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September 23, 2005

  • News: Coalition for a Safer Manhasset Plans for Safety Day on September 24

    Enthusiasm is swelling in town as community organizations request space at the Safety Day kick off event to evidence their continued support of the Coalition For A Safer Manhasset. Fire and police departments will also be present. FULL STORY

  • News: Altmann Supports Paper Ballot Optical Scanner Voting Machines

    Nassau County Legislator Lisanne Altmann (D-Great Neck), announced her support for Paper Ballot Optical Scanner (PBOS) voting machines to become part of Nassau County's movement to comply with the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Altmann was joined by New York State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine; the Long Island Progressive Coalition; the League of Women Voters; Democracy for Long Island; and Reachout America, FULL STORY

  • Sports: Marist Field Gets a Face Lift

    The playing field in front of St. Mary's High School is getting a new look. Marist Field, which is extensively used by the school as well as the Manhasset community for sports, is in the process of becoming a dramatically different landscape. The home of the Gaels' sports teams and host of Manhasset PAL baseball during the spring will be renovated and replaced with artificial playing turf, or FieldTurf, a dramatically different synthetic turf. The most striking difference is that the fiber surface is soft like new blades of grass. Players can slide, tackle and tumble on FieldTurf's specially treated polyethylene fibers without fear of abrasions. Field Turf's inventors were sportsmen who developed a synthetic system that offered the beneficial bio-mechanical properties of natural grass with the durable synthetic system of all-weather playability, low maintenance, and unlimited playing time. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On the Bay

    The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's Lois McClure and the tugboat C.L. Churchill will arrive at the Town Dock today and will remain there until Sunday, Sept. 25. She will be open to the public today and Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Lois McClure is a replica of an 1862 schooner and was launched on July 3, 2004. This replica canal schooner was constructed by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in the Burlington, Vermont on Lake Champlain. The four-year project was a collaboration between boat builders, nautical archaeologists and community volunteers. The hull is built from more than 20,000 feet of white oak. White pine was used for the decks, while masts, booms and gaffs were hewn from white spruce. The replica, like the historic originals on which she is based, is 88 feet long, with a beam of 14.5 feet. Significant features that were re-created include the mast tabernacle (the box on deck into which the mast is secured), the moveable centerboard in its 18-foot-long centerboard trunk, and the hourglass-shaped stern. Lois McClure was launched in 2004, and has since proven to be a fine sailing vessel. Although the schooner is a box-shaped utilitarian cargo carrier, and lacks the fine lines associated with most sailing vessels, she handles surprisingly well. She tacks with certainty even on a light air, and with 11 tons of marble cargo on board, she is both responsive and stable. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Transportation Outsourcing Has Failed Miserably
  • Opinion: Remembering Bob McGuire - My Hero

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