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Letter: New Walkway for Kids

Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00

Thank you to the Village of Munsey Park and Mayor DeMento, the Manhasset Women’s Club/Light the Night Committee, and the Munsey Park School SCA for your generous donation and collaboration to finance a wonderful new walkway at the corner of Hunt Lane and Abbey Road. This walkway will bring Munsey Park students and families to our school this year and for many years to come. Every day, through each and every step, students will get closer to their goals and to new ways of learning, seeing, and knowing. In addition, the walkway enhances the appearance of our school and village.

Dr. Jean Kendall. Principal


Letter: Thanks For Your Support

Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

I am writing to express my gratitude to the Town of North Hempstead community for electing me to serve as your next Town Supervisor. As I transition to my new role, which I will assume January 1st, please know that I am grateful for your support, and I am honored to serve this wonderful community. I would like to commend my opponent Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, for running a formidable campaign. I look forward to working with her on the Town Board.

As we approach the start of the new year, I want to focus on building: building bridges, building our community and, yes, fixing the building department. I am eager to get to work representing the people of North Hempstead. Thanks to your support, I will be able to lead the Town in an inclusive way, making sure that everyone has a seat at the table and that everyone who has something to say is heard. I am committed to representing you and continuing and building upon the progress begun by my predecessor, Supervisor Kaiman.


Letter: 19th Annual Kid’s Show

Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

Please mark your calendar for the 19th Annual Holiday Show for Manhasset’s Children to be held on the morning of December 21st at the Bow Tie Cinema on Plandome Road. Bow Tie Cinemas is making a special arrangement to show Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at the Manhasset theater on the above date. As usual, Santa will be there and there will be give-a-ways and raffle prizes and food will be collected for the less fortunate.

Bow Tie Cinemas recently purchased Clearview Cinemas from Cablevision and now owns the Manhasset theater and theaters in Great Neck, Port Washington, Roslyn and Herricks as well as others elsewhere in New York and five other states. The Manhasset theater is now all digital which means a better picture with HD quality. In addition, the theater has Dolby digital surround sound.


Letter: SEPTA Thanks Whole Foods

Friday, 15 November 2013 00:00

On behalf of the executive board of the Manhasset Special Education PTA (SEPTA) and all our members, we would like to send our deepest thanks and gratitude to Melissa Smith, community outreach and marketing team leader, and everyone at Whole Foods for their generous donation.

Whole Foods Markets Manhasset provided fresh fruit snacks and tea for the teachers and staff of the Manhasset Public Schools on their staff training day held on Nov. 5. While our children were taking the day off, all the teachers and staff were working hard learning to better serve our children.


Letter: MPSA Hiding Behind A Label

Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

The MPSA, persons who do not identify themselves, have issued e-mails recently regarding next year’s school budget. I think it’s good to have serious debate and we need smart, serious people to be involved. The MPSA leadership should come out from behind the curtain and stand up for what they believe; it’s what leaders do. I assume they feel they will be attacked. I believe Manhasset residents respect those who stand up and get involved. They respect differences of opinion when they are well thought out and based on educated study of difficult topics. Manhasset likes people who get in the game; not those who throw rocks from the sidelines. I encourage the MPSA leadership to stand up, list their names on the website and foster an open discussion on the issues. Meet with the Superintendent and school board.  If you disagree, state why and how things can work better.  New ideas are needed; not rocks launched from behind the curtain.


Letter: Increased Enforcement On Onderdonk Avenue

Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

Letter Sent to Third Precinct Captian Sean McCarthy, reprinted here at the request of the Manhasset Greater Council.

Councilwoman Anna Kaplan’s letter to you accurately highlights ongoing vehicular traffic safety concerns of our community on Onderdonk Ave in Manhasset. This roadway borders both the North Strathmore as well as the Manhasset Park civic associations that have long requested that stop signs and cross walks be placed along Onderdonk Ave (from Andrew Street to Northern Blvd) to better calm this known heavy North-South traffic corridor that zigs-zags to southbound Shelter Rock Rd. The Town Traffic Safety Office was requested to study this problem and support additional stop signs or develop alternatives. The Town Traffic Office study concluded placing additional stop signs where a traffic light ahead remains in sight of driver as being both ineffective as well as potentially creating a more dangerous situation for pedestrians (false belief that it is safe to cross at an intersection), and was unable to identify any other alternative engineered remedies and concluded that increased enforcement on this dangerous roadway must be advanced.


Campaign Signs Must Go After The Election

Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

Political candidates always promise cleaner streets. We’d like to suggest they start immediately by cleaning up their own campaign collateral. This year’s hard-fought races put campaigns into overdrive, with partisan posters plastered along the roads and cluttering corners. Will the signs be removed with the same vigor and alacrity as they were installed? Or will they fade and fall over and disintegrate into roadside garbage? 


You can bet we at The Roslyn News believe in freedom of speech, protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; after all, we’re journalists. But now the contest is over. Pick up after yourselves — or we’ll be calling you out in our next issue. 


Letter: Quarter Million Dollar Lesson-Learned (?) in Communication

Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

We hear it all the time, but do we listen and learn? Residents want transparency which requires communication. Newsday reports the Manhasset-Lakeville Water District (MLWD) already spent $200K to install with now another $55K to soon take down the 190 ft tall radio tower on its water tower land near Dogwood Lane in Munsey Park at the border of Flower Hill. It surprised myself and residents who first learned by seeing it from their doorstep. While the exact cost may be debatable, MLWD’s failure to communicate in advance wasted money. More important, is the hope that every municipal related entity learns by taking appropriate advance communication measures that can prevent such waste, both in dollars as well as the aggravating time and effort needed by residents and Villages to resolve it AFTER the public became aware. A 190 ft Radio Tower is difficult to keep secret and is ironic that its goal for increased radio communication FAILED due to MLWD’s lack of communication.


Letter: Misuse Of Public Property

Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

I was interested to read Martin Dekon’s complaint about “impromptu meeting” of the Manhasset Republican Committee on September 16. I was in the Manhasset Public Library that evening when I overheard people asking at the desk for the location of the Republican meeting. One of the persons was a uniformed police officer. They were directed to go to the upstairs conference room. From Mr. Dekon’s description this was a meeting of the Manhasset Republican Committee. Apparently Donald O’Brien, a member of the library’s Board of Directors, is the chairman of this group. According to Mr. Dekon he was not permitted to participate in this meeting.


Letter: Train Collection For Eagle Project

Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Has your child outgrown their Brio train set?  Are you looking for somewhere to donate them to?  I am a Boy Scout in Troop 71 out of Plandome.  For my Eagle Scout project, I renovated an open space in the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC building into a usable and beautiful classroom for the Adventures in Learning Program.  This will give the students a safe and great place to come after school and do their homework.  I repainted the room, built cubbies, installed coat hooks, and arranged to have the room carpeted. A train table was donated to my project.  I refurbished the train table and am now asking for a donation of Brio-type trains and tracks to complete the project.  All donations can be dropped off at 146 Onderdonk Ave, Manhasset, NY 11030.  

Thank you for your donations.

Anthony Cannatella


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