Over the past several months, there has been much speculation and criticism about the future of Nassau’s eight police precinct buildings. Though critics of this plan have expressed skepticism on realigning the current eight precincts into four, it is important to remember that all eight buildings will remain open and accessible to the public. The realignment of the precincts only affects the boundary lines of administrative paperwork and criminal processing, not the locations in which officers are located on the streets as some critics have stated.
The New York State Senate passed a series of bills, with the support of Senator Jack M. Martins, increasing penalties for people convicted of sex crimes against children.
The Senate passed legislation (S.1541A) that would increase criminal penalties for sexual contact between a child and a person in a position of trust, which includes any adult responsible for supervision of children when they are not with their parents. Currently, there are no additional penalties for sexual contact with a minor by persons in a position of trust.
On March 20, the Village of Williston Park will hold an election to fill two trustee seats.
It is the expectation that village trustees will work cohesively as a board to maintain the quality of life in our great village with fiscal responsibility and a passion for the job.
Thankfully, our residents have a choice during this year’s Williston Park village election on Tuesday, March 20 for the two open trustee positions. Three candidates interested and willing to work for our village have come forward for these seats and whichever two have the greatest number of votes will be on the board.
Each one has contributed to our quality of life and would like to continue on that track. Each one is neighborly and has worked with our youth in varying capacities. I commend each one for coming forward and I look forward to working with the two who succeed as elected trustees.
We have read with interest the information that has come forth through through local papers regarding the three individuals running for Trustee of the Village of Williston Park.
We have been fortunate to meet Billy Carr, one of these three individuals. He impresses as a bright, concerned young man who is willing to take the next step in community involvement with his decision to seek elected office.
My longtime neighbor Diane Thorp is running for this office. She has been my neighbor for 30 years. She is an active and caring member of our community. She has been active in civic affairs like the swim team. She has raised Guide dogs for the blind.
Billy and Cathy Carr, and their four children, have been my neighbors now for 10 years, ever since they purchased their home in 2002.
Jimmy and I have known Billy Carr for 15 years. We are happy to call him our friend and neighbor. We are excited that Billy is running for a position as village trustee of the Village of Williston Park.
We know that Billy is involved with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, the village recreation committee and the CYO program at St. Aidan Church. He is well liked by many and a good leader.
Recently, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation indicated the rules for the over-water helicopter route for the North Shore of Long Island will be put in place in the next few months. A minimum helicopter flight altitude requirement of 2500 feet offshore will be instituted. This does not address the low-flying, disruptive, noisy and home rattling helicopters flying the LIRR Main Line Corridor route from Bellerose to Westbury. There are special considerations that need to be taken into account pertaining to this helicopter route because it intersects with Kennedy Airport jet aircraft runway routes 22 Left (22L) and 22 Right (22R). The main line helicopter route intersects both the Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) and Visual Flight Rule (VFR) landing glide paths to both runways.
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