The Herricks School District is a big winner in the decision by New York Gov. David Paterson to release monies in school aid and STAR payments.
The governor released the monies earlier this year after being the target of a lawsuit filed in December by a coalition of citizen taxpayer groups and education advocates.
After two years of collective bargaining, the Roslyn Board of Education and Roslyn Teachers Association have agreed to the terms of a new agreement. The four-year contract, school district officials said, contains terms that will yield significant savings for local taxpayers, promote instructional progress and enhance collaboration among the district’s education professionals.
Saying the Senate Democrats have put an additional burden on New York State residents during the country’s worst recession in the last 80 years by overspending and overtaxing, Republican Jack M. Martins announced he will be running for New York State’s 7th Senate District in order to protect the interests of the residents and taxpayers.
Twenty years ago, Constance Schwartz was working as a consultant for the Nassau County Museum of Art, which then was being administered by the county’s Office of Cultural Development.
In 1992, she became director of the museum, itself now a private institution. During that time, Ms. Schwartz presided over the remarkable growth of the museum, giving Long Island a cultural oasis to rival similar establishments in New York City.
Karl E. Willers, Ph.D. has been appointed director of the Nassau County Museum of Art. (NCMA).
Willers replaces Constance Schwartz, NCMA’s previous director. Ms. Schwartz has been appointed Director Emeritus and will guide efforts to raise funds for the museum’s capital campaign. Both announcements were made by Peter Tilles, president of the NCMA’s Board of Trustees.
A new year is with us, one that hopes to see the completion of the protracted renovation of the Roslyn Viaduct.
The project began in 2005 with a 30-month renovation timetable. As any motorist can tell you, that time frame was not even close to being met, even though for the past year, the new north half of the Viaduct is open to traffic.
Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board officially added its newest member to the administration when Charles Berman was sworn in as interim Receiver of Taxes prior to a recent board meeting.
Berman was appointed by the Town Board to replace Rocco Iannarelli who stepped down last month after six years to accept a position with the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
Prior to the Choices and Consequences driver-education program held on Feb. 24 a Roslyn High School, Assistant Principal Jay Pilnick told the seniors that in his 27 years of teaching, the day would represent one of the “most important assemblies” he had ever witnessed. He also told the students to turn off their beepers and keep it that way for the duration of the presentation. “You will remember this assembly for the rest of your life,” he said.
AmericaFormer New York Times Middle East foreign correspondent Chris Hedges will talk about his new book, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and The Triumph of Spectacle, at The Shelter Rock Forum on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. The program will take place at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road in Manhasset.
Years ago, longtime Roslyn resident Ellen Pober Rittberg gave birth to three children all within a three-year time span. Such an experience gave her a unique perspective on parenting. Ms. Rittberg decided to parlay that into a book, 35 Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You, So I Will.
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