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Unfriendly Skies

Written by Adam Sternberg Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Air traffic debate rages on

The lives of many East Hills residents are being disrupted by excessive aircraft noise.


Prior to the commencement of a recent board of trustees meeting, a resident complained that the noise was making her life unbearable.  An elderly resident said that the booming noise was making it virtually impossible for her to pick up her mail in her mailbox at the end of the driveway.   Several similar remarks were heard.


Statue Finds A Home

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

Mackay horse to make triumphant return to Roslyn 

In the near future, motorists traveling down Roslyn Road will see Gerry Park graced by an impressive statue from the village’s aristocratic past. 


The statue is the Mackay Horse, which once stood on the grounds of the world-famous Harbor Hill, the long-lost estate of Clarence and Catherine Mackay.


Spearheading the renovation process has been the Roslyn Landmark Society, whose officials recently announced that the foundation for the statue is now complete.


Repectable Showing For Haber

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00

Roslynite defeated by Thomas Suozzi in county executive primary 

Adam Haber’s campaign to win the Democratic Party’s primary election for Nassau County executive always seemed like a long shot. Prior to the campaign, Haber was known locally as a valued member of the Roslyn School Board. However, his name recognition countywide was probably quite small, plus he was running against Thomas R. Suozzi, a former mayor of Glen Cove, a former candidate for governor and a two-term county executive who had barely lost his bid for a third term four years ago against the current incumbent, Edward P. Mangano.


What’s Next For Levitt Park?

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

The Town of North Hempstead board, as expected, has given approval to a bond resolution appropriating $7.5 million for the establishment of a Levitt Park At Roslyn Heights park district. The motion, which was taken up at the Sept. 10 meeting, passed with unanimous support. 


The park, when constructed, will feature a 7.3 acre site, complete with an outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi/spa area, water slide and plunge pool, kiddie pool and splash pad, playground, concession and outdoor seating area, bathhouse, lower and upper poolside promenades and resurfaced tennis courts with viewing area.


Fire Truck Honors Roslyn Heroes

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:00

Remembering Tommy Langone and Jane Stein

Last week, the nation gathered, once again, to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.


In Roslyn, honors were delivered months in advance. Last June, Roslyn Rescue Fire Company dedicated a new fire truck in memory of Tommy Langone, the deceased officer in the elite Emergency Service Unit of the New York City police

department. Langone and his late brother Peter, a member of the New York City Fire Department, were two of the many heroes of that day. Both also volunteered their time for Roslyn Rescue, carrying on a family tradition. 


With Langone family members and friends present, Roslyn Rescue unveiled a hybrid unit truck, one that according to fire company officials is able to respond to EMS (emergency medical service), fire and rescue calls. 


Pols Speak On Municipal Bankruptcies

Written by Chris Boyle Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

LI relatively stable so far, but macro clouds still loom 

Local municipalities are among the areas hardest hit by the economic recession, and a handful have gone so far as to declare bankruptcy -- although none yet in New York State. 


At the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative Building in Mineola on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Sen. Jack Martins and State Senator Carl Marcellino held a public hearing entitled, “Fiscally Distressed Municipalities: Preparing for and Preventing Municipal Bankruptcy in New York.” 


Academic Building Goes Green

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

The new SUNY College at Old Westbury Academic Building has become the first building on a college or university campus in Nassau County to be awarded LEED Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council.


The first new academic facility constructed at on campus since 1985, the 147,000 square foot Academic Building opened last summer and provides much needed teaching spaces and faculty offices to serve the College’s more than 4,500 students. 


 “In the 12 months since it opened, the Academic Building has rejuvenated the College’s academic programming while also revitalizing the campus atmosphere for the students who study with us,” said College President Calvin O. Butts, III.  

“The mission statement of Old Westbury calls on us to stimulate in our students a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world.  Our Gold-certified Academic Building puts us in prime position to succeed on both fronts.” 


NY To Nashville — And Back Again

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00

Prolific Sheri Miller working on new CD 

When ambitious young people from Long Island seek their dreams in the world of entertainment and music, it generally means taking a trip across the East River to Manhattan or a longer journey to Hollywood.

Roslyn native Sheri Miller had all those ambitions, but she was different in that she chose Nashville, TN, the famed Music City, U.S.A. as that highly competitive place to test her skills. As John Sebastian once sang, every other “guitar picker” in America ends up in Nashville, but this Roslyn native has ended up conquering not only Nashville, but also Manhattan as her CDs have earned her critical acclaim and a loyal following of listeners.


Democratic Primary This Tuesday

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 06 September 2013 00:00

Haber, Suozzi square off for the chance to challenge Mangano   

Can a Roslynite be elected Nassau County Executive? 


That’s a question that will be partly answered this Tuesday, Sept. 10 as Democratic Party voters choose between Roslyn resident Adam Haber and former Nassau County Executive

Thomas R. Suozzi to challenge the incumbent county executive, Edward P. Mangano, in the November election.


Levitt Park Vote Sept. 10

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00

Town to set the cost of bond construction

After more than a decade of activity, including lawsuits and counter-lawsuits, a resolution concerning the Roslyn Country Club continues to make progress.

On this Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Town of North Hempstead board hopes to vote on several resolutions establishing Levitt Park in the Roslyn Heights Park District.


As noted in last week’s issue of The Roslyn News, the main resolution would set the cost of the bond to finance the park’s construction at “approximately” $7.5 million. The resolution also states that the bond “not…exceed” that number. Other resolutions would authorize the execution of a professional services agreement for engineering services at the pool and acknowledge the receipt of approval from the New York State Department of Audit and Control and establish the park district.


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