Glen Cove Board of Ed Meeting Steers to High School Busing
The Glen Cove Board of Education met on Monday, Jan. 28 and was host to more than 50 residents. Most of the residents were on hand to discuss and support the subject of busing for high school students, a matter not on the agenda but which took the forefront of the meeting through questions of a board member. As part of old business, board member Dr. Rodger Silletti inquired about an information sheet, part of the board members' packets, which addressed the costs of high school transportation. That opened a discussion among board members, and rolled right into the comments from the public section of the meeting. The subject of high school busing has been a chronic problem in the district for many years, with parents of private and parochial school students on one side, and parents of public school students on the other. In order for the issue of busing to be amended two possibilities exist. It can be included in the budget, or a separate referendum could be presented to the voters. While it has not been that many years that the city of Glen Cove has been voting on the school budget, a few years ago a referendum on high school busing was offered to the public, but was defeated. Another defeated budget contained busing as a part of the budget.
Glen Cove CARES Hosts 5th Annual Gala Dinner Dance
Thanks to the board members of Glen Cove CARES, their friends and family, the generous members from our community and our local merchants, esteemed members from the medical community, members of our local city government and also our county government, the Fifth Annual Gala Dinner Dance was an evening that will be remembered for a long time to come. Once again, The Metropolitan here in Glen Cove hosted the dinner dance for over 260 people. This dinner dance is a celebration of life, health and happiness, bringing together the many who have survived cancer, and also dedicating the evening to the memory of all those who have succumbed to cancer and those who have supported them. This "Partnership for Survival" truly proves that Glen Cove "CARES" and this year the foundation was able to take the step from a small grass-roots organization that began five years ago by its president, Mrs. Terry Petikas, to making the major step of expanding its mission to make a donation of $25,000 to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory here on Long Island. This donation will be directed 100 percent to cancer research and to continue the crusade to triumph over this disease.
Big Red Track Runs at the Fraley Meet
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Big Red Winter Track and Field Team ran at Farmindale University in the Fraley Meet. In the 55m dash was Rich Tarver (7.0), Travis Watson (6.9), Ricky Ferao (7.4), Jason Lindenbaum (7.6),Bobby Ying (8.6), Hung-I Liao (7.6), and Jake Rubin (8.6). For the girls team Amanda Moretto (8.0) led the way followed by Stephanie Graziosi (8.2), Giovanna Condello (8.2), Lahaina Laroche (8.2), Liz Lottes (9.5), Eunice Jin (8.2), Adriana Amendolara (9.8), Emily Keogler (9.5), Mircha Colin (11.0), and Gabbi Anastasio (9.2). In the 55m High Hurdles Tin Chin ran 9.3, Allen Shin ran 11.2 and Lucia Son ran 10.8. In the 300m run Jason Lindenbaum ran 44.0, Ben Lowell ran 44.5, Tin Chin (45.2), Will Ng (45.6), Luis Bautista (48.1), Casey Paganetti (51.5), Joe Mazza (49.1) Allen Shin (45.6), Dan DeLaCruz (49.3), Tony Condello (46.5),and Bobby Ying (49.1). For the girls team Amanda Moretto ran 51.2, Giovanna Condello (52.9), Adriana Amendolara (1:02.1), Becky Kelly (55.0) and Eunice Jin (54.7). In the 1000m Mike Biscardi ran 3:14.8 while Italo Naves ran 3:26.8. Andres DeLaCruz (38' 10") and John Mahoney threw the shot put. Jasmine Thompson (13'), Lahaina Laroche (11' 7"), Gabbi Anastasio, Travis Watson (16' 11") and Will Ng competed in the long jump. Italo Naves also ran a 1600m run in 5:41.9
North Shore Men's Basketball: The Roundup
The season is approaching critical mass for the Vikings. Last Friday, Jan. 25, North Shore traveled for a rubber match with the Green Dragons of Westbury High. Since North Shore had broken the Westbury full court press so convincingly in their early season win, Westbury chose to pack in a tough 2-3 zone. At the outset, center Ankit Shah hit his first three 3-point shots. But after picking up three quick fouls, he was never able to assert himself in the contest. Westbury broke out to a 17-12 first quarter lead.
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