Over 100 people traveled to the East Hills School to attend a Meet the Candidates Night for the Roslyn School District Board of Education race.
Incumbents Stanley Stern and Kim Hunter, along with challengers Elizabeth Kellogg and Valauri, gave presentations and answered audience questions, ones that mostly pertained to budgetary, but also safety issues.
School districts all across Nassau County, including the Roslyn District, are touting tight budgets for voters to consider this May, and local villages are also trying to hold the line on taxes and spending.
For the second consecutive year, the Board of Education will send to the voters a school budget with a one percent spending increase. The vote by the Board was 7-0 at its meeting on April 20.
The school district’s voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 18 to vote on the budget of $95,816,235, which increases spending over the current year by 1.12 percent. The Board had previously decided, at its meeting on April 8, to reduce the tax levy by applying $1 million in reserve funds. The increase in the tax levy is projected to be 0.66 percent.
At its meeting on April 8, the board of education decided to apply $1 million in reserve funds to reduce the tax levy and thereby lessen the tax burden for Roslyn property owners during this recessionary period.
The Roslyn Antiques Fair is back. On Sunday, May 23 (raindate is Monday, May 31) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this established event resumes its place on the Long Island Antiques Fair circuit. This will be the 27th such fair in downtown Roslyn.
Over 50 people gathered at 7:30 a.m. for a breakfast meeting of the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce, one sponsored by the Roslyn Claremont Hotel. There were many new and old faces present. The group’s goal is networking and working together to promote the area and, consequently, the businesses in it. Represented were all kinds of businesses ranging from banks to psychotherapists, to real estate firms and fitness centers.
For the past year and a half, the Greenvale Civic Association (GVCA) has expressed its concerns over expansion plans by the local PC Richard store. Now, the civic association is battling the possible construction of a 10,000 sq. ft. building for retail space at the Green Cove Plaza Center.
Roslyn High School math teacher Iftimie Simion has been named a “Distinguished Teacher of 2010” by the Harvard Club of Long Island.
“These awards seek to recognize extraordinary people,” said Dr. Judith Esterquest, a board member of the Long Island club. “Talented teachers like Simion expend uncounted hours and vast stores of energy to transform the lives of our Long Island teens. Day after day and year after year, they help shape our country’s future, inspiring students to dream dreams, to work to accomplish those dreams, and to think rigorously about what they want their future to be.”
Last week, The Roslyn News reported on the success of Jordan Bernstein, the Harbor Hills School fourth-grader who was awarded first place in the Raynham Hall Annual Presidents’ Day writing contest. Bernstein won for his essay on James Polk, one entitled, “The Incredible Polk.”
On March 10, the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce held a regular meeting at Roslyn Village Hall. Up to 40 people attended. Members discussed future events, such as the May 23 Antique Fair, one in which the chamber will receive a free table.
Also at the meeting, it was announced that membership dues have been increased to $95 so members who paid the initial $50 need to add an additional $45. Associate memberships at $50 will still be available for businesses not located in Roslyn.
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