Government Environment Agencies Report to Community on Stanton Cleaners Groundwater Contamination Cleanup
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York State and Nassau County Departments of Health (NYDH) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) staff updated information on the removal of PERC (a dry cleaning chemical) hazardous waste from the soil, groundwater and air at the Stanton Cleaners EPA Superfund Site, 110 Cutter Mill Road and specific properties adjacent to Stanton affected by the spread of contaminants released on the Stanton Site. The Stanton Cleaners Area Community Group, Inc. (SCAG) received an EPA Technical Assistance Grant to help the community understand the site-related technical information. The meeting was held at the North Shore Sephardic Synagogue at 130 Cutter Mill Road on Oct. 22.
School Board Ponders Lunchtime Driving Moratorium
Following the horrific Sept. 20 student auto accident on the South campus, Superintendent of Schools William Shine imposed a moratorium on student driving during school hours. Since that day, discussion among school administrators, students and parents has brought this controversial issue to the forefront in the community. The board of education deftly tackled the issue at the Oct. 21 public action meeting, where North and South high school students eloquently pleaded their case and offered well thought out compromises. At the end of the long evening the board decided to continue the moratorium for the time being, while they gather more input from the school community.
GN Soccer Club Travel Team Tryouts
The Great Neck Soccer Club, a member of the Long Island Junior Soccer League, member Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, will hold travel soccer tryouts for the next year's travel teams on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24, rain, snow or shine, at the Great Neck North Middle School soccer field on Arrandale Avenue.
Great Neck Swimmer Represents U.S. in Cayman Islands
Great Neck's Dan DeMarco was selected to represent the United States in a recent swim meet, the Cayman Island 5K Open Water Race 2002, scheduled for Oct. 26, in the Cayman Islands. Mr. DeMarco was one of eight U.S. athletes chosen to represent their country.
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