Written by Elizabeth Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:04Munsey Park and Flower Hill residents awoke to the sound of trees being cut this past weekend, never thinking that this sound was destined to raise a behemoth tower in their backyard.
Local residents were horrified to see this looming tower spring up over the Columbus Day weekend and immediately contacted the Manhasset Press.
“We, the residents, didn’t know about this,” said Mark Shackell, who lives on Eakins Road. “We’re quite disturbed.”
The radio tower, which looms aver 180 feet in the air, stands next to the Munsey Park Water Tower, which is situated between the incorporated villages of Munsey Park and Flower Hill. The tower is being constructed by H2M. It is a result of the Manhasset Lakeville Water and Fire District installing a signal tower to support dispatching of emergency first responders to the Manhasset Lakeville Fire District. The fire district covers several communities, including Manhasset, Great Neck, and New Hyde Park. No notification was given regarding the construction of the tower by the water district or the Village of Munsey Park.
“This is going to devalue our homes and it’s going to be a political monster, ” cried a furious resident who lives in sight of the new tower but declined to give her name. “All the taxes we pay and what are we getting from these officials?”
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the day after the tower was erected, a dozen angry residents showed up at the Manhasset Lakeville Water District’s board meeting to question the lack of notification. Water Board officials responded that they notified officials of the surrounding villages in April. Look for more details on this breaking story in the next Manhasset Press.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
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.”
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.