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POB School Board Acknowledges Over 320 Years Of Service

At a school board meeting last Monday, the Plainview Board of Education presented seventeen retiring employees with plaques commemorating their service to the school district for a combined total of over 320 years. Assistant Superintendent
for Human Resources

Dr. Timothy T. Eagen announced each retiree, and commented on their service on behalf of the school board: “We are very much appreciative of your efforts, hard work and leadership.”

Retirees included Ellen Levine, K-Center teacher; Ruth Lazarus, ESL teacher; Marisa Fang, Parkway teacher; Margaret Fessel, Parkway teacher; Arlene Freidman, Parkway teacher; Susan Margolies, Parkway teacher; Myra Brand, Stratford teacher; Judith Rosenthal, Stratford teacher; Eleanor Shapiro, Stratford teacher; Celeste Wenzel, Old Bethpage teacher; Leslie Weisman, nurse at Old Bethpage; Diane Sandler, Mattlin M.S. teacher; Angela DeLessio, POBMS assistant principal; Cindy DuBoff, French teacher at POBMS; Joan Sapir, guidance councelor at POBMS; Steve DuBoff, security at JFK High School and Sandy Steinberg, district assistant and director of PPS.

In addition to the retirees, the school board approved the appointment of POB Middle School Assistant Principals Paul Romanelli and Regina Talento.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


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