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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you wonder about those signs with arrows directing you to “TGW Set,” “Holding Area,” “Crew Parking” and “Catering” in Munsey Park last Wednesday, Aug. 12? A new series, The Good Wife, is scheduled to premier on CBS in the fall and one of the episodes was shot in Munsey Park on Burnham Place. It was a star-studded event permitting onlookers a glimpse of Chris Noth and Juliana Margulies.
Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in the Mission Cataract USA program, offering free outpatient cataract surgery throughout August and September to residents of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens who are not covered by medical insurance and who are unable to pay for the surgery themselves.
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