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Letter: From Past Board of Education Trustee Frank Bouza

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
I would like to take a moment to express my thanks and gratitude to all of the community members who have stood by me for the past six years. I was proud to be a trustee for the Glen Cove Board of Education. During these years, we have accomplished a great deal. Fiscally, our physical plants are starting to look better than ever, we have managed to keep school tax increases to a minimum, and I feel that we have strong leadership in our district.

Letter: Proud of Mayor Suozzi

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”

Mayor Suozzi has put our city in the right direction since the first day he took office. He continues to do so everyday of his life with complete dedication to the City of Glen Cove, its people and neighbors. He has continuously improved every aspect of the quality of life that we all expected as citizens. As our city grows it will go through many changes and needs that have to be met. Growth is inevitable in every city across our country and necessary. With Mayor Suozzi’s guidance and supervision through these hard economic times our city will continue to prosper.


Letter: Village Sqaure Piazza

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00
I was one of the many Glen Cove residents who attended the Planning Board meeting about the Village Square Piazza. I cannot believe that business owners in Glen Cove are in favor of this huge renovation and as a resident I was totally disappointed with the presentation. Much has been said about the buildings along Brewster Street that isolate downtown. With the proposed design, there is no access to the businesses on School Street while traveling along the Glen Cove/Brewster Street corridor, particularly for someone who may be unfamiliar with Glen Cove. I feel that opening Glen Street to Brewster is essential to the vitality of the downtown business area.

Letter: LWV Objects to Hub Referendum Vote Date

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

(This letter was sent to County Executive Edward Mangano and the County Legislature.)

The League of Women Voters of Nassau County strongly objects to the August 1 scheduling of a Nassau County referendum on the proposal to permit the county to borrow up to an additional $400 million for a proposed “Nassau County Hub Area Development” construction project, which would include a new Nassau Coliseum and minor league ballpark. Our reasons include the following:

The cost of doing this as a special election, projected to be approximately $2 million, is not necessary and would come at a time when Nassau County is already experiencing serious financial difficulties. Though the cost would be picked up if the vote is “Yes,” if it is “No,” the voters would have to bear this unnecessary burden. This risk can easily be avoided by scheduling the vote on the same day and on the same ballots as those for the general election in the fall. Most bond issue votes have been done that way in the past.


Letter: From David Nieri

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

There was a full house in the City Council chamber for the Public Hearing before the Planning Board on the Village Square Piazza plan [on June 21].  It was good to see the community interest in this project even though many of the citizens present were just hearing about it for the first time.

Most of the buildings to be redeveloped in Village Square are owned by Mr. Puntillo, who is making application before the Planning Board to redevelop the current run-down property into mixed-use residential and commercial units in 4- and 5-story buildings. His team presented magnificent images from their 3D visual model depicting the project from all sides.


Letter: Needs or Wants?

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00
This is a time when it is difficult for people to not be worried about the economy. We all seem to be watching the unemployment numbers, struggling to pay for home heating oil, gas for our vehicles, and keeping up with our rising school and property taxes. It is a time when many of us are fearful about how much higher the basic cost of living will rise and maybe even how much longer we will be able to live in our homes.

Lavine: Assembly Toughens Law On Texting While Driving

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

‘Bill Creates Safer Roads by Making Texting A Primary Offense’

Charles D. Lavine (D-Glen Cove) announced the Assembly passed legislation he supported that would make the use of portable electronic devices while driving a primary offense (A.8106). Such devices include mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), handheld devices with mobile data access, laptops, pagers, two-way messaging devices and electronic games.


Montesano Passes Legislation to Honor Vets

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00
Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) successfully passed Assembly bill 5165, which designates the Northern State Parkway as the “Purple Heart Way” to honor local military veterans who have served so valiantly for their country. The portion of the highway that has been renamed starts at the Nassau County line in the village of Lake Success, Town of North Hempstead and ends in Hauppauge in the towns of Islip and Smithtown, located in Suffolk County.

Letter: Supporting Campaign Finance Bill

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00
The League of Women Voters of Nassau County joins the LWV of New York State and NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research group) in supporting Assembly Bill A8367, which would enact the Comptroller Campaign Finance Reform Act, to provide for public financing of elections for this statewide office.

Letter: Nassau’s Mitchel Field Deteriorating

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

Our Long Island high school athletes in track and field have proven to be among the best in New York State. It is with great disappointment that Nassau County’s Mitchel Athletic Complex, once considered “The World’s Biggest Stage, a showcase for the best competition the world has ever seen…,” [Goodwill Games] has let the field events deteriorate to the point of forcing our high school athletes and other famous high profile meets to seek other venues for their competition.


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