Plume Plumbed: No Immediate Public Health Risk
Ray Cowen, director of Region I, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) stated, ''I made a promise to this community that we would make sure that you become familiar with the magnitude of the problem. There are three basic things everyone should understand from the investigation. One, no one is currently endangered by the contamination because there is no pathway for exposure. (The contamination begins at the top of the water table that is 100 to 130 feet underground.) Two, the plume has moved off-site and is under private and public property. So, it will take cooperation and yes, trust, from the community to extract the water and clean it. Three, some may wonder why we're bothering to clean it up if there is no risk to public health, but in fifteen years the plume, if untreated, will move further north and would contaminate well fields operated by Manhasset -Lakeville and Great Neck North water authorities.''
Hofstra Presents The Vagina Monologues: V-Day Benefit for Victims of Domestic Violence
As many as four million women are physically abused in this country every year, according to estimates by the U.S. surgeon general's office.
Girls Basketball at South: Working Together to Achieve Goals
After having a disappointing season last year, ending with a 1-11 record, the girls varsity basketball team at South has put in a great effort to improve the quality of effort on the team. Under varsity coach Tom Umstatter, the team has vastly improved their game, and has even thought of making the playoffs, something that hasn't been achieved for the past 15 years, as a great possibility.
Kings Point Weekly Wrap-up
The Mariners continued their mastery of the Conference this past week with two more wins to stay unbeaten in the Skyline. In the friendly confines of Liebertz Gymnasium, Kings Point posted wins over Manhattanville on Jan. 24 and Mt. St. Mary on Jan. 27. Overall, the team stands at 12-5 while within the Skyline the Mariners are an impressive 11-0. The Blue and Gray extended their win streak to 10 games with the victory against Mt. St. Mary, the longest winning run in Head Coach Bill Lange's career.
In My Opinion
The State of the Parks, January, 2001