Chelsea Jurman is a brilliant, gifted student whose level of intellect makes her wise beyond her years. Currently at the top of her class, she has pursued an incomparably challenging course of study. She loves to learn and thrives in a rich and intellectually stimulating academic environment where the sharing of ideas is embraced. She is an avid reader who also possesses superlative mathematical ability. As a National Merit and INTEL Finalist, she has spent countless hours studying and conducting social science research.
In a surprise move, Dr. John A. Richman has retired as Superintendent of the Roslyn School District.
The announcement was made at the June 18 Board of Education meeting. Also at the meeting, Dr. Dan Brenner, who has been the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction since 2005, was appointed by the BOE as his successor.
Last Thursday, in anticipation of a larger turnout than usual, the School Board meeting was moved from the classroom-sized meeting room to the auditorium of the community center. The community did not disappoint. Nearly 150 parents, faculty and students assembled for the regular meeting of the Herricks District Board of Education to discuss the proposed changes to the 11th-grade Social Studies curriculum in the upcoming school year.
Tempers flared and good manners were left in the parking lot on June 1. The Mayor and the Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill had their hands full with residents who wanted to be heard. Despite the efforts of the officials to maintain decorum and civility, the gavel of the mayor was rapped repeatedly in an attempt to restore order.
In these parlous times, the print industry has been taking its share of the hit from the economic crunch.
An exception, among others, is Good Times, the biweekly magazine of the Long Island cultural scene, one published by longtime Roslyn resident Rich Branciforte. This summer, Branciforte is celebrating the 40th anniversary of that publication.
Legislation that could dramatically alter the way Nassau County functions has sailed its way through the state government in Albany.
In quick order, both the New York State Assembly and State Senate have approved a bill making it easier for villages throughout the state to be dissolved.
The Nassau County Republican Party has announced its preliminary list of that party officials expect to challenge the Democrats in the county and Towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay on Election Day 2009.
Among them is Albertson resident Lee Tu, who is expected to challenge incumbent Jon Kaiman in the Town of North Hempstead’s supervisor’s race. Tu has served as executive leader of the Albertson, Roslyn Heights Republican Committee since 2004 and a committeeman since 1996.
Marvin Natiss, mayor of the Village of North Hills, joined mayors from across Nassau County in blasting New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s local government consolidation plan. The Village of North Hills is a member of the Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA), which is comprised of 64 incorporated villages in Nassau County representing nearly 450,000 residents.
On Monday evening, June 1, the bill was approved by the New York State Assembly. It has now been referred to the state senate.
Prime Time Butcher, located in Roslyn Heights and Woodbury, is raising funds for the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program. From Memorial Day, May 25 through Independence Day, July 4, two percent of their sales will be donated to the breast cancer program.
The most intense Board of Education race since the embezzlement scandal has ended, with a challenger, Adam Haber, being elected to the BOE.
In the May 19 election, Haber was the leading vote getter, the choice of 1,391 Roslyn School District residents. Two incumbents were also re-elected. BOE President Dani Kline received 1,370 votes, while David Seinfeld came in third with 1,308. Another incumbent, Ron Smith, had 1,180 votes.
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