Cohan Property Comes Closer to Development
The former George M. Cohan estate in Kings Point came another step closer to development last week, when the village's zoning board of appeals granted the developer many of the requested variances. In spite of strenuous objections from the Great Neck Park District and many members of the public, Kings Point Heights developer got virtually all they asked for, with no refusals, only some adjournments.
Pesticide Notification Bill Snatched from Extermination
In a stunning fourth quarter save, the Neighborhood Notification bill was wrestled from what appeared to be the edge of a legislative abyss in the waning hours of the 2000 session. For seven years, environmentalists joined by breast cancer activists, have lobbied the state legislature to pass a law requiring professional pesticide applicators to notify their clients' adjoining neighbors prior to using high-pressure sprayers to apply pest treatments. In addition, schools and daycare centers would have a responsibility to notify parents about pesticide usage.
UCF First Annual Pro-Am Tennis Tournament
Come play! Come watch the matches! It is finally here --- the UCF First Annual Pro-Am Tennis Tournament --- this Sunday, June 25. Play tennis with a pro at UCF's new tennis event this Sunday, as part of the annual Long Island Gold Coast Tennis Tournament. UCF will present a Men's Pro-Am Tennis Tournament at the Parkwood Tennis Complex, affording local players (with a minimum rating of 4.0) the opportunity to play alongside the areas top pros, as they benefit the Great Neck United Community Fund.
Kings Point Hires New Coach
Susan Petersen Lubow, director of athletics at the US Merchant Marine Academy, and Bill Lange, head men's basketball coach, announced the hiring of Joseph Conefry as assistant men's basketball coach.
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Pesticide Spraying: In the Meantime