Mayor Holzkamp Honored for Notable Traffic Safety
At a press conference at the Glen Cove Department of Public Works, Commissioner of the State DMV and Chairman of Governor Pataki's Traffic Safety Committee Raymond Martinez presented Glen Cove Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp with the Governor's Recognition Award for Glen Cove's notable contributions to traffic safety, resulting in improved safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. In his speech, he remarked that the New York State Department of Transportation, Region 10, Long Island has provided $4.5 million to local governments for the "Local Safe Streets and Traffic Calming Program."
Question of Conduct Dominates BOE Meeting
The Glen Cove Board of Education meeting of Monday, Dec. 16 was attended by the largest and most diverse and vocal audience in a long time. Teachers, former teachers, students, former students and well-known local business persons and public servants mixed with many regular attendees and filled the all purpose room at Gribbin School. The reason for the packed house became apparent when board president Vito Abbondandolo asked for comments from the public "on agenda items only." Francine Cohen raised her hand and began her comments by remarking that while instituting a teacher of the month award in the district was wonderful, she found it "despicable that with all the tenured teachers in the district, they are not recognized all the time for their years of service to the community. It is also deplorable that our teachers are mistreated and made to feel like second class citizens." Accusing the board of abdicating their responsibility to taxpayers and students, she criticized the members for "allowing, again, an administration with no ties to the community to come in here and string up a teacher, pay no regard to the years of service put in by the teacher, and not allow the community to speak against it." Indicating the large crowd behind her, she added, "and if you think we're going away, take a look. " A long round of applause followed, with people standing to clap. Mr. Abbondandolo insisted to Ms. Cohen that this was not the proper time for her comments, as this was not an agenda item, while Ms. Cohen insisted it was, connecting her remarks to the teacher of the month presentation. But Mr. Abbondandolo prevailed, and for the time being, the subject went on to other things.
Glen Cove High School Varsity Fall 2002 Sports Booster Awards Night
North Shore High School Varsity Sports
The varsity squad picked up its first win of the season last Wednesday, defeating Mineola 6-5. Jamie Collins led the victory by opening up with a 243 on his way to a 619 series. Max Azzarello threw a 202 in the second game of his 573 series and Brandon Stein rolled a 201 in the final game of his 527 series.
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