayor of Glen Cove in the 1990s.

Several local artists are featured in an exhibit hosted by LIU Post, now through Aug. 27, titled “Endless Summer – Visions of Long Island.” The exhibit is a fundraising event for the Nassau County Firefighter’s Operation Wounded Warrior (NCF-OWW), a non-profit organization centered on providing much-needed items to the wounded men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

 

 Photographer Roni Chastain of Glen Cove is one of the featured artists.

 

“I am thrilled to be participating in an exhibit to support the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior,” says Chastain. “Our war veterans deserve to be supported for the work they do to protect the USA. I do believe in giving back and have volunteered to photograph several fund raising events over the past few years. This includes Komen Walk for the Cure, Hope in Motion, Kids Triathlon. I will be photographing the walk for Gift of Life in September.


Sports

Kristen Gillman earned a come-from-behind two-up victory over Brooke Mackenzie Henderson in the 36-hole championship match of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 6,297-yard, par-70 Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove. The final match was held on Sunday, Aug. 10.

 

Gillman, 16, of Austin, Texas, was three down through 26 holes to Henderson, 16, of Canada. But Gillman, a junior at Lake Travis High School, birdied five of the final 10 holes to complete the remarkable rally.

Sailing fans from Glen Cove are invited to the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, hosted by Port Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers. 

 

The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. 


Calendar

Good Reads - August 13

Sunset Serenades - August 14

Wine Tasting - August 15


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com