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, 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.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
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.