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New York Air Show Returns to Jones Beach

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:28

Hundreds of thousands of spectators flocked to Jones Beach to watch the New York Air Show over Memorial Day weekend. The Air Show was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
This year the U.S. Air Force graced the skies in F-16s, performing a demonstration sequence that consisted of a series of formation aerobatics. This precision demonstration team treated local residents to fly bys and tricks the week before the actual Air Show, as they were based out of Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

 

Levittown Board of Education Hears Pleas of Budget Cuts

Written by Thomas Duffy Thursday, 21 May 2009 16:30

On May 12, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, the Levittown Public School District’s Board of Education held a public meeting to discuss the district budget for the 2009/10 fiscal year. It was the final such meeting the board held before the proposed budget was put up for a vote on May 19.

The board had already held a series of public sessions this year to plan out and adopt the new budget. Faced with a potential budget deficit exacerbated by the conditions of the nation’s current economic recession, the board had mulled over a multitude of possible cutbacks among the district’s staff, programs, and services in an effort to save money. The board meetings often featured large public turnouts, with many people associated with the district – residents and staff members alike – expressing concern and even anger over many of the proposed cuts. Ultimately, the board chose to make carefully selected cuts to its sports, music and vocational education programs, which included reductions in staff for each.

 

Levittown, Island Trees School Budgets Pass

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Thursday, 21 May 2009 16:26

Incumbent Ousted in Levittown, Incumbent and Newcomer Elected in IT

The Levittown and Island Trees school budget votes and trustee elections were held on May 19 at various local schools.

 

Five Candidates Vie for Two Seats on Island Trees Board

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Thursday, 14 May 2009 16:33

Incumbent Christine Holt is being challenged for her trustee seat on the Island Trees Board of Education by William Buchanan. Candidates Brian Kelty, Rosanna Lundy-Kluth and Kim McDonough are vying for the other open trustee position. Trustee Joseph Buda is not seeking re-election.

The positions are for a three-year term. The budget election and trustee vote will be held on Tuesday, May 19 from noon to 9 p.m. at Michael F. Stokes School in Island Trees. Visit www.islandtrees.org for more information.

All candidates were asked a series of questions. Their answers appear in alphabetical order.

 

Four Seek Election to Two Available Seats on Levittown Board

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Thursday, 14 May 2009 16:26

Budget Vote, Trustee Election Set for May 19


There is one incumbent and three challengers running for two available trustee positions on the Levittown Board of Education. The incumbent, Hector Santiago, is vying against Ed Powers, Kevin Regan and former Trustee Diane Shapiro. Trustee John Garvey is not seeking re-election.

The positions are for a three-year term and are at large. The budget election and trustee vote will be held on Tuesday, May 19 from noon to 9 p.m. at several polling places in Levittown. Visit www.levittownschools.com to view your polling place.

All candidates were asked a series of questions. Their answers appear in alphabetical order.

 

 

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