Dave McDonough Wins Special Election in 19th AD
Republican Dave McDonough won the special election in the 19th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Levittown, North Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, South Freeport, Baldwin Harbor and Island Park, by a margin of just over 250 votes over his opponent, Democrat Steve November. The numbers as of Tuesday night showed that McDonough received 5,440 votes and November had 5,186.
Levittown Teachers Rally for New Contracts
A large sign standing at the intersection of Reed and Abbey Lanes said it all: "No contract. Join the teachers Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m."
Generals Basketball Place First in Conference B II
After sweeping two more league games this week against Valley Stream South 64-51 and Great Neck North 73-40, the Generals are currently in first place in Conference B II. On Friday, the Generals went on an 8-0 run early in the second quarter against Valley Stream South to pull away 36-23. Senior Dan Sullivan's 3 sparked the run and was finished by Senior Jeff King's consecutive field goals as MacArthur never looked back. Senior Kevin Lyons had a season high 14 points. Junior Joe Wilkinson had a game high 9 assists. Dan Sullivan finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Jeff King had 12 points and 14 rebounds. On Tuesday, the Generals hosted Great Neck North and came out of the blocks on fire as they outscored Great Neck North 17-5 in the first quarter. Sullivan had his first triple double of the season with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Twice this year, Sullivan came close to a triple double but fell short by one assist. Junior Mike Shaw came off the bench to fill up the nets with 12 points and King had 11 points. The Generals unselfishness in the Great Neck North game resulted in every player scoring at least one basket. The Generals next three games will determine the league champ. On Feb. 8 the Generals hosted Floral Park and on Feb. 11, Senior Night at MacArthur, the Generals had a first place showdown against #2 seed Bethpage.
Wisdom Lane Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day
On the evening of Feb. 5, the Wisdom Lane Middle School celebrated the "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" by hosting a mother/daughter night. This is the sixth year that the school has participated in the celebration, which was started by the Women's Sport Foundation in 1986. Each year this event at Wisdom Lane has grown in popularity. On Tuesday night, over 160 mothers and daughters participated in an evening of fun activities and cooperative games. Thirty-five members of the faculty and staff volunteered to help and be part of the evening and the PTA set up the refreshments, bringing the total number of participants to over 200.