Mayor Burghardt Stepping Aside
After 10 years as mayor of Kensington, David Burghardt has chosen not to seek re-election come March. ''I think it is time for someone else to bring new perspectives and new energy to the position,'' said Mayor Burghardt.
Third School Board Candidate
Next month's board of education special election will now see three challengers for the seat recently vacated by long-term trustee Mona Fuchs. In addition to the two previously announced candidates, Fran Langsner and Claudia Nemeyer (see the Great Neck Record, Jan. 20, 2000, page one), Mona Hirsch Oppenheim has also officially entered the race.
Great Neck North Girls Track Run at Yale
The girls track team competed in the Yale Invitation Jan. 14 and 15. North took the 4 x 200 Relay. The foursome were junior Dalia Yadegar, running at 31.0, followed by senior Erin Byrnes also turning a 31.0 split. Senior Irene Polanco was next running 32.5 and sophomore Lauren Blitzer also turned in a 32.5 time for a total time of 2:07. The 4 x 400 relay featured Yadegar leading off with a 69.0. Byrnes was next running 70.2 Eighth grader Marissa Roberts was clocked at 70.9 and junior Ilene Jarolem ran 74.3 for a season's best time of 4:44.3. The last relay was the 4x800 relay. The quartet had juniors Mari Chen, Michelle Friedman and Kathy Aghalaprpour running respective times of 3:04, 3:02 and 3:09. Sophomore Meredith Schloss ran 3:05 for a team time of 12:22. Byrnes, Yadegar and Friedman all competed in the invitational 55 M hurdles on Saturday morning. Byrnes was clocked at 9.8, followed by Hadegar running 10.0 and Friedman ran 11.2.
Kings Point Weekly Update
The US Merchant Marine Academy men's basketball team improved to 10-6 overall with a 90-78 win over Mt. St. Mary College on Saturday, Jan. 22. With the win, the Blue and Gray maintained their first-place standing in the Skyline Conference with their 7-1 record. The Mariners shot 50.0 percent from the field, a season high, and opened up a 22-6 lead with just over seven minutes gone in the first half. The Blue Knights had a late run in first stanza and entered the break trailing 37-27. At the start of the second half, Mt. St. Mary closed the gap to four points but the Blue and Gray got the lead back up to 11 by going on a 17-11 run over a span of seven minutes. The Mariners' points came with a three-pointer by sophomore guard Nick Casazza (Phoenix, AZ), two layups and two free throws by senior center Mike Hyland (White Plains, NY), two free throws and a layup by sophomore point guard Nate Barton (Hummelstown, PA), and a layup by senior guard Johnny Garrett (Missouri City, TX). Kings Point never looked back and won by a solid 90-78 final.
Be Careful With Your Little Passengers
Off The Record