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Fly Flags At Half Mast



The American people stand with the people of France. Friday’s terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share, including the bonds of liberte, egalite, and fraternite. These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their hateful vision. The United States and our allies do not give in to fear, nor will we be divided, nor will anyone change our way of life. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, and to go after terrorists who threaten our people.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on November 13, 2015, in Paris, France, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 19, 2015. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.


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Local Kiwanis Club Donates 400th Trauma Kit

Chief Melszer, Jerry Rudnick, Schoharie Town Clerk & Schoharie Kiwanis President Indica Jaycox, Chairman Sandra Lynn Van Valkenburgh, John C. Lalena, & Secretary/Treasurer Paul Turner of the Summit Fire District.

Chief Melszer, Jerry Rudnick, Schoharie Town Clerk & Schoharie Kiwanis President Indica Jaycox, Chairman Sandra Lynn Van Valkenburgh, John C. Lalena, & Secretary/Treasurer Paul Turner of the Summit Fire District.

The Friends of the Kiwanis Club of Manhasset-Port Washington Foundation donated their 400th Pediatric Trauma Kit to a rescue squad in Schoharie County.

The Avianca airline crash of flight #52 on Long Island’s North Shore in 1990 made it very obvious that there was a lack of pediatric emergency equipment on the responding ambulances. Eleanor Lalena realized this, calling a meeting at the Port Washington Yacht Club of her friends and neighbors including past international president of Kiwanis, Anton “Tony” Kaiser, Dr. Joseph Stambouly, head of pediatric critical care at North Shore University Hospital. Eleanor proposed the formation of an organization to raise monies, purchase and distribute pediatric emergency trauma kits, including body boards—child size. This group of dedicated individuals recognized the need to improve the outcome for children who might be involved in serious accidents. The foundation has during the past 23 years donated approximately 400 pediatric trauma kits throughout the greater New York area.

Marilyn and Ivan Karp, friends of the Lalena’s, own the OK Harris Gallery in SoHo. They have grandkids in Schoharie County and John Lelena suggested that they look into whether or not the county had EMT Units with the special kit. They were surprised to find out that they did not.

The Manhasset-Port Washington Kiwanis Club Foundation moved to rectify the situation and this is the 400th kit given out in New York state.

Two Apprehended in Manhasset Take Down

Zhaolong WenJianhui ZhuoThe Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a two Flushing men for Grand Larceny that occurred in Manhasset between August 7, 2015 and September 9, 2015. [Read more…]

Fire Prevention Week Readies Tots

RSNS_102815AThe Plandome Fire Department and Fireman Matt visited Gan Shalom of The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore in Plandome. Fireman Matt discussed what to do if the fire alarm in your house goes off during the night with the 3- and 4-year-old classes.

RSNS_102815BThis is what the children learned to do if the fire alarm goes off:

• Close their bedroom door.
• Stay low and crawl to the area next to their window.
• Call out “Here I am” to the fireman, their mom or dad or other adults.

After climbing on the real firetruck, the children drew pictures of firetrucks.

Deer On The Roads In Manhasset

White-tailed_deerFox sightings have been prevalent in Manhasset for the past few years, but with the increased construction on Long Island, deer have been moving west into Nassau County. Two Manhasset residents recently contacted me with stories of deer sightings on Shelter Rock Road and Searingtown Road. [Read more…]

Confused Where To Vote?

496px-Your_Vote_Counts_BadgeToday is Election Day and registered voters are strongly urged to vote. If you do not know where to vote in Manhasset just click on this link [Read more…]

New Scam

ManganopictureNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter and the Nassau County Department of Health are advising Nassau County residents about a hoax letter that is being distributed throughout Nassau County. [Read more…]

Concours d’Elegance Oct. 11

carsOn Sunday, Oct. 11, get ready to check out the hottest cars. They will be on the Miracle Mile at the Americana Manhasset starting at 8 a.m. Come and view the beauty and elegance of these fine machines. Here are some details to the day. [Read more…]

Crash Causes Homes To Go Dark


A gold Honda crashed into a utility pole on Shelter Rock Road. (Photo by Sean Dolan)

Late Friday afternoon on Oct. 2, at approximately 4 p.m., a new model gold Honda Accord smashed into a pole on Shelter Rock Road and caused a power outage. The weather during the day was raw with steady rain and high winds. The force of the sedan’s impact split the pole in half and caused electricity to be shut down to the power in and around the area. Retail stores all along the south side of Northern Boulevard from Lord & Taylor down were darkened by the event. South Strathmore and Strathmore Village homes were also in the dark. Some households in the area did not have electricity restored until the next afternoon on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Police had Shelter Rock Road cordoned off traffic on Friday to move past the vicinity of the accident which was northbound on Shelter Rock Road by the Gracewood development. In a phone call to police officials, no comment was made as to the cause of the accident or the condition of the driver. It is not known if there were any passengers or if anyone was hurt. The police did acknowledge that there were no fatalities.

Car Crash On Shelter Rock Road

Late Friday afternoon, October 2, a new model gold Honda Accord crashed into a pole on Shelter Rock Road causing power to be shut down in the surrounding area. Stores on Northern Boulevard from LorAccident_100715Ad & Taylor to Barnes and Noble were darkened by the event. South Strathmore and Strathmore Village were also in the dark. (photo by Sean Dolan) [Read more…]