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Outgoing Baylis Principal Goodman Receives Distinguished Service Award

Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

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.


Jericho #32, Syosset #142 On Newsweek’s “America’s Best High Schools” List

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

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.


Syosset Man Driving Maserati Arrested for DWI

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00
A Syosset man was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Endangerment on Wednesday, June 9 after taking a joyride in Plainview at 110 miles an hour.

‘Kids of Distinction’ Program Winners Announced

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

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.


Senator Gillibrand Speaks Out About Long Island Issues

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

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.


Veterans Remembered With Pride at Syosset Memorial Day Parade

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

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.


BOLD Attorneys Nanos, Brill Honored By Nassau County Bar Association

Friday, 28 May 2010 08:31

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.


Outstanding Students, Faculty Honored at Jericho BOE Meeting

Written by Louisa Bonnanzio Friday, 28 May 2010 08:29

Jericho celebrated another stellar awards night on May 20 at the Jericho Board of Education meeting. Among the students who received honors was Jericho’s first-ever Presidential Scholar, Yvette Leung. Leung is also this year’s co-valedictorian and will be going to Washington D.C. next month to receive a medal and have dinner with President Obama. In addition, Michael Tandatnick received the George Farber Award, making him one of only 10 students in Nassau County to receive the award. The board also recognized and congratulated the achievements of the debate team, which placed fourth in statewide tournaments; History Day participants who won in three different categories; Long Island Math Fair participants who reclaimed first place for Jericho (tied with Great Neck); and Mathlete winners, including eighth-grader Kevin Huang, who was the highest scoring “ninth-grader” in the competition.


Connect-to-Care Event at JJC

Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

At the UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect-to-Care Networking Event, held at Jericho Jewish Center on May 6, participants had any misconceptions that they may have had about networking swept away: “If you’re here to sell somebody something, the door is there,” said Steven Krauser, president of Jericho Jewish Center and Network Associates Inc., at the start of the event. Whether or not participants came away from the event with new business contacts, the message – that networking is a tool, perhaps even a mindset, and not a sales pitch – was powerful.


‘Mr. Memorial Day’: Gus Scutari and Syosset’s Prized American Tradition

Written by Tom Montalbano Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

On May 31, hundreds of Syosset-Woodbury veterans, student musicians, civic group members, firefighters, Scouts, and Little Leaguers will march the length of Jackson Avenue in honor of Syosset’s fallen servicemen, while hundreds of spectators line the street to cheer them on. For some, the Memorial Day Parade is a pleasant rite of spring, the first trip of the year into downtown Syosset without a jacket. For others, it is a cherished Syosset tradition that dates back to the early days of World War II.


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