Friday, March 15, 2019
By Shelly Newman
NS Schools Public Relations Director
March 8, 2019
Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo is very pleased to announce the recommendation for appointment to the Board of Education of Dr. Christopher Zublionis, as the next Assistant Superintendent for Instruction of the North Shore Schools, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Peter Giarrizzo said, “Dr. Zublionis immediately emerged as a top candidate throughout the process. He is a thoughtful and intelligent leader whose unique experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels position him to support rich and challenging experiences for all learners. I am excited to partner with Chris to bring our strategic plan to life and our schools to the next level of distinction.” READ MORE
THE GREAT BOOK GURU
GOOD RIDDANCE - by Elinor Lipman
Dear Great Book Guru, We just came back from a night of amazing Irish music performed by a local band: The Winfield Irregulars. While we were all enjoying ourselves, one of the musicians mentioned a new comic novel about life in New York City that had many hilarious twists and turns. Have you heard of it? Lover of All Things Irish
Dear Lover of All Things Irish, I recently read Elinor Lipman’s GOOD RIDDANCE and it was indeed delightfully funny.
Local Museums and Exhibits
March 8, 2019 -- Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury), who represents areas of the North Shore School District, joined an interfaith coalition of community activists, religious leaders and elected officials at the Islamic Center of Long Island on Tuesday, March 5 to denounce Islamophobia and all forms of bias in our society. READ MORE
March 1, 2019 -- In an administrative bulletin released this past week and published on its website, the New York State Retirement System (NYSTRS) announced that school district pension costs will decline significantly this budget season as the percentage of total teachers' salary that districts are required to contribute to the fund will fall by nearly 17%. READ MORE
MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR THE SEA CLIFF VILLAGE BOARD ON MARCH 12
Residents packed St. Luke's Parish Hall at last year's Meet the Candidates forum. With an uncontested election, and as a result anticipated lower turn out, this year's event will be held in the downstairs meeting room at Sea Cliff Village Hall.
The Sea Cliff Civic Association will host its annual Meet the Candidates for Sea Cliff Village Board forum on Tuesday March 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the downstairs meeting room at Village Hall. This year's contest is uncontested. Mayor Edward Lieberman and Trustee Dina Epstein are seeking re-election, while Elena Villafane is throwing her hat in the ring once again for a return to the Board that she served on twice before - from 2003 to 2008 and 2014 to 2016. Trustee Deb McDermott is not seeking re-election. Polls will be open on Tuesday, March 19th from 12 noon to 9 pm at the Sea Cliff Department of Public Works garage at 66 Altamont Avenue.
AS SENATE DEMS ADVANCE SIMILAR BILL, RA URGES ASSEMBLY TO TAKE UP HIS NON-PARTISAN RESEARCH AND POLICY PROPOSAL
March 1, 2019 -- Assemblyman Ed Ra (R,C,I-Franklin Square), who represents areas of the North Shore School District, is urging his Assembly colleagues to sponsor and advance legislation he authored and has carried for years that would create a nonpartisan office of policy research and analysis that would serve lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
With Senate Democrats quickly moving their version of the bill through committee, Mr Ra's office said through a press release this past week that "he sees an opportunity to get the issue on the governor’s desk and signed into law this year." READ MORE
February 28, 2019 -- Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) announced in a press release this past week that he has introduced a bill that would direct the Department of Taxation and Finance to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of having the local towns take over the property assessment and grievance process in Nassau County, as is done in most of New York State. Nassau and Resselaer are the only counties that conduct their own assessments, and as a result are responsible for handling grievances and their resulting repayment. READ MORE
ASSEMBLYMAN RA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
March 2, 2019-- Assemblyman Ed Ra (R,C,I-Franklin Square) and the members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing the kick-off for their for their annual scholarship program.
Four scholarships will be awarded, each totaling $3,000. Two will be awarded based on academic achievement and two will be athletic scholarships.
“This is a great program,” said Ra. READ MORE
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