(The following letter was sent to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and is printed at the request of the writer.)
OK, County Executive Mangano won on a “tax revolt vote” that he was going to reduce assessments - however, what he didn’t say during the campaign was that he couldn’t control the tax rate.
John Ranaldo of East Norwich recognized the mystery picture in the Dec. 31 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. “It’s the Mill Neck trestle. The one they just replaced. I can tell by looking at the picture. You can see the road below and the woods.”
Belle Santora called to identify the mystery picture in the Dec. 24 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She was still bright and cheery. She said, “Hello, this is Belle Santora at age 98 and counting! I recognized the picture and I knew last week’s too. This (Dec. 24) is one of the buildings on West End Avenue on the way to Beekman Beach. It is one of those blue buildings.” [It shows the staircase that leads into J building, the antique boat repair shop.]
NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, an environmental advocate sent a newsletter to his constituents about the “Launch of North Shore Medical Group Center for Excellence in Children’s Environmental Health.”
Gregory Adami identified the mystery picture in the Dec. 17 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s taken down at Oyster Bay Harbor at Theodore Roosevelt Park, by the cement wall looking straight out at Centre Island. The wall is all fuzzed out, but I walked down to the seawall and took the same picture.”
Billy Minicozzi said the Dec. 10 mystery picture was a lot across from the Boys and Girls Club in Oyster Bay. On a sports note he said, “Tiger Woods will be back golfing in the Majors. I’m a big Tiger Woods fan. He will be up and going in April in time for the Majors to win another green jacket!”
Well, I think I can safely say the hamlet is getting three lovely presents this holiday season. The Angela P. Koenig Research and Collections Center is in the works; and the Octagon Hotel is coming along; and the Main Street Association is working with a NYS Main Street grant to restore 39/41, the White House on East Main Street, next to the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, as well as several other grant projects in the works. They are the “Plus” in the headline.
Paul Keller of Bayville correctly identified the Dec. 3 mystery picture. He said, “It’s the traffic island on Route 106, opposite the post office on the east side and opposite the East Norwich Deli on the west side.
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