We must bring the Feast of St. Rocco’s back to Glen Cove. The feast has been a much-respected part of our community’s life. For me, the feast has been part of my life, and my family’s life from the day in 1974 when Father Della Rosa came to me and many other parishioners asking if we could restart the original feast of St. Rocco. Well, he was a man of vision as can be attested by the 35 years of honoring St. Rocco, our patron saint.
Last year, Crescent Beach was closed due to high bacteria count for the entire summer. I understand that a house near the creek which empties into Crescent Beach has a broken septic pipe, and I understand that the authorities have known about this for several months.
Has the problem been rectified and will the beach that we all pay taxes to use be open to the Glen Cove residents this summer?
My sincere thanks go to the Glen Cove EMS and Police and the doctors and nurses at Glen Cove Hospital for trying to save my husband Paul’s life. My special thanks goes to our neighbor Jim, who was by my side throughout my time of need.
My thanks also go to Pastor Rapp of Trinity Lutheran Church in Glen Cove for his service and comfort and to Dodge Thomas Funeral Home for their service and understanding. I thank the U.S. Army for their service at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Finally, many thanks to Page One restaurant for great service and delicious lunch.
Pearl Hornak and Family
(This letter was sent to President Barack Obama by the New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators President Charles Lavine, NYS Assemblyman, 13th A.D. and to Anton Community Newspapers.)
Dear President Obama:
The New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators urges you to remain resolute in American support of Israel, which continues to be our staunch ally.
Our youngest brother, Glenn Anderson, passed away recently in his apartment in Glen Head. We would like to thank the professionalism, kindness and courtesy offered Glenn and our family by Nassau Police Officer Sullivan of the 6th Precinct, the Klamperts and Ropers of the Glenwood Landing Fire Company, Investigator Wolin of the Nassau Medical Examiners Office and Codge Whitting of the Whitting Funeral Home.
Each one offered sincere kindness and caring and are tributes to the community. Their efforts lessened the pain of our sudden loss. We would like to thank each of them for their efforts.
The Anderson Family
Morgan Park was, once again, a perfect setting for the Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S. 12th annual “WALK Because We Care.” On Sunday, June 6, residents from Glen Cove and the surrounding areas participated in this year’s event which included music by DJ Pace, refreshments and educational materials about sun safety and skin cancer awareness from the Biggane Foundation. Many people from the Glen Cove community supported this effort and contributed to its success. Our thanks go to Mayor Ralph Suozzi and the City Council and Darcy Belyea and the Recreation Department. Thank you to our local businesses - Glen Cove Bagel Café, Glen Street Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks Coffee Company for their generous refreshment donations and to the Glen Cove Florist for its donation of festive balloons. Thank you also to the Glen Cove School District and the administrators, teachers and students for supporting this event. Many thanks to Deborah Pearsall and Ellen Lynch and members of DECA and Student Senate who assist year after year with the activities. Thank you to Mr. Chris Barry who arranged for a student from the GCHS Television Studio to videotape the event and to Anthony Gallego of Gil Associates Photography who was on hand, once again, to photograph the event.
However interested as I was to read about the groundbreaking for the new ferry terminal, did I miss the name of the ferry operator who will run the ferry service?
Consider this information from The New York Times, Dec. 28, 2009: “After five years and more than $5 million in government spending, commuter ferry service between Manhattan and Yonkers is about to come to an end. Having burned through all of the subsidies provided by federal and state agencies, the ferry’s operator, New York Water Taxi, made its final run up the Hudson River ending the service’s short second life and will leave Yonkers with a rebuilt downtown pier but no water link to New York City.”
Make no bones about it - the Sea Cliff cell tower controversy is coming to a boil.
In an ambitious display of public relations, Mayor Bruce Kennedy attempted a lengthy explanation of what the village’s position was on cell towers in our community. The treatise appeared with his photo on the front page of this newspaper.
Meanwhile, a disgruntled pocket of residents of Altamont Avenue and Cromwell Place continues their mobilization against the possibility that a tall cell tower will be erected near their homes on the grounds of the Village Recycling Center. Two dozen of the zealous group attended the May 10 village board meeting, exclaiming their dismay and disappointment that the specter of such a tower is still hovering over their heads.
Babies Learning Speech
Infants are uniquely attuned to perceive the various sounds they hear in their environment. Some researchers suggest that babies are pre-programmed to learn speech since the acquisition process occurs so rapidly. The first sounds that infants acquire are the sounds which are universal to all languages. Although infants can perceive a vast range of speech sounds (i.e., phonemes) within a language, they cannot, however, produce the same range. The reason is that the structure of an infant’s mouth, throat and tongue is not sufficiently developed to allow him the range of movement to produce specific sounds. The earliest sounds are usually vowels or vowel-like productions. At six months, the baby produces and may even repeat syllable sequences initiating a babbling period used by the infant to express communicative intentions. Phonemes that are unique to the native language are acquired later along with the more difficult sound productions. Sound combinations such as /Ma-Ma and Da-Da/ are acquired early on while the more difficult sound productions including /L, R, S/ are acquired by children much later (i.e., 7 to 9 years of age).
Over 40 days and counting since the Senate and Assembly leadership waived the white flag on any hope of an on-time budget for New York State. In that time, six budget extenders have come to the floor and I have voted no on every one. In the absence of any real negotiation, I will continue to vote no on this band-aid approach to budgeting.
I have said it before and I will say it again, New York State is suffering from a lack of leadership. Senate Leader Sampson is not talking with Assembly Speaker Silver and neither is willing to talk to Governor Paterson. Their total lack of urgency on the budget is appalling. Their inaction has reduced my budgeting power to voting no on budget extenders.
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