Six Village Elections March 20
(Editor's Note: As with all village elections, immediately following the last date to file a petition to run for office, the Great Neck Record contacts each village's clerk/treasurer, asking for the names of the candidates. And, as well, we ask that the village contact each candidate, asking for a biography, a photograph, and a statement as to why the candidate is running for office. Some villages, and some candidates, do comply. In the weeks to come, we will publish all such election materials.)
No Answers, Just Questions...
Stating that the Water Pollution Control District, a special district that treats waste water, is "captive to their engineering firm" Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman recommends, based on a multiyear audit of the district, that the Town of North Hempstead, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the county sit down together to develop another model for administrating the sewage service to the 15,000 residences and businesses served, a third of the Great Neck peninsula and extending up Community Drive to North Shore Hospital.
Emily Hughes in Stars On Ice
It's an exciting, fast-paced life for Great Neck's young ice skating champion Emily Hughes. The Great Neck Record caught up with Emily last week, thanks to some extra time in her schedule due to the snowstorm. Emily is hard at work, both at school and in her efforts to capture more skating titles and, hopefully, look toward the next winter Olympics.
Titan Takes NC High School Woman's Epee Fencing Title
The sport of fencing is fast and athletic, a far cry from the choreographed bouts you see on film or on the stage. Instead of swinging from a chandelier or leaping from balconies, you will see two fencers performing an intense dance on 6-foot by 44-foot strip. The movement is so fast the touches are scored electrically --- a lot more like Star Wars than Errol Flynn. Foil, epee and saber are the three weapons used in the sport of fencing.
Board of Education Student Recognition