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Letter: Airline Noise Over Manhasset, NY 11030

(Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to President Barak Obama, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillebrand, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, NYS Senator Jack Martins, and Congressman Gary Ackerman and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)

I just returned to Manhasset from a trip to the Carribean. You can be in the Carribean and not experience the noise and air pollution that the FAA has imposed on the residents of Manhasset. Today, airplanes were flying over my house almost continuously. While I did not stand outside all day, I can tell you that airplanes were passing every 30 seconds at around 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

I have written to all of you before and have yet to receive a response to my request for you to address this issue. The FAA has responded that this is their new policy of increasing flights over Manhasset. I quote from the FAA: “Yes, clearly you are impacted by arrivals to Runway 22 at JFK. You must live in the SE corner of Manhasset. Nothing new about this flight path other than it is being used more than it used to be.”

Once again, I request you as our elected leaders to respond to my request and take actions to curb the noise and air pollution over Manhasset.

Leonard Proscia


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

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