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Over 60 . . . And Getting Younger: May 17, 2013

Written by Stanley Greenberg Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

Uncoordinated

At the age of five years old, the doctors proclaimed that my son Adam was “uncoordinated.” Adam was the surviving twin and that may have been the reason for his slower physical development. I was told that enrolling him in a soccer program would help his evolution and maturation. After all “every boy can kick a ball”.

I signed him up with the Hicksville Soccer Club and we awaited a call from his future coach. His coach, as it turned out, was a Frenchman who worked as a chef at one of the finer French restaurants in Manhattan. Since the coach held his practices on Wednesdays, my day off, I was able to go to the afternoon practices.

 

Anton Columnist Accepts LI Wins Grant

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Long Island Wins recently received a $20,000 grant from the Long Island Unitarian Universalists Fund administered through the Long Island Community Foundation. The grant will help the group continue its work building welcoming communities on Long Island and promoting commonsense immigration policy.

“Long Island Wins provides a great resource for helping the community come together around the issues of immigration,” said Mary Beth Guyther, program officer of the Long Island Community Foundation. “It’s important to involve the community, and it takes an organization such as Long Island Wins to build those bridges and to make a change.”

Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of Long Island Wins, writes a regular column for this newspaper.

 

Over 60 . . . And Getting Younger: May 10, 2013

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Quibbling with Shakespeare

Who am I to make or think of making changes in Shakespeare’s plays? I have just taken a course in Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies. If only the Great Bard would make minor adjustments, the tragedies could become comedies and vice versa -- a comedy is a play that ends happily, a tragedy ends on an unhappy situation.

In “Romeo and Juliet,” if Shakespeare had left out the poisonings in the final scene, Romeo and Juliet could have gone off happily into the sunset and live till their golden wedding anniversary. Such a nice couple, why kill them off so haphazardly? Everyone would leave the theater in a positive mood.

 

Over 60 . . . And Getting Younger: May 3, 2013

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

All  That  Glitters

Lorraine, my beautiful wife, and I, were attending a lecture at the Fox Hollow Restaurant on Long Term Health Insurance. We were invited by my favorite stockbroker, Jack Natter of Morgan Stanley. The tall, straight-backed, healthy speaker was Wisconsin-born Wendy Boglioli.

Boglioli ‘s lecture spoke of all the healthy things in life; proper diet, exercise, sleep and don’t overdo anything. She was a perfect example of what living the good life can do for a person.

 

Editorial: New Tribune Editor

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Greetings,

My name is Michael Scro, and as of this week, I am officially the new editor for the Syosset-Jericho Tribune.

I am a life-long resident of Long Island, and am honored to serve the communities of Syosset, Jericho, Woodbury, Muttontown, Brookville and Old Brookville.  

As a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School and Hofstra University, I pledge to the residents that I, as well as my colleagues at Anton Community Newspapers, will work to bring you only truthful, insightful and relevant news.

 

Letter: Nassau Is Safe

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

To All Nassau County residents, Nassau is one of the safest counties in the nation with overall crime at historic lows. We would like to keep it that way, but we need your help. Some crimes are difficult to prevent, but one crime you can help prevent is property theft, which happens largely from automobiles. Protect yourself by always locking your car, even in your driveway, and never leave your pocketbook, wallet, keys, and electronic devices visible from outside the car.

Remember, if you see suspicious activity, dial 911.

Steven Skrynecki

Chief Of Department, Nassau County Police

 

Over 60 . . . And Getting Younger: April 19, 2013

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Four Days In Austin

Two wonderful things happened to this 78-year-old on the way to and in the city of Austin, Texas. First, I was told I could leave my shoes and jacket on through airport security, because my birth date was before 1937. Secondly, after a one-hour wait at an old-fashioned barbershop on Congress Street in town, I paid only $10 for a wonderful short haircut. Everyone else paid $18. No one was in a hurry.

Austin, the capitol of Texas, has many wonderful offerings. The first day, we walked along Congress Street, visiting unique shops and eateries. Allen’s Boots is an amazing cowboy store with hundreds of male and female fancy boots, Texas-sized hats (I bought one), and silver buckles and shirts. We ate Tex-Mex food at Magnolia’s Cafe.

 

Letter: Very Bad, But No Worse

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

While I’m in total agreement with John Owens’ “Buttafuocoed” views about Long Island, I have some disagreements with John Collins’ reaction letter published last week (“Joey’s Legacy”).

Collins is absolutely right when he says that “[Long Island] lacks political leadership that has any sense of vision for this area. The politicians are too vested in partisan politics and patronage. They lack the intelligence, experience and commitment to develop any bold, creative solutions to Long Island’s challenges...how dysfunctional the governmental process is in both counties. It is a half-century history of one stupid decision after another.”

 

Letter: Minding Our Ps

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

As I approach 70 myself, my retirement letters-to-the-editor writing efforts pale in comparison to the nearing-90 newsman Lou Sanders’ still-ongoing twice-monthly column in the Mineola American. I tip my hat to him; especially since I’m confident that he knows there is no such place as “BinghamPton.” The otherwise-perfect “Hardest Working Newsman In Town” profile about him said that when he was much younger he “worked to get a Sunday section on track for the BinghamPton Press in upstate New York.” However, as a 1965 graduate of SUNY-Binghamton University (when it was known as Harpur College), I can assure you that there is no “p” in “Binghamton.” Even if it was spelled “BinghamPton”, it is in no way, shape or form related or similar to the Long Island HamPtons. There may be an East  HamPton, a SouthamPton, a WesthamPton, and even a BridgehamPton; but there is No  “BinghamPton—and never the twain shall meet. Right, Lou?

Richard Siegelman

Plainview

 

Nassau County Comptroller’s Report: April 12, 2013

Written by George Maragos Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Do-It-Yourself Grievance

Homeowners who have not filed property assessment appeals in the last two years should file prior to May 1, 2013 deadline

Home prices fluctuate annually throughout Nassau County due to market conditions. In some cases, the price fluctuations may be uneven within the same area or amongst individual homes. The annual property re-assessment process, from the creation of the tentative roll to the end of the grievance process, is intended to deliver a final roll, which is as fair as possible, and free of errors. The grievance part of the process is intended to give homeowners the opportunity to point out and correct any errors in their individual assessment. 

 

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