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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.


News from Israel:

Yeshiva World News:

  • Adiel Kolman HYD was Murdered in Sunday’s Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem’s Old City March 19, 2018
    Adiel Kolman HY”D has been identified as the victim of the Sunday afternoon 2 Nissan stabbing attack on HaGai Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. He was critically wounded and pronounced dead in Shaare Zedek Hospital at about 11:30PM. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • “Please, Read My Story” March 19, 2018
    Some kallahs want the perfect dress. Others want their dream home. All Racheli wants, is for someone to care.   Years ago, when she and her three siblings lost their mother, they had to adjust to a new life. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • Another Explosion In Austin Texas; Two People Injured March 19, 2018
    Two people were injured in another explosion in Texas’ capital Sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other areas of the city and killed two people and injured two others. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Tax Inspectors Come Under Attack In Yerushalayim March 19, 2018
    (VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Israel Tax Authority inspectors who visited a store on Havakook Street in Meah Shearim came under attack on Sunday, 2 Nissan. Read more on Yeshiva World News >

Israel Pundit: Ted Belman’s news and views on Israel, the Middle East, the war on terror and the clash of civilizations.

  • Quarter million new Syrian refugees. Turks take Afrin city. Al Ghouta about to fall to Assad March 19, 2018
    DEBKA The Turkish army and its surrogates took control on Sunday March 18 of the Kurdish Afrin City in northern Syria, as some 200,000 Kurds fled the town of a million inhabitants. It is unclear what happened to the Kurdish YPG militia holding the town against the Turkish invaders and their local surrogate, the “Free Syrian Army. Some say they withdrew and m […]
  • Since Time Immemorial – The Joan Peters Project Introduction March 19, 2018
    by Geoffrey Clarfield, NER In George Orwell’s dystopia, written during WWII he imagines a totalitarian future where history is inverted and language is perverted. This is what we now mean by “politically correct speech.” And so we must draw inspiration from someone, who in 1984, took on the false and politically correct narrative that Israel is an occupier o […]
  • Sen. Paul Will Do ‘Whatever It Takes’ to Block Pompeo, Haspel March 18, 2018
    By Cathy Burke, NEWSMAX    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will do “whatever it takes” — including filibuster — to block President Donald Trump’s nominations of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to the top post of the agency. Sen. Paul lashed out at the picks on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS News’ “Face the Nation […]
  • Riyadh and Washington ready to face down Iran March 18, 2018
    By Abdul Raham Al-Rashed , ARAB NEWS Before the Saudi crown prince meets the US president on Monday, Europe rushes to reach a conclusion that appears to restrict Iran but, in fact, aims to stop the US attempt to foil the Iran nuclear deal. The arrival of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington, preceded a week ago by the departure of Secretary of State Rex […]

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