Ninth Budget Draft Is $68,173,847, a 4.7 Percent Increase
The April 7 board of education meeting was the final one for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lawrence E. Bozzomo. Tom Maimone, board president, quipped that they had found enough funds, even under austerity, to present him with a plaque expressing appreciation for his years of service to the community since his arrival in July of 1999. Dr. Bozzomo thanked the community, district employees and especially Maureen Margolies, his assistant, claiming it was her common sense that kept his office running smoothly. He then thanked the board who hired him, mentioned the wonderful children of Manhasset and thanked the assembled community for the opportunity to address them. Board member Deborah Klein prepared a tribute to Dr. Bozzomo which she read to the group saying, in part, that he had exhibited such dedication and had had so many accomplishments and that "these cannot be measured." The new interim superintendent, William A. Shine, who recently retired from the Great Neck School District where he was superintendent for 22 years, will begin on Monday, April 11.
Manhasset Appoints Interim Superintendent
Beginning April 11, Dr. William A. Shine will serve as interim superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools. Dr. Shine, the former superintendent of the Great Neck School District, was appointed to this position by the board of education during a recent public meeting. He will serve in this role until the board formally hires the district's full-time superintendent. The board is currently meeting with candidates for the vacant superintendent position and hopes to have the next educational leader of Manhasset in district by July 1.
Sixth Grade Lacrosse Tops Half Hollow Hills 9-5
The sixth grade lacrosse team coached by John Gagliardi and Blake Miller moved its record to 2-0 with an impressive 9-5 victory over Half Hollow Hills. Under a bright blue sky, Manhasset jumped to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back, leading 5-1 at half and 7-3 after three quarters.
On the Bay
Spring has finally arrived. Depending on your interests and activities, spring will reveal its wonders in many different ways. For the nature lover and gardener, you may notice the buds on the trees and the arrival of crocuses. For a child, the chance to run outside without a heavy jacket is a treat. For a commuter into the city, it may mean less hassle getting to the train station. For a sailor, spring is a start of a new sailing season, and a time to get over to the sailors "community center," the boatyard, and get some work done preparing your boat.
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