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MacArthur Generals Lacrosse Plays For Autism Awareness

Assisted by his brother Chris, Joe Gallagher’s handmade custom puzzle pieces decorated the MacArthur turf as the MacArthur Generals boys’ lacrosse team took on Mineola in recognition of the first annual Autism Awareness Night. Raffle baskets were filled with generous donations from local vendors, such as Toro Pazzo, M&T Dance Unlimited, Segesta Pizza, Ultimate Champions Taekwondo, NY Lizards, Phil’s Pizza, autographed Scott Rodger’s goalie gloves and various school booster clubs. 

 

Over $2,000 was raised with proceeds benefiting The Hagedorn Little Village School, in Seaford. The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children (HLVS) is a publicly funded, not-for-profit school, which provides educational and therapeutic services for children with developmental disabilities. 

 

The crowd was first treated to a JV win and the stands erupted in cheer after Jordan Hama scored his first goal of the season. “The energy and enthusiasm in the air just reinforces the close knit community we have here at MacArthur” said JV Coach Chris Leahy. 

 

The Varsity team then took to the field under a beautiful April moon and went on to impress the crowd with a 16-3 win with 10 different players scoring. Goalie James Glatter had five saves and Ryan Purcell had four saves.   


News

Residents are in a fervor over Nassau County’s recent decision to remove 176 oak trees along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Seaman’s Neck Road.

 

“It’s outrageous,” said local resident Lee Gardner. “It changed the entire landscape.”

 

Like most of her neighbors, Gardner said she was shocked, since the county did not notify residents. 

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period. 


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8  who scored under 40.  Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”


Calendar

Island Trees Board of Education - August 20

Theatre: The Normal Heart - August 22

KC and the Sunshine Band - August 23


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