Week in Review: June 17 to June 23

A look at the top stories in Massapequa this week.

Local officials dealt with the realities of the current economy, while the rest of us dealt with the heat this week.  The Masapequa School District lost one their former superintendents while gaining back some teachers.

Here's a look back:

The week opened with several community groups including YES Community Counseling protesting possible funding cuts at the Nassau County Legislature. The groups received a letter from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, letting them know that their contracts with the county will be canceled if the legislature does not pass  $41 million in bonds to pay for tax refunds. 

Another body dealing with economic realities is the Oyster Bay Town Council. This week they voted to offer a retirement incentive for Town workers. About 280 workers are eligible for the plan.

The Massapequa School District also offered a retirement incentive earlier this year and they also had to excise teaching positions. On Thursday, they voted to hire a few of them back. The re-hiring of the three teachers came about because of schedule re-adjustments.

The district also mourned the loss of a former superintendent Herbert Pluschau who served area schools from 1953 until 1988 died Monday.

Finally, we'll say it. Was it hot enough for you? Temperatures soared during a three day heat wave this week causing Massapequans to head for air conditioned cooling centers, pools and any water they could find.


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