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Enforcement To Ease Traffic Flow At LIRR Station

The Manhasset Park District is stepping up enforcement in its Long Island Rail Road parking lot.

It can take 10-15 minutes for Manhasset commuters to leave the parking lot in their vehicles because people picking up passengers clog the lot by waiting in their vehicles in a no standing or idling zone, said Manhasset Park District Commissioner David Paterson at the July 22 meeting.

To urge people to move along, the parking lot features new signs, as well as a Park District code enforcement officer two to three nights per week. Standing or idling in the parking lot is a $70 fine.

“It does not matter how big the signs are or what they say, the only thing people pay attention to is a man with a badge,” Paterson said.

“You almost need someone there every night of the week,” said Park District Chairman Mark Sauvigne. “When you don’t have someone there every night, someone realizes it and it starts all over again.”

Additional enforcement could be provided by the Town of North Hempstead, whose representatives met with Park District representatives, after the July 22nd Park District meeting.

Town officials have not yet made a decision regarding additional enforcement, according to Sauvigne.

“We feel confident we will be able to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, as there is presently one in place with the Great Neck Park District,” he said.

There is no specific time limit for vehicles picking up passengers, but the lane nearest the train is intended only for passenger pick-up or drop-off.

People who are waiting for passengers should find a spot or keep driving, Sauvigne said.

Commuter parking permits are available to residents who live within the Manhasset Park District.

Each residence may apply for up to two parking permits, which are $35 each.


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.”


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.


Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

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