Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
(Editors note: This letter was sent to Honorable Edward Mangano, county executive, Nassau County and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)
The Town of North Hempstead is ready to proceed with a repavement of Plandome Road from Northern Blvd. (Rte 25A) to the town’s border at Webster Ave. This town project is part of the Phase 1 of the Plandome Rd Vision Project, funded through a NYS Safe Routes to Schools grant covering the Plandome Rd roadway between Memorial Place and Park Ave. The NYS-DOT approval process has taken far longer than anticipated over several years and is currently scheduled to break ground in summer 2012. Because the entire length of Plandome Road has continued to become deteriorated, the town supervisor has agreed to concurrently fund the town’s repavement of the remaining Town of North Hempstead sections of Plandome Rd. not covered by the Safe Routes to Schools grant project. However, this will leave one small section of Plandome Rd., through the Incorporated Village of Plandome Heights, unpaved. TNH Supervisor Jon Kaiman has publicly agreed that if the county will authorize the appropriate intermunicipal agreement to fund this Nassau County owned section of Plandome Rd., then the entire length of Plandome Rd. can be repaved by the same work crew at the same time, thereby achieving the most cost effective roadwork concurrently, and provide a continuous concurrent repavement. Failure to take action now will leave this 0.3 mile of Plandome Roadway through the Village of Plandome Heights in its current poor condition.
The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations stands in full support of the Village of Plandome Heights’ recent request that Nassau County authorize the needed intermunicipal agreement to fund the Town of North Hempstead’s repaving of this remaining 0.3 mile stretch of Nassau County- owned Plandome Rd.
We hope that you will concur with the distinct efficiency of performing work concurrently and take the actions needed to fund its concurrent re-pavement. Time is of the essence to take action to realize this concurrent efficiency and we hope for your timely favorable reply.
Richard Bentley, President
Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00
Submitted by Manhasset Post 304 American Legion
Matthew Falcone, commander of the Manhasset Post 304 American Legion, and James Brooks, parade chairman, have announced the parade order and schedule for the 2013 Manhasset Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Services. All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join the Legion in this remembrance of the great sacrifices of our American heroes. The theme of the parade this year, “Honoring Those Who Serve in Special Operations,” is a reminder that, while Memorial Day honors all deceased veterans, the intention is to remember service personnel engaged around the world in an effort to preserve American freedom and way of life from global terrorism.
A memorial service in honor of Manhasset’s war dead will be held at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Pastor Steven D. Pierce will officiate. All are urged to attend and to join with the Legion in the remembrance of the great sacrifice of our military.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Manhasset resident Arda Nazerian Haratunian is lending her expertise and support to ERASE Racism, a civil rights non-profit that advocates for racial equity on Long Island. As a member of its planning committee for the third year in a row, she is helping to organize ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit Celebration, which will take place on June 5 at the Garden City Hotel.
A strategic communications consultant, Arda has more than 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors. She most recently served as senior policy advisor and communications director to former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and previously worked for New York Governor Mario Cuomo. During the decade between her two careers in public service, Arda was on Wall Street, serving as managing director of global corporate communications for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank and before that, head of media and public relations at the American Stock Exchange.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
One of Manhasset’s 12U intramural baseball teams defeated Great Neck in the first game played at the renovated Valley Park field on Saturday April 27. Manhasset’s offense scored 10 runs, including a home run from Devin Callery, while pitchers Logan Hyde, Jeff Torborg, James Marchetti and Grant Petracca combined to limit Great Neck to one hit with 11 strikeouts in six innings. Edward Jarvis, Robert DeCastro, Massimo Abruzzo, Colby Schmidt, Gabriel Cohen, Spencer Kaye and Justin Louie each contributed quality defensive plays. Manhasset raised its record to 4-0 and stands in first place in the inter-town intramural league, which includes 8 teams from Merillon, Albertson-Herricks, Great Neck and Manhasset.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:34
The Manhasset Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Team finished their season Wednesday night, April 17, beating Bellmore/Merrick 4-3 in the championship game at the Bethpage Community Park Ice Rink. Wednesday’s finale marked the end of an impressive campaign by the Indians which included a 19-1 regular season record and a trip to the New York State Championship in Ithaca.
Manhasset got off to a strong start scoring four times in the first period on goals by Michael Walsh, Michael Brzozowski, Mario De Bueriis, and Matthew Cecchini whose tally would prove to be the game winner. Nolan Behringer, Ryan Kiess, and goaltender Alex Feinstein led the defense in shutting down a powerful Bellmore/Merrick squad, securing Manhasset’s first ever Junior Varsity Championship.