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Schools Are Open, Watch for Children

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Acting Police Chief James Salerno and the Board of Police Commissioners are offering  the following safety tips to help keep children safe now that school has reopened


The police will be adding extra patrols during the first weeks of school. Police officers will be assigned at various times and days to enforce targeted violations. The following are some of the violations:


Port Summer Show Presents Shrek

Written by Danie Santodonato, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

This year, the Port Summer Show will be putting on Shrek the Musical, based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek! Performances will be held on August 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and August 4 at 2 p.m., in the air conditioned Schreiber High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and free for seniors 65 and over.

Returning for his 10th year as director, Jason Summers will be leading the cast of nearly 70 Port Washington students, aged 12 to 18. “The kids respect his work. He can get a room of 60 or so kids quiet enough to hear a pin drop,” said Elise May, Port Summer Show’s co-president. Summers continued, “He makes everyone feel like they’re a star.”


Local Students Win CAPS Bully Prevention Contest

Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Four local students were among the winners in the 14th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) Bully Prevention Poster and Poetry Contest. These winners were Guggenheim fourth graders Amanda Strobel and Julia O’Sullivan, and Sousa fourth graders Rebecca Packer and Victoria Scinconegui. Close to 1000 students on Long Island submitted entries. There were 15 winners, 12 for posters and 3 for poetry. The winning posters will be featured in the 2013-2014 CAPS School Year Calendar, which will be distributed to all elementary schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and local libraries. The calendar is made possible each year through the generosity of Howard and Roz Kroplick of East Hills. CAPS is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, bullying, peer harassment and Internet safety. Information about programs, educational materials and volunteer opportunities are available at or by calling 516-621-0552.


Schreiber Girls Softball Scholar-Athletes

Written by Andy Newman, Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

An already successful Schreiber High School girls’ softball team season became even more satisfying and rewarding with the recent announcement that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association had named the Vikings as its scholar-athlete champion in softball for the 2012-2013 school year.

A very proud coach, Eric Sutz, who guided the girls to the conference championship this year following a season when they failed to lose a single league game, was surprised at this latest honor. “We found out about this when most of the girls were already done with school, so we didn’t really have an opportunity to celebrate as a whole group,” he said. Sutz nominated his team, filling out the application that required the listing of grade point averages for each of the 20 team members for the year.


Keller Named VP At Queens College

Written by Maria Matteo, Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

William Keller of Port Washington has been appointed Vice President for Finance and Administration at Queens College, in Flushing, NY, effective July 15. Keller will manage the Budget Office, Buildings & Grounds, Campus Facilities, the Office of Converging Technologies (OCT), and Security.

Since 2005, Keller has held the same position at Kingsborough Community College. Keller holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in education from SUNY Albany, and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. At the outset of his career, he taught social studies in metropolitan New York public schools. Keller has held positions at Deloitte & Touche, Lehman Brothers, and the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation, and is a former Deputy Commissioner for the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He began his career at Kingsborough after five years with Connecticut-based Gartner Inc., a technology research and advisory firm.


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