Glen Cove BOE: Trying to Stay on Track Under Austerity
Three members of the Glen Cove High School cross country team will be participating in an invitational meet at Disney World next month, at no cost to the district. During their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, the Board of Education voted 4-3 in favor of approving the trip, ending a two-month debate. Voting against the trip were Dr. Rodger Silletti, Bill Boeddener and Phil Enright. Dr. Silletti said his original objection to the trip was that the students were leaving on a Friday for a Saturday meet and returning home on Monday. He said most of the students' time will be free time spent at Disney World, making this a trip to an amusement park, not a track meet.
Residents Ditch Franklin Avenue Dead End
Residents living on Franklin Avenue, Highland Road, Dosoris Way, Oak Lane, Francis Terrace, Walnut Road, Stuart Drive East and West and on St. Andrew's Lane came to city hall in numbers to lodge their opposition to the creation of a dead end at the northerly intersection of Highland Road and Franklin Avenue. As the public hearing held on Sept. 19 by the Glen Cove Planning Board continued, it became clear that the residents, (who have endured unsafe conditions caused by speeding cars, trucks barreling through their neighborhood illegally, hospital employees in a hurry and fellow residents using Franklin as a cut-through), would rather have the board consider recommending to the city council the completion of a complete traffic study combined with several other alternatives to alleviate the growing safety and traffic issues in their neighborhood.
From the Glen Cove Jr. Football Gridiron
The Pony Red team, (11 and 12 year olds), beat the Brentwood Gold team, 26-12. Glen Cove scored on its second offensive possession when halfback Anthony Bellock scored on a 23-yard run around right end making the early score 6-0. Brentwood answered back quickly when they returned the kickoff for a touchdown. Fullback Michael Dicarlo then brought the following Brentwood kickoff deep into Brentwood territory where quarterback Corey Land finished the drive with a one-yard run up the middle making the score 12-6.
Big Red Sports
Offensively the Big Red had a fine day, punting only once and scoring four of the seven times they had the ball. Quarterback Victor Hidalgo engineered a 15-play. 80-yard drive to open the game.
Concern Raised About Regina Maris
Mayor Rethink Smith and Wesson