Written by Karen Gellender, Kgellender@antonnews.com Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School is getting a brand new field, complete with lighting, a scoreboard and a sound system, and the district doesn’t even have to pay for it. The Town of Oyster Bay recently voted to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the district to build the field, at an estimated cost of $2 million, in a unanimous vote.
This is good news for district sports teams, but the field isn’t only intended for student use; it will be available for all town residents on Sundays, and evenings Monday through Saturday; during the summer, while school teams are on hiatus, the field will be open extra hours for community use. According to town officials, the field is meant to improve the quality of life for all residents in the area. According to town estimates, construction of the field should be complete in time for the opening of the fall 2013 football season.