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Schimel Reflects On Successful Year

Greatly Looking Forward to Next Year’s Session in the State Assembly

“I’m doing all I want to be doing and I’m having a lot of fun with all my work,” New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel told the Great Neck Record during a recent, very relaxed lunch. Brimming with enthusiasm and energy, Great Neck’s 16th District assemblywoman looked back with great pleasure on a productive year and is anticipating the excitement of a new Assembly session coming up in a few months.

Reviewing the past year Assemblywoman Schimel spoke of it as “the most successful legislative session in recent history.” She noted the on time balanced budget “with no new taxes … that closed a $10 million deficit and cut state spending by $3 billion over last year.” Ms. Schimel said that she and her colleagues “successfully fought to mitigate the executive budget’s drastic cuts to vital public services and made critical restorations in education, health care, job creation, and economic development.”

Editorial: GNPS Adult Program Open House

Honoring Someone Special – Ronna Telsey

Do come to the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Program Open House for the Arts this Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Avenue. The Open House is an opportunity for the community to see lifelong learning in action. And, most importantly, this year the open house is a unique opportunity to honor someone very special, Ronna Telsey.

Community Speaks Decisively, 2,924 to 1,286

Main Library: At the Beginning of Another Chapter

Steady, heavy voting of 4,210 residents last Tuesday was a demonstration of the community’s concern about the Main library and its future. From talking with numerous people before and after the election, it became clear that the “No” votes, 2,924, were not anti-library votes per se, but rather reflected a range of concerns about the scope and cost of the project and the decision-making prowess of the library board to cope with an expansion project. So, in spite of busy parking lots, lines to vote and even a switch to paper ballots when the machines were full, voters were determined to be heard.

COPE Walk Raises Record Breaking Funds, Record Crowds

COPE Foundation (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) recently held its 9th annual COPE Walk for those families on Long Island living with the loss of a child on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Long Beach Boardwalk in Long Beach. This year’s COPE Walk set new records for walker participation and funds raised for this annual event.  Over 300 bereaved parents, siblings, friends and family walked the length of the Boardwalk in order to honor the memories of loved ones, to publicize the foundation, and to raise money to support COPE’s programs and services. The funds raised from the walk represented an approximate 40 percent increase over previous year’s revenues.  New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, was on hand at the event to lend his support to his local Long Beach constituents.

Statement From Great Neck Library Board President Janet Esagoff

Our sincere thanks to everyone who took part in the referendum on Oct. 25, 2011. Although we are disappointed with the results, our goal of renovating our Main Library remains constant. This 40-year-old building must be restored and the Library Board will meet as soon as possible to discuss the options open to them given the results of the vote.

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  • Beware Iran: The Current Middle East Lull Is Transient January 15, 2018
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