Manhasset area villages to vote March 18

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Flower Hill's mayoral race consists of Liberty Party candidate and Trustee Kate Hirsch (left) and Flower Hill Party candidate and Deputy Mayor Brian Herrington. (Photos courtesy of the Liberty Party and the Flower Hill Party)

Five villages in the Manhasset area will see elections on March 18, with two having contested races.

In the Village of Plandome, residents Robert Broderick and James Corcoran are running for  a pair of two-year seats being vacated by Trustee Andrew Bartels and Deputy Mayor Ray Herbert.

Resident John Kurkjian is running for a one-year seat being vacated by Trustee Gregory Westfall. All are running unopposed. Voting will take place at Plandome Village Hall, 65 South Drive in Plandome, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In other villages, Plandome Heights Mayor Kenneth C. Riscica will be running unopposed, as are Trustees Silva Ferman, Alvin Solomon and Dianne Sheehan. Voting will take place at Village Hall at 37 Orchard Street in Manhasset from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Plandome Manor Trustees Antonio DeSousa and Patricia O’Neill are also uncontested in their races. Voting will take place at Village Hall at 55 Manhasset Avenue from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Village of Munsey Park will hold elections for two trustee spots. Incumbent Trustee Anthony Sabino will be running to retain his seat against residents Regina Im, Gregory LiCalzi and John Dellaquila. Trustee Jennifer Noone did not file a petition for re-election. Voting will take place at Village Hall at 1777 Northern Blvd in Munsey Park from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In Flower Hill, the mayor’s seat and three spots on the Board of Trustees are contested for the first time in several years.

Deputy Mayor Brian Herrington is running for mayor under the Flower Hill Party banner, with incumbent Trustees Randall Rosenbaum and Gary Lewandowski on his slate. Current Mayor Robert McNamara will be running for a trustee position under the same party. Under the Liberty Party banner, three-year Trustee Kate Hirsch is running for mayor, with residents Diane Turner, Jay Silverman and Jeffrey Greilsheimer rounding out her slate.

The last month has seen Hirsch challenge the Flower Hill Party’s petition with the aim of having it thrown out, only for the Nassau County Board of Elections to rule in the party’s favor. Hirsch then filed an ethics complaint against Flower Hill’s chief election officer, Village Administrator Ronnie Shatzkamer, alleging that she was assisting the Flower Hill Party in their campaign. Both Shatzkamer and mayoral candidate Herrington have denied the allegations.

Flower Hill’s election will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on March 18, with residents invited to vote at Village Hall at 1 Bonnie Heights Road in Manhasset.

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