18 seats to be decided in G.N. village elections

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Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide 18 seats on six Great Neck villages’ Board of Trustees, with only Thomaston looking likely for a shake up.

Village of Thomaston Trustee Gary Noren did not file to run for re-election.

Noren, vice president of sales for Outerstuff LCC, a sports apparel company, said in 2015 he would not seek another term after the completion of the Long Island Rail Road’s project at the Colonial Road Bridge in Thomaston.

Berton Weston has filed to run for Noren’s seat and is unopposed on the ballot.

Mayor Steven Weinberg and Trustee Jill Monoson have also filed to run for re-election.

Weinberg, an attorney with the firm Gottesman, Wolgel, Flynn, Weinberg & Lee P.C., was named acting mayor in September 2014 after former Mayor Bob Stern resigned, and officially became the mayor about a month later.

He had served as deputy mayor from 2003 through 2014, trustee from 2001 to 2003 and village justice from 1997 to 2001.

Monoson, an attorney with the Great Neck firm Kestenbaum & Mark, began serving as trustee in January 2015 after Weinberg became mayor. She was approached to serve as a trustee because of her record of pubic service as a village justice from 1999 through 2009.

Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 100 E. Shore Road in Great Neck.

In Great Neck Plaza, Trustees Gerry Schneiderman and Larry Katz are running unopposed for re-election.

Schneiderman has been a trustee since 2000 and served as chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals from 1982 until 2000. Katz has been a trustee since 2012 and served as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals from 2010 until 2012.

Great Neck Plaza is the only municipality in Great Neck with elections in March that provides a salary for mayors and trustees. Trustees receive $10,000.

Elections will be held on March 21 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 2 Gussack Plaza in Great Neck.

In Russell Gardens, Mayor Steve Kirschner and Trustees Martin Adickman and Jane Krakauer are running unopposed for re-election.

Kirschner said he is only seeking one more term as he and his wife are looking to sell their house in the village and move into an apartment elsewhere. He began serving on the village board as a trustee in 1989.

Kirschner moved up the ranks to serve as deputy mayor and in 2003 was elected as mayor. He served as mayor until 2009.

After a four-year break from serving the village as an elected official between 2009 and 2012, he was again elected to serve as mayor in 2013.

Adickman has served on the board since 2003 and Krakauer has served since 2009.

Elections will be held on March 21 from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 6 Train Drive in Great Neck.

In Great Neck Estates, Mayor William D. Warner and Trustees Jerffrey Farkas and Ira V. Ganzfried, as well as Village Justice David I. Schaffer, are running unopposed for re-election.

Warner, who has been on Board of Trustees since 2001, began serving as mayor in January after former Mayor David Fox stepped down.

Elections will be held on March 21 from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 4 Gateway Drive in Great Neck.

In Saddle Rock, Mayor Dan Levy, Deputy Mayor David Schwartz, Trustee Mark Collins and Village Justice Julia Gavriel are running unopposed for re-election.

Elections will be held on March 21 from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 18 Masefield Way.

In Kensington, trustees Alina Hendler and Darren Kaplan are running unopposed for re-election.

Elections will be held on March 21 from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall at 2 Nassau Drive in Great Neck.

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