A Letter to Petro: 10 Years Later

Words by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus (Class of 2007) A decade ago, on a cold February night, the legendary Elmont Memorial High School Basketball Coach and Guidance Counselor, Gregg “Petro” Petrocelli, passed away. It was February 27th, 2007 — I was seated directly next to him during our Championship Game. I can never forget my shrillContinue reading “A Letter to Petro: 10 Years Later”

3 Propositions for New York State

The Editorial Board, Newsday: Long Island voters will decide on several ballot propositions in addition to the top-ticket races this upcoming election. Here are Newsday’s recommendations. State Proposition: Reject NY State proposal on redistricting New York has an awful method of drawing electoral maps. The once-a-decade process often produces twisted political boundaries for Assembly, SenateContinue reading “3 Propositions for New York State”

Review: We Met the Candidates

The Excelsior was in attendance this past Monday, together with an audience of residents, who came to hear the candidates for elected office share their views regarding Elmont, Nassau County and the State of New York. The non-partisan event was sponsored by the Elmont Community Coalition Council (CCC) and featured candidates for State Assembly, Senate, Nassau CountyContinue reading “Review: We Met the Candidates”

Meet the Candidates Night, 7 p.m.

The Elmont Community Coalition Council invites you to “Meet the Candidates” night at Elmont Public Library (7 p.m.). The Elmont Community Coalition Council is a band of local civic associations, or volunteer groups in the Elmont area, including: Argo, East End, Parkhurst and Tudor Manor Civic Associations. A Note from the Organizers: This November, weContinue reading “Meet the Candidates Night, 7 p.m.”

Elmont Memorial High School to get new elevator, synthetic field and other improvements

  [Via The Island Now] Words of Ralph Ferrie, Ed.D., Superintendent of Sewhanaka School District: “As we approach the upcoming school year, we will be celebrating the 86th year of instruction in the Sewanhaka Central High School District.  Before our students arrive in September, our professional staff will return on August 27th and 28th forContinue reading “Elmont Memorial High School to get new elevator, synthetic field and other improvements”