We just held our daughter’s wedding and realized the benefits of “shopping locally.” Local shopkeepers depend on our residents to maintain their business. Our first encounter with “The Wedding Salon” located at the Munsey Park Shopping Center was to experience a sales force who were eager to please and to find the “perfect dress.” The process right down to the alterations was “about the bride.”
At the same location “Inklinations” is a great shop for custom printing as well as retail sales on all occasion cards etc. What a cheerful place to shop in. Susan, one of members of the sales team certainly understood our esthetics, and guided us through the invitation process with excellent results. Scheduling was always prompt and without any flaws. Ann’s artistic hand with caligraphy was always prepared with a smile and our orders were always ready. It was a great convenience to stop in and quickly pick up what we needed without having to go out of the area and the results were always professional.
Recent Op-Ed pieces in prominent newspapers have suggested that with proper regulatory oversight, hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” can be accomplished safely in New York, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and bringing much needed economic benefits to hard-hit areas of the state. If the issue was that simple, and if the statements were true, surely everyone would be in favor.
But the facts don’t support these statements, and the issue is not as simple as the TV ads would have citizens believe. Fracking is an inherently dangerous and destructive extreme form of energy extraction that brings with it a myriad of serious environmental and economic problems. Now that we have the opportunity to see how fracking has actually impacted citizens in Pennsylvania and other states, we can more easily distinguish fact from fantasy and make smarter choices for New York.
It has been a wonderful experience for me to serve as your commissioner for the past 16 months. I learned a lot and hope that I have made a difference in the short time that I had the privilege to serve. I would like to express my gratitude to those of you who took the time to come out and support me last week at what is a challenging and busy time of the year. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Mike, Ralph, Vinny, Russell, Jamie, Mark, Paul and Jan, the employees of the Manhasset Park District, whose hard work and dedication cannot be overstated. You all made my time at the district a pleasure and my job easier.
Wishing all of you and your families a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year,
Ann Marie Curd
Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer
When Governor Cuomo took office, he promised bold action to improve New York’s future.
He has delivered on his promise to enact a property tax cap. He has delivered on his promise to restructure state public employee contracts. And he is delivering on his promise to reform the tax system and stimulate the economy.
On Saturday, Dec. 17, as part of the 17th Annual Bayview Civic Association’s Holiday Show for Manhasset’s Children, there will be a food drive at the Clearview Theater. If there is someone in Manhasset who is having a difficult time and would like to receive some of the food they collect before they turn it over to Island Harvest, please contact John Minogue at 382-6548—before that date. All calls will be handled confidentially. Those wishing to donate food are encouraged to drop-off contributions at the theater before 10 a.m.
There has been a condition, for the past several years, where water has been percolating from the east side of Bayview Avenue between Manhasset Avenue and Thompson Shore Road. This condition exists year round and poses a danger to motorists who pass through there during all seasons. In the summer, northbound motorists enter the oncoming lane of traffic to avoid the water and in the winter the area freezes over causing black ice.
I have, as of Oct. 24 of this year, contacted Jason Elan at the Town of North Hempstead via e-mail and asked him to begin looking into remediating this condition while the weather was still suitable. I had dealt with Mr. Elan prior while dealing with some fallen trees in the jurisdiction of TNH. I have sent several emails to Mr. Elan including pictures of the condition and offering my input and help in remediating the condition. Each message I sent has my personal cell phone number on it.
In the Dec. 1 issue of the Manhasset Press, Richard Lennon published a letter alleging that the American Legion Post had refused to place the name of Captain Edward Miles on The Patriot’s Park Memorial. I say “alleging,” because I do not know the facts of the case, but then again, neither does Mr. Lennon, who reports what he “heard from another MHS graduate” and, therefore, Lennon is simply dispersing hearsay. Unfortunately, the rest of Mr. Lennon’s letter does nothing to create credence. His characterization of the members of the American Legion Post as a “bunch of grumpy old men … who will pop out their chests, put a funny looking cover on their heads and march down Plandome Road each Memorial Day” only serves to make it clear that he is a man who feels entitled not to his opinion, but to his own facts. The facts are that Mr. Lennon’s characterization vilifies men who have served in combat theaters during World War II and the Korean War. Lennon’s characterization ironically does a great disservice, not only to these men, but to all veterans, and, importantly, to Capt. Edward Miles, who Lennon would have honored. One cannot help feeling that Capt. Miles would be embarrassed by Lennon’s letter.
(Editors Note: This letter was sent to Mr. F. Richard Lennon in South Carolina, and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)
It would appear from your correspondence that if an agency or group or
person feels that an individual or individuals should be honored, then that recommendation should be acted upon immediately. It certainly is a wonderful idea ideally, but there are certain criteria that must be observed in any similar situation.
As an active and longtime member of this community, there are many reasons I feel confident supporting John Regan in his bid for Park District Commissioner.
John is a longtime resident with strong roots in the town. I have known him since his high school years, and since then he has always shown himself to be a person of character and integrity.
When lovely Pat Roberts left the position of Commissioner of the Park District, Ann Marie Curd (Fruhauf) was appointed in July 2010 to be Pat’s successor until December 2010. Ann Marie then was “elected” by our community to complete the remainder of Pat’s term. That term is ending and we need to now “elect” a successor for a full term of three years. In the two years (approx.16 months) that Ann Marie Curd held this position she worked very hard for the park district; she studied the files, she worked with the other commissioners, she labored in representing the Manhasset Park District (MPD) on various occasions, and she did a wonderful job. As was told in a previous Letter to the Editor, she also updated filing techniques and archiving procedures and worked to improve services to the community. With her 20 years as a practicing lawyer, we can all be assured that all were completed within the law and without paying outside lawyers to complete some assignments, hence saving money for our MPD.
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