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Manhasset Dedicates New Gold Star Memorial

Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

 ‘A Nation That Does Not Honor

Its Fallen Will Not Last’

Friday, Sept. 18, was a beautiful morning for the Gold Star Memorial Dedication Ceremony at Patriots Park, honoring those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. The memorial includes the monument and a reflecting pool, decorated for the occasion with abundant flowers and American flags. The American Legion Post 304 was well represented and smartly uniformed for the occasion as were the young soldiers of the U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

 

Suozzi Says No to Property Tax Increase

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 25 September 2009 00:00

But Republicans Harp on New Taxes

Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi said it wasn’t easy but he has managed to propose a $2.617 billion budget for the 2010 fiscal year that doesn’t increase property taxes for Nassau County taxpayers. However, his critics say a new tax in the form of an Energy Tax that was imposed earlier this year is unfairly burdening taxpayers who are already paying hefty taxes.

 

Republican Legislators Protest Home Energy Tax

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 25 September 2009 00:00

Say It’s Unfair, Call for Repeal

Armed with petitions containing over 50,000 signatures of Nassau County residents, the Republican caucus of the Nassau County Legislature, led by Minority Leader Peter Schmitt, plans on calling for the repeal of the Home Energy Tax, which is being imposed on consumers to help the county close a budget deficit, if Republicans are successful in reclaiming the Nassau County Legislature on Election Day this November.

 

Manhasset Clergy Association Holds 8th September 11 Memorial Service

Written by Pat Grace Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

It’s been eight years since the attacks of September 11 changed the course of history, and the lives of so many Manhasset families. Each year the Manhasset Clergy Association sponsors a memorial service that is at times solemn, heartfelt, therapeutic, celebratory, dignified, unifying—and always appreciated.

 

Manhasset Park District 2010 Budget Is Lower Than Last Year

Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

On Thursday, Sept. 3 the Manhasset Park District held a public hearing and approved a budget for 2010 that will cut taxes for the residents of the District. Under the leadership of Bernard Rolston, Patricia Roberts and Mark Sauvigne the MPD has been able in these tough economic times to maintain the services the residents expect and still cut costs. After many hours of review and in an effort to be fiscally prudent, they are pleased to present a budget that is 10 percent lower than last year that will result in a 13.5 percent tax cut to the residents of the district. It is our goal to hold down the spending and taxing of our residents while continuing to keep our services at the high standards you have come to expect.

 

19th Annual Manhasset Senior Flu Shot Program October 24

Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Big Changes for Manhasset Flu Shot Program

The Senior Flu Shot Program will be administered on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  Munsey Park Elementary School. Registration is required. This year the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs is partnering with members of the Nassau Suffolk Health Council in order to maximize efforts and contain costs involved with immunizing seniors. North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJ) is responsible for serving our community.

 

Manhasset Schools Prepare for H1N1 Pandemic

Written by Pat Grace Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Comments on Outsourcing Bus Transportation

The Manhasset Board of Education held a public session Sept. 3 with predominately school personnel present, along with two community members. A variety of issues were discussed including the district’s preparations for the pending flu epidemic.

 

Comments From School District on Outsourcing Transportation Debacle

Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

The following is an updated report on the lawsuit filed by the district’s support personnel bargaining unit relating to the district’s outsourcing of its public school student transportation operations effective July 1, 2005 and the Order issued by PERB pursuant to this lawsuit on October 16, 2006.

 

Furor Over Town’s Proposed Purchase of House on Andrew Street

Written by Pat Grace Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

Neighbors Question ‘Sneaky’ Tactics

Monday evening, Aug. 31, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilwoman Maria Christina Poons faced an angry crowd. At stake was the purchase of the home at 51 Andrew Street by the town to add 10 parking spaces and increase available office space for town employees. The property is adjacent to the existing parking lot behind town hall and the town has already made a bid of $625,000 and that alone, on many levels, angered those present, the majority of whom were neighbors on Andrew Street and members of civic organizations assembled to offer support.

 

Greentree Good Neighbor Grants Surpass Million-Dollar Milestone

Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

Several years ago, the Greentree Foundation, founded by the late Mrs. John Hay Whitney of Manhasset, established the “Greentree Good Neighbor Fund” to support charities in the Town of North Hempstead. Greentree Foundation has made generous annual grants to support this worthy program and with the $175,000 grant it made earlier this year, a total of over $1,000,000 has now been awarded to deserving local organizations since the first Good Neighbor Grants were awarded in 2004.

 

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