Springs resident’s funeral is scheduled Monday in Bridgehampton.
Helen Theresa (Higgins) Fitzgerald, who lived in Springs since 1995, died there on Wednesday. She would have been 83 on April 3.
Fitzgerald was a graduate of the College of New Rochelle where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in French. She earned her [...]
Posts Tagged ‘New York’
By: Virginia Gerardi
Topic: Reviving the co-housing initiative. Years ago, a group of coalition members formed to explore reclaiming the Bulova Watch case factory as a co-housing community. As often happens, lack of human resources and other obstacles resulted in the group disbanding. Once again, a property has been identified with community development potential. Bill Chaleff, [...]
By: Mike Clifford, Public News Service – NY
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been using competitive grants to spur competition among school districts, but today lawmakers are being urged to not rely on that approach for early education funding. The jury is out on competitive grants, according to Danielle Asher, early childhood education campaign coordinator with the [...]
By: Rashed Mian
Amparo Sadler, a grandmother from Central Islip, stood across the street from the Martin Luther King Jr., elementary school in Wyandanch on Wednesday and called on New York State legislators to equally allocate more than $200 million to more than two dozen high-need school districts, instead of forcing them to compete for the [...]
By: Aisha Al-Muslim
Those circulating a petition to dissolve the sanitation district based in Baldwin hope to trim property taxes, but district representatives say the change would cost jobs and save little money.
Spearheading the effort with taxpayers in the district are two grassroots groups: Residents for Efficient Special Districts (RESD), based in Baldwin, and Long Island [...]
By: Jim Mancari
Though shelter—along with food and clothing—is a basic necessity of life, rising prices are making affordable housing increasingly difficult to find for young people and families on Long Island.
Nassau and Suffolk counties are ranked in the top-10 least affordable living counties in the U.S. Currently, over one-fifth of Long Island households spend more than half [...]
Article by: Claudia Hanover, Board Member of the Long Island Progressive Coalition
In response to your editorial “How to keep a millionaire” [Oct. 20], nothing could be more askew. The editorial board suggests that “the state should let its income-tax surcharge on those earning more than $200,000 a year (or married couples earning more than $300,000 a [...]
Article by: Tracy Diamond
An organization held a rally outside of South Ocean Middle School Wednesday to share stories and speak out against budget cuts to Long Island public schools.
The Long Island Education Coalition (LIEC), the Long Island Progressive Coalition and the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) teamed up to voice their disagreement with the $1.3 [...]
August 27th, 2010 7:18 pm ET
“The perfect storm of state disaster” is what state assemblyman Tom Alfano calls the governor’s proposed budget for schools. This is a very apt statement, whether you are a parent of a child in a school on Long Island or a teacher. This statement was made on December 19, 2008 [...]
How outraged citizens are dumping the status quo
By Spencer Rumsey on Aug 19th, 2010
Two long Island women. One from Suffolk, the other from Nassau. One a Republican, the other a Democrat. Rosalie Hanson of Gordon Heights and Laura Mallay of South Hempstead didn’t know each other when they first found the cause that would change [...]