As a decorated veteran of WWII, I would like to express my support for a memorial to WWII veterans. So many have already passed away, but a monument for their efforts would be a great tribute to those who remain to finally see it.
Less than a year ago, members of the Manhasset girls softball community committed themselves to raising the money necessary to build a new state-of-the-art synthetic-turf softball field at Manhasset Secondary School. The impetus for that commitment was to honor the memory of Rocky Pacent who lost his battle with cancer last March. Rocky was the Manhasset PAL Director of girls travel softball and he spent many years building the girls program from the ground up into the highly competitive scholastic and recreational teams we field today.
I can’t understand how people can drive around with a foot of snow on the roofs of their cars. When you clean off your cars, take the extra five minutes to clean the roof. It is dangerous for the people driving behind you with all of your snow flying onto their windshield. It is also dangerous because when you come to a stop, the snow falls forward and piles onto your windshield suddenly blocking your view. You are going to cause an accident. Stop being selfish and lazy.
Recent articles in the Manhasset Press have highlighted some achievements by Manhasset High School science students that we can all be proud of. Some examples are the accomplishments of the students in the high school research program and the recent announcement that Bernard Liu is an Intel semifinalist.
The Healthy Living Digest section of the Feb. 18 Manhasset Press contained a piece entitled, Fetal Transplants Helping Over-60s With Parkinson’s Disease. The article dealt with a recently reported study done on 33 patients, 13 of whom were over 60.
Regardless of the “good news” (and rather chilling side effects) that might arise from this study, some very “bad news” emerges. The unborn children who supply the needed tissue don’t have a thing to gain from these experiments. The patients hoping for a cure and the medical personnel involved share a common origin with the unborn whose lives are expended in this effort: they all started life as tiny embryos.
Is it fair to take the life of one person for the benefit of another? A love of justice being a distinctly American characteristic, our answer to that question is a resounding “No!”
I’m sure I’m not the only one who experienced a travel nightmare on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Six of my family members were due to fly on the snowy morning. We received word the night before that the flight was cancelled. I was in panic mode now.
In last week’s Press, the board president’s husband, Dan Tamkin, wrote a letter that was so objectionable I could write a letter even longer than his in response, but I’ll refrain. While I have been vocal on the bus issue, I have never written an anonymous letter on this or any subject and I reject the insinuation that I have acted “cowardly” in this matter. This is my fifth signed letter to the Press and I have spoken, with my name stated publicly, at nearly every public BOE meeting since October. I am now a member of the Manhasset Proponents for School Accountability, which published the Theatre of the Absurd article on its website.
I was driving past the long line of buses on Andrew Street the other week as school let out when three students stepped out between the buses with no warning. I slammed on my brakes, and the kids continued on without even looking at me. I lowered my window and warned them, “You might be hit next time.”
My comment was met by two of the boys giving me the finger and the third barking “F___ You.” They chuckled and continued on. They looked 11, maybe 12.
(Editors Note: This letter was sent to Governor Paterson and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)
I received from you today an undated letter touting your budget proposal to increase the number of stores selling wine by over 800 percent. I must admit that I had to smile at your gallows humor when you stated that your proposal will help me become more competitive. Governor, the short answer is that your proposal to pit my business, that of selling wine and spirits solely, against Costco, Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, and hundreds of other big box chain stores that are permitted to sell tens of thousands of goods besides just wine and spirits, will not make me more competitive. What it will do is cause the demise of this industry, putting thousands out of work and, it will cause great harm to the citizens of New York. I object to your proposal on four different fronts - as an employer, as a parent, as a citizen and, as a consumer.
There has been a constant barrage of misinformation and nasty personal attacks emanating from a vicious little cabal which has kept up a continuing stream of cowardly (and in many instances anonymous) emails concerning the Transportation Outsourcing. They have referred to the district board meetings as the “Theater of the Absurd.” I will illustrate why this little “Group,” is, in fact, absurd.
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