On Monday, June 28, Senator Charles Schumer came to the Long Island Association Small Business Council Executive Breakfast at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury to discuss the economy- both on a national level, and to address issues specific to Long Island.
At the Monday, June 14 Syosset Central School District Board of Education meeting, the excitement of the upcoming summer break was tempered with sadness, as members of the board said their goodbyes to longtime trustee and former board vice president Patricia Maschio.
At the Board of Education meeting on June 17, 15 retirees from the Jericho School District were honored and congratulated for their many years of dedicated service. Those honored were as follows: Mary Bauer (JHS English and reading), Paula Cardias (JHS art), Kathy DeFina (Cantiague elementary teacher), Barbara Harris (JHS math), Phyllis Kasow (learning center), Dolores Katzenstein (clerk typist), Francis Koppeis, (music), Josephine Langone (French), Michael Malkush (technology), Kathleen Maurer-Rittel (library), Andrea Messinger (social work), Janice Raphan (Spanish), Nancy Sammis (physical education), William Wuest (athletic coach), and Beverly Young (learning center). Board President Barbara Krieger personally thanked the retirees and wished them well in their future endeavors.
The purpose of the Distinguished Service Award is to recognize outstanding contributions an individual has made to help contribute to the welfare of the children and the PTA after receiving the Jenkins Award. As a recipient of the State Honorary Life Membership Award in 2003, Dr. Goodman has forged even further ahead and truly brought Baylis to its excellence. One may think this person’s role is a given; that she is “supposed” to be there to help the students. However, according to the Baylis PTA, what she has accomplished was not necessarily in her job description. She is a respected, admired member of the community, stretching beyond the front doors of Baylis.
On Newsweek’s annual “America’s Best High Schools” list, Jericho High School came in #32 in the nation, as well as second in the state, while Syosset High School came in over a hundred ranks behind at #142. Despite the gap in their rankings, administrators from both schools shared many of the same concerns about the ultimate value of the list, and the logical soundness of judging a high school by any one criterion.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. co-founders Robert A.J. and Philip M. Eslick are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 “Kids of Distinction” Program, created to recognize exceptional youngsters in the Town of Oyster Bay.
Since her appointment by Governor Paterson to the U.S. Senate, taking the seat vacated by Hilary Rodham Clinton, followed by her winning the special election in March of 2009, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has had a lot on her plate- from issues as high profile as the economic stimulus package of 2009, to dealing with issues that are less controversial, such as the risk to infants posed by dangerous drop-side cribs. Gillibrand will be running to hold on to her seat in November.
While the celebration of Memorial Day is always resonant, it takes on another dimension during wartime. “Think of the boys who are fighting at this moment- right at this moment,” said World War II veteran Gus Scutari, coordinator of the 2010 Memorial Day Parade in Syosset. While residents from myriad organizations marched cheerfully, and there were plenty of happy little children to be seen running around in red-white-and-blue clothing, as well as beach chairs, hot dogs and ice cream, there was a sense at this year’s parade that the solemnity of the occasion was not forgotten.
Many members of the Nassau County Bar Association donate their time and talents to help make NCBA the best it can be. However, each year a few are singled out for special recognition by the NCBA leadership. NCBA President Emily F. Franchina announced that this year’s President’s Award is going to Linda Nanos of Bellmore and Howard Brill of Syosset, for their excellent guidance of BOLD – Bridge Over Language Divides – and the many ways they have worked to help the non-English speaking community.
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