At the Monday, March 8 Syosset Central School District Board of Education’s preliminary budget meeting for the 2010-2011 school year, scholarly ambition was checked with more than a little bit of frugality. While no programs have been cut, the proposed figure of $188,841,461, which is a 2.74 percent increase over the previous year’s budget, represents the lowest budget-to-budget increase seen in the district for 20 years.
Over the past few months, approximately 15 of the gold finials that sit atop the street markers in the Village of Brookville have been stolen. Eleven of the hand-carved finials that were taken in the fall were replaced by gluing and nailing them into the street sign. Since that time, four more were stolen.
The process to expand Jackson Avenue has been long and very detailed and there has been a great deal done behind the scenes. Before the work can be done, the funding has to be obtained, which involves many facets of government.
Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed 2010-11 executive budget calls for several state parks on Long Island to close and others to cut their hours and services due to a state budget shortfall.
Laura Borley of Jericho is getting her act together and entering her latest quilt creation in the Long Island Quilters’ Society’s biennial quilt show, Asian Inspired, in Garden City at the Field House at 295 Stewart Avenue on March 20 and 21.
The last words from a 20-year-old resident came from a text message sent to his dealer. It read, “i’m diggin’ this —— my dude, best I had in a while. 4 real. Save my number, peace.” That was sent before he was found by his mother dead in the bathtub.
The West Jericho Civic Association started a Neighborhood Watch program last year to better protect residents against crime and to build a sense of community among the residents.
At the Monday, February 8 Syosset Central School District Board of Education meeting, the night belonged to the third grade. Students from every elementary school in the district presented their findings in the third grade Buoyancy Challenge, a district-wide program where students designed and built their own floating objects. The board was also treated to a video montage of the students working on their projects in all of their various stages.
The newly redesigned Syosset Chamber of Commerce website is on its way to becoming Syosset-Woodbury’s premier resource for information about the people, businesses, and events that keep our community on the move.
On Tuesday, at approximately 1 p.m., a passenger was exiting the third car from the front of a westbound train that had originated in Huntington when he fell into the gap between the train and the platform and down to the track at Syosset’s Long Island Rail Road station, a LIRR spokesperson said.
While the train remained stopped at the station, LIRR officials cut off the electricity to the third rail until the man was safely brought up onto the platform, according to Sam Zambuto, spokesperson for the LIRR.
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