Waiting for The Big One With a Disaster Plan in Place
"Are you prepared for a devastating hurricane?" asked Terry Winters, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), guest speaker at the Manhasset Rotary Club meeting on Oct. 3. Look at a photo of Long Island, he continued, because you live on an island that is 110 miles long and 20 miles wide that is densely populated with 1.4 million on the South Shore and 1.3 million on the North Shore. It is an over/under area, he added, meaning you have to go over a bridge or under a tunnel to escape off the island in a disaster.
Library Updates, Building Condition Survey and Defeated Propositions
Superintendent of schools Charlie Cardillo addressed the crowd at the board of education meeting Oct. 5 regarding the disturbing events in Pennsylvania last week where Amish children perished in their one-room schoolhouse. "Students are growing up in a society where things have changed dramatically," he said, and last week's tragedy caused the administration to review the schools' safety protocol. "All school communities are vulnerable and slight modifications were made this week that will be ongoing," Cardillo said, as in the use of cameras.
Manhasset Skaters Participate in Benefit for The Heritage Foundation of 9/11
Carina Goebelbecker, Gabriella Scaramucci and Jenna Ploitoski, all Manhasset residents, have been chosen to skate in a show with national and world champions at the Stars, Stripes and Skates ICEtravanganza on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 22, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.
Total Team Effort Extends Streak
On Friday Sept. 29, the MHS girls swim team faced an early season challenge, competing against rival Great Neck South. The last two meetings between the teams have been very exciting meets with both teams winning one. At the County championships MHS finished third the last two years with Great Neck South finishing immediately behind them at fourth.