While perusing the new summer fare that is being offered up in the name of entertainment, I was prompted to reflect on just one word: morals. Where have they gone? I seem to recall growing up in the 1950s with a solid sense of right from wrong. Oh sure, there were others who weren’t totally in step with my Catholic school values but nonetheless, we all had some sort of standards that we lived by.
On Monday, July 21 the 26th Annual John Maccarone Hall of Fame Golf Tournament was held at the Glen Cove Golf Course. All the money raised from this tournament goes to the John MaccaroneScholarship Fund and to date approximately $77,000 has been awarded to outstanding student athletes. This year, as a result of the 2013 golf tournament revenues and the generosity of the family of the late Dr. Sidney Canarick, we awarded $6,000 in scholarships to five graduating seniors at Glen Cove High School.
Just hours before the Glen Cove Planning Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 29, the board removed from its agenda the Adoption of the Findings for the Villa Project. This has been moved to the September 2014 Planning Board meeting.
It’s too bad that “One Angry Jon L. Vetrone” had to try casting a cloud over Sunday’s dedication of the 1907 Old Courthouse in Glen Cove as the “Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi Building.” The letter writer took half a page (Record Pilot, July 30-August 5) to 1. purposely bad-mouth and disrespect the entire Suozzi family; 2. actually besmirch the good name of his own father, the late Joseph L. Vetrone, who served as the city’s judge for 30 years; and 3. arbitrarily drag in the good name of present judge Richard McCord because he supposedly was the protege of Judge Vetrone. He did nothing to venerate his dad, already a beloved icon of the community.
What a colossal blunder, Angry Jon, to disrupt, disturb and disregard an entire heritage of a proud city. Sour grapes in The Orchard? Very poor form indeed.
Late Sunday night, June 29, my husband David needed emergency medical services. We reluctantly headed for the Glen Cove Hospital because of all the changes and bad publicity. However, he was in such pain that we went to the closest place. It was a GREAT DECISION. It SAVED his life.
The saga of Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy’s efforts to seek higher office continues for us to both enjoy and empathize. The man certainly has persistence, in addition to his ability to lead.
To recap, (1) Kennedy was for asked by the Republicans to run State Assembly in April. (2) The Conservatives said they could not support Kennedy, because he had performed two same-sex marriages in
Sea Cliff. (3) They said it would be okay, though, if he renounced those actions. (4) He refused, saying he could not and would not because he was bound to perform the marriages by a state law passed in 2011. (5) Kennedy was dropped and replaced by the GOP. (6) Kennedy said he would continue to seek the GOP nomination by forcing a primary.
It is funny how last fall the North Shore Historical Museum embarked on a mission to name the Old Courthouse. Well, apparently if you donate a very generous gift, like that of friends and family of Marguerite and Joe Suozzi, you can have a building named after you. Let us not forget the man who worked there for 30 years, the Honorable Joseph L. Vetrone, whose name isn’t there. If you serve your country in WWII, receive a Purple Heart, work for the City of Glen Cove for 30 years, apparently you have to pay your way on to getting something that deserves rightfully to be named after you. What a disgrace!
To talk big words is to present yourself and your opinion extravagantly, pompously and boastfully. It is a self-serving device that often backfires into causing a listener (reader) to lose interest, or worse, to lose respect for the big-talker.
Everyone should feel proud of what took place at the Loggia 1016 on July 2. I sure did.
The work of Loggia President Joseph Gallo, the scholarship committee, and the Loggia membership made a difference in the lives of 10 remarkable students that night.
As it was proven that the contamination was the runoff from the North Colony cesspools, an equitable and practical solution would be for the city to take advantage of the current low interest rate and take a 10-year bond to pay for the cost of building a pumping station and installing sewers in the North Colony. The annual interest and amortization cost of the bond should be prorated amongst the North Colony properties. The economic benefit of the sewers to them is four fold, namely:
1. It saves the property owners the cost of their cesspool maintenance.
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