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Letter: Thank You (Some) Elected Officials

We often complain when we do not approve of actions by our elected officials but forget to say thanks when they do act on our behalf.

The following elected officials, given in alphabetical order, have been supportive of our efforts to get environmental studies for the combined Airspace Redesign and Nextgen programs performed.

Representative Gary L. Ackerman, NY-05; Mayor Edward Adler, Incorporated Village of Sands Point; Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth, LD-10; Mayor Jean Celender, Village of Great Neck Plaza; Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio, Town of North Hempstead; Mayor Barbara Donno, Plandome Manor; Councilman Thomas K. Dwyer, Town of North Hempstead; Representative Eliot L. Engel, NY-17; Councilman Angelo P. Ferrara, Town of North Hempstead; Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Town of North Hempstead; Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Town of North Hempstead; Mayor Michael Koblenz, East Hills; Mayor Ralph Kreitzman, Village of Great Neck; Mayor Susan Lopatkin, Incorporated Village of Kensington; Senator Jack Martins, 7th SD; Mayor Diana Merenda, Incorporated Village of Plandome Heights; Trustee Clara Pomerantz, East Hills; Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, 16th AD; Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Town of North Hempstead; Mayor Bob Weitzner, Village of Port Washington North; Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink, Jr., LD-11.

I hope readers will remember the names that are listed, and those that are not listed, at election time.

Len Schaier, president
Quiet Skies Over North Hempstead


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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