Great Neck Road Project Moving Ahead
With the support of the Town of North Hempstead, the Village of Great Neck Plaza will now be able to go ahead with its proposed reconstruction and traffic-calming project for Great Neck Road, a portion of which extends beyond the village. The project, funded by a federal grant administered by the state, has met with much opposition over the last two years, mainly from neighboring villages, but following the hearing at Town Hall last Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the town board voted approval.
Park District 2007 Budget in Motion
The Great Neck Park District is in the middle of developing the budget for 2007 and on Sept. 12 held a work session on the portion of the budget that contains discretionary spending. Staff members suggested items for potential inclusion in the budget in what is referred to as the request for special items. At this point in the process, the projected increase in the total budget from last year is 2/10 of 1 percent, which works out to about a $1 raise per household.
Great Neck Road Runners Fifth Season's Opening Game
On Sept. 10, the Great Neck Road Runners opened the 2006-2007 soccer season, the team's fifth, with a spectacular display of showmanship and effort. Sixteen of Great Neck's middle school students scored a 2-to-1 win against Cold Spring Harbor. The crowd roared with excitement during the second half of the game when the Road Runners, who were down 1-to-0 at half-time, really brought their A-game and rallied back.
NYS Highlights Recreational Boating Safety
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Bernadette Castro joined with Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli, Senator John Flanagan and representatives from the US Coast Guard, National Safe Boating Council, NYS Power Squadron, and Nassau County Police and Marine Unit to highlight safe boating efforts in New York. The event was held at the US Coast Guard Station at Jones Beach State Park. "I commend the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Nassau County for their outstanding efforts regarding boating safety," said DiNapoli, who sponsored the new Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) law with Senator Flanagan, which raises the penalties for BWI up to the level of penalties faced by those convicted of drunk driving. "Their combined work and our legislative initiatives ensure safer boating on New York's waterways." Pictured (l. to r.): Senator John Flanagan, executive director of National Safe Boating Council Virgil Chambers; Assemblyman David McDonough; Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli; Long Island Commander, US Coast Guard Peter Boynton and Nassau County Police Commissioner James Lawrence.
The Jewish High Holidays