When the so-called “Government Re-Organization and Citizen Empowerment Act” was passed last year by the New York State Legislature, many of the legislators who voted for it admitted, in their speeches on the floors of both houses, that it had serious flaws and would need to be amended. Our readers will remember that this is the legislation that makes it easier to dissolve or consolidate villages and special districts.
Our legislators, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and Senator Craig Johnson, were among those legislators who voted against passage of the act and now have filed bills to amend the more egregious components of the act, (S7238/A10432).
When Gail got home from work Tuesday night, I told her that I had seen a story on the 5 p.m. news which claimed that married women, who had sex three times a week, lived longer and looked younger than those that didn’t. “With their husbands?” Gail asked.
The next day, I was in Modell’s buying swim goggles. I picked out the ones I wanted and brought them up to the young lady at the cash register. “Do you need anything else?” she asked.
This coming Tuesday, May 18, we all have the opportunity to once again show our support for our children and for our schools. Voting for the Great Neck Public Schools 2010-2011 budget is Tuesday, May 18, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the E.M. Baker Elementary School and at Great Neck South High School.
This year, in such dire economical times, with a lean school budget that had to be cut even further, the entire Great Neck community appears to have rallied behind our top-notch schools. Everyone wants to assure an excellent education for our children and a secure future for us all.
The Record has received many calls regarding the organization, Coalition for Breast Cancer Cures, from readers wondering if that was the same group highlighted in a February 5, 2010 article entitled Giving to Charity or Big Business? Chumming for Dollars.
It was not. We had researched and reported on another group calling itself, Coalition Against Breast Cancer, Inc. The article stated, “Although there may be more than one such organization on Long Island that trades on the breast cancer pitch and uses telemarketers, the group that has surfaced most often is the ‘Coalition Against Breast Cancer, Inc’. (CABC) which filed for not-for-profit status in 1995.”
Residents will have the opportunity to show their support of our excellent public school system and their confidence in our future by casting their votes for the 2010-2011 school year budget, and by re-electing our valued school board member Fran Langsner (current board vice president).
It started out as an uneventful Sunday morning. Gail asked me if I wanted to go with her to the supermarket to pick up the seven items that were on our running grocery list hanging on the refrigerator door. I said, “Sure,” and my life was never the same.
When I do the grocery shopping by myself, if there are seven items on the list, I come home with seven items. Okay, maybe eight or nine. Occasionally 10. When I go shopping with Gail, seven items becomes 14, if I’m lucky.
The fair is all day Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Middle Neck Road from Fairview Avenue to Hicks Lane. Choose from a huge array of talented, special vendors featuring a wealth of beautiful handmade items, from jewelry to leather to clothing boutiques to toys to one-of-a-kind home decorations, and so much more. Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, that special graduation gift, or the one amazing gift for just about any special occasion.
Enjoy shopping and browsing, stop by the food courts for delicious snacks and lunches, take time to catch the street entertainers, and be sure to bring the children for some fun at the petting zoo and a ride on the ponies.
See you at the fair!
- Wendy Karpel Kreitzman
It seemed like summer arrived over night in Great Neck. One day it was 45 degrees, the next it was 90. Local officials immediately sprang into action. The supervisor’s office of the Town of North Hempstead called an emergency meeting of all local mayors to discuss the local ramifications of global warming, while Park District officials contemplated opening Parkwood Pool on May 1.
The Mayors of Great Neck Plaza and the Village of Great Neck considered issuing an appearance ticket to whomever caused this unexpected warm spell for disturbing the “natural order of the seasons” as described in section 501, subparagraph 3b of the local ordinances governing environmental matters. As far as our sources could determine, none of the proper permits had been filed or fees paid.
Infrequently, a holiday forces us to rearrange our deadlines and production schedule, and in such a case we will be in the main office on another day of the week. Such changes are prominently published in prior issues of the newspaper, generally on page 1 or page 2. Be on the lookout for “early deadline” notices.
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