November 23, 2015 -- Our U.S. Congressman Steve Israel’s support for the recent bill passed by the House of Representatives this past Thursday purportedly to strengthen the screening process for Syrian refugees, victims of terrorism themselves, was an ignoble nod to the xenophobic anti-Muslim outcry that has arisen in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13. . . . Presented with an opportunity to lead when his House colleagues and his nation need it most, Mr. Israel has chosen to follow those who have cynically demagogued a tragedy and an important moral issue. . . READ MORE
November 11, 2015 -- In an effort to stop the Glen Cove Creek redevelopment project known as Garvies Point from moving forward, the Village of Sea Cliff filed an article 78 lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York (Nassau County) late last week against the City of Glen Cove, the City’s Planning Board, the City Council, and the project’s developer Rexcorp-Glen Isle Partners LLC. . . .Among other allegations, the suit alleges breach of contract by the City for its failure to abide by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) it had agreed to with the Village 15 years ago that establishes procedures by which the Village would have a seat at the table in advising the City’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) on Glen Cove Creek development proposals. READ MORE
November 8, 2015 -- “When firefighters are saving lives, we have try to make sure their lives are safe,” said Congressman Steve Israel during a ceremony in front of the Sea Cliff Firehouse this past Friday morning, at which he was joined by members of the Fire Department and local government officials to unveil 25 new life-saving breathing apparatuses known commonly as Scott Paks that were awarded to the Village through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. READ MORE . . .
SEA CLIFF CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN
This past Halloween Eve, Sea Cliff celebrated All Hallow's Eve as it has in past years with the Sea Cliff School Parade and a separate parade for younger children sponsored by the Sea Cliff Children's Library. On Friday Night, the Sea Cliff Makeshop and the Sea Cliff Arts Council hosted the "Spooky Pumpkin Walk" at Spooky Park.
NS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY WINS 100th STRAIGHT LEAGUE MEET
The North Shore Schools is proud to announce that the NS Girls Cross-Country Team won their 100th consecutive league competition without a loss. READ MORE
SEA CLIFF MINI MART 2015
With the spectacular early autumn sunshine streaming, the politicians schmoozing, the bands strumming, and the pumpkin draught spouting, several thousand from near and far turned out for this year's Sea Cliff Mini Mart. The street fair, held annually for 47 years, featured live music in front of the Fire House, Sherlock Homes Realty, The Oak Room Tavern, G&H Auto, and even in backyards, while local restaurants and bars offered fine food as well as autumn-themed thirst quenchers and other drinks. More than 200 hundred vendors sold their wares - from hand-crafted jewelry, and Sea Cliff T-shirts, to jars of honey and Halloween costumes. Candidates for county and town offices, both Democrat and Republican, in the dash to election day, only a month a way, were out in full force working the crowds, as election workers distributed bags emblazoned with bumper stickers and held signs in proud support.
SC CIVIC ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEWCOMERS
September 22, 2015 -- The Sea Cliff Civic Association welcomed 54 new residents to the village at its annual Newcomers' Party this past Sunday afternoon. Hosted by Civic Association President Ann Dipietro and her husband Dan, the rookies were treated to a delectable array of hors d'oeuvres generously donated by Bill Long of the Metropolitan Bistro, a wide assortment of wines, and Sea Cliff Civic Association trivia - so challenging that even a Northwordnews reporter who covers SCCA events was stumped by a few. READ MORE
NS BOE TO OPEN DISTRICT AUDIT COMMITTEE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS
September 15, 2015 -- The North Shore Board of Education decided at its regularly scheduled meeting this past Thursday to revise its bylaws so as to open up the District’s Audit Committee to community members. At its July 7 Annual Organization meeting, Trustee Sara Jones proposed that the Board look into making the change in the Committee’s composition. Currently the audit committee, which assists the Board of Education with matters related to both internal and external audits, is made up exclusively of the seven board members with most of its meetings being open to public under the New York State Open Meetings law. READ MORE
ARCHITECT PRESENTS POSSIBLE PLANS FOR NEW GOLD COAST PUBLIC LIBRARY
September 14, 2015 -- This past Thursday, the Gold Coast Public Library hosted two public informational sessions that allowed community members to view and offer their thoughts regarding potential design concepts for a new library to be built at the Halms Industries site on Glen Head Road should the community, through a bond referendum to be held late this fall, direct the library board to obtain financing for the purchase of the property and construction of the new facility. Russell Davidson, president of KD&G Architects, the firm that has been hired by the library to develop the initial concepts, led the meeting presenting three designs that were based on feedback offered by dozens of residents who attended two community input sessions this past spring. Northwordnews attended this past Thursday's evening session. READ MORE
DO FACTS SUPPORT CLAIMS IN FLYER CIRCULATING COMMUNITY?
With six bullet points of claims, figures, and highlighted “power words,” a flyer, that for the past week has been circulated around the community and posted on social media groups and in public areas, charges that the “Gold Coast Library Budget is being mismanaged.” It encourages residents to reject the proposed 2016 budget, that represents a 0.74% increase over the current spending plan and a 27 cents a month increase in the average homeowner’s library taxes, that is being put up to a community vote on September 9, and to support two candidates seeking positions on the library’s board of trustees. . . . According to information obtained by Northwordnews this past week through interviews as well as through library records that are easily accessible through a visit to the library or on its website, the flyer contains significant inaccuracies, misrepresentations, and unsupported claims. READ MORE