September 14, 2007

  • News: Catching Up With Craig Johnson

    "I love it," says New York State Senator Craig Johnson, when asked about his first seven months representing the state's 7th Senate District. His large district, which includes Great Neck, is an all-encompassing job, and the senator was a wealth of knowledge as he met with the Anton Newspapers editors last week. He touched on issues affecting all parts of the district, and offered up-to-the minute responses to very local questions, such as the sewer diversion problem, which has plagued Great Neck for several years. He delved into the diversion issue and the now companion issue of special districts and consolidation, a topic currently making headline news all over Nassau County. FULL STORY

  • News: Suozzi Does Not Want Great Neck Parks!

    Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi told the Great Neck Record that he "absolutely" does not want to take over the parks in the Great Neck Park District. Mr. Suozzi said that towns and villages are better equipped to provide such services in a more cost effective manner. He noted that the county is working to divest itself of parks (i.e. giving them to towns), not taking on more. Speaking at a Democratic Party rally at Ielpi Park in Great Neck last Sunday afternoon, the county executive told the large crowd: " This is a beautiful park; I love it. But I don't want it. I want to make it very clear, Nassau County does not want Great Neck's parks." However, Mr. Suozzi did add, "But I do want your sewers." He said that he does want consolidation of sewer districts and diversion to the county's South Shore facility, which, he told the Record, would save residents a lot of money, tax-wise. FULL STORY

  • Sports: USMMA Volleyball Starts Perfect With Two Victories at Tri-Match

    Three Mariners put up career numbers to help the United States Merchant Marine Academy volleyball team begin its 2007 season a perfect 2-0 with victories over Old Westbury and John Jay in a tri-match recently. USMMA's 11-person roster which includes seven freshmen and two sophomores defeated host Old Westbury by a 3-0 (30-24, 30-25, 30-21) score in the opening match and followed up with a 3-1 win (30-17, 31-33, 30-19, 30-17) over John Jay. Sophomores Jesselyn LaValley and Patricia Greene as well as junior Cheryl Arnott all set and matched career marks in the winning efforts while the large freshman class made an immediate impact as well. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Walk for Juvenile Diabetes

    The Long Island Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (LIJDRF) will be working up a sweat on Sept. 16, at Belmont Lake State Park of Babylon and Sept. 30, at SUNY Old Westbury at their annual walk, whose theme this year is "The Cure - Our Final Frontier." At last year's walk, the LIJDRF raised $1.5 million. Registration on both days begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. at the balloon arch. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: For the Jewish High Holidays
  • Opinion: Town Traffic Safety Reminder: Schools Are Open

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