Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with a mix of surprise, empathy, and appreciation to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including three Manhasset residents ranging in age from 22 to 79.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. That, some feel, was an invasion of privacy, while others feel that the men should take responsibility for their actions, and their neighbors have a right to know what type of people surround them.
(with a mixer)
Makes 16 cookies
This recipe is a combo of my favorite two cookies: shortbread and sugar cookies. I prefer to prepare this without a mixer. Even though it takes a bit more time, in my opinion, it does make the cookie taste flakier. To make life easy, however, the recipe below shows you how to make these cookies with a mixer with a note if you want to try mashing it with your hands (like I do). Shortbread is supposed to be dense, lightly done, and flaky. So keep that in mind when it is time to pull them out of the oven. A fun twist to add to these cookies is to include little bits of chocolate or dried fruit.
The Manhasset Board of Education adopted a revised 2013-14 budget, which results in a 1.97 percent tax levy increase. A 60 percent supermajority is required for this revised budget to pass on Tuesday, June 18.The revised June 18 budget is:
The Manhasset Board of Education and administration presented a revised budget to a standing-room-only crowd in the Manhasset Secondary School Black Box Theater. After failing to achieve a supermajority vote on May 21, the administration and Board presented its case for $3.1 million in reductions and a 1.97 percent increase in spending.
A supermajority vote is required because Manhasset’s tax cap levy limit, as mandated by the state of New York for the 2013-14 tax year, is 0.15 percent. For the budget to pass, a supermajority vote requires 60 percent of voters to vote Yes. In other words, three Yes votes are needed for every two No votes.
Since 2001, the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA), Inc. has existed as a resource to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse among Manhasset youth. CASA’s tag line “Prevention through Connection” points to its mission to reach youth before they are in trouble by connecting parents, school and the community as partners in this common goal.
“It’s the word ‘connect’ that makes a difference for CASA,” said Cathy Samuels, project director of CASA. “Its partners are coalition members whose input and commitment are vital to helping young people make healthy and responsible choices.”
The Manhasset Board of Education met with residents last week in on-going efforts to address the failed passage of the 2013-14 proposed school district budget. Emotions ran high as $4.5 million in possible cuts in staff, sports and curricula were presented, while residents spoke of the importance of preserving instructional programs, athletics and the district’s cachet as an elite system.
“There is a fantastic reputation because of academics, as well as athletic and after-school activities,” said Tina Young, who grew up in Manhasset and now lives in the district with her own children. “Voting no here only hurts the children.”
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth announced her candidacy for North Hempstead Town Supervisor late last week. Bosworth, a Democrat and a longtime Great Neck resident who represents the county’s 10th legislative district, told the Manhasset Press that she is “proud” to announce her candidacy.
“I believe my record of leadership, hard work and building consensus while serving as a Nassau County legislator and Board of Education president uniquely qualify me to continue the legacy of strong, responsive and transparent government, in the tradition of Jon Kaiman and May Newburger,” she stated.
Pat Grace, the long-time editor of the Manhasset Press, recently retired from Anton Community Newspapers.
“I enjoyed every minute of it,” Grace said of her 10 years as editor.
Surrounded by colleagues who wished her great success and happiness in what she called “the next phase,” Grace cut into a sheet cake inscribed “We Will Miss You, Pat.”
It was standing-room-only in The Black Box Theater Thursday after the student recognition portion of the Manhasset Board of Education meeting. Normally most students and parents leave at that point.
Not this night. Not after the budget failed to pass. Seats were filled with members of the Manhasset community wanting to know: What happens next?
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