Glen Cove City Council Lets Cell Phones Ring
The newly installed Glen Cove City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 8 in City Hall. The entire council was in attendance. Among the resolutions and ordinances voted on was an amendment to the ordinance requiring establishments with outdoor seating to pay a fee for such usage. The mayor pointed out that the city would like to encourage outdoor cafes, and removing the burden of a fee would help to do so. Bids were advertised for heating/ventilation/air conditioning, and the lowest bid was submitted by S. Paollillo & Sons, Inc. and accepted by the city. The question of the city entering into an agreement with The Crescent Organization to construct, maintain and operate a telecommunications tower on city-owned property adjacent to the municipal golf course on Lattingtown Road prompted questions from residents Steve Gonzalez and David Nieri regarding aesthetic, safety, and fiscal concerns. The council addressed each matter. The tower is to be a flagpole or stealth monopole enclosing telecommunication equipment which will enable residents in the area of the golf course and Lattingtown Rd. to receive better, or in many cases, their first and only cell phone service.
Happy 100th Birthday, Mary Floccari!
The year 2002 is just days old, and already an historic event has occurred in the City of Glen Cove. Mary E. Floccari celebrated her 100th birthday on January 6, and the city she has called home for more than a half century helped her celebrate with a grand party at the Glen Cove Senior Center surrounded by many, many friends, local officials and numerous grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren. Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp presented the birthday girl with a citation from the city recounting a century of life filled with contributions, achievements, misfortune, great fortune and goodness which continues joyfully into its second century.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
On Saturday, Jan. 5, Glen Cove High School's winter track and field teams went to the Manhattan Armory on 168 Street to compete in the Hispanic Games. The day marked the return of senior sprinter Rich Tarver in the 55-meter dash as he ran a fast time of 7.01 FAT (fully automatic timing) or a hand time of 6.7. This immediately ranks him in the best of the county. The day was filled with several athletes competing at events for the first time as well as several athletes getting personal best marks and times. "At 6:30 a.m. we left the high school. We arrived at the meet and competed. By 7 p.m. we are ready to leave and return home. After enduring 56 heats of the boys' 200m dash, 80 heats of the girls' 200 meters, 17 heats of a boys' mile we felt we competed very well.
North Shore Men's Basketball: The Roundup
There's an old saw in coaching that goes like this: lose as individuals, win as a team. In their Conference B-III League opener last Friday, Jan. 4, the Vikings of North Shore High used that saw to cut the Westbury Lions down to size, 59-55, with four players scoring in double figures.
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