I need to take a moment to thank the Syosset Baseball Association. On Saturday I covered four championship games. Around the middle of the third, I admit, I started to look at my watch a little. Then I remembered that the Saturday before I was covering a 3-year-old that drowned.
I'll take slightly drawn-out Little League games followed by faux champagne baths (using Sprite) any day. And now, a look back...
We literally kicked off on Monday with Mary Ellen Walsh's MEWsings column discussing the politics of being a soccer mom. Locals sounded off on the BP oil spill in a video feature, residents found out about their chance to be an Islanders Ice Girl, and Kevin Spillane told you why he wanted to unseat Julianne Beckerman as mayor of Muttontown. (He ended up falling short.)
On Tuesday we found out about seniors keeping spry at the Woodbury Jewish Center. Our newest contributor, Linda Manning-Koziatek, covered the successful football booster club fundraiser at Patsy's Pizzeria. Ursula Moore profiled yet another Syosset native who has gone on to great things in children's author Liz Rosenberg.
On Wednesday we learned about the impact Syosset High School had at the LI Pride Parade. And Syosset's youth lacrosse teams continued to make us proud.
On Thursday the saga of drunk driving suspect Joseph Carbone continued, with the jailed defendant saying he is indigent despite being arrested in an expensive Maserati. The judge wants Carbone to foot the bill for his defense. As always with this case, it is to be continued. On a much brighter note, the first annual Syosset Baseball Booster Club banquet continued to give momentum to the high school and middle school programs.
On Friday we learned about what Syosset native Robert Maschio is up to after nine years playing "The Todd" on Scrubs. On the business end we welcomed At Home Design Center to town and learned about a Syosset accountant who will lead a large industry group.
Whether you're a kid or an adult, there are summer reading programs for you in the Syosset area.
And a hearty congratulations to both St. Edward the Confessor Fr. Tom Fusco for his 25 years in his priesthood and all the Syosset Baseball Associations teams that tasted victory Saturday.