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H2O for PUERTO RICO

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, Senator Elaine Phillips has partnered with
Long Island Cares for an "H
2O for Puerto Rico" campaign to collect bottled water for our fellow Americans. 


The Village of Thomaston has joined with Senator Phillips in support of this effort.
Donations of bottled water will be accepted at the Village Hall
until November 3rd

Please drop off all donations Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and  4:00 PM
Only donations of bottled water will be accepted for this drive.

OR

You may also donate online.  All water donated online will be shipped directly to Island Cares.
For details about online donations, please click the button below.

Donate Online

H2O for Puerto Rico flyer
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THOMASTON RESIDENTS RESPOND TO
HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORT

When the Village sent out the notification that the Village Hall would serve as a donation site for Hurricane Harvey relief, we had no idea that the response would be overwhelming.  Donations of non-perishable food; bottled water, baby food, formula and diapers; personal hygiene products; and cleaning products came pouring in immediately following the Swift911 email and continued throughout the two week donation drive.
At the end of the drive, we filled eight large boxes, the most donations of all of the sites
coordinated by Senator Phillips!

Thank you to all of the residents who made donations and to New York State Senator Elaine Phillips who, in partnership with Island Harvest, organized this effort!


       
Senator Phillips & Mayor Weinberg  Mayor Steven Weinberg  Senator Elaine Phillips 

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Have you heard about...

PSEG's
Residential Energy Affordability Partnership (REAP)

REAP is a program for income eligible PSEG customers designed to help them save money and lower their electric bills.  Eligible customers will receive a free home survey.  During the survey, a REAP technician may install energy saving measures in your home...at no cost to you!  Reap technicians choose items that will make your home MOST energy efficient.  Among the items may be high efficiency LED bulbs and/or energy efficient appliances.

To learn more about this program and the eligibility guidelines, click here or call 800-263-6786   

 

THE NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
has seen a recent influx of automobile related crimes in the county.

While there have been no reports of automobiles stolen in Thomaston,
there have been a small number of cases reported in which items were
taken from unlocked cars.  As a reminder, please review the following tips.


AUTO CRIME PREVENTION TIPS
from the Nasssau County Police Department
  1. Do not leave your car unlocked 
  2. Never leave your car running, especially while it is unattended or unlocked
  3. Do not leave a spare key near or in your vehicle
  4. Never leave your windows open
  5. Park in well lit areas
  6. Install an audible alarm system and a visible anti-theft device
  7. Consider installing a GPS tracking device
  8. Do not leave valuable personal property in your vehicle
  9. Leave your car in park or in gear with the wheels turned towards the curb
  10. ALWAYS look around and be aware of your surroundings
 

 

 

 

 

 Fall Tree Planting

The Village is currently accepting requests from residents who would like a street tree planted
 along the curb in front of their property.
Interested residents must call the Village Hall to be placed on the request list.
Approval of the request is subject to a site visit to determine if there is sufficient room for planting. 
We expect to plant the following varieties of trees, subject to availability:

October Glory Maple (Acer Tartaricum, var. 'Rubrum')
Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringia Reticulata - var. 'Ivory Silk', 'Summer Snow' or 'Regent")
Goldenrain (Koelreuteria Paniculata)
Summer Sprite Litlleleaf Linden (Tilia Cordata, var. 'Halka')

Requests will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.  Quantities are limited. 
Any resident requests that cannot be fulfilled this spring will be carried over to fall.
 

 

Congratulations to Village Historian, Leila Mattson on being selected for the Town of North Hempstead's Women's Roll of Honor!

On Wednesday, March 29th, Leila Mattson, along with 15 other honorees, was recognized
for her service to Thomaston and the Great Neck community at the
24th Annual Town of North Hempstead Women's Roll of Honor.

Leila Mattson has served the Village of Thomaston for over forty years.  She has been the Village Historian since 1976, served as a member of the Planning Board and Landmarks Commission, and she is the author of the Village's history blog. Leila was member of the Thomaston Bicentennial Committee which authored and published and informal history book of the Village, a copy of which is posted on the
"Village History" page of our website.

In the Great Neck Community at large, Leila is one of the founding members of the Great Neck Historical Society and currently serves as its Vice President for history.  She has performed hundreds of hours of historical research, including fulfillment of requests from all over the country, and has presented lectures for the historical society.  Mrs. Mattson is also the co-author, with Alice Kasten, of the book Great Neck, part of the Images of America series published by Arcadia Publishing and the History Press.  In addition to her volunteer work, Leila worked as a reference librarian at the Great Neck Library for 36 years.

Please join us in recognizing Leila Mattson for her role in preserving the rich history
of Great Neck and for her tireless devotion to volunteering her time in the Village of Thomaston.


   
2017 Town of North Hempstead Women's Roll of Honor

     
  Leila Mattson with Mayor Steven Weinberg                A small group of honorees with Town Officials and Mayor Weinberg



MANHASSET LAKEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department covers 10 square miles of Nassau County,
including most of the Village of Thomaston.

"Department members are all volunteers and are trained to provide fire, specialty rescue, and emergency medical care to the community. With an average of 2,500 calls a year, all possible community support is greatly appreciated! The best support you can provide us is your time - help us help you. No experience is required, and the department provides all necessary training. For more information, visit us online at mlfd.com or call us: 516-466-4435 (non-emergency)."

 

 

 

 

SOLAR POWER INITIATIVE

Solar power is good for the environment and good for the pocketbook –
PSEGLI’s electricity is over 90% fossil fuel-based and expensive, unlike sunshine.
As a result, the Village of Thomaston is considering an initiative to make solar more affordable and accessible for its residents.

Owning a quality solar electricity system makes financial sense for a lot of Long Island residents – there are already over 10,000 residential systems on Long Island. Historically, the up-front investment has been the roadblock – not everyone has the cash to buy a system outright.
While leasing is an option, it isn’t always the most economical way for the consumer
to go solar, since the leasing company absorbs most of the tax credit incentives instead
of the homeowner.

Fortunately, NY State has implemented a subsidized loan program (Smart Energy Loan
by Energy Finance Solutions) to help finance residential solar electricity systems and
other energy improvements. If approved, the loan is good for up to $25,000 at 3.49% fixed interest for up to 15 years without placing a lien on the home.

This program has been a huge success, but a major rate increase is scheduled.
Come September 1st 2016, rates will increase to 4.99% for qualified low-income buyers or as much as 7.99% for those with higher incomes. If you or anyone you know might consider solar or any other energy improvement for your home in the next year, please take the time to complete the simple online application with the link below.

http://www.energyfinancesolutions.com/forhomeowners-apply-now

This is not a commitment to buy, but it will create a dated application and can ensure that you have access to the loan at current rates. You will then have one year to use it with a qualified contractor.  

Please stay tuned for more updates on the Thomaston solar initiative.

 

 

 

Attention Residents - please be advised that the Village has received reports
that newspapers left at the curb for recycling have been taken by individuals
other than our refuse company. We advise you not to put any papers
that contain personal information out with your recycling materials.