Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
(The following biographical information and statement was provided by candidate Hassan.)
Brian Hassan, of Albertson, a 35-year school district resident, has announced he is going to run for Herricks School board trustee.
Hassan is a senior account executive at National Grid/ Long Island Power Authority where he has worked for 26 years. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and received a BSEE degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic University.
Hassan is a past board member of the Albertson/Herricks Little League and is currently a trustee for the Herricks Community Fund and a co-vice president of the Herricks Athletic Boosters.
For 12 years, Hassan has been a judge for the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) which is the preliminary fair for the National Westingthouse Science Fair. In addition, for the past 10 years, he has been a volunteer for Junior Achievement of New York,
Hassan and his wife Kim, have three children: Kyle who is in grade 11 at Herricks High, Meagan who is in the ninth grade at Herricks High and Sara who is in the fifth grade at Searingtown School.
“I feel the most important issue facing the district is the decreasing amount of New York State aid that the district will be receiving in the upcoming years based on the financial situation of New York State.
“The next few years will be challenging as the district will have to manage increasing expenses with seemingly less “revenue” (state aid) which ultimately may involve reducing expenses in the areas of programs, full and part-time postions, services, etc, while being sensitive to any tax implications.
“These competing factors will all have to be weighed and some very tough decisions so that any reductions will be as fair as possible while having as little impact as possible on the students in the district.
“I am hoping that my years of professional experience, along with my engineering background, will assist in making some of these difficult decisions.
“I am also hoping that a new fresh perspective will allow me to identify additional areas that may have been overlooked previously to be able to make a positive impact on the overall budget.
“I am a firm believer of making decisions based on facts, not on ‘hear say’ or emotions.”
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The Sept. 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education covered a range of issues, from the district’s overall performance to the sudden death of a student to fiscal and personnel issues—even to the loss of maple trees.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth announced that the district’s high school had achieved an impressive level of distinction in a recent national survey that measured scholastic achievement; in fact, a great deal of Long Island made the cut, he said.
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East Setauket restaurant owner Sam Chan is looking to open an 84-seat Asian fusion restaurant at 1215 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park, the former spot of the maligned Empire Billiards Hall
The 3,280-square-foot restaurant would be staffed by 15 employees. Chan and property owner Mark Sommer, a Dix Hills dentist, are requesting 25 off-street parking spaces.
“[Parking was] the only issue we were having a discussion about,” Sommer said after a public hearing last week in front of the village’s board of trustees.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
Seniors Daniella Ford and Margie Londono highlight a Sewanhaka Indians girls soccer team vying for its second straight winning season.
Ford, who is in her fourth season as starting goalie for the Indians, netted a season-high 24 saves in a 3-1 loss to Valley Stream Central.
“She’s a stud back there,” said Sewanhaka third-year coach Eric Premisler, whose team is 0-3 as of press time, after going 8-3-1 last season. “If we can stop a team from taking five shots because of good defense, Daniella is going to stop another 15 shots. And we’re going to have a chance to win every game.”
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians continue to let their presence be felt in Nassau Conference II.
The Indians played their second game as members of the conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Long Beach Marines, topping the south shore squad 51-30.
On the opening drive, the Indians relied on running back Brenton Mighty’s legs to get them into the red zone. On first and goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Elijah Tracey hit
Michael Parasconda on a screen pass for the first score.