The six candidates for five open seats on the John Jermain Memorial Library Board of Trustees have been invited to participate in a Zoom candidatesâ€™ forum and budget hearing on Wednesday, September 22, at 5 p.m. The library is facing special circumstances this year because it did not hold a vote last year during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, so two candidates, incumbents Gloria Brown and Bill McCoy, whose terms were extended a year, are only eligible to run for two-year terms. Incumbent Ann Sutphen is seeking another three-year term. Incumbent Susan Edwards has reached her term limit, and ... by Stephen J. Kotz
On September 11, 2001, my daughter was 3 years old and my son was 7. It was my daughterâ€™s very first day of school. She was to be a 3â€™s nursery school student at The Horace Mann School in Manhattan during the afternoon session. She had a first-day-of-school outfit laid out the night before her special day. We had breakfast. I had already walked my son to his local neighborhood public school at PS6. On my way back from 82nd Street and Madison Avenue, I stopped into a small convenience store that no longer exists, which was located at the ... by Shari Adler
Wow, that seems like a long time ago â€” and it was! When the big world â€” and my small world â€” were a very different place. My daughter, Hope, had just entered eighth grade at Hunter College High School â€” a long subway ride to Manhattanâ€™s Upper East Side from our home in Brooklyn. My husband, Gus, was judging at a courthouse not far from our house. My parents were living at Battery Park City in the closest residential building to the World Trade Center, and I was working downtown on the corner of West Broadway and Canal Street. ... by Ellen Meyers
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