Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi is kicking off his 2011 campaign for re-election with a dinner party at the Glen Cove Mansion on Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Running with Mayor Suozzi are his Glen Cove City Council team, including incumbent city council members: YMCA of Long Island CEO Mike Famiglietti, local insurance business owner Nick DiLeo, decorated veteran and former EMS chief Tony Jimenez, trial attorney Tim Tenke, and financial strategist Sean Dwyer. Council member Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is not seeking re-election. Longtime Glen Cove resident Martin Carmody, a design engineer, has been selected to join Suozzi’s team.
Robert Germino (former captain in the United States Marine Corps, Iraq veteran, board member of the not-for-profit Semper4Soldiers, and 2010 candidate for State Assembly District 13) is the Republican candidate for Nassau County Legislature. The Nassau County Republican Committee nominated him for the current County Legislative District 18 that includes Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Bayville, Locust Valley, Brookville, Glen Head, Greenvale, and Jericho.
The school year is soon coming to a close, but the Glen Cove School District is still working hard to prepare for the next school year. Several curriculum topics were discussed at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting held at Robert M. Finley Middle School, including new courses for next year and the sixth grade honors program, which was implemented last year.
In a room filled with family, friends and supporters, Glen Cove Councilwoman Delia DeRiggi-Whitton recently held a meeting at Page One restaurant in Glen Cove to announce that she had been asked by County Legislator Diane Yatauro of the 18th district to run for her position when she retires, after serving since 2003.
Twenty-one gun salutes are a naval tradition that date back to the age of sail, when a salute was fired by a man-of-war entering a foreign harbor to show that its guns were not loaded and, thus, was entering on friendly terms. It later evolved into a 21-gun salute for dignitaries and heads of state that were visiting naval vessels. After the Civil War, both Army and Naval installations equipped with cannon would fire 21-gun salutes on two National Holidays—on Memorial Day and July 4th. Today, Naval installations and ships equipped with saluting batteries fire a 21 minute-gun salute on Memorial Day, with the first shot commencing at precisely noon, and the last shot ending at 12:20 p.m. The Navy fires an additional 21-gun salute on George Washington’s birthday.
Local communities showed enthusiasm this weekend for the spirit of Memorial Day, coming out in great numbers for three big parades and ceremonies that delivereone message, as Abraham Lincoln while dedicating the Soldiers’ National Cemetery put it: “…from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.”
It has been announced this week that Delia DeRiggi-Whitton has been nominated by the Nassau County Democratic Committee to run for the vacant position that will be left by Diane Yatauro in the county’s 18th Legislative District and Robert Germino has been nominated to run on the Republican ticket. The 18th Legislative District includes the communities of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Bayville, Locust Valley, Brookville, Glen Head, Greenvale and Jericho.
Martin Carmody was also nominated by the Democratic Committee to replace DeRiggi-Whitton on the City of Glen Cove Council slate, running along with Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi.
Members of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department had a rough night this past Thursday. After a rigorous session of training at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy in Old Bethpage, most guys probably wanted nothing more than to go home and rest. Instead, after training to battle a fire on a row of buildings, they got the call to the real thing at 67 Glen Street.
Chief Anthony Tripp spoke to the Record Pilot after the fire. He said that one of the toughest things that night was overcoming fatigue.
While neighboring Oyster Bay and Locust Valley budgets went down, school budgets in both the Glen Cove and North Shore districts passed this week.
The results were 1023 YES and 578 NO in favor of the $72,052,501 budget. Joel Sunshine was re-elected to the Glen Cove Board of Education with1040 votes. Barrie Dratch was newly elected to the board with 675 votes.
Superintendent Dr. Joseph Laria announced the totals and told the community, “We thank all the people who made the budget a reality… We’re very grateful.”
Seventeen Glen Cove School District teachers were recognized for their experience, talent and dedication to the district at a ceremony honoring their tenure appointments at Robert M. Finley Middle School on Monday night at the Glen Cove Board of Education meeting.
The principals of each school offered anecdotes and praise for every individual teacher – ranging from those fairly new to the job to those with over 20 years of experience – who were then awarded a Certificate of Tenure by the superintendent and board of education.
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