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.
In conjunction with National Stop on Red Week (Aug. 2–8), Nassau County this week launched Phase I of its red light camera program. In April, Governor David Paterson signed the state legislature’s red light camera bill into law and authorized the installation of up to 50 cameras at various intersections. On Aug. 6 at 12:01 a.m. the first of three were activated.
On Thursday, July 16 the Sands Point Civic Association hosted a community meeting and invited Legislator Wayne Wink and recently appointed County Assessor Thaddeus J. Jankowski, Jr. to address local residents on the topic of property assessment. The meeting was chaired by Jean-Marie Posner, the vice-president of the association, who commented on the overflow crowd, welcomed and introduced the two speakers.
In spite of threatening rain, the second annual Kids Safety Day attracted a large crowd, larger even than last year, and as participants moved leisurely from booth to booth they learned about bike, pool, beach, fire, Internet and pedestrian safety, how to deal with bullies, and what to do when a stranger approaches, among other important information.
An Eagle Court of Honor is a remarkable event. On Sunday, June 28, at the Shelter Rock School, Troop 97 of the Theodore Roosevelt Council Boy Scouts of America welcomed five new Eagle Scouts: Marc-Andrew Ardito, Joseph Calderone, Michael Geoghegan, Eric Kaminsky and Matthew Woo. Each of these young men assumed leadership roles in their troop, earned a minimum of 21 merit badges, demonstrated proficiency in outdoor skills and completed an Eagle Scout project which provided over 100 hours of service to the community. Respectively, their Eagle projects were conducted at the Lakeville AME Zion Church, Catholic Charities’ Neumann House, The Art Guild at Elderfields Preserve, MOMMAS House and Clark Garden.
For many in town it’s a standing date. During July and August, on selected Monday evenings, they meet at the Mary Jane Davies Green for the very popular concert series. Monday, July 20, was no exception and Peggy Flynn and Marianne Liegey were camped out in their favorite spot, removed from the crowd to make conversation easier. While enjoying the New Vintage Swing Band they also attend to their crocheting.
Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi held a forum with Nassau’s “Next Generation” of current and former residents between the ages of 20-35 to discuss the county’s future. Suozzi listened to the concerns of nearly 200 young professionals who enjoy living in Nassau County but are finding it difficult to stay or move here. Many grew up in Nassau County and either moved away or still live with their parents.
At the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Port Washington-Manhasset, representatives from State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office and from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office were the featured speakers. Brian P. Herrington, the Attorney General’s Office assistant director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Assistant Comptroller Joseph Ruggiero described two of the new “transparency” programs that provide easy electronic access to statewide government information that up until now has been scattered and difficult to retrieve. This part of the meeting was open to the public.
Now that the government consolidation bill has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has set up a website with instructions for citizens on how to go about dissolving or consolidating governments. The website, reformnygov.com, includes the method by which citizens of a government can dissolve that government through a petition and referendum vote. The site even contains sample petitions that can be downloaded.
The Manhasset-Lakeville Water District has started the first phase of rehabilitation on the interior and exterior of the district’s elevated water storage tank in the Village of Thomaston. The project will include repairs to the steel superstructure, sandblasting, and the application of new coatings on the tank. The restoration work began this month, and is expected to last through the early part of next year.
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