Legion Holds Veterans Day Memorial Service
At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, at Mary Jane Davies Green, Manhasset veterans, their families and guests stood quietly as the Veterans' Day Memorial Service began. Commander Edward J. Gaus of the Manhasset Post 304, American Legion, struck the bell 11 times in memory of the moment 84 years ago when the guns were silenced and World War I ended. Chaplain William A. Baxter recited the "Eleventh Hour Ritual" followed by Taps, sounded by trumpeters Alexander Binberg and Andrew Syracuse of the Manhasset High School band. At the conclusion of Taps, the Post Commander placed a memorial wreath at the Gold Star Monument in remembrance of all veterans who made the supreme sacrifice.
Supervisor Newburger Looks to the Future
With the election behind her and approval of a tax increase by the town board, North Hempstead Town Supervisor May Newburger took time last week to talk about her plans for the town's future. The tax increase will have little effect on the majority of the town's residents who live in incorporated villages. It is estimated that a home assessed at $7,200, the average, will see an increase of $5.76. Residents in unincorporated areas will see a tax hike of $33.76 a year for a similarly assessed house. Supervisor Newburger said that the increase is necessary due to the diminution of state funds and as a hedge against a predicted economic downturn. It also reflects the town's loss of a judgment in the Sumitomo case, a failed garbage contract. At the Nov. 13 town board meeting, the budget passed with the vote 3-2 on party lines. Supervisor Newburger and her Democratic colleagues, Doreen Banks and Tony D'Urso, voted aye and Assemblymen Angelo Ferrara and James O'Connor voted nay.
JV Football Has Undefeated Season
The Manhasset High School Junior Varsity football team, under the leadership of Coach Alan Lowe and Coach Tom Campolettano, celebrated an undefeated season with a record of eight wins and no losses. The team gave up just six points and scored a remarkable 283.
On The Bay
Last Sunday, Nov. 18, was a spectacular day for frostbiting. The sun was high in the sky with few clouds, the trees outlining the Port Washington shore still provided a lovely mix of fall colors, and the bay, with most of the boats hauled for the winter, took on her winter personality.
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