Suozzi Outlines Five Point Fiscal Program for Nassau
On June 27, at an early morning breakfast meeting of the Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce, Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi forcefully spoke of Nassau's fiscal dilemma, soundly condemned the recent past leadership of the county and promised conditionally to limit county taxes through 2005. Speaking without notes, Suozzi confidently outlined in detail his five-point fiscal recovery program for the county.
Legislature Votes to Rename Park in Honor of Late Legislator
Honoring the legacy of his late mother Barbara Johnson, Legislator Craig Johnson joined with his Democratic colleagues at a June 24 meeting of the Nassau County Legislature in voting to change the name of Baxter Pond in the Village of Baxter Estates to the Barbara Johnson Park and Preserve at Baxter Pond. The resolution was unanimously approved by the legislature.
On The Bay
Larchmont Yacht Club hosted the Sonar Long Island Sound Championships on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. Five races were sailed over the two days. Six Sonar teams from our area competed for the Championship, which was won by skippers Jeff Shane and Rick Jordan. Results for local teams competing in this year's Sonar Championship, skippers (crew): 1. #652, Sounder, Jeff Shane/Rick Jordan (Miller, Cornachio), 4. #421, Weekend Warrior, Bill Simon (Simon, Fishman, Albrecht), 5. #396, Delight, Bob Kirtland (Thompson, Field, Jackle, Wiedersum), 6. #451, Ping, Sue Miller/John Browning (Baas, Browning), 7. #375, Housemartin, Beth Danilek/Greg Danilek (B. Moore, J. Lyman), and 8. #487, (boat name unavailable), Jonathan Siener (Siener, Toombs, Lopez).
Yankees Win PYA Baseball Playoffs
The Yankees completed an improbable run to win the major league baseball playoffs held at Lion's Field. After beginning the season at 0-6, the Yankees displayed a strong combination of timely hitting, quality pitching and strong defense. Led by Rich Imperatore and Steve Kaufman, the fifth seeded team peaked by defeating the fourth ranked Athletics 7-3 in the opening round. Larry Baglio and George Raccanelli made key defensive plays late in the game to help preserve the victory. Andrew Weil pitched very well, Mark Rosen and John Frocarro were steady throughout the game. Jeff Frocaro hit a towering home run but it was not enough to offset the two-homer five RBI game of Kaufman.
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