How fortunate we are to have this incomparable facility, for one and all to enjoy. And how really lucky we are as a community to have a park district that puts so much time and effort and talent into putting together such magical weekends.
Throughout the meeting, members of the public kept pleading for the board members and consultants to use the microphones. There was no order or decorum to the meeting. This lack of structure added to the chaos as residents were not reassured that at least their questions would be heard.
I know that some villages will take down these signs, but what code enforcement officer is on duty on a Saturday or Sunday? I am also aware that a village might call the owner of such signs and ask them to stop. But it sure doesn’t seem that anyone is listening!
Rush, rush special elections at off-season times make average voters suspicious. After the mortgage and credit debacles that have imploded the structure of our economy, we have learned that details of deals do matter and it reminds everyone of the old saw about the real meaning of the word “ass-u-me.”
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's attempt to sneak through a massive tax hike was overwhelmingly rejected by voters on August 1st.
Mangano and the republicans in the legislature should never have tried to sell the people of Nassau on the bad idea of raising their property taxes to build Charles Wang a new Coliseum.
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) issued the following statement on voting no on the debt ceiling agreement:
“First, with all the conflict and frustration surrounding this vote, I’m reverting to basic principles. One of which is, ‘don’t negotiate with thugs.’ It’s been long obvious that we have no partner with whom to negotiate; only a party that started as our comrades in government, then our colleagues, who evolved into our opponents, declared themselves our enemies and now demand that we be their enablers. I refuse to play.
I don’t know how often it can be said that your boss has become your close friend. But I know that I am lucky because I happened to have the best boss I could have asked for. Nearly 17 years ago, when I began working for the Village of Saddle Rock, I was introduced to Mayor Leonard Samansky. With the passing soon after of then-Village Clerk Gladys Landau, the mayor asked me to try to fill her shoes. When I informed him that I wasn’t really sure about the inner workings of a village, he responded with his nonchalance and matter-of-fact attitude, “We’ll learn to become clerk together.”
With a weak economy and a summer that is going much too fast, if you haven’t thought vacation yet, maybe now is the time. No time left to plan? Don’t want to spend a fortune? Well, again this year many people are again choosing a “staycation,” a vacation close to home. And for those of us who are fortunate to live in Great Neck, we actually can enjoy a vacation right at home. The Great Neck peninsula offers a wealth of summertime outdoor activities for young and old alike.
It was just the kind of problem that Leonard relished. It took analyzing the situation, envisioning a solution and banging a few heads together, if that’s what it took, to resolve things. While at first, I was a little tentative about calling him up with various wrinkles that emerged while trying to make the situation safe, he made it clear that no problem was too small or too difficult for him to tackle. “Call me anytime,” he said. By this time, his son, Adam, had already moved up to middle school, but his protective attitude toward all the children of Saddle Rock School was always in full force.
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