Written by Joe Scotchie: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00
As with numerous towns and villages across Long Island, last summer’s Hurricane Irene had its own devastating effect on the Village of Roslyn Harbor.
The village, according to officials, suffered so much damage, including power outages, that many residents have purchased generators for their homes. Generators can make noise and so the board of trustees, at a May 14 meeting, adopted a new local law to deal with that situation and to articulate “supplementary requirements for certain uses [of generations] in residential districts.”
Any generator that is installed must only provide “temporary electrical service to a dwelling and its component elements,” the law states.
Further, any unit cannot be located in a front yard and must comply with “minimum side and rear setback requirements” for any dwelling. In addition, “under no circumstances shall accessory electrical generator equipment have a setback less than the required side and rear yard for an accessory structure.”
Addressing a main concern, generators must be equipped and maintained with an “adequate sound attenuation enclosure and/or panels” which must be in compliance with operational noise levels as established by the board of trustees.
In addition, new generations will be screened to the extent “reasonable and practical” by the building inspector, with the purpose of reducing and minimizing “the adverse impacts of operational noise and visibility of the unit from surrounding properties.”
The required screening, after that initial test, will be maintained by the homeowner. However, the building inspector can require an inspection report to ensure that generator equipment remains within village noise regulations.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Roslyn High School girls’ lacrosse squad ended the regular season playing the same consistent ball they had all year. In early May, the Lady Bulldogs topped both Wheatley and Great Neck North, while losing a close match to conference rival MacArthur.
The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a sterling 10-5 mark overall and a 5-4 winning record in Conference IV play.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Old Westbury Gardens recently held its 11th Annual Taste of Spring on the grounds of the Phipps Estate, a gold coast mansion built in 1906. More than 300 people attended, drinking a variety of wines and dining on gourmet hot foods served up by local chefs. One of the favorites was a chicken with peas topped with a fragrant winter lavender sauce cooked by Jeff Lawton. Other delicacies included duck, gnocchi, tacos, meatballs, prime rib, baked brie, and quiche followed by an assortment of chocolate desserts and crème Brule.
Long Island notables were also in attendance including author Nelson DeMille and Peter Tilles, a prominent developer. As guests mingled they also were treated to a special show of vintage bridal gowns staged throughout the house, many of the dresses dating back to the 1900’s and some worn by member of the Phipps family.
Proceeds from the event and the silent auction went toward the estate. Beverage and tasting sponsors included Banfi Vintners, Bryant and
Cooper Steak House, Chi, Dessert Diva, Elegant Affairs Catering, Jeff Lawton Catering, La Bottega, Robbins Wolfe Eventuers and Sterling Affair Caterers.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen members of the Green Vale Pacers, a girls’ running club, ran the 5K Race of the Long Island Marathon held at Eisenhower Park on May 4. All fifteen finished the race and a few finished at the top of their age divisions and within the top ten for all 354 female racers.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen Wheatley High School students have been recognized by the Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the winter 2012-2013 season. All winter teams were recognized as NYS Scholar/Athlete Team Award winners. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.