Tenth Victory for Ackerman!
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman was returned to his seat in Congress, for his 10th term, with 68 percent of the vote. ''I'm honored and proud, and I intend to continue to do the best job I can for my constituents,'' said Rep. Ackerman, in a post-election interview with the Great Neck Record.
Town Gives Boost to Park District
The succession of ''yes'' tempered with one abstention from the Town of North Hempstead board was music to the ears of the supporters of the park district in their attempt to acquire the waterfront lot of the Cohan estate but hit a sour note with the attorneys separately representing the owners and the Village of Kings Point. Park Commissioners Ruth Tamarin and William Dobkin, emboldened by a large and vocal cross-section of park district residents, petitioned the town board for permission to obtain the land by condemnation or negotiation after their appeal to the Village of Kings Point was met with a ''yes, but ...'' response. The town board also passed a resolution granting the park district permission to collect up to $3.1 million from park district residents for all costs associated with the acquisition.
U.S.M.M.A. Men's 2000-01 Baskeball Review
"Quite simply, I want our team to play hard, play smart, and play together. If we can do this on an everyday basis, we will become the best team we can be." Second-year Head Coach Bill Lange wanted this of his team prior to the 1999-2000 season, and after a successful run last year, Coach Lange is reiterating this sentiment with expectations that it will carry over to the new campaign. The Mariners wrapped things up last March with their fifth consecutive winning season, recording a 17-11 ledger and advancing to post-season play for the fifth consecutive year. Kings Point, picked to finish fourth in the Skyline Conference in the preseason rankings, defied the poll makers and captured their third straight regular season title with a 13-4 mark. In the Conference Tournament, Kings Point fell in overtime to Mt. St. Mary, 79-76, in the finals. With the loss, the Blue and Gray's hopes of an NCAA appearance were dashed as the automatic bid was awarded to the Blue Knights. The Mariners moved into the ECAC Metro NY/NJ Championship Tournament and fell in the opening round on the road at Montclair State, 72-55.
Great Neck Park District Winter Sports
- Rink Holiday Schedule
- Family Skating and Free Breakfast Coming Up
- School Skate Days Are Almost Here
- Winter Seasonal Stroll at Kings Point Park
Off The Record: Retirees' Luncheon