“That’s been a real problem with our fields,” Superintendent of Schools Mark Nocero said. “The lack of drainage was effectively preventing us from growing grass.”
Now, school officials are doing something about it.
The Eastport South Manor School Board awarded a $2.3 million bid last week to a Syosset contractor to revitalize and improve drainage to the high school’s football, soccer, lacrosse and five baseball fields.
The football field’s grass surface will be replaced with artificial turf, which can resist flooding. The other fields will be dug up and replaced with new soil and grass in order to... more