Bruce Bent Seeks County Executive Post
While speculation runs wild as to who will be the Republican candidate for Nassau County Executive in November, Plandome resident and financial genius Bruce Bent has announced that he is interested in the job. Bent's announcement last week was unusual in several ways. For one thing, he was not nominated by either political party. For another, he offered to do the job for a dollar a year, to run for only one term and to expect no post-county executive prizes, such as "a judgeship or an ambassadorship," he said. Certainly he does not need the money. He is the founder and chief executive officer of The Reserve Funds, a Manhattan based mutual fund company with more than $9.5 billion in assets. Mr. Bent created the first money market fund in 1970, a revolutionary accomplishment recognized throughout the financial services industry as a major catalyst for the overall acceptance and growth of mutual funds. Total assets in the nation's money market funds now exceed $1.9 trillion.
CLC Revisits Traffic Issues
The Community Liaison Committee (CLC) of Manhasset revisited the traffic issue at its Feb. 16 meeting. The issue had been discussed at the group's December meeting, which was attended by Town of North Hempstead Supervisor May Newburger, 6th Precinct Commander George Morrish and Councilman Angelo Ferrara. The guests at the February meeting were Councilman Angelo Ferrara, Chamber of Commerce Co-President Richard Dundore, David Soehl, representing county legislator Craig Johnson, Ray Robera, assistant director of the Nassau County Department of Public Works, and Andrew Hyman, North Hempstead Commissioner of Public Safety.
On The Bay
On a sunny, but very cold Sunday afternoon, six teams of frostbiters braved the elements to complete five races. Winds were from the north at about 10-12 knots, with higher puffs, changing in mid-afternoon to a southerly. One boat capsized during one of the puffs, but the two-person team was able to re-rig their boat and be back on the water in short order. Unfortunately, they just missed the start of the last race for the day. Winners for the day were: I. Pedro Lorson/Mimi Berry (#536), 2. Ted Toombs/David Cornachio (#514) and 3. Matt Kelly/Sue Kinsey (#769).
Desperate Library Situation