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Kaiman Stepping Down Soon

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman, who has served as town supervisor for 10 years, will leave his position the week of Sept. 23. 

 

“It’s bittersweet, but it’s time to move on,” Kaiman said.

 

Kaiman will be devoting more time to his new role as a special advisor on Long Island storm recovery to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program. “This will be a full-time job come Sept. 23,” Kaiman said. 

 

With Kaiman’s departure, Deputy Town Supervisor Christopher Senior becomes acting supervisor, but without voting privileges on  the town board. The  board could appoint Senior or another as acting supervisor with such privileges, but hasn’t done so yet. The acting supervisor will serve until a newly elected supervisor  takes office on Jan. 1, 2014.

 

Kaiman had already decided not to run for another term as town supervisor in the upcoming November election, but instead  had announced a decision to run for county court judge.  When the storm recovery advisory appointment came along, he said he’d stay out of the judicial race.  The new $150,000-a-year advisory job includes offices in downtown Manhattan. However, much of the job involves serving as an advocate for Sandy-damaged LI towns. 

 

“This is an opportunity to do something important, time to meet new challenges, ,” Kaiman said. “There’s a lot of work ahead.” Candidates for North Hempstead town supervisor in the November election are Democrat Judi Bosworth, a Nassau County legislator, and Republican Dina De Giorgio, a North Hempstead town councilwoman.

News

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


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