Barbara Johnson Dies at 56
Barbara Johnson, 56, charter member of the Nassau County Legislature for the 11th District, died on March 9, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Trash for Cash Plan Dashed
The Town of North Hempstead will not be entering into a deal with New York City whereby it would use the Port Washington Transfer Station for the refuse that it can no longer dispose of. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. With the closing of the Staten Island landfill, New York City is looking for transfer stations at which its garbage can be transferred to flatbed trucks for transportation out of town to Pennsylvania or Ohio landfills. At the same time, the Town of North Hempstead has a transfer station in Port Washington which is not used to capacity. Solid Waste Management officials figured the town facility could take 250 tons of garbage a day which would net $1 million a year. At the same time, North Hempstead, having closed and capped the L-4 landfill, is under mandate from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to begin the closing of the L-5 landfill. The town has been receiving $2 million a year in reimbursement for that work but that will end and the town will be looking for ways to offset this loss. It must have seemed like a natural tradeoff.
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Gaels Are Nassau/Suffolk CHSAA Champs
It was only the second time in league history that a team won the championship three years in a row! On Tuesday, March 7, the St. Mary's High School Boys' Basketball team defeated Holy Trinity, 61-46 before an audience of 3,200 at Hofstra Arena. Junior shooting guard Matt Preston was named MVP after getting 16 points and 12 rebounds. Joel Suarez, despite a painful foot infection, managed to get eight points, five assists, five rebounds and five steals, to help St. Mary's win the game.