As part of its restoration of the exterior of Glen Cove’s Justice Court Building, its future home, the North Shore Historical Museum is in the process of replacing the bars on the windows that housed a jail, one of the many uses of this historic building.
Construction Supervisor Mario Gallo, heading the team installing the bars in their original positions, is no stranger to the task. Many years ago Mario’s father was responsible for dismantling the jail and the bars. Forest Iron Works has the original cell door that was removed and is donating it back to the Museum. It will be returned to its original location.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi, Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos, Minority Leader of the Nassau County Legislature Diane Yatauro and Glen Cove City Councilman Anthony Jimenez, who is a member of the American Legion Young Simmons Post, attended the annual Law and Order Night at the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, hosted by the American Legion. This event was held in honor of the first responders that proudly serve and protect the Glen Cove community. Each year, the Glen Cove Police Department, Glen Cove Fire Department and Glen Cove EMS each nominate an individual from his or her respective department who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. These individuals are formally recognized at an awards ceremony attended by the mayor, elected officials, community leaders and representatives from each of these departments.
Civic Party candidates Peter Hayes and Tom Powell won the two vacant seats on the Village of Sea Cliff Board of Trustees.
Peter Hayes received 358 votes and Tom Powell 361.
Village Green Party candidate Joe Krupinski came in close behind with 227.
The only candidate for village justice, Judge John P. Reali, received 386 votes and will return to his position.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr. takes the Wunsch Auditorium Stage at Glen Cove’s Robert M. Finley Middle School. Come Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Middle School main office and are $8 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
During intermission, buy a Wonka bar and you might win one of five Golden Tickets. Each ticket winner will receive a prize!
Gabor Karsai, Rotary District 7250 Governor Nominee and Past President of the Locust Valley Rotary Club spoke of the ongoing need to work to eliminate polio as an economically and socially devastating disease.
Having just returned from India where, as part of a Rotary International Team that joined with local doctors and clinics to provide the vaccine to children, Karsai reviewed the 20 years of hard work by Rotary and its partners that has enabled the world to be at the brink of eradicating this disease. He stated that a strong push is now needed to root it out once and for all, because as long as polio threatens even one child, children everywhere are at risk.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi, Nassau County Legislator Diane Yatauro and Glen Cove City Council Members Anthony Jimenez and Delia DeRiggi-Whitton attended a recent celebration at the American Legion Young Simmons Post 1765 in Glen Cove. The Post just announced that one of its members, Willibe Wilson, Jr., has been elevated to commander of the 10th District which encompasses Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties and has more than 16,000 members of the American Legion.
Wilson is a longtime, hardworking member of Young Simmons Post and is always ready to volunteer his assistance in the community.
On Sunday, Feb. 28, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine joined more than 300 donors, volunteers and friends as the Holocaust Center celebrated the opening of its new multi-media museum.
In mid-January, the center reopened its doors after 18 months of renovation and celebrated the completion of the new permanent exhibit, which showcases artifacts and testimony from local survivors. The museum provides a detailed chronicle of the Holocaust and offers video presentations utilizing archival footage and survivor testimony. The final gallery focuses on the relevance of the Holocaust to people’s lives today. The center will also host temporary exhibits such as Immigration and Caricature, a review of stereotyped ethnic images, currently on display. Visitors are welcome to browse the center’s new library containing more than seven thousand volumes, and to utilize its computer research center and artifact archives.
To begin the Feb. 4 North Shore Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick emphasized that the Administrator’s Council had agreed to take a half-year salary freeze. Trustees commended the principals and directors in the district for reaching this agreement and clarified to those at the meeting that the administrators settled and gave more concessions than the district originally asked for. Dr Melnick added, “There will be discussions with the various other groups about concessions but salaries are part of collective bargaining and cannot be discussed in public.”
At the meeting, trustees worked vigorously to provide relief in school property taxes for district residents. The board reviewed the portions of the budget pertaining to the Board of Education, Central Administration, Central Services, Plant Maintenance, Insurance/BOCES Administration, and Supervision of Instruction sections and eliminated a total of $662,380 from the initial budget proposal presented by Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick on Jan. 21. Visit http://www. northshoreschools.org to watch this initial budget presentation video.
In addition, the board placed $3,150 for membership to Nassau Suffolk School Boards Association and $310,000 for Security District-wide on the comeback list. These items will be discussed again at the March 11 meeting when it will be decided whether or not to remove or reduce these amounts.
Readers are invited to the Glen Cove Council of PTAs Annual Community Scholarship Fund Sunday Brunch at the NYIT De Seversky Center in Old Westbury. The event will honor Laurent Caballero for dedication, devotion and commitment to the community, schools and children of Glen Cove. It is March 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
A contribution of $68 per person is required - all proceeds will benefit the Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund. Respond by March 9, to Tina Braja at 669-5370. The Glen Cove Council of PTAs: Connolly PTA, Glen Cove High School PTSA, Gribbin PTA, K.A. Deasy PTA, Landing PTA, Robert M. Finley Middle School PTA, SEPTA.
You may have noticed the new distinct white, black and red sign belonging to Engel & Volkers at 84 Forest Avenue recently. The latest addition to Locust Valley’s downtown is a unique international real estate franchise owned by local resident, Clifford Packingham. Clifford has an extensive background in commercial real estate engineering and construction and chose to open Engel & Volkers of Locust Valley in response to the demands of sophisticated real estate buyers and investors. Clifford is married to Tracy Dellomo, another local resident whose family has over a half century experience in residential and commercial real estate both as investors and brokers representing discriminating tastes.
Engel & Volkers started in Hamburg in the 1970s and recently began their U.S. expansion through local business owners in the United States. The company has over 3500 employees/agents worldwide in 32 different countries on 4 continents with over 400 shops globally. What attracted Clifford to choose Engel & Volkers in their vast international presence as well as their very savvy technology and marketing? “I didn’t want to hang a shingle and start a company from scratch in this environment. Engel & Volkers have tremendous global experience and have a built in network. If you list your house with us it goes on our internal network to all the different offices in the world. International buyers are becoming more of a factor especially in the top tier of the market,” he said.
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