With Daylight Savings time upon us once again, we have experienced the early onset of darkness these past few weeks – a sure sign that winter is on our doorstep. While many may enjoy this aspect of the season – cozy log fires, hot chocolate and early nights – this annual event can have an extremely significant impact on others, particularly the senior residents of our communities.
I submit this in response to the letter Steve Gonzalaz wrote several weeks ago in regards to Coach Pete Kopecky. I am currently the defensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Jericho High School. I have just completed my 20th year as a paid high school football coach. I began my coaching career at Glen Cove High School in 1990. I was a rookie coach without a clue until 1992. It was then that Pete Kopecky began his tenure as the head varsity football coach at Glen Cove. Mr. Kopecky brought an instant element of accountability, responsibility and honor back to Glen Cove football. Coach Kopecky not only taught our boys how to play football but he taught me how to coach. He probably will not agree with me because he is a humble man, but he showed me by his professional and dedicated example how to run a program we all can be proud of.
I am pleased to report that our school year got off to a wonderful start. Our administrators, trustees, faculty and staff remain resolute in our commitment to providing our students with an education that supports them in becoming passionately engaged in a process of growth and improvement. We continue to celebrate the achievements of our students and remain determined in our commitment to supporting each and every child enrolled in the North Shore Schools as they strive towards excellence:
Congrats to Eppy for his induction and to Joe Scotchie for the informative article, Epstein Inducted Into Music Hall of Fame.
The letter to the editor from Steve Gonzalez last week regarding Coach Kopecky is an insult to the entire Glen Cove community.
Rival coaches respect Coach Kopecky because they know that his teams are well prepared and inspired to give their ultimate effort. Perhaps if Steve Gonzalez was a coach standing on the opposite sideline from Coach K, he might get a true reality check.
I read with rage the letter asking Pete Kopecky to give up coaching. I then realized that this had to be some sort of a joke… or not.
Coach Kopecky is one of the finest men employed by the school district. He, along with his staff, develop the whole person.
Mr. Gonzalez: winning is not everything. Sportsmanship, confidence and commitment are also very important.
After reading in Sunday Newsday about Glen Cove’s devastating loss to Lawrence in the Conference III quarterfinals, I did some soul searching and decided to express my opinions about the coaching of varsity football coach Pete Kopecky.
Coach Kopecky has had a long high school football-coaching career at Glen Cove, but I think this is the time for him to gracefully step down and give a new face a chance to turn the varsity football program around. This year’s team and others before it possess much untapped talent. Yet, when the chips are down, Glen Cove can’t seem to garner better records and better playoff seeds.
I am writing to express an idea to change the existing structure of the mayor and city council.
The city should be divided into sections (six to eight) and each city council member should be elected to represent his section of the city. The elections for council members should be staggered years so they are running on their own credentials and will be responsible to the people that are electing them, not to the mayor.
I am shocked and saddened to learn of the vandalism that occurred at the Sea Cliff Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch. When my children were younger, my husband and I would meticulously plan when and where (East or upstate?) to go pumpkin picking. This was a memory that we treasured!
I was stunned on seeing a recent letter to the editor. As I read I had a feeling of deep despair creep over me for in that letter were the details of a plot by a group, Four Years 4 Glen Cove, to hijack the city government by eliminating the wasteful two-year terms to have officials serve for four, yes four years. And the letter went on to imply that this attempt to derail the political patronage system was massively funded by a few persons.
Well, you can imagine my dismay. I was so caught up by this revelation that I followed the published link to the damning evidence, preserved on the New York State web site http://www. elections.state.ny.us/DisclosureReports.html, to see for myself this reportedly egregious plot.
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