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Letter: Experience Counts

A contested election in the village of Munsey Park is rare. There are not very many people who want to devote so much time and effort to a zero-paying job.  A job that entails many evening as well as daytime meetings per month.

The mayor and trustees oversee snow and garbage removal, road repair, park and tree maintenance, manage the budget, follow state regulations and reporting requirements, supervise the village employees and donate their time to direct an endless train of details in the everyday workings of a village.

Munsey Park has among the highest real estate values on the North Shore. It has received Tree City USA designation for over 15 years. The neighborhood school is one of the most desired in the area. The village remains a magnet for families looking for the best place to live. The village code is strict and the various committees see that it is adhered to, such as the Building Advisory Committee and the Board of Zoning Appeals. There are no McMansions in Munsey Park.

Newcomers and older residents who enjoy Munsey Park’s ambiance and amenities should consider how the work gets done and the importance of knowing how to do it well.  Only our current mayor and trustees running on the Village Party ticket have the experience to keep it the way it is.  

Vote for Mayor Nicolaides and Trustees Jaronczyk and Brennan on Tuesday, March 19 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall on Sargent Place.

George E. Miller

News

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.”


Sports

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.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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