I served as treasurer of the Village of Plandome Manor in the 1990s. When Bob Haggerty was mayor he asked me to analyze how much tax a family would save if the village ceased to exist and its services were provided by its neighboring jurisdictions. Amazingly, the difference was less than $100/year.
I look with some concern at Congress’ attempt to push through health care reform with an attempt to curb debate as if there were things to hide. The idea of having senators and representatives vote on thousand plus page health care bills with apparently very few even reading them (including the president) makes a mockery of the democratic process and threaten to lower Congress to the level of the New York State Legislature.
The latest news suggests that the U.S. Postal Service will be closing some of its facilities. I hope that this closure program does not include the automated postal center on Northern Boulevard, Manhasset.
We regularly put the reins of tomorrow in the capable hands of our youth. But, too often we fail to acknowledge that the hopes of past generations for a healthy, productive society were pinned on the shoulders of our present-day matriarchs and patriarchs, the progenitors of our history, our heritage.
On July 22, I held a forum with Nassau’s “Next Generation” of current and former residents between the ages of 20-35 to discuss the county’s future. Some of these young adults currently reside in Nassau, and some have moved away, to places nearby like New York City, and even as far as Switzerland. It was a great opportunity for all of us to discuss Nassau County’s future and how to attract young professionals like themselves to Nassau.
Regarding your article on the consolidation bill signed into law (M.P.7/23/09), I am appalled that such a potential for mischief could be enacted by our laughable legislature. The Albany antics have been front-page news for weeks. They are unable to pass serious legislation, consumed with internal fighting – yet this law slipped between the cracks.
Thank you for the fair and balanced article on government consolidation that you reported in the July 23 Manhasset Press issue.
The old adage “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it” is so true! During the recent presidential campaign the American people were bombarded with the slogan touting, “Change we need.” The majority bought the premise and we do indeed have change and not all for the good.
I am writing this letter in regard to the terrible attitude and/or policy of the Manhasset Post Office regarding the service given to its customers. (I do not mean this letter to reflect on the counter employees, who do give good service and cannot make or alter policy.)
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