The very long Herricks school board meeting, held after the board toured all its buildings, turned into a lot of complaints, due to the fact that residents are so frustrated with all the cuts the district was forced to make in order to maintain a reasonable budget.
First of all parents were not happy with the prospect of an additional aide in some of the elementary school classes in lieu of starting a new class. Both board president Christine Turner and superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth explained that in “this economic climate” 65 teachers had to be let go.
Hurricane Irene, true to predictions, blew through New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, leaving power outages and downed trees and massive flooding.
Assemblyman Tom McKevitt hosted his 5th annual Women of Distinction event recently at the Albertson VFW. With over 200 guests in attendance including former recipients of the award, family, friends, and this year’s honorees, the event was a community-wide success, noted McKevitt.
“With the outpouring of support for these women in the community it is obvious that we are so fortunate to call them our friends and neighbors,” said McKevitt. “These women represent some of the most courageous and accomplished individuals in our state and nation. Taken together, their achievements and dedication have resulted in the continuous improvement of our quality of life and an enlargement of our sense of community here on Long Island.”
Further, the board allocated the following funds:
$1,128,834 to the Workers Compensation Reserve Fund.
$948,977 to the Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund.
$221,043 to the Employees Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund.
The Cellini Lodge #2206, Order Sons of Italy in America, located in New Hyde Park, will hold its Annual Italian Festival to start on August 24 through August 28 at Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Avenue (off Denton Avenue) in New Hyde Park.
The hours of the festival will be: Thursday and Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $1 and children under 8 years are free.
At the last meeting of the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board, Dr. Raymond Bredur was appointed by the board as Director of Pupil Personnel Services.
At the outset of the meeting Board President Ernie Gentile called for any comments from the public.
A resident asked if the inquiry she had made at the last meeting regarding the moving of Special Education students from place to place had been resolved.
Last Monday, during a fierce thunder and lightening storm, hail plummeted in New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, destroying the windshields of many cars.
Along with the shattered windshields, residents also experienced a numerous amount of small dings in their cars the size of the rapidly falling hailstones.
Hosted by the Long Island GLBT Services Network, many donors made the complete event possible, from the venue and services of the Carlyle on the Green, to Andrew Scott Events and Floral, Top Tiers cakes by Jason Ellis, All Star Limousine Service, Ltd., Todd Barrie Music & Entertainment, and JoVon Photography.
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