Stephen Blihar Escorts WTC Flag
When the US flag from the World Trade Center was carried into Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies, Glen Cove resident and NYPD Emergency Service Unit officer Steven Blihar was part of the honor guard following the athletes.
Coles and the City
On Monday, Feb. 25, prior to the regular school board meeting the Glen Cove Board of Education held the second and last public hearing on the possible sale of Coles School, and more than 60 residents and taxpayers attended. The board reviewed the presentation it had given on Feb. 11, and reminded the community that the board can only enter into a proposed contract with a potential buyer. Residents will then have the opportunity to vote, not just on the purchaser, but also on what will be done with the proceeds from the sale. A suggestion was made that the proceeds should be used for old repairs that need to be done on the other school buildings, but board member Dr. Rodger Silletti expressed opposition to that idea, and felt the money would be better spent to increase space at other schools, thus adding the possibility of reducing class size in the future. Board of Ed president Vito Abbondandolo stressed to the public that the voters do have the last say in the decision.
McCullough Leads Big Red's Charge
The Glen Cove wrestling team finished in eighth place this year, ahead of 42 other teams in the Nassau County Tournament. In the final match of the tournament, Charles McCullough was crowned Nassau County Champion. McCullough will represent Glen Cove and Nassau County at the New York State Wrestling Championships in Syracuse on March 1 and 2.
Meeting of the Shortstops
When Glen Cove's Joan Starkman filled out a small entry form to enter a "Meet Derek Jeter" contest last June, little did she know that it would result in the fulfillment of one of her dreams. Late last November, Joan received a phone call from News 12 Long Island sports anchorman and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Wolff, informing her that her name had been selected at random from nearly 10,000 entrants as the contest winner.
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