North Shore Schools Super-intendent Dr. Ed Melnick gave a brief history of the upcoming bond referendum and discussed how the school district finalized the current $19.6 million bond proposal.
“The process began two years ago when we started out with a committee in each school building,” said Dr. Melnick. “We originally came up with a figure of $110 million for a list of capital projects and were able to whittle the number down to the current figure.”
A crowd of about 500 people gathered at the second rally to save the Glen Cove Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 31, a more organized and informative event than the first. Residents waved signs urging the North Shore Health System to “Save
Our Hospital” while local politicians, hospital employees and residents with personal stories to share took to the microphone.
Speaking on a stage set up behind the Glen Cove Public Library, Mayor Ralph Suozzi opened the rally with an explanation of intent.
Vietnam veteran Sam Esposito was reunited with his Army buddies and received an inconceivably gracious welcome while attending their Company C/22 Reunion in Oklahoma this past June, an experience Sam says he owes, in part, to coverage he received in the Record Pilot.
In 2009 Sam was honored as a decorated Vietnam Vet in Glen Cove’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies. The Record Pilot had pre- and post-parade coverage which included an in-depth story, written by his wife Diane, detailing Sam’s experiences serving in Vietnam in 1967-68. The story stated that Sam was attached to Company C, 1st
Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Division, along with a mention of an infamous battle on Chu Moor Hill.
With the news of Glen Cove Hospital downsizing being forefront on most residents’ minds, learning about the lawsuit the city filed against the hospital has undoubtedly raised a lot of questions, one that was answered at the city council meeting held on Aug. 27 in the main chambers of Glen Cove City Hall. Though there were 21 items on the agenda, a fair amount of time was spent on this topic.
The city is suing the hospital over elevated “levels of freon found in the water well,” Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi explained, when resident Pasquale Cervasio raised the question.
After the resignation of Trustee Joel Sunshine last month, the Glen Cove City School District is in need of one more board member, and is trying to determine the best route to take. The greater part of the Aug. 26 meeting centered around a discussion by board members, the superintendent and the public about how soon to hold a vote and whether or not to “piggyback” on the Nov. 5 general election.
In memory of “Sweet Nicholas” Pedone, the Glen Cove City Council declared Aug. 30 to be Nicholas Pedone Day at last week’s meeting. Pedone died in May after a months-long battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. He would have turned 8 years old on Aug. 30.
“I didn’t know how great of a community this was” until Nicholas’ diagnosis, said Josephine Pedone, Nicholas’ mother. “We recognize all of your efforts and now it’s our time to give back.”
If you build it, they will come.
And they have.
Open less than two months, Singleton’s Seafood Shack at Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing, and just a seashell throw from Sea Cliff, is already a neighborhood hotspot. The restaurant sits pretty on a strand that typically isn’t hugely popular with beachgoers. In fact, when management was scouting the location, they were skeptical because “no one really comes to this beach.”
In the weeks that have followed since the announcement that Glen Cove Hospital would eliminate inpatient care, a growing number of local residents and officials have been voicing their concerns about the future of the hospital, including former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi,
“I’m weighing in publicly on this issue because my private conversations with the North Shore-LIJ have not yielded the results I was hoping for,” said Suozzi, who lives in Glen
Cove and was mayor. “We recognize that there are enormous pressures facing the healthcare community, and understand that North Shore-LIJ does a great job in the face of these financial pressures, but they must recognize that this hospital is a central piece of the fabric of this community,” he continued.
It was a standing-room only, overflow crowd of excited friends and supporters at 149 Glen Street on Thursday, Aug. 15, as the Glen Cove Republican Committee opened its Campaign 2013 Headquarters. The Republican headquarters is the home of Team Spinello, the 2013 slate for Glen Cove Mayor and City Council. Team Spinello candidates are for
Mayor, Reggie Spinello; and for City Council: Anthony Gallo; Jr., Pamela Panzenbeck, Efraim Spagnoletti, Linda Darby, Kristina Heuser, and Charles Bozzello. It is also the political home of Glen Cove resident John DiMascio, the candidate for Nassau County Legislature to represent the newly-designated 11th District which includes Glen Cove.
A local woman pledged an ambitious and challenging goal for herself, one that will test her body to its limit while benefiting cancer research. Next month, Eva Casale plans on running from Oyster Bay to Jones Beach - and back. While the Ocean to Sound run is a popular 50 mile relay team event that takes a lot of training by itself, Casale is going to the extreme by running 100 miles all by herself, to raise money and awareness for cancer treatments.
Casale joined Team in Training in 2007, a year after donating a kidney to a stranger; an experience she says “changed her life.”
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