God's Little Acre
With most media attention revolving around the election, Congress quietly and quickly passed and the president signed, legislation that significantly shifts the balance of power when religious institutions come before local zoning boards to obtain building permits and variances. On the surface, the new law's stated objective is to protect religious liberty, which falls into hallowed territory keeping company with motherhood and sweet potato pie. But locally, leaders are asking behind closed doors and off the record, "Is this law really a necessary intervention to protect religious freedom or is it intrusive, creeping federalization into areas of local governance that will invite law suits if zoning boards uphold hard-won, publicly favored land restrictions?"
School Board Reviews Student Publication Policy
The Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education's newly-proposed policy on district sponsored student publications was reviewed for the first time at a public meeting at the board's Oct. 30 public action meeting. As this was only a first reading, it is anticipated that there will be at least two more public readings.
Great Neck's Ice Skating Star Shines Again
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Hughes, a tenth-grader at North High School, has been putting Great Neck on the ice-skating map since she was a pre-schooler. Her exploits have been recorded in the Record regularly. Her latest triumphs surpass even the heights she has been reaching in the past.
Weekly Sports Wrap-up
The Mariners dropped to 2-6 overall and 2-3 in the FFC on Midtown Campus Field as the Blue and Gray fell to the Colonials of Western Connecticut by a 47-22 final score. Western Conn. improved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in FFC action.
It's Time for Fair Play!
Off The Record