Mayor’s Letter to the Residents November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

Early Morning Telephone Call – Veterans’ Day

Dear Neighbors,

I apologize if you received an early morning telephone call this morning regarding Veterans’ Day activities. The message was intended to be launched for 5:30 pm, not 5:30 am. I hope you were not disturbed or alarmed by the call. If you were awakened, I apologize.


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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents November 2, 2020

November 2, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween!

It was nice to get a rare sunny day and that certainly brought out the trick or treaters in our Village. It was great to see kids of all ages out and about in costumes and masks. Although trick or treating was a little more difficult on the south side, adjacent to Covert Avenue. The county also took advantage of the rare sunshine to complete the paving of Covert Avenue on Saturday. I’d like to thank John Eskridge., the Resident Engineer on site for heeding my demands that the large dump trucks of asphalt cease traveling on residential roads filled with trick or treaters. Thanks also to Police Officer Titterton who responded to my 911 call to divert traffic from the same streets.


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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

South 12th Street will be permanently closed to vehicular traffic on October 24, 2020.

Dear Neighbors,

With the Covert Avenue and New Hyde Road at grade crossing eliminated, the LIRR’s contractor, 3TC is now turning their attention to the elimination of the railroad crossing at South 12th Street. According to the plans, South 12th Street will no long traverse the railroad tracks. A pedestrian underpass will be built at South 12th Street to allow people to safely traverse the tracks. Motorists will have to use Covert Avenue or New Hyde Park Road to cross the tracks.


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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

It is always so sad writing today’s date: September 11th. It brings back the tragedy of that fateful day and the despicable mass murders of thousands of innocent Americans. For me, it conjures the painful memory of watching the disaster in New York unfold before my eyes and listening to the events in Washington and Pennsylvania. The horrific deeds ended so many beautiful lives and changed the course of countless others. It propelled us into a war that continues to put American military members at risk every day.


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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

Tropical storm Isaias has caused a great deal of damage throughout the Village.  I drove every passable street that had signs of damage and encountered many downed trees and broken branches.  Many people told me that they lost power.  Everyone I spoke with seemed in good spirits, despite the damage.  I am not aware of any injuries or fatalities. 


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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

This weekend, the Long Island Railroad and their contractor, 3TC achieved an important and amazing milestone. They pushed the 8 million pound New Hyde Park Road undergrade crossing and railroad bridge into place and reopened the mainline for railroad traffic. This was an amazing engineering feat; only the third time the technique has been used in the Americas (Covert Avenue was the first). The process involves pushing the tremendous structure across the ground, stopping every 20 inches to make sure it is going straight and not too high or not too low. If it’s too low, they simply add some dirt in front of it. If it’s too low, they dig dirt out of the way. The challenge is that they can only move it one direction. Luckily, they got it right.
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