A Local Conundrum
The strip of Great Neck Road that runs between Middle Neck Road and Cuttermill Road (which many people confuse as Bayview Avenue, but which is technically an extension of Cuttermill Road) is a Nassau County road. Built in the 1920s, it has not been improved since and is considered by the State Department of Transportation to be in such bad repair that they awarded a grant of $540,000 to the Village of Great Neck Plaza, with the county's blessings, to study, design, bid out and reconstruct the roadway. The village would match the grant with $54,000, a 90/10 matching program. This half-mile stretch of road is considered unsafe because over time the paving has worn down in places to the embedded stone causing the street to be unduly slippery in rainy conditions. In addition, there are cracks in the pavement that have widened.
Town Approves Park District Repair Bond
The Town of North Hempstead has authorized a $3.8 million bond for the Great Neck Park District "for the increase and improvement of facilities." Unanimously approved by North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the town council members at the town's April 20 board meeting, the bond comes at a cost of about $25 a year for taxpayers, but will not increase taxes as the new payment will replace payment on a retiring bond.
Long Island Rough Riders Donate to Special Olympics
When the Long Island Rough Riders are not playing against other professional soccer players during the season, the sports organization is "enormously active" in the L.I. community supporting not-for-profit organizations. This year the professional soccer team has generously donated two autographed team pennants and an autographed Rough Riders t-shirt to the ninth annual Great Neck Games Special Olympics basketball challenge. "The Rough Riders are proud to support activities in the Special Olympics program," Jim Kilmeade, general manager of the soccer team said. And on Saturday, May 22 at North High, Joey Blonsky will announce three lucky Rough Riders raffle winners at the annual event.
Third Annual Kids Cancer Center Family Walk/Run
The "Cancer Center for Kids" at Winthrop University Hospital is thrilled to once again kick off its spring events calendar with its Third Annual 5K Family Fun Walk/Run. As in past years, the event will be held at Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park (Jon's Park) on Sunday, May 2.
Lots to Do in Great Neck!
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