Passionate Meeting on Library Expansion
For the first time since the main library renovation/expansion was conceived, some 10 years ago, the general public turned out in large numbers, slightly shy of 500 people, and participated in a marathon public meeting that began at 7 p.m. and ran until 11:30 p.m. to speak out on the issue. If last Monday night's meeting and the level of applause is a reliable indication of the community pulse, it appears that there may be a very close, too-close-to-call split in opinion regarding the library's board proposal for restructuring the main branch with a bond of $19.4 million. We also acknowledge that one's perception of the reaction was influenced by where one was sitting.
Understanding Some of the Numbers in Library Debate
The cost of the proposed library project in Great Neck has been compared to other libraries on Long Island that are undergoing construction projects. These numbers were first reported in this newspaper in July of 2004 as statements from Frank Marino, the library's project manager, to indicate that this project's costs were well below other library's costs on a square foot basis. These numbers were also referred to at the town meeting on March 14. For those in favor of the project, the numbers were interpreted as reflecting the plan's judicious use of money. For those in opposition, the numbers were interpreted as proof that costs may be underestimated.
GN Police Benevolent Association Supports Special Olympics
In addition, PBA members from Kensington, Kings Point, and Lake Success Police Departments also joined forces to support Special Olympics, and the donations were earmarked to this past March 5 polar plunge event held at Bar Beach located in Port Washington.
Great Neck Soccer Club Annual Tryouts
The Great Neck Soccer Club will hold tryouts for the next year's travel teams on Sunday, April 10. Tryouts will begin at 2 p.m. sharp. Players must arrive prior to that time to register for the tryout. The tryouts will be held at the Village of Lake Success fields on Horace Harding Expressway between Links and Vanderbilt Drives.
Traffic Safety - Road Citizenship