Levittown Prepares to Say Goodbye to Gerald Claps
Levittown Public School Assistant Superintendent for Administration Gerald Claps recently announced that he is planning to retire when the school year ends in June. Although he'll be leaving the world of education, he will have numerous relatives to continue his education legacy, including his wife Carol -- the director of the Wesleyan Pre-School in Smithtown -- and two of his three children: son David, 30 and daughter Jennifer, 21, who also work in the field. The only one to stray from the group is his 28-year-old daughter Kristen, who works for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Fort Lee, NJ. "She was the rebel," Claps said.
Wal-Mart Opens in East Meadow
On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 23, Wal-Mart opened its doors to local residents and celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new store, located at 2465 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, was welcomed into the neighborhood by local residents, dignitaries, organization representatives and a special cheer from the Division Avenue High School cheerleaders.
Captains Lead Dragons
When Mike O'Toole and Brandon Rea were elected co-captains for this year's Division Avenue varsity boys basketball team it followed a pattern of similarities in their high school careers.
Levittown Runners Score in Heckscher Park 5K Run
The first finisher overall in the Jan. 27 Heckscher Park 5 Kilometer Run, the kickoff event for the three race Long Island State Parks Winter Series, was Levittown speedster Carlos Castro, Jr. Castro crossed the finish line in 16 minutes, 27 seconds, six seconds in front of runner-up Travis Tate of East Northport.
Letters in Support of Dave McDonough