Run-off Stand-off in Old Village
The showdown between Village of Great Neck's Mayor Richard Deem and the board of trustees played out in a surreal atmosphere as they calmly addressed routine agenda items before moving on to the new business of the trustees' intent to take legal action to resolve the dispute between the mayor and the trustees regarding his use of village resources in a private controversy outside the boundaries of the village.
Great Neck Plaza Reprograms Meters
In an effort to provide more shopper-friendly parking meters, the Village of Great Neck Plaza recently launched a program that reprogrammed all of its parking meters to provide a five-minute grace period at the end of the paid period on the meter. Trustee Gerry Schneiderman, working closely with Director of Code Enforcement Joe Diaz, DPW Meter Coordinator Patrick McGrath and the mayor's office, was instrumental in getting Duncan Technologies, the village's meter supplier, to provide new software for its meters to accomplish this victory for parkers and local businesses.
Triathlon: Team One Family
Meredith Sobel, a former graduate of the Great Neck Schools (Class of 1994) has entered the Jarden Westchester triathlon competition consisting of a 1.5K swim, a 10K run, and a 40K bike ride to raise money for victims of terrorism in Israel. The race will be held on Sept. 17 in Rye, New York.
Juvenile Diabetes 'Walk for the Cure'
The Long Island Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will hold its annual "Walk For the Cure" on Sunday, Oct. 1 in Nassau County at SUNY Old Westbury and in Suffolk County at Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon. Having raised $1.2 million for diabetes research at last year's walk, the LI Chapter continues to set high goals as it will strive to raise $1.5 million at this year's event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m.
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