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From The Mayor’s Desk: August 30, 2012

Written by Ralph V. Suozzi Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00

Happy Labor Day To All

The long and sunny days of summer are quickly coming to an end and the cool days of fall are just around the corner. I hope that everyone enjoyed the many activities offered for young and old in Glen Cove this summer. Besides our beautiful beaches and parks, there was the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, which just completed its 53rd year of presenting summer concerts in the park for all to enjoy throughout July and August. The Morgan Park Music Festival is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and performances are presented free to the public thanks to funds raised from private contributors. We also enjoyed the 16th season of the Downtown Sounds Concert Series, sponsored by the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and the City of Glen Cove. Concerts drew crowds of more than 1,000 people each week as the downtown came alive with the sounds of music. Overall, the city was host to 21 free concerts between the Morgan Park Music Festival and the Downtown Sounds.


From the desk of Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton: August 23, 2012

Written by Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Attention To Our Area

Crescent Beach

As I have said before, with 68 miles of Nassau County sewer system in Glen Cove, the two miles left off the system have now cost us one of our only beaches for four consecutive summers.

This May, and again during the summer, I contacted County Executive Mangano to see how we could work together and bring the Crescent Beach neighborhoods into the county system.


From The Mayor’s Desk: August 23, 2012

Written by Ralph V. Suozzi Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is here. Last year, Hurricane Irene caused major damage not only in Glen Cove but all across Long Island. In the event that we might experience another hurricane, it is important to become familiar with the basic recommendations in case such an emergency occurs. Each household should contain emergency supplies such as canned food and bottled water, a battery-operated or manual can opener, flashlights and extra batteries, portable battery-operated radios, all your essential medicines, a first aid kit, and cash and credit cards, which should be secured. If a hurricane is predicted to hit our area, residents are advised to prepare by trimming dead branches from trees, fueling up your vehicles, securing valuable items above floor level in waterproof containers, bringing any loose outdoor items, such as lawn furniture, indoors and checking on elderly neighbors to help them prepare.

During the storm you should listen constantly to radio or television for official instructions. If you are instructed by officials to evacuate, you must leave. While staying in your home, keep away from windows, skylights and glass doors. Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles and cooking utensils. Keep flashlights and battery-operated lanterns handy. If electricity is lost, call LIPA immediately at 1-800-490-0025 to report the outage.


Letter: Nassau County Needs Its Soil & Water Conservation District

Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District has long provided cost- effective, efficient, and valuable services to all of the people of Nassau County. Since the district opened in 1977 it has been serving residents, businesses, nonprofits, agencies, schools and municipalities with environmental expertise and assistance. Like all conservation districts throughout New York State and the nation, it is a proven public-private partnership that leverages local taxpayer dollars by bringing in funding from grants, state matching funds and other sources. Yet, Nassau County may soon become the only county in the state without a Soil and Water Conservation District. The steady decline in funding over the last four years has depleted the district’s small reserves and it is in danger of closing.


From the desk of Dr. Edward Melnick: August 16, 2012

Written by Dr. Edward Melnick, Superintendent of North Shore Schools Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Longstanding Tradition Of Excellence For North Shore

The North Shore Schools have a longstanding tradition of excellence in education. I am thankful to have the support of a community that values and promotes a strong system of public education. During the 2011-2012 school year, our students continued to excel as evidenced by their accomplishments in a variety of areas:

• Graduates continue to earn acceptance at highly selective colleges and universities


Not So Humble Opinion: August 9, 2012

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

If Time Is Money, This Could Save Millions

On general principal, showing gratitude isn’t a bad thing, but this epidemic of politicians thanking each other has got to stop. If you’ve been to any sort of government function, and I mean any level of government—be it a board meeting, a forum, a ribbon-cutting, a statue unveiling, whatever—your time has been wasted by the seemingly endless Thank You Merry-Go-Round. It generally goes something like this:

“And now I’d like to introduce Mr. Smith, without whom this project would never have gotten off the ground. I can’t thank Mr. Smith enough for all he’s done for this project, and I know he’s an inspiration to all of us here at Office X. I can’t even imagine how many long hours Mr. Smith put in so we could celebrate here today. In addition to thanking him for what he’s done, I’m also thanking him for all the committee members who can’t also be here to thank him in person. Now, without further ado, I turn you over to Mr. Smith.”


Letter: Appreciation Of Response Time And Services

Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

As a neighbor, I would like to commend and thank the Glen Cove Police Department, Glen Cove EMS unit, Glen Cove detective unit, medical examiner, and Dodge-Thomas funeral home in the name of Hilda Forier, who passed away peacefully at home. Their prompt response, professionalism and caring attitude made this unfortunate loss easier on her remaining family. We in Glen Cove are blessed to have these services available when needed.

Annette Boshnack


Letter: Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

With regard to the Villa project on Glen Cove Avenue: Why do our administrative members think it is their job to make sure that the developers make as much money as possible? Aren’t these members supposed to protect and represent the existing citizens and homeowners? I thought that was their duty. Why do these members make decisions that are beneficial for the developer and detrimental to the very people they are supposed to represent (you and me)?

How can these administrative members make decisions without a thorough knowledge of all the parameters inherent with this development?


West Shore Road Statement From Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, 18th LD

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

I want to thank local cyclists for notifying the Nassau County government about their wish for more bike paths.

Regarding West Shore Road in Mill Neck, I am more than happy to discuss the repair plans with my constituents. (Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to make an appointment.)

First, I should note that Nassau Department of Public Works (DPW) engineers indicated to me that a bike path is not logistically possible on West Shore Road. I am working to document the reasons for that and will share the information.


Letter: Taking Action To Repair Gazebo

Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

I’m writing this three days after the destruction of our beautiful Morgan Park. My group and I are given the park once a year to put on a car show, to raise money for many causes. We are the Gold Coast Cruisers. The city of Glen Cove and Darcy have always been behind us 100 percent. And I think they know how much the park means to us! We cannot sit by and hope it is repaired. All of us are brokenhearted! Let’s repair the gazebo, it’s a part you can’t leave out. So to show our thanks we are giving the city $4,000 to help, and hope some others step up and help out too.

Don “Figgie“ Figliozzi
President of the Gold Coast Cruisers


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