Legislature's Political Battle Comes Full Circle
Nassau's political merry-go-round stopped spinning last week in exactly the same place it started - with Judith Jacobs re-elected presiding officer of the county legislature. At a Feb. 10 vote, Democrats Roger Corbin and Lisanne Altmann, who had joined with Republican legislators to form a bipartisan coalition in an attempt to oust the longtime legislator from the top seat, came back to their party in support of Jacobs. Republican Peter Schmitt, who received nine votes among his party, was re-elected minority leader.
Professor at Old Westbury Targets Young Readers With Novel
As a young girl growing up outside Rochester in the 1950s, Kathleen Velsor was intrigued to hear stories about fugitive slaves who had lived nearby as a result of a local stop on the famed Underground Railroad. Today an associate professor in the School of Education at SUNY College at Old Westbury, Velsor maintains her interest in the Underground Railroad, having over the past 10 years researched its history on Long Island and co-authored three non-fiction books on the topic.
Local Residents Invited to Annual Run
Runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability from Plainview-Old Bethpage, Syosset, Jericho, and Woodbury are invited to test their training and endurance levels by being a part of the 9th annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run. The run will take place on Saturday, March 11, starting at 9:15 a.m. at the W.T. Rogers Middle School on Old Dock Road in Kings Park.
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