Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00
On Friday, May 23, Sewanhaka High School, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps, hosted a Military Career Exploration day. The day provided students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education Program, along with Advanced Placement classes, an opportunity to meet Marines from various career fields, and learn about how the Marine Corps can provide opportunities to students.
Along with ground personnel, the Marines landed five aircraft onto the Sewanhaka football fields for the event. The aircraft included two CH-53 SuperStallion helicopters, two AH-1 Super Cobra helicopters, and one V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft.
Sewanhaka students and community members present at the event were awestruck by the landings.
—Submitted by Sewanhaka High School
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.
The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.
“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.
The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.