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