There's a New District in Town
On Dec. 4, residents living within the boundaries of the North Shore School District, except those living in Sea Cliff, went to the polls at the Glen Head Community Center and voted overwhelmingly, (1,399 in favor, 315 against), to establish a library district. They also approved the district's $800,000 budget. Of the 12 people seeking a position on the nine member library board of trustees, the successful candidates are: Patricia Daley, (1,131 votes); Steven Muth, (1,022 votes); Amy Kempton, (1,005 votes); Rosemarie Ryba, (1,000 votes); Barbara Palermo, (962 votes); Patrice Benneward, (961 votes); Kevin Glassman, (947 votes); Nancy Benchimol, (915 votes) and Miles Sibell with 906 votes. The vote tally on the library's proposed budget is 1,363 in favor and 292 voting nay.
School Board Considers Two of its Campuses
The Glen Cove Board of Education met in special session on Dec. 3 in the high school library. Following a presentation on policy review by a representative of an upstate BOCES, Glen Cove High School principal Joseph Hinton gave a snapshot of high school attendance and offered his thoughts on closed versus open campus at the high school. The closed/open campus debate is a recurrent theme at board meetings mainly because closed campus proponent, school board member Phil Enright, will not accept the consensus of students, parents, teachers and administrative staff-that is, that the current plan is working and doesn't need adjustments. The issue was the subject of a survey taken in each of the school district's buildings during a PTA meeting. Each PTA unit agreed that closing the high school campus to seniors was ill conceived.
Glen Cove Pony White LI Champs
The Glen Cove Pony White Team placed an exclamation point on a perfect season finishing off the Lindenhurst Gold team by a 30-15 score. The team's 17th consecutive victory, capped off a perfect 12-0 2001 season. Trailing late in the first quarter by a 7-0 score, the Ponies hit "paydirt" with a 40 yard Roberto Lyons run to come within a point of the lead. Lindenhurst relentless in their quest maintained ball control and seemed headed for a half-time lead.
Boys Basketball Preview
With the holiday season in full swing the Glen Cove High School Big Red Basketball team is about to open their 2001-02 season. The addition of some new players to the returning players from last season brings signs of Glen Cove getting back to being a very competitive team this winter. The cause for high hopes for this season is the return of three starters from the county finalist team of two years ago. Led by all-county player Allan Seaman and joined by point guard Ivan Rivera and defensive specialist Tim Jackson.
The Concern That Dared Not Speak Its Name
Open Discussion on Coles School