A familiar topic was broached once again during the Syosset Central School District Board of Education Meeting on Monday, Sept. 26 at South Woods Middle School- the salary of Superintendent Dr. Carole Hankin.
Steger’s question was one of three posed to the board as part of the public session, and the only one not answered in front of the assembled residents. This left the resident notably frustrated immediately following the meeting.
Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the best of the autumn season to Long Island. This year’s festival, to be held on Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 40 Frost Mill Road in Mill Neck will be better than ever. Located on the grounds of a historic Gold Coast estate, between Oyster Bay and Bayville, the festival, also known as Apple Fest, has a wide variety of apples, handmade country crafts, grilled bratwurst, roasted corn and so much more.
Senator Carl Marcellino questioned LIPA and National Grid representatives last week, introducing a State Senate hearing with wording that many on the island might use at this point: “What the hell happened?”
After Tropical Storm Irene left many Long Island residents, municipal facilities and even emergency responders without power for days, and some for over a week, New York state senators held a hearing, first, to determine what went wrong in LIPA and National Grid’s storm preparedness plans and, second, to call for a delay in the renewal of the contract between LIPA and National Grid until an independent review can be done to see if Long Island could be better served by a different arrangement.
This October, Alexander’s Angels, Inc. of Jericho and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) invite people everywhere to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in recognition of the many abilities and achievements of people with Down syndrome.
The National Buddy Walk Program has been running annually since 1995, kicking off in September and lasting through November, in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month in cities and towns throughout the United States and abroad. The goals of the program are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.
The late Dr. Robert Bernstein was an avid runner: whether it was on Jericho Turnpike, Northern Boulevard or 106/107, friends saw the friendly OB/GYN and Jericho athletic coach running all over the community. Though he sadly passed away last year, this community leader is still inspiring people to get moving: on Oct. 1, organizers of the first annual 5K “Run for Rob,” at Bethpage State Park seek to raise $100,000 for Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) in Dr. Bernstein’s memory.
Bernstein, his wife Roz, and sons Jonathan and Craig moved to Jericho in 1984, joining Jericho Jewish Center soon afterward. In 1986, the family moved to nearby Brookville, where Bernstein enjoyed entertaining, and saw the birth of their third child, Sarah. A fixture in the community, Bernstein coached Jericho Athletics throughout his children’s involvement in the Jericho School District, and was an attending physician at North Shore LIJ Hospital in Manhasset for thirty years, where he loved delivering babies.
“This is a media-free zone: a time to get offline, face-to-face,” said Claire Lieber-Saul, co-founder and vice president, at the center’s Saturday, Sept. 10 grand opening.
On Sept. 11, the Jericho High School National Honor Society, along with the entire student body, sponsored a district-wide walkathon to honor the memory of those lost on September 11, 2001.
Event organizer and high school guidance counselor Mary Jo Moriarty spoke to those in attendance about the importance of September 11 as a day of service and remembrance.
Judy Jacobs was joined by other Legislators in expressing their concerns to the 200-plus crowd. She said, “This is a grave concern. Privatization starts out with great promises good for one year and then, afterwards, history shows that rates are raised and routes cut.
Jericho students had an extended summer vacation after Hurricane Irene left many without power, including some of the school buildings within the district.
Students filled the halls on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to start the 2011-2012 school year. Smiles, and even some tears, could be seen as students walked off of the buses, but excitement was definitely in the air.
The Nassau County Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) has officially rejected Nassau County’s mid-year financial plan and ordered some specific actions for County Executive Edward P. Mangano as he prepares a multiyear plan that includes next year’s budget as well. The NIFA Board of Directors met on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola to vote on a resolution regarding the two financial plans, but had already made their wishes clear to the county on these issues.
Director Robert Wild was not in attendance. It was the first meeting for new Director Dermond Thomas, a Valley Stream lawyer who was recently recommended to fill the vacant seat on the board by House Speaker Sheldon Silver and appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, NIFA Chairman Ronald Stack said, as he presided over the meeting.
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