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Shore Road Streetscape Planning Moves Forward

Comments from meetings with residents related to the Shore Road traffic safety and beautification project in Glen Cove and Sea Cliff will be incorporated into forthcoming plans for transforming this mile-long thoroughfare.

Persistent flooding is one of the major concerns residents have expressed. At a recent meeting, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton informed residents that Nassau County’s Department of Public Works will inspect outflow pipes and order repairs where they are not functioning properly. Those findings will also be incorporated into a comprehensive drainage study which will be used to launch the design phase for the project.

Bringing Composting to Schreiber High School

Port Washington Schreiber High School senior Sadie Muller, who interned with Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton this summer, is heading up a program that will hopefully result in the installation of a composter in her school cafeteria’s kitchen and/or lunchroom. She will guide staff and students on how composting works and engage ReWild Long Island at the Dodge House and the Science Museum of Long Island to use the composted material in their respective gardens.

Sadie also helps Residents Forward organize programming for their annual Youth Climate Summit and is pursuing to a career in environmental policy and sociology after college. We look forward to working closely with Sadie as we pursue additional environmentally friendly legislation and community initiatives.

Reimbursements for Sea Cliff Sewer

Sea Cliff property owners who need to connect to the expanded sanitary sewer system or have already done so are now eligible to be reimbursed for up to $7,500 in costs associated with the project. Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton advocated for and secured the use of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) resources for this initiative.

Reducing the use of septic systems by expanding and upgrading Sea Cliff’s sewer system will go a long way toward protecting our natural resources for many years to come.

Baxter’s Pond Renovations Nearly Complete

2023 09 baxterbenches DebUsing funding secured by Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton, repairs to Baxter’s Pond are now nearly complete. Pavers have been replaced and reset, new benches and garbage receptacles were recently installed, lighting was improved, and some trees were pruned. Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton is gratified that she had an opportunity to partner with the Baxter’s Pond Foundation to beautify this wonderful community park.

Free Backpacks for Schoolchildren

2023 10 backpack 2Before students returned to class for the 2023-24 school year, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton partnered with the Nassau County PBA to distribute more than 600 free backpacks loaded with supplies. Hundreds of children received filled backpacks during the drive-through/walk-up event that took place outside of Glen Cove High School. Thank you to the Glen Cove PD PBA and all our volunteers for your assistance with an event that has become a much-anticipated annual tradition!

Glen Cove Basketball Courts Refurbished

20230911 111829A $65,000 Nassau County Community Development Block Grant was applied toward renovating basketball courts at the Glen Cove City Stadium. Renovations included stripping and resurfacing the asphalt, purchasing six backboards, and replacing rims and nets. The Glen Cove Community Development Agency helped to oversee the project.

These basketball courts assist several public service agencies that serve our youth and all the residents of Glen Cove. Thank you to Ann Fangman and Spiro Tsirkas for spearheading this project!

Nassau Pursues Text-To-911 Service

2023 10 text to 911 graphic 1To make it easier for residents to contact the Nassau County Police Department in the event of an emergency, the Legislature’s Rules Committee, of which Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton is a member, approved a contract with a vendor that will install a system making it possible for residents to text 911 in addition to calling. These services will be especially valuable for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; have limited English proficiency; or need to reach authorities discreetly, such as in an active shooter, hostage, or domestic violence crisis.


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