According to the CDC, 17 percent of American children aged 6-11 are overweight. Unhealthy weight gain (due mainly to poor diet and lack of exercise) is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. Childhood obesity leads to adolescent obesity, which leads to adult obesity. All this obesity is a direct contributor to many life-threatening conditions, including: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Many studies have found that regular physical activity and careful attention to diet are key factors in maintaining a healthy weight.
Dear neighbors, friends and fellow taxpayers of New Hyde Park Garden City Park, and Sewanhaka School Districts, I am writing to you regarding May 18th our school budget vote.
This is a very critical time for all of us….children and taxpayers alike. Being as active as I am in our community, I am privileged to meet and speak with so many of you. The concern of many is that this is a very sensitive economic climate. Believe me, I empathize with you and I have the very same concerns. For this very reason I am asking all of you to get out the vote..
My name is Michael DiBattista and I am a senior at Herricks High School. As you know, this year’s budget faces a severe risk of being voted down in the first proposal.
Many parents in the community do not want to pay for the increases found in this year’s budget as a result of the increasing costs of resources such as oil and electricity. While I and the students of Herricks High School fully understand the effects these increased costs have on the community and the families within the community, especially while we are still feeling the effects of the recent economic recession, we are appalled that our own parents would make us suffer as a result.
One of the most important services any community enjoys is its public library. You wouldn’t think so judging by the actions Governor Paterson and the New York State Assembly have taken on funding libraries and library systems in the State’s 2010-11 state budget plans. The Governor has recommended that state aid to library systems and their member libraries be reduced by $4.2 million. The senate has rejected this recommendation, but the assembly is still debating it.
The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education collaborating with the Superintendent of Schools, Robert Katulak, and our district’s administrators have put forward a budget, which is fiscally responsible in these difficult times in which we live, and maintains all essential programs for our students. We have worked hard to come up with a series of budget reductions that respects the financial needs of our taxpayers, and at the same time, continues to provide rigor and excellence for our children’s education.
I have been writing Parenting Plus since February 2007. Sometimes I include personal details about my life. I strive for universal appeal but I never know for certain if I reach that goal. Although I try to make points to be helpful to parents and other community members that care about kids, sometimes I think what I make are “rounds” that are less hard-edged and softer than points.
Last week, Governor Paterson put forth legislation that included a temporary freeze on projected state employee raises while the budget is under negotiations.
It’s been a very busy two weeks since our village election; it’s also been very exciting. I’m looking forward to both April 5 when I actually take office and April 6 when I am sworn in as mayor of Williston Park. I also look forward to serving the village as mayor and want to express my sincere thanks to all of you who worked so diligently to help get me elected. It took a large number of supporters to make this happen, with many reaching out to their friends and neighbors on my behalf. I also want to thank my opponents who stepped up and offered the residents a choice. On behalf of our residents I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Lud and Alan for their years of service to the village. I congratulate Terry Thomann, Kevin Ryne and Kevin Kiley and thank both Sue Redding and Bill LaRusso.
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