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Editorial: School Is Out … Please Drive Carefully

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 16:09
School is out and there are a lot more children and young people out and about all day long. Little children playing outside, older ones skate boarding and riding bikes, and young people of all ages walking to and from town --- they are very visible during summer days and summer evenings. And while Great Neck is often praised as a very nurturing, very safe, community, there are definitely dangers out there on the roads.

All year long, but particularly during the warm, sunny months, we hear too many complaints about dangerous driving. It’s a “hot” topic of conversation around the office and at home too. Over and over again, we hear tales of reckless driving and rude, inconsiderate drivers, those who love to double park and the many drivers who refuse to use hands-free cell phone devices while driving. Of course all of these drivers are engaging in some type of illegal driving, but we are at a loss as to what will stop those drivers who apparently just choose not to follow the law.


Letter: A Local History Room For The Library

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

(Editor’s Note: This letter to the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees is being published at the request of the writer.)

We were unhappy to see that the location of the Local History Room was not included in the renovation report in the local newspapers.

One of the things that a library should offer its community is a secure location in which historical records may be stored and accessed. Only a library is well equipped to offer this service.  


Letter: 7-Eleven In Great Neck

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

While Great Neck is a very affluent town, there are many residents and workers that may not be pulling in the big bucks, so why not give them a break and provide them with an easy and accessible place to buy quick items? Honestly, what’s so bad about having a 7-Eleven convenient store that’s open 24/7? People in this neighborhood should rid themselves of their high and mighty thought process and have more of a utilitarian viewpoint! The emphasis of being a utilitarian is to set aside personal interest, maximize utility and provide the greatest overall amount of good; now doesn’t that sound like a better way of living? I’d say so.


Letter: Howard Weitzman

Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00

I read with great interest, and then with dismay, the letter to the editor from my friend Norman Gersman, attacking long time Great Neck resident Howard Weitzman who is a former mayor of Great Neck Estates and former county comptroller.  It is important for readers to understand that Norman was one of George Maragos’ campaign operatives in 2009 and has held a series of county jobs ever since.  Also, Norman refers so glowingly to the column by Mike Barry praising and defending Comptroller Maragos’ record … without indicating that Barry is a well-known and consistent supporter of Republican officials and candidates.


Letter: EOC

Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00

We would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to those of you who responded so quickly to our request for contributions for the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC’s 2013 summer program.  


Editorial: Steppingstone Theatre!

Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00


The Great Neck Park District has done just an absolutely outstanding job this summer in lining up talent for the coming summer weekends at Steppingstone Park. And Thursday, July 4, starts the season with the Band of Long Island on the Fourth of July (Thursday evening). Then all summer, Saturday and Sunday evenings will be spectacular at the beautiful Steppingstone Waterside Theatre, with a magnificent view, as park district residents enjoy an amazing array of performers.


Letter: Response to Weitzman’s Letter

Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

I am writing in response to Howard Weitzman’s letter to the editor dated May 31, 2013 wherein he disputes the highly respected journalist Mike Barry’s commentary “Quietly Vindicated” which complimented the Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, published on May 17, 2013.


Let’s remember that Mr. Weitzman is the former Comptroller who left the County nearly bankrupt with a $250 million structural deficit. He is now a candidate for Comptroller attempting gain attention with misleading statements. He is wrong in every allegation.


Letter: 7-Eleven In Great Neck

Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

How disappointing that the narrow-minded people who practice the not in my back yard (NIMBY) philosophy have attempted to prevent 7-Eleven from opening up a 24-hour convenience store along Middle Neck Road for over one year.  (“After Year Of Controversy 7-Eleven Advances” (Carol Frank -- June 14).)


Editorial: Congratulations Graduates!

Written by Wendy Kreitzman Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

The Great Neck Record congratulates all of our graduates of the Class of 2013. We offer our very best wishes to each and every graduate, from the smallest ones “graduating” from nursery school, to the elementary school and middle school graduates, up to the high school, college and graduate school graduates.


Letter: Village of Great Neck Elections

Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

I am writing to urge you to join me in supporting Mayor Ralph Kreitzman as he runs for re-election in the Village of Great Neck election on Tuesday, June 18.


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