The Manhasset-Lakeville Water District has started the first phase of rehabilitation on the interior and exterior of the district’s elevated water storage tank in the Village of Thomaston. The project will include repairs to the steel superstructure, sandblasting, and the application of new coatings on the tank. The restoration work began this month, and is expected to last through the early part of next year.
In June 2004, the Manhasset boys varsity lacrosse team walked off the field at Hofstra having won a New York State championship by defeating an opponent which had snatched another state crown from its grasp just three years earlier. It was a great moment for the Indians and their supporters, but many wondered whether it could happen again. Now—just five seasons later—history has repeated itself in upstate Rochester as Manhasset outlasted previously undefeated LaFayette 16-11 to capture the school’s third state title and, in the process, avenge another finals loss to these very same Lancers in 2005.
As the graduation ceremony for the class of 2009 began on Friday, June 26, the air became humid and clouds began to set in, but the students’ feelings created a stark contrast as they were excited and eager. The students, like many others, had been waiting for this moment to arrive as it demonstrated the result of their efforts throughout high school. As they proceeded out of the wooden front doors of the high school, to the music played by the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Randy Knudsen, one could easily see the enthusiasm in each student’s quick steps.
On this special day, as we, the class of 2009, graduate, we should remember the words of the Latin poet Horace. The two simple words, “carpe diem,” translated to mean seize the day, teach us that everyday is important and that we should never waste a moment of our precious lives. Over the past four years, I know many of us have learned many ways to spend our time efficiently and productively, although we have not always succeeded. I can remember one example from my sophomore year.
Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman said the county ended the 2008 fiscal year with a very small surplus of $2.1 million, in spite of a collapsing national economy that forced the administration to quickly realign its spending to finish the year with a surplus. The year-end results were confirmed in the county’s 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released on June 26, which is audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent certified public accounting firm.
On a glorious day, the Village of Plandome Heights celebrated its 80th Anniversary by hoisting a new flagpole and Old Glory, a gift from the Nassau County Legislature put in place by Legislator Judi Bosworth. The ceremony began dramatically with the flashing lights of patrol cars as Sgt. Michael Hospodar, representing the Nassau County 6th Precinct Command, road up to the flagpole. Mayor Diana Merenda initiated the ceremony by noting the World War II service of resident Lawrence Kaplan, a veteran of “D-Day” who served under General Patton.
There has been a new front gate at Plandome Pond Park in Plandome Heights and the fences have been upgraded and painted. And, on June 4, a brand new sign was installed.
Partnering with Nassau County, North Hempstead unveiled a drop-off program for residents’ expired and unwanted medications.
The first such initiative in Nassau County, the program—meant to address the abuse of unwanted drugs while stopping them from entering the drinking water—was made public June 3 at a press briefing inside Manhasset Park Drugs, 290 Plandome Road just a few doors from Town Hall.
The business of garbage was discussed at the June 2 Town of North Hempstead Council meeting and the villages were given an extension in time to decide whether or not they will transport their garbage to the town or make other arrangements for solid waste disposal. A new agreement between the entities would go into effect in May 2010.
Tempers flared and good manners were left in the parking lot on June 1. The Mayor and the Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill had their hands full with residents who wanted to be heard. Despite the efforts of the officials to maintain decorum and civility, the gavel of the mayor was rapped repeatedly in an attempt to restore order.
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