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Schumer, Ackerman and Kaiman Push for 'May Newburger Cove'

Political leaders seek to honor former North Hempstead supervisor.

May Newburger, the first first female town supervisor in Long Island, was also a town councilwoman and New York State assemblywoman – a role model in public service.

For these contributions, especially to the Town of North Hempstead, political leaders seek to honor her. In doing so, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-Roslyn Heights, and Supervisor , D-Great Neck, gathered at in Port Washington Tuesday to dedicate what may soon be May Newburger Cove.

Schumer, Ackerman and Kaiman revealed the sign that will be placed at the site to demonstrate that they want the approval of the cove naming to be a quick process.

“May spent a lot of time breaking barriers,” Schumer said. “It’s the least we could do to break these barriers to get it done.”

The gesture was also an appeal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to approve the designation. According to Schumer, “the process can take up to three years to finalize.” In his letter to the NOAA, he asked that their "agencies work together to expedite the town’s application in order to honor the many achievements of May Newburger.”

Ackerman noted that even though May Newburger couldn’t be at the revealing, she really appreciated what the town was doing for her. “She is a person of extraordinary strength,” he said. “This will be her living legacy…something that will last throughout the generations.”

According to Schumer, Newburger was an inspiration for North Hempstead as well as for women in local government. In his letter to NOAA, his reasoning for wanting the cove named after her was that, “Mrs. Newburger’s distinguished career in public service is very much deserving of this honor.”

NH pays tax August 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM
thank you Bob
Bob August 10, 2012 at 12:59 AM
May Newburger was a dedicated civil servant whom I respect. I think naming a small cove after her and placing a sign there is very appropriate. I am disappointed to see so many cheap political shots at her. I disagreed with almost everything Ronald Reagan did as president. I didn't protest spending taxpayer money renaming an airport for someone I thought was a terrible president.
Ralph August 10, 2012 at 01:57 AM
First, I am most assuredly not a "politician". I've never sought or been elected to any public office (other than h.s. student government many years ago!). I'm a regular Port Patch subscriber, in that I receive it every day (and twice on Thursday!) to my email. I was moved for the very first time to post on here this morning, when I found myself so discouraged (disgusted, to tell it truthfully) by the meaness directed to May Newburger, especially when she is literally at the end of her days with us. Unfortunately, the so-called "comments" that accompany many stories in the Port Patch are seldom more than a public display of pure ignorance, venom, hate, vitriol and jealousy. The substantial majority of comments following stories about politics and government DO NOT represent thoughtful and intelligent civic discourse, which is what AOL envisioned with the "Patch" concept (Adina Genn, please take note - you know I am correct). Nine times out of 10, the comments degenerate to a level that is beneath that of any reasonable and informed individual. This is a continuing problem on the Port Patch and is nothing less than an embarassment to our community. We don't have to agree with one another, but we all need to reflect on why the "local conversation" has sunk to such an historical low point.
geprge August 10, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Ralph ,do you have any idea how Kaiman has been giving our tax money away to his friends , have you ever attended one of Town Board's "Public" meetings , have you witnessed hunderds of thousands of tax dollars be given away without any explanations in matter of minutes, do you know after six years Building Department is still not functioning , do you agree with or would you appoint a retired cop to head the Building Department , would you agree with, giving $250000 of our taxes to an art center in great neck under the guise of promoting tourism, so that they could have an excessive "Manssion Party" ? just a few examples , brought to you by a beloved Newberger crony . Thank you to AOL for providing a platform for the truth to be expressed . If not for the Patch comments section facts like these would never be shared by the voting public .
george December 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM
abolish Town of North Hempstead Now ,we are all paying to support a corrupt government that secretly passes laws , ignors what is in the interest of the people , fights to avoid transparency , pays it's Cronys for no show jobs, goes to court to prevent county from checking it's books , payscfor art failed art centers , pays for failed country clubs, selects dumb spineless Board members who only have the right to say AyE AYE....... has a cop for Building Commissioner who thinks every homeowner is a crook , its building department takes months to review application if it does not lose it , on and on and on...... shame on you Jon Kaiman

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