Budget Brouhaha at Glen Cove Board of Ed
The Glen Cove Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday, March 15. While these meetings are open to the public, they are traditionally work sessions for the board at which the public is allowed to listen, but not comment, so they are not always well-attended. Assistant Superintendent for Business Larry Blake was scheduled to give the third presentation of the proposed school board budget, but as the audience was empty save for Connolly Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky, Landing Principal Dr. Michael Israel, middle school PTA president Maureen Pappachristou and the Record Pilot, board member Dr. Rodger Silletti recommended the board spend the time talking about the budget, and hold the presentation for a regular meeting, when more parents and residents would be present. School Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellen Freeley remarked that the meeting was a public meeting but Dr. Silletti said, "The information is so important and the board so often criticized for not being forthcoming and open with the public, I think we should table the presentation until the public is here." His remarks were followed by a strong "absolutely" from board member Carol Sucharski, and the board agreed to hold the presentation until the regular board meeting of Monday, March 29, which will be held at the high school library at 7:30 p.m.
Dignitaries Break Ground on Nassau County 9/11 Memorial
During a somber ceremony at Eisenhower Park March 11, President George W. Bush, joined by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York State Governor George Pataki, County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi, Ian Siegel, president of the Nassau County 9/11 Memorial Foundation, Arlene Howard, mother of the late George Howard, and Janet Wexler-Magee, wife of the late Charles Magee, helped break ground at the site of a future memorial that will honor hundreds of Nassau County 9/11 victims.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
The Glen Cove Varsity Lacrosse Team is ready for its 2004 campaign. Coach Steve Tripp, entering his 17th season as head coach of the Big Red, is hoping that 13 becomes his lucky number. Thirteen seniors return to this year's squad, including third-year defenseman Drew Beisler and last year's leading scorers Gianluca Carrabs and Mike Kavanaugh.
North Shore High School Viking Sports
What a difference a year makes! The Vikings, who started seven underclassmen last year, are returning a deep and experienced team. Perhaps the biggest difference is the return of senior shortstop and captain Doug Chaputian, who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Chaputian brings leadership and determination to the Vikings. Another strength is the depth on the mound, led by right-handers Billy Melillo, Thomas Lucchese and Justin Lee. The pitchers, under the guidance of pitching coach Bob Trenkle, have shown vast improvement. The outfield, patrolled by centerfielder P.J. Como, has become a place where fly balls go to die. The outfielders have been under the watchful eye of former minor league and Hofstra University coach Pete Graham.
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Kudos to GC Rifle Team