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Local Author Takes a Presidential Plunge

Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

Roosevelt’s Undersea Adventure and Naval Legacy Recounted by Local Historian

Local author, researcher, and scuba diver Adam Grohman, who has searched for submarines, rum runners, shipwrecks, and other interesting aspects of our local maritime history, has recently completed his research into President Theodore Roosevelt’s historic plunge beneath the waters of Oyster Bay aboard the Plunger submarine in August of 1905. “Theodore Roosevelt,” Grohman commented, “was a fascinating American. He exemplified the ‘can do’ spirit and his support of the nation’s naval forces is sometimes overshadowed by his other myriad accomplishments. Presidential Plunge – Theodore Roosevelt, the Plunger Submarine and the United States Navy highlights his efforts and focuses in on this continuously important aspect of Roosevelt’s legacy.”


Meeting Held on Proposed Synagogue

Written by Matt Coleman Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Muttontown gathered at the Muttontown Town Hall for an open discussion concerning a potential special use permit to allow the construction of a 22,173-square foot synagogue and parking facilities for use by the Jewish Congregation of Brookville.

The plans for the site, which were prepared by Cameron Engineering and Associates and dated May, 2008, outline plans to build the synagogue on a 6.12 acre parcel of land located just south of Bellesonia Court on the northbound side of Route 106.


DiNapoli Reviews Audits of 34 School Districts

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

Jericho Among Schools to Be Reviewed

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently initiated school audit follow-up reviews of 34 school districts across the state. The school districts were previously audited by DiNapoli’s office and auditors are now checking to see if these districts implemented the recommendations in the initial audits of the districts. The Jericho School District is on the list, and is one of 11 schools from Long Island.

Districts Prepare to Open Doors to Students

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

Maintaining Electronic Partitions Part of School’s Annual Inspection

In 2001, then-Governor George Pataki signed into law a measure that required all New York State schools to install new safety devices on all moving partition walls used in school gymnasiums and auditoriums. The legislation was designed to prevent accidental deaths and serious physical injuries.

“This new law will help to ensure the physical safety of New York’s children and prevent future tragedies from occurring in our schools,” Pataki said at the time.


USPS Offers Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00
United States Post Service (USPS) employees have always had to guard themselves against the threat of a dog bite, something very common in their profession. Although the USPS asks dog owners to be responsible and help protect their workers as well as others, accidents do happen.

Based on statistics provided by the USPS, last year Long Island had 40 dog bites.


County Executive Suozzi: Clear Heroin Problem Exists

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Addictive Drug Gaining Popularity

There aren’t many things that have gone down in price over the last few years. Unfortunately, one of them is the dangerously addictive drug heroin. In 2006, 10 glycine bags of heroin cost roughly $150. Today, that same amount of the opioid drug costs roughly $90. Heroin is cheap, easy to get and is now becoming more widely used in suburban counties such as Nassau.

Syosset HS 2009 Graduates Record of Accomplishments

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

Syosset Central School District is proud of the Syosset High School Class of 2009 graduates and their record of academic excellence.

This year, 550 high school students graduated from Syosset High School, including seven students in out-of-district placements.


VCLC Dedicates School to Founder

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

Judith Simon Bloch retired from her post as CEO of Syosset-based Variety Child Learning Center in December of 2008. In her honor, the Board of Trustees has named the center-based school at Variety Child Learning Center the Judith S. Bloch School.

Bloch founded VCLC (earlier known as Pre-Schooler’s Workshop and then Variety Pre-Schooler’s Workshop) in 1966 as one of the first therapeutic nursery schools for young children with learning, language and behavior problems. A pioneer in the field, Ms. Bloch believed that early intervention with parental involvement could make a lasting impact on a child’s later development that is not possible if services are delayed. Since 1966, her ambition, hard work and dedication have touched the lives of thousands of children and families. Today, VCLC is a major learning center that provides educational and related services to more than 250 children and families in the center-based school plus hundreds more through VCLC on-site and off-site programs each year.


Syosset High School Students Call for a Cure

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

Since 1993, Syosset High School’s student government has been gathering for two nights during the school year to continue the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). This year has been no exception. Over 30 students participated in an annual phone-a-thon, part of a national school program through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation called CureFinders, that over the years has raised over $180,000!

The students began their evening with a buffet dinner generously donated by local merchants including Mim’s, Woodbury Country Deli, Prime Time Butcher, Christina’s Epicure, Celebrity Diner, Dugan’s Sandwich Shop, China View, King Kullen (Syosset), Shop Rite (Plainview), Bagel Boss (Hicksville), Phil’s Pizza, Kikku of Empire, Mario’s Pizzeria, Cardinali Bakery and Dunkin’ Donuts.


Jackson Avenue Projects Continue to Push Forward

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

Anticipated Start Date of Early Fall

The long-awaited Jackson Avenue project continues to move through the system, including hearings at the Legislative meetings on the needed condemnation and alignments.

The project includes improvements to Jackson Avenue from Jericho Turnpike to the railroad tracks and also includes the realignment of Jackson Avenue along that stretch of the road.


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