As a longtime citizen of Port Washington (over 50 years), I was a little troubled as to how the Thanksgiving Morning Run traffic situation was handled.
On the front page of the Port Washington News dated Thursday, November 26, 2009, there was a “Thanksgiving Morning Traffic Alert” by the police advising residents that the above mentioned race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Alas, there was no ending time.
(Ed.s note: The following letter from Village of Manorhaven Mayor Michael Meehan was sent to AG Towers, Inc. in East Islip and is printed here at the mayor’s request.)
Reference is made to the above lease and to the unfinished structure built by you and your sub-contractors at 41 Pequot Avenue in the Village.
We write to thank those who opposed the expensive, unsafe, ugly and poorly thought through parking garage proposed to be built at the LIRR station. Thanks to the many who wrote, called and most importantly voted earlier this month and sent a message to our out-of-touch town-elected officials. Now that the town has abandoned this white elephant, perhaps reasonable, cost-effective ways can be developed to address whatever needs exist for additional parking.
In the Nov. 19 Port Washington News, an article that began on Page 1 and concluded on Page 42 was dedicated to Councilman Fred Pollack’s point-of-view and reasoning regarding parking in Port. Whether one supports or opposes tiered parking, I believe we should find various parts of the councilman’s reasoning disturbing. He begins by saying that in 2005 (yes- 4 years ago) almost 1,000 residents almost unanimously supported tiered parking, and then eventually concludes that he is looking for a consensus. In politics, there is rarely a consensus about anything, so I guess that is a good way of opposing anything!
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is deeply appreciative that the Nassau County Executive and the Legislature have approved the legislation that requires certain chain restaurants to post calorie information on menus and menu boards. The policy will directly empower consumers to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
I would like to thank the wonderful residents of Nassau County for their support on Election Day. I am honored and privileged to have been re-elected to serve as your Nassau County Clerk.
Did you know that approximately 45 percent of the U.S. population owns at least one dog. The most recent census indicates we have just over 5,500 households which means approximately 2,000 dogs call Port Washington home. I believe that the majority of dog owners would agree that their pet canine is an integral part of their life and family. With their never ending need to please, our dogs bring joy and unconditional love to our lives. Compared to the generous gifts they dispense, dogs just require basic care, food, water and most importantly socialization. This is a small price to pay, which is why we have so many dog owners living in our community.
As parents, our hearts sank as we read of a mother’s pain, and sympathized with her plight. But it is difficult to read a letter advocating bullying as a teachable and acceptable behavior. While it’s painful to admit, bullying does go on, and sad to say, is as much a part of growing up as pimples and puberty, but to encourage bullying can’t be the answer.
There are seven people (four women, three men) running to be elected to one three-year term as police district commissioner. Vote Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Polish American Hall.
There’s a “get-to-know the candidates” meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Port Washington Library on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
I would like to believe that we all want to instill kindness into our children. I want to believe that this is what seperates adults from our offspring, since every one of us has at some point been a victim of the social nastiness that comes with childhood. As grownups we have learned that it does not matter how popular you were in high school. We all find a place of comfort and acceptance that creates the confidence to excel in life and prosper in society. This is what I would like to believe. I would like to believe in the kindness of grown ups. I think I might be dead wrong.
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