In his new role, Weitzner oversees the day-to-day operation of the house, manages its $1.5 million budget and seeks out fund-raising opportunities. While the support the house receives from communities on the Queens-Nassau border is strong, Weitzner said, he is hoping to get greater support from Nassau and Suffolk."I do believe there is a slight disconnect in the community," he said, noting that the New Hyde Park house is the closest one for families in Suffolk to stay.Weitzner is pulling double duty now since he is also the mayor of Port Washington North, a Long Island village under the hamlet of Port Washington. The elected position is part time.After appearing on the Long Island cable talk show "Meet the Leaders" about a year ago, Weitzner was taken out to lunchby a friend and they talked about the possibility of his getting involved in a not-for-profit organizati
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