Lightning Strikes and Keeps Manhasset/Lakefille FD Busy
A violent 15-minute lightning storm on Thursday, July 8, kept the volunteer firefighters of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department busy for several hours. According to Chief Brian Morris, the first call came in at 7:55 p.m. "There were outages all over," Chief Morris said, at three different stations." Fires caused by lightning occurred in Strathmore, on Terrace Circle and on Community Drive. At 8:10 p.m. the firefighters were called to a car fire on the LIE service road.
Holiday Weekend Fire in Strathmore Sparks Public Safety Issue
For a few families in South Strathmore, the long 4th of July weekend was disrupted by a brush fire that brought attention to a possible rift in the level of fire protection in the area. It was just after 5 a.m. when, following heavy rains and thundershowers overnight, a fallen tree brought down two 13,000 volt transmission lines in the backyard of a home on Bruce Lane, creating a loud explosion and setting fire to the wooded area behind the house. The property in the rear of Bruce Lane, an enclave off of Harrow Lane which contains only two homes, is a buffer zone between Strathmore Village and the Estates II condominiums in Roslyn.
On The Bay
Summer has really begun when we see junior sailors out on the bay and we start getting the results of junior regattas held up and down Long Island Sound. The summer just doesn't seem long enough to get in all the activities these young sailors attend, but somehow by the end of August, our juniors have "been there and done that." This past week is a good example of what will prove to be a summer full of great sailing opportunities. On Thursday, July 8th, Sea Cliff YC held the 2004 Western District Regatta.
Manhasset Sports Booster Club Donates Turf Field
Concerned about the wear and tear of the stadium field at Manhasset High School, members of the Manhasset Sports Booster Club approached the Board of Education several months ago to inquire about replacing the existing field with a state-of-the-art artificial turf field. While the Board expressed interest in replacing the field, in light of the economic challenges facing the district, they felt they could not move forward with a project that would cost the district over $800,000.
A Plea and a Prayer to Drivers
Letter to the Editor