In 1998, the Nassau County Museum of Art’s exhibit, “The Civil War: The Paintings of Mort Künstler,” broke attendance records and stands as one of the museum’s top-drawing shows.
A retirement ceremony for Captain James Gregorski, the Roslyn Heights native who rose to become commander of the USS Kearsarge will be held on Friday, Sept. 17 in Norfolk, VA.
This year has marked the passing—-and the continuation—-of two great political careers in the state of West Virginia. One of the gentlemen in question is a native of Roslyn.
At his upcoming exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, one that will be held from Sept. 25, to Jan. 9, visitors will be able to gain insight into the creative processes of Mort Künstler, an artist renown for his authentic and moving portrayals of scenes from the Civil War.
The Roslyn Board of Education voted unanimously on August 17 to apply nearly $1.2 million from the district’s reserve funds, as well as to increase its estimate of recovered funds by $400,000, in order to lower the increase in the tax levy to zero percent, thereby providing tax relief to local residents during this extended period of economic uncertainty. This is being accomplished, school district officials said, despite drastic reductions in state support for the Roslyn Public Schools.
In addition to the Republican Party primary for the 5th Congressional District, the Democrats will have their own primary for the same seat on Sept. 14 as East Meadow resident Patricia Maher will challenge incumbent Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Roslyn Heights).
When, in the early 2000s, the longtime Air National Guard base in East Hills was set to close down, village officials took a huge gamble on what would replace that 40-acre site. The property was purchased by the village from the US government for $3.10 million and then paid for from the sale of property owned by the village.
The proposal by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano to merge the administrative functions of the 6th and 2nd Police Precincts has been both a moving target and an extremely fluid plan that has undergone many critical changes since it was first leaked to the press on Aug. 6.
At a hastily convened meeting by Supervisor Jon Kaiman at the Town of North Hempstead last Tuesday, local, county and state elected officials and PBA officers and members crowded into town hall to learn the details of the plan from Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey who tried to assure skeptical mayors and county legislators that a reduction and redistribution of personnel resources would not result in a diminution of services to the public.
Here are more photos from the recent and hugely successful all-1970s Roslyn High School reunion that was held during the weekend of July 23-25.
During the weekend, the graduates visited old haunts in Roslyn, such as the Roslyn Chalet. They also went to a beach party at Bar Beach and an evening of music and dancing at Mirelli’s in Westbury.
Finally, the big weekend came to an end with one last get-together at the Roslyn Duck Pond.
On July 28, Roslyn residents were able to escape the sweltering heat and enjoy an evening outdoors as the village held its first such concert in a decade.
The popular band Squeaky Clean performed to an appreciative crowd at Gerry Park as residents brought their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners to enjoy the music, camaraderie and park setting.
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