LIPA and KeySpan Announce Second Plan for New Generation
LIPA and KeySpan have announced a second project for alleviating the Island's energy concerns. The latest proposal is the placement of two LM6000 generating units at the Glenwood gas facility in Glenwood Landing. The two units will provide 79 megawatts of electricity. That is enough power to supply nearly 80,000 customers.
Planning Board Considers Comments on Hospital Expansion
On July 17, the Glen Cove Planning Board held a public hearing regarding a proposed expansion project at the North Shore-LIJ hospital. The project calls for an addition of 6,560 square feet to the hospital's existing emergency room and 220 square feet to the existing physical therapy and rehabilitation facility. Twelve parking spots will be added to the 14 designated for use by emergency room patients. Counsel for the hospital, Stanley Sibell, said the expansion was needed to bring the hospital's emergency room into compliance with new state department of health code regulations with the added benefit of ensuring better, more efficient care for emergency room patients. Mr. Sibell said the expansion would not increase the number of staff nor would it affect an increase in traffic in and around the hospital. Once completed, the emergency room would have eight more examining rooms, bringing the total to 24. Several of those rooms will be designated for pediatric emergency care; others will be used solely for geriatric care. Ambulances will access the ER through a new, direct entry. Twelve parking spots will be added to the 14 emergency room parking spaces currently in use.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
Members of the Glen Cove High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse team were honored at the Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association annual awards dinner last month. To the delight of the entire team, their coach, Jacquie Gow, was awarded "Coach of the Year" for the third consecutive year. Congrats to Coach Gow on a job well done. Members of the team honored during the course of the evening were graduated seniors Jaime Basile, All County; Erica Schor, All County, Scholar Athlete; Victoria Dilgard, Unsung Hero; Kristie Anzalone, All Conference; Nicole Trotta, All Conference.
GC Police Boxing Club's John Cullinane Wins Silver
Port Washington resident John Cullinane brought home a silver medal at the regionals of the Junior Olympics in Lake Placid on Memorial Day weekend. He won the medal as a heavyweight in the boxing events. Cullinane, a student at Chaminade High School, trains at the Glen Cove Police Boxing Club under the tutelage of Frank Pena and Tito Soto.
Steaming on Shore Road
Ferry Facts to Set Record Straight