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Letter: CSEA Has Nothing Left to Give

Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00
Nassau County is heading closer and closer to its demise. Following a national Republican trend, the administration is targeting government workers and their unions as the main reason for the county’s financial collapse. It implies our county is being destroyed by overgenerous labor agreements, and if those aren’t amended, massive layoffs will occur.

But a lack of transparency on the county’s part clearly exists. The administration complains that Nassau has the second highest taxes in the nation, yet if the county got rid of all 6,000 of its Civil Service Employees Association workers, Nassau would still hold that regrettable status. In fact, in a $10,000 property tax bill, only $300 is for the services provided by CSEA members.


Editorial: A Different Waterfront Presentation

Friday, 23 September 2011 15:25
If the city is indeed moving along with the waterfront development, perhaps it would bring Glen Covers together on the issue if we had a different presentation. This paper wasn’t trying to suggest anyone was remiss by asking for a presentation last week and still isn’t. But after the Planning Board’s hearing Tuesday, it appears that many of the people against the waterfront development simply need whatever information the city and developers are working with that shows how this project will work.   
The bulk of this week’s questions and comments at the hearing seemed not really for the Planning Board, who are apparently only reviewing how the developers will offset or eliminate negative environmental impacts. 
Residents who simply don’t want the project philosophically or aesthetically seem to be outnumbered and out of luck. The city has started building the ferry terminal – the public half of the public / private partnership which is based on RXR Glen Isle’s plans. The Planning Board is ready to vote YES or NO on RXR Glen Isle’s project. 

Letter: Welcome Back Picnic

Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

On Friday, Sept. 16, the K.A. Deasy Elementary School PTA hosted its annual Welcome Back Picnic. This large scale event is a great opportunity for students and their families to reconnect at the beginning of the school year and celebrate our school spirit.

The weather was beautiful and our Olympic Theme “Go for the Gold” was a huge success. The PTA provided free hotdogs, lemonade, Italian ices, cotton candy and popcorn while the children were busy playing games to earn gold medals and getting temporary tattoos and faces painted.


Letter: What Happened to Anton Newspapers Election Time Policy?

Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

(Editor’s Note: We thank Mrs. McCann for her letter below. Just to be clear to her and our other readers, our policy has not changed. We reserve the right to run Op Ed pieces from candidates on important community issues. We felt the piece she references below raised one such important issue. We believe that Mr. Meli’s main point stood on its own and did not require interviews with the other parties, who always take full advantage of our circulation when they wish to bring something to the public’s attention.)

As a weekly subscriber to your paper I was excited to read about the final document from Glen Isle Partners regarding the waterfront project and scheduled public hearing on Sept. 20 (article on Page 1, Sept. 15 issue.)


Letter: Waterfront Project

Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

The waterfront project is rearing its ugly head again. In case you didn’t see it (and why would you – it’s only listed in the Public Notices of the local papers), the next public hearing on the Glen Isle-RexCorp project to remake the waterfront will be held before the Planning Board on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in City Hall.

This hearing is for the public to comment on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the project. The Public Notices announcement lists a number of concerns that the public may wish to voice their opinions on. My particular favorites are “generation of additional traffic on local roads” and “increased demands on fire protection, police protection, emergency services… schools, and solid waste disposal.” But there are many equally important concerns for the residents to choose from.


Editorial: Requesting a Presentation On the New Waterfront Plan

Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00
If there was one, we did not know and apologize. If not, as this editor was pouring over the final FEIS this week ahead of the Sept. 20 hearing, it became painfully apparent that there are a lot of questions one could ask. The hearing next week might answer these all, and if it includes a detailed presentation on the new waterfront plan, again, we apologize for requesting one.

But, if the whole vision of the waterfront – one that has been raising extreme responses in the collective imagination for so many years - is changing drastically, the community could use an update.


Editorial: LIPA Faces Storm of Complaints

Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00
Both State Senator Carl Marcellino and Assemblyman Michael Montesano raise good points in this section regarding LIPA / National Grid and a response to Irene that left many residents raging at a category 5 level.

Workers were clearly doing their best out in the field to restore power to what was reportedly about half of all households on Long Island serviced by LIPA. Many workers even came from out of state, as Katie Piacentini reported on last week, to aid in the restoration effort. It is frustrating to hear Assemblyman Montesano say that some of these people were left idle due to a lack of organization back at the LIPA/National Grid offices. He is right to call for a better preparedness plan and better organization in general.


Letter: Thank You to Sea Cliff Beach

Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

With the close of the summer, a big hearty thank you needs to go the wonderful Sea Cliff beach folks who made the beach such a great joy.  Manager Anne Kopple, and assistant manager, Michelle Capobianco, along with the hardworking lifeguards, Alley Grande, Machlin Carballal, Tom Murphy, Kathleen and Mike Lennon, Mike Clausen and Mike Cuomo were there ensuring things always worked well.  In addition to fun and sun, the beach offered a Sea Cliff Library Bookmobile with books and games for adults and children.


Editorial: The Storm

Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
So… an earthquake and then a hurricane. How about we all go out and do one extra good deed this week before some tsunami or volcanic eruption takes us by surprise? Just to be on the safe side.

Letter: Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Saves a Life

Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

We had finished our business and were walking down the hallway at my bank. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, her father Donald and I then saw a strange sight. A co-worker of mine was seated at his desk, but his head was forward, resting on his computer. We watched mystified for some seconds. He did not move.


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