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About Those Pipes On East Shore Road

The impasse on East Shore Road between the Water Authority of Great Neck North and the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District regarding the distance needed between a major water main and the new pipe being installed by the sewer district is not settled yet. 

 

However, on Monday, April 22, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman called the two utilities together to mediate a solution to the situation. Although Kaiman felt it was too early to give details about a potential solution, he stated that “we are working toward a resolution that will protect the interests of all parties.” He conveyed a positive tone about the quality of the meeting and the cooperation of the participants, Chairman of WAGGN Michael Kalnick, Chairman of WPCD Jerry Landsberg, Superintendent of WPCD Christopher Murphy and Superintendent of WAGGN Gregory Graziano.

 

The Authority had asserted that the six-inch buffer zone between the two pipes was essential to prevent any cross-contamination between the drinking water supply and the waste line if there were ever a failure in the water main. The district while admitting that the original plan called for the six-inch buffer, stated that it was highly unlikely that there would ever be a catastrophic situation with the water main causing the problems envisioned by the Authority. Currently, the distance between the two pipes where they intersect is 3 inches.

 

Certainly, there is a consensus that some creative engineering now, while the pipe is still under construction, would be cheaper and faster to rectify than if a problem occurred in the future.


News

The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.

To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.

At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.

The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also.  Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.


Sports

The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.

Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”

Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it  paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”

Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.


Calendar

Park District Swim

Saturday, Dec. 7

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9

Peter Max Exhibit Presentation

Tuesday, December 10



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