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Letter: ‘Time For A Change’

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

The expression “it’s time for a change” should be the theme in selecting the next  New York  State Assemblyman of the 13th District. The time to vote for Lou Imbroto is also the time to facilitate a fiscal reality—one  that only change can bring about.

 

The time to vote for Lou Imbroto is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Here’s  what Lou can do:

 

Letter: Elect Teri Moschetta

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Many years ago it was the good fortune of Thompson Park to have Teri Moschetta move here, and my young family was especially blessed to have her as next door neighbor. Her own property has steadily improved from her passionate attention to home and garden. All of our properties are more valuable because Teri has made this community more attractive. She has volunteered, served and lead us in areas that include zoning enforcement, beautification projects, litter pick-up, and neighborhood meetings. She has brought together City Council members, the mayor, our State Assemblymen, for public meetings in our lovely neighborhood, informed them, involved them, inspired them, and gotten stuff done. 

 

Letter: Capobianco For Council

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

As some of you may have seen from my signs, I am running for City Council. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Glen Cove voters.

 

My family and I came to Glen Cove from Sturno, Avellino. For many years, we lived on top of a store in a two-bedroom apartment at 70 Hazel St. in The Orchard. When I started at

Coles School, I did not speak English. My mother worked for factories in The Orchard and my father as a gardener and a caddy at Nassau Country Club. Eventually, my parents were able to build a home on Frost Pond Road, off of Elm Avenue, where they continue to reside today.

 

Letter: The Taking Back Of Glen Cove

Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

The Villa at Glen Cove, (aka the Livingston Project), has become a lightning rod for opposition to the building of high-density, mega residential communities in our town. Thanks to a handful of grass roots activists, the call went out to an otherwise uninformed populace that this issue needed their immediate attention. To the surprise of the administration and the Planning Board, We the People came out in huge numbers ready for battle, and it was about time.  

 

Letter: Full Day Pre-K Not A Good Idea

Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

I am writing in response to the new state push for FULL DAY pre-kindergarten in public schools.  As a recently retired teacher, continuing teachers’ union president, grandparent of a second-grader, and tax payer, I have this to say:  Some basic facts that are not in dispute are that school districts are working under tight fiscal constraints that are threatening the basic education we currently are trying to provide in grades K through 12.

 

Letter: Clearing Up The Air

Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

The Regency at Glen Cove is a premier assisted living facility enabling you or your loved one to enjoy all of the amenities of a boutique hotel along with the peace of mind provided by assisted living, in an ambiance of warmth and comfort.

 

Letter: Kiwanis Clothing Drive Big Success

Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

A clothing drive to benefit The Salvation Army, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Glen Cove, was held in early June in the upper parking area of the Glen Cove Senior Center on Glen Street and what a success it was!

 

Letter; Moschetta: ‘Count On Me’

Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

I am your neighbor. A woman with a civic passion and a record of involvement and commitment to Glen Cove.

 

I want you to make an informed decision in this race. Please visit my website, www.terimoschetta.com, to learn more about my campaign. I’d love to hear from you, and hopefully meet you before Election Day to discuss your desires and ideas for the future of Glen Cove.

 

Letter: Vote For Joe

Written by Donna Duffy Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

Unique to  Joe Capobianco, who is running to become a member of the Glen Cove City Council this November, is that quite possibly a dozen guys in Glen Cove consider him their best friend. Among them are Steve Gonzalez, Sam Wallace and me. 

 

Opinion: Censorship: It’s Real And A Real Threat

Written by Donald Parker Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn, ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom.                                                                                   

 

— Alfred Griswold Whitney

 

The week of Sept. 21-28 has been designated Banned Books Week by the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. During this time, libraries and schools around the country hold programs and readings to celebrate the “right to read.”

 

Think censorship and banning books are ancient history, or at least not problems we face here on Long Island? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. In fact, there are many myths and misconceptions about censorship that should be challenged. Here are four:

 

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