The League of Woman Voters has been hosting the Supervisor’s State of the Town address for over 20 years; the format is familiar—introduction, speech and questions from the audience. The league, especially Rita and John Tanski, Jane Thomas and Amy Bass, was thanked for its efforts in coordinating the event.
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos has named Francis X. Moroney as his chief deputy comptroller, and John Mastromarino the deputy comptroller for accounting, payroll, claims, and health benefits.
Acting under the suspicion that a few hands in the New York State government pull all the strings, and under the frustration that those strings are tightening around the necks of local taxpayers, North Shore Board of Education trustees have been rallying area civic leaders, as well as other school districts and communities, in an effort to approach Albany as one broad united front with a message to those in charge: Schools will be in dire straights without serious changes at the state level.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the county plans on sending aid to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake. Mangano set up a phone number for people to call to ways in which to help the people of Haiti, many of which have ties to residents of Nassau County.
“It was a total surprise,” a smiling Manhasset senior Bernard Liu commented. The high school senior’s humble response was regarding the announcement that his science research project was selected a semifinalist in the INTEL Science Competition. Bernard was one of 61 Long Island high school students, and 300 students nationwide selected for the honor.
In an effort to reform a property tax assessment system he feels is broken, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano unveiled his plan to repair the assessment system to lessen the burden property tax refunds have on the county budget.
Sahn Ward & Baker has won a decision from the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Town of North Hempstead with far-reaching implications for homeowners. Until this decision was issued, cellars in homes located in the Town of North Hempstead were only being permitted for storage purposes. When plans for new construction or renovation were submitted for approval that included the use of the cellar space for anything else, i.e., a playroom, media room or home office, the request for approval of the plans was denied.
Taking the oath of office commencing his fourth term as North Hempstead Supervisor, Jon Kaiman declared it “a new beginning.” The New Year’s Day inauguration ceremony also included the swearing in of Town Clerk Leslie Gross and town board members Angelo Ferrara, Viviana Russell and Lee Seeman.
The ticket that County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.
Harold (Hal) Marchant, a resident of Manhasset since 1947, celebrated his 107th birthday at home on Dec. 4 with family and friends.
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