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  • Officials discuss elevated cancer rates in 3 communities July 18, 2018
    More than 250 residents from three Long Island communities packed a hotel conference room to learn why a state Health Department analysis has targeted their region among four others in New York as having higher-than-expected rates of cancer.
  • Dean Skelos, son convicted of corruption July 18, 2018
    A Manhattan federal court jury convicted former Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos in the retrial of charges that he used his official power to corruptly secure work for his son, Adam. Jurors also convicted Adam Skelos.
  • Curran to keep Mangano settlement program until reassessment July 18, 2018
    County officials say Curran has no choice but to extend the settlement program -- which has shifted $2.2 billion in taxes since 2011 from those who challenge their assessments to those who don't -- until an ongoing reassessment is completed.
  • Commuter lawsuit against LIRR gains traction July 17, 2018
    A judge has cleared a path for a lawsuit filed by a pair of commuters accusing the Long Island Rail Road of unsafe conditions for passengers in the weeks leading up to and during last year's "summer of hell."

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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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  • Saudi Journalist: We Must Advance Peace With Israel, Even If We Have To Make Concessions July 18, 2018
    MEMRI In an article published July 15, 2018 in the Saudi government daily Al-Yawm, Saudi journalist Sukina Meshekhis called on the Arab countries to take bold steps, including certain concessions, in order to advance peace with Israel. She wrote that peace is a supreme human aim for which all peoples yearn, but that in order to achieve it there is a need for […]
  • Turkey wary of US-Russia deal on Syria July 18, 2018
    By Semih Idiz, AL MONITOR The summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was watched very closely in Turkey. Ankara’s focus, however, was on what it may produce for Syria, rather than the issues that created a storm in the United States and Europe. Ankara is disconcerted by recent reports in the American press o […]
  • Bolton presented his “three state solution” involving Israel, Jordan and Egypt over a year ago July 18, 2018
    Ted Belman. John Bolton delivered this speech in May 2017 at Bar Ilan U, approximatedly 3 months after President Trump’s inauguration and approximately one year before he became National Security Advisor. It was also approximately when both Mudar Zahran and I embarked on our plan to introduce our version of the Jordan Option which would see Mudar Zahran beco […]
  • The time has come for Israel and the U.S. to let Gaza fail. July 18, 2018
    Ted Belman. I recently commented that Gaza should not be rebuilt. Nor should Hamas be left in power.. Gaza should be transformed into sometning entirely different from what it is now. Something in which Hamas or other terror entity has any say. Trump isn’t about containing a problem. He is all about esolving the problem. By Caroline B Glick, BREITBART It is […]

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