Paul Lynch, the superintendent for finance at Lynbrook Public Schools, presented the Board of Education with a proposed budget of over $44.9 million on Feb. 15. This budget would be an increase of more than $781,000 from the previous school year.
The East Rockaway community is mourning the loss of longtime resident Sue Daitz, who was described as a relentless advocate who never wanted to be the focus of attention, despite her efforts to help those in need. She died on Feb. 10 at age 65 after battling a brief illness.
A rat problem has broken out along the back of stores on Atlantic Avenue, which some of the owners believe was caused by the old movie theater being demolished.
Former NFL star Donny Brady, who is also a two-time Grey Cup champion in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos, celebrated the grand opening of Proficient Sports Training on Vincent Avenue in Lynbrook on Feb. 11.
The Board of Education for the Lynbrook School District kept a cell phone ban at Lynbrook High School in place at its Feb. 8 meeting, despite a student petition urging it to change the edict.
When Abby Manasakis went to the Lynbrook School District’s budget meeting on Feb. 15, she expected to learn more about the school board’s plan to move special education students from Marion Street Elementary to schools closer to their homes. Instead, she was told that there would be a private meeting after the proposed budget is adopted on March 8 to discuss the transition of special education students to new schools.
Weathering future storms
Could large, movable storm “gates” protect local South Shore communities from catastrophic damage in future hurricanes?
After falling twice to Glen Cove during the regular season, Lynbrook went on the road and rallied in the fourth quarter to knock off the Big Red when it mattered most.
Boy Scouts from Troops 332 and 121 and Pack 84 had an opportunity to participate in local government at the East Rockaway village board meeting on Feb. 13. As part of the annual Good Government Night, the scouts took on the roles of village officials. They approved minutes, shared reports and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The business end of a bond
Jeffrey Greenfield, a managing partner of the insurance company NGL Group LLC, held up a Lipton tea bag at the Lynbrook School Districts’ Board of Education meeting on Feb. 8. “I’m a victim of taxation without representation,” he said.
The Week Ahead
Cool Hand Lou and the Downtown Daddy-Os are set to return to East Rockaway. They will hit the stage at Michael’s Porthole, located at 92 New St., on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.
Technology experts will be available to answer any questions participants may have about smartphones and other devices at the East Rockaway Public Library on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The experts will not be able to repair tablets or smartphones; however, they will teach attendees how to use them. No appointments are necessary.
On March 2 at 10:30 a.m., the Lynbrook Public Library will be offering a class on chi gong, an ancient Chinese meditative practice that uses slow movements and breathing techniques to enhance the immune system, promote relaxation and restore balance. The class is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Arrests A 29 year old female from West Babylon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated DWI, a lane violation and driving on the sidewalk on Merrick Road …
Lynbrook police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke the front glass doors of Not Just Bagels and removed money from the register on Feb. 7 at 3:17 a.m.