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Letter: Let’s Work Together

I have had the great privilege of serving the past 11 years as a trustee of the Village of East Hills, the beautiful community in which I grew up and where my wife and I are now raising our own family.

 

So it is with some sadness, but also great anticipation, that I say goodbye to the village government of East Hills and especially my mentor, Mayor Michael Koblenz, as I assume the responsibilities of North Hempstead Town Councilperson for District 2.

 

I would first like to tell the people of District 2 how thrilled I am to be serving you as your new Town Council representative. On Jan. 28, I was appointed by Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the town board to fill the seat of former Councilman Tom Dwyer, who represented District 2 with distinction for the past 12 years. I was honored to be chosen for this appointment following a lengthy screening process and I would like to particularly thank Supervisor Bosworth for her support and for recognizing my enthusiasm and commitment to serving the people of our town. 

 

As an East Hills trustee, I represented over 7,000 residents and had the pleasure of working on behalf of a truly exceptional community that I cherish. As councilman, I will have the opportunity to use the experience I have gained in my village for the benefit of all the residents of District 2.

 

As I officially take office, I invite all residents of District 2 to contact my office at any time with your questions, concerns and ideas. I look forward to serving you.

Thank you.

 

Peter J. Zuckerman

 

District 2 North Hempstead Town Councilman 

News

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.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


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. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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