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New Water Main Installation in Village of Plandome Manor

Traffic flow interrupted; possible brackish water

The Manhasset-Lakeville Water District will be installing a new water main in North Plandome Road along Leeds Pond in the Village of Plandome Manor. The new main will help eliminate fire flow deficiencies and ensure a safe reliable water supply for the area. The trenching work is expected to begin on April 2. The main installation is expected to take three to four weeks. Manhasset-Lakeville Water District Superintendent Paul J. Schrader asked that residents keep in mind the following:

• “Traffic on North Plandome Road between Elm Sea Lane and Stonytown Road will be limited to one lane between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for the duration of the project. If at all possible, North Plandome Road should be avoided during the project. Flagmen will be utilized to coordinate the flow of traffic.

• “A new main will be installed under the Leeds Pond Culvert. The district is able to use a relatively new technique, directional drilling, for this aspect of the project. This technique reduces the impact of the work on the existing structures and minimizes traffic interruptions. The necessary equipment must remain on or near the roadway until the drilling is complete. We expect the drilling portion of the work to last one week.

• “The project will require service interruptions; every effort will be made to provide consumers with 24-hour advance notice prior to their water being turned off.

• “During the course of the work, residents may experience slightly discolored water. The discoloration is not harmful and can usually be eliminated by flushing the cold water taps for several minutes. If you experience a persistent problem with discoloration please contact the district for assistance at 466-4416.”

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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