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.
Levittown Fire Chief George W. Anderson has won the Commissioner election, defeating current Commissioner Frank Scarangella.
Levittown Fire Commissioner and Chairman Frank Scarangella, who has served five terms as commissioner, is running for re-election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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