Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and the Glen Cove City Council honored the emergency workers who risked their lives to save the life of a 19-year-old woman this winter, braving freezing temperatures and ice and snow to pull her from a burning house at daybreak.
The mayor recounted the story to the standing room only crowd at City Hall Tuesday night: The fire was reported to the Glen Cove Police Department at 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, when it was 26 to 32 degrees, with snow on the ground. The report was then called into the Glen Cove Fire Department who in turn notified its members. “Ex-Chief Pat Peet lives across the street from the location of the fire and immediately jumps into action,” he continued. “Pat meets the homeowner at the front door who told him that there was a female occupant still inside the burning house. Ex-Chief Pat tries to go into the house by the front door, but was pushed out by the heat and smoke from the fire. Pat meets Police Officer Ed Linares on the front porch and Officer Linares breaks the front bedroom window with his baton. This enables Ex-Chief Peet to be able to enter the bedroom. Pat started to search the room for the victim and was confronted with no visibility and extreme heat and smoke.
Calling the May 9 redistricting hearing “contentious” would be a gross understatement. While many of the residents and elected officials who took the podium criticized the plan logically and eloquently, there was a lot of screaming and yelling in the chamber. While the audience in the chamber was diverse in every respect, many members of the minority groups whose current alleged under-representation the redistricting plan is supposedly intended to correct were present to tell Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt-in no uncertain terms-that he does not speak for them.
Addressing the nation late Sunday night, May 1, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and planner of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States was killed by a team of U.S. military operatives in Pakistan.
President Obama said, “Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
Reaction to President Obama’s announcement Sunday night showed how united most Americans feel about the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. Where the population does remain divided, however, is in the approach our country should take in weeding out terrorist threats that are less identifiable than Osama bin Laden. Since taking on the role of chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the House of Representatives, Congressman Peter King, who also represents this area, has championed what he defines as the new fight: rooting out threats within our borders. The Glen Cove Republican Committee held a dinner honoring these efforts at the Swan Club last week as part of a fundraising kick-off to the local 2011 campaign.
The City of Glen Cove held a public hearing at Tuesday night’s city council meeting (which remains open) regarding the creation of a permit allowing non-residents to use the municipal golf course. The intent is to create revenue for the city. Turn to Page 3 to read the story.
Politics is always in season around here. Now, more than ever, with so many big issues on the table and so much in motion, voting on Election Day is just a brief break between elections. This November, there are several big decisions for voters.
The county legislator for this area (the presiding officer of the legislature is trying to redraw districts) will be an open position on the November ballot. Democratic leader Diane Yatauro has announced she will not run for reelection. The 18th Legislative District where she has served as presiding officer and minority leader incorporates our readership of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Locust Valley and Old Braookville.
With great excitement, Regina Gil, president and founder of the Great Neck Arts Center, announces the launch of the first annual Gold Coast International Film Festival, scheduled for June 1 through June 5. The film festival, co-hosted by the Town of North Hempstead, will actually take place on Long Island’s famed “Gold Coast” of Great Neck, Manhasset, Roslyn, Herricks and Port Washington. Anton Community Newspapers will be publishing the festival’s official program.
Lt. Thomas Fitzpatrick of the GCPD provided the details of a recent bust in Glen Cove.
The GCPD report: “At about 11 p.m. on April18, Officer Kristen Ferrante stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Elm Ave. in Glen Cove.
“Driver John Sylvio (24) of Suffolk County and passenger Jolivia Monrose (22) of Brooklyn were in a 2005 grey Nissan Altima with a PA registration. While speaking to the driver, Officer Ferrante detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded two pocket size card “skimming” devices and a larger, card “coding” device. Upon manipulation of the glove box, a loaded .22 cal. revolver was located behind the box. Also, $3,500 in cash was found in a car door pocket and marijuana was recovered.
“We are back,” he announced. “After a decade of higher taxes, lavish spending and little reform, Nassau is now on the road to recovery because of the tough decisions made to take on the status quo.”
After months of discussions and public workshops examining every item in the Glen Cove School District budget, the Glen Cove Board of Education voted 6-1 to adopt a $72,052,501 budget for the upcoming school year - a reduction of over $400,000 from the proposed budget last week, which included cutting over 11 teaching positions. Trustee David Huggins opposed the budget, stating that he felt more cuts should still be made.
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