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Dwyer Steps Down

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.

 

Dwyer was first appointed to the town board in 2002. The next year he was elected by a convincing 4,382 to 1,889 margin over his challenger, Jerome J. Galluscio. Since that win, he has faced little trouble in getting re-elected. In the immediate future, a new member will be appointed to replace Dwyer. That seat will be up for election in 2014 and again in 2015, when Dwyer’s latest term would have ended. 

 

Dwyer told the media that he considered his main accomplishment helping to bring the town “into the 21st century,” with initiatives on town parks, roads, the 311 system and the environment.

 

For residents in Roslyn Heights, Dwyer will be remembered as the board member who took the lead in deciding the future of the Country Club of Roslyn. Indeed, while announcing his resignation, he declared the resolution of the park issue as one of his proudest achievements. After more than a decade of stalemate, the Town of North Hempstead voted late last year to approve a Levitt Park at Roslyn Heights park district. The basic plan will be a park district 7.3 acres in size and including an outdoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi/spa area, a water slide and plunge pool, a playground, a kiddy pool and splash pad, a concession and outdoor seating area, plus a bathhouse, lower and upper poolside promenades and resurfaced tennis courts. 

 

“We worked out a very, very nice solution,” Dwyer said at a December 2012 meeting, adding that the town would build a “Class A park to what is now a hole in the ground.”

 

On the same issue, then Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman also declared last December that ‘[there’s been] no other issue I’ve engaged in [more fully] that this one.” 

 

Todd Zarin, a Roslyn resident who was active in the plan to revive the country issue praised Dwyer’s efforts on that issue and on his service in general.

 

"Tom defined local representation of his district both in and outside of Roslyn Country Club for more than a decade,” he said. “He is a beacon for those viewing success in public service as leaving it better than you found it.  The brilliant prospects for Roslyn Country Club residents captures his legacy. I’m confident that Tom’s impact will be indelible and his tireless and creative advocacy and efforts on our behalf will be missed.  His successor will have big shoes to fill.”

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.



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