The last words from a 20-year-old resident came from a text message sent to his dealer. It read, “i’m diggin’ this — my dude, best I had in a while. 4 real. Save my number, peace.” That was sent before he was found by his mother dead in the bathtub.
In office for just a few weeks, Nassau County’s new comptroller George Maragos reports that he has “taken charge” and is eager to make the job his own. A long-time Great Neck resident, Comptroller Maragos met recently with Anton Community Newspapers editors. Much of the interview focused on taxes and assessment.
The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce meetings have a new look. Recently elected president Harvey Passes will film guest speakers for eventual airing on his television program found on Cablevision’s Channel 73. The program is titled Dr. Passes Presents and can be seen on Sundays at 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. The presentations will be interactive, not a monologue but a discussion, with Passes serving as host.
(Editor’s note: This story ran in the Great Neck Record, an Anton Community Newspaper. The subject matter is pertinent to all Long Islanders.)
The odds are great that every person reading this article has been touched, either by being a survivor or through kinship or friendship, by the scourge of breast cancer. And that is why con artists know that setting up a “charity” with vague aims to help women with breast cancer and using paid telemarketers to cold call potential donors with a fast pitch that trades on the good names and reputations of legitimate non-profits is a good bet and a way to beat the system for profits all around.
NBC’s LX New York featured Manhasset on its Wednesday, Jan. 27, broadcast. LX New York is a live, weekday, lifestyle show produced by LX.TV and hosted by Sara Gore, Siafa Lewis and Michael Flocker.
The League of Woman Voters has been hosting the Supervisor’s State of the Town address for over 20 years; the format is familiar—introduction, speech and questions from the audience. The league, especially Rita and John Tanski, Jane Thomas and Amy Bass, was thanked for its efforts in coordinating the event.
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos has named Francis X. Moroney as his chief deputy comptroller, and John Mastromarino the deputy comptroller for accounting, payroll, claims, and health benefits.
Acting under the suspicion that a few hands in the New York State government pull all the strings, and under the frustration that those strings are tightening around the necks of local taxpayers, North Shore Board of Education trustees have been rallying area civic leaders, as well as other school districts and communities, in an effort to approach Albany as one broad united front with a message to those in charge: Schools will be in dire straights without serious changes at the state level.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the county plans on sending aid to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake. Mangano set up a phone number for people to call to ways in which to help the people of Haiti, many of which have ties to residents of Nassau County.
“It was a total surprise,” a smiling Manhasset senior Bernard Liu commented. The high school senior’s humble response was regarding the announcement that his science research project was selected a semifinalist in the INTEL Science Competition. Bernard was one of 61 Long Island high school students, and 300 students nationwide selected for the honor.
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