Town Debates Pros and Cons of Council Districts
The issue of whether to create council districts in the Town of North Hempstead has been around for a long time. It is possible that it may go to the voters in November, depending upon a report of a commission currently studying the issue. At present the four members of the North Hempstead Town Board are elected by the entire voting population of the town--a sort of popularity contest in which the two candidates who receive the most votes town-wide are elected, no matter what area of the town they come from. Were the town to change to councilmanic districts, each councilman would represent a geographic area, such as the Port Washington peninsula, the Great Neck peninsula, New Hyde Park and the Willistons and Westbury-Roslyn.
All Residents Invited to Join American Legion Post 304 Memorial Day Parade
Edward J. Gaus, commander of the Manhasset Post 304, American Legion and James R. Russell, parade chairman, have announced the parade order and schedule for the traditional Manhasset Memorial Day Parade, and for the attendant memorial services. All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join the legion in this remembrance of the great sacrifice of American heroes. The theme of the parade this year, "Enduring Freedom - Year of the Soldier" is a reminder of the attack on our freedom on Sept. 11 and the events that followed sending our military halfway around the world to engage those who would seek to annihilate us. The sacrifice of those civilians/firefighters/police to the attack of that day and its aftermath and the quick and resolute response of the military (civilian warriors) to such an incomprehensible action rest heavily on all our minds.
Manhasset Public School Sports Schedule
Girls Varsity Lacrosse Storms in to Playoffs
This past week, the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team began their quest in the playoffs by soundly defeating Mineola. Manhasset's potent offensive unit put 20 goals on the board, 9 of which were assisted. Leading the charge were juniors Kate Breslin (5g, 1a) and Meredith Hotarek (3g, 2a), and sophomore Lauren Taylor (4g, 1a). Julliette White (2g, 2a), Arianna Parasco (2g), and Kendra Bernard (1g, 1a), all sophomores, helped balance out the scoring, with freshman Aly English (2g). Senior Jessica Shriftman scored her first goal of the season. After a difficult few games late in the season, Manhasset seems to have regrouped, with passing and ball movement notably improved. Defensively, Katie Killeen, Mary Kate Denihan, Lyndsey Buhr, Amy Torpe, and Tori Maino all worked to shut down Mineola's attack. Goalie Ashley Devins recorded 7 saves and shut Mineola out for the first half. In the second half, Stella Kim notched 6 saves. The team continues their playoff run against Floral Park at home on Wednesday, May 22.
A Pleasant Experience