Riding the Rails in the 21st Century
Despite all the talk and attempts to alleviate vehicular traffic on already over-crowded streets including Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi's ambitious plans for additional mass transit to that end, word has come down from the MTA of the Long Island Rail Road 2005 Preliminary Budget calling for the elimination of weekend service on select branches of the LIRR and 'abandonment' of other branches, including the Oyster Bay line...the line which runs directly through the surrounding neighborhoods of Glen Cove and includes three, count them, three stations within the city limits. This proposal is part of a program referred to as PEGS, Programs to Eliminate the Gap, and is a part of the MTA's financial plan.
Local School Districts to Face Audit
In the wake of the financial scandals of the Roslyn and William Floyd School Districts, State Comptroller Alan Hevesi has announced that his office has received information concerning more than 30 Long Island school districts. At least 19 of those districts are slated to face an audit, four of them comprehensive and in the other 15, a more focused review of administrative expenses, according to a press release from Mr. Hevesi.
Mayor's Snapper Derby Is August 28
This year's annual Glen Cove Mayor's Snapper Derby at the Pryibil Beach fishing pier will be held on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 28, rain or shine. Young people ages six through 16 should grab the required rod and reel for a great morning of fishing and wonderful prizes.
Local Boys Bring Home Silver
P.J. Como, Julian Medina, and Bill Melillo won the silver medal for baseball at the Empire State Games held last weekend in Binghamton. Athletes throughout New York State competed in one of the premier amateur athletic events in the nation. P.J. and Bill are North Shore High School seniors and Julian, a Glen Cove resident, is a senior at St. Dominic's High School in Oyster Bay.
From Stepchild to Abandoned Child of MTA
Water Tower Is Cell-Sufficient