Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
Dr. George Acs, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and long-time resident of Manhasset, passed away on July 31, 2013, in Arlington, VA. Dr. Acs was an accomplished scientist who published seminal papers on topics such as the link between transfer RNA and amino acids and the replication of the Hepatitis B virus.
He resided in Manhasset, New York, for 43 years, from 1966 until 2009 when he relocated to Arlington, VA. Born to a Hungarian family on the border between Hungary and Czechoslovakia, Dr. Acs survived World War II and emigrated to the U.S. with his wife, Hedda, and young son, Andrew, in 1956 after the Hungarian Revolution. An avid tennis player, he was a fixture on the courts around Manhasset from Memorial Field to the old Village Bath Club. As he entered his 70s, he switched from tennis to golf because, “In golf, you wait for the ball to stop moving before you try to hit it.” His keen intellect, sharp wit, and good nature will be remembered. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Hedda, his son Gregory, daughter-in-law Anne, and grandchildren Sarah and Andrew, all of Arlington, Virginia.
Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
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.”
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.