New School Year Began September 6
The Great Neck Public Schools welcomed back their students on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Superintendent of Schools Ronald Friedman made the rounds the first days and reports an "exciting time" in each of the district's schools. And at the board of education's Sept, 18 meeting, Dr. Friedman further reported that as he and his assistant superintendents visited each building, "it seemed more like mid-November" than the first days of a new school year.
As the Page Turns
The Sept. 19 board meeting of the Great Neck Library was a highly charged, chaotic meeting, the first held since director Arlene Nevens announced her retirement on July 8. Board member Martin Sokol whose original motion proffered at the last full board meeting on June 27 and amended to expand the duties of the board on hiring matters said, "I was wrong...I would like to rescind my motion." This action touched off a flurry of comments from a restive audience, many references to Robert's Rules of Order, a brief recess of the board and a ruling from president David Kahn to table the discussion. Mr. Sokol sought to overrule the president's decision, which would have required a super majority of the seven-member board, and was voted down.
Long Island Blood Service's Rob's Run
Rob's Run will once again be sponsored by Long Island Blood Services and will be conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the direction of Race Director James Murray. Rob's Run includes both an individual and a team competition, and has become Long Island's premier cross country event and a great way to enjoy the beauties of Stillwell Woods.
Great Neck Road Runners Game #2
On Sept. 17, the Great Neck Road Runners showed desire, guts, and determination in their second game of the season, as they took to the field, unfortunately losing by one goal in a 2-1 game. The first half of the game was played with tremendous willpower as both teams tried to overcome the heat. With no points on the board and only two minutes left in the first half, the opponent HBC scored, taking the lead. Approaching the second half of the game with full force, the Road Runners tied the game with a clutch penalty kick by Eric Weinstein, which was set up by a penalty on Edmond Sassoon. As the game continued, the defense and midfield controlled much of the play. Disappointed but no less confident and hopeful for the next game, the Road Runners lost on a free kick that sailed over the goal keeper, Daniel Belmont's outstretched arms.
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