Groups Protest Groundbreaking at Old Westbury
Community members rallied together last week to protest a groundbreaking ceremony on the campus of the State College of Old Westbury. "Clean water, not dirty politics!" was chanted, mostly by members of local environmental and civic groups who stood in the cold wind and rain about 50 yards away from the ceremony which marked the beginning of the construction to build new dormitories on the campus. The project includes building five residence halls to accommodate about 850 students and the possibility for future building.
Local Child Care Partnership Asks for Help
The Child Care Partnership held this forum to present research to quantify the child care needs and relate stories about the difficulties in finding or creating quality child care opportunities. Those in attendance included the Syosset Council of PTA's, representatives from John Venditto, Tony Macagnone, Bonnie Eisler and Carl Marcellino's offices, members of the Jericho school district, various churches and synagogues, the Jericho Council of PTA's, Judy Jacobs, civic leader Joe Lorintz and many child care parents and providers.
Jericho 3rd/4th Grade Lacrosse
With its opening weekend, the Jericho 3rd/4th grade lacrosse squad played two outstanding games against Plainedge and Bethpage. In its first game of the season against Plainedge, a team with a tournament under its belt and a squad twice the size, Jericho replaced its lack of experience with enthusiasm and unwavering drive. After Plainedge took a quick three-point lead in the first period, Jericho regained its composure and fought back, bringing the score to 3-2 by the fourth period. Plainedge scored one more goal in the fourth to bring the final score to 4-2, in Plainedge's favor.
Jericho 5th & 6th Grade Boys Baseball
The Morrisons Pastry Angels evened their record at 2-2 by defeating the Sheft Kahn Giants in a terrifically played game on Friday evening, April 14, by the score of 3-1. The Angels had outstanding pitching performances from Alex Siegel who won his second game of the year, and David "Mariano" Fusco, who recorded a well deserved save. C.J. Tolkin pitched a complete game for the Giants and limited the Angels to only three runs on seven hits.
The Seven Year Itch