GC and NS Budgets Pass With Flying Numbers
The group that gathered at Glen Cove High School on Tuesday night to await the returns of the school budget vote was greeted with encouraging news right from the start. When the returns from the voting at Connolly School showed a 2-to-1 positive result, a buzz started among the crowd. "The budget never does well in that district," one resident stated. "I'm getting a good feeling." One by one, district results indicated a high number of yes votes, until Superintendent of Schools Dr. Larry Aronstein chalked in the final tally of 1,515 votes in favor of the budget and 642 against. Residents breathed a collective sigh of joy and relief, applauded, shook hands and hugged. Congratulations were offered to Doug Brown and Kurt Schmeller, who were re-elected to the BOE for another term, and to Robert Lupinskie, who had previously served on the board and was welcomed back by at least 1,253 people.
Glen Cove Gets Down and Dirty on Trash
On Saturday, May 13 the Glen Cove Beautification Commission led the way in making a citywide clean sweep of things messy. An army of more than 120 volunteers with rakes, shovels, Glad ForceFlex trash bags and plenty of enthusiasm picked up 4,000 pounds of debris from several locations in Glen Cove. This major cleanup was the city's participation in the Great American Cleanup, a nationwide grassroots effort sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi said, "I am very proud of everyone who volunteered. It was a tremendous effort and it turned out to be a beautiful day in more ways than one. I look forward to repeating these same activities wherever and whenever litter and trash are to be found. I especially want to thank the organizers, the Beautification Commission, for coordinating the effort. Simply put-litter is bad; clean is good."
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
The Glen Cove Middle School girls softball team increased its record to 5-0 with a 15-0 defeat of Manhasset. It was an all around team effort. A special congratulations goes out to Jasmin Cruz for pitching her first perfect game. She faced 18 batters and had 15 strikeouts in her no-hitter. This is a great accomplishment and Jasmine gave credit to her defense and the team's hitting for the help. Jasmine also helped her cause by going 4-4 with 3 runs scored. Ashley Lightbourne also went 3-4 with three RBIs. The total team rang up 23 hits against their rivals in a great game.
North Shore High School Vikings Sports
The third annual North Shore High School track and field invitational took place this past weekend, and what a wonderful success it was. Overall 60 teams consisting of over 600 athletes from Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester took part in this yearly event. The weather forecast was uncertain, but for the third straight year the clouds departed and the sun came out. What makes this event so special is that it allows the athletes to compete against other schools they normally wouldn't see. Unlike the regular season where the size, division or the county of the school would determine who you would play, an invitational such as this one has no boundaries. That is one of the reasons that makes track and field special.
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