The building where the North Shore Historical Museum is located was built in 1907 to serve as Glen Cove’s Justice Court Building when Theodore Roosevelt was President and Glen Cove was a hamlet in the Town of Oyster Bay. When Glen Cove became an independent city in 1918, the building became the first City Hall.
The building’s façade will be brought back to its original splendor with beautiful terra cotta tiles. Thankfully, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton was able to secure $50,000 for renovations to the façade. Visit northshorehistoricalmuseum.org to learn about upcoming exhibits and events at the Museum.
For years, Glen Cove’s Downtown area came alive with music every Friday night in July and August through Downtown Sounds, a variety of live music performed by local artists. Due to budgetary constraints, the City was unable to fully fund this beloved summer tradition for 2019.
Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton is very happy she successfully secured funding from the County’s Hotel/Motel budget so that Downtown Sounds returns once again this summer! Visit glencovedowntown.org for the performance schedule.
Radio Repeaters for Sea Cliff
A new repeater antenna was recently installed on the roof of the Sea Cliff Fire Department building thanks to County funding secured by Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton. This new repeater will ensure all communications between fire department volunteers are clear, which can literally be life-critical during fire emergencies.
As the ranking Minority Caucus member of the County’s Superstorm Sandy Review Committee, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton recently attended a Sandy Committee meeting held in conjunction with the County’s Office of Emergency Management. The purpose of the meeting was to review what worked during Superstorm Sandy and what could be improved upon in response to a future natural disaster.
Before electricity powered industry, shoreline gristmills harnessed the energy of incoming and outgoing tides to turn the mechanisms that ground grain into flour. Built by Jeremiah Williams sometime between 1715 and 1741, the Roslyn Grist Mill on Old Northern Boulevard is one of the few remaining mills on the North Shore. From 1920 to 1974, the grist mill building served as a teahouse and museum.
Working with representatives of multiple water protection organizations, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton helped advocate for federal funding for studies and protective measures for the Long Island Sound and its bays and harbors. All of their hard work has paid off. The new federal budget includes $14 million specifically for Long Island Sound. By comparison, previous funding was only $3 million.
As Ranking Member of the County’s Public Safety Committee, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton is intent on ensuring that Nassau County protects its residents to the best of its ability. Here are some recent public health and safety bills proposed by the Legislative Minority. All have been passed with the exception of the Gun Storage bill, which has not yet been called for discussion by the Legislative Majority.