Alert Chief Ray Hoey Dies at 43
Alert Fire Chief Raymond Hoey, who died at New York University Medical Center on May 10 following a long illness, was the first chief of department of the 104-year-old Great Neck Alert Engine, Hook & Ladder and Hose Company, No. 1 to die in office. Chief Hoey, 43, was a lifelong Great Neck resident and a 23-year member of the Alerts, serving as lieutenant, captain and assistant chief before being elected chief in 2002.
Positive School District Financial Review
In the wake of the unraveling financial scandals at the Roslyn School District, the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education called for an independent review of the school district's financial and internal controls. The review, conducted by an outside firm, has, to date, reported that there does not appear to be any problems in Great Neck, according to Board of Education President Lawrence Gross. At the board's May 9 public action meeting, Mr. Gross announced that he anticipated presenting the completed report at the May 23 board of education meeting and he read the following statement:
Stepping Stone Sailing Club at the National Weather Service
Recently, members of the Stepping Stone Sailing Club visited the offices of the National Weather Service in Upton, New York. They were treated to an excellent slide show by Gary Conte, director of the program, and then had an opportunity to spend some time in the computer room, where data from satellites and other sources are carefully analyzed and charted. On the basis of the information gathered at this site, the National Weather Service will issue forecasts and special warnings for our local area, including New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley of New York, Northeastern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut and the surrounding coastal waters. Following the visit to the National Weather Service, members of the club enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Printers Devil restaurant in Port Jefferson. This winter event was one of the many special activities for members of the Stepping Stone Sailing Club.
David Lerner Associates LI Police Appreciation Run
Local recreational athletes of all ages and levels of ability from Great Neck and nearby communities are invited to join with David Lerner Associates ("The Asset Builders") and the Greater Long Island Running Club for the 14th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, to be held on Thursday evening, June 9, at Eisenhower Park.
A Friend of the Firefighters
From the Great Neck Park District: