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Local Residents Honor Susan Ben-Moshe

Currently serves on library board of trustees

Residents of The Village of Roslyn Estates honored former Mayor Susan Ben-Moshe at a special reception at The Bryant Library on Monday, April 2.  

Representatives from the state, county and local villages joined together to congratulate Ms. Ben-Moshe on her 16 years of service to the Roslyn Estates community. Among those in attendance was State Assemblyman Charles Lavine. Ms. Ben-Moshe served four years as a village trustee followed by 12 years as mayor.

More than 80 people attended and many spoke not only of Ms. Ben-Moshe’s leadership abilities but also of her qualities as a friend. Ms. Ben-Moshe is currently a member of the Bryant Library Board of Trustees.

The reception was only the most recent honor for Ms. Ben-Moshe. Last June, the New York State Senate passed a resolution, one introduced by State Senator Jack Martins (R - Mineola) noting her 12 years of “distinguished service” to the village.

Prior to being elected mayor, Ms. Ben-Moshe served as a village trustee from 1995 to 1998. As mayor, the resolution praised her for renovation of the village hall with updated technology. “[In] addition, its public areas and ponds were beautified, along with building safer roads; and [Ms. Ben-Moshe] also assisted in establishing an Emergency Tree Maintenance program and also created the Birches Sewer District; her greatest accomplishment was balancing the needs of each resident with the good of the community as a whole for 12 years,” the resolution proclaimed. Ms. Ben-Moshe said the latter accomplished as “my greatest success.”

The May/June Bryant Library newsletter will contain an interview with Ms. Ben-Moshe conducted by Julie Klein.

News

Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within

the town’s boundaries.

 

Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of

North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.

For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.

 

Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.


Sports

SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.

 

“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.



Calendar

Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


Columns

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