Charles Wang, co-owner of the New York Islanders, believes that Paris has its tower; London has its bridge and China has a Great Wall. Now, Wang said, it's time for Long Island to have its own iconographic landmark and he has proposed that it be a lighthouse.
The Wheatley School's Varsity Girls Indoor Track team has been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence. The Scholar/Athlete Recognition Award Program, which was initiated by NYSPHSAA 14 years ago, recognizes athletic teams from across New York State for the exemplary academic performance of its team members. Based upon a composite of the grade point averages among team members, team champions are selected for each varsity sport from those high schools entering the competition.