Retiring East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School Athletic Director Dom Vulpis’s positive influence on students will stay with many of them long after they graduate. Alumnus Dominic Carre credits Vulpis — his junior varsity baseball coach — for the career path he chose and job he loves.
At its June 14 meeting, the Lynbrook Board of Education unanimously voted to set Oct. 3 as the date for a public vote on its $28.9 million bond proposal — a decision residents have anticipated since a $46 million proposal was voted down on March 15, 2016.
Hurricane season started on June 1, and for many residents across the South Shore, it brings back haunting memories of the damage Hurricane Sandy left in its wake. Nearly five years afterward, many local homeowners are still recovering — emotionally and financially.
Engineers have determined that the 110-year-old aqueduct running underneath Sunrise Highway is in “very good condition,” and county officials are preparing for the next stages of a proposed project to refurbish and upgrade the pipe to transport treated sewage from Bay Park to Cedar Creek.
A Lynbrook-based contractor has been arrested for allegedly forging certificates of liability in Nassau County.
Hundreds of residents flocked to Memorial Park on Atlantic Avenue in East Rockaway on a sunny and sizzling Saturday afternoon on June 10 for the 48th annual Huckleberry Frolic. All money raised went to the Grist Mill Museum on Woods Avenue in East Rockaway.
Representatives from the East Rockaway and Oceanside school districts and from Marina Pointe condominiums developer Beechwood Homes have cleared up some confusion concerning where residents of the complex — which is on the border of East Rockaway and Oceanside — would attend school. All parties confirmed that they would belong to the East Rockaway School District.
It was an evening full of honors and reflection at the East Rockaway Board of Education meeting on June 11, where the district’s retirees were recognized along with the Class of 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian and the district’s scholar student athletes.
“I am promoter of the neighborhood business,” said Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad to a room filled with about two-dozen people at a Chamber of Commerce event. “The personal touch. That hamburger that you will get which a family-owned restaurant is making is not going to be the same as these chain stores.”
Students grades kindergarten through sixth from Rhame Avenue and Centre Avenue schools filled the stands at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School for an evening of fun and wonder with the Harlem Wizards on May 25.
The Week Ahead
Michelle Andrea Stewart, from Energy Healing, will be hosting a workshop on June 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 100 Hempstead Avenue in Lynbrook.
The Lynbrook Public Library will be hosting a free magic and comedy show on June 28 at 11 a.m. The Circus Guy, Josh Seiden, will show off his magic and juggling abilities. No registration is required. Call (516) 599-8630 for more information.
The East Rockaway Public Library will host a family Bingo night on June 28 at 7 p.m. Children ages 4 and older are welcome to attend the event with a parent. Registration is required. Call (516) 599-1664 for more information.
Here is a list of arrests that have occurred recently in Lynbrook and East Rockaway.
A letter to the editor for the week of June 22 — 28 about protecting the legacy of the Davison Boat Yard.