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Letter: Is Lavine a Dead Fish?

Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00

Fishermen will tell you that fish swim either upstream or downstream. Only dead fish go with the flow. Charles Lavine, incumbent state assemblyman from the 13th Assembly District, always goes with the flow, which explains his undeviating allegiance to the dysfunctional New York State Legislature and his party’s leaders. That form of behavior has marked his three terms in Albany. In that context, name one thing that Lavine has done for the 13th A.D. during six years in Albany? Just one? Actually there is a legitimate “accomplishment” Lavine has recorded, his sponsorship of the infamous “MTA tax” that increases car registration fees and payroll taxes for people in the 13th A.D., but not for upstate residents. Yes, you’re reading right: Lucky you, your car fees and payroll taxes are now higher than upstate residents’ because you live in the 13th, courtesy of Mr. Lavine. To his everlasting discredit, the MTA tax increase is Lavine’s defining issue. He, a lawyer, any lawyer, will call that discrimination and to make a finer point, “selective discrimination.”


Letter: Glen Cove Adult Education This Fall

Friday, 10 September 2010 00:00

By now, all Glen Cove residents should have received a copy of our Fall, 2010 Adult Education catalog. For your convenience, the catalog also appears on the School District website,

You’ll notice that we have added seven new courses this fall, including: Real Estate, Meditation, Personal Development, Drawing, Bandometrics, Body Sculpting, and Cooking (at Page One Restaurant). We think we have something for just about everyone.


Letter: Eagle Scout Project

Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00

My name is Matthew Bellomo. I am a Life Scout from Troop 6 and have been working on my Boy Scout Eagle Project. I have revitalized and enhanced the Morgan Park Gazebo and Garden area. I have worked very closely with Ms. Darcy Belyea (director of Parks and Recreation of the City of Glen Cove) in planning and carrying out this project. She, along with her staff, Debbie and Zach, have been extremely helpful. I would like to thank them for their support as I completed this project. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to the many wonderful individuals, families, local businesses and other organizations who so generously contributed to my fundraising efforts. Many thanks to: Mike Iannelli (Frank Iannelli & Sons, Masonry Contractors), Sal Di Maggio Landscaping and Michael Bellomo Painting Co. for all their time, assistance and expertise.


Letter: Were They Angels?

Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00

It was the 4th of July and I left my daughter in Oyster Bay early because my heart was bothering me.

Suddenly, coming down the hill from Oyster Bay around the pond, all systems of the truck seemed to fail. I tried steering with all my might to no avail. At the last second the vehicle stopped just at the fence guarding the pond.

Relief washed over me. Suddenly a car coming down the hill slammed into me. The driver got out, looked, saw no damage to his car. He took off, offering me no help. I was stunned at the apparent human disinterest. I then realized that all the subsequent cars would hit me as the visibility was none.


From the Desk of Assemblyman Michael Montesano: August 27, 2010

Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

On the Legislature’s Special Session

Following spring and summer budget negotiations offering reckless borrowing, payment deferrals, and one-shot gimmicks, the Assembly Majority leadership, under direction from Governor Paterson, has finally settled on their deficit-closing plan: a phantom federal bailout.“Like the Roman emperor who made a desert and called it peace, Governor Paterson has demanded another unproductive special session and called it progress,” said Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head).


Editorial: Something to Talk About

Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

At this week’s city council meeting, the local Republican Committee chairman showed a sophisticated understanding of legal wording during a hearing on land use. He also made an educated point during a term-limit hearing.

Whether you agree or disagree with him, the Republican leader has offered valid points and insight at most public hearings and also during his own campaign last year.


Letter: Open Letter to Mario Fischetti

Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

On behalf of the officers and members of American Legion Post 336, please accept our congratulations and thanks for your beautiful office building at our famous “four corners.”

You have certainly enhanced our beloved Glen Head with a classic addition to our landscape.

We appreciate having businessmen such as you who respect our town as you do.

William J. Laderer, Commander - American Legion Post 336


Letter: Assemblyman Lavine’s Police Comments

Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

I read remarks that Assemblyman Lavine has been publishing about the proposed merger of the Nassau County Police Department’s 2nd and 6th Precincts.

There is nothing in Assemblyman Lavine’s professional background, education, experience or training that provides him with the knowledge, skill or ability to assess municipal police operations or administration.


Letter: Thank You From Judge McCord

Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00

As Supervising Judge for the City of Glen Cove, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, I had the honor and privilege to be recognized by the Glen Cove Police Department and Police Chief William Whitton at Glen Cove’s National Night Out Against Crime for the work the judiciary does to prevent crime in our community and help raise our children in a safe and healthy environment. I am proud to be honored along with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, whose commitment to crime prevention and safety is well-known to everyone in the county.


Letter: Responding to David Whitting

Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00

David J. Whitting wrote to the Record Pilot (Aug. 5 issue) to protest the email from the superintendent of the North Shore School District inquiring of the community whether individuals might be willing and able to contribute to a capital campaign for the schools. Mr. Whitting asks why, instead of contemplating a fund-raising campaign, the district cannot simply cut costs and live within its means.


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