Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00
Wonders never cease in Sea Cliff. And that is but one of the great reasons to live here. The latest feel-good story about our one-square-mile village is about as short and sweet as most of those before. But, of course, just as fulfilling.
This one took place when Sea Cliff’s Library Board held it’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 13. As promised, chairman Frank Murray added a last minute item to the agenda in order to address the concern of a 40-year resident who took a tried and true Sea Cliff shortcut to reach him: a note left on the desk of his wife, Barbara Murray, the deputy court clerk in the village hall, who made a hand delivery.
Why doesn’t the library, which is closed on Sundays, have the Sunday New York Times available on Monday?
Too costly? Not in the budget? Inconvenient? Mail slot too small? Library board members and staffers alike looked around the room slightly perplexed for the moment...until...children’s librarian Ann DiPietro raised her hand. She announced to her friends and colleagues that she and her husband, Dan, had a home subscription to the Sunday Times. Unlike almost every other household in America, they promised to complete reading their newspaper on Sunday and bring it to the library by the time it opens on Monday.
Problem solved. Next item! Only in Sea Cliff. — Joe Krupinski