Remembering a Good Friend, Andy Imperatore
Great Neck lost a good friend last Tuesday morning, April 3, when long-time resident and prominent local official Andrew Imperatore died, following a long illness. A former mayor of the Village of Great Neck, Mr. Imperatore had just recently retired from over 21 years of service as a commissioner of the Great Neck Park District. And these were just two of the public service positions he held over the years.
School Board Sets Student Publication Policy
The Great Neck Public Schools board of education has set a policy on district sponsored student publications. Following a controversial ''satirical'' piece in an issue of The Southerner (South High's newspaper) last year, the board of education's policy committee spent considerable time and effort, including seeking outside input, to develop an appropriate policy. The policy was approved at the board's April 2 meeting.
The Great Neck Titans
The Great Neck Titans, a 5th grade travel team competing in the Long Island Super League had another successful year going 9-3 for the season. The team lost in the finals of the division 2 championship. The team is excited about going for the gold next year!
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point Weekly Sports Round-up
The Blue and Gray baseball team managed to squeeze in three games this week despite the rainy and cold weather conditions. All three contests pitted the Mariners against the Lehman College Lightning. The first game was at home on April 3. The Mariners' nine went over the .500 mark in the Knickerbocker Conference (3-2) with a 12-1 win over the visiting Lightning. Freshman hurler Ben Earnest (Englewood, CO) earned the win and now has a 2-1 record in 2001. Earnest threw five innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits. He walked two batters and struck out six. Sophomore Jon Burnett (Helena, MT) went 3-3 at the plate with a double and scored two runs. Senior catcher Ken Graff (Dix Hills, NY) had a day at the plate as he went 3-4 with an RBI and three runs. Sophomore shortstop Brian Kelly (Palm City, FL) was 2-4 with three RBI and a run.
Great Neck Water Is Safe