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Kaplan trumps Phillips Town councilwoman defeats state senator as Democrats seize state Senate 40-23 BY JA N E LL E CL AUSEN


Anna Kaplan, center, celebrates at the Nassau Democrats’ election night party in Garden City after her victory over Elaine Phillips for state Senate is announced. She is joined by state Sen. Todd Kaminsky (right) and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen (left).

after the results came in, describing this as a “new beginning.” Asked what she believed this said It wasn’t quite a “blue wave” na- about North Shore voters, Kaplan said she believed it shows “they want tionwide, but in New York it was. North Hempstead Town Council- change.” “They want to hold their reprewoman Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck) defeated state Sen. Elaine Phillips sentatives accountable and they want (R-Flower Hill) to represent Senate their representatives to represent District 7 on Tuesday night. By un- them,” Kaplan said, “and not the special interest groups.” seating the one-term Phillips did not state senator, Kaplan Related election appear at the Repubhelped put the state stories lican election event in Senate and New York Westbury on Tuesday government firmly in PAGES 23-26 night, but later issued Democratic hands. a statement thanking Kaplan secured 58,273 votes, while Phillips earned her supporters. “Over the past two years, work48,342 – a 53.68 to 44.53 percent margin of victory in a district that in- ing together, we accomplished so cludes the Town of North Hempstead, much for this district and for all Long Island, and I am most proud of my Elmont and Hicksville. “I knew it was going to be a very success in bringing back our fair hard journey but I really believed, share of funding from Albany for our talking to a lot of grassroots support- schools and communities, and for the ers, that this was doable and I’m just landmark steps we took to protect proud to be representing this district Long Island’s environment and drinkand every single resident in this dis- ing water, and improve the quality of Continued on Page 24 trict,” Kaplan told Blank Slate Media

Dems take House as Suozzi, Rice win BY LU K E TORRANCE

for a “blue wave” to sweep them into power, North Shore Democrats were simply hoping to hold While Democrats in most on to the seats that they had — parts of the country were hoping and they did.

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) and Rep. Kathleen Rice (DGarden City) were each re-elected over Republican opponents. This will be the second and third terms for Suozzi and Rice, respectively. With Democratic victories rolling in from around the country, the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives, although the

Senate remains in GOP hands. “It’s a great night and a great new future for this country,” Suozzi said. “We’ve got to start working together to get things done in this country. Everybody’s got to stop beating each other up.” It was a more comfortable win this time around for Suozzi, the former Nassau County executive and mayor of Glen Cove. Suozzi

held off Republican Dan DeBono, a former Navy SEAL, by 145,060 votes to 103,278. He defeated Jack Martins in 2016 by 156,315 to 142,023 for the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches across the northern shore of Long Island from western Suffolk County to eastern Queens County. Continued on Page 25

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Baxter Estates OKs permit fees Small charge to prevent leaf dumping BY LU K E TORRANCE


Robert Young’s Christmas lights display in Flower Hill. The display has caused controversy in the village.

Flower Hill signs off on Christmas lights Young, village promise to work together on display BY LU K E TORRANCE For the first half of the year, the! Flower Hill trustees and village resident Robert Young remained mired in a battle over Young’s Christmas lights display. The village insisted that the display — and the visitors who came to see it — was a distraction, while Young said he only wanted to celebrate the holiday and remember his deceased daughter. In contrast to the protracted arguments! at previous meetings, the discussion on Young’s light display during Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting was succinct and civil. Though the application could not be officially approved until the next meeting in December, Young received

permission to start setting up the display. “You did an excellent job putting this together,” said village Administrator Ronnie Shatzkamer, describing the plan for 9 Sunnyvale Road that Young had given to the board. According to! Jeffrey Blinkoff, the village attorney, the plan came out of meetings between Young and the village. One of the biggest issues of last year’s display was traffic control. The village sent workers to direct traffic and prevent cars from stopping in the middle of Sunnyvale Road. Young got along with these workers in the past, but he said last year one worker became aggressive!with him and with motorists. On Monday, Young recommended that the village use the Port

Washington Police Department to direct traffic. “I’d be open to talking to them,” said Mayor Robert McNamara. “Why not … we’ll get the group in and chat with them.” Young said the group was willing to volunteer. Young and Trustee Randall Rosenbaum went through the plan. The lights would go off at 9 p.m. on most nights, with a few exceptions around Christmas Day. The lights on the north and south sides of the house would not flash with the music. Young also said that he will put out a mailbox for “letters for Santa” and that he will collect toys for Christmas Magic, which provides toys for orphaned and homeless children on Long Island. Continued on Page 58

Landscapers who want to work in Baxter Estates will now need to acquire a permit to do so, and a sticker for each car. The fee will be $15 for a permit!and $3 per sticker. “Our intention is not to make this onerous for the landscapers,” said Mayor Nora Haagenson. “We’re not trying to zing it to them.” In previous meetings, the board said that the decision to require a permit was spurred by the illegal dumping of leaves in Baxter Estates by landscapers working outside the village. This drove up costs and frustrated residents, leading one to make a death threat against a village employee. Last month, the board decided not to do leaf pickup in 2018. Haagenson said that concern over illegal dumping of leaves, rather than a new source of revenue, was the reason for the permit and the fee. The board also discussed repainting a faded crosswalk on the edge of the village, near the Port Washington Library. But any vote on it was tabled until spring, as work on the crosswalk could not be done

until after winter. Trustee Chris Ficalora said the board would look into possible funding from the library or the Town of North Hempstead. Winter might also postpone work on Village Hall. Baxter Estates is planning on purchasing 44 windows for Village Hall, but since the building’s windows are a unique size and shape, the windows will have to be custom made. Haagenson wanted to get the windows installed this year, but it was estimated that the manufacturing of the windows will take four to six weeks, making them available by December at the earliest. The cost of the window replacement would be $46,780 but would not come out of the village budget, Haagenson said. She also announced that the village had received a United States flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol and was given to the village by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). It will be on display in Village Hall. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at ltorrance@, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @LukeATorrance.


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Possible extension for Port moratorium Building on waterfront could be banned until July 1; town needs more time to update code BY LU K E TORRANCE The Town of North Hempstead will hold a hearing on extending the waterfront development moratorium in Port Washington at its Nov. 20 meeting. If passed, the moratorium — which is set to expire at the end of the year—!would be extended until July 1. “It can’t be a moratorium forever,” Bosworth said during last week’s meeting. “I’m looking to see this come to a conclusion so we can let our residents get a sense of what the new zoning code will be, as well as the business owners.” The moratorium covers a stretch of land between Manhasset Bay and Main Street, from the Town Dock to Dolphin Green. As long as it is in effect, no!building or demolition will be permitted and no special permits are given out. The board extended the moratorium at its last meeting in September, and has extended it several times since it was put in

she said. Mixed use allows the land to be partly used for residences, and residents felt that this would lead to more traffic and could create a situation similar to the Knickerbocker,!a three-story hotel and condominium that has drawn complaints from local residents ever since it was constructed!in 2015. That development — and the sale of an adjacent parcel of land in 2017 — spurred North Hempstead to enact a moratorium. De Giorgio said a code should be ready for the public to view in the spring of 2019. When asked by a member of the audience why the hearing was being held two days before Thanksgiving, she said the town was runPHOTO COURTESY OF YOUTUBE ning out of time, and that the December meeting would also Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio represents Port Washington. be only a few days before Christmas. would be zoned for mixed use or place in December 2017. Coun- little over-ambitious,” she said. Reach reporter Luke Torrance De Giorgio said that it was strictly commercial. cilwoman Dina De Giorgio, who by email at ltorrance@theisland“I think maybe we should, by phone at 516-307represents Port Washington, said difficult to combine all the conthe time frame for a new zoning cerns of residents into new zon- rethink the mixed use! and go 1045, ext. 214, or follow him on ing laws. One of the biggest back to where we were before Twitter @LukeATorrance. code was too short. “I think! maybe we were a issues was whether the land the code was changed in 2009,”

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A Lord & Taylor for the 21st Century Company president says Manhasset location to offer latest design, new services BY T E R I W EST The renovation of Manhasset’s Lord & Taylor that began in January 2016 is nearly finished, with a 38,000-square-foot expansion, new sunlit atrium and new rooms for specialized customer services, store officials said at a press event last Thursday. The upgraded store allows more space for new brands and expanded departments," said Georgia Dandolos, general manager and divisional vice president. The women’s shoe department, for example, is three times as large as it was before the renovation, said Lord & Taylor President Vanessa LeFebvre. “This has been in the making for a very, very long time,” Dandolos said. With the expanded space and the two-story glass atrium in the back, LeFebvre said she has considered the possibility of hosting events or local community groups. Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan,

Lord & Taylor offers a free personal shopping service, in which employees team up with customers to help them find products that are right for them, LeFebvre. In the new room, customers and personal shoppers can meet and discuss the customer’s needs, she said. The customer can then use the dressing rooms to try on options the guide helps them find, LeFebvre said. No appointment is necessary, though customers can consult employees over the phone so that their clothes will be waiting for them to try on when they arrive, she said. There are also two new spa rooms near the beauty department that offer complimentary treatments with different brands PHOTO BY TERI WEST that host events such as Chanel or Clarins, Dandolos said. A two-story glass atrium facing the back parking lot welcomes shoppers to the renovated “It’s one of our best-kept Lord & Taylor. secrets that we have all these services that we haven’t been celebrating,” LeFebvre said. “Our who attended the press event, will include music and demon- renovation, LeFebvre said. said the town would welcome strations of Lord & Taylor signaA bright room backed by two focus for 2019 is really celebratsuch an offer. ture services, officials said. large dressing rooms on a North- ing the services and the benefits The store will have a “grand Those services are much ern Boulevard corner of the store that we have.” reveal” on Dec. 7, 8 and 9, which more on display with the new is a “personal shopping center.” Continued on Page 69

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Exec to sue over budget changes

Legislature passed a budget without public notice of spending increases, Curran says BY LU K E TORRANCE A plan by the Nassau County Legislature to reopen! the! 6th Police Precinct — part of! a proposal that would add! $1.6 million to the county budget!—!was met with a legal rebuke this week by County Executive Laura Curran. On Monday, she said she would sue the Legislature to reverse the measure. “The Legislature passed a budget without public notice of legislative spending increases as required under the county charter,” Curran said in a statement. “When advised, on the record, by the county attorney that the Legislature did not meet the basic requirements of transparency, the Presiding Officer [Rich Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park)] said, ‘Sue us.’ That is the opposite of transparency.” The lawsuit is the latest chapter in the battle to reopen the 6th Precinct, which was consolidated into the 3rd Precinct in 2012. Combined as a cost-saving move, the loss of the 6th Precinct has led to an outcry from

voted unanimously to reopen the 6th and 8th precincts and included funding to begin the process. Nicolello noted that Curran supported reopening the 6th Precinct when she was a candidate for county executive last fall and called the NIFA control period “irrelevant.” “The expenditure for partial reopening of both precincts is $1.6 million out of a $3 billion budget,” he said after the Legislature approved the reopening. Curran was quick to criticize the move. “Opening these precincts, it sounds to me like an empty gesture,” Curran said last week. “Not only are we in a control period, we do not have enough detectives for actual squads.” PHOTO COURTESY OF NASSAU COUNTY The legislators also passed an amendment last week that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said she will sue increased the sales tax estimate. over the Legislature’s plan to reopen the 6th Precinct. Curran said that the Legislature was not allowed to change revenues. residents and local politicians able to find money for it. “If this is how the [former over the last six years. But NasCurran did not include fundsau County, continuing to oper- ing to reopen the precinct in County Executive Ed] Mangano ate under the Nassau Interim her $3.075 billion budget. Last Administration and the GOPFinance Authority, has not been week, the Nassau Legislature majority Legislature approved

their budgets, then I can unequivocally say that is not the standard I will use,” Curran said. “We want full public disclosure and transparency. The public and the press are entitled to advance information on the actions contemplated by the legislature when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars.” During a meeting with County Attorney Jared Kasscau, Nicolello said that the Legislature could adopt the changes — which also included funding for new contracts with the county’s five major labor unions, along with more bus routes and staffing in minority!communities — under an emergency resolution. In a statement, Nicolello called the lawsuit “a colossal waste of taxpayer! money.” Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) said that the amendments were passed “properly and legally,” according to a report in Newsday. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at, by phone at 516-3071045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @LukeATorrance.

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Seeking new course for county IDA Richard Kessel says more than tax breaks needed to make Nassau attractive to businesses BY LU K E TOR R A N C E Expanding the county’s housing stock might not seem like a priority for Nassau’s Industrial Development Agency, but that is exactly what Chairman Richard Kessel wants to do. “As part of [our goals], we need to take a leading role in providing … affordable housing for new employees who want to live and work in Nassau County,” said Kessel, the former president and CEO of the New York Power Authority who was also responsible for decommissioning the Shoreham nuclear plant as head of the Long Island Power Authority. “Companies are not going to want to move here if their"employees can’t afford to live here.” During an interview last week in his sparse Mineola office, Kessel said that the agency’s traditional goals — to draw companies to Nassau, to have them stay here and expand — would still be crucial parts of the IDA’s mission. But the agency could be doing more to make Nassau an attractive place than giving out tax breaks, Kessel added. Despite the county’s suburban sprawl, he said that denser housing would be needed, preferably around transit hubs. He pointed to the development a few blocks away, around the Mineola Long Island Rail Road station,


Richard Kessel, chairman of the Nassau IDA. as an example of what he would like to see. He said the IDA is looking at a project to increase the capacity of Millbrook Apartments in Great Neck as a model. He said denser, cheaper apartments would make the county more attractive to young adults and the companies trying to attract them. “Nassau County is the baby boomers and the generation before that, with Levit-

town … today, millennials are not necessarily looking for a house, or able to afford a house,” he said. “But they want to continue to live in Nassau County, even if they work in Queens or Brooklyn or Manhattan.” The population of Long Island has increased slightly over the past two decades, but Kessel was worried that the population would drop unless more affordable housing was built and shrink the tax base. As the cost of homes has continued to increase, Kessel said there were developers who were willing to build luxury apartments. But building affordable housing would require assistance from Nassau, which he felt the IDA could provide. “This IDA is very committed to taking a leading role in incentivizing housing,” he said, noting that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran also supported expanded affordable housing. He said the agency will bring in a consultant to determine how much of each housing project should be affordable. He said the projects most likely to receive IDA assistance would be those that “go the extra mile,” such as an apartment that would offer shuttle bus service to the nearest LIRR station. Despite his appetite for more construction, Kessel assured that he would take the

considerations of the public into account before a shovel was put in the ground. “Every community is different, and you have to be sensitive to the community,” he said. Although Kessel is focused on transitoriented" development, he said that new projects would ensure there would be enough parking. As for bringing business to Nassau, Kessel said the days of tax breaks for car dealerships and storage facilities were over. He wants to attract high-tech firms and pharmaceutical companies — and the more jobs they bring, the better. But he also stressed that the IDA would not be doing much work with big box chains, and would try to help small businesses by promoting downtowns. He said he would do this through grants, by working with local chambers of commerce and through beautification projects (he said the IDA could not do work with retail). One thing that has limited shoppers from visiting villages like Great Neck is a lack of parking. Kessel said he was willing to look into providing more. “If the village wanted us to help, and we could do that, I would take a look at that,” he said. “Anything to help the downtowns … we have to do everything we can to get people to shop locally.”

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Town OKs $129.5M budget for 2019


Bosworth touts plan calling for 2.9 percent increase in spending for falling within tax cap BY JA N E LL E CL AUSEN The Town of North Hempstead Board voted 6-1 to approve a $133.3 million budget for 2019 last Thursday night, a roughly 2.9 percent increase from the current $129.5 million budget. The new budget comprises the $68.6 million general fund, $37 million town outside village fund, and $27.7 million for 20 special districts operated by the town. Separately, the board also approved the Solid Waste Management Authority’s $17.27 million budget. Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said the budget, which stays within the state tax cap, is a testament to conservative fiscal budgeting and the quality of the town’s financial team. “Despite tight fiscal restraints, our administration has remained successful in delivering all important services without exceeding the tax cap,” Bosworth said at the meeting. The general fund budget,

ated special districts – like water and fire districts –will have a $27.7 million budget. Councilwoman Dina DiGiorgio, who represents Port Washington, said she valued the responsiveness to questions. But, DiGiorgio said, but she found it “a little bit disconcerting” that some answers to her fiscal questions were “not consistent.” “The numbers shouldn’t be changing so much in such a short period of time and I find that not really acceptable,” DiGiorgio said. “It’s accounting.” The full budget can be found on the town’s website. In unrelated business, the Town Board also voted to set a public hearing date of Nov. 20 for potentially extending the development moratorium in Port Washington’s Waterfront Business District to July 1 as the town seeks to modify its zoning code. As long as the moratorium is in effect, no building or demolition is allowed in the area. Special permits also cannot be given out.


The Town of North Hempstead passed its 2019 budget at Town Hall last week. erty owners. The Department of Parks and Recreation, which manages Manorhaven Park, Michael J. Tully Park, the Clark Botantic Garden, the “Yes We Can” Community Center and Harbor Links golf course, makes up the biggest chunk of the general fund. Overall its budget is slated to rise from $16.57 million to

which supports the town’s parks, public safety, Project Independence programs, and other programs available for all town residents, is slated to increase from $66.95 million to $68.62 million. Paired with this is a general fund tax levy increase of 2.16 percent, which translates to a $9.43 average increase for prop-

$17.26 million, a difference of $687,412, or 4.1 percent. Those living outside of villages, which get town services for tree trimming, planting, street sweeping, street repair and maintenance, will see an additional $22.14 average increase on top of the $9.43 due to a 3.18 percent tax levy increase. Collectively, the town-oper-












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Northwell to serve as NUMC consultant BY T E R I W EST Northwell and Nassau University Medical Center have issued a letter of intent to enter a six-month partnership in which Northwell would provide management consulting services to the East Meadow hospital after the NUMC board of directors voted unanimously in favor of the partnership last Thursday night. As part of the partnership, Northwell executive Winnie Mack, whom NUMC chairman George Tsunis credits with revitalizing Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, would become the medical center’s interim CEO. “When someone can demonstrate that they can turn around a hospital and make it a great hospital by putting patients first, by investing in all the things that should be important in a hospital – the level and quality of health care that patients receive – to me…that’s really what’s important,” Tsunis said about Mack at a news conference on Friday. The partnership would also include an operational analysis of the hospital and Northwell would assign new management staff, said Terry Lynam, a Northwell Health spokesman. NUMC is a public safety net hospital, so most of its patients either have Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance, Tsunis said. “We are guaranteed to lose money on every patient we see,” he said. The hospital has failed to develop alongside advances in the medical industry and “hasn’t been running optimally” due to a lack of experienced management staff, he said. This partnership would signal a “new era” for the medical center, which has 400,000 patient visits per year, Tsunis said. Northwell and NUMC entered into an affiliation agreement in 2005, which has focused on strengthening quality of care and clinical programs, Lynam said. It has not involved deep assessment of daily operations, which the new partnership would focus on. Northwell also plans to help NUMC develop a five-year strategic plan, Lynam said. Earnest discussions about the new partnership began three weeks ago, Tsunis said. The institutions are now awaiting approval from the New York state Department of Health, which they will probably gain before the end of the year, Lynam said. Though the partnership is slated for a six-month period, “everyone’s optimistic that it’ll be extended,” Tsunis said. Northwell has a similar relationship with One Brooklyn Health, a network of nonprofit hospitals that serve low-income


Nassau University Medical Center, located in East Meadow. communities. It developed recommendations for how One Brooklyn Health could strengthen its finances and management, and in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo awarded $664 million to implement some of the recommendations, Lynam said. Northwell feels a similar responsibility for NUMC, Lynam said. “We feel like we have an obligation to do what we can do help sustain the hospital and meet the needs of the communities that Nassau University Medical Center serves across the county,” Lynam said. NUMC also serves patients whom Northwell does not have the capacity to serve, Lynam said. “Our emergency departments are strained as well so if we ever lost a valuable asset like NUMC, our emergency departments would be stretched far beyond capacity,” he said Mack has held high-level positions throughout Northwell’s network, including serving as chief nurse executive and associate executive director of patient care services at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream and Syosset Hospital, executive director at Southside Hospital and regional executive director for Northwell’s Eastern Region.# She is currently Northwell’s senior vice president and deputy chief operating officer. Mack would be the first person with prior experience as a hospital CEO to ever lead NUMC, Tsunis said.

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Great Neck panel on suicide prevention BY JA N E LL E C L AUS E N North Shore Action will sponsor “Suicide Town Hall: Hope and Healing,” a suicide prevention forum, at the Great Neck Library on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., in hopes of saving lives and addressing mental health issues. Jacqueline Harounian, a family law attorney who will moderate the event, said that Great Neck seems to be a more conservative community reluctant to seek mental health help. There have also been “a number of suicides and overdoses” with young men in their 20s, she said. Harounian said that this, combined with her volunteer work at the Long Island Crisis Center, where she is now a board member, sparked the idea for the forum. “I just thought it’s an issue that’s important to present to the community,” Harounian said. The panel currently features five confirmed panelists, according to an event flyer, and the event will include presentations, panel discussion and a question and answer session. The panelists include Harounian, Theresa Buhse, the Long Island Crisis Center’s director, David Sills, the vice president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Queens/Nassau chapter, Madelyn Gould, a suicide prevention expert, and Shipra Bakhchi, a psychologist specializing in treating anxiety and depression. Gould, a Great Neck resident, is a professor of epidemiology in psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, where she

leads the Community Suicide Prevention Group. Much of her research has focused on suicide prevention. Bakhchi, a clinical psychologist from Great Neck, brings experience in treating stress, anxiety and depression in people ranging from police to those with eating disorders. She also speaks Farsi. Sills is the second vice president of NAMI Queens/Nassau, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a grassroots organization which offers educational programs, support groups and resources for those suffering from mental illness. Buhse is the director of the Long Island Crisis Center, a nonprofit offering a 24-hour suicide hotline, counselor services and other services for Long Islanders in crisis. Harounian said many others have been invited too, including Maria Cuadra, the CEO of the Great Neck Plaza-based COPAY Inc., and representatives from OnTrack, which will bring referrals and resources to the event. A separate forum more specific to LGBT issues is also “in formation,” Harounian said, and likely to be presented sometime this fall in partnership with community members. “We’re going to be following this forum up with another one, again related to mental health, bullying, and linked to suicide,” Harounian said. This follows an incident at the Great Neck AutoFest and Street Fair where two women appeared hostile to the idea of transgender people in Great Neck, which sparked both conversation and backlash on social media.

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Library district says no to hate


esidents of the Great Neck Library district responded last week in the best way they could to a homophobic and racist verbal assault against trustee candidate Mimi Hu at a recent street fair. They voted. More than 2,300 members of the library district, which covers all of Great Neck and part of New Hyde Park, cast ballots in an election won by Hu, Scott Sontag, Chelsea Sassouni and Josie Pizer. The high turnout followed an attack against Hu, captured on social media, as she walked down Middle Neck Road with her 6-year-old son at the Great Neck Auto Fest and Street Fair. Two women,! Mersedeh Rofeim and Valerie Shalit, shouted at Hu that she was a “communist fascist” and asked!her! “Are you a man or a woman?” Continuing the barrage, one said! “take that s— to China,” referring to support for transgender people that Hu had expressed on social media. Hu said this was the second time she was confronted that day. When getting a coffee at Starbucks, she said, she was approached by Great Neck attorney Bob Unger, who told her she was not right in the head if she supported two men marrying one another. To her credit, Hu said she did not believe the two women, who were standing in front of a Great Neck Republican Party table holding campaign signs for state Sen. Elaine Phillips and congressional candidate Dan DeBono, were involved with the campaign. She also said with midterm elections

happening soon, she did want “this event to be politicized.” This made perfect sense for a candidate running for a nonpartisan position of library trustee. Yes, library trustee. What didn’t make sense was Great Neck Republican Chairman Michael Pulitzer’s response. Pulitzer first said that nobody from his Republican organization was involved in the incident. He then used Hu’s words to duck further comment, saying he did not want to “dishonor” Hu’s request. Sorry, but when you are chairman of a political organization it is hard to argue that you don’t want something politicized during election time – especially when someone is attacked at a public event on grounds of sexual orientation and their country of origin. Especially in 2018 when President Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s leader, has run a toxic campaign that includes attacks on people based on their skin color and sexual orientation. Pulitzer also needed to do more in light of photographs found on DeBono’s Facebook page. One is a group shot in which the two women are standing beside Phillips, DeBono and Great Neck Mayor Pedram Bral. The second is a picture of the two women flanking DeBono. Hu said both Pulitzer and Phillips called to apologize to her about the incident. Chris McKenna, a spokesman for the Phillips campaign, said Phillips “was nowhere near this incident and only learned of it later,” that the two women have no involvement in the Phil-

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lips campaign, and referred to Hu’s comments in refusing further comment. But both Pulitzer and Phillips should have done more. They should have said that discrimination against anyone based on race, religion, and sexual and gender preference was never acceptable and had no place in any party. They should have said loud and clear that verbally assaulting someone in a public place was unacceptable. But they didn’t. This seems to help answer the question of what! makes two people believe it is acceptable in 2018 to stand amid a crowd in the middle of Great Neck, which once served as a friendly home to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, and shout homophobic and racist remarks to a woman running for library trustee with her 6-year-old son beside her? Where is the fear of social con-

demnation? The inescapable answer to why this is true is President Trump. He began his 2016 political campaign by slandering undocumented Mexicans as “drug dealers, criminal, rapists” and called for a wall to be built along the Mexican border. He ended his campaign with a grainy video attacking globalists seeking to take American jobs away that showed the photos of three people – philanthropist George Soros, Goldman Sachs Chairman Lloyd! Blankfein and then Federal! Reserve Chairman Janet Yellin – all Jews. These attacks and this divisive tone, which has also included blacks, the media, the Justice Department and U.S. intelligence services, has continued right through this election. It is true that Trump did not invent bigotry and bias. But he is the first president to fan the flames in this way.

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It is no coincidence that the bigotry demonstrated in Great Neck coincided with an ardent Trump supporter sending bombs to 12 Trump critics and the attack on a Jewish synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh that killed 11 people and injured six others, including police officers. The attacker in Squirrel Hill cited as his motivation the caravan of mostly women and children 800 miles from our border, which Trump called an “invasion” and suggested was funded by Soros. Great Neck Library district voters got it right when they responded to the assault by two women by supporting Hu. That is a good start, but in these times not enough. It is the responsibility of all of us to speak out against prejudice wherever we find it – lest it becomes the new normal and we all become complicit.


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Hempstead GOP temper tantrum


n Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, I attended the Town of Hempstead Budget Hearing to see the democratic process in action. Frankly, I was appalled by what I witnessed. The Republican legislative majority acted like intemperate children, angry not because their hands were in the cookie jar, but because adults dared to call them on it. Before I proceed, readers should know a little about my professional background. I have been an investment banker for 41 years. The first 15 years specializing in municipal finance. I have authored or edited 13 books including, “The Guidebook to Municipal Bonds.” My co-author, Joe Mysak, and I received an industry award for that work in 1991. For the past 20 years, I have been chairman of a depository bank and trust company that manages assets of individuals, institutions and municipalities. I have also had the privilege of serving two terms as

Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersy (1995-1997) and one term as a director of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority (2010-2014). At the Port Authority, I cut the bloated operating budget for the first time since the 1940s, eliminated over 1,500 jobs while improving services, and did not increase tolls. When I departed, thenGov. Pataki said: “All New Yorkers owe Director Marlin a debt of gratitude for taking on this difficult job at a time when great changes were needed at the P.A. His professionalism, foresight and courage will be hard to replace.” I would also be remiss if I did not disclose that in 1998, the political consulting firm, McLaughlin & Associates, brought me in to prep the Republican candidate for state comptroller on state finances and pension asset management. That candidate’s name was Bruce Blakeman, presently a Hempstead board member. With that background, I believe I am qualified to com-

GEORGE J. MARLIN On The Right ment on the Hempstead budget process. For several years, Hempstead Republicans have used the unusual term “Less: Savings” throughout their line item budgets. This practice, which appears to be a guesstimate of unspecified savings that may or may not be achieved, is a unique one that cannot be found in the annals of municipal finance. The most transparent definition of “Less: Savings” was articulated to Newsday by Councilman Blakeman, who

has supported this budgetary scheme in the past. “Less Savings,” he said, “is a way to pad money and hide money by removing it so there’s a surplus next year so whoever is running can say they’ll save taxes.” That’s a perfect description of a fiscal shell game. And Republicans who embraced “Less: Savings” in previous budgets are now appalled because Supervisor Gillen exposed this gimmick and refused to employ it in her proposed budget. However, Republicans — who want their cake and to eat it — reinstated “Less: Savings” in the amended budget they approved; and, here’s the kicker – they also approved a tax cut that would be funded by the dubious savings. The history of “Less: Savings” has not been stellar. When not achieved in 2017, Supervisor Gillen pointed out, the Republicans employed the worst possible remedy to fund the resulting budget deficit: they borrowed long term, about $8 million. To cover themselves when

questioned, the Republicans announced Oct. 30 that if “Less: Savings” is not achieved in 2019, they will not borrow; instead they will drain the town’s reserves. Hmmmm. The purpose of reserves (a/k/a “rainy day funds”) is to help municipalities weather a severe economic downturn (i.e., 2008 Great Recession). To tap into reserve funds during an economic boom is a grievous violation of a key commandment of municipal finance. Draining reserves in good times could lead the municipality to the edge of the fiscal abyss in lean times. The key to the GOP’s “Less: Savings” budget is the assumption that 113 employees will retire in 2019, that none of the vacancies will be back-filled and employee separation costs (i.e., accrued vacation pay) will average about $30,000 per employee for a total of about $3 million — which is allegedly baked into the budget, although no one can point to exactly where. Continued on Page 54


Let’s hope 2 minds better than one


y husband and I had driven to a friend’s new house in Westchester, where she was serving us cake and tea. I was puzzled. “Why is it that whenever we come here, the trip always takes at least an hour, whereas the trip home is half that, or less? And I don’t think it’s the traffic, because last time there wasn’t any.” “It’s the same thing for me!” said the friend. “Only in reverse. What I mean is, when I’m driving to you it takes me so long to get there — and no time at all to get home!” “I have a theory,” my husband volunteered. “I know all about your theory, and it’s wrong,” I tell him. I know what’s coming. “You always say that I think every trip home takes just five minutes — the five minutes it takes for me to fall asleep.” “But he’s wrong, of course,” I continue, turning to my friend. “I don’t trust his driving enough to fall asleep.” My personal theory is that it’s all about paying attention. On the

trip out to anywhere, as soon as we’ve left the driveway I am listening to traffic reports on the radio; watching for bad drivers; looking for road signs in unfamiliar territory; feeling every bump and pothole in the road. Whereas on the trip home, we are soon back in familiar territory, and the rest of the way is just on autopilot. “Oh! You’re talking about ‘mindfulness,’ ” says my friend. “What’s that?” asks my spouse. “Oh, it’s something from yoga and meditation,” she tells him. “It’s a kind of hyperawareness.” Lots of people nowadays are big on mindfulness. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to the local yoga instructor is preaching about it — how you should notice every sensation, for every blessed thing you do, whether it’s walking around the block, posing for yoga, or just eating a raisin. “I like it,” says my beloved. “At least it sounds cheap!” I guess that’s true — and maybe it helps you enjoy things … but it all sounds exhausting. Just


A Look on the Lighter Side eating a piece of cake can become a chore! I decide to demonstrate: “Now I am slicing my fork down into the cake…now I’m lifting it up to my mouth…my mouth is watering in anticipation…oops! Now the cake has fallen into my lap, making a mess… and rolled onto the floor… Stop laughing!” I try to reach down and drop my napkin over the cake, to pick it all up. “Darn, now I’ve pulled a muscle!”

“So much for mindfulness,” my husband said. “It’s time to head home.” He was balancing a box with the remains of the cake, while he fished for his keys. “Let me take that,” I said. “We can practice more ‘mindfulness’ when we get home.” “You know, there’s a state of mind I like even better,” he said, once we were back on the road. “It’s called ‘flow.’” “I know that one,” I replied. “It’s being creative and ‘in the zone,’ to the point you lose track of space and time. But are you an artist? Or a jazz composer? Because that’s the usual context.” “Software engineers can be creative, too, you know.” In something between five minutes and 30, we were home. Once in the door, I made tea so we could finish the cake. “You know, I heard something about this, on NPR,” I said. “Neuroscientists work with rap musicians, looking at their brains in two different states: one while they’re improvising new material, and another while they’re reciting

stuff they already know.” “Slice?” “God, no! They just lie down in an MRI machine!” “I meant, the cake.” “Oh! No thanks. Anyway — they found that when the rappers were writing material, several brain parts were active, but not the part that does self-criticism. Dwelling on that can block up your creativity. So now I’m conflicted.” “How so?” he asked, reaching over me for the cake. “Well, mindfulness is good for stretching out time and paying attention to something good. But to be creative, I need to forget time, and details, altogether. I’m not sure which I prefer. I guess you could say, when it comes to mindfulness, I’m of two minds about it.” “Well, that’s a good thing.” “Why is that?” “Because then, when you’ve completely lost one of them, you’ll still have a spare!” And with that, he polished off the cake.

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Don’t stop thinking about 2020 elex


hink about Mitch Landrieu for President with Julian Castro as his running mate. Those names are probably not yet familiar to many Americans. Yet, both men can be transformative leaders. Landrieu and Castro, because of who they are, because of their range of experiences, and because of their honorable values can help our nation in much-needed healing from extreme partisan discord and disrespect for truth. Because Landrieu is from Louisiana and Castro from Texas, these “bridge” men can connect the more liberal Democratic masses on both coasts. Bear in mind that Hillary Clinton received 3 million more votes than Trump in 2016. She failed by small margins in the interior and southern states to gain sufficient support for an Electoral College victory. Also bear in mind that Clinton and Trump were the most disliked presidential candidates since polls measured voters’ responses. Both teetered near 70 percent disapproval, and just before Election Day Clinton’s negatives passed Trump’s. What a sorry reflection on the candidates, the parties and our

politics. Looking to 2020, the affirmatives of team Landrieu and Castro will be striking, not only to Democrats, but to all Americans who cherish our nation’s highest principles. Unlike so many tainted candidates recently, Landrieu and Castro are distinguished by their integrity and by noble public service. Each man has published his own book during 2018, and as the public learns about their lives, citizens will find much to admire. Julian Castro’s book is appropriately titled, “An Unlikely Journey: Waking up from My American Dream.” Readers will deeply appreciate Julian’s journey because it reflects the best of our nation. His grandmother came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1922 as a 17year old orphan. His own mother was abandoned by her husband after she gave birth to twins, Julian and Joaquin. She set an example for her boys by supporting them and her aging mother while she earned a master’s degree in urban studies and worked for the city of San Antonio. She emphasized civic responsibility and commitment to academic achievement, and both the twins excelled in high school, then

MICHAEL D’INNOCENZO Out of Left Field at Stanford, and then at Harvard Law School. Along the way, Julian made a special commitment to teach in a high school in a working class Mexican-American neighborhood, like his own youth community. This is an American Dream achievement to inspire anyone. Julian then served as Mayor of San Antonio and in President Obama’s Cabinet as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He just reached age 44. He has the ability to connect with people of all ages because of his speaking skills, and he will be particularly adept in appealing to rising millennials (who in 2020 will be the largest voting cohort in the nations,

superseding the “Boomer” generation (born 1946-1964). Hillary Clinton often lamented that people did not warm to her and that she felt she was not an effective campaigner. Trump is a master showman, but even his most ardent supporters find his blatant dishonesty and hucksterism offensive. As the former mayor of New Orleans and with 30 years of public service, Mitch Landrieu will effectively head the ticket as a most articulate and impressive person. He is proud of having been a theater major in college. That shows in his style of engaged communication, and, unlike Trump, in his extensive cultural and historical knowledge. Landrieu looks like Eisenhower (great hairline) and is compared with Obama in his speeches, and, often with John and Robert Kennedy, especially when he received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the Kennedy Library in May 2018. In that speech and in his book, “In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History,” Landrieu shares with Castro a deep commitment to the affirmatives of diversity in American society. We have endured Trump playing the fear card relentlessly and

being admired by white extremists like David Duke and those Charleston Nazis who chanted “Jews will not replace us.” This is not to say that Trump shares their values, but his language and conduct has enabled haters in our nation (look at the Trump decorated van of the pipe bomber). Landrieu and Castro see American diversity as a strength,#not a weakness. Landrieu says when he aspired to be an actor, he never forgot the song from “South Paci fic” that “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.” He freely recites key lines: “You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late/Before you are 6 or 7 or 8/To hate all the people your relatives hate/You’ve got to be carefully taught.” By 2020, the United States will be in a welcoming mood for Landrieu and Castro as they call our citizens back to our “civil religion” of fairness, equality, liberty and inclusion. Robert Bellah celebrated that approach to community building in his book, appropriately titled, “Habits of the Heart.” Mitch Landrieu and Julian Castro can rekindle deeply caring hearts.


A better idea for fall: leaving leaves


lection — a formal and organized choice by vote of a person for a political office or other position. To elect — choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting; opt for or choose to do something. Leaves — the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration. I love trees.# And I love their leaves. They come in all shapes and sizes and with the change in season they also come in all colors. Do you remember how we used to collect those colorful treasures and pressed them between heavy book pages? So beautiful and fragile. I fondly remember creating live size “trees” with my children by gluing the pressed leaves to cardboard to bring a bit of nature inside our house during the long winter; they lightened up our entry way for many months. Herbstlaubtrittvergnügen. The first time, I came across the word was in the New York Times.

It holds the promise of a sunny fall day, walking through a thick layer of crinkling fallen leaves, full of childish innocence. I dare you to find a definition on the Internet. The problem is, that just like it’s difficult to find a definition for the word, it is an equal challenge to find leaves in our neighborhood. We have a strange relationship to leaves. We all know and are acutely aware how important trees and their leaves are. We love watching leaves bud in the spring, enjoy their cool shade in the summer, and admire their changing colors in the fall. Heck, we even brave the Long Island traffic to drive upstate for leaf peeping. But as soon as leaves fall and are no longer attached to a tree, they turn into something that needs to go, fast. So, our landscapers are busy removing every leaf from every corner of our properties as soon as they have hit the ground — or so it seems. There are no leaves to find in

JULIANE SAARY-LITTMAN Earth Matters our neighborhoods to create the Herbstlaubtrittvergnügen that is so enjoyable. I just recently came across a short video clip (yes, on Facebook), that showed a dog running full speed and head first into a big pile of leaves. So much fun. I am not even looking for a big pile; I am just looking for a light cover to create that feeling of fall to go together with the cooler

temperatures. Let’s think about that from a circle of life perspective of a single tree. In the spring, the sap rises in the tree and feeds the budding leaves. During the summer months, the tree nourishes its maturing leaves. At the end of the season, when the leaves fall to the ground and we have them carted away, we are not only removing precious organic matter from our garden, we also remove the nutrients that the tree has drawn out of the soil and put into those leaves. It doesn’t take a soil scientist to know that this will be a big problem eventually. After a couple of years, it’ll become necessary to pay to replenish the nutrients that we have paid to be removed in the first place. Where is the logic in that? I know that there are areas in our garden where leaves must be removed, like our walkways, decks, gutters and driveways. But with a little mulching, leaves on the lawn replenish the soil with

beautiful organic matter, at lower cost and less pollution. Left under shrubs and trees, leaves form a blanket to protect your plants and insulate from temperature swings. Earthworms eat decaying leaves, and their waste provides nutrients that the soil absorbs. Come spring, to allow your flower bulbs to grow, that protective layer can easily be removed with a rake. A win-win for all. This election season, you can win by electing to make a couple of small changes in your yard care. And if you’ve delegated all that to your landscapers, they know those are the right steps; you just need to make sure they know, that this is what you want them to do. I still owe you a translation for Herbstlaubtrittvergnügen. Herbst = fall; Laub = leaves; Tritt = step; Vergnügen = joy. It refers to the joy of walking through fallen leaves during the fall season. Do we really have to travel all the way upstate to be able to enjoy that?

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Words really do matter in public health


ords matter. Today, this is no more evident than in the incendiary rhetoric spoken#– and tweeted – that has contributed to American citizens being pitted against one another. There is a growing sentiment that the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that took the lives of 11 congregants was fueled by hate speech that ignited the shooter’s growing rage. Although that subject is being abundantly covered in the media, it is the words associated with another kind of shocking death that I wish to draw attention to here.# When someone takes their life, they are most frequently reported to have “committed suicide.” Commit is a word that connotes a criminal act. Yet, suicide is

not a crime. Desiree Woodland, a mom who lost her son to suicide shared her experience in a National Alliance on Mental Illness publication. “My son did not commit a crime. He believed the only way to end the unbearable pain was to end his life. He died because he didn’t have the words to express the deep psychological/biological turmoil he was experiencing.” If not a crime, is suicide an immoral, depraved or sinful act? It isn’t if it is the consequence of mental illness, unbearable stress, or trauma. Nonetheless, family members who are survivors of suicide loss report the experience of others speaking in hushed tones around them. Some people refer to suicide as a selfish act, the result of


poor parenting, a deficit in the family or all of the above. At the same time that there is a growing demand to tone down divisive and hateful rhetoric in order to prevent interpersonal violence, there needs to be dis-

cussion about mental illness and suicide.# According to Denver psychotherapist Dr. Stacy Freedenthall, “If changing our language can help suicidal people to feel safer asking for help, then changing language can save lives.”# In academic journals there appears to be an inclination to use the term “completed suicide.” However, committed and completed are terms that advance the stigma and shame related to suicide and should be avoided. Increasingly there is preference to the expression “died by suicide,” which avoids the judgmental undertone of “committed suicide.”# Perhaps a contributor to The Mighty, a digital health community created to empower and

connect people facing health challenges and disabilities, said it best: “By shifting our language around suicide, we have the power to reduce some of the massive shame carried by survivors of suicide. If you feel scared or helpless about what to say to someone who’s lost someone to suicide, take comfort in knowing that, by changing your language about suicide, you’re offering an act of kindness.” Andrew Malekoff is the executive director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which provides comprehensive mental health services for children from birth through 24 and their families. To find out more, visit


Film festival a boon to community


ur town is again in the spotlight of the international film world, as it hosts the 8th Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival, Nov. 2-13, when some 80 films are being screened at venues throughout the town of North Hempstead. But year-round, the Gold Coast Arts Center, founded more than 25 years ago in Great Neck, turns our area into a cultural mecca that enhances the quality of life – and the value of our homes – for all of us. It is not just outstanding films which during film series presented throughout the year give us front-row seats to preview screenings of important movies with the added privilege of being able to pose questions to the filmmakers. The Gold Coast Arts Center (founded in 1993 as the Great Neck Arts Center) offers a stage, a platform, a gallery, a classroom for the entire spectrum of visual and performance arts, for all agegroups, from toddlers to teens to totterers. What does it say that our arts center over the years has been able to bring internationally renowned, cultural icons including Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby”), his wife and collaborator Catherine Martin; fashion designer Oleg Cassini; artists Edwina Sandys (who also happens to be Winston Churchill’s granddaughter and was able to provide

personal reflections last year at the festival screening of “Darkest Hour”), James Rosenquist and Larry Rivers; actors Paul Lieberstein (Toby from The Office), Kelli O’Hara, Savion Glover, Paul Sorvino; novelist Nelson DeMille and scores more? This year’s gala, when the arts center presented its 2nd Annual Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award, a bronze statue that Sandys created, to the actor Robert Wagner, is one of the key fundraising events the center uses to endow its scholarship, outreach programs and opportunities for young people to make their own leap into the arts. Thousands of people come to Great Neck to take classes, workshops, visit the gallery (free), hear concerts and lectures. “The Gold Coast Arts Center plays such a vital part in our community,” North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth has said. “It’s a source of revitalization, it brings the community together. Events like the Gold Coast International Film Festival spur economic development. It brings people into all areas of the town, not just to see films, but to go to restaurants and shops. It serves as a catalyst for people to know the town.” A study by Americans for the Arts found that the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and


cultural organizations and $102.5 billion more in event-related spending by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in government revenue. Indeed, arts and cultural institutions are an economic engine for their communities. A study by the Long Island Association estimated that 42 Long Island not-for-profit organizations generated $385 million in spending and supported 5200 jobs. The very existence of the Gold Coast film festival and arts center certainly promotes Nassau County’s burgeoning film and television production industry, which produced $533.6 million in economic benefit and generated 1,800 jobs. But providing the opportunity to cultivate artistic expression in a child is, well, priceless. A

study published in Economic Development Quarterly found that children who engage in the arts are more likely to become successful business people as adults. “The arts engage and strengthen both sides of the brain, creating new connections, new ways of thinking, and innovation in problem-solving. The arts often engage those students who otherwise might not stay in school,” Theresa Statz-Smith, Executive Director of the Long Island Arts Alliance, told “Build a Better Burb” ( Michael Glickman, president of the Arts Center, has said, “The arts center opens doors to the future. And so we are working to ensure that we can offer our children opportunities that speak to today and tomorrow. “As a person committed to this community and a proponent of making it possible for the arts to serve as a way to ensure that we safeguard knowledge and ideas, glories and vicissitudes, art and culture, we can look to the arts center and feel good that future generations will know, understand and value the unique place that the arts play in our history and in civilization.” The arts go beyond an individual’s creative expression, to fostering community and shaping society. Indeed, the very definition of “civilization” revolves around the arts. The arts are not just expres-

sions of humanity, but make us more humane. The arts offer a different way to learn and understand, a way to get out of our own narrow, parochial, provincial bubbles to see from a new perspective. Many of the films that will be screened during the festival – both documentaries and narratives – bring the world to us and make us think, empathize in different ways. What is more, the arts center does not only bring culture, knowledge and a bigger worldview to us, it also brings the world to us, often introducing our community for the first time. Jon Kaiman, the former North Hempstead supervisor who forged the partnership between the town and the arts center and is now a co-president, said, “The idea all along was to create something that is recognized not just throughout town, but beyond, that can feature larger community and take advantage of all the arts we have to offer residents… When people look for a great place to live, they look for cultural life and respect and awareness for the arts as an indication of a mature community. We have that in our town. How great to be able to take advantage.” Take advantage of this jewel we have in our own backyard. For a full list of films and for information on tickets, visit www.

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This is us: Being Jewish in U.S. in 2018


am of a faith that is small in number, but rich in culture, and largely generous in participation in every aspect of American life. We strive to make our beloved communities and country great. As individuals, we work hard to make our fellow countrymen well, smart, secure and entertained.! ! We are strongly competitive to achieve things good. Unjustifiably, we are mostly, quietly, personally embarrassed should someone associated with our community go astray. We are grateful to have

found so welcoming a home in this, our great country. Most of our fellow citizens are surprised upon learning that we comprise less than two percent of our entire country’s population and yet endure more than 50 percent of all the hate crimes — that’s more than the combined totals of such crimes against all other religions added together. Despite an inexplicable history of suffering epoch hatred and persecution in every generation and around the world, we neither whine nor despair. We are insistent on remem-

GARY ACKERMAN bering, and vehemently reject pity. !But we do fight back. Perhaps our personal his-

toric experience, and also having accepted the commandment to seek justice, makes us among the most bluntly outspoken proponents for human and equal rights when intolerance and discrimination shows it’s ugly face in any form against any person or people. Today it is we who grieve. Again. We mourn our dead: the largest collective murder of Jews in America. Just for being Jews. But we know we do not grieve alone.! ! And that is a

comfort. We grieve along with all those who understand the loss of humanity and decency we are facing with the steady drumbeat from those who would divide us from each other along any lines. Evil needs little encouragement. Tomorrow our community will bury it’s dead. ! We, with! ! all our beloved neighbors joined, will never allow our democracy, our humanity, our decency to be buried in an avalanche of hate, unleashed by words and winks.

Film screening to We stand with local honor Vietnam hero Jewish community


s a member of the national organization of the American Legion Post No. 1, and as a Navy Vietnam veteran of the Vietnam era, I would like to report about an interesting event at St. Anastasia parish in Douglaston. In 2017, the Archdiocese for Military Services announced that the United States Military might soon have a patron saint, Lieutenant Father Vincent R. Capodanno. Father!Capodanno was a heroic Catholic priest who served in the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Metal of Honor.! On Monday, Nov. 12, on the observed Veterans Day at 12 p.m., there will be a viewing of a 90-minute, award-winning film about the life of Father Vincent R. Capodanno titled, “Called and Chosen,” in Father Smith Hall at St. Anastasia parish,

located at 45-14 245th St. in Douglaston. The film is about the life of this virtuous priest from his early childhood in New York to the ultimate sacrifice of giving his life on the battlefield in Vietnam on Sept. 4, 1967. Special guest, George Philips, will be present to share his personal experience of Capodanno on the tragic day in Vietnam and why he should be named a saint for the Catholic Church and for all veterans. Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 718-631-4454. A light lunch will be provided. I urge all who can to please attend this worthwhile event about a good man that had dedicated his life in serving God and country. Frederick R. Bedell Jr. Mineola


lease accept our deepest condolences on the loss of lives at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. Our hearts sank as we saw the smiling pictures and learned the life stories of the 11 victims. They will always be in our thoughts and prayers. The barbaric anti-Semitic attack on the synagogue and the murder of 11 Jewish Americans was not only a gutless attack on the Jewish community, but also an attack on humanity itself. The Great Neck Chinese Association emphatically condemns all acts of violence and hatred. At this difficult time, we offer the families of the victims and the survivors our profound sympathy and condolences, and our solidarity to our Jewish friends and neighbors of Great Neck.

The current climate of political divisions that is emboldening those with hate based on fear and ignorance has no place in America. We agree whole heartedly with what Rabbi Michael Klayman said in his thoughtful letter to the Great Neck Record: “No one should be demonized due to his or her political or social views… and we can no longer tolerate racism and hatred against people of a different complexion, ethnicity or gender orientation.” The Chinese community of Great Neck will stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish friends and neighbors in defending the diversity and openness that the greatness of America was built upon. Board of Directors Great Neck Chinese Association

Bral’s ‘divisive’ remarks against residents


t was disturbing to learn that during the run-up to the recent library elections, Pedram Bral, mayor of the village of Great Neck, had once again put his political thumb on the scale of fairness. As he had done during the school budget controversy a few years ago, Bral used his position as mayor of a small village to influence the outcome of a political contest having nothing whatever to do with his official duties. But it, unfortunately, has appeared to many that Mayor Bral believes his election entitled him to a crown and scepter, as well as a gavel. Private citizens may, and do, express

themselves on whatever public issues they wish. But when elected officials presume to throw their weight around on matters having no connection with their official business, then one wonders what exaggerated sense of their own importance is fueling such interference. Much worse, it has become apparent that Bral, despite his frequent solemn sermons on the need for a kinder, gentler community, is himself our most obvious village practitioner of abusive, sometimes virulent, ad hominem attacks on those who do not applaud his every move. Residents who have had the gall to criticize this mayor have often found themselves

the targets of shockingly inappropriate accusations. In our largely Jewish community, Bral has repeatedly used the word “anti-Semitic” to describe other residents of the Jewish faith who have criticized him. For a civic “leader” to openly engage in such antagonistic name-calling is gradually poisoning our atmosphere. Although resistance to this type of verbal harassment is growing, the threat of being called a bigot or an anti-Semite has already cast a chill on some residents’ desire to participate in local politics. One has only to look at the treatment accorded one of the recent library candidates to wonder if the risk of possible public

slander is worth it. Of course, the better outcome would be for public officials to resist the urge to exaggerate their influence, as well as their expertise. Some of the ugliest opinions circulated in the library election would probably never been circulated if Bral had not interjected himself in library business. Perhaps the mayor will instead take his own advice and refrain from creating discord and divisiveness as a method of defending his political turf. Elizabeth Allen Great Neck Letters Continued on Page 54

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The Port Washington-based drug and chemical manufacturer Aceto Corp. announced Monday that it would adopt a shareholder rights plan, or “poison pill,” that would prevent a change in ownership. According to a news release, an ownership change would occur if a stockholder with 5 percent or more of Aceto’s common stock increased his collective ownership over three years. To prevent this, the rights plan would be activated if a stockholder bought more than 4.99 percent of the company’s stock. The plan would let shareholders other than the acquirer purchase additional shares at a discount, which would dilute the acquirer’s stake in the!company. The explanation given in the news release for creating this plan is that potential tax benefits could be lost if the company was bought. These benefits, such as net operating loss carry forwards, could reduce Aceto’s tax liabilities in the future. “The Rights Plan is similar to the tax asset protection rights agreements adopted by numerous other public companies

seeking to protect their … tax benefits,” the statement said. The plan does give Aceto’s board some flexibility. The release said that the company would accept offers that “are fair and otherwise in the best interests of Aceto’s stockholders.” The board can exempt certain acquirers. The rights plan will expire on Nov. 5, 2021, or on an earlier date if any person or group acquires more than 19.99 percent of the company’s outstanding shares. Efforts to reach the company for further comment were unavailing. It has been a difficult year for the maker of generic drugs, which was founded in 1947. In its most recent fiscal year, which ended on June 30, Aceto posted a net loss of $316.1 million, or $8.98 per share. The company announced in April that it had hired an investment!bank in connection with the possible sale of the company. Three months later, Alan Levin was named the company’s chairman. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @LukeATorrance.

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Mystic chords of memory in Port The Fall Fair ended at 4 o’clock, and the cleanup had just begun. Ponies from the pony ride and farm animals from the petting zoo were coaxed into their respective vans. Vendors packed up and pulled out. Antique cars were fired up and driven off. Trustees and volunteers were picking up and putting away. By 5:30, I was ready to call it a day and walked out back behind the Sands-Willets House to where Betty Mintz was pulling a little red wagon with some plants in it. Three years ago when this space was an overgrown hodgepodge of brambles and bushes, Betty came along with a vision for a colonial garden. Since then, proposals had been proposed and designs designed. Bushes were cleared; some were saved. Memorial bricks and stones were laid in

place. Funds were raised. Volunteers recruited. Memorial benches were dedicating and installed. Plants planted. The plants need time to grow and there is more for her little red wagon to do, but Betty’s vision for a Colonial Garden is becoming reality. And I considered it ready for someone such as myself to sit on a bench and appreciate the collective effort that Betty has inspired. I spent a moment with the memorial brick I had bought for our family in honor of our dog, Trevor, who passed away four years ago. The kids wanted an inscription that rhymed and we came up with “IN MEMORY OF TREVOR – BEST DOG EVER”. Another trustee, Linn Johnson, joined me. Kindly, he let me know that just hanging out in the garden was exactly what they had done all this work for.


Local History Matters We checked out other bricks for people we might know in common. Coincidentally, in keeping with the fact that we lived around the corner from one another, his brick and mine are side by side. After Linn went inside, I lingered a moment longer to take in the familiar surround-

ings. There’s a Dutch barn that is the oldest of its kind on Long Island. Originally, it was built on the Sands’ farm two miles to the north at the end of the 17th century. About 270 years later, it was taken apart piece by piece and reconstructed here on what had once been the Sands’ Inland Farm. I am always amazed when reminded that our thriving suburban community was once farmland more hospitable to cows than cars. The Sands-Willets House (c.1735) is not as picturesque from the back as it is from the front, but it does make it easier to see how the homestead grew in stages from a small working farmhouse to the manor-like house and museum it is today. The Sands family was here in colonial times. They were exemplary forebearers who fought

for and nurtured this great American experiment. The Willets family were Quakers, coming here in the 19th century and helping to raise our collective conscience in their commitment to the abolition of slavery. It was Abraham Lincoln who used the phrase “mystic chords of memory” in his first inaugural address. “We are not enemies, but friends,” he said of the north and south. Indeed, memories are precious, be they of personal family experiences that we all hold dear or of the ultimate sacrifices so many have made for our country that inspire us. More than ever, we need shared memories to unite us in these fractious times, and local history can help us do that. Ross Lumpkin is a trustee at the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society,


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Election night events tell tales of two parties Democrats boisterous, Republicans subdued over race results BY J E D HENDRIXSON AND TERI WEST At a brightly lit room lined with patriotic decorations in Westbury’s Mirelle’s Restaurant, Nassau County Republicans gathered on election night in subdued disappointment and acceptance of defeat. The atmosphere inside the Garden City Hotel for the Nassau County Democrats on Tuesday night was the complete opposite: electric, an orchestra swelling to mark a resounding swiping of the state Senate majority. Loud music was unintelligible over the chatter inside the hotel, where hundreds of Democrats gathered in support of the hoped-for “blue wave,” the national response two years after the polarizing election of President Donald Trump. The crowd cheered and booed as the results of the U.S. House and Senate races trickled in throughout the night. As results quickly began to show signs of Democratic victory in the state Senate the mood barely changed in Westbury, but shortly before midnight as candidates and Nassau County Republican Chair-

man Joseph Cairo filed to the stage, attendees began a quiet applause that soon grew hearty. Republican speakers focused on resolve to bounce back in two years. “The people will soon realize the mistake they made,” said state Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R-Glen Head) who was re-elected in District 15 on Tuesday. As speakers alluded to challenges ahead for Republicans as the state Senate slipped out of their control, there was little discussion in Westbury of the similar flip that was taking place at a national level in the House of Representatives. Though it became apparent early in the night that flipping the U.S. Senate blue would be too large of a task, particularly after the declaration that Ted Cruz (R-Texas) defeated challenger Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic crowd’s excitement at the Garden City Hotel only grew as Democrats continued to pick up Republican seats in the House. The president’s name was not mentioned once in Republican speeches. Though he was not not mentioned by name at the

Democratic party, victorious U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice and Tom Suozzi, now members of the majority in Washington, expressed censure over the division the president’s administration has brought. District 7 state Sen. Elaine Phillips, who lost a bid for re-election to North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, was nowhere to be seen at Mirelle’s Restaurant. Kaplan, meanwhile, delivered a speech to an enlivened crowd after news came in that she was projected to win with 89 percent of precincts reporting. As Democratic attendees swarmed the stage, Nassau County Democrat Chairman Jay Jacobs, incumbents and newly elected state senators announced to deafening cheers and applause that the Democrats had gained control of the state Senate, placing control of the entire state government in the party’s hands. New York Democrats now hold a majority in the state Senate and Assembly, and have an attorney general, comptroller and governor in power. This comes after the ousting of key Republicans

like state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who represented Nassau County’s District 9, and former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Senate Democrat representing the 35th District, is poised to become the state Legislature’s first female majority leader in January. “The residents of New York have spoken,” Stewart-Cousins said. “And it’s time to begin to act.” In Westbury, the crowd was enthused by Cairo’s determination to face the challenges ahead, but it also celebrated its few victories. U.S. Rep. Peter King, who was re-elected, was the greatest source of redemption in the room. As King stepped on stage while Republican state Senate leader John Flanagan spoke, Flanagan said with a laugh, “I feel better. How about you guys?” People filtered out of the room around midnight, and former Hempstead Mayor James A. Garner addressed whether Trump’s presidency might have had an effect in Nassau County. “Well he certainly didn’t affect Peter King!” he said.



Tom Suozzi

Dan DeBono

Attendees of the Nassau County Republican election night even await results.


40.87% 51,346



Kathleen Rice

61.01% 149,078

Ameer Benno





Anna Kaplan


54.65% 58,273


Elaine Phillips

45.33% 48,342



Andrew Monteleone 32.40% 13,945 REP, CON

Charles Lavine

67.56% 29,077



Byron Divins, Jr.

38.24% 17,068


Anthony D’Urso





Edward Ra

55.76% 24,832


William Carr DEM, WOR, WEP







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George Nolan

8.62% 260,829


Marian R. Tinari

8.46% 255,981


Deborah Poulos

8.57% 259,400


Michael A. Gajdos, Jr. 8.24% 249,436 DEM, CON, IND

Norman St. George 13.14% 397,659 DEM, REP

Helen Voutsinas

13.23% 400,347


Ruth C. Balkin

13.16% 398,270


Larry Kelly






Stephen F. Kiely REP

Daniel T. Driscoll

5.87% 177,503


John B. Zollo

5.86% 177,340


Thomas Rademaker 0.75%



Christopher L. Grayson 0.77%



Robert M. Nigro



Vincent J. Messina, Jr. 0.27%



Stephen J. Lynch





Kaplan trumps Phillips as Dems seize state Senate Continued from Page 1 life for everyone who lives here,” Phillips said. “It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve the residents of this district in the State Senate, and to be their voice in state government, for which I will be forever grateful.” Republicans struck a defiant tone, applauding the service of those who lost and U.S. Rep. Peter King’s victory, and promising “a fight” to reclaim both their own seats and the state Senate in 2020. “Don’t despair, listen,” Nassau County Republican Chairman Joseph Cairo told attendees as results came in. “Everyone has a bad night. We had a tough one tonight, but we’ll be back.” The Kaplan win is among a sea of Democratic state Senate victories across the state and on Long Island, with Kemp Hannon of the 6th District and Carl Marcellino of the 5th both losing their races and Monica Martinez, a Democrat, defeating Dean Murray, a Republican, to represent the 3rd District currently held by Republican Thomas Croci. This means that Long Island’s state Senate delegation is now a Democratic majority of 6 to 3, and Republicans, who once held the state

Senate 32-31, have lost it to Democrats, who now have a 40-23 edge. This also means that John Flanagan, the Republican state Senate majority leader from East Northport, will likely be replaced by Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat and the current state Senate minority leader. The results also follow considerable Nassau County Republican losses in 2017, when Laura Curran became county executive and Laura Gillen became the first Democrat in a century to be the supervisor for the Town of Hempstead. With the state Senate turned blue, Democrats now have full control of New York state government. In addition to the state Senate majority, they continue to dominate the Assembly, and have Attorney General Letitia James, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, from Great Neck, in power. Kaplan had touted herself as someone who would work to support all district residents and advocated for passing legislation held up in the state Senate like the Reproductive Health Act and the Child Victims Act. She also claimed Phillips was controlled by special interests and beholden to

the Republican Party. Phillips, meanwhile, had cast herself as a fighter and problem-solver for the district who worked to keep taxes under control and deliver state aid to local institutions. She had also warned against voting Democratic, asserting that district taxpayers’ money would be funneled away from Long Island to New York City. Both candidates had dueled over issues like guns, taxation, one-party control and schools. State Republicans invested heavily in Phillips’ campaign, disclosures filed with the state Elections Board show, with the NYS Senate Republican Campaign Committee alone giving more than $440,000 to her campaign as of Oct. 19 and sending out troves of campaign literature. State Democrats had also invested in Kaplan’s bid, according to disclosures, with a $200,000 contribution from the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee recorded on Oct. 26 and $11,000 each from the New York State Democratic Committee and Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. The New York State Union of Teachers backed Kaplan heavily, pouring


David A. Morris IND


Catherine Rizzo

93.44% 426,465


Shaun K. Hogan





Robin M. Kent

92.82% 418,602


Madeline PetraraPerrin




Joseph Cairo, the chair of the Nassau County Republicans, addresses fellow party members in Westbury about election results and pushes them to keep fighting.

more than $1 million into advertising, mailers, videos and surveys both for Kaplan and against Phillips, according to financial disclosure records filed with the state Election Board. Jobs for New York, which represents the Real Estate Board of New York, put more than $494,000 toward Phillips for advertising and consulting, according to financial closures filed with the Election Board. But New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany – a procharter school PAC representing StudentsFirst that gave Phillips $2.6 million in her 2016 campaign – appeared to have stayed on the sidelines this year. Kaplan was elected to represent the Town of North Hempstead’s 4th District, which stretches from Kings Point to Roslyn, in 2011 and re-elected to a second term in 2015. Before that, she served as trustee on the Great Neck Library board for four years. Phillips served as the mayor of Flower Hill from 2012 to 2016 and worked as a financial analyst for more than 20 years. Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, who represents the 16th Assembly District, which covers most of North Hempstead, meanwhile, beat back a challenge from Republican Byron Divins 27,555 to 17,068 – or 59.69 percent to 36.97 percent. Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who represents the 13th District, which surrounds North Hempstead and includes parts of Roslyn, defeated Republican challenger Andrew Monteleone 29,077 to 13,945, or 65.61 to 31.47 percent. Republican Assemblyman Edward Ra, who represents the 19th District, which includes much of Mineola, New Hyde Park, Williston Park and stretches into Old Westbury and Glen Head, held onto his seat, defeating Democratic challenger William “Billy” Carr, a Williston Park trustee, 24,832 to 19,687 – or 54.03 to 42.84 percent. Luke Torrance contributed reporting.

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Suozzi, Rice win as Dems capture House Continued from Page 1 Rice, who served as Nassau County district attorney from 2006 through 2014, once again won handily. She racked up just over 149,000 votes while her opponent, Ameer Benno, received 95,187. Her victory was the first to be announced by Nassau County Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs around 9:45 p.m. at the Democrats’ election night party at the Garden City Hotel. “I believe that the majority of Americans want and feel that we need a check on this administration,” said Rice, after her race was called but before the Democrats seized control of the House. “There’s a lot of things to do but we’re going to have the American people behind us.” In her first election for the House of Representatives, Rice defeated Bruce Blakeman by 85,294 to 76,515 during a midterm that saw Republicans pick up 13 House seats. In 2016, voter turnout for the race doubled and Rice’s margin grew even more, winning almost 60 percent of the vote for the 4th Congressional District, which includes much of southern and central Nassau.

Although the 2018 midterm election was seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump, both Suozzi and Rice chose not to make him the focus of their campaigns. Suozzi touted his work with the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group of 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats working to find common ground on topics such as immigration, gun control and infrastructure. Rice, who was critical of Democratic Party leadership, said the party had to have a message that was more than just “anti-Trump.” But both said they were willing to stand up to the president. Suozzi has criticized Trump on several occasions, although he — unlike Rice — did not join a lawsuit against Trump accusing him of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. That put them at odds with their Republican opponents, both of whom wanted the investigation by!special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s attack on the 2016 election to be ended. DeBono called it a “witch hunt” while Benno said Hillary Clinton should be investigated instead. In the 2nd District, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) was

able to cling to his seat with a slim victory — 122,103 to 106,996 — over his!Democratic opponent, Liuba Grechen Shirley. It was the tightest race for King since he first ran for Congress in 1992. He held off the upstart Democrat who had money poured into her campaign.!Shirley vastly outraised King between July and October with $1.3 million to King’s $203,000. In the 1st District on the eastern end of Long Island, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) defeated Democrat! Perry Gershon. Like King, Zeldin was outraised by his Democratic opponent over the fi-

nal months of the campaign, although the difference was not as pronounced. Zeldin received 130,919 votes to Gershon’s 115,795. This was Zeldin’s fourth time running for the House. After being defeated in 2008, he won comfortably in 2014 and 2016 — each time, his opponent failed to get more than 40 percent of the vote. Gershon finished with 46.4 percent, but it was not enough. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at ltorrance@, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @ LukeATorrance.




Andrea C. Phoenix 19.25% 145,804 DEM, GRE, WFP, WEP, REF

Andrew M. Engel

18.98% 143,783


Valerie J. Alexander 19.37% 146,771 DEM, GRE, WFP, WEP, REF

Michael W. Alpert

14.38% 108,898


Charles J. Casolaro 14.19% 107,458 REP, CON, IND, TR

Eric Zeni

13.82% 104,673



Scott Fairgrieve

60.25% 44,951


Tomasina Cuda Mastroianni

39.73% 29,642



Joanne Curran Perrucci 24.65% 55,197 DEM, GRE, WFP, WEP

Dana L. Grossblatt

23.59% 52,820


Ameer Benno, who lost his bid to represent the 4th Congressional District to incumbent Rep. Kathleen Rice, speaks with a reporter.

Douglas J. Lerose

25.47% 57,014


Colin F. O’Donnell

26.27% 58,805

REP, CON, GRE, IND, REF, TR Results courtesy of Nassau County Board of Elections Bold indicates winner


Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) celebrates his re-election to the 3rd Congressional District with his wife and daughter on Tuesday at the Nassau County Democratic election party in Garden City.


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Turnout booms in As town pans pot, 3 Nassau judge races states vote in favor BY J E D H E N D R I X S ON In the shadow of the heavily contested congressional and state Senate races, Helen Voutsinas and Ruth C. Balkin received hundreds of thousands of votes in the 10th Supreme Court District elections. Voutsinas and Balkin collected 400,347 and 398,270 respectively, leading a pack of seven judges elected in which Michael A. Gajdos Jr., the official elected with the least votes, was 72,000 votes ahead of eighth-place finisher Larry Kelly. The victors, seven elected from a field of 17, include Voutsinas, Balkin, Norman St. George, George Nolan, Deborah Pou-

los, Marian R. Tinari and Gajdos. Robin Kent handily defeated Madeline Petrara-Perrin for the position of Family Court judge in Nassau County by a margin of close to 13 to 1, 418,602 votes to 32,246. Valeria Alexander, Andrea Phoenix and Andrew Engel were all victorious ahead of Michael Alpert, Charles Casolaro and Eric Zeni in the race for 2nd District Court judge. Scott Fairgrieve defeated Tomasina Cuda Mastroianni in the race for 3rd District Court judge, 44,951 to 29,642. Colin F. O’Donnell and Douglas J. Lerose defeated Joanne Curran-Perrucci and Dana L. Grossblatt in the race for 4th District Court judges.


As governments in states like New York and New Jersey weigh marijuana legalization, four states gave voters the power to decide the issue on Tuesday. Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to legalize adult-use marijuana, and voters in Utah and Missouri voted to legalize medical marijuana. North Dakota’s ballot initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana failed by a nearly 20 percent margin, which surprised state Rep. Rick Becker (R–Bismarck) who supported the measure. “I thought there was going to be a very, very close vote,” Becker said Wednesday morning. When medical marijuana was on North Dakota’s ballot two years ago, it brought out a lot of young voters, he said. Republicans who lean toward a libertarian school of thought and prioritize small government often support marijuana legalization, he said. “Any activity in which there’s no victim should not be illegal,” Becker said. The measure on Tuesday’s ballot, however, was broad and vague, which allowed opponents to capitalize on “reefer madness” type fears, he said. “In North Dakota, the general sense was that we don’t want to restrict other people’s freedoms, but the fear factor became so large,” he said. “Nationally, I think that’s probably pretty much the same.” In recent months, Manhasset residents have come up against a cannabis company, MedMen, that wants to open PHOTOS COURTESY OF GOOGLE IMAGES a medical marijuana dispensary on Northern Boulevard, and the issue has Helen Vousinas, left, and Scott Fairgrieve, right. Both judges were victorious reached the North Hempstead Town Board, which wants to enact zoning Tuesday night in their respective state and district races. regulations.

While the dispensary’s outspoken opponents focus on its proximity to institutions like schools and places of worship as well as nearby homes, they are also wary of what state legalization of marijuana would mean for Manhasset if it had a dispensary on a main street. “Manhasset has a drinking problem,” Richard Bentley, president of the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations, told MedMen representatives at an October meeting. “Manhasset has an opioid problem. We have sons, daughters, cousins, friends who have died from the opioid addiction crisis that we’re in. The fear is, why are we now bringing in yet a new concern?”" Before Tuesday’s election, recreational marijuana was legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., while medical use was legal in 30 states. New York legalized medical marijuana in 2014 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was re-elected Tuesday, signed the Compassionate Care Act. In July, the New York state Department of Health published a report concluding that legalizing recreational marijuana would have more positive impacts than negative and in August, Cuomo announced that he had formed a working group to develop a bill on the matter." As medical and recreational marijuana legalization gradually sweeps through the country, Becker said it is inevitable that states that have not yet done so will legalize the drug. “Prohibition was a miserable experiment and failure for alcohol, and I think the same thing in another decade or so will be said about marijuana,” he said.


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Town to replace lead-lined water lines North Hempstead receives $611K from state Health Dept. to address residential service BY JA N E LL E CL AUSEN

The Town of North Hempstead received a $611,363 grant from the state Department of Health to replace residential drinking water lead service lines, officials announced on Friday. While all water mains in the Town of North Hempstead have been replaced, the Health Department said, individual service lines to homes might still have lead. This is more likely in homes built before 1939. There is no safe level of lead exposure, according to the World Health Organization. Lead can affect neurological development in children, spark headaches and increase the risk of other health issues over time. “Replacing these residential lead service lines will help to protect the


An employee runs water in the Blank Slate Media office. health of our residents and our families,” North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a statement. “We are grateful that this critical

funding has been made available.” The funding comes from the Lead Service Line Replacement Program, which aims to

help with the costs of residential water line replacements. The town’s Community Development Agency will implement it. The agency, along

with the planning and building departments, will target areas with higher concentrations of pre-1939 homes and income eligible house-

holds. North Hempstead also plans to reach out via ads, social media and flyers. It’s unclear at this time how many homes fall under this designation. Carole Trottere, a town spokeswoman, said the grant money expires in 2020. The costs could also “vary greatly,” she said, depending on how far a home is from the road. Anyone interested in confirming whether they have a lead service line and having it replaced should call 311 or contact the CDA at 516-8692480 or via its website, www.northhempsteadny. gov/cda-message. Homeowners can also test if there’s lead in their water by contacting the New York state Department of Health by email at freewatertesting@, by phone at 518-402-7650 or via its website.

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he cast and crew of LIU Post Theater Company have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming production of “Iphigenia and Other Daughters,” which opens on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater Mainstage. Megan Sickels, an LIU Post sophomore theater major, plays Iphigenia, the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, royals in Greek mythology. As their first born daughter, Iphigenia was sacrificed to the goddess Artemis. Afterwards, Greek soldiers set sail for the city of Troy. “[The Trojan War] basically happened because they killed this poor innocent little girl,” Sickels said about the story. Sickels relates to her character in her sense of goodness. “She is the best example of good for goodness sake; she wants to do the right thing because it is the right thing, not because she wants any reward from it,” she said. “I hope… I’m like that.” Julia Rivera, also a sophomore theater major, plays Clytemnestra. “She’s essentially the mother in the show; she was a queen in Greece for about 10 years, had four children, (and) one of them was sacrificed by her husband before the Trojan War,” Rivera said. “The beginning of the play covers this sacrifice, while the middle shows her relationship with her (other) two daughters.” Rivera portrays Clytemnestra as having strength through her femininity, and she personally connects with this aspect of her character. Today, “she would be a CEO of a majorly successful company,” Rivera said. “She ran (Greece) for 10 years with three children which is very, very impressive.” Speaking about the production as a whole, Sickels expressed the importance of the work the whole cast and crew have put in. “It was so exciting to get the cast list and see all the wonderful people I am working with

because they are all so talented,” she said of her fellow LIU Post student actors. “It was a little terrifying because you want to do everybody else justice.” “The production has been a really wonderful process; at the beginning when we were still doing table work, we went through the whole script with a finetooth comb,” Rivera said. “We covered every single detail, we made sure that we were on the same track,” she said. Dina Vovsi is the director of the production. “Dina has been fantastic; she has made sure that we have all had a very strong voice throughout the production, which is really awesome,” Rivera said. “From day one I have been impressed with the talent the students and whole design team has,” Vovsi said. “(During) table work week, we really dove in and brought a lot to the table, starting with an amazing groundwork, and seeing that impact has been incredible.” “I love the concept of violence and the way it plays on innocent people who have nothing to do with it,” Sickles said. “War just sort of tears this family apart. A lot of people don’t realize it is something that goes on still in this world.” Vovsi mentioned how the violence portrayed in the play leads to a need for action. “It grounds us in the idea that these are very real people,” she said. “(People) feel a lack of control and feel they must take action.” However, she incorporated a sense of humor into her direction. “With so much violence, you have to find where the lightness is bring it up before they go

down,” Vovsi said. “Dina has been doing a really good job of integrating humor into it and making light of certain situations which is nice, it’s a breath of fresh air,” Rivera said. The story of the play is one of intrigue, according to Rivera. Audience members might find any of the characters relatable. “There are certain characters you can find yourself in, whether it’s Iphigenia or Clytemnestra,” Rivera said. Vovsi explained the message she hopes the play will convey. “The relationship to war and the effects on soldiers and everyone around them, what does it do to all the people involved?” she said. “The play was written in the post World War I era. The actors really dived into shell shock and PTSD (and how it affects men and women).” “Iphigenia and Other Daughters” will be performed in the Little Theater Mainstage on the LIU Post campus on Nov. 9-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., and on Nov. 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. General admission is $15, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at This article was originally published in the Pioneer, the award-winning student newspaper of LIU Post,, and is republished here by Blank Slate Media with the permission of the Pioneer.

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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg returns to Landmark with his Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, an interactive experience in which the audience creates in real time the set list he and his four piece group will play that night. Where: Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, 232 Main St., Port Washington Info & Tickets: (516) 767-1384 •

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Kansas— 40th Anniversary Point of Know Return Tour

Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

One of America’s iconic rock bands, Kansas will celebrate 40 years together at this concert where they will perform their many hits, including two one million-selling gold singles, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington Info & Tickets: (631) 673-7300 •


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New Exhibit — Wild Kingdom: Hunt Slonem and a Hundred Years of Animal Art

Saturday, Nov. 17 through March 3 (check museum website for daily hours)

From Picasso’s bullfights to Babar, art history is a menagerie of lions, dogs, cats, horses and birds of all kinds that you will see at this exhibit. Described as an adventure, the exhibition spotlights the work of Hunt Slonem, one of the foremost living artists who depicts animals and their dazzling environments.

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Live Production: ‘Next to Normal’

Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. (ongoing performances through Dec. 8) Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Next to Normal” tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness has on her family. The musical addresses the timely issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, and the underbelly of suburban life. Where: Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset Info & Tickets: (516) 694-3330 •


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Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. As moviegoers enjoy the recently released feature film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” this tribute concert celebrates the music of Queen with Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, belting out the band’s memorable songs, including the rock anthem “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody to Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “You’re My Best Friend” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Where: Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing Info & Tickets: (718) 793-8080 •


Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. In this special performance, actors and comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short will present a variety of musical sketches and conversations on their iconic careers and most memorable encounters, with the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and renowned jazz pianist and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” band member Jeff Babko, accompanying them live on stage. Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville Info & Tickets: (516) 299-3100

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pecial Story Time with Craft Saturday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jennifer McAuliffe, author of “Charlie and the Chicken Nuggets,” will read from her book and do a craft with children in attendance. “Charlie and the Chicken Nuggets” is based on a

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New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein returns to Long Island, this time with “Secrets from the Deep,” the latest caper in her Devlin Quick mystery series for children. Upon taking a trip to Martha’s Vineyard, Dev sets out to solve a mystery that dates back to the days when pirates hid treasures along the New England coastline.

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Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This celebration of Native American culture has been held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years and includes native food displays, spear throwing, face painting with natural pigments, fire making, tool and pottery making, dugout canoes, nature trails, wigwam, an interactive woodland village, Native American films and more. Where: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove Info: 516-571-8010/11 or

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Magic of Broadway here on Long Island The Cinema Arts Centre is once again hosting a number of stage-to-screen performances from some of the world’s most renowned playwrights. National Theatre Live will present the following live broadcasts from their theaters to the big screens at Cinema Arts Centre. On Thursday, Nov. 15!at 7 p.m., Cinema Arts will be showing Kenneth MacMillan’s play, “Mayerling,”!a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.!From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles, in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.! Cinema Arts will show Alan Bennett’s

multiple award-winning play, “The Madness of George III,” on Tuesday Nov. 20!at 7 p.m., National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. “The Madness of George III” dramatizes the final years of King George III’s reign over the United Kingdom, his battle with mental illness, and the inability of the court to handle his condition. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. The epic play was adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.! On Tuesday, Dec. 11!at 7 p.m., Cinema Arts will be show William Shakespeare’s “Antony & Cleopatra.” Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.! For tickets and more information about these screenings, go to The Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave. in Huntington.

ESPN journalist shares story of loss and hope On Sept. 11, 2001, Joe Maio went to work in the north tower of the World Trade Center. He never returned, leaving behind a wife, Sharri, and 15-month old son, Devon. Five years later, Sharri remarried, and Devon welcomed a new dad into his life. For thousands, the whole country really, 9/11 is a day of grief. For Adam and Sharri Maio Schefter and their family, it’s not just a day of grief, but also hope. In his memoir, “The Man I Never Met,” sports writer and television analyst Adam Schefter delivers a story not only about 9/11, but also the story of 9/12 and all the days after. Life moved on. Pieces were picked up. New dreams were dreamed. The Schefters are the embodiment of that. Schefter’s book gives voice to all those who have chosen to keep living. Like most families, life can be gratifying and beautiful, yet messy and hard, especially with that one day every year that comes roaring back. “The Man I Never Met” also offers!a peek into the life of the author, the man behind the headlines and injury reports as an NFL insider for ESPN. Schefter’s book follows in the path of recent ESPN books by Tom Rinaldi and the late Stu-

art Scott — books that have transcended sport to examine the raw emotion of life. Schefter will discuss his career and “The Man I Never Met,” co-authored with Michael Rosenberg, at the Bryant Library on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required by going to The Bryant Library is located at!2 Papermill Road in Roslyn.




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Great Beer Expo to return JCC to host author to Nassau Coliseum Karin Tanabe The Great Beer Expo will return to NYCB Live, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Nov. 10. This year’s event will showcase dozens of local, national, and international breweries, offering more than 100 beers for sampling. Based on the turnout of last year’s event, this year’s gathering is sure to be another success. The biggest names in brewing are excited to be joining the festivities. This year’s beer tasting extravaganza will showcase breweries from around the corner, around the country, and around the globe.

The pay-one-price general admission ticket includes all beer tastings. The Great Beer Expo is being held the weekend of Veteran’s Day. The event producer, Starfish Junction, has selected Suffolk County Homefront, Inc., as this year’s event charity partner. Suffolk County Homefront is a local charity with a dual mission to purchase supplies, equipment and care packages for deployed service members and to recognize the sacrifice of those who have died or been injured in combat. " A portion of the event proceeds will di-

rectly benefit Suffolk County Homefront , Inc. ( The Great Beer Expo will have two sessions: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. General Admission tickets are $45 (advance purchase) and $55 (event day purchase if the event is not sold out). "All tickets are subject to taxes and associated fees. Tickets can be purchased at, or at the Nassau Coliseum box office. General Admission tickets include admission to the Expo, a five-ounce souvenir tasting cup, and the freedom to enjoy a two-ounce sample of any of the beers present at the Expo. Food is available for purchase. Designated driver tickets are also available for $12 each. " No one under age 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted to the event and photo ID is required for entry. "All ticket sales are final. For more information, go to nassau.

Sid Jacobson JCC will host fiction writer and former Politico reporter, Karin Tanabe, on Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m., as part of its Author Breakfast + Book Signing Series. Tanabe is the author of historical fiction novels including “The Diplomat’s Daughter,” “The Gilded Years,” “The List,” and “The Price of Inheritance.” The Washington Post called her most recent novel “captivating” and “motivating,” and USA Today has praised Tanabe’s storytelling as “elegant and extremely gratifying.” A former Politico reporter, her work has appeared in dozens of renowned publications including: The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer and in the anthology “Crush: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush.”

In late 2017, it was announced that Sony’s TriStar Pictures won the worldwide rights to the psychological thriller, “A White Lie.” The project is based on Tanabe’s novel “The Gilded Years,” which tells the true story of Anita Hemmings, a light-skinned African-American woman who was the descendant of slaves and passed as white so she could attend Vassar during the 1890s. Zendaya will star in the leading role, and the film will be co-produced by Zendaya, Lauren Levy Neustadter and Reese Witherspoon. Tickets to this event are $40 and can be purchased at"www. For information on additional cultural arts events happening at Sid Jacobson JCC, please visit"" or contact Elyse Ingber, director of performance and visual arts, at 516484-1545 ext. 144, or"


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Arts & Entertainment Calendar NYCB LIVE, HOME OF NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale (516) 794-9300 or (800) 745-3000 • Saturday, Nov. 10, 12:30 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Great American Beer Fest Monday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m. Peace Starts with Me hosted by the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification USA and the American Clergy Leadership Conference Thursday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 25 (check venue website for a schedule of daily performances) Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury (516) 247-5205 • Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Collective Soul THE PARAMOUNT 370 New York Ave., Huntington (631) 673-7300 • www.paramountny. com Friday, Nov. 9, 9 p.m. Yacht Rock Revue Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Skid Row Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Puddles Pity Party THE SPACE AT WESTBURY 250 Post Ave., Westbury (516) 283-5566 • Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. I’m with Her with guests The Brother Brothers Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Vixen with guest Reality Suite Wednesday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. An Evening with Stephen Marley Acoustic and special guest Mystic Marley MY FATHERS PLACE AT THE ROSLYN HOTEL 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn (516) 413-3535 • www.myfathersplace. com Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Melanie Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Kerry Kearney LANDMARK ON MAIN STREET 232 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-1384 • Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. David Clark’s Songs in the Attic: The Music of Billy Joel Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. The Willie Nile Band with special guest James Maddock Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m. Pinocchio Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s

GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck (516) 829-2570 • www.goldcoastarts. org Through Tuesday, Nov. 13 (see website for a list of film screenings and locations) Gold Coast International Film Festival Through Dec. 15 Exhibit: Storytelling Through the Lens TILLES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville (516) 299-3100 • Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Dorrance Dance Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert, The Hologram Tour Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1 South Ave., Garden City (516) 877-4000 • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m. Student Recital MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre (516) 323-4444 • Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Jazz All Stars HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead (800) 463-7872 • Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. “We Are Pussy Riot, or Everything is P.R.” At the Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Hofstra Symphony Orchestra at the Adams Playhouse NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor (516) 484-9338 • www.nassaumuseum. org Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Family Sundays at the Museum SANDS POINT PRESERVE CONSERVANCY/HEMPSTEAD HOUSE 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point (516) 571-7901 • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Weekly Qi Gong Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Just Moms Discussion Group Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Murder Mystery: Agatha Christie’s “Towards Zero”

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Community Calendar

A&E Calendar cont’d LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 11 Davis Ave., Garden City (516) 224-5800 • Friday, Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids in the Kitchen: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Children ages 3 to 5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members). Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m Turkey Talk Children ages 4 and up can learn why turkey is a mainstay of Thanksgiving dinner and make their own turkey decoration for the occasion. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).

TURN OF THE CORKSCREW BOOKS AND WINE 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre (516) 764-6000 • Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. In-store Book Discussion: “Lake Success” by Gary Shteyngart

CINEMA ARTS CENTRE 423 Park Ave., Huntington (631) 423-7611 • Monday, Nov. 12, 12 p.m. Free Family Shorts as part of the Gold Coast International Film Festival

OLD WESTBURY GARDENS 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury (516) 333-0048 • Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For Kids: Eat Up! What’s Cooking in the Gardens — Pumpkins!

BOOK REVUE 313 New York Ave., Huntington (631) 271-1442 • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Author Wendy Bonilla, “Today’s Inspired Latina”

THE WHALING MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor (631) 367-3418 • Saturday, Nov. 10 through Monday, Nov. 12, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Red, White and Blue Crafts Children of all ages will create patriotic crafts for Veteran’s Day. $6 adults; $5 kids; veterans free.

THE DOLPHIN BOOKSHOP AND CAFE 299 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-2650 • Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cafe Music at the Dolphin Saturday, Nov. 10, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Author Booksignings: “XOXO” by Melody Pourmoradi, “Babysitting a Band on the Rocks” by G.D. Praetorius, “Pride” by Kosta Rosvoglou and “The Darkness in Lee’s Closet” by Roy Schwartz Sunday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. Children’s Story Time and Craft: “The Squirmy Wormy” by Amy Fathers BARNES AND NOBLE 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset and 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place (516) 365-6723 (Manhasset); (516) 7419850 (Carle place) • Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. “Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes” Story Time

ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND JEANIE TENGELSEN GALLERY 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills (631) 462-5400 • Through Sunday, Nov. 25 63rd Members’ Exhibition Part One (M-Z)


THE COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE 160 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington (516) 883-3144 or Friday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. (Shabbes service), 7:30 p.m. (Shabbat dinner), 8:15 p.m. (presentation) Jerusalem: A Love Story with Speaker on the “Real” Israel, Sarah Tuttle-Singer Monday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Finding Direction: A Workshop for Finding Spiritual Direction OLDE TRADING POST 1218 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park (516) 492-3195 • Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

Music: Phil Smith Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Music: Duo Wiggam STEPHEN C. WIDOM CULTURAL ARTS AT TEMPLE EMANUEL Temple Emanuel, 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck (516) 482-5701 • Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Arthur Flug: “Remembering Kristallnacht” COMMUNITY CHURCH OF EAST WILLISTON 45 East Williston Ave. (between High Street and Roslyn Road), East Williston Tickets: (516) 746-7356 or ccewplays@gmail. com Continued on Page 40

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM 1660 Rte. 25A, Cold Spring Harbor (516) 692-6768 • Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Egg Taking Demonstrations Children of all ages will create patriotic crafts for Veteran’s Day. $6 adults; $5 kids; veterans free. WESTBURY MANOR 25 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury (516) 599-6870 • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. show Plaza Theatrical Productions presents “Gypsy!”

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Warm up your fall with a stew Fall is a wonderful time to eat and enjoy comforting one-pot stews. I love making a big pot of stew and enjoying friends over for a cozy meal. I augment the stew with add-ons. These are bowls that have different foods that complement the stew. One of my favorite add-ons is chicken “chips.” Chicken “chips” are the skin from the chicken thighs baked in the oven until they resemble the consistency of a potato chip. These unhealthy morsels are scrumptious. For ease and coziness, I like to set up the whole meal on my stove. The stew stays warm on a low burner and I place all the add-ons on a platter so the pieces of food don’t drop directly on my stove. The addition of a crisp romaine and radicchio salad with My Favorite Vinaigrette rounds out the meal. Finally, one of the best things about this recipe is that the stew may be made up to two days ahead of time, the flavors just keep improving. So grab your Dutch oven and start warming up your kitchen with a hearty stew — your friends and family will be glad you cooked up such a delicious meal. Menu (Serves 6-8) Stew with Kale and Chicken Add-ons (all placed in

separate bowls) Chicken “chips” Sliced red pepper* Sliced red onion* Jasmine rice* Grated parmesan* Cannellini beans* Croutons* Bread* Salad* with My Favorite Vinaigrette *Recipe Not Given Stew with Kale and Chicken 8 pieces skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs patted dry Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 4 large shallots, quartered lengthwise 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 bunch parsley, stems tied together with kitchen twine 2 bay leaves 8 cups torn curly kale leaves (I buy a bag of kale cleaned and chopped at Stop and Shop and most other grocery stores) 8 cups homemade or store bought chicken stock 1. Season chicken thighs all over with salt and pepper. 2. In a Dutch oven, place chicken skin side down over medium heat. Working in two batches, if needed, cook chicken thighs in the same pot until skin is golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer chicken

flavorful, about 25 to 30 minutes. 5. Refrigerate stew at least over night. Remove the fat that has accumulated on the top of the stew. Reheat stew over medium low heat, serve with add-ons on the side.

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to a large plate. Let chicken cool slightly, then pull skin from meat and transfer to a container, cover and chill (save for making “chips”). 3. Return pot to medium heat and saute shallots, until they are golden, about 5 minutes. Add wine and stock, stir to release the bits stuck on the bottom of pot and cook until reduced by two-thirds, about 6 minutes. Add parsley, and bay leaves salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer. Return chicken thighs to pot and bring stew back up to a simmer. Cover with a lid, leaving slightly ajar so steam can escape and cook for 1 hour. 4. Transfer thighs to a cutting board and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes, keep liquid at a simmer. Pull meat from bones and tear into strips. Place chicken back in pot and add kale and simmer until kale is tender and liquid is very

Chicken “chips” 8 pieces of chicken thigh skin from the stew with kale and chicken. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Salt and pepper chicken skin. 2. Arrange chicken thigh skin (reserved from stew with kale and chicken) flat side up, in a single layer on a silpat-lined baking sheet and bake until crispy, approximately 30 minutes. My Favorite Vinaigrette 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1 tsp. sugar 2 cups olive oil

Salt and pepper 1. In a Cuisinart, fitted with a steel blade, blend the vinegar, Dijon mustard, and sugar. With the motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Alternatively, place all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously, until combined. Always shake again before serving. Alexandra Troy is owner of Culinary Architect Catering, a 35-year-old Greenvale-based company specializing in private, corporate and promotional parties. Need help making your parties delicious and stress-free?! Call 516-484-7431 and you will be a guest at your own party. If you make any of these recipes, send a photo to party@culinaryarchitect. com.

Community Calendar cont’d Continued from Page 39 Friday, Nov. 9 and 16 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 and 17 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. The Billboard Players Present: “Dear Friends” by Reginald Rose CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK PRESERVE 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington (631) 423-1770 or Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nature on the Move At this slow-paced, 4-mile walk, you will observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett. Admission is $4. Reservations are required by calling 631-423-1770. HOLY SPIRIT R.C. CHURCH 16 S. 6th St., New Hyde Park (516) 354-0359 • Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holy Spirit Rosary Altar Society Christmas Fair

NORTHWELL’S CENTER FOR WELLNESS AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE 1500 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn (516) 858-3095 • integrativemedicine Saturday, Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Girl Scout Mother Daughter Yoga Learn the benefits of yoga in a parent/daughter combined practice that will gradually increase the level of difficulty at your own pace each Saturday. $80 for each mother/ daughter pair; $10 additional for siblings. Register online at Sunday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tibetan Bowl Meditation Learn the history of Tibetan Singing Bowls and experience deep relaxation through soothing sound that opens the flow of energy throughout the body. $20; $15 for Northwell exployees. Register online at www.northwell. edu/integrativemedicine. BROOKVILLE CHURCH AND MULTIFAITH CAMPUS 2 Brookville Road, Glen Head

(516) 626-0414 • Saturday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kids 4 Kids Coffeehouse Concert: “Brookville’s Broadway” Youth will cook, serve a six-course dinner, and provide entertainment. There is no admission fee; funds will be raised from a silent auction, raffles and food sales to send under-served kids to an eight-week summer camp in Glen Cove.

FLORAL PARK RECREATION CENTER 124 Stewart St., Floral Park Monday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-Holiday Event Movies and milk and cookies for kids; shopping amongst holiday vendors for adults. Thursday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. AHRC Meeting with Guest Speaker Sean Farley, Founder and Owner of Novis Realty Group

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 16 South 9th St., New Hyde Park Sunday, Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. Food, Fun & Fellowship Dinner Cost: $25 for adults; $15 for children under 12. For further information or reservations, call 516-354-5013.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT SHELTER ROCK 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset (516) 627-6560 • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Talk: The Climate Crisis and Our Spiritual Home — The Greening of Our UU Campus Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Inisfada Zen Sitting Meditation Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Yo Fit Seniors! Fitness and Yoga Inspired Group Exercise Every Thursday this season except Nov. 22 and Dec. 27. Members: $5 per class; nonmembers: $7 per class.

MANHASSET POST 304 OF THE AMERICAN LEGION Mary Jane Davies Park, Plandome Road, Manhasset Monday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. Veteran’s Day Service

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Port Washington Library Port Washington Library is located at One Library Drive in Port Washington. For more information about these and other events, go to

of a two-part series focusing on paintings from the 13th to 16th centuries. WOMEN IN FILM WITH PROFESSOR VAL FRANCO Monday, Nov. 12, 7:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. Professor Franco will screen and discuss “Molly’s Game” (2017 - 141 min.). Jessica Chastain stars in the true story of Milly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI agent. Aaron Sorkin scripted and directed.

SANWICHED IN Friday, Nov. 9, 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. “A Life in Theater”(1950 - 86 min.). A veteran actor (Jack Lemmon) and a young upand-comer (Matthew Broderick) team up for a season of repertory theater. Screenwriter David Mamet adapted his own stage play for director Gregory Mosher. SCRABBLE Friday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. Join the game!

INTERVIEWING SKILLS: ANALYZING VERBAL & NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION Monday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of non-verbal behaviors relating to eye contact, smiling, body movements, artifacts, territory and space, vocalics, time, touching, and silence. Presented by Sandra Meyer, Vice President of MeyerMix Productions, LLC, and Adjunct Professor, NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Made possible by the Career & Personal Finance Center. Register at or at the Library.

SOUNDSWAP: THE COWSILLS RETURN Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The family that inspired the Partridge Family will be back for a return engagement. No tickets required, but note that Port Washington residents will receive priority entry. NaNoWRiMo WORKSHOP Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Do you have a fantastic idea for a novel? Well, the world wants you to write it! Join us for our National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) workshops! Our first session will be consist of writer prep and formal registration for NaNoWriMo. Follow-up workshops will be for networking and support of fellow writers – or you can set up shop and write! Visit for more information. VETERAN’S DAY FILM Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Thank You for Your Service” (2017-109 min.). U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life. Hayley Bennett, Miles Teller,

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WOMEN IN FILM: Monday, Nov. 12, 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Keisha Castle-Hughes and Amy Schumer star in this drama from writer/director Jason Hall (drawing from David Finkel’s non-fiction book). VIRTUAL VISITS Monday, Nov. 12, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

National Gallery of London: Part 1. Founded in 1824 when the British government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of the art collector John Julius Angerstein, the National Gallery of London has grown to include over 2,300 paintings in its permanent collection. Join Ines Powell for the first part

NOVEMBER NOIR: BRIT NOIR EDITION Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Never Take Candy From a Stranger” (1960 91 min.). Peter and Sally Carter (Patrick Allen, Gwen Watford) meet official resistance when they accuse Clarence Olderberry Sr. (Felix Aylmer), the patriarch of the town’s most powerful family, of molesting their daughter Jen (Janina Faye). Cyril Frankel directed, from John Hunter’s adaptation of Roger Garis’s stage play.

Port Washington/Manhasset Community Calendar THE DOLPHIN BOOKSHOP & CAFE The Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe, located at 299 Main St. in Port Washington (516-7672650), hosts a Music & More Story Time every Friday at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 to 4 (advanced registration is required. $10 per child), as well as Cafe Music at the Dolphin, a free, weekly music series every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. PROJECT INDEPENDENCE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Are you grieving the loss of a spouse? Are you feeling overwhelmed with sadness and not knowing how to cope with your feelings? Learn more about the grief process and coping skills with other supportive people who are sharing the same experience. Meetings take place the first and third Friday

of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Port Washington Senior Center located at 80 Manorhaven Blvd. in Port Washington. (For those 60 and over). Registration required. Please call 311 or 516-869-6311 to register or for more information. ST. PETER OF ALCANTARA BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP WITH OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH St. Peter of Alcantara (516-883-4817 or 516-883-2607), located at 1321 Port Washington Blvd. in Port Washington, also hosts a Bereavement Support Group on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. that are open to the general public. For more information, contact Yvonne at 516-883-4817 or Rose at 516-8832607.

PORT WASHINGTON & MANHASSET TOASTMASTERS Learn public speaking! A Toastmasters group makes learning to speak in public a fun and empowering experience. From beginners to professional public speakers, the supportive learn-by-doing format encourages all participants to take their communication and listening skills to the next level. Ongoing. Meets first and third Mondays of every month, 7:30 p.m. sharp until 9 p.m. Call 516474–1402 for more info. PORT WASHINGTON PAL Port Washington PAL turns 70 in 2018 and they are celebrating by offering an all-inclusive $49 softball program for 6U, 8U and 10U players. They have an outstanding program to share

with the community. They are also offering professionally run programs in T-ball, soccer, tennis, Monday night flag football, basketball skills clinics and 12 U and 14U softball. Registration is now open, space is limited in all teams so register early. Call 516-965-9883, email or go to TEMPLE JUDEA OF MANHASSET Located at 333 Searingtown Rd. in Manhasset, the Temple hosts Shabbat services on Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Bridge on Mondays and Tuesdays at 12 p.m. For more information, call 516-621-8049 or go to www.

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PSEG donates van for Meals on Wheels BY J E D H E N D R I X S ON Some 75 households of seniors struggling with hunger in Nassau County will receive food from the Meals on Wheels program as a result of a van donated by PSEG Long Island. PSEG Long Island, EAC Networks, state, county and town representatives unveiled the new van last Thursday at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park. “It’s very nice to welcome PSEG to the town for something other than a storm or a power outage,” North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said. “For many of us buying food and preparing meals is something we just do. It’s second nature,” Bosworth said. “For many of our seniors, food is not their first priority, especially when they are dealing with household needs and medical expenses.” EAC Networks, which stands for empower, assist and care, is a volunteerbased program and the largest provider of Meals on Wheels in Nassau County, taking healthy meals to those who may not be able to feed themselves. EAC President and CEO Lance Elder accepted the keys to the new van from Paul!Napoli,!PSEG Long Island vice president of power markets. PSEG Long Island, in partnership


Meals on Wheels volunteers, PSEG representatives and elected officials standing next to the newly donated van. with EcoMedia, a CBS company, funded $67,000 for the new van, which started delivering meals to those in need immediately following the unveiling. “I think it means a great deal to them and a great deal to all of us,”!Napoli said. “These are the people that went through the Depression and World War II, the greatest generation, and they’ve continued to forge on.”! Napoli is also a member of EAC Net-

work’s board of directors. In addition to the van, 3,000 prepared frozen meals were donated that can be used ahead of a weather event, Napoli said. Some 25,000 hours of community volunteer work were put in last year by 2,400 PSEG employees, Napoli added. “We’re more than just your utility company,” Napoli said. “The new delivery van is the gift that keeps on giving,” Carol O’Neill,

EAC! Network senior director of senior and nutrition services, said. “Thanks to the generosity, thousands of Nassau County seniors will receive the gift of nourishing food.” “For so many seniors, not only is it the food but sometimes the volunteers are really the only contact that they have with the outside world,” Bosworth said. “It means it is food for the body and the soul.”

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Jack Buono will become the next superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy starting Nov. 9. issued a warning saying the school fell short on institutional planning, leadership and governance, administration, student support services, resources and other areas. The academy also had to temporarily suspend Sea Year, where midshipmen spend time aboard a merchant vessel, and hold student training for acceptable behavior following reports of bullying and sexual harassment. The USMMA men’s soccer season also had to be canceled due to a federal investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by seven of its players on a team bus, prompting a $5 million claim against the academy, the athletes and its leaders. Under Helis’ supervision, the academy hired people to deal with sexual misconduct, expanded its response program and added resources like a 24-hour hotline available to midship during Sea Year.

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Jack Buono will succeed Rear Adm. James Helis as the superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, the agency overseeing the academy announced last Friday. Buono, a 1978 Kings Point graduate, most recently served as the president and CEO of SeaRiver Maritime Inc., ExxonMobil’s shipping subsidiary, and worked at the companies for 38 years. He also worked his way up from a licensed third mate in the U.S. Coast Guard to a master mariner, a requirement for captaining a commercial vessel. “Jack Buono is the ideal candidate to take the Academy to the next level,” Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby said. “He has impeccable credentials on the waterfront and, as an alumnus, full understands the Academy’s mission to provide its students with the highest caliber of training and education need to lead afloat and ashore.” The superintendent’s responsibilities include providing “executive leadership,” supervising staff, developing a program to communicate the academy’s mission, and implementing “near-term and long range strategic planning,” according to the original job posting. “As a Kings Point graduate who spent his entire career in maritime leadership roles, Mr. Buono will help educate and inspire the next generation of maritime cadets,” Buzby said. Buono’s appointment, which takes effect Friday, follows Helis accepting a position as special assistant to Buzby, the head of the Maritime Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation agency that oversees the academy. During Helis’ six-year tenure as superintendent, the academy risked losing – but ultimately retained – its accreditation status from the Middle States Commission. The accrediting institution had


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Port’s Got Talent show is a smash The first-ever “Port’s Got Talent” show at Landmark’s Jeanne Rimsky Theater was a great success. The event, held on Oct. 20, featured exceptional performances, generous sponsors and strong ticket sales. Organized and presented by the board and staff of the Port Washington Senior Citizens Center, the acts were selected through auditions plus local performance studios Bach to Rock, Berest Dance Studio, NY Danceworks and Voice Academy. Singers from the Red Stocking Revue and Port Washington Play Troupe also performed. All profits from the event will support hot lunch, exercise, art and other programming at the Senior Center. “This event was such a great success,” Senior Citizens Center Board President Debbie Greco Cohen said. “We knew we had a great idea and great talent, but it wasn’t until just before the show that we saw how full the


Bobbie Garofalo and back up singers Patty Atkins and Sue Bishop Copeland perform “Chattanooga Choo-Choo.” theater was that we knew we had a hit.” The board and staff of the

Senior Center wish to thank all of the performers who put on such a spectacular show, along

with the many sponsors who helped raise money for programming at the Center. The Celebrity Sponsor and underwriter for the event’s theater cost was The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation. Platinum Sponsors were Blank Slate Media and Pierce Coach Lines. Gold Sponsors were The De Rosa Foundation, Coleen & Christos Kanavos, Kiwanis International of Manhasset and Port Washington, Lion’s Club, Port Washington News and The Sweeney Family. Silver Sponsors were Anthony’s World of Floors, Office of Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Dance Arts Center, Elks Lodge of New Hyde Park, Greenvale Chemist & Surgical, Maura Bros. & Co., Minuteman Press of Port Washington, NY Danceworks Poster Signs and Sands Point Center For Health & Rehabilitation. Fan Sponsors were AllAmerican Painting, Town Councilwoman Dina De Gior-

gio, NYS Assemblyman Tony D’Urso, Debbie Greco Cohen & Family, Eyesight In Sight, Leon Jankowski, Kathy Levinson, NYS Senator Elaine Phillips, Marianne Bortone Prince, John Michael Marino Lodge Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Reyes Brothers Remodeling and Design, Evelyn Strauss and Zimbardi Financial Group. October has been a busy month for the Senior Center. The Port Washington Public Library hosted an art exhibit for the entire month featuring artwork by members of the Senior Citizens Center. Many of the artists have only been painting for a few years, yet their talent appears to have taken decades to master. The Center thanks HEARTS for its generous grant that supports the two art classes offered.

Growing Love has 1st harvest On Oct. 28, the Growing Love Community Garden held its first Harvest Fest to celebrate their first growing season. Children painted mini pumpkins and gourds, created designs using natural materials found in the garden and enjoyed other crafts. Clergy with Our Lady of Fatima Church and the Archdiocese of Rockville

Centre blessed the garden. Musical instruments carved from vegetables created a melodic backup to a singer/guitarist. There were also refreshments, vendors, raffles, freshly baked pies for sale and more to enjoy on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Visit for more information about the garden. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE GRECO COHEN

Members of the Senior Citizens Center in their Halloween costumes with the costume parade judges.

Senior Halloween parade A beloved annual tradition the Port Washington Senior Citizens Center conducts each year is a Halloween party with a costume parade and contest. All members in costume parade past the judges and the top three best costumes are traditionally selected and given small prizes. This year, however, the judges

felt that all of the costumes were so fabulous that everyone deserved a prize. The Senior Citizens Center thanks its panel of esteemed judges, Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, County Legislator Delia DeRiggiWhitton, Manorhaven Mayor Jim Avena and Town Clerk Wayne Wink, along with Sar-

ah Gilroy with The Amsterdam for serving as a judge as well as providing goodies and special raffle prizes for the seniors. If you or someone you know might be interested in learning about the programming offered at the Center, call 883-6656 weekdays.

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Winning ‘Pride’ essay praises Port library Part of each year’s Pride in Port celebration includes a Poetry and Prose contest. The theme for 2018 was “My favorite place in Port Washington is…” Schreiber High School sophomore Lily Labella won this year’s contest for her moving poem about the Port Washington Public Library. Lily’s poem is: There’s more to a building than concrete. There’s more to this home than the house. From carpet to wallWelcoming allI know what this place is about. It’s where children flip pages, Where imagination is curated, Where Storytime commences at two. This is a scholarly sanctuary, Every student can work here in peace. It’s where we sharpen our vocations, Amid silenced whisperings. Staring at the clicking cursors of communal screens, We craft that perfect paragraphDeadline fast approaching.

Community starts at the library, Ideas are exchanged every day. Climb up the stairs, Nap in comfy chairs, Take a snack on the balcony. While you are there, Peer over the rail, Look onto Main Street and the Sound. Boats in the harbor, Books on the shelvesWe are the envy of the surrounding towns. This is the place of hours spent, Searching out series, And surfing the Web. Curled up in corners, Stories on laps. Filling one’s mind with fictional text, Or gazing at art on the wall. It’s true that this town’s always changingAs residents surely agree. The library too, Has seen remodeling crews-

They’ve installed a more modern motif. New programs evolve, We’ve all been involved, The future is within our reach! You might have been dragged here against your will, To watch someone else prowl the shelves. Even thenCount yourself lucky! Not every town has what we have!

This is a suburb of destiny, A land of empowerment by far. No matter your calling, Or struggle for knowledge. PWPL stands for all. Having grown up in Port Washington, Lily runs cross country and track at Schreiber High School. She loves writing and is eager to resurrect Kaleidoscope, a studentproduced magazine at Schreiber. Anyone interested in participating in next year’s essay contest may contact Lucy Effron at the Port Washington School District in the spring.

A citation for PYA flag football playoffs David Heller State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso recently recognized David Heller by presenting him with a citation at the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce’s 34th Annual Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Three decades ago, David Heller started his massage therapy business which bridges the worlds of healing and technology. He provides therapeutic treatments and health coaching for high school and college athletes, Olympians, and professional football and hockey players. Heller serves the community as a board member of the Port Washington Chamber

of Commerce for eight years where he fundraises for the Special Olympics as part of the Chamber’s Polar Plunge Team, hands out American flags at the Memorial Day Parade, and is a member of the Chamber’s HarborfFest and SOUPer Bowl Committees.


As the highlight of another successful season, Port Washington Youth Activities will be hosting its flag football playoff games at Lions Field on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are invited to come down and watch Port Washington’s finest young football players in action. There will be a barbeque and beverages for sale throughout the day, as well as activities and games for the whole family to enjoy. At the end of the day, PYA will hold its football awards ceremony for all the players. Fundraising efforts that day include a 50/50 raffle and another opportunity to purchase a personalized brick for the growing PYA “Walk of

Legends.” PYA is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), Better Business Bureau accredited charitable organization formed to promote the exemplary development of local

youth through participation in sports. PYA teaches teamwork and individual responsibility in an atmosphere of respect and sportsmanship. Visit PYA at

Artist, Wit & Whim team up Pamela Hanna, an accomplished glass artist and potter is teaming up with local gift shop, Wit-n-Whim, to support Spectrum Designs and the Nicholas Center. One-of-a-kind treasures await you at the local Port Washington “ life and style shop with a twist,” where all through November a percent-

age of proceeds will support the good work of these two organizations. Since 2011, the Port Washington-based Nicholas Center and Spectrum Designs Foundation have developed innovative programs offering vocational training and employment opportunities to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions.

In 2015, two additional social enterprises were launched: Spectrum Bakes and Spectrum Suds. Together with the Nicholas Center, these 100 percent not for profit organizations offer an employment and support model where education and life skills work hand in hand with employment training and opportunities.

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Town supervisor offers new polling sites BY JA N E LL E C L AUS E N North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth contacted the Nassau County Board of Elections to offer town facilities and Michael J. Tully Park as potential polling sites last Thursday, in hope of transitioning them away from schools. Town officials described the move as one geared toward safety for children and residents, as well as in response to concerns raised by residents in the New Hyde Park area.

In requesting the removal of public schools as polling sites, Bosworth said the town already hosts a number of polling locations and that “to date there have not been any reported safety issues.” “Please know that my number one priority is maintaining the safety and security of our communities here in North Hempstead,” Bosworth said. “In order to further protect our children, residents, teachers and school administrators, I believe it would be prudent for the Board of Elections to consider this request.”

Some current polling sites include Town Hall, Broadway Park and John D. Caemmerer Park, a town spokeswoman said. A representative at the Nassau County Board of Elections, which decides on voting locations, could not be reached for comment. The town spokeswoman said the election board hasn’t responded yet, but noted the likelihood of the board being busy as Election Day drew closer. She also said the request isn’t geared for the

midterm elections. “It definitely wouldn’t be for this year,” she said. “It’d be going forward.” Some members of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park community had strongly opposed primary elections on Sept. 13 being hosted at New Hyde Park Memorial High School, citing concerns for student safety. That followed a five-year effort to get polling out of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District’s elementary schools, activists have said.

DA reviewing highway false claims case BY JA N E LL E C L AUS E N The Nassau County district attorney’s office is investigating a case involving North Hempstead’s former highway construction supervisor, a spokesman confirmed on Monday, following a decision by a state panel that he misrepresented work-related claims to obtain benefits. The former supervisor, John Tiernan, a 27-year town employee, was asked to resign after the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board found he “knowingly made material misrepre-

sentations” to get benefits, according to Newsday. A spokesman for the district attorney said a case involving Tiernan was referred to the office on Aug. 23 and that it is being reviewed, but declined further comment. Town spokeswoman Carole Trottere said, “Mr. Tiernan resigned as part of a settlement resolved through a release of all claims approved by the board.” Tiernan could not be reached for comment on Monday. According to Newsday’s review of the decision, Tiernan sought to claim

compensation with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board in May 2016. He said that he dealt with “repetitive stress/use injuries” related to his job involving his shoulders, knees and spine, but didn’t answer whether he remembered any other injuries affecting those locations. In a later hearing, according to Newsday, he “conceded” to having a car accident in 2003 that required him to have spinal fusion surgery but said there was nothing involving either of his shoulders. Later, Newsday reported, his medical records from the accident

showed he had injuries to his right shoulder, lower back and right leg. This led to a panel rescinding an October 2016 decision to award a claim for “occupational diseases” with his shoulders and knees, according to Newsday, leading to testimony showing Tiernan also did not do as much manual labor as he’d previously stated. It was later concluded that Tiernan “should remain permanently disqualified from being eligible to receive indemnity benefits for his repetitive stress/use injuries,” Newsday reported.

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Never too old for Halloween North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Members Viviana Russell, Peter Zuckerman and Anna Kaplan, along with Town Clerk Wayne Wink and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, celebrated the spooky holiday at the Town’s annual senior Halloween

dances. The festivities were held at Charles J. Fuschillo Park in Carle Place on Oct. 19 and Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park on Oct. 26. Hundreds of senior residents dressed up in costumes and celebrated Halloween with food, music and games.

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Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced that Clark Botanic Garden earned a third place win in the All-America Selections 2018 Landscape Design Challenge in the 10,001 to 100,000 visitors per year category.! All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-beforesold varieties. After a full season of anonymous! trialing by volunteer! horticulture professionals, only the top garden performers are given the AAS Winner award designation for their superior performance.! “We are absolutely thrilled with this recognition,” said Bosworth. “The hard work of our staff here at Clark Botanic Garden has moved us into the spotlight. I hope that residents will make time to visit the garden, which showcases its beauty in each and every season.” This year’s theme of the AAS Landscape Design Challenge was “Get Social in the Garden.” AllAmerica Selections provided the gardens with winning seeds from the last five years. Gardens not only had to create and execute a design based on this year’s theme, but were also encouraged to generate publicity via social media and

“real life” social events. Gardens were divided into three categories based on the number of visitors per year: Category I: fewer than 10,000 visitors per year Category II: 10,001 to 100,000 visitors per year Category III: Over 100,000 visitors per year Town Horticulturist Bonnie Klein directs Clark Botanic Garden’s participation in the All-America Selections 2018 Landscape Design Challenge. For the contest, Klein and Clark staff made a display of AAS winners along the entry path, conceived for color, form, texture and variety. Garden staff created a large kiosk with information about how to “Get Social in the Garden.”! Clark Garden also created a display bed

of AAS vegetables in the Family Community Garden with display beds of AAS vegetables.! “The AAS program at Clark Botanic Garden helps to educate our community about the wonderful variety of plants you can use in your home landscape. Clark Botanic Garden is a living classroom for all to explore and enjoy,” said Klein.! Clark Botanic Garden is an AAS Display Garden, providing the public with an opportunity to view the newest All-America Selections winners (annuals) in an attractive, well-maintained setting. The network of nearly 200 dedicated AAS gardens includes 55 locations that have served for 25 years or longer. Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson.!

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Local students making college news COLGATE UNIVERSITY The following local students are members of the Class of 2022: Paul D. Schreiber High School graduate Emily Kraus of Port Washington,! Forest Hills High School graduate Veronica Kikena of Mineola,! Roslyn High School graduate Michael Fried of Roslyn,! Friends Academy graduate Riona Park of Roslyn and!Manhasset High School graduates Rose Corcoran and Garrity Kuester of Manhasset and!Rahul Daggubati of Plandome. NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Raymond Li of Roslyn was among the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students who who made an impressive showing at this year’s Osteopathic Medical Education Conference, the world’s largest gathering of osteopathic physicians and educators. Throughout the five-day conference, which was held in

San Diego by the American Osteopathic Association, NYITCOM students received special recognition for their commitment to research and medical education, including an impressive showcase of projects that merited awards in the annual research poster competition. HAMILTON COLLEGE Talia Rosen of Roslyn Heights recently matriculated as a firstyear student.! A! graduate of The Wheatley School, Rosen was selected from a pool of 6,240 applicants to the college and joins a class of 482. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY! Robert McGuinness of New Hyde Park has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a

possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). SUNY OSWEGO Madison B. Mangogna of Great Neck was awarded a Presidential Scholarship from SUNY Oswego. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success. Ashley Lasko!of New Hyde Park and! Gianna Passauer of Port Washington! were awarded! Merit Scholarships, also recognizing past academic achievement and potential for success. Matthew Movtady!of Great Neck, who is majoring in geology, was awarded a Destination Oswego Scholarship, which goes to high-achieving students from outside New York state. Lilly Motz of Mineola completed a bachelor of arts degree in human development in summer 2018.

Jonathan Ptacek of New Hyde Park completed a bachelor of science degree in biology in summer 2018. Justin Mazza of Albertson completed graduate studies in summer 2018 with a master of business administration degree in management. SUNY ONEONTA Andrew Kraus of New Hyde Park, who!is studying accounting,! traveled with 92 other SUNY Oneonta students to the Big Apple on Oct. 25 for the college’s annual Backpacks to Briefcases alumni networking trip. Students visited 21 well-established alumni at their Manhattan offices and heard about their experiences going from students to top executives. The event is designed to inspire students to jumpstart their careers by beginning to build their professional networks.!

SUNY NEW PALTZ Ryan Stevens of Port Washington was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Stevens, a freshman attacker for the SUNY New Paltz men’s soccer team, was a vital asset in a recent victory for the Hawks. In Friday’s game against Oswego State, he found himself with an assist that tied the game up before halftime and an additional two goals that contributed to SUNY New Paltz’s 4-1 win. The following day, Stevens put two goals on the board to help the Hawks hand previously undefeated No. 14 SUNY Cortland a 5-1 loss. BUFFALO STATE Buffalo State has welcomed Shanya Shajan of New Hyde Park and!Bria Ladson of Manhasset!as part of the freshman class of more than 1,700 students.

Research to predict meds response Genetics can be used to predict a patient’s response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia, according to a recent study by investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The findings were published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations and disorganized thoughts and behavior. The condition is currently treated with antipsychotic drugs, but this therapy is given without guidance from lab tests to show effectiveness, as is common in other areas of medicine. Doctors often use “trialand-error” when choosing a treatment

for schizophrenia, without knowing if patients will respond well. This uncertainty places a large burden on not only patients and their families, but also health care professionals and health care systems. For this study, Feinstein Institute professor, Dr. Todd Lencz, and his team used genetic tests to predict ultimate response to medications in patients suffering their first episode of schizophrenia. Rather than testing for a single gene, investigators used a relatively new approach called “polygenic risk scores.” “Polygenic risk scores represent the combined effects of many thousands of genetic variants across the entire genome, and better represent the very complex ge-

netic nature of schizophrenia,” said Dr. Jian-Ping Zhang, assistant professor at the Feinstein Institute and lead author of the study. Researchers found that patients with higher polygenic risk scores, or greater genetic burden of illness, were less likely to respond to conventional antipsychotic treatment. These results were replicated in two independent cohorts, representing an international collaboration of Feinstein Institute scientists with researchers across Europe, further reinforcing that this approach should be further explored. “The results we found open the door for ‘precision medicine’ approaches to psychiatry, and more specifically, the use

of polygene scores as a new technology for the treatment of psychiatric disorders,” Dr. Lencz said. The researchers hope to expand the study, with the ultimate goal of developing clinical guidelines for the use of polygenic risk scores and other predictors (such as brain scans) in the treatment of schizophrenia. “Drs. Lencz and Zhang’s work is a major advance in the field of precision medicine for! schizophrenia,” said Dr. Kevin Tracey, president and! CEO of the Feinstein Institute. “Therapy tailored to a patient’s polygenic risk scores potentially represents a major advance over current trial and error approaches.”

Town named a best place to retire North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced that North Hempstead was named one of the eight best places to retire in the U.S. by Money Magazine.! The list ranked areas throughout the U.S. on affordability, 50+ population, as well as different activities and unique offerings of the locations. This year, only eight locations in the entire country were

selected.! North Hempstead was highlighted as “Best for Cultural Offerings” due to its vicinity to New York City and the rich history of North Hempstead itself.! The article boasts North Hempstead’s access to over 600 museums within a 30 mile radius. “We are honored that our Town has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the best places in the U.S. to retire,” said Bosworth.! “To be one of

eight municipalities included on the ‘Best of’ list truly shows how much we have to offer senior residents. In addition to great cultural attractions, the Town also has Project Independence, our aging in place program, which serves over 10,000 members. ” To view the entire list, visit:

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Winthrop’s tiniest Halloween contest Some of Long Island’s tiniest babies celebrated their first Halloween dressed up as witches, mermaids, candy corn, and Harry Potter characters at a celebration arranged by the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff at NYU Winthrop Hospital. The goal was to provide parents of the newborns, who can’t stroll among trick-or-treaters in their own neighborhoods, an opportunity to create a special Halloween memory while still in the Hospital. More than 20 babies, including some of the tiniest ones born prematurely, donned adorable costumes that were devotedly crafted. Both day and nighttime NICU staff voted for the cutest, funniest, and best overall, with the winning families receiving jampacked baskets of baby goodies.

“These costumes capture the tiny personalities of our NICU babies, and the contest brings great joy to the parents, who get to experience the spirit of Halloween even while their child is in the

hospital,” said Caterina Tiozzo, MD, PhD, Neonatologist at NYU Winthrop. “The event is also providing parents an occasion to focus on costumes and fun rather than

worries and fears, helping them to deal with the stress of having a baby in the NICU and allowing them to start building joyful memories with their babies.” The NICU is a special nursery for babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks) or with other medical problems such as breathing disorders, feeding issues, heart problems, infections or conditions requiring surgery. Premature babies often have more than one problem because their systems are immature, and they need to grow before they can go home. NYU Winthrop’s NICU is ranked among the best in the world regarding its outcomes, both in terms of overall survival and survival without complications in extremely premature babies. This is when compared to more than 800 NICUs by the

prestigious Vermont Oxford Registry Network, an authority on the measurement of care and outcomes for high-risk infants. “Babies in the NICU may have been born too small, too soon, or with a medical condition that requires they be in the hospital for weeks or months, which can be very draining on the parents,” added LaShon Pitter, Nurse Manager of NYU Winthrop Hospital NICU. “We continually look for ways to support the families during these challenging times, and the joy and laughter that this Halloween contest brings is definitely a dose of the right medicine for parents.” This is the second year this NYU Winthrop Halloween contest was held.

Adelphi to host D’Urso a grand marshal cancer forum A person going through cancer must make numerous decisions in addition to doctors and treatment, many of which involve finances." On Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is partnering with Cancer and Careers to provide an educational forum on Balancing Work, Finances and Cancer during and after a cancer diagnosis. Christine Brennan, director of Programs at Cancer and Careers, will explore the practical and legal issues that sit at the intersection of work and cancer, including" deciding whether or not to work during treatment, privacy and disclosure, managing side effects and other workplace challenges, plus" tips for job-hunting and job re-entry.

After Brennan’s presentation, the audience will watch and then discuss a managing finances webinar, which will offer tips for improving financial health after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Topics include rebuilding credit, dealing with medical bills, options for financial assistance and what to think about when considering filing for bankruptcy. The free forum, sponsored by grants from The Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition and Sientra Full Circle, will be held at Alumni House at Adelphi University in Garden City. For reservations, call 516877-4325 to register, or email breastcancerhotline@adelphi. edu.

State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso was recently the Grand Marshal at the annual 5K Walk held to support the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County. As part of his Grand Marshal duties he was tasked with cutting the ribbon to kick-off the walk. In a ceremony before the walk, he spoke about how his family bravely saved Jewish lives during WWII when he was growing up in Italy. Afterwards US Congressman Suozzi presented the Assemblyman with a plaque to commemorate and

recognize his family’s actions. “It was truly my honor to speak at the Holocaust Center and to show respect for all they

do so that we never forget the horrors that happened,” said D’Urso.

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G.N., Long Island and ‘The Great War’ Long Island played a major part in the United States victory in World War I, and Great Neck played a key role in Long Island’s war effort. The Great Neck Historical Society will look at how the region helped the war effort on the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting at a special program titled “Over Here, Over There: Long Island and The Great War.” The program, free and open to the community, will be held at Great Neck House on Tuesday, Nov. 13—the day after Veteran’s Day— at 7:30 p.m. Richard F. Welch, the featured speaker, is the author of a new book, “Long Island and World War I,” as well as numer-

ous articles and reviews and five additional books. He received his doctorate in history from Stony Brook University and taught American, military and Irish his-

tory at Long Island University and Farmingdale State College. He also served as the editor of the Long Island Forum from 1991-2014 and as a contributing

editor of the Journal of Long Island History. According to Welch, The Great War, later known as The World War and then World War I, “was one of the most transformative events in world history. Once the United Stated entered the war in April of 1917, Long Islanders enthusiastically played their part in the national war effort.” As hundreds of young men from Nassau and Suffolk Counties entered the armed forces, existing military facilities such as Camp Mills and Hazelhurst Field in Mineola were expanded, while Camp Upton, a massive training center, was created almost overnight from the East End pine barrens. Long Islanders supported

the war through patriotic rallies, subscriptions to Liberty and Victory Loan drives, and established “soldiers’ clubs,” recreational and social centers for troops from area villages and hamlets. While Long Island factories turned out torpedoes, freighters and clothing, the Island’s vibrant agricultural sector contributed to national and global demand for food. Meanwhile, Long Islanders in the fighting services saw action in the ferocious fighting in France which led to victory and the armistice in November of 1918. For further information about the program and other Historical Society activities, visit or call (516) 288-6124.

Celebrate holidays Collecting pharmaceuticals with Northwell Celebrate the holiday season at a fun-filled event on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Northwell Health’s Center for Advanced Medicine, 450 Lakeville Road in Lake Success. The free, Holiday Spectacular will feature arts and crafts, face painting, a petting zoo and a walk-in snow globe in outdoor and tented settings. To ring in the holidays, live bands and dance troupes will perform throughout the afternoon. Dancing, singalongs, refreshments and other festivities will appeal to families, friends and neighbors of all ages. Enjoy a sighting of Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will arrive on a fire truck. Closing

the event will be a light show and countdown to tree and menorah lightings, symbolizing peace and brightness during the joyful season. Included in this year’s event is a wellness pavilion, which will include education specialists from 15 different child and adult services such as pet therapy, cardiology, neurosciences and physical rehab. The Holiday Spectacular is sponsored by Northwell’s Central Region, which includes Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker Hillside Hospital and Cohen Children’s Medical Center. For more information, contact Northwell Community Relations at:"

The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District recently welcomed more than 70 local residents at its third Shed the Meds event, a free pharmaceutical drop-off program hosted at the district’s headquarters at 236 E. Shore Road in Great Neck. In partnership with Reach Out America, Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, North Shore Action, Nassau County Police, Northwell Health and the Boy Scouts Troop 10, the District collected 200 pounds of expired and unused medications. “We thank local residents for utilizing this convenient process of disposing pharmaceuticals and playing an important role in keeping the chemicals found in medications out of our water supply,” Commissioner Steve Reiter said. “It is always incredible to see the number of people who come down to participate in this environmentally-friendly event and help spread the word on the harmful effects of flushing pharmaceuticals.” In between events, the district offers residents free pharmaceutical disposal kits that can be used throughout the year at the district’s headquarters. “As commissioners we are constantly looking for innovative ways to enhance our facility to ensure that it’s eco-friendly and cost-effective for future generations,” Commissioner Patty Katz said. “It is especially gratifying when we can create programs that the entire community can partici-


Great Neck Water Pollution Control District Commissioner Patty Katz, Commissioner Steve Reiter, and Superintendent Christopher Murphy stand with Nassau County Police Officer Jack Volpe and GNWPCD representatives at the recent Shed the Meds event. pate in together to help protect the environment.” “We look forward to our next Shed the Meds event in the spring,” she added. For additional information and updates about the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, call 516-482-0238 or visit

Free dental screenings

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Peter Zuckerman and Town Clerk Wayne Wink attended the first free dental screening at the Viscardi Center on Oct. 26. To commemorate the event, Town officials presented the Viscardi Center with a citation. Project Accessible Oral Health was held in conjunction with the Nassau County Dental

Society. Screenings will give approximately 200 children, adolescents and adults with

disabilities the opportunity to connect with local dental practitioners.

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Cuomo’s MTA plans have hiccups


ov. Andrew Cuomo boasting of future benefits for LIRR riders when the $1.6 billion Penn Station Amtrak Moynihan Train Hall project is completed and opens is questionable.! Just as bad, is the LIRR spending thousands of dollars on hundreds of billboards promoting these alleged benefits on station platforms system wide.! Remember the Phase One $300 million Penn Station West End Concourse which opened in June 2017.! It is still missing a seating area and rest rooms. (Were they afraid the homeless! would invade this facility.)! There are only three new ticket vending machines which do not accept cash.! There are significant issues missing from the Moynihan Train Hall project, which Cuomo fails to address. Besides 260,000 daily LIRR riders, there are 100,000 New Jersey Transit commuters who also use Penn Station. Partial financing for the $1.6 billion! comes from a federal $550 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and

Innovation Act !loan. The loan is to be paid back by revenues generated from private sector investments with shortfalls covered by the! MTA.! The Empire State Development Corporation is using sale of air rights over the Farley Building as the source for its $570 million contribution.! If the sale generates less than anticipated, the shortfall will have to be made up by the MTA via taxpayers and riders.! The detailed construction schedule and budget has never been shared with the public to justify the promised December 2020 completion date. The project fails to add any new track or platform capacity for Amtrak,!NJ Transit, LIRR or future Metro North service. These improvements are necessary to accommodate thousands of new riders and additional trains during rush hours.!! Creation of the new Moynihan Train Hall ticket office and renovated platforms below the Farley Building between 8th and 9th Avenue sounds great on paper. !More LIRR riders continue to pur-

chase tickets via Mail & Ride, ticket vending machines or various apps.! In 2017, the! MTA awarded a contract for $573 million to Cubic Transportation Systems to replace the Metro Card.! In coming years, new fare collection technology will be coming on line for both subway and commuter rail riders.! The concept of staffed ticket windows and offices may go the way of the dinosaurs.! The Moynihan Train Hall will only benefit a minority of LIRR riders whose destinations are west of 8th Avenue or utilize the 8th Avenue A, C and E subways. A majority of riders exit to destinations east of 7th Avenue. !This includes using the No. 1, 2 and 3 subways (some transferring at Times Square for either the shuttle or No. 7 subway to access Grand Central Terminal) or walking to Herald Square (to access the B, D. F, N, R, Q and W subway lines or PATH). LIRR trains arriving and departing from platform space farther west in Penn Station will result in longer walks for a majority of rid-

ers coming east of 7th Avenue. !Many would argue that this is a wasteful investment. LIRR riders would prefer that these monies be spent on basic track, interlockings, power and signal maintenance at Penn Station and East River tunnels rather than a new ticket office and waiting area. Better track, interlockings, power and signal maintenance scheduled on a more frequent basis might help avoid increasing number of train delays and cancellations. LIRR riders would tell you that it is a higher priority than any new Penn Station ticket office and waiting room. Missing is a key low-cost option that could benefit tens of thousands of riders. Until the 1970s, both LIRR and NJ Transit riders exiting east at Penn Station had a direct underground passageway known as the Hilton Corridor. It was also known as the Gimbel’s passageway.! This provided a simple indoor connection to the 34th Street Herald Square subway and PATH station complex.! It could be rebuilt in sev-

eral years for $150 million versus $11.8 billion (perhaps up to $12 billion based upon the amended Federal Transit Administration Full Funding Grant Agreement with the MTA)! for MTA LIRR Eastside Access to Grand Central Terminal. Reopening this passageway would provide access to midtown east several years prior to MTA/LIRR Eastside Access. Current project schedule calls for service to begin in December 2022. Don’t be surprised when MTA announces yet another round of delays and new recovery schedule. This could result in LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal starting in 2023 or 2024. Cuomo never rides the LIRR which is why he has a poor understanding of what commuters really desire.! Larry Penner (Larry Penner is a transportation historian, advocate and writer who previously worked 31 years for the US Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office)"

G.N. chamber asks biz Hempstead GOP owners to share concerns temper tantrum


our local Great Neck Chamber of Commerce was founded to help commerce flourish. The chamber is part of the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. ! Our top priority is to ensure that an environment is created where small and large business can thrive.!! We have a recognized team of experienced business people

ready to act for the interests that promote business growth and jobs right here in Great Neck. Members of the chamber are bringing, and have brought, their legislative cares and concerns to the team’s attention so the team’s expertise can be focused on their specific issues. Now, we are reaching out to you, local consumers of the goods and services offered for sale in our town. We want your input, too. Call us, come to our meetings, and share with us the

issues you feel will make our town more consumer friendly. Tell us what legislative challenges you face. Email us at, or just call 516-487-2000. This number is monitored daily and we will respond to you within the next business day. Great Neck Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee of the Board of Directors Dennis Grossman President

Continued from Page 15 But, that $30,000 figure, which was the average payout in 2015, is understated. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, the average payout was closer to $50,000 per employee. That translates to an additional $2 million not included in the budget. If the past is a prologue, the odds are the “Less: Savings” scheme will backfire on the Republicans — forcing them not

only to drain reserves but possibly to increase taxes. Longtime NIFA member, Chris Wright, C.P.A., best described the GOP’s antics: “I think that the Town Board missed an opportunity to take a good, thorough and balanced budget as proposed by the supervisor, and to amend it and make it a very good budget… But in the end, [Republicans] chose to play for the Team, rather than the Town.” Taxpayers take note.


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New realtors should attend conference I was at our National Association of Realtors Conference in Boston Nov. 1-5, where 25,000plus agents from around the globe that attended. I participated as a member of the Business Policy & Issues Committee, that has direct contact to our senators and congress members in Washington, D.C. We had several discussions about the laws governing real estate agents and those that were helpful and some that weren’t. As explained by the attorney on our panel, some new policies that may come down the pike are to possibly make everyone in the business, employees and take away our “independent contractor” status. I believe the one reason our government may want to do this is to collect more tax money from us and have more control in receiving it sooner. The way independent contractors pay their taxes now is on a quarterly basis. It will affect the larger companies and franchises that have hundreds of agents and the companies might have to take out withholding taxes, match the F.I.C.A. taxes, and take out disability, worker compensation on each deal and make monthly deposits to the treasury, depending on the amount of withholding the com-

pany may have. This will surely add substantial costs in running those larger companies with many agents. The one benefit will be for the Broker to be able to dictate what, when and how agents do their business, which we cannot do presently, due to having an independent contractor status. Agents come and go as they please and we cannot control their actions or tell them what to do; only train and guide them to become proficient agents and associate brokers. The conference was superb and the breakout sessions were extremely informative. I have been attending these conferences for many years and always come away with some new knowledge and a multitude of different and creative ideas. The technology alone provides a solid groundwork to assist your business and help stay in touch with your current and past customers and clients with much less effort than ever before. However, there is a financial investment and this may be the greatest stumbling point for a new agent. He or she may be coming into the business on a shoestring, as many, many do, hoping to score a deal. However, without the training and the proper tools to gain

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the knowledge and expertise, it would be extremely difficult to succeed. Today, customer service without the right technology to stay in touch is very difficult and tedious and can waste so much of one’s time; that a majority of time and effort should be devoted and focused on doing presentations in securing listings on properties as well as connecting with qualified purchasers. Before the internet, we use to get weekly books displaying all the new listings.# So we had to wait to see the new listings. Some of us who were able to get new listings had to make dozens of calls to prospective purchasers and the paperwork had to be typed up, photocopied, maybe

faxed out. Pagers were also used, but knowing who was paging you at the moment one never really knew, until you called them back. Cell phones were only available to the well-healed agents and you really couldn’t store their information anywhere automatically. But today, we have so many choices in how we can do our business. However, for new agents, it can be unbelievably overwhelming and stressful, especially if you are older and have no technical experience in using smart phones, Ipads or Ipods. I have seen agents still using flip phones and barely are able to text, while their patience can grow very thin. The younger agents in many ways have a better chance of making it, since they have been brought up on much of this technology; so it’s old hat to them. However, what is lacking in them is the basic business and street knowledge that many of the older more seasoned agents have. So much can be learned from those older agents to help the newbies grow and thrive. A properly thought out plan and strategy would be the first step one needs to pursue to create and build the necessary foundation. This is one reason why going to local and national conferences,

will benefit new agents as well as the clients and customers they work with in providing them with excellent expertise and top-notch service. The new agents should make these events a mandatory item in their real estate career and attend, and I know, if you are new, you may or may not have the money. Do whatever is necessary to find the time and money to go. But consider it a very wise and prudent investment in your current and future income, if you really have the passion and drive to stay in the business long term. Babies are not made in a month or two and it takes 9 months. So consider your real estate career a baby and give it the proper nurturing and cuddling and it will pay you back quite handsomely! Philp A. Raices is the owner/ Broker of Turn Key Real Estate at 3 Grace Ave Suite 180 Great Neck. He has earned designations as a Graduate of the Realtor Institute and a Certified International Property Specialist. Receive regular “free” updates of sold homes in your area and what your home would sell for in today’s market or search on: WWW.Li-RealEstate. Com He can be reached by email, at: Phil@TurnKeyRealEstate.Com, or by cell: (516) 647-4289.


Bethpage Turkey Drive on Nov. 16 The Bethpage Turkey Drive benefitting Island Harvest Food Bank, which has grown to become the largest food drive event on Long Island, is celebrating a milestone this year. For 10 years Bethpage has encouraged Long Islanders to support one another during the holidays, a time when community residents experiencing food insecurity, just like their neighbors, deserve to enjoy a holiday meal with family and friends. “Long Island is home to many charitable people and organizations. When our neighbors express a need, we support and assist them as best we can,” said Linda Armyn, the senior vice president at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “Bethpage is pleased to head up this vi-

tal yearly initiative for Island Harvest for the past 10 years. Island Harvest is a devoted organization, which with the help of the community, supports 70,000 households per month. I am confident that this year’s anniversary turkey drive will be our best one yet.” The 10th Anniversary Bethpage Turkey Drive will take

place on Friday, Nov. 16, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s headquarters, located at 899 South Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage. Long Islanders are asked to drop off frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items (except those in glass containers), supermarket gift cards or cash donations. These dona-

tions will go directly to Island Harvest Food Bank which will then help supply Thanksgiving holiday meals to the more than 300,000 food-insecure Long Islanders through its distribution network of 500 food pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs on Long Island. North Shore residents who cannot reach Bethpage can drop off monetary donations at the Bethpage branch in Albertson. Other locations can be found at# # www.lovebethpage. com. “On this day alone, more food donations are made to Island Harvest than any other single day of the year,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of the Island Harvest Food Bank. “Bethpage’s dedication over the last ten years has been

far-reaching and has not gone unnoticed by thousands of grateful food recipients.” Since the first Bethpage Turkey Drive was organized in 2009, hundreds of community volunteers have come out to assist in the collection of more than 30,000 turkeys and more than 109,000 pounds of food which were then provided to Long Island families facing hardship in time for the holidays. Last year, 2,560 turkeys were donated and over 9,000 pounds of food. Island Harvest Food Bank has seen an increase in the requests for food and support services among more than 450 community-based agencies it serves. About 70,000 individuals receive food assistance from the Island Harvest Food Bank network each week.

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Recent Real Estate Sales

in Port Washington

Port Washington Real Estate Market Conditions MEDIAN SALES PRICE $902,500 Demographics near Port Washington, NY Population Population Density Median Age People per Household Median Household Income Average Income per Capita

22 Harbor Road, Port Washington Sold Price: $741,500 Date: 08/29/2018 3 beds, 2 Full baths Style: Cape # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 57x129 Schools: Port Washington Total Taxes: $14,575 MLS# 3034913

City 15,847 3,787 43.6 2.7 108,767 58,668

County 1,361,350 4,744 41.3 3 98,401 42,949


43 Herbert Avenue, Port Washington Sold Price: $950,000 Date: 08/29/2018 4 beds, 3 Full/2 Half baths Style: Colonial # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 65x124 Schools: Port Washington Total Taxes: $14,466 MLS# 3030673

24 Ridge Drive, Port Washington Sold Price: $990,000 Date: 09/28/2018 4 beds, 3 Full baths Style: Split # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 105x135 Schools: Port Washington Total Taxes: $22,497 MLS# 3042078

34 Bogart Avenue, Port Washington Sold Price: $808,000 Date: 09/04/2018 4 beds, 1 Full/1 Half baths Style: Cape # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 76x99 Schools: Port Washington Total Taxes: $17,035 MLS# 3024376

Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: Homes shown here were recently sold in Port Washington by a variety of real estate agencies. The information about the homes and the photos were obtained through the Multiple Listing Services of Long Island. The homes are presented based solely on the fact that they were recently sold in Port Washington and are believed by Blank Slate Media to be of interest to our readers.

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Nutrition services aimed at cancer patients NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care announced that it has expanded its Oncology Nutrition Services to meet the needs of a wider range of patients. Nutrition assessments, where applicable, are now initiated for Center for Cancer Care patients prior to them receiving cancer surgeries or treatments, in contrast to the traditional approach that provides nutritional counsel primarily during and after treatments. The NYU Winthrop goal is to intercept patients “ahead of the curve” on the continuum of cancer care, helping each patient to build strength, stamina, and healthy body tissue prior to undergoing oncology surgeries or treatments. By being highly proactive, NYU Winthrop seeks to optimize patients so they are better able to tolerate cancer surgeries and are better prepared for any treatments following, such as chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy, all of which can severely impact a patient’s appetite and ability to tolerate foods and absorb nutrients. “Attention to nutritional status of our patients is critical to their ability to tolerate treatments and to their sense of well-being. Appropriate counseling and preparation for potential nutritional deficit leads to better outcomes and is therefore our key priority,” said Eva Chalas, MD, Physician Director of NYU Winthrop’s Center for Cancer Care. “Expanding our Oncology Nutrition Services is an important part of our multidisciplinary approach to optimizing the outcomes for cancer patients.” There are a myriad of nutritional considerations when it comes to cancer. Cancer and cancer treatments and medications may change a person’s sense of taste – or cause a lack of taste, impacting appetite. Prior to chemotherapy, a patient might be prescribed steroids, which can increase a patient’s risk of oral thrush (yeast infection in the mouth), also potentially impacting


appetite. Reflux, heartburn, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea are among other issues related to some cancers. Then there are issues endemic to specific cancers. Patients with ovarian, lung, or bone cancer might be placed on carboplatin, a platinum-based anticancer compound that can leave a taste of metal in a person’s mouth. A patient with neck cancer may have difficulties chewing or swallowing, whereas a patient on a drug that treats pancreatic cancer might be restricted from eating cold foods. All of these, and countless other issues, are considered and can be addressed by dietitians within the Center for Cancer Care’s Oncology Nutrition Services, working in collaboration with teams in surgical and medical oncology, and in radiation oncology and oncology/hematology infusion. Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN, an Outpatient Oncology Dietitian at NYU Winthrop’s Center for Cancer Care says that nutrition plans are “patientdriven,” tailored to the individual. “We

encourage nutrient-dense foods so that patients with compromised immune systems or a lack of appetite can optimize their food intake. It’s especially important to have patients focus on consuming foods in their natural states. Individual nutrient supplements don’t provide the same benefits as whole foods and can, in some cases, do more harm than originally intended.” Dietitians at the Center for Cancer Care emphasize “colors,” i.e. foods that get their colors from phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring plant substances that, when eaten, can influence the chemical processes in our bodies in beneficial ways including potentially stimulating the immune system, slowing the growth rate of cancer cells, helping with DNA repair, and more. Carotenoids are phytochemicals found in red, orange, yellow, and green produce such as watermelon, red peppers, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens, and can provide antioxidant properties to prevent cell damage. Vegetables in

the cruciferous family, including cabbage, kale and broccoli, contain the phytochemicals indoles and isothiocyanates, which have been shown to help prevent breast and colon cancer. Focused on the specialty of oncology, the Center for Cancer Care dietitians also counsel on foods to keep patients well-hydrated in case they experience bouts of nausea, with hydration also cleansing the body of treatment residue that can cause side effects. Dietitians may recommend patients set timers to remind them to eat frequent meals, even if small, to keep energy levels steady. Dietitians also focus on food safety, advising against foods such as sushi and undercooked eggs that may be detrimental to those with compromised immune systems. “When it comes time for treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy, we can develop a blueprint of meals appropriate for different days of recovery,” added DeLuca. “We know, for example, that certain anti-nausea medications can last for three to five days, and while additional anti-nausea medications may be appropriate, we also look for nutritional help. We might recommend that a patient keep lemon-ginger tea on hand. Ginger helps combat nausea, and the citrus flavor tends to make the ginger flavor more palatable.” DeLuca also said that the age-old healing remedy of chicken soup is also good for cancer patients, especially a few days after treatments. Chicken provides protein; carotenoid pigment in carrots has cancer-fighting qualities; onions help boost immune functions; noodles provide carbohydrates for energy; and the chicken stock helps hydration. “Nutritional strategies are not only beneficial to patients’ health,” added DeLuca. “They also provide patients with a concrete sense of empowerment throughout their cancer-treatment journey.”

Flower Hill backs Christmas light display Continued from Page 2 In the end, Young’s application was unanimously approved. During the public hearing part of the meeting, the board approved Local Law M, which installed several stop signs along Bonnie Heights Road. Shatzkamer said the law had been passed as a resolution already since it was a safety issue. Several parents came in earlier this year to complain to the board about speeding on the road, which is home to several families with children. The rest of the meeting focused on updates from around the village. A new

traffic island was constructed at the intersection of Ridge Drive and Port Washington Boulevard. McNamara said that any road work on Middle Neck Road would not begin until spring. The village also received a#request for an exemption from the impact fee from the owners of 1045 North Blvd., a long-dormant project that is finally ready to move ahead. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @LukeATorrance.

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INSURANCE Floral Park Agency Now Hiring For (2) Positions • PART TIME FILING & DATA ENTRY Some customer service, phones. No students.


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HERRICKS PUBLIC SCHOOLS Part Time Typist Clerk • Substitute Clerical Substitute Nurses • Substitute Teachers Aides & Monitors Food Service Workers-Substitutes Positions require necessary certifications from either Nassau County Civil Service or NYSED and fingerprint clearance

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Pictured left: The renovated Manhasset Lord & Taylor’s entrance that borders the back parking lot. Pictured right: Lord & Taylor President Vanessa LeFebvre in the Manhasset store’s new “personal shopping center,” which customers and employees can use as a base as the employee helps find items they think will suit the customer’s needs.

Lord & Taylor unveils overhaul Continued from Page 4 The national anthem echoing through the store’s speakers Thursday morning signaled that it was about to open, a tradition the company has held since its founding in 1826, LeFebvre said. Lord & Taylor’s flagship store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is closing in early 2019, a moment that signals both a loss and a transition into just another phase for the longstanding company, LeFebvre said. “I have a book at home that sits next to my bed and it’s ‘The History of Lord & Taylor,’ and the reason it sits there is I love to look back and think how many moments of change the brand has had,” she said. “It started out as a supply store that sold grain and fabrics and leather and all types of supplies and thinking that that Fifth Avenue store was only a midpoint in the journey really inspires me to think about [how] right now is a midpoint in our next history.” LeFebvre became president of Lord & Taylor in May after serving as vice president of women’s buying at Stitch Fix, a company that


A new spa room at the Manhasset Lord & Taylor. provides digitized personal styling. She has spent much of her career at Lord & Taylor, though. The Manhasset store represents Lord & Taylor’s legacy of innovation, she said. The company was the first to open branch stores, LeFebvre said. The Manhasset location, which opened in 1941, was its first branch,

according to a company official. As renovations come to a close, LeFebvre wants to thank her Manhasset customers, she said." “We appreciate and don’t take for granted any of our experience with them,” she said. “We look forward to a long and meaningful relationship.”


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Suffering from the Popcorn Syndrome The American male has been compared to popcorn, ready to explode at any moment”) On Nov. 4 the nation has endured yet another mass shooting, this time in a hot yoga studio in Florida. This is fast on the heels of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Former Sen. Michael Balboni was on television last week being asked to explain the rash of mass shootings that our culture is currently experiencing. I ran into him at Healthtrax in Garden City and we chatted about why so many men feel so disenfranchised, angry, paranoid and prone to violence. He described our current zeitgeist as being like kernels of popcorn that get heated up and then exploding unpredictably. Too bad for him, his job now is to run Redland Strategies, an emergency management firm and so he has more than a passing interest in these events. As I thought more about our conversation I could see reasons we are in this mess. I think there are deep currents that can help

us to see why paranoia and anger and anxiety are the moods of the day. Truly great art predicts the future. As we witness the growth of mass shootings we need to go back to 1976 and think of the character Travis Bickle in the film “Taxi Driver.” Bickel, played by Robert De Niro, was a lonely, depressed and isolated ex-marine who worked as a taxi driver in New York City and plotted to kill presidential candidate Charles Palantine. “Taxi Driver” was released in 1976, starred Robert De Niro, Jodie Forster and Cybill Shepherd and was nominated for four Academy Awards. This film is regularly cited by critics as one of the greatest films of all time and director Scorsese describes it as a film about loneliness. The Travis Bickle character is a prototype of so many of the shooters we have learned about since then. Robert Boyer at University of Texas tower shooting, the Klebold and Harris shootings at


Columbine High, Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Robert Bowers at the Pittsburgh synagogue. The psychological profile of the shooters are isolated, lonely, depressed men who become hopeless and channel all of their pent-up anger into a psychotic plan of attack. Our society has changed and we’ve lost social structures like family, religion and town life. The middle classes have collapsed. Social structure has been replaced by social media, resulting in well-documented

increases in anxiety, stress, anomie, isolation and paranoia. Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle was an ex-Marine who felt unappreciated, unloved, alone and unknown. His only source of solace was watching porn movies and writing benign aphorisms in his diary. As he grew more disgusted with what he saw around him in New York City he became more psychotic and violent. The film was prescient and a predictor of the way the culture was becoming more and more disturbed. Today we have grown quite accustomed to these tales of explosive rage. And we all wonder what to do? Let us take Michael Balboni’s metaphor seriously and explore what happens to a kernel of corn in order to get it to explode. A popcorn kernel has a strong hull which contains within it a seed of starchy moist endosperm. When heated the moisture turns to steam, builds up pressure and explodes the hull where it becomes about 50 times its original size and cools down. This process can be described in human terms as follows: 1. The strong hull of the kernel is like the pseudo-masculine defense system of some American men which prevents them from expressing any true feelings. All these feelings build up and eventually becomes the fuel for their psychotic paranoid plans. 2. The heat applied to the corn comes from the microwave. The heat applied to the men comes from political rhetoric which inflames the senses and stokes the fires with anger, anxiety, paranoia and resentment. 3. When the kernel explodes

it becomes 50 times as big and when the unknown and disenfranchised man explodes he becomes bigger then he once was and achieves his 15 minutes of fame. If this metaphor can be generalized we can say some kind of service or system must be put in place so that all men are allowed and encouraged to express true feelings and be heard. Secondly, the inflammatory rhetoric has gone on too long and has become too hot. The entire nation hungers for civility and a moderate tone in its leaders. Thirdly, there probably should be a downplaying of the names of the perpetrators so that they will be forgotten and ignored and not allowed to achieve any measure of attention. This is our world now and we’re all trying to understand it. Humans are both individualistic and social. It does not take a genius to recognize that we have been consumed by radical individualism and narcissism and that the social aspects of life has been neglected with those that are left out or socially ostracized getting very angry. I think it is up to the politicians and social planners to try to come to grips with this so that the disenfranchised are in some way helped. And when we neglect this dimension of life we all pay the price. Our nation is known for its rugged individualism but it appears that it’s time for the pendulum to swing back into a more social approach to life, a life which favors inclusion, civility and better ways for men to express their frustrations before they explode like kernels of popcorn.






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Holiday shopping deals in Port Washington Nov. 24 marks the ninth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve our neighborhoods. To make this day more festive and kick off the holiday shopping season in a bigger way, the Greater Port Washington BID, the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce and Residents Forward are bringing back “Port Holiday Magic.” In addition to special offers in stores throughout town, Main Street will have a free trolley with Santa (who will have candy canes and chocolate gelt for the children), costumed characters, carolers, free popcorn and cotton candy and free street parking. The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation is providing financial support for the event. Small Business Saturday was originally created by American Express in 2010 as the ceremonial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. The event raises awareness of the vital role small businesses play in our community and our economy. Shopping locally for the holidays is convenient, easy, and saves you from getting caught in holiday traffic at the malls. You are supporting your local merchants who not only appreciate your business, but also pay a large share of property taxes and help maintain the economic stability of our community. They also offer special customer services that the big box stores don’t offer and they support requests for donations for our community organizations like the schools, scouts, religious and civic institutions, and others. Importantly, online shoppers may not realize that for every $100 you spend in your local small businesses, $68 stays in our community through jobs, taxes, contributions to non-profits and more. For every $100 you spend online, $0 stays in our community. To support both the businesses and shoppers, the Town of North Hempstead is suspending all parking meter fees on Small Business Saturday. The BID, the Chamber,

Residents Forward and the Town are proud of all our local stores and especially those businesses that are offering their customers an extra reason to shop Port on Small Business Saturday. For suggestions about where to find that perfect gift, call the Chamber at 516883-6566 or go online to You can follow Shop_Port on Instagram or follow FaceBook/Port Holiday Magic for updates with the hashtags #ShopPort and #ShopSmall. Below are some of the special Small Business Saturday offers from our local businesses (as of Nov. 1). 3V Dental, 91 Main St.: $99 New Patient Special – exam, cleaning and x-rays; $500 off Invisalign clear braces; $50 off ZOOM! teeth bleaching Alper’s Hardware, 81 Main St.: cooking demonstrations in the Big Green Egg Anthony’s World of Floors, 49 Manorhaven Blvd.: Free Color & Design Consulting Session, and free gifts AR Workshop Port Washington, 273 Main St.: ornament making day with small quick ornaments that guests can make; complimentary cookies and cocoa for shop-

pers & crafters alike Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace, 293 Main St.: one free dessert per table (eat in) Ayhan’s Shish Kebab, 283 Main St.: one free dessert per table Bach to Rock, 1015 Port Washington Blvd.: sign up for one month of lessons and get one additional month free Bluetique, 25 Main St.: 20 percent off Bubba Brown’s Treasures, 302 Main St.: treats and a free gift with purchase while supplies last Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St.: 15 percent off the purchase of a book Falconer Florist, 8 S. Maryland Ave.: 10 percent off Christmas giftware f.i.s.h. on main, 286 Main St.: one free dessert per table Frank’s Pizza, 14 Main St.: with $50 order – free garlic knots and $5 gift certificate for a future order Impulse Boutique, 29 Main St.: discounts, snacks, and Prosecco Kitchens and Baths by Precision, 1A Manorhaven Blvd.: free stainless steel sink with any kitchen purchased and a free undermount porcelain sink with any bath-

room purchased Massage Envy Spa, 47 Main St.: complementary chair massages and stretch services for all guests who visit and free enhancement upgrades for all who book a service during Small Business Saturday. North Shore Vision, 36 Main St.: Free microfiber lens cleaning cloth, no purchase necessary, while supplies last. Twenty percent off the purchase of a second full pair of glasses. Both pairs must be purchased on the same day. Ten percent discount on nonprescription sunglasses. Cannot be combined with any discount vision plans. Painting With Flowers, 298 Main St.: refreshments, complimentary Scout shopping tote with purchase while supplies last, and numerous raffle gifts throughout the day. Port Pop Up Boutique, 142 Main St.: Special discounts, refreshments and free gifts Port Salt Cave, 403 Main St.: free gift with purchase of one Salt Cave session Sands Point Shop, 15 Main St.: 15 percent off all handbags Suite 275, 275 Main St.: 20 percent off storewide Sullivan’s Quay, 541 Port Washington Blvd.: 10 percent off lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. White + One, 309 Main St.: treats and a free gift with purchase while supplies last wit & whim, 6 Carlton Ave.: free gift with purchase; automatic raffle entry with purchase; small business selfie contest – customer takes a photo of themselves at wit & whim enjoying Small Business Saturday.$ They must post their photo to a social media account & tag wit & whim.$ We select the winner by choosing the most creative photo of the day.$ Customer will win a $50 gift certificate to the shop to be used in December. Complimentary food & drinks

D’Urso celebrates 2 grants for Boychik’s Bagels Halloween in S.P. State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso recently celebrated Halloween at the Sands Point Preserve‘s annual ball held in their Hempstead House renamed “Castle Dracula” for the evening. He presented New York State citations to the evening’s honorees Adam and Flora Hanft and Amanda Khalil. The event was organized by the Sands Point Conservancy to benefit the Preserve. Nassau County owns the 216-acre park which includes historic mansions and the Phil Dejana

Learning Center. The facilities are maintained and operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy and located on the Guggenheim Estate.

The Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District issued a $3,000 Facade Rehabilitation Grant and a $2,000 New Tenant Bonus Grant to Boychik’s Bagels, which is located at 900 Port Washington Blvd. in Port Washington. The purpose of the Facade Rehabilitation Grant Program is to provide assistance to property owners and businesses within the district that are interested in the rehabilitation of their exterior building facades. The purpose of the New Tenant Bonus Program is to allow the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District our to help start a local business. These grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. “The grant money awarded to Boychik’s Bagels was used to paint the exterior of the building and purchase tables and chairs. We are so excited about serving the community at Boychik’s Bagels” stated Jeff Grossfeld, owner

of Boychik’s Bagels. “Our organization is very thankful to Jeff Grossfeld for beautifying the facade and for choosing Port Washington as their home for Boychik’s Bagels” stated Mariann Dalimonte, executive director of the$ Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District.

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