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Skelos Complex work nears completion in Rockville Centre
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Work at the Skelos Complex has continued all winter. Weather permitting, the new field is set to open next month.

The district’s athletic director, Carol Roseto, said she did not know Molloy’s softball schedule, but the high school softball schedule runs from the first week of March to the first week of May. “It really would have to be like what we do with [the North and South fields],” she said. “If Molloy is away, there’s a possibility we could jump in [that] slot. We could possibly work around their schedules. Any construction and improvement to the fields is a wonderful thing, and I think it would be an outstanding opportunity for our girls to play [on] a college softball field.”

Roseto said that, most days, the high school softball team would play and practice at the field at the school.

The agreement is a reflection of the communication and cooperation between the college administration and the village, Murray said. “They’re looking to be a good partner for our softball program,” he said of Molloy. “Their softball program wants to invite our girls down and practice with our girls, do a clinic.”

The village and Molloy had discussed renovating a number of fields, including those at Centennial Park, but the focus was narrowed to the Skelos Complex when testing showed that the soil at the other fields would not support artificial turf. At his State of the Village speech earlier this month, Murray said that other fields would still have work done, paid for by grants and gifts.

The village’s Hickey Field will have a new infield, part of its outfield will be replaced and the entrance and backstop will be improved. According to Murray, the bids for this project are currently out, and it is expected to be completed by June.

The mayor said he also expects Lister Park to be renovated, as well as the basketball courts at Centennial Park.


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