The 11th Annual Sea Cliff Holiday House Tour, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 1, was a huge success.
On behalf of the Mutual Concerns committee, I would like to thank the following people: The homeowners who have generously shared their beautifully decorated homes; the people who came from near and far to participate in this event; the many wonderful volunteers, without whom this day would not have happened; Sherlock Homes Realty; Atria of Glen Cove; The Sea Cliff Arts Council; The Creative Arts Studio; St. Luke’s Church and the 59 merchants and individuals in this community who donated food for the lunch and gifts for the raffle baskets.
The proceeds of this tour will be used to provide nourishing meals and holiday baskets for those in need and to maintain the senior lunch program at St. Luke’s.
Mutual Concerns Committee
County Executive Mangano has agreed to hold an informational meeting on the West Shore Road plans he has created with Nassau’s Department of Public Works engineers. I will continue to advocate on your behalf to the county administration, but it will also be helpful for your community leaders to come discuss the plans with the people directing the project. We expect to hear details on things like emergency plans, detours and whether the road can be open on weekends.
We would like to offer our thanks and congratulations to all citizens of the surrounding areas of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Locust Valley, Lattingtown, Bayville and Oyster Bay. When we began the Share and Care Thanksgiving Feast three years ago, we were uncertain how the community would respond to it. We were also stunned at the amount of people that were in need of it.
For those of you who aren’t aware, we just had our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Feast at St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove for those in need. It is sponsored by seven distributors of Boars Head and supported by two local Knights of Columbus Councils.
Outraged over continued power outages in Nassau County and the lack of transparency from the Long Island Power Authority, Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) is preparing legislation aimed at preventing another abject failure.
“Long Islanders pay some of the highest utility rates in the nation and have every right to demand their money’s worth in service, accountability and transparency,” said Lavine. “A LIPA Customer Bill of Rights, written into state law, will help to protect us from another devastating failure.”
On Oct. 29, I signed a proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency within the Village of Sea Cliff due to what was then the impending Super Storm Sandy. This proclamation directed the Department of Buildings and the Department of Public Works to take whatever steps may be necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and other such emergency assistance as deemed necessary and as directed by me.
The decree suspended the requirements for first obtaining a permit (a) for the removal of any tree pursuant to chapter 121 of the Village Code and (b) pursuant to chapter 48 of the Village Code for the construction, replacement, or remediation of any building or structure damaged or demolished due to the storm named Sandy. In accordance with New York State Law, these suspensions were initially valid for five days and are subject to successive five-day extensions. I have subsequently extended the suspensions so that they expired on Saturday, Nov.17.
The polls closed days ago – and now for weeks and weeks, we are subject to the eyesore of political candidates signs all over our towns. The election is over so why are the signs still out? Why are they lying in the roads and strewn on people’s lawns and businesses? Where are the people that put up these signs?
My name is Gladys Ilacqua and I have been a resident of Glen Cove all my life. I am the youngest of 12 and during Superstorm Sandy, my eldest sister, Marie McCauley (85 years old), passed away on Nov. 1, 2012.
Something has to be done about the Long Island Power Authority! We are paying some of the highest power rates in the U.S. while LIPA risks our lives, limbs and homes with poor management and antiquated equipment!
Information has recently come to my attention that the catastrophic power outage we have suffered this week is due in a great part to disorganized executives and management at LIPA, and a poorly maintained infrastructure. It is a fact that many of the poles and much of the power equipment on Long Island hasn’t been replaced since the 1920s. The 1920s!
I was just reflecting over the last week. I’m the type of person that is not at all comfortable in the dark and quiet from losing power. I did manage to get a hold of a CD player and decided I was in the mood for a little Phil Collins. The song, “Another Day in Paradise” came on and I really got caught up in it. I played it about four times. And although I have heard it many times before, I looked at it a little differently this time.
The Mutual Concerns Committee would like to extend its gratitude to Jack Pierce, the Sea Cliff Fire Department and all those who donated food for the food drive held at the fire house last week to benefit our organization.
The emergency pantry at Sea Cliff Village Hall was low on food and once again, Jack initiated a food drive. Within a week, the much-needed food was delivered to the pantry.
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