With regard to a recent letter by Mr. Capobianco, wherein he referred to concerns made by another resident about the waterfront as “fear mongering,” I disagree.
As a community, we must question the validity of statements made by RexCorp and others who would benefit short term from the development.
When residents were not involved in the planning process, we woke up to the Avalon, referred to by one of the task force presenters as the most unattractive Avalon project he has ever seen.
If previous administrations had allowed public scrutiny of the proposed waterfront development, prior to signing a deal with the developers, perhaps we would not be in this predicament. However, because of their actions, we have good reason to question the truthfulness of the information being presented to us.
Everyone has the right to present “food for thought” without being labeled “fear monger” or judged as misinformed.
There are too few people who are passionate enough, either pro or con, about the waterfront project to take the time to go to city council and planning board meetings, or to find the time to write a letter and share their thoughts. Let’s not discourage them from doing so.
With the passing of Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer has arrived and the start of the new school year is upon us. While we had an extraordinarily wet summer this year, there were still a lot of great times to be had in Glen Cove. Thanks and congratulations to the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival in recognition of their 50 years of wonderful music-filled summer evenings at Morgan Park. Thanks to the Downtown Sounds and Farmer’s Market sponsored by local businesses and the Business Improvement District. Thanks to the sponsors and the committee of this year’s inaugural Gold Coast Jazz Festival and our annual July 4 Fireworks display. Thanks to the Youth Board and its year-round programs but especially for the summer youth workers. Thanks to Parks and Recreation for its year round programs but especially for its wonderful camp program. Thanks to Beautification for keeping our Adopt-A-Spots and public spaces looking better than ever. Thanks to St. Rocco’s Church for another wonderful feast, St. Patrick’s Church for another fun-filled family carnival and the Fire Department for the Downtown Cruise Nights every Thursday. Thanks to the entire Golf Course team for creating and maintaining one of the finest public courses around. Thanks to the Anglers Club for the Snapper Derby and the Police Dept. for National Night Out. Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters of Senior Day. A special thank you to all of the full-time, part-time, seasonal employees and volunteers who keep our city running year round. Thank you to all of the businesses and charitable organizations which support our community and its residents through their generosity. Congratulations to the Glen Cove Comanchees and their coaches who are now the 2009 New York State Metro Babe Ruth Champions. Finally, thank you to all of the veterans and their families for maintaining our nation’s liberty and for their service to our country.
This year has been the most successful drive so far, and thanks must be given to the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, the North Shore East Norwich Rotary Club as well as to all who have and continue to donate school supplies. Without the Youth Bureau’s organizing, coordinating, and distributing efforts, the Fill a Bookbag Drive would not happen, and there would be countless numbers of school age children without the essential supplies needed to be successful and productive students.
The Youth Bureau will collect school supplies until Sept. 15 at 128B Glen Street – 671-4600, so if you haven’t had a chance yet, the following supplies are still desperately needed:
Dry Erase Markers
4 Oz. School Glue
Crayons Box of 24
Wide Washable Markers
Hand-held Pencil Sharpeners
Thank you Glen Cove for coming together to support our kids!
Nassau County Legislature, 18 LD
I request that my fellow Glen Cove voters consider the following questions:
1. How is my voice heard in Glen Cove government?
2. Why don’t we jointly vote for our mayor and deputy mayor?
3. Why is the mayor a legislator and a chief executive?
On July 16, my best friend Mike Galluccio passed away. Mike was 51 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. If you’ve never had the privilege of meeting him or getting to know him, you missed out on a great guy. I have been friends with Mike for over 40 years.
For the Waterfront Project
As a local resident of the City of Glen Cove, and a taxpayer, I wish to inform the city officials of my support for the RXR Glen Isle waterfront revitalization. I think it will be a boon to the city’s tax coffers as well as providing much needed jobs to the city.
It has been way too long for there not to have been something done with that prime piece of real estate. There could be such a renaissance to this fine city. Right now there is not much for people to come and spend their time and money here in Glen Cove. The city is located too far north of the L.I.E, and there is only one (although very nice) hotel in the area. People need a reason to venture here. Although, there are things that locals can enjoy and learn from within the city limits. There are the beaches, the Glen Cove Golf Course, Garvies Point Museum, N.C. Holocaust Memorial, nature preserves, the stores downtown, music festivals at Morgan Park and downtown, some magnificent places of worship, and the fabulous restaurants. But, there still needs to be something more to draw the distant visitors. I believe that if we get this waterfront project done along with the ferry from NYC (hopefully other destinations, too) done we would see a much needed increase in revenue for the city. Maybe some relief for some of the highest tax paying people in the country.
It is also a great time for the city to be planning for this project in anticipation for the market return in the (hopefully) near future. I hope to see a shovel in the ground soon.
The fund drive committee of the Glen Cove Fire Department would like to thank all the residents of the City of Glen Cove for their generous donations to our fund drive this year. We know times are tough for everyone. Also, as a reminder, the fire department fund drive is done by mail only. If someone calls you looking for a donation, please call the firehouse at 676-0366 and give us as much information as you can about the caller. Thank you again for your donations.
Bobby M. Citko, Fund Drive Chairman
Thank you again to Detective Vetrone, Detective Fitzpatrick and the Glen Cove Police Department for your dedication to your job and for your service to the people of the City of Glen Cove.
Executive Director, North Shore Day Camp
Director, North Shore Day Camp
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