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Officials: Deficit Reduction Plan Won’t Cut School Budgets

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The State Senate and Assembly recently passed a Deficit Reduction Plan that does not include cutting school budgets mid-year to close the gap in the state budget.

 

Anderson Wins Fire Commissioner Election

Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

Proposition 1 Defeated

Levittown Fire Chief George W. Anderson has won the Commissioner election, defeating current Commissioner Frank Scarangella.

 

Fire Commissioner Election in Levittown December 8

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00
Voters will go to the polls on Dec. 8 to elect a fire commissioner for the Levittown Fire District. The election will be held at 120 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown from 4 to 9 p.m.

Levittown Fire Commissioner and Chairman Frank Scarangella, who has served five terms as commissioner, is running for re-election.

 

Suozzi Concedes Election to Mangano

Written by Joe Rizza and Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

Says He’s Proud of Accomplishments

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that he will not challenge the election between him and Republican opponent Ed Mangano, ensuring that Mangano will become the next Nassau County Executive next month.
 

Schools Facing Possible Cuts in State Aid

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

New York State Governor David Paterson unveiled a two-year, $5 billion deficit reduction plan that he believes would eliminate the state’s current-year budget gap without raising taxes, as well as institute major structural reforms. However, part of thex plan includes a decrease in state aid that is filtered down to local school districts including those in Nassau County. Such a decrease in school aid could find school taxes, which are already the largest part of a property owner’s property tax bill, escalate ever higher.

 

New Turf Field for Island Trees HS

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

Construction is well under way for a new synthetic turf athletic field at Island Trees High School.

The football team, marching band, boys and girls soccer teams and boys and girls lacrosse teams will be able to use the field, whose completion is slated for March 2010, before the start of lacrosse season.

 

Colorado Firefighter’s Letter Elicits Emotional Response from Levittowners

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

His Quest to Find Fallen 9/11 Firefighter’s Family

Earlier this year on Sept. 11, Colorado firefighter Matt Seube climbed the Qwest Tower in Denver twice to equal the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. He and 343 other firefighters were given badges of fallen FDNY members.

 

Paterson Announces Guard Rail to be Installed on Wantagh Parkway Bike Path

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Governor David Paterson recently announced that a guard rail will be installed along the entire length of the Wantagh State Parkway bike path, which runs from Jones Beach State Park to Cedar Creek Park along the Wantagh Parkway and is utilized by thousands of residents weekly who like to walk, jog, bike, and rollerblade.

 

DAHS Dedicates the Jim Amen Memorial Garden

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Former Teacher, Coach Honored Posthumously

At the 50th anniversary celebration of Levittown’s Division Avenue High School football program, a dedication of the Jim Amen Memorial Garden was held. The Garden, located at the south end of the football field, includes a personalized brick pathway.

 

District, Board Interference With Coaching Methods Discussed at BOE

Written by Thomas Duffy Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

On Nov. 4, the Levittown Public School District’s Board of Education held one of its regular public meetings at the Levittown Memorial Education Center.

Despite taking place on the same night as the New York Yankees’ World Series triumph, the meeting drew a sizable turnout. The gathering was called to order by Board Vice President Michael Pappas, who served in place of the absent Board President Dan Bornstein. Bornstein was unable to attend the meeting at its outset, but arrived later on and was present during its final stages.

 

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