Glen Cove School District on Austerity
The proposed 2000-2001 Glen Cove school $47,789,674 budget, carrying an estimated tax increase of 6.2 percent, was defeated a second time by voters, in the latest instance by more than double the margin after its first appearance at the polls. On Tuesday, June 20, the budget received 1,972 votes against; 1,428 votes in favor, a margin of 544 votes. After its defeat on May 16, the Board of Education voted 5-2, (the same 5-2 vote the budget received initially from the board), to offer voters the same budget. With the second defeat, law dictates that the school district is under austerity. This will be the second visit to austerity in about as many years for the school district. The austerity budget is $595,321 lower than the failed budget.
NCRT Congregants Fulfill 613 Amendment
The congregants of North Country Reform Temple, (NCRT), in Glen Cove participated in a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they welcomed a new Torah scroll from Israel. On June 6, the new Torah accompanied by its scribe, Benjamin Cohen, on the journey from Israel, was dedicated in a ceremony filled with overwhelming emotion and boundless joy as a two-year effort came to fruition.
Awards to GCHS Girls Lacrosse
In only its second year as a varsity team, the Glen Cove High School Girls Lacrosse team finished in second place in their league and managed to earn some coveted awards. For a fledgling team to have garnered one of only two All-County awards given at this level (to Jaime Basile) is quite an accomplishment.
Strikers Clinch Championship
The Glen Cove Strikers have won the Long Island Junior Soccer League U-14 Division Championship. They clinched the title on Saturday, June 10 with a 9-1 victory over the South Huntington Roadrunners.
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DiCarlo Family's Gratitude