The East Williston School District Board of Education is actively searching for the next superintendent of schools. It is the board’s intention to have our next superintendent in place by the start of the new school year Friday, July 1.
The board invites the East Williston School District community (including residents, parents, staff and students) to offer their suggestions and insight into the superintendent selection process. A link is set up on the home page of the district website, www.ewsdonline.org. Please go to the news box, click on “Sup’t Search –Community Input” and click on the link.
The Friends of Cedarmere was pleased to see the April 5 article about the New York Senate approval of a bill renaming the Roslyn Viaduct to honor William Cullen Bryant, Roslyn’s most prominent author (“New Name for Roslyn Viaduct,” The Roslyn News, April 5). While quotes from State Senator Jack Martins and local community leaders support this recognition for Bryant, credit for the initiative to have the viaduct renamed should go to our board members who requested that appropriate legislation be created and, for the past year, provided Senator Martins and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel with information about Bryant’s important achievements as poet, newspaper editor, and civic leader. While the assembly has yet to vote on the companion bill, we feel confident that it will pass, and that a naming ceremony will bring well-deserved attention to Roslyn and to Cedarmere, Bryant’s home.
We, the below-signed East Hills residents want to register our deep disappointment with recent actions by the Architectural Review Board (ARB) regarding a house in Norgate that has been in the news.
Despite our requests to be heard and our appeals for them to properly enforce the villages laws for tree protection and home design, the ARB brushed aside our efforts and summarily dismissed our arguments.
I thank all who voted in the recent Village of East Hills trustees election. Prior to my involvement, village board seats have gone to unopposed incumbents with under 100 residents casting votes. It was therefore encouraging to see so many residents exercise their right to be heard.
The closeness of the results clearly indicates that the Unity Party was not handed a mandate. The Unity Party’s status quo message of “Stay Great” did not resonate with many residents and, indeed, was found to be offensive by some.
I read your recent article covering Nassau County Executive Edward I. Mangano’s State of the County address with great interest (“Mangano Warns of 13 Percent Tax Jump,” Anton Newspapers, March 22 and 23), but I fear your story missed the point – by a longshot.
The county executive did not threaten a 13 percent property tax increase; in fact, he never even uttered the words. Further, setting the legislative agenda is among my many duties as presiding officer, and I assure you, there will not be a tax increase on the agenda this year, just as there was no tax increase on the agenda in the past two years. Where did you even get your information?
We are writing to you on behalf of Friends of the Horse Tamer and the Roslyn Public Schools. We are a group of Roslyn High School alumni who have come together with current Roslyn High School students to raise funds to restore the historic Horse Tamer statue.
The statue, which has been at Roslyn High School for over 50 years, has long been in need of major repair. In early February the horse was removed from the high school circle and placed in storage to prevent further exposure to the weather and its total collapse. The statue will remain in storage while we raise the necessary funds for its complete restoration. To do this we need to raise $150,000 by June 30.
State Senator Jack Martins needs to support legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York.
Fracking is the biggest environmental issue of our time. With each frack, 80,000 pounds of toxic chemicals will be introduced into our land. Seventy percent of this fracking fluid will stay underground. This stuff is not biodegradable. Our water and air will ultimately be polluted.
Over the past several months, there has been much speculation and criticism about the future of Nassau’s eight police precinct buildings. Though critics of this plan have expressed skepticism on realigning the current eight precincts into four, it is important to remember that all eight buildings will remain open and accessible to the public. The realignment of the precincts only affects the boundary lines of administrative paperwork and criminal processing, not the locations in which officers are located on the streets as some critics have stated.
For those of us who have tried to draw the line on bad overdevelopment and reckless removal of healthy trees in East Hills at a house on Laurel Lane, we are coming soon to a moment of decision.
Those other East Hills residents who agree with us can lend a hand and help us get the laws changed and enforcement improved.
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