Town Board Gives Green Light to King Kullen
Three years after it first proposed to build a supermarket in the center at the corner of Northern Boulevard and Shelter Rock Road, King Kullen's site plan for the location was approved unanimously by the North Hempstead Town Board on Dec. 11. It has been a rocky road for the developers of the property, Manhasset Ventures, a subsidiary of Kimco Realty Corp. of New Hyde Park. The company first asked North Hempstead for variances to build the store at the southern end of the property, an area that was then zoned for parking. They were informed that what they needed was a change of zone, rather than variances, and then appealed to the town for that change. The town granted that on April 18, 2000. The vote at the time was 3 - 2, with Supervisor May Newburger and the two Republican councilmen, Angelo Ferrara and Jim O'Connor voted in favor of the change of zone and the town Democrats, Doreen Banks and Tony D'Urso voting against it. On Dec. 11, 2001, the vote was unanimous. Councilwoman Banks was absent but Supervisor Newburger and Councilmen D'Urso, Ferrara and O'Connor voting in favor. The vote came after a three-hour hearing in which attorney Bruce Migatz carried the ball for King Kullen and attorney Joseph Vogel represented those opposed to the change, chiefly residents of Terrace Manor. Those residents still have an outstanding lawsuit against King Kullen and Kimco but the New York State Supreme Court has rejected requests for further environmental study of the area. This decision will be appealed.
Manhasset Teachers Meet National Standards
A trio of Manhasset teachers are now part of an elite group of national educators. Marianne O'Donnell, Munsey Park special education teacher, Marcia Untracht, high school English teacher, and Linda Hughs, middle school English teacher, have all passed the rigorous requirements of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
Manhasset Public School Sports Schedule
On The Bay
Last Sunday, Dec. 16, was a terrific day to be sailing. While the day couldn't qualify as a true frostbiting day, as the winds were not howling, and there was no rain, sleet or snow, the weather still had a chill in the air and the skippers and their crews came back to land ready to be warmed by a fire in the grill room fireplace and hot chocolate. Winds were between 6-8 knots, shifting throughout the day.
Why I Gave
Fate of Whitney Estate