Manhasset: The Year 2004 in Review: Part I
Manhasset residents were already reading the Da Vinci Code and The South Beach Diet. May Newburger, after 10 years as Town of North Hempstead supervisor, chose not to run and was succeeded by Great Neck attorney, Jon Kaiman. Of historic significance was the swearing in of the first town board elected by councilmanic districts. Six council members were elected instead of the usual four. Three Manhasset high school seniors, Gregory Amend, Amelia Breyre and Jason Pellegrino were named as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. May Newburger was appointed to head the new Nassau County Planning Federation, whose goal is to establish an overall zoning policy. Melissa Leelou, a Manhasset seventh grader, wrote a letter to Nassau County Executive, Tom Suozzi, which resulted in his visiting her classroom. Deena Lesser, former aide to supervisor May Newburger, was appointed director of inter-municipal affairs, where she will work with North Hempstead's 31 villages on all town affairs that impact the villages. Board of education moves the bond referendum vote to the fall of 2004. Local politicians, including Harvey Levinson, newly elected Chairman of the Board of Assessors, visits communities throughout Nassau County regarding the reassessment.
Manhasset Selects Nationally Recognized Firm to Conduct Superintendent Search
Pending contract approval, the Manhasset Board of Education has selected the firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to conduct a nationwide search for the district's next superintendent. Having provided similar assistance to almost 400 school districts across the nation, HYA will identify a talented pool of candidates from which the Board can then interview and inevitably select the next educational leader for the Manhasset School District. People who will be working on this search have intimate knowledge of the New York Metro area, having worked with numerous districts on successful searches, including Scarsdale, Three Village, East Williston, Tarrytown and Lawrence.
Anyone who is interested in being a coach of a team or wants to be an assistant coach must attend.
St. Mary's CYO Sign-ups for the 2005 Girls Volleyball Season
Sign-up forms can be picked up beginning today, Jan. 6, at the St. Mary's parish office and at Manhasset Sporting Goods on Plandome Road. Registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 13. Tryouts will begin in January and play begins in February through March. All girls in grades five through 10 are eligible. Please contact Lisa Macedo at 212-643-9271 or John Kiggins at 516-365-6220.
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